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