Chapter Couple Notes
|Jake & Kathy Lawyer|
|Walter & Faye (Neal) Gersh|
Walter & Faye are very active participants with Chapter B!! You will see them everywhere ... from dinners to rides to rallies. Walt & Faye first met in 1999 when he moved into Faye's neighborhood. Their friendship blossomed into something more around 2009... and on February 11, 2011 they were married! (Happy Anniversary !!!) Walter has two sons; Eddie & Douglas -- and Faye has three sons; Wesley (who is a Goldwing owner), Paul (who is a member of Chapter B) and Richard. They are also the parents of a dog, Charlie.
Riding on their 2003 Goldwing 1800 Trike -- they have traveled all across the country.. .attending Wing Ding's, Rallies and other events. Last year they jumped on the trike and headed West on an adventure that took them through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado ... and many more destinations.. All in all they have triked their way thru at least 20 states .. Putting thousands of miles on their Wing and earning themselves many wonderful & treasured memories. They have more adventures planned for 2012! When not on their trike or spending time with their GWRRA family... they spend time at the Lake of Guntersville where they enjoy camping and fishing. Among other fun activities, they enjoyed a fun and relaxing cruise last year... and plan on taking another later this year with many other GWRRA members.
Walter & Faye are always smiling and happy .. and it's obvious they are enjoying life! We are very fortunate they are part of our Chapter family !
Wow, hard to believe it's already the second month of the New Year. Shirley and I are excited to have accepted the Rider Educator positions and see lots of opportunities to serve and promote the Rider Education Program for our Chapter. As Greg has said "Change is a funny thing, some people love change while others seem to never adjust." I believe change can be scary, exciting, and sometimes a life saving experience. As our mission to "Save Lives Through Quality, World Class Education", the GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness.
If you're like us, you're passionate about riding. And, if you're like most folks that want to have the safest, most enjoyable ride possible, you're also on an ongoing journey to master the skills of road riding. And hopefully that's what we're all about. We want to educate riders ranging from one to 50+ years of riding experience, to build on skills they've already developed and introduce techniques that help take members closer to mastering the riding experience while increasing their safety margin.
I believe that we all have certain tendencies to be complacent when driving any vehicle (no matter how educated, experienced, or well seasoned). Driving complacency can be reduced through developing a better attitude of those we share the road with. One way to manage that attitude is to be actively involved in programs that promote skills and awareness. I know it's hard sometimes to see how sitting through a class, answering questions and having fun can ever be more enjoyable than hopping on the bike and taking a ride. I'll admit, it does take a little commitment, lots of rationalizing, and tad bit of humility to enjoy life. All the GWRRA education programs that Shirley and I have gone through have always involved one or more of those things, and we've always gained a positive experience or enlightenment that's been useful in, just about, any situation (and it's just hard to beat free).
This year, as your Chapter Educators, we're asking that you become a better rider by being a lifelong learner, no matter what your current education or experience level.
We hope they'll be lots of opportunities for everyone to have fun, gain some confidence and share experiences that'll complement all the other great programs in our Chapter.
Please, take some time to browse through the Chapter Web site and see upcoming education events and Links to valuable motorcycle safety sites (see below).
Hope to see you at our next Chapter Meeting and remember "Safety is for Life".
|Steve & Shirley Kremer|
Some of you may be wondering where our friend IT has been. First let me fill you in on It's background and bring you up to date.
It is native to Australia. It is a marsupial. It was adopted by the Alabama District and has traveled all over Alabama. It was scheduled to visit Chapter N.
This is where It's story really begins. On the way to Chapter N, or shortly after arriving (no one is sure which) It showed up in Australia and twin Koalas were born, a boy and a girl. It returned to Chapter N immediately upon the discovery of the twins, then baby boy It was itnapped.
}A private It-vestigator was hired. At Snowball; It met with the It-vestigator. He is pretty sure that an undisclosed person from Chapter N was the last one seen with baby boy It. Rumors abound, but none have been substantiated, related to the current location. Per the Chapter N police department a person of interest is being questioned...... , the It-vestigator also informed It that It is not an It, but a She It.
She It is requesting your help in locating baby boy It. Baby boy It looks just like baby girl It, without the pink shirt. Thank you for your help and keep your eyes open when visiting other Chapters.
|IT & baby it|
|2||Thu||Supper at Logan's Steakhouse -- 6:00pm 6226 University Dr.|
|4||Sat||Chill Bowl Cycle Nation -- 11:00am-1:00pm 12401 S. Memorial Pkwy|
|Bowling Night AMF Parkway Lanes -- 6:00pm 2309 S. Memorial Pkwy|
|Horizons Class (Thru Sunday) -- 8:00am - UAB Medical West Hospital, 995 9th Ave, Bessemer|
|5||Sun||Breakfast at IHOP -- 8:30am. 6151 University Dr.|
|Super Bowl Sunday|
|7||Tue||Supper at CiCi's Pizza -- 6:00pm 10004 S. Memorial Pkwy.|
|9||Thu||Supper at EI Coyote -- 6:00pm 6610 Old Madison Pike NW|
|11||Sat||Breakfast at Denny's -- 8:30am. 4874 University Dr.|
|Rocket City Wings gathering / Valentines Day celebration -- (Special Day & Location) Huntsville Christian Academy, 155 W Park Loop NW, Huntsville. 5:00pm-8:00pm|
|12||Sun||Breakfast at Cracker Barrel -- 8:30am. 2001 Drake Ave.|
|14||Tue||No Meeting Tonight Happy Valentine's Day|
|16||Thu||Supper at Steak-N-Shake -- 6:00pm 5901 University Dr.|
|18||Sat||Lunch at Tellini's -- 12:00pm. 1515 Perimeter Pkwy. NW Ride TBA|
|OCP Class (Thru Sunday) -- UAB Medical West Hospital, 995 9th Ave, Bessemer|
|19||Sun||Breakfast at Edith Ann's -- 8:30am. 255 Pratt Ave.|
|21||Tue||Supper at Hildegard's -- 6:00pm. 2337 Whitesburg Dr.|
|Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday)|
|23||Thu||Supper at Shogun's -- 6:00pm. 3991 University Dr.|
|25||Sat||Movie Night Hollywood 18 -- TBA Let's go to the Movie's|
|Chapter Leadership Skills Class -- UAB Medical West Hospital, 995 9th Ave, Bessemer|
|26||Sun||Breakfast at Denny's -- 8:30am. 4874 University Dr.|
|28||Tue||Supper at Firehouse Subs -- 6:00pm. 3022 Memorial Pkwy SW|
|29||Wed||Leap Year Day|
|1||Thu||Supper at Olive Garden -- 6:00pm. 3730 University Dr.|
|2||Fri||Daytona Bike Week (Thru 11th)|
|3||Sat||Ride to AL-Y Fun Day -- 8:00am Meet at Shell Station in front of Cracker Barrel Madison. To go to Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale Al.|
|6||Tue||Supper at Beaueguards -- 6:00pm. 511 Jordan Ln.|
|8||Thu||Ride Meeting at Kevin & Darlene Kennemer's -- 6:30pm. 323 Willow Oak Dr. Harvest, Al (Bring Snacks and your ideas) We value your input if you cannot make it email me your ideas.|
|10||Sat||Birthday Party Lunch January-March Birthday's -- 12:00 Berryhill Estates Clubhouse 105 Riverwalk Tr. New Market (Get Ready for Spring bring items for a Picnic Lunch call Darlene for items needed)|
|11||Sun||Daylight Savings Time Begins -- Spring Ahead|
|13||Tue||Rocket City Wings gathering -- OH!Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|