July 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Social gathering: Sunday July 11th. 10:00 AM, Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd, Monona, WI Please, only come if you feel safe to do so.

Friday lunch bunch – 11:15. Watch your email, check the website, or chapter H Facebook page for the location.

Wing Ding 42 is happening this year in Springfield MO. It runs from Tuesday July 29th thru Saturday July 3rd. We really hope you can join us for a great time there! We would also really appreciate your support on Tuesday afternoon during the International Couple of the Year presentations as Tina and I get to go onstage as the 2020-2021 Northwest ICOY.  Note:  If you’re interested a group ride to and from Springfield is planned.  For details and to sign up please contact John Scott @ johnhscottjr@gmail.com

Other Events

  • July 17           Ride to Castle Rock – 5 pm Prime Rib & Meat Lovers Buffet
  • July 23rd        MN/ND District Rally Winona MN Riverport Inn & Conference Center 900, Bruski Dr, Winona
  • August 15                  Chapter H fund raiser – The Shoebox
  • August 21                  WI District Picnic
  • Sept. 18 ?                  Hill and Valley Days
  • October TBD             Chapter H Snowbird Dinner – Location TBD
  • December TBD         Chapter H Christmas Party – Location and time TB

From the Directors:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came out for the district rally this past weekend. Marcella, Bruce and Bernie Hanson sold 50/50 tickets on Friday, thank you!   Saturday evening after dinner, Stan and Bonnie hosted a “not so newlywed game” that everyone enjoyed.  Tom & Jackie Barman were game winners, and Luisa Reuterskiold showed off some great dance moves on the floor along with Jackie, Bonnie, Tina and I.  (Yes – I line danced!)  Thanks for doing a great job everyone! Chapter H won the basket raffle this year, so our charter dues are being paid for by the district!! Stay safe! Bruce & Tina Gebhard

Wing Riding Wisconsin:

On Thursday, June 10th, Chapter H ventured out on a VERY hot 80-mile ride.  We rode from Windsor, WI via back roads thru Wyocena, WI ending at A&W in Portage, WI.  There we enjoyed cold drinks, food, and of course ice cream.  We had 6 bikes with 8 riders, who were members.  2 bikes who joined us from the beginning of the ride were non- members with potential of becoming new members.  In total we had 8 bikes with 10 riders.  All were wearing safety gear.   Bonnie Harris

On May 26th chapter H went on a 60 mile evening ride lead by Tom. We had 3 bikes ,5 people, all wearing safety gear. We started in west Middleton, then rode thru Pine Bluff, Mt. Vernon , Daleyville, Mt. Horeb, Black Earth and ended in Cross Plains for Culvers treats. It was a great ride, great roads and great friends.   Tom Barman

From the Assistant Directors:

I have a route planned to and from the Madison area to Springfield.  The route down follows parts of the Mississippi River and the route back is on the interstate(s) that follow route 66.  I will have to leave St Louis early to make a 4:30 appt in Madison though.  If you’re interested please let me know so I have some idea of headcount.  You will be responsible for your own lodging for the overnight stays to and from Springfield in Hannibal   MO on the way down and St Louis MO on the way back.  We will be leaving on Sunday July 26th from the Madison area and leaving to return Sunday July 4th.

My son and his wife took a week’s vacation and I promised I would refinish his dining room table while he was gone.  I was at his house one day and had just put on a coat of varnish and was waiting for it to dry to apply a second coat.  Rather than stand around and watching the varnish dry and having run out of other items to fix in his house I decided to watch TV.  I had settled in with some coffee and found some classic Tom and Jerry cartoons to watch.  Lo and behold the grandchildren show up with their other grandparents to feed the fish and get the mail.  My grandson “tattled” on me telling my son that “grampa was supposed to be working but was watching TV instead”. 

The point of this story is even though it might look like you’re standing around doing nothing that doesn’t mean you’re not doing something constructive. Also the table came out great and looks like new. John and Denise Scott

Happy July Birthday’s:

  • 12th John Scott
  • 14th Bea Kolb
  • 14th Bernie Hanson
  • 29th John Wendorf

July Anniversaries:

  • John & Denise Scott
  • Ed & Betty Denman
  • Chuck & Diane Stumpf
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