Chapter Director's corner
Carl & Jan Breeding
Ride Safe, Ride often, and
Carl & Jan
News from Your District Directors
Greetings fellow riders, we had a wonderful trip to Billings and Wing Ding this past month. We got to see many of this nations great sights including Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone and many, many more. Would like to have stayed another month out there and saw what we know we missed but work and home demanded our attention. A very special thanks to all who attended from the Alabama District and especially the ones who came by the onsite registration table on Wednesday and spent some time with us. We had a great time meeting members from all over the world. That is just a reminder of why we belong to this great organization, the members who are willing to help at any time with a smile on their face and a song in their heart. Thanks again to all who worked with us on Wednesday.
This month brings on several events for everyone to take a look at and hopefully get to attend. The Mississippi District Rally is scheduled for Oct 13, 14, and 15 in Biloxi. Two weeks later the Region A Rally will be held in beautiful Eufaula, Al on Oct 27, 28, and 29. A special grand prize of a cruise on Wingers and Waves will be given away at closing and you must be present to win. A great prize to start off the new year with! We hope to see all of you at both events. Here in the Alabama District we have a funday scheduled on Oct 22. Chapter S in Russellville will host their funday, details will be posted on the district website soon so make plans to attend. Chapter D currently holds the District Scrapbook and will post the next giveaway very soon so keep an eye on the District website for further details. There are two Rider Ed courses scheduled for the upcoming season, both to be held at Troy University in Dothan. The first will be a TRC class on Oct 8th and the second will be an ARC on Nov 5th. Information and sign up information are currently on the District website. These will probably be the last classes taught this year so if you need either one we encourage you to sign up. Last but certainly not least is the annual Birmingham Veterans Day parade on Nov 11th. Information and times to follow.
In closing, please remember our men and women in uniform who serve and protect us each day along with their families as well as all of our first responders and their families. These are trying times for all of us but especially for all of these brave men and women. Please keep them in your prayers. Please remember to check the District website often for upcoming events and special announcements. We hope to see all of you out on the road,
Frank and Linda Teasley
A Note from Your North Alabama Assistant District Directors
How do you, as the Chapter Director, plan your Chapter calendar for each month? Do you even put out a calendar for the members so they will know what is happening?
Robert & Gail Brown
A Note from Your District Educators
Rider Education/Motorist Awareness
The above picture is not meant to suggest coming in close contact to buffalo or other wild animals, but it perfectly portrays my overall impression of our trip to Wing Ding in Billings. I can only hope our trip to Grapevine, TX next year can come close to being as enjoyable. I always enjoy meeting up with friends formed at past rallies and catching up with what has been happening; this time I was so busy seeing things I hadn’t experienced before that I scarcely had time to catch my breath before it was over. If you haven’t ridden the Beartooth Pass, you owe it to yourself to do so before you die!
We had an Advanced Rider Course (ARC) (two wheeled vehicles) on September 17th in Russellville, we had a total of 11 bikes and 19 participants. I want to convey my appreciation to the members of chapters H and S who helped with the setup of the range and moving cones so we could conduct the course smoothly. With the assistance of James Clayson and chapter M we have a TRC scheduled in Dothan at Troy State University on 8 October and an ARC on 15 October. Further courses will be announced once facilities are firmed up and instructors are available. We are going to be requiring a $25 per bike deposit to register for the classes, we plan to refund the fee to riders who actually show up and take the classes. It is not fair to others to reserve a seat and then not show up. We are limited to 12 bikes or trikes in a class, and need to ensure we have the spaces for folks who will show up.
We appreciate the help we have received in finding the ranges in Russellville and Dothan. These ranges allow us to provide the much needed riding classes for our members. Additional ranges need to be found in our state to accommodate the demand for riding classes. Finding these new ranges will minimize the distance the students have to travel in the state to take a riding class.
Carl & Jan
A Note from our Alabama District Membership Enhancement Coordinators
Well the weather is fixing to make change from hot to cool then cold. From what I have been hearing we should expect a very cold winter this year. There are still some good riding left and a few more Rally’s and Chapter Events to participate in.
Kenneth & Veronica Campbell
Recipe of the Month
Graham Cracker Pecan Pieces
2 Sticks of butter
Bring butter and sugar to a boil, add pecans.
Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place graham cracker over paper. Pour butter mixture over graham crackers.
Let cool and break apart.
Scheduled Events for the Month
October - 2016
1, Sat - Ride - Banana Pudding Festival - Centerville, TN -- 8am - Athens Shell (Centerville River Park, 111 Dickson Rd. Centerville, TN 37033)
2, Sun - Safety - Ladies training - Parking lot course -- 10am (East Limestone High School parking lot)
5, Wed - Happy Birthday Carl Breeding
6, Thu - Dinner - Hildegard's Biergarten -- 630pm - 1010 Heathland Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816 (Located in the Research Park area near Madison Square Mall, off University Drive (Corner Of University Drive & Old Monrovia Road, behind Landers McClardy Subaru))
8, Sat - Ride - Clarkson Covered Bridge -- 9am - Athens Shell (1240 County Road 1043, Cullman, AL 35057)
9, Sun - Ride - Call a Friend Ride
10, Mon - Columbus Holiday (Observed)
13, Thu - Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL (Blue Chapter shirts)
15, Sat - Ride - Natchez Trace Trail Weekend Event -- 8am - Athens Shell (This is an overnight event.)
16, Sun - Ride - Haunted Cemetery tour -- 2-4pm Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville
20, Thu - Dinner - Clarks Restaurant -- 630pm - 1221 Kelli Dr, Athens, AL 35613 (Located at the Intersection of I-65 and HWY 72, Behind Cracker Barrel and RaceTrac)
22, Sat - Ride - Chapter S Funday -- 8am- Athens Shell (McFarland Park 200 James M Spain Drive Florence, AL. 35360) 10am - 2pm
23, Sun - Ride Planning - Michael and Rita Moore's home -- 4pm
25, Tue - Happy Anniversary Jerry & Melissa Rodgers
27, Thu - GWRRA - Region A Rally (Thru Saturday)
29, Sat - Ride - Chattanooga Tennessee Aquarium -- 7am - Madison Cracker Barrel Shell (One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402)
30, Sun - Safety - Road Captain's Course -- 1pm (Carl & Jan Breeding home)
- Ride - Call a Friend Ride
31, Mon - Halloween