Wow, what a great Rally. Even with a little rain on Friday we had a great turn out. The rain had stopped about 4:00 which was good so 91 people could enjoy a ride on the Ducks. On Friday evening we had a big hospitality room where we all relaxed while Marge and April asked trivia questions for prizes. On Saturday the weather was great. Some went on a nice guided ride in the morning (thank you Lonnie Borseth for leading it) then everyone enjoyed FREE lunch compliments of the Wisconsin District. After lunch some went out for another ride lead by Paul Hansen. I heard it was a beautiful ride. Some of us did the on-bike games which were both fun and challenging. There were lots of FREE T shirts given away during the rally. For those of you who did not make it to the rally, you missed a great time. Mark your calendar for next year, September 18-19, 2015. It will be in the Dells again.
As we move on to October, this is usually the planning month for next year. It is time to ask the question, “Where would you like to go next year?” What would you like to do? Then everyone expects the Director to come up with places to go, plan it out, and lead the rides. I would like to ask you, “How can you help just a little bit?” A lot of members have been in this organization for a long time, they have ridden just about everywhere. You know what was cool and what was not. Put some ideas out there. You can even use the Where Am I Now stops for day rides. Along with planning rides is your socials and where to have them. One thing that would help the Director would be to have members “host” a social. I am not talking about running the whole thing; just call a restaurant to set up the place and time. If someone “hosted” each month, that would be 12 phone calls the director wouldn’t have to make. It is just a little task but it does help in the long run. Remember the more you put into your chapter the more you get out of it. I have been visiting chapters lately and I can see more people participating. I see more excitement in the membership and we are growing. I see new members in each chapter - be sure to welcome them to your extended family.
Jerry & Marge Hempe
Wisconsin District Directors