March 2021 Newsletter

Directors: Bruce & Tina Gebhard               Email:wichapterh@gmail.com
Home phone: 608-635-3809 (evenings) Tina Cell: 608-516-4322 
Bruce cell: 608-516-5520                     Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wih.org
Facebook page: GWRRA WI Chapter “H” and friends (Madison)

Social Location/Date:
Sunday March 14th. 10:00 AM
Monona Gardens Family Restaurant
6501 Bridge Rd Monona, WI

The tables will all be separated. You can make the choice to have 2 or 4 people at the table. All other social distancing rules will be followed.

ACTIVITES FOR THIS MONTH:
Friday lunch bunch – cancelled until further notice due to covid 19.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday March 20th is Duck pin bowling (mini bowling) at Koz’s in Milwaukee with chapter N, and possibly some folks from chapters G and F. Right now we have 6 people going. Contact me asap if you’re interested. (Koz’s is a smaller place, so 6 foot distancing is not very feasible)

Saturday March 6th, chapter E is having a MFA (Medic First Aide) class at the Cambria WI fire station. There is plenty of room to maintain all social distancing rules. The class has been modified to allow for all covid 19 safety precautions. This is an excellent opportunity to either become certified, or to renew your existing certification. Contact the instructor, Jan Williams with chapter E by March 1st. Cost is $20 per person. Jan’s # is 920-348-5048.

April 11th following our social at Monona Gardens, we will be hosting the mini golf “Chapter Challenge” at Vitense golf land. Tee off time set for 11:30. Cost is $8.00 a person. They have one indoor course, but if it turns out to be a beautiful day, they have two outdoor courses. This will be immediately following our social. The challenge trophy will go to the chapter that has the lowest average strokes per player. (4 persons minimum) In 2019 we had 29 people attend, let’s see if we can get 40 this year! Social distancing rules will be followed. If we are indoors, management will be limiting the number of people on the course, so please allow some extra time in your day to play! (not applicable to the outdoor courses)

Date to be determined; Cal will be setting up a “Shiny Side Up” (formerly Parking Lot Practice) event for us to go out in a safe environment and “knock some of the rust off” of our riding skills. Stay tuned for more information. This is an informal event, and is open to anyone that wants to participate (including non-members).

From the Directors:
Hello Chapter H members and friends!

   The first thing we want to let you know is that Congratulations are in order for Tom & Jackie Barman. They have been selected as the 2021 Chapter H Couple of the Year! We are very proud of them, and also pleased to have them as a part of our chapter team.

    We don’t know about all of you, but we are certainly ready for spring and riding season to get here! It’s not only the riding season we are looking forward to, it’s life heading back to a more normal status as far as the pandemic goes. It’s looking forward to getting together with our friends to socialize and ride. It’s traveling to other GWRRA events. We will be attending several of the neighboring states rally’s, and Wing Ding. Please join us for a lot of fun and some great new adventures!

   If you have not heard already, the official word came down a couple of days ago that Wing Ding is officially a GO! A couple of notes in that regard. The chapter (Aka John & Denise) will be planning a scenic group ride down and back for anyone that’s interested (plan for 2 days each way). Let us know asap if you are going to wing ding, and if you will be a part of the ride down and or back. Secondly, the district will be manning the registration table on June 30th. Frank and Sharon are looking for volunteers to help. I did it last year and had a lot of fun with it. Contact the Jacksons at, frankj64155@yahoo.com if you are able to help out! Shifts are only 1 hour each from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

   Tuesday afternoon at Wing Ding, they will be presenting the 2020-21 and 2021-22 International Couples of the Year. Tina and I will have our time onstage and would love to have all of you there to be a part of it with us. We are only there because of all the support and encouragement we have received from all of you, so Thank You!

Stay safe, the end is in sight!
Bruce & Tina Gebhard

Happy March Birthday’s:
4th       Tom Barman  
6th       Bonnie Harris?
23rd     Karen Baetsen?
31st     Bruce Hansen

March Anniversaries:
5th Tom & Jackie Barman

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