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 July, 2013 March, 2009 August, 2013 March, 2009 The above list is of active members only. If you think that there are any errors here, please contact Steve Rippe. Mike Machado February 13 Hans Mikkelsen February 15 Tim Butters February 24 Ken and Angie Gong We can’t include you if we don’t have your information. Contact Steve Rippe to make sure you’re on file! 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] [email protected] 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]al.net 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 avanschaic[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 [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 Law Tigers -- Nationwide Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Law Tigers is a professional association of motorcycle injury lawyers who help riders every day. Our association consists of a skilled group of personal injury lawyers whose mission is to support and promote the well being of motorcyclists. 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Personalized motorcycle training to take your skills to the next level. You'll be smoother, more confident, relaxed — ready to take on the curves and have fun doing it. No racing, just proven techniques from expert motorcycle instructors on your own personal highway. Your wait is over. Enroll today! Read about Nancy and Walt's Great Alaskan Adventure as they explore our 49th state and at the same time help raise money to help eradicate breast and ovarian cancer. Two Weeks On Two Wheels In Alaska STREETMASTERS MOTORCYCLE WORKSHOPS P. O. Box 1252 Corona, California 92878-1252 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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