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Florida District Convention

36th Annual Florida Gathering of the Wings
America The Beautiful
Kissimmee, Florida
March 19-21, 2015

Alabama District Convention

Hallowing
A Spring SPOOKtacular!!
Eufaula, Alabama
May 14-16, 2015

Georgia District Convention

Georgia Wing Fling
June 18-20, 2015
Dillard, GA

South Carolina District Convention

South Carolina District presents
Pirates of the Carolinas
July 16 - 18, 2015
Anderson, SC. 29621

Wing Ding 37

GWRRA's Wing Ding 37
"Rocket City Road Trip"
Huntsville, Alabama
September 3-6, 2015

Southeast Region "A" Convention

Southeast Region A Convention
October  29-31, 2015
Eufaula, AL

More information to come.
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SmileSmile

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.


-- Red Skelton

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Double Check

The following article is reprinted from GWRRA Motorist Awareness Division.

Space Cushioning

"Motorcyclists, who have significant room to maneuver while riding within a traffic lane, can use this margin to position themselves for maximum visibility to other motorists with safety and control of the situation." (NAMS, 2001)

Why Double Check?
  • About 3/4 of motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle.
  • Two-thirds of these accidents were caused by the motorist failing to yield the right of way.
  • The most common reason given by the motorist is, “I didn’t see the motorcycle.”
Why don't motorists see Motorcyclists?
  • Motorists, for the most part, are unfamiliar with motorcycles.
  • Motorists tend to look for and see the familiar - other motorists.
  • Motorcycles have a much smaller profile than vehicles; therefore, judging speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle is more difficult.
Where Are Accidents most likely to occur?
  • LEFT TURNS - Over 40% of all motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
  • VEHICLE BLIND SPOT - Motorcyclists are often hidden in a vehicles blind spot or missed in a quick look due to their size.

EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK TWICE - SAVE A LIFE

WHAT CAN A MOTORIST DO?
  • Expect to see motorcyclists.  Look twice!
  • Try to anticipate a motorcyclist's movements - be especially cautious at intersections and during lane changes.  "Take a second - Double check!"
  • Allow more space between your vehicle an a motorcyclist than you would for another vehicle.  "Ride aware!"
  • Be courteous - signal your intentions well in advance.

Remember - "How many motorcyclists have you seen today?  LOOK TWICE"

Submitted by Fred Rattan.

Announcement/ExtraThanksgiving Day Proclamation
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
Announcement/ExtraFirst Thanksgiving
First Thanksgiving
Learn the True story of the First Thanksgiving
11/22/2014   More...
Updated: 10/27/2014 5:23:41 PM

Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole   More...
Updated: 9/13/2014 11:05:26 AM

Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 8/13/2014 7:33:09 PM

Events Events
November - 2014
22,  Sat--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -New Moon
23,  Sun-Bible Week
 -America's Christian Heritage Week
 -Sagittarius
27,  Thu-Thanksgiving Day
28,  Fri-Thanksgiving Holiday
29,  Sat-Iron Bowl
December - 2014
6,  Sat-Eldridge-Toy-Run -- All roads lead to Eldridge Children's Home
25,  Thu-Christmas Holiday
January - 2015
1,  Thu-Chapter-A Annual New Years Day Ride -- 9:00am - Leave from Exit 13 (Hwy 158) & I-65 at the Wal-Mart Parking lot - Destination: Ezell's Catfish Camp, Lavaca
 -AL-M New Year's Day Ride-In -- ride flyer
 -New Year's Holiday
19,  Mon-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Events Chapter Meetings
November - 2014
25,  Tue-AL-A Mobile (Dixie Wings - Alabama's First Chapter) Meeting -- Morrison Cafeteria, I-65 and Airport Blvd, Mobile - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
December - 2014
2,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
4,  Thu-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Panda Buffet, 14633 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
5,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
6,  Sat-AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Route 77, Rainbow City - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm
 -AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)
9,  Tue-AL-U Dothan (Cruisin' U's) Meeting -- Golden Corral, Highway 231, On the circle, Dothan - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting -- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
11,  Thu-AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 585 Pinnacle Place, Prattville, AL 36066 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
13,  Sat-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- Gaston's Grill, 33801 Hwy 43, Thomasville - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
 -AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting -- Huntsville Christian Academy, West of Target Ctr on University behind car dealerships, Huntsville - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm
16,  Tue-AL-Q Millbrook (Coosa River Wings) Meeting -- Logan's Roadhouse, I-65 exit 179 Cobbs Ford Road West - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
18,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Fried Green Tomatoes, Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
19,  Fri-AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- Days Inn %281322 US-72 E%29 in Athens, See website for details - Meet/Eat 6:00pm
 -AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 9/29/2014 11:11:18 AM

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