Document 416132

NOVEMBER 2014
Volume 25:11
Meet the last Monday of each month at the Golden Corral. Eat at 6 PM, Meet at 7 PM .
CHAPTER DIRECTORS
RUSS & KJ KIMMET
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ASSISTANT CHAPTER
DIRECTORS
AL & CINDY BIDWELL
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EDUCATORS
JIM HALL
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TREASURER
NAN HALL
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MEMBER ENHANCEMENT
CONNIE & MICKEY TURNER
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RIDE COORDINATOR
JIM HALL
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SUNSHINE COUPLE
PAT & TOM MURRAY
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NEWSLETTER EDITOR
LEN & TELAINA WRIGLEY
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DISTRICT DIRECTORS
GARY & PATTI HAMILTON
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REGION N DIRECTORS
ALAN & CAROLYN LITTLE
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RAY & SANDIY GARRIS
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“Friends for
FUN, SAFETY
and
KNOWLEDGE”
Kickstands Up…. Wingin’ it with Russ & Kj…..
October was a good month for Chapter Q. It started out with a dinner Ride
to Woody’s enjoying good pizza and good friends. There were 18 Chapter
members that were in attendance: Connie & Mickey Turner and Keith, Al &
Cindy Bidwell, Dave Jones, Jim Bell, Jim & Nan Hall, Jeff & Cathy Smith,
James, Tori, Zack, & Gabe Raxner, Paula Jones, Russ & Kj Kimmet. It was
really good to see so many turn out for our dinner ride.
October 11th Found Chapter Q members at Cheatham Dam having hot
dogs & hamburgers sitting around a roaring fire tell stories laughing and
having great time. Even though the weather was cold & wet it was good to see a good turnout. Q
Members attending were Al & Cindy Bidwell, Jeff & Cathy Smith, Mickey & Connie Turner &
Keith, Jim & Nan Hall & Russ and Kj Kimmet.
The next dinner ride was October 16th at Zaxby’s. It was a good turn out and after a good meal
we all ended up at Dairy Queen for Ice Cream for another gab section. It is really nice to set with
friends and just talk about anything and have a good time doing it. Those eating Ice Cream were:
Mickey & Connie Turner & Keith, Jim & Nan Hall, Al & Cindy Bidwell, Russ & Kj Kimmet.
Saturday the 18th of October 5 Q members & 2 dear friends got together to travel to Bell Buckle
for their annual Craft Show. It was a nice day for a road trip. Bell Buckle did a great job putting on
this show and by the amount people that were there it was a good success. Making the road trip
was Cindy Bidwell, Jim Bell, Jim & Nan Hall, Russ Kimmet and Frank & Dana Wall. It was a good
day that was topped off with a good meal at Toots Restaurant with good friends.
November 8th will be Chapter Q’s annual Veterans Day Parade, we are hoping for another great
turnout to display all flags of this great country and the flags of the best military branches in the
world. Our annual meet and greet night will be Friday night, November 7th, at Golden Coral 6:00
to 8:30PM. I know we are all proud of this country, and want to be able to show how proud we all
are. This year’s parade will be in conjunction with APSU Home Coming Parade. We will start
putting the flags on our bikes at 7:00AM and be ready to roll sometime just after 8:00AM.
December will be here before we know. The Chapter will have the Christmas dinner on the 6th at
Lylewood Inn, and the cost will be $20.00 per person Nonrefundable. We will need your money
and reservation no later than November 15th. There will be a signup sheet for the party at the
gathering. Kj & I both have great hope that all Q members will be at the Christmas Party. After all
Christmas is not Christmas without Family.
Remember, If it ain’t fun… Don’t DO IT!
Russ & Kj Kimmet,
Chapter Directors
Chapter Q was seleted
Chapter of the Year
For 2011 & 2013
TN District & Region N
Veteran’s Day Parade
Clarksville, TN
November 8, 2014
For those that would like to join us for this awesome event we will be meeting
at the Skyline Bowling Alley located at 201 Kraft Street between 7:00 AM &
7:30 AM November 8th. We will place all the flags ( 64 flags) on the bikes
and need to be in the stage line by 8:00 AM on 8th Street.
For those arriving Friday night (Nov. 7th), arrangements have been made for
an area at Golden Corral located at 2811 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. (exit 4 of I24) for dinner and a mix & mingle from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
For more information or questions please contact any Chapter Q member,
or call Russ & Kj 615-512-3407 or 931-980-0738
email: [email protected]
From the Desk of the Assistant Chapter Directors............
Hello folks how !me flies. Another month has gone by but it was a fun month. We
went to Woody’s pizza and it was good. Meanwhile some of us went to the Rally in
the Valley in VA. We had our picnic at Cheatham Dam. The food was good and the
rain held off the whole !me we were there. We had a big fire going in the fireplace
and Russ and Jim cooked the food. Everyone enjoyed cooking hotdogs and
marshmallows in the fireplace. Al and I went to chapter A and chapter N mee!ng to
pass along the info of the Veterans parade in hopes of a great turnout to fly all our
flags and support our military and vets. We cannot do this without your help and
our fellow chapters help. So come on down and enjoy our meet and greet the night before at the
Golden Corral from 6-8 pm. You all know the October gathering is our Halloween gathering so come in
costume and win some prizes and have fun doing it. See you there.
Have Fun Ride Safe
Albert & Cynthia Bidwell
Asst. Chapter Directors
Laughter, Fun, Friends AND Ice Cream!!!!!!
Rider Education
Hello everyone!
Where has the riding season gone? As the days get shorter and the
nights get longer and the temperatures start to drop. What is around
the next curve? Well, unfortunately it is time to prepare our
mechanical friend for a long winter’s nap. However before you park it
for a few months it is recommended that you change the oil and filter to remove the
contaminants such as dirt and moisture. These things could cause corrosion inside your
engine. You should check all your levels and fluids. While you are preforming your end of
season check go ahead and complete any service you may have been putting off. You
should be able to make a appointment with your favorite service department fairly easy
during this time of year. Maybe it would be a good time to change those tires. With your
bike properly prepared you will be ready to ride that first warm spring day instead of
saying I wish I had gotten that taken care of so I could of rode today! Once you get your
bike back from service go ahead and wash and wax it ! Disconnect your battery, put
some stabil in the full gas tank. Remember to connect the trickle charger to battery every
month.
For those of you that may ride all year. Remember to dress in layers! Be aware of
constant changing road conditions! Be safe and Be Seen! Remember most drivers will
not be looking for motorcycles in the winter time.
REMEMBER: NEVER RIDE FASTER THAN YOUR GAURDIAN ANGLE CAN FLY!
Ride like your life depends on it! Because it does!
Ride Safe
Jim Hall
Chapter Educator
REGION N Announcement From Alan & Carolyn Lile
Well, it's time that we officially release the news that we will be stepping down as Region
N Director. We wanted to wait until the rally season was past, so as not to be a
distraction. I can honestly say that it's the best position we've been fortunate enough to
hold, during our GWRRA years. I feel it was made that way because of the great
supportive people we've had the privilege to serve along side.
I've spoken with some of you, and you're aware of our family situation, primarily my
mother who lives alone next door to us. She deserves being cared for, and I feel the
responsibility to be there for her as much as possible. My Dad passed away three months
after we assumed the Region Director's role, and it's been very challenging for her and us
for the past two years
We're not planning to disappear, but will be spending more time close to home for
awhile. Our rally attendance may be limited to day trips instead of spending the entire
weekends.
As for the next RDs... the plan, as I understand it, is for Mike and Angie Mitchell to
assume the duties on a temporary basis, no longer than a year. During that time, Mike
will be seeking a more long term arrangement, as he looks for someone willing, qualified,
prepared and eager to step up. Please feel free to share any of this email with your
chapters, and if you know of anyone interested in being considered for the RD position,
have them contact me or Mike. I'll be happy to discuss the duties / responsibilities and of
course the salary the GREAT retirement plan!!!
Our tenure will end on December 31st, 2014, but until then, things will continue as
normal. If you need to order any patches, pins, goodies or MFA materials, please do so by
the 15th of November. I want to be able to have all bills paid and cleared by the time we
close our financial year.
If you have any questions for us, feel free to email or give us a call @ 704-485-4756.
Thanks again for your continued support and friendship. You're an amazing group of
dedicated GWRRA volunteers, and we're blessed to have you in our lives!!!
Sincerely,
Alan & Carolyn Little
Region N Directors
Happy Anniversary Chapter
Couples For November
We Send Happy Birthday Wishes
For November
Chapter Birthdays
Cory Raster Nov. 16
Vincent Regur Nov. 27
Bob & Shelly Britt Nov. 17
Max & Paula Jones Nov. 24
You say it’s your birthday… well happy birthday to
ya...
Please let us know if we have missed anyone!
CHAPTER Q RIDE SCHEDULE 2014
DATE
DESTINATION
Nov 7
Golden Corral
(Veterans Meet & Greet)
6:00 to 8:30 PM
Nov 8
Veteran’s Day Parade
Skyline Bowling Alley
7:00 AM
Nov 15
TN Ops
Nov 20
Campbell’s Kitchen
DEPARTURE LOCATION
TIME
(Gladeville Community Center) 1-5 PM
Meet at Location Dover Rd 6:30 PM
Any listed rides are subject to change, members will be notified by Email, text & / or
phone.
Please arrive early and have a full tank and empty bladder…...
December 6 TN-Q Christmas Party RSVP no later than November 15!!!!
Chapter Q members may send ads for
bikes &/or bike items for sale or
wanted to buy to the newsletter
editor at
[email protected] &
[email protected]
Please Email
[email protected]
call or text
(931-980-0738)
to let us know if you
will or will not be able
to attend the above
rides and or dinner
rides at least 24 hours
prior to meeting or ride.
Thanks so much!
From the Desk of the Secretary/Treasure………
Our September gathering had 16 members and 3 visitors present. Assistant Chapter Directors Al and
Cindy Bidwell conducted the gathering. Al received the coveted Turkey Award and also Al and Cindy
won the 50/50 drawing. They had good evening!!
This month we went to Woody's Pizza Restaurant for a dinner ride and also had a fun time at our
chapter picnic at Cheatham Dam with Al and Cindy Bidwell, Mickey, Connie and Keith Turner, Jeff and
Cathy Smith, Russ and Kj Kimmet and Jim and me attending.
Christmas party, Veteran's Day Parade and chapter picnic sign up sheets were at the gathering. If you
are planning to attend the Christmas Party please bring your payment to the October gathering. The
cost is $20.00 plus tip per person. It will be at Lylewood Inn and Mandy will serve Turkey and dressing and ham with all the
trimmings. She always serves a really good meal. We will also have a gift exchange. We hope everyone will attend and enjoy
the end of year fun.
We will have a Meet and Greet the night before the Veteran's Day Parade at Golden Corral restaurant for the visitors coming to
participate in the parade the next day. Please come and enjoy visiting with the folks coming to take part in the parade.
Several of us went to the Bell Buckle Craft Fair on the chapter ride. We had a fun day walking through the
craft fair and then stopped at Toot's for a late lunch or early dinner on the way back home.
Hope to see you at the October gathering. Remember to wear your favorite Halloween
costume and join in the fun!
Ride safe,
Nan Hall
Secretary/Treasurer
Dinner Rides for November
November 7
Golden Corral
Dinner prior to Veteran’s Day Parade w/sister chapters 6:00 - 8:30 PM
November 20
Campell’s Kitchen
Meet at Location Dover Road
6:30 PM
If you have any questions or need directions call or email Russ & Kj
…
……...As Our Journey Continues
I have printed the following article in the Newsletter before. I think it is
appropriate for this time of year when the geese are heading south and I
think it is appropriate this year as our Chapter (once again) is going through
transition. No matter who is “leading” Chapter Q, we are still “a” Chapter Q
and we are all a part of the flock (just like the geese).
THE GEESE STORY
In the fall when you see geese heading South for the winter flying along in the “V” formation, you might
be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way.
It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.
By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 % greater flying range than if each bird
flew on its own. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of
trying to go through it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the power of the
flock.
When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose takes over. The
geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep their speed.
Finally when a goose gets sick or is wounded by a gunshot and falls out, two geese fall out of
formation and follow the injured one down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is
either able to fly again, or he is dead, and then they launch out with another formation to catch up with
their group.
Does any of this sound familiar? Suppose we apply these same principles to us.
When we ride in a group, we become a member of the “flock”. We all share a common direction and
depend on the trust of our leader to get us there. Has anyone ever traveled in a group and the leader
made a wrong turn? What do those behind him/her do? They trust and follow him/her anyway, no
matter where it leads. Whenever a member falls out of the group (just like the geese), they feel the
“drag” of riding alone.
When the lead goose gets tired he falls back and lets others take over. So do we. We are there
eager to do what needs to be done and offer support when we can.
Finally, when a goose falls out of formation, others go to stay with him. How many times have we
seen this happen? No matter where we go, or whatever happens, there is someone there with “a
hand and a plan”. To me personally, this is the most endearing part of being a member of Chapter Q
and GWRRA. We are there for each other until we can “fly”again.
Do we have the sense of a goose?
TIME SPENT RIDING YOUR BIKE IS NEVER WASTED!
Mickey and Connie Turner
Membership Enhancement Coordinators
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Monday
Staff Meeting
Q GATHERING!!
DECEMBER 1
Wednesday
Thursday
NOVEMBER 2014 Chapter Q
Tuesday
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Friday
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Saturday
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VETERAN’S DAY
PARADE
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Q Dinner Ride
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TN OPS MEETING
Gladeville
Community Center
Lebanon
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Q Dinner Ride
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Thanksgiving!
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Veterans Day, we
salute our military
past, present &
future!
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Q CHRISTMAS
PARTY
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