Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Athens Eagle Wings
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  Chapter AL-H  -  Athens, AL     Alabama District  -  Region-A  -  Gold Wing Road Riders Association  

September 2015 

Chapter Director's corner

       
Carl & Jan Breeding
Chapter Directors GWRRA AL-H Athens Eagle Wings

August has started off to be a terrific month for Chapter H! We had eight members go to the District picnic, every chapter in the District was represented at the picnic.  Fun, food, and fellowship were enjoyed by all who attended. This is going out early so it can be published in time to be read before Wing Ding.

Visitation is contagious! We traveled to Columbia, Tennessee to meet with Chapter Q a few weeks back, to the District Picnic, and visited with chapter B on Tuesday; last night we were SWAMPED with visitors. We had a total of 45  folks attending our meeting, PLUS Bama Santa.  We had visitors not only from our neighboring Chapter B in Huntsville, but also Chapter S from Russellville, T in Hueytown, and Chapter D from all the way down in Anniston. A good deal of fellowshipping was enjoyed both inside the IHOP and outside in the parking lot.  Thanks to all who were there, including Bev and Ernest Quail and Richard Faust, a new recruit brought in by Jerry Rodgers.

I encourage all of you to join us when we go visit other chapters. I know I really enjoyed our meeting more because of the level of participation, and I was told they really enjoyed their visit.  Help us make visitors feel welcome, and they will return.

Chapter S Director, Mark Swindle invited us to attend a couple of events with them, so don't be surprised when they appear on the calendar. 

Chapter B's Fun Day is 29 August, IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE! -- 10:00am -3:00pm, GRAND PRIZE $1000 = $1 per ticket, $10.00 Registration (Sharon Johnson Park, 783 Coleman Road New Market AL 35761).

Wing Ding is 3 through 6 September, here locally in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center.  I encourage all of you to come join us, participate, and have fun.  These affairs are a blast once you get actively involved, but can be less so if all you are is a spectator waiting for someone to hand you an armload of fun.  We have made friends with other members from across the country, so Wing Ding can be like a big family reunion.

I know this sounds repetitive, but the reason GWRRA survives is because of the fellowship we enjoy by getting together with fellow riders.  Most of us have enough in common to enjoy the association and continue attending events even in the absence of a burning desire to get "one more piece of Safety Chrome for our bike."  I know we care enough to devote countless hours to teaching rider courses, Medic/First Aid courses, Motorist Awareness seminars, and the various rider education seminars.  If all you want to do is ride, that is perfectly OK, just don't get offended if others want the total experience that is available.

Ride safe, ride often, call a friend; or, better yet, join the chapter on a ride.

Carl
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Sometimes the Destination Will Change in Route

The weather is unpredictable this time of year. August in Alabama can be hot, humid, and with some stray showers. Packing for a day ride should include your cooling vest and a rain suit. Such was the case when we started out on a ride on the 15th of August. Our original destination was to MarcyJo’s for breakfast, then on to Nashville for the day.
Even the best laid out plans need some wiggle room. We started out the ride from the Athens Shell station, and before we could get 10 miles up the road, we decided to stop and put on our rain suits. It was pouring up ahead. We pulled into a gas station donned our suits, then waited for the storm to pass. This particular storm was filled with lightning and thunder. Best to wait for it to pass.
About 30 minutes later, we braved the weather and headed out. The worst of the storm was over, just a few sprinkles were left.  We jumped on Highway 65 north bound for a few miles. Once we crossed into Tennessee we got off at exit 1, then headed north on Route 31.  The lead trike was Floyd and Audrey McQueen, followed by Michael and Rita Moore, tailing was Carl and Jan Breeding. Our 3 trike caravan had set out for an adventure.
Route 31 north is a nice ride through the countryside.  We passed many nice farms, open fields, small towns and the Milky Way Farm in Pulaski. We continued on this road until we got to Columbia, Tennessee. Unbeknownst to the lead trike, MarcyJo’s is not on Route 31, nor in Columbia.  Somehow we missed our turn. Here is where the flexible part comes in.  A change of plans was made, and we stopped at Shoney’s and had breakfast. They had a nice buffet.  Will have to put MarcyJo’s back on the ride schedule for another day.
After we had finished breakfast, the rain was threatening again. It was decided we would go back down Route 31 south bound and stop at Milky Way Farms, to at least see the Manor House. Rain suits on, off we went. When we arrived at the Milky Way Farm, the storms were moving closer, so we decided to just ride up and look at the Manor House, but not get off the trikes.  It was a nice looking Manor House, we all agreed we needed to put it on the ride schedule for a time when we could take the Manor House tour.
My point in this write-up, is even though you may have a destination in mind, sometimes you have to be flexible. For the ride you ended up on could be as much fun as the ride you had originally planned. You open yourself up to new experiences and opportunities to see new things. Being flexible on rides in the late summer in Alabama is a must.

Jan and Carl Breeding
Chapter H Directors

Visiting the General Joe Wheeler Home

Nestled among the over-grown boxwoods and stately trees lies an Alabama gemstone. Cross over the railroad tracks and step back in time. A time when plantations and their palatial homes dotted the landscape.  Welcome to Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler home, in Hillsboro, Alabama.
This was our destination for our adventure. Eight of us headed over the river and through Decatur to locate this home.  It was actually easy to find, right off of State Route 20.  Jerry & Melissa lead the way, followed by Floyd & Audrey, Mike Chapman, Alice Chapman and bringing up the tail position was Carl and Jan Breeding.
We all arrived at Pond Spring just after 10 A.M. just missing the 10 A.M. guided tour. Not a problem, the 8 of us wandered the grounds, discovering the ice house, the family cemetery, log barn circa 1830, Hickman Log Dogtrot circa 1818, and the Sherrod house circa 1830. We would later learn the history of those buildings.  At 11 A.M. our tour guide opened the doors for us to come in.
The tour guide was a friendly lady, filled with all sorts of stories and facts about life in this home.  Tales of people who traveled the world, and brought home their treasures.  And tales of people who just stayed and worked on the plantation.  For about an hour she regaled us with these stories. A bit of history of General Joe Wheeler and his love of the Alabama countryside. His daughter was the person responsible for her father’s name being used for many worthy projects. To name a few: The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Wheeler Dam, and the Joe Wheeler State Park.  We were invited back on September 12th to help celebrate General Joe Wheeler’s birthday.
After the tour, we headed out on the bikes. Jerry leading the trike parade. We back tracked a little to catch County road 400.  A windy road following the river’s edge.  We passed many farms, fields planted with soy beans, corn, cotton and other crops and around the bend here and there a glimpse of the Tennessee River.  At the end of County road 400 we turned right on County road 150, which took us over to State road 101, also known as Wheeler Dam road. We turned left and went down a mile or so, and turned into Fisherman’s Resort. A small community of RV’s and cabins, right on the river’s edge.  At the end of this little road was the Lash’s Seafood restaurant. It is a little mom and pop kind of place serving fresh seafood. The menu had a wide variety of selections.  A good place to keep in mind when we are riding in this area again.
As with most afternoons in August, the dark clouds began to gather. We decided to head back on Highway 72. Jerry and Melissa dropped off at their home. The rest of us continued on to visit Larry and Julie Bradley.  Larry had been in the hospital earlier in the week, so we wanted to stop in and see him.  When we arrived at their home, they had just left to run an errand. Their daughter called them on the phone and they came right back home. We had a nice visit. Julie is keeping a short leash on Larry.  The good news is that Larry is feeling better with the help of some new medications. He is anxious to get back out on his trike.  A nice visit with the Bradley’s to conclude a fun day of riding.

Jan & Carl Breeding
Chapter H Directors

A Note from Your Ride Educators

Steve & Shirley Kremer
Chapter "H" Ride Educators

Lane Splitting (Filtering)

Lane Splitting as defined by Wikipedia refers to a two-wheeled vehicle moving between roadway lanes of vehicles that are proceeding in the same direction. More narrowly, it refers to overtaking slow or stopped vehicles by traveling between lanes. It is also sometimes called lane sharing, white lining, filtering, or stripe riding. Alternatively, lane splitting has been used to describe moving through traffic that is in motion, while filtering is used to describe moving through traffic that is stopped.

Lane splitting is controversial in the US, and is sometimes an issue in other countries. Questions are debated as to whether or not it is legal, whether or not it should be legal, and whether or not it should be practiced regardless of legality. Bills to legalize lane splitting have been introduced in state legislatures around the US over the last twenty years, but so far none has been enacted.

Filtering forward, in stopped or extremely slow traffic, requires very slow speed and AWARENESS that in a door zone, vehicle doors may unexpectedly open. Also, unexpected vehicle movements such as lane changes may occur with little warning. Potentially, lane splitting can lead to road rage on the part of drivers who feel frustrated that the motorcyclists are able to filter through the traffic jam.

Preliminary results from a study in the United Kingdom, conducted by the University of Nottingham for the Department of Transport, show that filtering is responsible for about 5% of motorcycle Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) accidents.  It also found that in these KSI cases the motorist is twice as likely to be at fault as the motorcyclist due to motorist "failing to take into account possible motorcycle riding strategies in heavy traffic".

When researching this article, I came across a picture depicting lane splitting in Bangkok, Thailand. The amount of congestion with cars, trucks and motorcycles was overwhelming to see. A four lane roadway, all proceeding in the same direction, was turned into a nine lane roadway with motorcycles occupying the spaces between vehicles and on what appeared to be both shoulders. This may work there but is unimaginable, to my thinking, here in the US. How long would it take for our motorists to get used to sharing lanes with motorcycles when they are already having trouble sharing the road with us?

As you can tell, I am very much against lane splitting as I feel it would be adding a dangerous practice to an already dangerous situation. That situation being the "I didn't see him" scenario. Fortunately, with the exception of California, state legislatures have been turning down bills to legalize lane splitting. Let's hope that continues.
Hope to see you at our next Chapter Meeting and remember to be visible. "Safety is Lifesaving".

Steve & Shirley Kremer

A Note from our Alabama District Couple of the Year


Carl & Jan Breeding, AL-H
Alabama District Couple of the Year

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all of you at the Alabama District Picnic, we got two treats in one that day.  First we got to see a large group we consider our friends, then we got to ride our Gold Wings for a few miles. Admittedly we got wet on the ride home,  but after the rain passed the ride was a lot cooler, the wet clothing acting like a full-body cooling vest for evaporative cooling.

For our Chapter H meeting this month we would like to thank the visitors from Chapters B, D, S, and T; we had 29 visitors at our chapter meeting, WOW! The restaurant was almost as thrilled as we were, and made the allowances necessary to fit everyone into our room for the meeting.  It is not very often we get five Chapter Directors at one meeting outside of a rally.

One of my favorite features of this association is the feeling of family that exists throughout the organization.  This is something that some do not see, and most cannot describe, but it exists. To us, that is what the "Chapter Life" we hear about really means.  It is the way a Chapter, District, Region, or the whole of GWRRA acts as a family, especially in time of crisis.  A family pulls together in the face of adversity, instead of everyone only being concerned with themselves and what they want. 

Don't forget that Wing Ding will be here in Huntsville 3 thru 6 September; come and meet more of our extended Family. Also, don't forget that the Alabama 2013 and Region A 2014 Couple of the Year will be competing for the 2015 International Couple of the Year.  Come and show your support for Dewy and Alice Cole in this completion.

Carl and Jan

News from Your District Directors


Frank & Linda Teasley
Alabama District Directors

Greetings fellow riders, August has flown by, as most months seem to do these days. With preparations for Wing Ding and other activities going on, time has really passed quickly. Speaking of Wing Ding, it is just around the corner. We hope all of you are making plans to attend. There are going to be lots of great activities going on, and of course, lots of vendors to see and hopefully buy from. This is a great time to get all of those “special goodies” you have had your eye on. We hope everyone gets a chance to attend, at least for a day or two, and have a great time right here in Alabama.

Speaking of August, we had annual District Picnic at the Confederate Memorial Park in Marbury on the 8th. Even though it was a bit warm, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We were certainly happy to announce, toward the end of the day, that every chapter in Alabama was represented. This was a proud moment for us and for the entire District Team and we hope a proud moment for all who attended. With lots of food, lots of fun, lots of prizes (including some cash) and most importantly, lots of time to spend with friends. We are already thinking about next year and the possibility of moving the picnic to a cooler time during the year. We will keep everyone apprised of this forthcoming decision.

After Wing Ding is over the next Region A events are the Mississippi District Rally and the Region A rally in October. We hope you are already making plans to attend both of these great events. Should be lots of fun at both, so don’t miss out.

Finally, please remember all of our men and women in uniform, and their families, who work each day to protect our way of life and also all of our first responders who work every day to help take care and protect us and their families also. We hope to see all of you out on the road,

Frank and Linda Teasley

A Note from Your District Educators

Rider Education/Motorist Awareness

Carl & Jan Breeding
Alabama District Rider Education Motorist Awareness Coordinators

I hope everyone is planning to participate in Wing Ding here in Huntsville for all of the FUN, Frivolity. Education, Vendors, Fun, Entertainment, Reunions, and all other facets of this event.  If you are unable to make it to Wing Ding, or even if you are coming, but want to occupy yourself with some of the many other activities, we are rapidly approaching our very own Rider Education Weekend on 3 and 4 October in Lincoln, Alabama.  We have lots of members signed up to take Rider Courses and Medic/First Aid, but we are still accepting registrations.  See the District web site or this is the web address: http://www.alabama-gwrra.org/page.asp?tab=23 .

I need to clarify the courses we plan to offer at the Rider Education Weekend.  Both the Trailering Course (two wheeled) and the Trike Trailering Course include a range portion pulling a trailer; they also automatically count as an update to your Advanced Rider Course (ARC) or Trike Rider Course (TRC) for the Levels Program.  You do not need to take both the ARC and the TC, nor the TRC and TTRC.  With that said, if you pull a trailer, I would encourage you to bring it and take the appropriate riding course.  If you have registered for both, I have tried to catch it and only enter the trailering version for the course enrollment.

I hope all of you are thinking about safety every time you get on your bike or in your car.  I don't mean be paranoid, I simply mean taking reasonable prudent measures to ensure your journey is a safe one.  Even cars and trucks require their own version of a T-CLOCS, the one for a two wheeled motorcycle is at: http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/Forms/N.17MotorcycleTCLOCSVersion_2011_06.pdf
Trikes are : http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/Forms/N.18GWRRATrikeCheckVersion_2011_06.pdf
Trailers: http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/Forms/N.19GWRRATrailerCheckVersion_2011_06.pdf
Sidecars: http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/Forms/N.21GWRRASidecarRigCheckVersion_2011_06.pdf.
For your car or truck, consult your owner's manual.  It may not be identical to one of these, but it should cover the same basics: Tires, Controls, Lights, Oils (and other liquids), and Chassis. Please, we would like to see you travel safely, do your vehicle check before traveling.

Ride safely, ride often, call a friend.

Carl and Jan

A Note from our Alabama District Membership Enhancement Coordinators


Kenneth & Veronica Campbell
Alabama District Membership Enhancement Coordinators

Well, August came and went in a hurry. Seems like we just had the district picnic last week. I think we had a good turnout. Every chapter in the district was represented. That may have been a first. It was a little on the warm side, but fun was had by all.
  It is just a few days till Wing Ding and will be in Huntsville, right in our back yard, so I expect to see a lot you Alabama folks there. Remember, we have ticket sales and poker run on Thursday.  If you would like to help out a couple of hours or so, please come by and do so. You MEC’s check in with John at the MEC table to see if he needs help. That is a good time to recruit a lot of new folks. Most all the District recruiters of the year do it at Wing Ding.
  Safety Week end will be coming up the first week end in October. You need to preregister; you can do it on line from any of the Chapter or Dist. Web Site. Even if your web page is not up to date or being used, the links are still there and will work. Again this will be at the Honda MFG. Plant in Lincoln, AL. Exit 165 north of I20. This is all free to GWRRA members in Alabama.
  I guess you all know by now that I hate doing News Letter articles. I can think of a thousand things to say till I set down to do it, then it’s like I'm hitting the reformat button on a hard drive. All information is gone.
  See you at Wing Ding
YOYO
Kenneth & Veronica Campbell
AL. Dist. MEC’s

Information Supertrain, Wing Ding Edition!

Good day, everyone!

Wing Ding is just around the corner, and to whet your appetite the Membership Enhancement Program would like to highlight just a few of the great FUN events that will be taking place this year.  Please share this information with your members so that they don’t miss a thing!  The full event schedule and seminar listing are online at www.wing-ding.org.

Throughout the week, be sure to visit the Goodie Booth.  There will be Trivia Contests, Let’s Make a Deal, talent shows, fashion shows, and MORE!  Plus there’s some great new GWRRA apparel to round out your wardrobe.  Check it out!

Wednesday, September 2
1:30 pm – International Couple of the Year Selection – come and root for your favorite!

Thursday, September 3
8:00 am – Join your GWRRA family for Opening Ceremonies!  Since you were already at the selection process on Wednesday, this is when you’ll find out who was selected!  You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from your Directors, Ray and Sandi Garris, and your new GWRRA President, Anita Alkire.  There’s some great things happening!

12-3 pm – Bushtec Rocket Launch – put your paper airplane skills to the test…you could win a Bushtec trailer!

Friday, September 4
12:30-1:30 pm – The Krazy Hat and Mascot contests are BACK!!  Show off your silly hats, bring your chapter mascots, join Ray and Sandi Garris and us for some serious FUN!!!

Saturday, September 5
11:30 am – Chapter of the Year Meet and Greet – Don’t miss this opportunity to meet GWRRA’s current Chapter of the Year.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how they achieved their success so that your chapter can participate too!

2:30 – Please plan to attend the MEP Open Forum where we will be providing exciting new information about the Membership Enhancement Program and announcing the 2014 MEP Coordinator of the Year.  We are excited about the opportunity to meet everyone, so c’mon down!

Special Interest Groups
Did you know that we have three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that your members might enjoy?

Classic Wing SIG – This group will meet on Thursday, September 3 at 11:30 am and again Saturday, September 5 at 1:00 pm.  The Classic Wing SIG is for discussions relating to vintage and early model Gold Wings: GL1000, GL1100, and GL1200.  This is the place to find out where to get some of those hard to find parts, and meet others with the same interest.

HAM Radio SIG – Our HAM radio enthusiasts will meet on Friday, September 4 at 11:30 am.

Camping/RV SIG – We have many camping enthusiasts in GWRRA, and this group will meet on Sunday, September 6 at 8:30 am.  They will discuss the topics that pertain to all campers (trailers, 5th wheels, to all sizes of drive-ables) including set up, living comfortably, storage, breakdown and all things in between. The seminar will also incorporate various ways to bring along your motorcycle.
These are just a FEW of the many great things that are happening at Wing Ding this year.  There’s so much going on that we can’t list it all. 

See everyone in Huntsville!  Come collect a hug from us – we can’t wait!

John and Barb Pons
Directors, Membership Enhancement Program
2014-2015 International Couple of the Year
303.993.7554
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Wing Ding 37 Schedule of events

Wednesday, Sept. 2
10:00am - 12:00pm Formation Riding and On-Field Training Intro............................ Milton Frank Stadium
............................................................................. 2801 15th Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
11:30am - 1:00pm International COY Interviews/Luncheon**........................Ballet Room (by Concert Hall)
12:00pm - 5:00pm RegIstration and Packet Pickup...............................................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Ticket Sales, Bike Giveaway & 50/50.....................................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Information Booth....................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Poker Run Check In/Out .........................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:00pm - 5:00pm GWRRA Recruiting Booth......................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
1:30pm - 3:30pm International COY Selection............................................................................. Concert Hall
4:00pm - 6:00pm Top Gun Practice................................................................................ Milton Frank Stadium
............................................................................. 2801 15th Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
6:00pm - 9:00pm Huntsville Welcome Party - Blastoff!.................................... U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Thursday, Sept. 3
8:30am - 5:00pm Registration and Packet Pickup...................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
8:00am - 9:00am Opening Ceremonies............................................................................................ VBC Arena
9:00am - 5:00pm Food Court...................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Poker Run Check In/Out .............................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Door Prize Pickup........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Ticket Sales – Bike Giveaway & 50/50.......................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm GWRRA Recruiting Booth..........................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Manufacturer Demo Rides.............................................................................Clinton Ave Lot
9:00am - 5:00pm Information Booth.......................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Indoor Trade Show................................................................................................ South Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm Top Gun Competition...................................................................... Milton Frank Stadium
............................................................................. 2801 15th Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
11:30am - 1:00pm Couple of the Year Reunion Luncheon**........................................................... Arena Café
12:00pm - 3:00pm Bushtec Rocket Launch! (Win a new Bushtec Trailer!)..................................... VBC Arena
2:30pm - 5:00pm Rider Education Open Forum Q&A .......................VBC Salon 3 (North Hall, Upper Level)
3:30pm - 4:00pm Bike Show Volunteer Team Meeting................................................................... VBC Arena
4:30pm Daily 50/50 Drawing ..................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
5:30pm - 8:00pm GWRRA presents Tim Decker! (Dinner/Entertainment event)*........................... North Hall
7:00pm - 8:30pm Light Parade Staging/Classification ...............................................Heart of Huntsville Drive
8:30pm Light Parade............................................................................................ Around VBC/Big Spring Park
9:00pm Light Parade Judging and Awards .................................................................Heart of Huntsville Drive

Friday, Sept. 4
8:00am - 8:45am CMA Services.................................................................................. Arena Prefunction Room
8:00am - 10:00am Drill Team Practice............................................................................. Milton Frank Stadium
........................................................................... 2801 15th Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
8:30am - 5:00pm Registration and Packet Pickup....................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Food Court....................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Poker Run Check In/Out ..............................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Door Prize Pickup.........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Ticket Sales – Bike & 50/50.........................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm GWRRA Recruiting Booth ..........................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Manufacturer Demo Rides.............................................................................Clinton Ave. Lot
9:00am - 5:00pm Information Booth........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Indoor Trade Show................................................................................................. South Hall
9:00am - 11:00am Bike Show Classification..................................................................................... VBC Arena
12:30pm - 1:30pm Mascot &Krazy Hat Contest......................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:30pm - 2:00pm Bike Show Staging.............................................................................................. VBC Arena
2:00pm - 4:00pm Bike Show Judging & Awards.............................................................................. VBC Arena
4:30pm Daily 50/50 Drawing....................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
5:00pm - 8:00pm ‘Rocking City’ MusicFest!...........................VBC Concert Hall, Big Spring Park, Lowe Mill, .............................................................................................and the Village of Providence!

Saturday, Sept. 5
7:00am - 8:30am Grand Parade Staging.......................................................................Heart of Huntsville Drive
8:00am - 8:45am CMA Services................................................................................... Arena Prefunction Room
8:30am Grand Parade....................................................................................................................See page WD19
8:30am - 5:00pm Registration and Packet Pickup.....................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Food Court.....................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Poker Run Check In/Out................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Door Prize Pickup..........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Ticket Sales, Bike Giveaway & 50/50...........................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm GWRRA Recruiting Booth ...........................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Manufacturer Demo Rides..............................................................................Clinton Ave. Lot
9:00am - 5:00pm Information Booth.........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 5:00pm Indoor Trade Show.................................................................................................. South Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm Drill Team Exhibition........................................................................ Milton Frank Stadium
............................................................................. 2801 15th Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
12:00pm - 2:00pm Overseas Delegate Reception Meeting**........................Ginko Room (Inside Concert Hall)
4:30pm Daily 50/50 Drawing....................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
5:30 pm - 6:30pm BBQ Dinner*................................................................................................................. Arena
6:30pm - 7:30pm J&M presents ‘Groove,’ North Alabama’s Party Band!................................................. Arena

Sunday, Sept. 6
8:00am - 8:45am CMA Services.................................................................................... Arena Prefunction Room
8:30am - 11:00am Registration and Packet Pickup.....................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 3:30pm Food Court......................................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 1:30pm Poker Run Check In/Out ................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 2:30pm Door Prize Pickup (may close early if all prizes awarded).............Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 2:30pm Ticket Sales, Bike Giveaway & 50/50 ...........................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 2:30pm GWRRA Recruiting Booth.............................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 2:30pm Manufacturer Demo Rides ..............................................................................Clinton Ave. Lot
9:00am - 2:30pm Information Booth...........................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
9:00am - 3:30pm Indoor Trade Show.....................................................................................................South Hall
9:00am - 11:00am Amazing Team Challenge..................................................................... Milton Frank Stadium
........................................................................... 2801 15th Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
10:00am Statistical Awards Announced (sign-up at GW Info Booth)........................Mission Control (East Hall)
12:30pm - 2:00pm Masters Luncheon*................................................................................................. North Hall
2:00pm Poker Run Winners Posted.............................................................................Mission Control (East Hall)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Ceremonies......................................................................................................... Arena

Items marked with * are separately charged and tickets sold in advance

Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Pizza

1 ½ cup of flour
1 stick butter (melted)
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1 cup confectioner sugar
1-8oz. cool whip
1-8oz. cream cheese
1 quart fresh strawberries
1 bag or container of strawberry glaze (I use sugar free)
Cookie sheet or round pizza pan

1st layer
Combine flour and melted butter together. If needed add a little flour until you get the consistency to spread the mixture on the pan with finger tips. Spread pecans on top and press into the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

2nd layer
Mix cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add cool whip and spread over crust.
Top with sliced strawberries.
Top with strawberry glaze.
Chill.

Scheduled Events for the Month

September - 2015

3,    Thu - Wing Ding -- Please come join the rest of GWRRA at the family get-together at Wing Ding, 3 thru 6 September (Von Braun Center, Huntsville) 

7,    Mon - Labor Holiday

10,    Thu - Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
11,    Fri - Event - Athens on the Square -- 6:30pm - meet at U.G. White, 101 N Jefferson St., Athens, Al 35611
      - Patriot Day -- Terrorist Attack on NY and DC 14th Anniversary
12,    Sat - Ride -Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum house - 601 Riverview Dr. Florence, AL 35630 -- 9am- Athens Shell

13,    Sun - Ride for Kids
      - Grandparent's Day
17,    Thu - Dinner - Burrito Express -- 6:15pm - 1260 Us Highway 72 E Ste G, Athens, AL 35611
18,    Fri - Happy Birthday Ben Jennings
19,    Sat - Ride - Leaf ride in TN -- 9am - Madison Cracker Barrel Shell
      - Trail of Tears -- Commemorative Motorcycle Ride

20,    Sun - Happy Anniversary Floyd and Audrey McQueen
23,    Wed - First Day of Autumn -- 08:38
25,    Fri - Ride - Train Ride weekend -- 6:30pm - Madison Shell (Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513) 

29,    Tue - Happy Birthday Mike Chapman

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