|Florida District Convention
36th Annual Florida Gathering of the Wings
America The Beautiful
March 19-21, 2015
|Alabama District Convention
A Spring SPOOKtacular!!
May 14-16, 2015
|Georgia District Convention
Georgia Wing Fling
June 18-20, 2015
|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"
September 3-6, 2015
|Southeast Region "A" Convention
Southeast Region A Convention
October 29-31, 2015
More information to come.
** GWRRA Region A
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
The following article is reprinted from GWRRA Motorist Awareness Division.
"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.
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
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|22, || ||Sat||-||-T-O-D-A-Y-|
| ||-||New Moon|
|23, || ||Sun||-||Bible Week|
| ||-||America's Christian Heritage Week|
|27, || ||Thu||-||Thanksgiving Day|
|28, || ||Fri||-||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|29, || ||Sat||-||Iron Bowl|
|6, || ||Sat||-||Eldridge-Toy-Run
-- All roads lead to Eldridge Children's Home|
|25, || ||Thu||-||Christmas Holiday|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Updated: 9/29/2014 11:11:18 AM