Newsletter - CA-2W

The Wolf Pack, Clovis, CA
February 2015
California’s First Place
winning Newsletter
Table of Contents
Announcements/Table of Contents
2
Chapter Directors’ Article
3
Assist. Chapter Director’s Article
4
District Directors’ Article
5
Ride Educators’ Article
6
Chapter Treasurer Article
8
This Month’s Social
9
Rider Education Levels
10
Safe & High Mileage
11
Member Enhancement Coordinator
Article
12
Ride Coordinator’s Article
13
Pictures from Chapter Gathering
14
Pictures from Chapter Gathering
15
Pictures from Chapter Gathering
16
Pictures from Chapter Gathering
17
February Calendar
18
March Calendar
19
Upcoming Chapter Events
20
2015 District Events
21
CA-2W Support Team
22
CA-2W Active Members
23
Birthdays & Anniversaries
24
California District Team
25
Region “F“ Team
26
GWRRA National Team
27
California Chapters, Meeting Times,
and Places
28
Advertisements
29
A word from your editor
30
You can keep current on all
the fun and exciting things we do
by going to our website at:
www.ca2w-gwrra.org
See for yourself what the Wolf-Pack
is up to!
Chapter Pride
Wear any Chapter apparel to our
monthly breakfast meeting and you’ll
have a chance to win a
“Surprise Gift”
Your next Chapter Social will be on
February 12 at 6:30 pm and will be at
Todd’s Cookhouse on Clovis Ave.
Mmmm… BBQ!
Words from our Chapter Directors
Larry and Linda Jenkins
Wow this month is almost over and we have been going all month. We led our first
chapter gathering meeting January 3, 2015 but it was a sad day.
Our member Fumiko Urushima (Sue and Tim Butters Mother)
passed away December 25, 2014 and her service was that day.
Fumi (I called her mom) will be truly missed.
January 9, 2015 was our first social of the year and was at one of
the chapter’s favorite places. The "Great Wall” a Chinese restaurant in Clovis. This was one of Fumi's favorite places to eat and
she always joined the group. There were 8 in attendance but we
did miss Fumi.
January 16, 2015 we went to our Friday night outing at the Triangle Drive Inn in Fresno. Dan Netz started the idea of having a Friday Night Out once a month and as
chapter directors we ran with the idea. The Triangle Drive Inn is a 50’s drive-in with
old 45 records on the walls and ceiling (what is a record?). The hamburgers were
great and the 10 people from our chapter all had a great time.
On Saturday January 17, 2015 was another sad day. The Wolf Pack (eight total) went
to Larry Pickens' funeral in Lancaster, CA. Larry and Donna Pickens were honorary
members of our chapter. Linda and myself have known the
Pickens for about 10 years and Larry will be missed. What a
tribute to a great person. There were so many of the GWRRA
members and friends of Larry Pickens, that it was standing room
only in the funeral chapel. After the service we went to Larry's
favorite place for the memorial lunch. The restaurant was Primo
Cafe and the group filled up the restaurant. The Wolf Pack sends
their love and prayers to our dear friend Donna Pickens.
Words from our Chapter Directors
Larry and Linda Jenkins
To keep busy the next stop was our first Team Meeting of 2015, January 20 at Brooks
Ranch. The team meeting is open to all members and there was 13 in attendance. At
the team meeting we talk about issues and ideas to make our chapter run better.
Next is the California Chapter Conference in Bakersfield, CA January 24, 2015. We
will be going early Saturday morning and spending the night. The California Chapter
Conference is an all chapter workshop event where the District Directors present their
ideas for the year.
In February we will be going to the first Chapter Event in Covina, CA February 7,
2015 and our next gathering will be on the second Saturday of February (February 14,
2015).
Hope everyone is staying well and warm.
Take care,
Larry & Linda Jenkins
Chapter Directors
Guess the new mascot’s name at this month’s meeting
Words from our
Assistant Chapter Director
Tim Butters
I would like to thank all of you for the support you showed with the passing of Fumi
several weeks ago. I know many of you met her at one time or another at our socials
or at the Christmas party. She was very quiet and smiled a lot. What many of you
may have not known about her.
Fumi spent most of her life in California, either in the valley and Huntington Beach.
During the war her family was sent to Arizona at the internment camps. After the war
they returned to Del Rey and then moved to Sanger where she married George.
George opened a grocery store on the corner of McCall and Kings Canyon in 1948.
We received many letters from people that had fond memories of that store. The
memories as a child coming to the store with their parents to get a dime soda and Fumi handing out penny candy to all the kids. George would be behind the meat counter
cutting meat and smoking his pipe. Five or six people would be sitting in the back of
the store all talking to George in several languages at the same time. George spoke
about 5 languages pretty well. Fumi also spoke Spanish as many of her customers
were farm workers. Both Fumi and George were generous people. When some of
their customers were going through a tough time and may have lost their job, Fumi
would insist they come in a get food to feed their family and pay them when they
could. They were both kind and caring people. I for one will miss them.
Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Tim Butters
Assistant Chapter Director
CA-2W
The Wolf Pack
Words from our District Directors
Vincent and Pamela
Puterbaugh
Goodbye To A Dear Friend
Last month was an emotional rollercoaster of highs and lows. First, California felt the loss of
one of our most beloved Life Members with the unexpected passing of Larry Pickens. Then
there was the absolutely perfect memorial service at which over 200 GWRRA members attended. It was beautiful to see so many members come together from all over the Region to
celebrate his life and to show his wife, Donna, so much love and support. As your District
Directors, it was truly one of our proudest moments as we saw such an outpouring of love and
respect for a friend and family member. Later that week, Larry was laid to rest at the Riverside National Cemetery in a solemn ceremony as only the military can do. We can truly say
that there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.
Two days later, most of the same people gathered in Bakersfield for our annual Officer’s Conference. Deputy Directors Anita and J.R. Alkire were there to install Mike and Barri Critzman
as our new Motorist Awareness National Directors as well as Mike and Ruth Burke as the new
Region “F” Educators. That evening, most of the attendees gathered in our suite for a party
that ran until the wee hours of the morning. I would like to provide more details of that event,
but we promised everyone there that what happens in Bakersfield stays in Bakersfield so if
you want to know what really goes on you will just have to attend next year.
This month Chapter CA1-I kicks off our rally season with their annual Valentine’s Day run,
this year it is a full week before Valentine’s Day so it will not interfere with your personal Valentines celebration. So please come out and support chapter CA-1I on February 7th at Bert’s
Mega-Mall in Covina. We will again announce the winner of this year’s Chapter of the Year.
We look forward to seeing everyone there, until next month…
Ride well and ride often,
Vincent and Pamela Puterbaugh
Words from our Chapter Educators
Shirley and
Joe Machado
First we would like to say we wish Donna well. Larry will be missed by all of us. Larry had a great smile and was
always upbeat. Joe and I always had a good time when we were with the two of you. Hope to see you soon..
This article is a continuation of the one I've been writing for the newsletter. There will be one more segment
next month.
Hand Signals
Certain hand signals are optional in group riding: turn signals on the bikes ahead will usually advise a rider without a
CB that a turn is coming up, for example, and hand signals in a turning situation may actually add to the danger for
some. However, other hand signals are extremely helpful to the rider who has no other means to communicate.
The most important two hand signals for a non-CB equipped rider are these: pointing to an obstacle in the road, warning the rider to avoid it; and pointing to the tank. The rider who has no CB should be advised that, no matter what his
reason, if he points to the tank on his bike, he will be telling those following him (especially the Drag or Tail Bike)
that he needs to stop as soon as possible. This may be because he needs fuel; because he wants to make a “potty stop”;
because he is having a mechanical problem; because he is having a crisis of confidence; or for any other reason at all.
Such a signal will be relayed to the Lead Bike. If a convenient place is available, the Lead Bike may orchestrate a stop
by the whole group. If not, the affected bike can count on the Drag Bike to stop with him to try to help him.
Other hand signals may be useful to bikes not equipped with a CB during a group ride. These include:
 Back off – Palm of let hand shown to group, pushing motion toward rear of bike
 Ready to ride – “Thumbs up” high enough in air to be visible to Lead Bike
 Single-file formation – One finger or flat hand points to the sky on top of the helmet
 Slow down – Left arm is held out straight, then goes up and down
 Smoky alert (police or emergency vehicles) – Hand taps top of helmet several times
 Speed up or close ranks in formation – Left arm makes “windmill” sign
 Staggered formation – First finger and little finger point to the sky on top of helmet (“Horns” sign)
 U-turn – Left hand makes circle in air over head
Universal ‘Caution/Warning/Danger’ Signal
Though it is not, yet, a universally agreed to signal, it should be. That is, whenever a rider observes a potential threat,
or wants to announce that he may need to change speeds quickly, that rider is obliged to tap his front brake lever twice
in rapid succession.
Any rider following that bike needs to do two things when he observes that signal:
 slow down in order to widen his following distance
 repeat the signal to insure that bikes following receive the warning
In the event that no emergency or rapid speed change is needed or occurs within a minute or so of seeing that signal
then all bikers can assume the potential emergency has passed and can resume normal speeds and spacing. Nothing
was lost yet everyone took defensive postures, just in case. That, after all, was the purpose of the signal in the first
place.
Words from our Chapter Educators
Shirley and
Joe Machado
Exceptions to Normal Guidelines
The often-heard rule, “Ride Your Own Ride”, means that any guideline for group riding can and should be ignored
when it doesn’t make sense. Determining whether this is the case and acting prudently is each rider’s individual responsibility at all times.
Under normal circumstances, the Lead Bike will choose a lane, will determine the speed at which the riders are to
travel will suggest the formation which makes maneuvers most safe, and will navigate.
Common exceptions to these guidelines occur with a rider who is not yet experienced with group riding. If a maneuver looks too dangerous or awkward for the new rider to complete safely, he or she should do what he needs to do to
protect himself and avoid an accident. This may mean passing up a turn or taking it very slowly, or parking somewhere not with the group, or going more slowly through a curve than the riders ahead of him.
Each rider commands his entire area within a lane and may move to left or right in it as required.
Another exception: the Drag Bike may not travel in the same path as the rest of the group. If, for example, a two-lane
road is narrowing so that a lane is about to be lost, the Drag Bike will frequently “close the door” by moving out of
the group’s staggered formation into the lane which is soon to disappear. This is to prevent a four-wheeler from trying
at the last minute to pass part of the group and then have to cut into it when the pavement runs out. Even if the riders
near the back of the group observe that the Drag Bike is no longer in the position where he has been riding most of the
time, they should maintain their own place in the group.
Remember to Ride Safe and
Ride your own Ride.
Shirley and Joe Machado
Rider Educators CA-2W Clovis CA
The Wolf Pack
Words from our Chapter Treasurer
Teri Rippe
January is just about over with and a new month will be here before we know it! I can't believe how quick the past couple of years have flown by! With the new year - comes
change... and maybe a little less stress... taking over as the Treasurer (once again) is something I can handle...and enjoy doing. Oh yeah, I forgot, I am currently (temporarily) the
Chapter Store person also....so, if you think that is something that you would like to do, let
Larry know, it's real easy, just bring some of our inventory to the meetings, if a purchase is
made, fill out a receipt and hand it over to me so I can make the deposit. Easy! We have
some cool stuff in inventory, shirts, hats (we would like to order more if there is enough interest), pins, patches, travel mugs..
The January gathering started off just right! I won $65 with the 50/50 drawing!! Yay
me! That was fun, lets see if we can do that again.............fun money for Disneyworld....thanks
everyone who pitched in!
Hopefully this years fund raisers will include a brown bag auction, that is always fun and
the Chapter brings in lots of $$$. Don't forget your Savemart Shares card, also good at
Food Maxx - every quarter the Chapter receives a check - free money! Stuff like this and
our fund raisers help pay for special outings - like Ice cream runs, or paying for your Christmas Party meal....
So, let’s have a great year!!
And have a great month!
Teri Rippe
Treasurer
Chapter Store/temporarily
FEBRUARY SOCIAL
When: February 12th, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Todd’s Cookhouse Bar-B-Que – Clovis, CA
Todd and his wife Alice ran the Todd’s Cookhouse in Oakhurst for many years. They have now renamed the Oakhurst location Alice’s Cookhouse and Todd has just opened up a Clovis location.
The initial reviews on Yelp look good. Reviews report the Food is spot on and the service is improving over the first day’s soft opening.
I have stopped several times in Oakhurst at the original location. It is small and cramped but good
food. Service and some menu items were a bit inconsistent at that location but over all a very good
Bar-B-Que. If you like good Southern Cat fish this was very well done at the old location.
Meals run $11 to $30. Sandwiches and multi-meat plates are the standard fare. They a great Bread
Pudding and I think something for every appetite.
They are located on Clovis avenue between Shaw and Barstow avenues, just south of Old town
Clovis.
Level I:
Safe Rider Program
Jim Conrad
Butch Erlewine
Mary Erlewine
Ken Gong
Mike Machado
Athena Netz
Beverly Pruitt
Mary Richardson
R
R
C
R
R
R
R
C
Level II:
Tour Rider Program
R = Rider
C = Co-Rider
B = Both
As of: January 1, 2015
Level IV:
Master Tour Rider
Randy Hopkins
Rich Richardson
Steve Rippe
Teri Rippe
Level III:
Certified Tour Rider
Tim Butters
Paty Clyborne
Ross Clyborne
Kris Hall
Larry Jenkins
Lindy Jenkins
Alan Larson
Hans Mikkelsen
Dan Netz
Diane Netz
R
R
R
R
R
C
R
R
R
C
Senior Master Tour Riders
R
R
R
C
Joe Machado
Shirley Machado
R
R
To learn more about how you can move up to the next ride level, talk to your
Chapter Educator, Shirley Machado. It’s easy, fun, and you will learn techniques to
ride your bike more safely. Ride safety is what GWRRA is all about!
Note: the above lists contain active members only.
High Mileage: All the mileage on any motorcycle
since be-
coming a licensed driver of motorcycles.
Lists updated as of January 01, 2015.
50,000 miles
100,000 miles
250,000 miles
Tim Butters
Larry Jenkins
Lindy Jenkins
Hans Mikkelsen
Teri Rippe
Paty Clyborne
Ross Clyborne
Dan Netz
Steve Rippe
Joe Machado
150,000 miles
200,000 miles
450,000 miles
Shirley Machado
Butch Erlewine
Randy Hopkins
300,000 miles
Jim Conrad
Rich Richardson
Safe Miles: All the mileage without accident since joining
GWRRA
5,000 Miles
25,000 Miles
75,000 Miles
Ken Gong
Kris Hall
Mike Machado
Athena Netz
Beverly Pruitt
Paty Clyborne
Larry Jenkins
Lindy Jenkins
Alan Larson
Dan Netz
Rich Richardson
Ross Clyborne
10,000 Miles
Tim Butters
Randy Hopkins
30,000 Miles
150,000 Miles
Steve Rippe
200,000 miles
Shirley Machado
Teri Rippe
225,000 miles
15,000 Miles
50,000 Miles
Hans Mikkelsen
Diane Netz
Jim Conrad
Joe Machado
300,000 miles
Butch Erlewine
Words from our Membership
Enhancement Coordinator
Paty Clyborne
Happy New Year to one and all!
This month I want to talk about one of the perks of GWRRA membership that I actually got to use.
On Christmas Eve my husband and I got in my car to go run some errands. As we were driving
down the road the check engine light came on and the car started to kind of vibrate. So we pulled
over and looked in the car manual. The manual says “do not drive car and to call mechanic. “ Since
cars are so computerized now I was really worried that this was a very bad thing and I was going to
be out big bucks. Christmas time is not a time I want to be dealing with car repairs or anything like
that. So…. we limped home and called our mechanic (happens to be our son).
We were told that the car should be towed to the dealership. So Friday we got out our Towbusters
Plus card and within minutes (probably half hour at the most) we had a tow truck and were on our
way to the dealership. I was totally impressed at how fast they (Towbusters Plus) were able to get us
taken care of. It would have probably been faster if it had been an emergency (they did ask if we
were ok and if it was an emergency). The car was fixed fast and it didn’t hurt the Christmas budget
too much. So I can say first hand that having Towbusters Plus is a great thing and really gives me
peace of mind.
I also wanted to say to those of you who missed it, the gathering at the Machado house for New
Years Eve was fun. David, Diane, Shirley and Teri played a game of Mille Bourne (it’s a card game
where you try to reach 1000 miles and everyone tries to stop you with flat tires and the like) . Teri
won and she had never played before. Yay Teri! Then we played a game called Balderdash. It was
a riot. You have to make up definitions to words (mostly words we never heard of) and mixed in
with the made up definitions is the real definition. It is more fun to play than it is to explain. I
laughed until I cried.
THANK YOU Dan and Diane. I look forward to a rematch. Fun Fun Fun!
Paty Clyborne
Membership Enhancement
Coordinator
Words from our Ride Coordinator
Dan Netz
Valentine’s Day Ride
When: Feb 14th – After the Gathering
Leave: 10:30 AM (Approximately – We leave shortly after the meeting.)
Where: Casa De Fruta
Duration 5 hours – give or take
We will leave right after the meeting. Our ride will take us out Hwy 180 to Mendota. Up Interstate 5 to Hwy 152 and on to Pacheco Pass to
Casa De Fruta. They have a nice picnic area and Restaurant/Snack bar so we can have a Picnic lunch. The store features Candies, Ice Cream
and Fudge. They also have a Wine shop and a Fruit Stand. We can buy our sweets a sweet!.
Feb 21st Ride to Mariposa – Via Ben Hur Road
Bad Weather postponed this ride in December, so we will try again.
When: Feb 21st
Leave: 9:00 AM - Starbucks – River Park.
Where: Mariposa and Oakhurst
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
We will ride up 41 to Hwy 145, over to Hensley Lake, on to Raymond and up Ben Hur to Mariposa.
Hwy 49 will take us to Oakhurst and back to Fresno from there. A lunch stop is optional and we can discuss it at the ride meeting. With all
the rain we had the hills should be all green and lovely.
I hope to see you on one or both of these rides!!
Dan Netz
Chapter Gathering at Yosemite Falls Café on January 3
February 2015
Sun
1
Mon
2
Tue
3
Wed
4
Thu
5
Fri
6
Sat
7Chapter
Event CA-1I in
West Covina,
CA
8
15
Hans Mikkelsen
22
9
16
Presidents’
Day
23
10
11
17Team Meet- 18
12Chapter
13
14Chapter
Social at 6:30
pm at Todd’s
Cookhouse.
Mike Machado
Gathering at
Yosemite Falls
Café Breakfast
at 8:00 am Mtg
at 9:00 am
19
20
21
Ken and Angie
Gong
Ben Hur Road
to Mariposa
9am River-Park
Starbucks
27Friday
28
ing at Brook’s
Ranch dinner at
6:00 pm
24
Tim Butters
25
26
Night Out
Mountain Mike’s
Pizza at First
and Herndon
6:30pm
March 2015
Sun
1
Mon
2
Tue
3
Wed
4
Thu
5
Fri
6
Sat
7Chapter Gathering at Yosemite Falls Café
Breakfast at 8:00
am Meeting at
9:00 am
8
15
9
16
10Steve and 11
12Chapter
Teri Rippe
Social at 6:30
pm
17Team Meet- 18
19
ing at Brooks
Ranch dinner at
6:00 pm
23
24
14
20Friday
21
Night Out
Mountain Mikes
Pizza—First &
Herndon
6:30pm
Shirley Machado
22
13
25 Richard
26
27Chapter
28Chapter
Richardson
Margie Vigil
Event CA-1R in
Mesquite, NV
Event CA-1R in
Mesquite, NV
Sean and Diane
Lewis
29Returning 30
home from Mesquite, NV Palm
Sunday
31
Upcoming Events for CA-2W: February 2015
February 7
Chapter CA-1I in West Covina, CA
February 12
Chapter Social Todd’s Cookhouse on Clovis Ave. 6:30 pm
February 14
Chapter Gathering at Yosemite Falls Café Breakfast at
8:00 am Gathering start time is 9:00 am. After Meeting ride
to Casa De Fruta
February 17
Team Meeting at Brook’s Ranch 6:30 pm
February 21
Ben Hur Road to Mariposa Ride. Leaving River Park Star
bucks (southern one next to traffic circle) at 9:00 am
February 27
Friday Night Out at Mountain Mike’s Pizza at First and
Herndon 6:30 pm
Next Month’s Chapter Events
March 7
Chapter Gathering at Yosemite Falls Café Breakfast at
8:00 am Gathering start time is 9:00 am.
March 12
Chapter Social to be announced
March 17
Team Meeting at Brook’s Ranch 6:30 pm
March 20
Friday Night Out to be announced
March 27-29
CA-1R’s Rally in the Valley. Mesquite, NV
Meeting Locations: Point North will be at the Starbucks on
Herndon at Golden State. Point South will be at Brook’s Ranch,
Chestnut at Hwy 99. Seminars will be at Clawson’s Motorsports
6334 N. Blackstone, Fresno.
Upcoming Chapter Events for California Chapters
Date
Chapter and Place
Pre-register cutoff
February 7, 2015
CA-1I in West Covina, CA
1/27/2015
March 27-29, 2015
CA-1R in Mesquite, NV
2/23/2015
April 11, 2015
CA-1A in Lancaster, CA
To be announced
April 19, 2015
CA-1Q in Buena Park, CA
To be announced
May 2, 2015
CA-1K in Canoga Park, CA
To be announced
May 16. 2015
CA-2K in Fairfield, CA
To be announced
June 6, 2015
CA-1L in San Luis Obispo, Ca
To be announced
June 14, 2015
CA-1D in Paramount, CA
To be announced
June 27, 2015
CA-2N in Sonora, CA
To be announced
July 18, 2015
CA-C in Sacramento, CA
To be announced
September 19, 2015
CA-2W in Fresno, CA
To be announced
September 26, 2015
CA-1Z in Rainbow, CA
To be announced
September 27, 2015
CA-1V in Victorville, CA
To be announced
October 10, 2015
CA-2R in Redding, CA
To be announced
October 17, 2015
CA-1M in Redland, CA
To be announced
October 24, 2105
CA-1F in San Diego, CA
To be announced
Upcoming events for District, Region, National
Date
Location
Pre-register cutoff
May 22-25, 2015
Region “F” in Tucson, AZ
June 17-21, 2015
Reno Rendezvous in Reno, NV
September 3-7, 2015
District Convention To be announced
To be announced
September 3-6, 2015
GWRRA Wing Ding in Huntsville, AL
See Wing World Mag.
October 2014 issue
To be announced
See Wing World Mag.
October 2014 issue
Chapter CA-2W Support Team
CA-2W
Chapter Directors
Larry and Lindy Jenkins
559-718-8665/8837
[email protected]
[email protected]
CA-2W
Assistant Chapter
Director
Tim Butters
[email protected]
CA-2W
Chapter Educators
Shirley and Joe Machado
(559) 471-9190
[email protected]
CA-2W
Treasurer
Teri Rippe
(559) 240-5966
[email protected]
CA-2W
Membership Enhancement
Coordinator
Paty Clyborne
[email protected]
CA-2W
Ride Coordinator and
Public Relations
Dan Netz
(559) 392-1237
[email protected]
CA-2W
Chapter Store
Teri Rippe
(559) 240-5966
[email protected]
CA-2W
50/50 Chairperson
Mike Machado
CA-2W
Sunshine Coordinator
Lindy Jenkins
(559) 718-8837
[email protected]
CA-2W
Web Master
Sean Lewis
(559) 347-4278
[email protected]
CA-2W
Ways and Means
Dan Netz
(559) 392-1237
[email protected]
CA-2W
Newsletter Editor
Steve Rippe
(559)298-2456
[email protected]
CA-2W
Individual of the Year
To be announced
CA-2W
Couple of the Year
To be announced
Chapter Web Site
www.ca2w-gwrra.org
Chapter CA-2W Members
Members
Last Name
First Name
Butters
Tim
Butters
Suzanne (Sue)
Clyborne,
Ross
Clyborne,
Celebration Dates
Birthdate
Anniversary
February 24,
Year Joining
GWRRA
June 12,
June, 2009
June 12,
December 2014
July 28,
July 28,
June, 1987
Paty
September 19,
July 28,
June, 1987
Conrad
Jim
December 13,
May 21,
October, 2000
Conrad
Ann
August 10,
May 21,
September, 2012
Derfeldt
Dan
November 117
November 17
2014
Derfeldt
Mary Ann
November 21
November 17
2014
Gong,
Ken
November 25,
February 20,
April, 2009
Hopkins
Randy
October 30,
Jenkins
Larry
May 19,
May 3,
April, 2005
Jenkins
Lindy
November 18,
May 3,
April, 2005
Larson
Alan
September 7,
September 28,
June, 2011
Larson
Sandra Ann
November 25,
September 28,
June, 2011
Lewis
Sean
November 9,
March 28,
July, 2014
Lewis
Diane
September 23,
March 28,
July, 2014
Machado Jr,
Joe
September 18,
June 7,
April, 1994
Machado
Shirley
March 17,
June 7,
April, 1994
Machado
Mike
February 13,
Mikkelsen,
Hans
February 15,
December 23,
April, 2010
Netz,
Dan
September 9,
October 24,
March, 2009
Netz,
Diane
August 15,
October 24,
March, 2009
Netz,
Athena
November 28,
Overley,
Scott
November 20,
July 24,
October, 2009
Overley,
Becky
August 13,
July 24,
October, 2009
Pruett
Beverly
June 22,
Richardson,
Richard
March 25,
June 19,
September, 2005
Richardson,
Mary
December 27,
June 19,
November, 2009
Rippe,
Steve
April 8,
March 10,
July, 2006
Rippe,
Teri
June 8,
March 10,
February, 2007
Styles (Netz)
Lisa
June 21,
January, 2009
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March, 2009
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March, 2009
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Mike Machado February 13
Hans Mikkelsen February 15
Tim Butters February 24
Ken and Angie Gong
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California District Team
California District
District Directors
Vincent and Pamela Puterbaugh
(951) 435-6000 (Vincent)
(951) 453-9867 (Pamela)
[email protected]
[email protected]
California District
Assistant District Directors
John and Linda Boman
(951) 440-0657 (John)
(951) 259-5277 (Linda)
[email protected]
[email protected]
California District
Treasurer
Diana Hibden
(310) 638-2830
[email protected]
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California District
District Educator
Mike and Ruth Burke
(209) 536-1318
[email protected]
California District
Assistant District
Educators
Nick and Terri Riolo
(209) 462-6122
[email protected]
[email protected]
California District
District Photographer
Jim Miller
760-275-0314
[email protected]
California District
Membership and Retention Coordinators
Garrett (Gary) and
Dee Bowers
(661) 729-6754
[email protected]
California District
Assistant Membership and Retention Coordinators
Steve and Alma Sprenkle
(619) 585-9112
[email protected]
California District
Lady Ride Coordinator
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Diana Hibden
(310) 638-2830
[email protected]
California District
District Store Managers
Robert and Tina Gulley
[email protected]
California District
Convention Coordinators
Bill and Rene Johnson
(707) 631-4102
[email protected]
California District
Vendor Coordinator
California District
Chapter of the Year
OPEN POSITION
California District
Parking Lot Practice
Trainer (PLP)
Mike and Elma Maury
(858) 485-7216
[email protected]
California District
Couple of the Year and Individual of the Year
Coordinator (COY) (IOY)
Mike and Ruth Burke
(209) 536-1318
[email protected]
California District
Motorist Awareness
Program Coordinators
Robert and Linda Harmon
(661) 810-5154 (Bob)
(661) 810-5157 (Linda)
[email protected]
[email protected]
California District
Motorist Awareness
Program Coordinators
Assistants
Bob and Nancy Clark
(661) 943-5663
[email protected]
California District
Couple of the Year
Bob and Nancy Clark
(661) 943-5663
[email protected]
Member of CA-1A
California District
Medic First Aid
Coordinators
Robert and Linda Harmon
(661) 810-5154 (Bob)
(661) 810-5157 (Linda)
Bharmon85Wgmail.com
[email protected]
California District
Medic First Aid Assistants
Bob and Nancy Clark
(661) 943-5663
[email protected]
California District
Individual of the Year
Ken Parmann
Member of CA-1L
California District
District Artist
Ruth Burke
(209) 536-1318
[email protected]
California District
Newsletter Editor
Pamela Puterbaugh
(951) 453-9867
[email protected]
California District
Web Master
Scott Wienke
Coordinator
OPEN POSITION
[email protected]
CA District Web Site www.gwrra-ca.org
Southwest Region F (fun) Team
Region F
Directors
Keith and Teresa Morrison
(505) 922-9250
(505) 414-7239 (Keith’s)
(505) 414-7238 (Teresa’s)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Directors
Joyce and Rick Elmore
(970) 619-8140
(303) 803-3748 (Joyce)
(303) 803-5378 (Rick)
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Directors
Cathy and George Diaz
(949) 551-4896
(949) 302-8664 (Cathy)
(714) 813-6989 (George)
[email protected]
Region F
Treasurer
Patti O’Neill-Esposito and
Sal Esposito
(408) 244-7722
(408) 639-0415 cell
[email protected]
Region F
Educators
Dave and Dee Gormley
(520) 749-5653
[email protected]
Region F
Leadership Trainers
Garry Howland
(303) 677-0203
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Educator
Mike and Ruth Burke
(209) 536-1318
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Educators and Medic First Aid Training Coordinators
Joel and Marti Winkler
(626) 969-7486
[email protected]
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Educators and Motorist Awareness
Program Coordinators
Mike and Barri Critzman
(760) 786-3405
[email protected]
Region F
Membership Enhancement Coordinator
Kenneth and Cindy Kelly
(623) 229-9339
(623) 297-3620
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Trainers
Harry and Amy Jenkins
(505) 730-6267
[email protected]
Region F
Region Store
Sallie and John Baldwin
(480) 983-0823
[email protected]
Region F
Public Relations
Coordinators
Dennis and Karen Long
(262) 366-6206
[email protected]
Region F
2015 Chapter of the Year
Colorado Chapter L
Lakewood, CO
Region F
Couple and Individual of the Year Coordinators
JoAnn and Jim MacLean
(661) 251-5420
[email protected]
Region F
Couple and Individual of the Year Assistant
Coordinators
Rich Mason
(562) 315-5213
[email protected]
Region F
Couple of the Year (COY)
Bob and Jan Wills
[email protected]
Region F
Individual of the Year (IOY)
Brian Lape
[email protected]
Region F
Convention Vendor
Coordinators
Donna and Larry Pickens
(661) 726-5145
(661) 547-2733 (Donna)
(661) 547-3166 (Larry)
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Convention Vendor Coordinators
Jan and Ken Pedder
(661) 810-7606 (Jan Cell)
(661) 943-7014 (home)
Region F
Newsletter Editors
Tom and Vicki Lorenz
(714) 968-4393
(714) 801-8664 (cell)
[email protected]
Region F
Assistant Region Educator/
Rider Course Training Coordinator
This is an open position at this time.
Region F
Webmaster
Tom and Lisa Evans
(575) 652-3144
(732) 809-2184 (cell)
[email protected]
Region F Web Site www.gwrra-regionf.org
GWRRA National Team
GWRRA Nation Team
Directors
Ray and Sandi Garris
(602) 404-6875
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Directors of Divisions/Programs
Dave and Gwen Carter
(815) 477-9893
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Director of Finance
Jeffrey Liner
(423)336-5835
GWRRA Nation Team
Member Enhancement
Directors
Bob and Karla Greer
(770) 473-1316
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Rider Education Directors
Tony and Michelle Van Schaick
(919) 346-1433
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Leadership Training
Director
Paul and Cheryl Brosher
(260) 344-1646
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Editor in Chief Wing
World Magazine
Kevin Whipps
(623) 581-2500 ext. 253
[email protected]
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Global Affairs Director
Deputy Director Overseas
Dan and Rachel Sanderovich
972-542-300-311 Israel
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Deputy Directors East
Region A, B, D and N
Bob and Nancy Shrader
(352) 668-3164
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Deputy Directors Central
Region E and H
Bill and Dea Ann Gray
(918) 231-9371
[email protected]
GWRRA Nation Team
Deputy Director Canada
Bob and Carolyn Pinet
(905) 336-6166
GWRRA Nation Team
Deputy Director West
Region F and I
Anita and JR Alkire
4331 Summit Drive
La Mesa, Ca 91941-7842
(619) 741-8893 (home)
(858) 922-2251 (cell)
(619) 741-8859 (fax)
[email protected]
GWRRA Web Site www.gwrra.org
GWRRA - www.gwrra.org
go to Benefits to learn about the following:
- Rescue Plus Towing
- Gold Book
- Financial Services and Insurance
- Discounts at hotels
- Wireless Discounts
- Office Max
- Sears
- and much more!
Call Customer Service for GWRRA – 1-800-843-9460
Email customer Service – [email protected]
Go Online – www.gwrra.org/members
Gathering Times
Chapter
Chapter Director (s)
Gathering Location
3rd Sunday
Breakfast @ 8:30
Gathering @ 9:00
CAC
Bob and Nancy Harris
(209) 744-8560
[email protected]
ELKS Lodge #6
6446 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
1st Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:15
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1A
Lance and Dee Wilson
(661) 992-7701
[email protected]
Greenhouse Café
1169 Commerce Center
Lancaster, CA 93534
3rd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1C
Jim and Karen Miller
(760) 275-0314
[email protected]
Burgers & Beer
72-772 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA
4th Sunday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA1D
Cliff Kennish
(323) 582-4398
[email protected]
Paramount Elks Lodge
8108 E. Alondra Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
2nd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA1F
Tammy Burmeister
(619) 335-3260
[email protected]
Broken Yolk Café
1851 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
2nd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA1I
George and Norma Mocabee
(626) 945-5988
[email protected]
Denny’s
546 W. Baseline Rd.
Glendora, CA
Last Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1K
Ken Freeland
(818) 370-3572
[email protected]
Denny’s Diner
8330 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
2nd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA1L
Bob and Barbara Dowdy
(805) 226-9175
[email protected]
IHOP
212 Madonna Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
2nd Sunday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1M
Barbara Tait Co-CD
(909) 910-4640
[email protected]
Pepper Steak
26589 Highland Avenue
Highland, CA 92346
2nd Sunday
Breakfast @ 7:30
Gathering @ 8:00
CA1Q
Robin and David Black
(562) 505-6682
[email protected]
Black Bear Dinner
7005 Knott Ave
Buena Park, CA 90602
1st Sunday
Breakfast @ 7:30
Gathering @ 8:00
CA1R
Michael and Gayle Davis
(949) 916-4761
[email protected]
Home Town Buffet
1008 E. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
3rd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1S
Jo Jolitz
(805) 216-6661
[email protected]
Carrow’s
2401 Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93003
3rd Sunday
Breakfast @ 7:00
Gathering @ 8:00
CA1V
Mike and Barri Critzman
(760) 245-9218
[email protected]
Maxwell’s
17772 Wika Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307
1st Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA1Z
Ginger and Danny Merritt
(951) 285-3597
[email protected]
Home Town Buffet
40390 Margarita Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
4th Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA2A
Greg and Kay Boyajian
(559) 638-4931
[email protected]
Old Salles Café
2082 N. J Street
Tulare, CA 93274
2nd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA2J
Alex and Marce Ageev
(925) 497-4480
[email protected]
Home Town Buffet
2050 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520
4th Sunday
Breakfast @ 8:30
Gathering @ 9:00
CA2K
Steve and Karen Palatino
(707) 426-4847
[email protected]
Benicia Grill II
2390 N. Texas St.
Fairfield, CA 94533
2nd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 9:00
CA2N
Kenneth and Linda Stark
(209) 450-6742
flyerq[email protected]
Pine Tree Restaurant
19601 Hess Ave.
Sonora, CA 95370
3rd Saturday
Breakfast @ 7:30
Gathering @ 8:30
CA2Q
Don and Beth Kuellmer
(925) 487-5750 (925) 487-1931
[email protected]
Black Bear Diner
5100 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
2rd Sunday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:30
CA2R
Dave Wilson
(530) 275-5521
[email protected]
Vittles Restaurant
2685 North Street
Anderson, CA 96007
3rd Saturday
Breakfast @ 8:00
Gathering @ 8:45
CA2S
Charlie and Deborah Porzio
(408) 710-6227
[email protected]
Home Town Buffet
212 Ranch Drive
Milpitas, CA 85035
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Words from your Newsletter Editor
Steve Rippe
I find myself writing these earlier and earlier each month. I’m not quite sure why I’m in such a hurry to
wrap up my monthly “to do” list but maybe it’s because I enjoy it. We all need to find something we enjoy
doing because I don’t think we are meant to vegetate in front of the tube.
For my wife, as most of you know, it’s her hobby/job of embroidery. I’m rather certain that her monetary
compensation doesn’t come close to the amount of time and attention to detail she spends on each project.
The only real reason for her to do it is that she enjoys doing for others and this exercises her talents.
That’s something I think we should all strive for, to find something to do that we enjoy because it exercises
our own innate or learned abilities. Giving back can be its own reward as well. So by now you’re beginning
to wonder “Where I am going with all this jabber?”
Consider volunteering to help out with the Chapter. There are so many things that you can do to help and it
turns out, are fun! We need a Sunshine person. That person gets to recognize all of our members who are
having a birthday and/or anniversary each month. They make sure new members or potential members feel
welcome. A pretty simple yet vital job.
Another job that may be available is Assistant Chapter Membership Enhancement Coordinator. This person
assists the MEC in keeping track of our members and making sure they all know how much they’re appreciated. The MEC’s are always looking for ways to make being a member rewarding.
Yet another job would be to run the Chapter Store. You would need to bring a few things to sell at the meetings and keep track of what we have in stock.
So don’t be shy, get involved with your chapter. Tell Larry you’d like to help out and where you think
you’ll fit in. This chapter can only be as good as you make it to be.
Remember…..
February 2015
First Class Mail
GWRRA Chapter CA-2W
Steve Rippe Newsletter Editor
3225 Keats Ave.
Clovis, CA 93619
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf
And the strength of the Wolf is the
Pack
Rudyard Kipling
This newsletter is published monthly for
the enjoyment of it’s members and
friends of the Clovis chapter of the Gold
Wing Road Riders Association for good
riding and comradeship.
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