Rocket City Wings
Huntsville, Alabama -- Chapter B, Region A
Friends for Fun, Safety & Knowledge
-- From the Chapter Directors
As we approach the start of the New Year, I find myself getting re-energized and excited about all that the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Chapter Life have to offer. For Renee and me, it has become a large part of our life and we always look forward to spending time and having fun with our friends and family. Last January we declared 2012 the year of training. I'm pleased to announce that as a Chapter, we completed all of the Leadership Training and Rider Education seminars along with Chapter of the Year and Couple of the Year seminars from the Membership Enhancement Program. This is quite an accomplishment and would not have been possible without dedicated participants and instructors willing to give of their precious time. As our former District Director (Roy Fosnight) always says; "Thank you for your time, it's the one thing we can't give you back."
Enough looking back, it's time to look toward the future and what we think the Chapter should concentrate on during 2013. My suggestion is "2013, the Year we get back to the FUN". Now I'm not saying that 2012 wasn't fun, but you have to admit that there is no such thing as too much FUN. Sometimes, in order to accomplish your goals, you have to make some changes and look for fresh ideas. The best place I know to get great ideas for having fun is from you, the participants of Chapter B. So please put on your thinking caps and let the Chapter Team know what you would like to do.
For those of you that were unable to attend the Christmas party, Renee and I announced that we will be stepping down as Chapter Directors in January. We delayed the Newsletter this month so we could tell most of you in person. We still plan to be very active in the chapter, but with our other responsibilities, we felt that we weren't able to give the time and attention to the director's job that it deserves. Renee and I want to thank you for all of your support and the honor of being your Chapter Directors. We also want to thank the Chapter Team for all of their hard work and dedication to make our chapter one of the best in GWRRA. Remember that with new leadership come new opportunities and as your new Directors, I know that Steve and Shirley Kremer will take advantage of those opportunities to continue to grow our chapter and get back to the FUN.
Ride Safe Today So You Can Ride Again Tomorrow
|Greg & Renee Dempsey|
January 2013 - AL-B Ride Schedule
- Unless otherwise indicated, all rides will leave from the ride meeting place at scheduled time.
- As a courtesy to all members, it is important to be ready to leave at the departure time.
- All bikes should be fueled and bladders emptied ahead of time.
- We plan a variety of rides. Time and money might make it hard to make all events. We hope this variety will give you an opportunity to pick and choose, and at least enjoy some of them.
- If the weather is bad--come in your car.
- If you have a CB, you will find us on Channel 1 (unless noted otherwise by the ride leader).
- We need your ride suggestions!!
- We need any and all of your ideas!!
- You can be part of the Ride Committee!!
- If you want to help...
Please e-mail us at Rid eCoo rdin ator
December - 2012
|23||Sun||Breakfast at IHOP -- 8:30am 6151 University Dr.|
|25||Tue||Merry Christmas -- Have a Safe & Happy Holiday|
|27||Thu||Supper at Firehouse Subs -- 6:00pm 6275 University Dr. (Target Parking Lot)|
|29||Sat||Merry Christmas Chapter B|
|30||Sun||Breakfast at Edith Ann's -- 8:30am 255 Pratt Ave.|
|31||Mon||New Years Eve Breakfast and Ride -- 10:00am meet at Dennys 4874 University Dr. (eat and ride TBA)|
January - 2013
|1||Tue||New Years Day Breakfast and Ride -- 10:00am meet at Denny's 4874 University Dr. (eat and ride TBA)|
|Chapter-A Annual New Years Day Ride -- 9:00am - Leave from Exit 13 (Hwy 158) & I-65 at the Wal-Mart Parking lot - Destination: Ezell's Catfish Camp, Lavaca|
|AL-M New Year's Day Ride-In|
|New Year's Holiday|
|3||Thu||Supper at Ruby Tuesday -- 6:00pm 4901 Whitesburg Dr.|
|4||Fri||Rocket City Wings -- Charter 30th Anniversary|
|5||Sat||Pot Luck Dinner Birthday Party -- 4:00pm Berryhill Estates Clubhouse 105 Riverwalk Tr. New Market|
|6||Sun||Breakfast at Cracker Barrel -- 8:30am 120 Cleghorn Blvd. Madison behind CB/Shall Station off Wall Tirana Blvd.|
|8||Tue||Rocket City Wings gathering -- OH!Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|
|10||Thu||Supper at Longhorn Steakhouse -- 6:00pm 1450 Perimeter Pkwy. (next to University Dr. Wall Mart)|
|11||Fri||Alabama secedes from the Union -- 1861, fourth state to secede|
|13||Sun||Breakfast at Denny's -- 8;30am 4874 University Dr.|
|15||Tue||Supper at Beauregard's -- 6:00pm 511 Jordan Lane NW|
|17||Thu||Supper at Donato's Pizza -- 6:00pm 7500 South Memorial Pkwy|
|19||Sat||Bon Fire Hot Dog/Marshmellow Roast -- 6:00pm 103 Jenni Leigh Dr. Steve and Shirley Kremer (Please bring your own food.)|
|20||Sun||Breakfast at Edith Ann''s -- 8:30am 255 Pratt Ave.|
|21||Mon||Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday|
|22||Tue||Supper at El Coyote -- 6:00pm 6610 Old Madison Pike NW Huntsville|
|24||Thu||Supper at Hildegards -- 6:00pm 2357 Whitesburg Dr.|
|26||Sat||Game Night -- 6:30pm 102 Scarlet Oak Cir. Harvest Roy and Anita Fosnight (brings snacks and drinks)|
|27||Sun||Breakfast IHOP -- 8:30am 6151 University Dr.|
|29||Tue||Supper at PF Changs -- 6:00pm 305 Bridge Street Shopping Mall|
|31||Thu||Supper at Dreamland BBQ -- 6:00pm 3855 University Dr.|