CHAPTER K NEWS – December, 2017
Chapter Social Date: Christmas Party/Social, Saturday, December 2, 2017
Social Location: King’s Table, King, WI
Time: 4:00 PM
ACTIVITIES FOR DECEMBER:
Christmas Party – Saturday, Dec 2, 4PM, Kings Table, N2717 Co. QQ, Waupaca (King)
Contact: Jeanene Petersen, 715-258-8614
Social – Tuesday, Jan 2, 5:30PM, Budda’s
N6433 5th Ave, Plainfield, WI
From The Director:
They say all good things must come to an end. That is how I feel about my decision to step down as Chapter K Director on December 31, 2017. For Judeen and me, it all started at a supper club north of Neshkoro, WI in 1981. From that day to the present, we have served as officers in many capacities within the chapter and state. These experiences resulted in many friends in Wisconsin and beyond. Many of these people we are still in contact with, even though many aren't riding motorcycles anymore. FRIENDS FOR FUN, SAFETY AND KNOWLEDGE says it all for us!
Even though we are stepping down, it is our hope that someone will step up and take on the chapter directorship so Chapter K can continue and grow. There are several K members who have indicated an interest in getting together socially via our phone tree. Hope that happens! Jeanene Peterson is gathering a current list of addresses, phone numbers, and emails to help us keep in touch. If you didn’t provide your info at the November social, please do so, even if you think we should have it. A simple reply to the email that sent you this newsletter would work, or a phone call.
Hope to see all you K members at our Christmas Party on Dec. 2. Thanks to the Petersons for arranging it. We will gather about 4PM, and then eat by 5PM. We will share a family style meal, chicken and beef tips and the fixings, dessert, beverage, tax and tip all included, cash bar available. The chapter intends to help with the cost, so each person may owe $5 - $10, to be decided when we know how many attend. If you did not sign up at the November social, please call Jeanene at 715/258-8614 ASAP for a reservation. However, feel free to come last minute too, no reservation is required, just helpful. We will not do a gift auction, but will do a random exchange of wrapped gifts, with some fun thrown in. So bring a package if you want to participate.
We wish all K members and GWRRA members in Wisconsin a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Les and Judeen Shruck
GWRRA Chapter K Directors
Hello everyone! I hope that everyone was able to spend Thanksgiving in a wonderful, family way. I am thankful for all of the people that I know, that I have recently met and to any that might be leaving. Sometimes change is wonderful, sometimes painful, but change is inevitable. I will miss the people who I have come to know in the chapters, the district and in the region. I have had the pleasure of working for and with many good members. I would like to take this moment to say that I have enjoyed associating with all the members that I have met since joining GWRRA. I am ready to take on whatever new changes and responsibilities are to come after the end of December. I will continue to ride with all of the safety gear that I can, I will lead by my example. I will do my best to pass on to the chapters any information and help that I can. I want to visit all of the chapters.
I am going to put out an article every month on the District newsletter. I ask for your input, so please share topics of interest for all. I don't have all of the knowledge that all of you have gained in the many miles of riding that you put on over the years. I have 11 years and roughly 20,000 miles on my trike. I am looking optimistically at the changes coming. I know that the chapters are also going to change. Age is giving change to the look of the chapters and how they are evolving. May that all be looked at in a warm and positive manner. No matter what, safety is still necessary if we wish to continue riding. One mistake, one accident, can change everything.
Christmas is coming and I want to join with the rest of the District team, to wish you and your families and extended families a wonderful, blessed time at Christmas. Look back at the enjoyment with motorcycling to this point, to what the future might bring. Be safe driving in the cold, slippery and unexpected conditions that might arise. Help others as you are able. We are all one happy family that enjoys riding motorcycles of all configurations, and may we continue to ride and enjoy that and be safe, at the same time, so that we can continue to do what we love. I think of the friendship of all of the officers and members, keeping fun at the forefront of riding. That is what most of us joined for. And learning more about this Honda Company’s motorcycle and its operation, its continued progression of change and safety improvements, along with safety in riding and knowledge of operating a motorcycle amongst the automobiles and other transportation vehicles that we encounter. Most, if not all, have put their motorcycles away for winter. Don't forget to keep safety at the forefront as you go through the winter. Plan ahead, don't hurry into an unfortunate incident. I want to see you out and about when the weather is nice enough to ride again. Till then, stay warm!
REMEMBER RIDE SMART, RIDE SAFE
Chapter Educator: John Sweeney Jr
- Don Walloch
- Ed Kreckler
- Ken Purdy
- Doug & Mary Ann Timm