CHANGES: The Wisconsin District will be making some changes for 2019. Hopefully you will find these changes to be exciting. First off we have “WINGO” which will be January 26th at the Mead Hotel in Wisconsin Rapids. This is being billed as Winter Wing Fest and is a combination of our annual WINGO game and Medic First Aid Course combined into the same weekend. On Saturday morning and afternoon there will be the MFA course. Then on Saturday evening WINGO will be played. The cost for the MFA course is twenty dollars. Please check with your chapter director to see if the courses are full or not. Your check should be mailed to Frank and Sharon Jackson. The cost for WINGO stays the same. Five dollars for 9 games which is 3 sheets. You can purchase extra sheets for one dollar and if you bring non-perishable food items you will receive one extra sheet of games. No need to bring door prizes this year to get extra game sheets as the District decided to make a change and give away CASH, how about that for an exciting change.
Something else to look forward to next year is a new game the District is promoting. It’s called “Wing Riding Wisconsin”. This game is meant to get members out riding. The basic rules are easy. The game runs April through October. The ride must consist of three or more vehicles that go on a fifty or more mile ride. The ride does not have to be pre planned or put on a calendar. Each chapter is responsible for writing an article and putting it in the chapter newsletter that is posted on the district website. Membership Enhancement will calculate the scores based on information in the newsletters. We have sent out the information to all chapter directors and they should have that information. They have all the rules and how to earn points and hopefully they are bringing that information to you at your chapter gatherings. We hope there is a lot of interest in this new game and it brings out renewed participation within the chapters. The prize for the chapter with the most points is half of that chapter’s charter fee paid. That’s FIFTY DOLLARS for your chapter.
Another change for next year is the District Rally. The rally will be held in June next year and the location has also changed. It will be at the Mead Hotel in Wisconsin Rapids. Incorporated with the rally will be the ARC/TRC courses. The TRC course will be on Friday and the ARC course will be on Saturday. The cost is forty dollars per bike and co-riders are encouraged to participate. These courses are on a first come first serve basis so get with your chapter directors they should have the flyers and registration forms.
For those of you that are participating in the Wisconsin Tour Sheet please remember to get your forms back to us by January 15th, 2019. Our address is on the bottom of the tour sheet. We would like to wish all of you and your families a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Joe and Pam Heidenreich
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Membership Enhancement Coordinator