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Chapter E - GWRRA of Michigan
GWRRA
Chapter E
Michigan Region D
Chapter Director -
S P E C I A L
P O I N T S O F
I N T R E S T :
John-Carl & Diane Zarella
[email protected]
S P E C I A L
P O I N T S O F
I N T R E S T :
October 2016
T = Together
E = Everyone
A = Accomplishes
M = More
 CHAPTER E
HIGH MILAGE WOMANS
AWARD
2016 CHAPTER E
COUPLE OF THE YEAR :
John –Carl & Diane Zarella
Ginny-Kozlowski Green
October 20, 2016
Gathering
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Meeting @
7:00 p.m. Heather
Highlands Golf Club
11450 East Holly Rd. Holly Mi.
48442
2016 CHAPTER E
I NDIVISUAL OF THE YEAR :
Dennis Hosang
Collection of the 2016 Christmas
Charity is at the November Gathering. Information & List found
on Pages 6 & 7
2016 CHAPTER E
HIGH MILIAGE FOR MEN
award :
Brent Blackburn
Our “get together” are non-smoking inside buildings and members’ homes. You may smoke outside. Several
of our chapter members suffer from smoke sensitivity and they greatly appreciate your understanding.
Please check our calendar or visit our web site at http://www.gwrra-mi.org/chapter/E/index.html for current
location of our monthly Gathering and information about Ice Cream Rides, Sunday Rides, and other planned
events.
Visit Us on:
Join
the Group: GWRRA-Michigan Chapter E
Google Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gwrra.ch.e.mi%
40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
For more information, you can contact Chapter Director, John-Carl & Diane Zarella
Coordinator Wally Kozlowski @ 248-396-9513
248-922-9882 or Ride
INSIDE
THIS
ISSUE:
STAFF
3
CD’S CORNER
4
6&7
ACD GAYLE’S GLIMPS
MEMBERSHIP ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
DISTRICT OR INTERNATIONAL
MATION
RIDER EDUCATION
INFOR-
8
11 & 12
13 & 14
SUNSHINE REPORT:
15
FOR SALE
16
MICHIGAN DISTRICT COY
24
Calendars:
25-27
Up Coming Events
28-29
Newsletter deadline:
All items should be submitted
by the second
Friday of
CHAPTER E
TEAM
Chapter Director:
John-Carl & Diane Zarella
248-922-9882
[email protected]
2016 Couple of the
Year
Treasure:
Randy & Lori Westcott
248-760-2947
[email protected]
Sunshine Reporter:
Marge Dronsella
[email protected]
Rainbow Ticket Sales:
50/50 Sales
Dennis & Marge Dronsella
Asst. Chapter
Director:
Gayle & Dennis Jisa
248-627-6320
[email protected]
Secretary:
Gayle Jisa
Membership
Enhancement:
Chapter of the Year
Coordinator:
Art & Marla Scafe
Ride Coordinator:
Wally & Ginny Kozlowski
248-396-9513
Goodies:
Phone Book Editor:
Dave Williams’s
2016 Individual
of the Year
Dennis Hosang
Chapter Rider Educators:
Brent & Sandy Blackburn
248-622-9448
gwrra.mi.e.ridered @gmail.com
Newsletter Editors:
248-622-1509
[email protected]
gmail.com
Asst. Dist. Educators
Michigan District Couple of
the Year 2016
Web Editor:
Dennis & Marie Ballor
[email protected]
Chapter Mascot
Trustees:
Tom & Claudia Maki
Mileage Coordinator:
Paul & Priscilla Berghltz
248-877-2766
[email protected]
CHAPTER E
Brag Book:
Krystal
Zarella
CHAPTER DIRECTOR’S
Corner
John-Carl & Diane
Zarella
OCTOBER
October - the month of both my daughter’s birthdays and also Halloween! Also, the time when the weather changes
rapidly - sometimes colder, and sometimes warmer! Riding season is winding down as we finish off our Ice Cream Rides and
have our Cider rides on Sundays. This past week was the Color Ride, designed and led by Dave Williams. I hear it was a wonderful time with great weather to boot. I’ll let Dave fill you in on the details as Diane and I ended up not being able to go as
Diane came down with the first flu of the season - this was on top of all the other things she has been having going on - just
give her a hug, she really needs it!
Our last Gathering of this year at the Heather Highlands Golf Course will be November 17 th. December’s gathering is being
replaced with a Chapter E Christmas Party, to be held at the same place as last year, Brent & Sandy’s Church, in Goodrich on
Saturday, December 10th. It will be a Pot Luck format with the Chapter buying the main course and everyone else bringing a
plate to pass. We will talk more about this at the Gathering.
As for the November Gathering, I need to know how many are coming so please see me or call or email me.
At the Officer’s meeting on October 8th, we were able to secure our first choice for the 2017 Chapter E Fun Run - It will be
Saturday, June 10th, 2017. I will be looking to the members to step up, as always, to help make the event a Fun and successful one.
I heard the Chili Cook-off was a great success! Art and Marla should be able to fill you in on the details, especially who
won….
We will be having another Christmas Charity Collection this year - See Gayle’s article for details. Donations will be needed to
be turned in by December 1st. We will be collecting most at the November gathering.
We have the Rainbow Tickets for the 2017 Michigan Rally to be handed out. Last year our chapter sold 2270 tickets which
brought in $681 for our chapter. This year, I have decided to start at 2000 tickets, and hopefully we can go up from there.
We will need everyone to help get the tickets sold starting immediately. Pick up your tickets from Dennis Dronsella. We will
also be raffling off tickets at each gathering along with our 50/50.
Make sure to congratulate Brent & Sandy as they have been asked and accepted a position on the District Team as Assistant
District Educators. They were sworn in at the Officer’s meeting in Clare on October 8 th.
Well, that’s all for now - Ride Safe!
CHAPTER E
RIDE TO
John’s
OCTOBER
Uncle
Cider Mill
Photo by: John-Carl Zarella
CHAPTER E
RIDE TO
Parshalville
Cider Mill
Photo By: Roger Cox
Roger and I joined 4 bikes in
our corvette to the ride to Parshallville cider mill. It was a
beautiful day. Wally led a
great fall ride with some pretty
fall scenery. We met up there
with other members of chapter
E and a few members from
chapter A. Mike Clancy purchased plenty of cider and
doughnuts for the chapter. It
Assistant Chapter
Directors’
Gayle’s Glimpse
OCTOBER
If anyone wants a
chapter Long
sleeve shirt / or
sweatshirts see
Gayle. It seems like
the place is not
charging us extra for
small orders as they
had said they might.
She needs money
with the order,
please
CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Brent and Sandy Blackburn!! They were installed as the new Michigan Assistant Rider Educators at the Officer Meeting on October 8 th. (See pictures). Dennis and Felicia Schulte were
sworn in as Michigan Rider
Educators at the Region Officer Meeting on Oct 1 st. We have a new Team to
carry us into the future of riding safe!! Rick Andreen has stepped down as the Rider
Educator but has
agreed to stay on to be the coordinator of the riding classes.
We will let Brent and Sandy share some of
the plans coming for Michigan.
Tim & Pam Hanson are the new ADD’s for the western section of Michigan and will be handling the Raffle Tickets
for the District in 2017. Our chapter picked up 2000 and will have them available at our next Gathering for you to
pick up and sell. They make great stocking stuffers and gifts for the mailman, etc. Just be sure to get the stubs
filled out and returned to you. Just a suggestion but it would be better if you could get the whole ticket filled
out. When there is just a phone
number and name that can be a challenge in today’s world where people
change their numbers. With an address it makes it easier to look up the person and try to get a good contact
number.
No one turned in a Logo idea for Wingless Week Ends theme “Pajama Land” so if you wanted to send something
in please do it soon. You don’t have to have it perfect, just the idea and they can work with it. There is a prize
for the one chosen!!
There are changes in Leadership Training. Seminars will be totally new and be more interactive. More trainers
are needed so if you have any interest just contact
Ken Kitner! You can go to: gwrratraining.com and
check it out.
There is a new Medic first Aid class. If you have taken it before there is
a 4 hr. refresher class you can
attend versus the 7 hr. first timer class. Sandy Blackburn is our very own instructor so be sure to contact her if
interested in a class. Its good to have within your family and not just our friends in GWRRA.
You never
know when something will happen that it could come in handy. Be prepared!
Kim Scott, our District Directs wife, is having back surgery on Oct 19th. Please keep her in your thoughts and
prayers.
We hope you have been able to get out on these nice fall days and do some riding. Cider Mill Rides each Sunday
and our Wednesday Night Ice Cream Rides are now complete. Last Wednesday was a wet night so it was
changed to the Culvers on
Sashabaw so we could be inside. There were 4 brave souls who showed up
there on
4 wheels!!
Check the calendar for the Wednesday night locations for the winter months.
the Wednesday night locations for the winter months.
OCTOBER
Assistant Chapter
Directors’
November will be our last gathering at the golf course. We are looking for a
gathering location for the
months of Jan, Feb, and March. If you have an idea please let someone on the team know!!
We will be supporting Rainbow Connection for our Christmas Gift Giving this year. See the list below of the items
they would be appreciative of receiving. Dennis and I have volunteered to deliver the gifts to Rainbow in Rochester. If anyone is interested in going with us they are most welcome to go along We need the gifts turned in to
us by December 1st.
Items requested:
Smaller Gift Cards ($10) to any store (Walmart, Target, etc.)
Bath and Body Works stuff (lotions, gift packs etc.)
Girls manicure packs (nail polish and fun nail stuff)
Anything to do with Sports
Footballs, Basketballs, Soccer Balls
Board games (for ages over 10 yrs. old)
Warm Fuzzy blankets
Current DVD’s (G, PG, PG13)
Art Supplies
Any Crayola Kits
These children are going through a lot with their illness so lets help put a smile on their face at Christmas . Their
parents have enough on their plates with
medical needs so it helps them as well.
If you have any questions just ask!!
Till next time….
Membership
OCTOBER
Enhancement
GWRRA Chapter E-MI MEC
Days are much shorter now so we are switching from Ice Cream Rides to meeting for dinner on Wednesdays. Many cider
rides for October to have fun during the daytime hours.
Our Chili Cook Off was a huge success on October 8th. We had 10 chili dishes to sample and vote on. This year, Marla one
first place, Mary Cox won second place and Lori Westcott won third place. After the meal, we all sat around the fire pit and
enjoyed the fall air and scenery. Thank you for all who attended and made this a great Chapter E event.
The Fall Color Ride is about to happen with our group riding to PA. Watch the newsletter for the photos and update on the
event.
We have our Holiday Events coming up soon and we need volunteers to help with the planning and set up. Check the event
calendar in this newsletter for the dates. Have a safe fall and be extra careful on those last few rides.
Safe and fun riding to all,
Art and Marla Scafe
GWRRA Chapter E-MI MEC
CHAPTER E Annual
Chili Cook off
OCTOBER
Phots by: Tom & Claudia Maki
Photos Continued on Next Page:
CHAPTER E Annual
Chili Cook off
OCTOBER
Phots by: Tom & Claudia Maki
OCTOBER
DISTRICT
OR
INTERNATION
Big Announcement:
It was announced at
the Region D Officers
Meeting that the Individual honored by
their Chapters. Are
eligible to participate
in the selection process at Wingless
Weekend for the opportunity to represent Region D’s District Individual. See
your Chapter MEC for
more information.
OCTOBER
Gold Wing Road Rider Association
Great Lakes Region D
“Soaring with the Eagles”
Ray & Sandy Garris
Director of GWRRA
[email protected]
Jack Wagner
Deputy Director
[email protected]
Lloyd & Becky Glydewell
Region D Directors
[email protected]
Bob & Kim Scott
Michigan District Directors
[email protected]
DISTRICT
OR
INTERNATION
ASSISTANT DISTRICT
EDUCATORS
Our Mission:
To Save Lives Through Quality,
World Class Education
Our Motto:
“Safety is For Life”
Brent & Sandy Blackburn
Animal Hazards
Swerve or Panic Stop?
By: James R. Davis
It doesn't happen very often but even while traveling on a freeway you can suddenly be
confronted with an animal in your path. Certainly it happens with some frequency in the
country, and on city streets you
must be ever concerned about usually domesticated
types.
Those of us who ride in the country tend to confront five types of animals with some regularity: deer, dogs, cattle, birds and horses in roughly that order of frequency. On surface
streets there are usually just two varieties: dogs and children (both an animal and wildlife
in my book.) Dogs on a freeway are usually road kill before you get to them.
If you see an animal in your path, given plenty of warning, the obvious best move is to
slow down and give it as wide a clearance as possible. However, in the case of an animal
that 'was in front of me out of nowhere' situations, you have an immediate decision to
make ... to swerve and try to avoid it, or to panic stop.
That is a false choice to make! If you think that you can figure out where a deer is going
to be in the next 5 seconds, you are dead wrong! But more than that, if you think that you
can, in a panic, swerve your motorcycle and retain control of it - not run into oncoming
traffic, or the side of the mountain, or off the road, or over steer it into a crash after avoiding the animal, or swerve right into the animal which has jumped into your new path, then
you are probably also of the opinion that it can't happen to you in any event.
If you hit a cement truck at 5 mph you will probably walk away from it. If you hit ANYTHING while traveling at 50 mph or faster, you probably will not. The difference is your
speed. Swerving does not reduce your speed. What it will do is give away some control.
Your best move is almost always to try a CONTROLLED panic stop. Do not lose control
of your bike. Minimize the speed of impact. If you are good, and practiced, you might not
hit anything at all. Even if luck is against you, you will probably still walk away from it.
OCTOBER
ASSISTANT DISTRICT
EDUCATORS
Brent & Sandy Blackburn
I can hear it now: "Even if it's a child?" Absolutely! If that
child decides to make a dash for his/her life and chooses
(like you) the wrong direction to run in, then you will hit
that child with a greater (faster) impact swerving to avoid
him/her than if you try to stop the bike.
Of course you aren't doing 50 mph or greater on city streets,
right? You are covering your front brake while riding on city
streets, right?
Play the odds in your head before you get into the situation.
Condition yourself - bias yourself - panic stops are not a bad
thing
Come and Visit:
Hilda's new address & phone:
Holiday Retirement
900 N. Cass Lake
Rd.
SUNSHINE REPORT
&
Rainbow Tickets
50/50
Marge
OCTOBER
OCTOBER
Birthdays:
11 Lori Westcott
Birthdays:
Wedding Anniversary's
29 Krystal
Membership
Year
10 Tom & Claudia Maki
Mark Spaulding
1991
11 Joey Gauthier
18 Jerry &
Paul Bergholtz
1991
24 Christina Zarella
25 Roger & Mary Cox
Tim Herold
2001
Ginny Green-
2003
Tom & Claudia Maki
2006
Art Scafe
2009
Martha
NOVEMBER
Birthdays:
Birthdays:
Membership
Wedding Anniversary's:
9 Paul
Bergholtz
20 Ray McAllister
25 Ginny & Wally Kozlowski
13 Gary Gauthier
26 Randy
Westcott
27 Mark & Rachel Sparling Ray McAllister
14 Marla Scafe
Year
Wally Kozlowski
1993
2000
Dennis & Marge
Dronsella
2011
SEPTEMBER GATHERING
RANBNBOW TICKETS 2017
RED TICKET
50/50
Karen Alcorn
$25 Karen Alcorn
$15 Dave Williams
$7 Mike Clancy
OCTOBER
FOR SALE
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/5836461996.html
P H O T O ’ S
P R O V I D E D
A L C O R N
A N D
T O M
&
B Y :
R O N &
K A R E N
C A L U D I A
M A K I
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COLOR RIDE TO
Wayne Co. PA
OCTOBER
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MICHIGAN
DISTRICT
COUPLE OF THE
OCTOBER
Hello everyone,
Since our Wing Ding Adventure, things have been slowing down for us, as far as riding goes.
My son Alan and I went to help John McKenney supervise the muzzleloader and pistol shooting events at the
Hunters Retreat Weekend, September 23-25, 2016, at Wesleyan Woods Camp in Vasser, MI. Alan and I stayed in
our Bunkhouse camper. We had such a great time this year that we are going back to participate in the event
next year. Thank you John McKeeney for asking us to assist you this year and can’t wait until next year.
My son Alan, favorite son-in-law Sean, and I have been putting a new roof on my house. No easy task, new rafters, insulation, decking, underlayment and shingles. This includes all new facials and soffits. This project is taking
all my spare
time away from what I would rather be doing.
I currently have my ride partially disassembled to chase down a no start gremlin.
I ordered some parts
and started reassembling my ride when I am not working on my roof, usually after dark.
John-Carl and Diane Zarella, Dennis and Gayle Jisa, and Sandy and I went to the fall officers meeting in Clare.
We had fun seeing some of the distant family members that we get to see just a couple of times a year. When
the meeting was over Dennis and Gayle Jisa left for the almost Great White North, otherwise known as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was 35 degrees the next morning for them up there as they headed on to the Roadsmith Trike Shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. John-Carl, Diane, Sandy and I headed to Chapter V’s
“WINGSTOCK” Anniversary Party. We had fun socializing, snacking, playing games (rubber band shooting game,
doobie rolling game which was stem and seed free – wonder if that is how the Doobie
Brothers rock
band was founded, I was getting the munchies, snacking some more – I didn’t inhale, and playing the twister
poker hand game – didn’t include any joints), seeing everyone dressed up in their favorite singer or hippie costume, eating dinner and raffles. That was a long day, 17 hours, but full of fun.
OCTOBER
CALENDAR
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NOVEMB
OCTOBER
L L E C T I O N
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R I S T M A S
A R I T Y .
P I Z Z A
/
P A R T Y
G A T H E R I N G :
P L E A S E
A N
B R I N G
F R O M
I T E M
L I S T
T H E
T H I S
F O R
Y E A R S
C H A R I T Y –
B O W
R A I N
C O N N E C T I O N
L I S T
. T H E
B E
C A M
O N
F O U N D
6
P A G E
OCTOBER
DECEMBE
R
OCTOBER
UP
OCTOBER
National Apple Day
National Chocolate Day
cation Month
National Depression Edu-
Breast Cancer Awareness month
National Dessert Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Brent & I already registered, come join us and have
Fun.
OCTOBER
UP
OCTOBER
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Riders Association
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OCTOBER

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