CHAPTER K NEWS – November, 2018

Chapter Gathering Dates: November 13, 2018 – Olympic II in Wisconsin Rapids

Time:  Gathering is set for 5:30 PM

Contact: Don Walloch, 715-459-2449,

Chapter Website:

Chapter Facebook Page: GWRRA Wisconsin Chapter K

Nov. 13           Gathering-Olympic II Restaurant, 2520 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, 5:30 PM

*Contact Don Walloch at 715-459-2449 for additional information.


Dec. 11           Gathering-Olympic II Restaurant, 2520 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, 5:30 PM

Please check the Calendar on the Chapter website for additional information.


From The Director:

With riding season over for most of us, it is time to start thinking about what we liked about this past season and what we would like to do next riding season.  As most of you know we had two gatherings throughout the summer months, one in Waupaca and one in Wisconsin Rapids.  We did get to meet a couple of the members from Waupaca that never attended a gathering before, so that was very rewarding.

While some may gauge success by the number of new members that we draw from these gatherings, we don’t feel that way.  We felt this was a great way to get in touch with members that already belong to GWRRA and get them to possibly join us not only for our gatherings, but also get them involved with some of our rides.

While riding season is over, it doesn’t mean that we as Directors end our effort to try and promote our Chapter, District, and GWRRA.  When we go to the Honda dealers, even during the winter, we discuss motorcycles with them.  We also talk with other people that may be listening and want to join in on the conversation.  The Chapter Director doesn’t have the sole responsibility of recruiting new members.  The responsibility lies with every Chapter member if you want the membership to sustain or increase from the previous year.  If we all take a part in this simple activity GWRRA will be in good shape.

More so we need your ideas as to what rides you would like to do in 2019.  An active Chapter is a healthy Chapter.  Some of the rides that we will lead will be a ride to Rockton for chicken, Vetesnik’s for their Customer Appreciation Days and Chapter H’s fundraiser, and the LaCrosse Reunion Ride-In to name a few.  We are in the process of putting our Chapter K calendar together for next year.  We sure would appreciate your ideas and thank you for your willingness to take the lead on some of the rides and events.  It’s nice to have everyone participate in this process.

For those of you that haven’t already heard, Wisconsin Rapids will be hosting the Wisconsin District Rally in June, 2019.  We are very excited about this and hope that it is half as successful as the Region Rally that was held there in 2014.  We are in the preliminary planning stages and are going to need help at this rally.  What a great way to get to know other people from different Chapters within our District and also to meet other Goldwingers from other Districts!

Don Walloch – Chapter K Director

Al and Barb Shruck wrote up a nice article about the fall ride they led on the last weekend in September – We left Wautoma with 22 people on 12 bikes and one car.  The temperature was 43° but sunny.  With heated jackets and pants, layers of long johns, fleece jeans, ski and snowmobile pants and chaps, most of us could just as easily been dressed to go snowmobiling.  The heated seats and hand grips for some were awesome.  Our ride took us to Tigerton for a nice warm lunch stop at Cozy Café.  The friendly staff welcomed us and served up a great meal topped off with complimentary fresh baked donuts!  Heading North, the sun left us and the temperature rose all the way to 44°.  The color was very nice and with the sun peeking out now and then, it was quite bright on the trees.  A nice warm motel was ready for us in Hurley.  We thank our good friends for a safe ride and of course Mother Nature for the change of seasons.


If you have any questions or a ride that may interest you, please give me a call or send me an email.


Don Walloch
Chapter K Director
Phone: 715-459-2449
Facebook:  GWRRA Wisconsin Chapter K

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