Chapter Director's corner
Carl & Jan Breeding
It's Rally time! Some of the Districts have already had theirs, and Alabama will be having their 2015 District Rally 14-16 May at the Lakepoint Lodge at the Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, Alabama. Jan and I will be participating in the District Couple of the Year selection, there will be seminars, skits, vendors, and costume contests. I realize it is a long trip and time is precious, but we always have fun when we attend these events.
May 9th is our annual Motorist Awareness Day, we will be manning the Welcome Center for the afternoon shift this year, relieving Chapter B at the Rocket on the southbound side of I-65 south of the Tennessee line. We will have an assortment of brochures and bumper stickers to pass out to any who want them, and ice water to welcome them, anything we can do to encourage the motoring public to "Watch out for Motorcycles!"
We have had a couple of dry days to ride this month, hopefully there will be more during May. Those who went down to visit the "40 to Phoenix" group had a good day, I know Jan enjoyed the challenge of keeping her speed up so she didn't hold up the pack on the speedway. The Blooming Festival didn't go quite as well, after waiting for over half an hour to get a bus from the designated parking area to the festival, we decided to get back on the bikes and just go for a ride.
If you don't enjoy the selection of activities the chapter offers, I have a challenge for you: Bring your ideas and share them at our next "Ride Planning Meeting." The next one is scheduled for 31 May at Sue Chapman's house at 3PM.
I hope the month of May is drier than our April, I am quite ready for some good riding weather and for new adventures with the chapter. Ride safe, ride often.
Carl and Jan Breeding
A Note from Your Ride Educators
Safety is an Attitude
May is a great time to take advantage of great weather and more opportunity to ride and to be a safer rider. Hopefully, the things learned on a ride will reduce your risk on the road so we can all enjoy the company of our friends and continue to ride. It’s not without saying that we all have busy schedules, with work; honey do lists, and so on, and with great weather lately, there’s plenty of folks already out riding just about every day.
Steve & Shirley Kremer
It is a great time to take an inventory of your personal training records in Rider Education as well as other programs to reflect on what you have already attended and what is coming due for recertification. In Rider Ed, we have provided a way for any Member to log in and check on your Level status and training history. You don’t have to be a Rider Educator or Officer to use this handy tool. The process is described below:
LOGIN box, enter your Username and Password if you know it. It is the same one you would use for signing into the message board. If you need help or don’t know what your username and password are, there is a link “I need help logging in” to click on. Follow the instructions given to obtain your login information, then return to the login page and log in.
A Note from Your District Directors
If the old saying about April showers bringing May flowers is true, then there should be plenty of plants flowering. I, for one, have just about had enough rain to last for a while.
May is just around the corner and so is the Alabama District Rally. We have been planning and working to hopefully provide everyone with a good time. Eufaula is a great place to go, and it seems to just provide a relaxing atmosphere when you get there. That is the key word - RELAX. There will be dinner on Thursday night, seminars on Friday and Saturday, a riding Poker Run, Talent Show and an escorted ride to the National Infantry Museum. All of the events and times will be posted; so take advantage of anything that you might like.
As most of you know, Gail and I will be stepping down at closing ceremonies. We want everyone to know how much we have enjoyed being your District Directors. Alabama GWRRA is blessed with so many wonderful members, and this is truly a great organization. Frank and Linda Teasley will be taking the reins, and we know that you will support them the same way you have supported us. The change will take place at Closing Ceremonies on Saturday evening. We are still going to be active as both the Alabama and Region A MFA Coordinators. Thanks again for all you have done, and we Love each and every one of you.
Robert & Gail Brown