From The Directors

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With Thanksgiving this month, I would like to give thanks to my wife Marge for putting up with my obsession to GWRRA and to riding my bike, to the District Staff for all their efforts this year with the three rallies and with putting up with me, and to all the friends we have made through GWRRA.  Thank you for being a part of a great organization.  It has really made our lives richer.  Happy Thanksgiving!

As the end of the year approaches and the bikes get put away, we turn our attention more to the operations part of chapter life.  Now is when we have our operations meetings, set up next year’s calendar, and hug the bike one more time (OK maybe I am the only one who does that).  We recently had the Region Ops meeting in Iowa and we have a new Region Team.  Bruce Beeman stepped up to the Deputy Director and Bruce Watkins stepped up to be the new Region Director.  We look forward to working with Bruce and his team to continue the good times with GWRRA.

Along with changes in the Region we will also have some changes.  There will be five chapters getting new directors this January.  I cannot release the names right now as the paperwork is not complete.  You will have to wait in suspense a little longer.

Has your chapter completed their calendar for 2015?  Did you come up with any great rides or places to see?  Remember you can always add events to the calendar.  This is your chapter, the more you input, the more you get out of it.  It also makes the director’s job easier.  It should not be the director that has to come up with rides, plan them, and lead them.  Step up, take a chance.  If everyone helped a little, the reward would be HUGE.

Looking ahead for the District we will have Wingo on January 10, 2015, at Ledgeview Lanes in Fond du Lac, 170 Prairie Road.  We will have more information on this in the coming months.

Jerry & Marge Hempe


Website/Editor Help Needed

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Hey All,

We are letting everyone know that at the end of the year Don and Cheri Walloch are stepping down as District Webmaster and Editor.   These 2 people have done a great job at revamping our District Website.  They have put a lot of time into making it easy to submit articles and to navigate the site.  We sincerely thank Don and Cheri for all their efforts in helping our district.  If you get a chance, thank them for their work.

With that being said, we are looking to fill their position as Webmaster/Editor.  I know there are members out there a lot more tech savvy than I am.  We are looking for someone who is familiar with Word, Excel, and Google Calendar, also Joomla would be a plus but not required.  You should have knowledge of how to manage a website, update and post newsletters, pictures and information to our website.  We are willing to have area editors to help out if need be, you do not have to tackle it all.

The website/editor shall be part of the District staff and should be available to attend at least two district staff meetings per year and attend both the spring and fall Operations Meetings.  They should also be willing to help plan for and work at the District Rally.

We want to keep the District Website interesting. To discuss the details, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at 920-979-5967.

Go ahead step forward, take a little challenge, you can help make a difference.


Jerry Hempe
Wisconsin District Director