Friday lunch on 2/21/2020 will be at 11 am at Parkway Family Restaurant, 1221 Ann St, Madison, WI.
Lunch on Friday 2/14/2020 will be at 11 am at Gus’ Diner, 630 N Westmount Dr, Sun Prairie, WI.
From Bruce & Tina Gebhard – Directors
Next Social – Sunday, February 9th 10:00 AM at Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd, Monona, WI.
Upcoming Events: Friday, February 7 – Chicago Motorcycle show at the Donald E Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Go to https:/motorcycleshows.com/Chicago for more details.
Saturday, February 22 Chapter S, 8th pool tournament at the Pioneer Grill and Saloon, Menomonie, WI. Registration at 9:30, start playing at 9:45. We plan on going up Friday evening and spending the night in a hotel. Dean and Rose do a great job with this, and it’s always a lot of fun!
Saturday, March 21st there is a Horizons workshop being conducted in Maple Grove, MN. Horizon Program: An experience in teamwork, self-awareness, interpersonal communication and building better chapters. Either a day or day and half program. Tina and I will be attending, if anyone want to join us.
Sunday, April 19th is the Chapter Challenge mini-golf at Vitense Golfland. This will be immediately following our social.
We just returned from the Illinois Winter Warm Up Rally. John and Denise Scott went with us. If you haven’t attended an Illinois rally, you are missing out on a good time with lots of great folks. Mary Adams and her entire team do a great job! Denise won one of the chapter baskets and Tina won a beautiful handmade quilt.
As I think about the different rallies we attended this past year, we truly had a great time at each and every one of them. A big part of that was taking to heart: “Participate, Participate, Participate!” We actively joined in and made it a good time!
I know its only the 1st of February, but do you have all of your winter maintenance and upgrades done to your ride? I know you have plenty of time, right? Well, last year my riding season started on March 13th. That’s only 6 weeks away (I wish it was only 6 days away.) Anyway, it will be here before we know it. Make sure you have your bike and gear ready to go when it does.
If you’ve looked at the schedule, you’ve see that we have more rides planned for this year. I’m also hoping that we can do more “spur of the moment” rides. A great way to inform everyone of those rides is by putting out a post on our Facebook page. Anyone can post on he page. The information doesn’t have to be on the chapter website. You can put it on any number of other GW and other motorcycle pages. Lets use that to reach more new folks that are looking for a group to ride with!
See you at the Social on February 9th!
February birthdays: 6th – Jackie Barman, Marcella Newell, 23rd – Betty Denman
February Anniversary – Bruce & Bernie Hanson
Friday lunch on 1/31 will be at 11 am at Mickey D’s Corner Bar, 103 Dane St, Dane, WI.
Next Social – January 12 at 10 am at Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd, Monona, WI.
January 24 – 25 Illinois District “Winter Warm Up” This is being held at the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Raymond, Illinois. Bruce and Tina will be going and have room for 4 people to carpool down there on Thursday evening the 23rd. They will return on Sunday morning. Hotel room rate for GWRRA is $69.50. If you need a registration form, please contact Tina or Bruce and they will email one to you.
February 22 Chapter S 8th Annual Pool Tournament – Pioneer Grill and Saloon, Menomonie, WI. Registration is at 9:30 am and playing starts t 9:45 am. Bruce and Tina plan on going up on Friday evening and spending the night in a hotel. Dean and Rose do a great job on it and it is a lot of fun!
From the Directors Hello Chapter H members and friends! Happy New Year everyone! As we are writing this newsletter, we can’t help but think about everything that has happened this year. First was a new leadership team taking the reins from a very experienced team and doing our best to keep things running smoothly. Some things went very well. We had not one, but two very successful fund raisers. We are booked for the Shoe Box again in 2020. We don’t know about Vetesnik’s yet, but we will let everyone know as soon as we hear anything. Thanks again to everyone that helped with either or both of these!!
We held a mini-golf chapter challenge at Vitense Golfland that was a huge success! We hope to have a repeat in 2020! Any ideas to make it better are welcome.
We (Bruce and Tina) were selected as the chapter’s Couple of the Year (COY) and then were selected as the District COY. It has been an awesome experience that we will never forget. The journey is not over yet though as we continue to move forward towards the International COY selections. Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement!!
Throw in several great chapter rides, a region E reunion weekend, several trips to other district rally’s, along with Wing Ding and that makes for a pretty busy year on the go.
Other memories include a couple of accidents: Leo and Marlene Casper surviving a long slide down a new road and my (Bruce) encounter with a deer that I walked away from! We all had guardian angels watching pver us!!
So looking back, we saw some really good things that happened, but we know that we can and will work harder to do an even better job for the chapter in 2020. We want to say thank you to everyone for their friendship and support in 2019!
Happy January Birthdays 19 Leo Casper 21 Virgil Henning 24 Kathy Quinn 25 Marlene Casper
January Anniversaries 19 George & Mary Black