The Three Kings

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

Three Kings came riding from far away,

Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar;

Three Wise Men out of the East were they,

And they travelled by night and they slept by day,

For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.

 

The star was so beautiful, large and clear,

That all the other stars of the sky

Became a white mist in the atmosphere,

And by this they knew that the coming was near

Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy.

 

Merry Christmas everyone!  The District Team wishes you and your families a very Merry Christmas!  Chapters and Members are getting ready to go out and volunteer bell ringing, collecting gifts preparing to go caroling or one of many ways of giving back to our communities. Doing these things brings us all great joy.  Go out and spread that cheer!

The excerpt above from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem mentions riding.  I know many of us have put away our bikes for the season while some continue to take advantage of the season (so far).  If you are still enjoying the few hours per day here in Wisconsin, be vigilant.  People are not as used to seeing us out there at this time of year.

Some of us are getting ready to migrate to climates more conducive to riding (I’m jealous) and will soon be departing our company if they have not already.  All I can say is keep us here in the tundra in mind while you are out riding.  Send pictures just help us make it through the coming winter.  Others will just exchange their motorcycles for something that can make it along the trails covered in snow.  If this is you, send pictures of your adventures also.  We’ll enjoy these also.  Anything showing people having fun!

Several Chapters will be getting together for Christmas parties and dinners.  Make sure to reach out to Members you may not have seen in a while.  The winter months might be an appropriate time to engage them and revitalize them for the upcoming riding season.  You never know when their situation might change, and they may welcome an invitation to gather with friends again.

Many Chapters have made plans for rides and activities for 2018.  Wingo is going to be in Cambia, WI on Jan. 13th at the Fire Department.  There will be a training module or seminar starting at 11:00 AM and Wingo will be 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  The cost is $5 to play and bring door prizes and non-perishable food items for extra game cards.

It might be fun to go to WI-S's 6th Annual Pool Tournament, February 17, 2018.  Registration is $12.00 per team, registration will begin at 9:30am, bracket placement will be at 9:45am with the first games shortly after. The tournament will be Double Elimination. We went last year and had a blast.  I can’t play pool, but it was a blast!  Keep checking the calendar on the website and the Events page for flyers on events.