As in every organization, we tend to shorten, abbreviate, or use acronyms for words or groups of words. GWRRA is no different.  Often, people who have been around for a while will know, but new and prospective members may not know them.  We will attempt to explain them.  If we are not clear or missed some, please send them to editor@gwrra-wi.org.

GWRRA Terms

ACD - Assistant Chapter Director  -  The member who assist and is in training for the Chapter Director position

ADD - Assistant District Director  -  The member who assist and is in training for the District Director position

ARC - Advanced Rider Course  -  A training course designed to refresh and learn new motorcycling skills

ARD – Assistant Region Director  -  The member who assist and is in training for the Region Director position

ARL – Area Report List  -  A list of members by region, district and city

ATGATT – All The Gear, All The Time  -  A term to remind us of a safe rider is one who wears his equipment

BRC - Basic Rider Course  -  A training course designed to get basic motorcycle skills, which may lead to a license

CD - Chapter Director - The member who organizes the local rides and social events

CHOY - Chapter Of the Year - Recognition for a chapter that has made a difference

COY - Couple Of the Year - Recognition for a couple that has made a difference

DD - District Director - The member who organizes the chapters, district (state) events and staff

ERC - Experienced Riders Course - A training course designed to refresh and learn new motorcycling skills

GWRRA - GoldWing Restaurant Reviw Association - or - GoldWing Road Riders Association

IOY - Individual Of the Year - Recognition for an individual that has made a difference

JAM - Just A Member - usually referred by past staff members that are currently not holding a position on staff

LTD / LTP Leadership Training Division / Leadership Training Program

MAD - Motorist Awareness Division - The division that educates the public about motorcycles, motorcyclists, and safety

ME / MED - Membership Enhancement (Division) - The division that coordinates member functions and recognition

MEC / MEP - Membership Enhancement Coordinator / Membership Enhancement Program

MFA - Medic First Aid - The division that provides training for first aid and CPR

MSF - Motorcycle Safety Foundation - An independent organization to promote safety and programs for motorcycling

OCP - Officer Certification Program - A program to teach ALL members how to be an effective officer in GWRRA

Ops - Operational meeting to discuss and plan upcoming events and training

PLP - Parking Lot Practice - A course designed to practice motorcycling skills without traffic in a controlled environment

PRC - Public Relations Coordinator - A member who provides information to non-motorcyclists and the media

R & R - Recruiting and Retention (not Rest & Relaxation in this case) - A program to get keep and get new members

RD - Region Director - The member who organizes the districts in the region and their staff

RE / RED - Rider Education (Division) - The division that educates members and provides safety courses

RE / REP - Rider Educator/Rider Education Program - A program of courses, education, and awareness for safe riding

SIG - Special Interest Group - Groups of members with a common interest (ie. Camping/RV, Ham Radio, etc)

TC - Trailering Course - A motorcycling skills training course for towing a trailer behind a two-wheeler

TRC - Trike Rider Course - A motorcycling skills training course for our three-wheeled members

TTRC - Trike Trailering Course - A motorcycling skills training course for towing a trailer behind a trike

UDTP - University Development Training Program - A training program developed by GWRRA for it's members

 

Technology Terms

DOC / DOCX File Extension - A file format used with Microsoft Word (older / newer versions)

PDF File Extension - Personal Document Format - A common format that can be read by nearly all devices

XLS / XLSX File Extension - A file format used with Microsoft Excel (older / newer versions)

 

Wisconsin Terms - Not really GWRRA terms, but if you are visiting, you may question us

BRAT - That tasty Wisconsin sausage grilled to perfection

BUBBLER - When you are thirsty for something other than a pop or beer, ask for the bubbler (drinking or water fountain)

Shorts Weather - Or swimming weather, is generally any temperature above 0 degrees, unless you are young, then it is year 'round

Soda / Pop - In some states all pop is called a "coke", but depending on where in the state you are, it may be called either soda or pop

State Bird - If you are here in summer, you will meet them... they are plentiful... the Mosquito !!

Stop ‘N Go Lights - Rather than the easy term of "Traffic Lights", we complicate it!