2018 is here. Things are changing this year to help stimulate Membership in GWRRA. The first thing the District Team would like to do is to thank ALL the Chapter Directors and Teams that work hard to support the Membership.
Thank you, Les and Judeen Schruck of WI-K, for supporting each Member. We all appreciate the things you have done to support GWRRA over the years.
Thank you, Mike and Jane Hultine of WI-N, for the support you’ve shown the Members of WI-N and the District. You’ve held many positions within GWRRA from the Chapter, District and Region levels.
Thank you, Marie and Turk Haring-Fletcher of WI-Q, for giving the Members of Chapter Q your guidance and support
Thank you, Doug and Deb Wessel of WI-X, for everything you’ve done to support your Chapter and each Member.
Next month we’ll introduce you all to the new folks that have stepped up to support our Members and Chapters!
We need your help! Announced as part of the restructuring of GWRRA is the newly created position of Ride Coordinator. We would like to have someone be identified early this month some we can let Anita know who that person is. I've included the job decription here.
District Ride Coordinator
An Officer of Rider Education
The District Ride Coordinator will plan District rides of all types throughout the year. Their
audience is not only the Chapters but all Members in the District. Through the use of social
media (Facebook, Meet Up, etc.) the Ride Coordinator will establish a calendar of available
rides, open to all and open to all bikes. They will work with the Chapter Ride Coordinators to
ensure their rides are included on the District calendar. If possible, archive all the rides to
create a GWRRA Member Electronic and/or print Ride book each year.
The District Ride Coordinator will be a t least a level 3 and a Road Captain.
The District Ride Coordinator will reach out to all the Members in the District to invite them on
rides and work toward inclusion of those who do not regularly participate with a Chapter or the
District to have them come out to the rides and possible the Education events.
The District Ride Coordinator will work together with the District Educator for the benefit of the
Rider Education program each following their specific responsibilities. The District Ride
Coordinator will encourage Members toward safety and safe riding techniques. They will also
share with the Members how to participate in the Rider Education Program.
In addition, the District Educator will work with the District Ride Coordinator and the District
University Coordinator to plan at least quarterly Education events. The Ride Coordinator will
create the fun of the ride to the destination and assist the District Educator along with the
University Coordinator to plan the education program. The event should be fun and social with
education the theme. The District Director will support and the District MEP will provide some of
the fun activities to be included in the day/weekend event.
If the District puts on a rally, the Ride Coordinator will suggest ride in routes as well as rides
during the rally. They will also work with the District Educator for the promotion of the Rider Education program. They will work with the Team and volunteers to put on a rally focused on fun, socialization, rides and education that fits each District’s needs.
District University Coordinator
The District University Coordinator will assess the training needs in the District. They will make the recommendations if additional ITCP Certified Trainers or Certified Instructor Trainers are needed in the District. They will gather requests from Chapters of their training request and put joint events on with Chapters, where possible, to enjoy the training as well as the social event.
In addition, District University Coordinator will work with the District Educator and the District
Ride Coordinator to plan at least quarterly Education events. The Ride Coordinator will create
the fun of the ride to the destination and the District Educator or University Coordinator will plan
the education program. The event should be fun and social with education the theme. The
District Director will support and the District MEP will provide some of the fun activities to be
included in the day/weekend event.
If the District puts on a rally, the University Coordinator will work with the Team and volunteers
to put on a rally focused on fun, socialization, rides and education that fits each District’s needs.
If you are interested in either of the 2 positions, please reach out to a Member of the District Team, your Chapter Director or myself. We’d love to answer any questions you might have regarding these positions. If I don’t have the answer, I know where to go to them. Thanks again to all current and past Officers!!
Frank and Sharon Jackson
WI District Directors