|Frank & Linda Teasley|
Email Central Asst. Directors[tea swin g*bh am:r r:com]
Oh what a great activity and riding month we all have had this month. So much going on and so much to do that it has been hard to decide what comes first. We participated with the Chapter M folks and the Maggie Valley Ride that Jim and Sue Jackson put together and what a great time! We saw some sights and had some experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime. We made some new friends and went some places that we never knew existed. Special thanks go to Sandy and GG Parker who live in Silverhill AL for making sure we knew about this one and getting us to participate. We also participated in some great Chapter A rides to Louisiana and what great experiences there too. We are so fortunate to have our local chapter family to share experiences and fun with and we love you all.
As I write this, Kathy and I just returned from our week of fun with our MS Chapter L family from Laurel MS. We left with them after the MS Rally in Gulfport MS and we have ridden this whole week through MS, some of GA, some of TN and a lot of KY and now back in AL and man what a time we have had!! We had great experiences, great riding, great weather and most of all, great friends and family from MS. Special thanks go out to Kenny and Joanna Williamson of Chapter L for planning this adventure and inviting us to participate. Once again, memories were made for a lifetime and we love it!!!
We are so proud of our new Region A Couple of the Year, Dewey and Alice Cole. What a wonderful experience we had with their selection at the Region A Convention in Eufaula last month and what a GREAT COUPLE to represent us this year! They did a terrific job in their interviews and sharing with the group and we will be excited to see them become the new International Couple of the Year at Wing Ding 37 next year in Huntsville AL. Make sure you have made plans to attend and support Dewey and Alice in their quest as well as take advantage of the opportunity to have a lot more fun, right here in Alabama. A number of people have already signed up and made reservations for this event but if you haven’t and want to go, you better get your reservations made soon. It will be FUN, FUN, FUN so get going and do it with us!
Remember that GWRRA is a wonderful association and we want all “good folks” to be part of our great family. Share your calendars and your experiences and feel free to call me or Kathy anytime if we can assist in some way with you. We look forward to many more miles of riding pleasure with all of you and please be safe out there. That’s the only way we can continue to make it fun.
|Max & Kathy Tanner|
Email Southern Asst. Directors[mta nner 321* yaho o:com]
Well things will be slowing down a bit now that all the Rally/ventions are over.
We wound down with the MS Convention where there were a lot of clowning around going on and everyone having a good time.
At closing Bobby and Lori stepped down as Dist. Dir.’s. They did a great job and will be a hard act to follow. Harry & Diane Schaffer will be the Dist. Directors and I am sure they will do a great job also.
It is that time of the year when the Chapters should be thinking about their next Couple of the year. This should be someone who is active and helps make the chapter fun. This is an honor to a couple for outstanding achievements to the chapter not a job that they have to do. All a couple has to do is have fun. If they will compete for Dist. COY it will be even more fun.
GWRRA lost a fellow member this month. I lost a dear Friend and I will miss him very much.
James (Jim) Marlow fought a long hard battle with cancer. He was a member and the ACD of Chapter D in Anniston. He was a friend to all that new him and had a heart of gold. RIP my Friend.
Christmas party plans will be made soon I would suggest making it a reunion. All chapters have members on their ARL that no longer ride due to health and or other reasons that were active at one time may even be life members, and then there are the ones that you have never seen at a meeting but have been members for a long time. Invite all the folks to your party bring your picture albums you will be surprised at the memories it will bring back to them. We did this in our Chapter and they had a ball.
Alabama has did a great job in recruiting new members this year but we are still losing more that we gain if you have any ideas to retain members please share with the rest of us. If they are not involved and having fun they don’t want to stick around seems like.
This is getting long so till next month.
Ride safe and have fun.
|Kenneth (YoYo) & Veronica Campbell |
Mem bers hipE nhan cement
This is a very exciting time for us. Being Alabama District and Region A Couple of the Year has given us the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and to spread our love of GWRRA and the Couple of the Year program to everyone we meet.
September and October were busy months. September 25-26-27 we attended North Carolina District Convention at Cherokee. What a great rally it was with lots to do and lots of vendors. We enjoyed visiting with friends we had not seen for a while and we made lots of new friends. October 4th we attended Motorcycle Safety weekend in Lincoln, Alabama. We learned a lot. We want to say THANKS to all that worked at making it a successful weekend. Then October 16-17-18 we were in Gulfport, Mississippi at their District Convention. CONGRATULATIONS to Harry and Diane Shafer. They are the new Mississippi District Directors. We had a great time on the coast. Weather was perfect and they kept everyone busy with things to do. We had the opportunity to judge the Bike Show. Then on the 25th we rode with our Home Chapter "N" to Soda Pop Junction in Tennessee and had lunch and then we rode on to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Amish Country. The weather was sunny and a good time was had by 13 bikers. October is coming to a end. Happy Halloween! We are hoping to visit some chapters in November. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Dewey & Alice Cole,
Alabama District Couple of the Year
Region "A" Couple of the Year
|Dewey and Alice Cole |
Email Alabama District Couple of The Year[tra vele rdca c*ne tsca pe:net]