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― Wings Of The North‖
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Chapter Y Michigan
Chapter of the Year 2009
NOVEMBER 2014
CHAPTER Y STAFF
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Chapter Directors
Duane & Laurel Lee Prince
989-873– 4053
Asst. Chapter Directors
TBA
Rider Educator
David Becker
989-389-1856
Secretary/Treasurer
Karen Alexander
Member Enhancement Coordinator
Kinney Greer
804-920-1838
Ride Coordinator
989-422-7961
Phyllis Hines 989-339-1985
Road Captains
Neil Pifer
231-825-0245
Ted Sergent
989-366-0562
Phyllis Hines
989-339-1985
Duane Prince
989-873-4053
Ron Tidball
989-345-1875
Les Gravlin
989-389-0136
Dan Sparks
989-329-2736
Dave Becker
989-942-1928
Bob Millspaugh 989-802-1899
Kinney Greer
989-422-7961
Nick Poole
989-329-4516
Tom Schnautz 989-473-3069
COY/Door Greeters
Chapter Newsletter
Chapter Photographer
Goodies Sales
50/50 & Raffle Tickets
Fun Coordinator
District & Y Newsletter
Public Relations
Special Projects
Phone Tree coordinator
Phone Tree Committee
Sunshine Lady
Theresa Greer
Chapter Historian Audrey Burgess
Dave Becker & Karen Alexander
Rowena McAfee
989-873-5717
Dan Sparks
989-389-7556
Amanda Hardy
989-329-8806
Ron Tidball & Tom Schnautz
Lorraine Sparks
989– 329-2736
Rowena McAfee
989-873-5717
Jackie Tidball
989-3451875
Phyllis & Leo Hines 989-339-1985
Nancy Poole
989-329-4516
Jo Anne Miano-Colleen NaumannRose Sergent– Lorraine Sparks
989-422-7961
989-389-4970
STATE and REGION STAFF
Region D Directors
Asst. Deputy Directors
District Directors
Asst. District Directors
Couple of the Year
Lee & Kay Tieche
Jere & Linda Goodman
Bob and Kim Scott
Frank and Deb King
Gary and Carol Williams
989-426-3828
906-632-6644
Duane & Laurel Lee Prince
Chapter Directors
Chapter Y
Wings of the North
Hello Everyone,
Just an overview of our past happenings in October. We started the month out
by going to Chapter V’s Anniversary Party. We enjoyed being there and had a
great time. Thanks Chapter V.
Then moving on to our Anniversary/Halloween Party we had a great
turn out. We had visitors from Q2, F2, J2, and V. At the party we announced
the couple of the year, Congratulations to Dan & Loraine Sparks. Hoping that
everyone enjoyed dinner and entertainment, speaking of entertainment Chapter
V and Chapter Y got into a bidding war during the blind cake auction with proceeds going to local food banks. Chapter Y ended up winning the cake it cost
Chapter Y members $100.00. Chapter V contributed $98.00 to our local food
banks. We really appreciate all those who donated to the food bank as well.
We also had several members dress up in costume for Halloween. Thank
you Frank and Deb, our new Assistant District Directors, for being the judges
and those who participated, cash prizes were given for best male (Steve), best
female (Lindsey), and best couple (Doug & Rowena), and best child
(Jonathon).
We would also thank Ron & Jackie Tidball for stepping up and taking
the position of CD’s. They have their staff in place. We thank their staff for
stepping forward as well. We know that they will be treated with welcome
arms.
We were not able to attend Chapter F2 Anniversary Party, but some
members of Chapter Y were able to. It sounds like they all had a great time.
There will be an officers meeting on November 8th at Bay Valley Resort
from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You don’t have to be an officer to attend.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Duane & Laurel Lee Prince
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RIDER EDUCATOR
David Becker
RIDER ED ‘GIMME 5’
TOPIC: THE INVISIBLE MOTORCYCLIST
"I never saw him. He came out of nowhere!" That's probably the most common statements
heard at a collision between an automobile and a motorcyclist. They're usually made by the
operator of the auto because the motorcyclist is unconscious (or worse).
As riders we wonder, "How can they NOT see us? Are they just not looking?"
A lack of attention on the part of the driver does explain some of the car/bike collisions; the
distracted driver, cell 'phones, unruly children, etc. All these can contribute BUT some responsibility belongs to the motorcyclist as well.
I know. I know. That's heresy. Let me explain.
_ Motorcycles make up about 3% of the "normal" traffic flow.
_ People "see" what they expect to see; things like cars and trucks
Unless the rider does something to visually stand out, he can be easily overlooked.
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Motorcycles ARE much harder to see than cars/trucks because of their smaller size.
A motorcycle can easily be "lost" in the background even with the headlight on.
_ Many motorcycles are colors that lend themselves to blending into the environment.
Particularly dark colored machines (black is the color of pavement after all).
Many motorcyclist wear dark colored helmets (or no helmet at all, but we won't discuss
those here) AND dark colored clothing. A number of studies in the US and abroad
have shown that a light colored (white, silver, yellow) helmet is more noticeable
(during daylight hours) than a dark colored (black, dark red, dark blue) helmet.
Why? The driver sees this bright colored "orb" floating above the traffic (most riders
heads are higher than the hoods/windshields of cars). It's DIFFERENT.
Lastly (and sadly), most motorcyclists are not skilled in emergency maneuvers. Over
13% of the motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes made NO effort to avoid the collision. They didn't brake, they didn't swerve, they just rode right into the collision.
That's because, after they've gotten their license, they don't practice those kinds of
maneuvers regularly (or ever). Motorcycling is a SKILL. It takes practice.
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Or you could take the advice I got once from a very experienced rider. He told me not to
"ride like I was invisibile." He told me to ride like they can see me and are actively
planning to do something to take me out."
Submitted By
Dave Becker
Rider Educator
For all of our members who are traveling south for the winter. May each and everyone
have a safe trip and a enjoyable winter. We had a touch of what is ahead of us today
(Halloween Eve), that flaky white stuff was visible and reminded us of why all of you
go south for the winter. Enjoy the good riding, friends,and most of all the warmth of the
sunny days.
See all of you in the spring when we
begin our new riding season.
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CLASSIFIEDS
That piece of metal lying around in the garage taking up space could be sold.
Just contact Row and give her the details. Can’t beat the cost of the ad, so start
rummaging around and put your ad in our newsletter.
Contact Row 989– 873–5717
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2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 Scooter 900 miles , with windshield. New condition ,
asking $2,200. Contact
Jake 231 826 4204
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1978 Hnda CB 400T Hawk, Real Classic—Mint Condition, Asking $1,500. Contact Jake 2318264204.
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1985 Honda Odyssey FL 350, new shocks and u joints
$3500.00 Firm, Call Dan 989-3297528
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1989 Honda Pilot FL 400, liquid cooled $5500.00 OBO
Call Dan 989-329-7528
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New Show Chrome driver back rest for GL1500, 1 Vega
helmet XXL, 1 Vega helmet small, 2 Frogg Toggs Rain
Suits 1-2XL 1-Med. Call Dave-989-942-1928
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2006 Week-end Warrior Toy Hauler—call Dave 0989-942-1928
If you have a restaurant you want to try, let us know and we will try to schedule it ASAP. We need your input in order to make our dinners enjoyable for
all. If you have a suggestion please let Duane know 989-873-4053
Just a reminder-We have our gathering at Fred’s in Roscommon. It’s still on
the second Sunday of the month. We eat at 9:00am and have the meeting at
10:00am. Hope to see you all there.
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November 2014
Meet-
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
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5Peach Pit 6J-2 Gath- 7
St. Helen
5:30 PM
ering
VFW—Clare
8 Fall Of-
ficer’s
Meeting Bay
City
9 Y’s
Meet
Freds Roscommon
10AM
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12Rose
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19V’s Free- 20
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26 No din-
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City Café
Rose City
land 7PM
Bucilli’s
Houghton Lk
ner Pre–
Thanksgiving
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Z’s
Cheybygan
Sr, Cntr. 1:30
PM
2 Lorraine Sparks
3 John Farkas
7 Tom Rose
25 Julie Risse
8 Les & Ruth Gravlin
11 Cliff & Edna Martinson
25 Dick & Julie Risse
28 Bob & Ginny Millspaugh
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Ted and Rose tell how they met as they celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary.
CONGRATULATIONS
Announcing the newest Couple of the Year, Dan and Loraine
Sparks along with the present Couple of the year, Dave
Becker and Karen Alexander. Congratulations to both.
F-2 as they gathered at Chapter
Y’s Halloween/Anniversary
Party.
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CHAPTER Y’S HALLOWEEN /ANNIVERSARY
PARTY’S COSTUME CONTESTANTS AND
WINNERS FROM CHAPTERS Y, V, J-2, Q, AND
F-2 AND OUR GUEST
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Houghton Lake, Mi, 989-366-1444
TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
Chapter Y of the Gold Wing Rad Riders
Association in Houghton Lake would like
to say a special ―Thank You‖ in appreciation of your continued support. It is people
like you who help make this newsletter
possible.
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Chapter Directors Duane & Laurel Lee Prince
1514 Silver Creek Dr.
Alger, Michigan 48610
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