Gold Wing Road Riders Association

August 2014 Newsletter

REGION "E"
America's Heartland 

NEBRASKA CHAPTER 'C'


                                        Chapter Directors.............................Tim & Teresa Krueger.............................402-741-1436
                                        Assistant Chapter Director................Larry Hladik............................................402-721-9489
                                        Chapter Treasurer.............................Phyllis Blessen.........................................402-564-6705
                                        Chapter Educators............................Dave & Karen Peters..............................402-362-5005
                                        Newsletter Editors............................Adolph & Shirley Liss..............................402-395-2850
                                        Membership Enhancement.................Dan & Linda Hamling..............................402-395-6391
                                        Chapter Scrapbook...........................Tim & Teresa Krueger............................402-741-1436
                                        Christmas Second Chance.................Shirley Liss..............................................402-395-2850
                                        Chapter Poker Hand.........................Phyllis Blessen..........................................402-564-6705
                                        Wing Nut Jury...................................Mildred Koeppen,      Sharon Kumpf,      Linda Hamling
                                        Chapter Ride Coordinater.................Don Griffiths............................................402-910-6540
                                        Chapter Supper Rides.......................Don & Phyllis Blessen..............................402-564-6705
                                        2014 Couple of the year....................Colin & Mildred Koeppen.......................402-395-6189
                                        2014 Individual Of The Year..............Al Kuta..................................................402-564-3778
     


Chapter Director

Been a good week here in Newman Grove, some riding and lots of working hard. Received a thank 
you letter for all the support from the Nebraska chapters from Bill and Nancy James.

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What a Year! Seems like it wasn't long ago that we were honored to represent 
Region E as the Region E Couple of the Year for 2013-2014. It really was a surprise 
to be selected because all the other couples were great and would
represent the Region superbly.

 Since then we have continued to meet many people and have felt the support 
from all the Region.  An talk about support - on stage at Wing Ding during the 
International selection it was truly heart warming to see the 'Sea of Red' in support 
of us.  The extra touch of the crowns and socks let us know that you were supporting 
us personally, as well as, the Region. 

During this year we have had the privilege of meeting old and new friends while
attending Chapter, District and Region events.  Now it is time for another great 
Region E Rally and a time to select a great couple to represent our 'Awesome' Region 
as the 2014-2015 COY.  We know it was tough for the judges last year and this year 
will be just as difficult to select the new couple.  We have met almost all of the couples 
going to the Region selection and they are fantastic. 

Through the experiences of the last year we have come to really appreciated the 
value of the Couple of the Year program.  We want to encourage all chapters to 
participate in this super program.  Surely each chapter has great people and honoring 
a couple and individual shows how much you appreciate all they do to support your 
chapter.  Once honored by your chapter, now is the time to return that honor by 
representing your chapter at District. Just be yourself and have fun

We won't disappear as we plan to continue visiting more chapter, Regions etc. 
and growing the friendships we value so greatly.  See you down the road! 

Thank you Region E for your support!!

Nancy and Bill James

Region E Couple of the Year [2013-2014]
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Supper ride is this Thursday, Aug. 7th, to the Howells Café in Howells, eating  
at 6:45.  For Columbus area riders, plan to leave Sapp  Brothers at 6:00.   Remember that 
this month's meeting has been moved to August 10, at 12:30, at the Hamling farm north of Albion. 
We are to bring a dessert or salad.  Thanks for Lisses and Koeppens for last month's meeting - we had 
a good time.   School starts August 13th for students, so summer is almost over - darn!!  No time to go 
to the Region E Rally in August.    I got a new part put on  the left handle bar of the Goldwing that will let 
me start in gear and it was an easy fix.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at it), 
I have no more news to write about, so this is it.  
Continue with fun and safe riding while  we have the good weather.  Until next time,

Tim Krueger, Chapter Director
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Assistant Chapter Director

Hi Chapter “ C “ ,

This being a short month between newsletters, and the fact that I have missed the last two, 
I thought I might get this in early.
Have not gotten to ride a lot this summer, not sure why, but time is just getting away 
always. We get to the monthly meetings but the trike gets to rest the balance of the time.
Our older son got back into the Goldwing world again. I found a very nice 2001 
used 1800 in Illinois for him. It has some miles on it, but it was a single owner 
unit and had a good price to it. He called the owner and on Sunday afternoon the 
owner called him back. Next thing I knew our son and wife were driving to Illinois 
with a trailer to pick it up. They drove all night to be back in Fremont the next day. 
He now owns four wings. He has a 1976 , 1977 , 1984 and now the 2001. Anyone 
wanting an older Goldwing ( 1976 or 1984 ) just ask me. By the way, when I said he 
returned to the Goldwing world, he did own a beautiful 2010 Harley Electra Glide.
Hoping that the weather is good for the weekend of August 15 to 17 as that is the Mystery 
ride weekend that Cindy and Gary put on . Always a very interesting few days to ride. 
They plan out places to go and give out clues to see if anyone can guess the ending point 
of the trip. So far, NO luck with that. Hope some other's may join up to go.

Think about the rides you took alone or with other people that you have riden. Good ride or
not so good, just the interesting stories about them. It is always fun to hear about them. 
Will be asking for your stories again at the meeting on Ausgust 10, Sunday.

Thanks Larry.


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Summer 2014 Calendar

                                    Aug 21-23 Colorado District Rally, “Wingin the Rockies”, Breckenridge, CO, for more info
                                    contact Jon Pons, DD, dd@coloradogwrra.com

                                    Sept 12-13 Wisconsin District Rally, “We Have Our Ducks in a Row”, Wisconsin Dells,
                                    for info contact Jerry Hempe, 920-979-5967,

                                    Sept 12-13 Kansas District Rally, “Where the Rails Meet the Trails”, Abiline, KS, for more
                                    info contact Jack Schoeck, DD, Kspowerstroke01@sbcglobal.net

                                    Sept 24-26 Illinois District Rally, “A Weekend of Heroes”, Mount Vernon, IL, more info at
                                    www.gwrra-ildistrict.com

                                    Sept 25-27 Iowa District Rally, “Herky Gone Wild”, Storm Lake, IA, more info contact
                                    Lonnie Borseth, DD; borseth2wings@gmail.com

For more rally information and schedules, go to www.gwrra.org and check the region maps for specific
 regions, states, district, or chapter activities.



Safety          
A little something for the co-rider.Co-riders are effective in helping a rider negotiate corners properly.By looking
towards the exit of the turn and riding with the bike ( no leaning or turning ) the rider will find the
 cornering smoother and will be able to lean appropriately.
 
                      P. S.   We can not be at the next meeting , so now you have somebody the make fun of .
 
                      Stay safe everybody
 
        Dave & Karen 


Christmas 2014 Second Chance is now at $87.75
Jack Wynn was our July winner, he was present, won 4 tickets
Shirley Liss, chairmen

Wing Nut
Colin Koeppen, replaced his battery, removed his seat to get to the battery,
took two people two hours to get the seat back on, then found that the
passenger cb cable was pinched under the seat (that's why the seat wouldn't
fit), took the seat back off, removed the cable replaced the seat 10 minutes tops.

 

NEBRASKA DISTRICT NEWS     

click HERE

 

2014 Thursday Night  Dinner Rides

8-7-2014 Owl Cafe, Howells NE.
leave Sapp Bro. @ 6:00   eat @ 6:45

8-21-2014   Eagles Nest,  Surprise NE.
leave T-Bone@6:00,   eat@6:45

9-4-2014 Cedar Inn, Creston NE.
leave Sapp Bro. @ 6:00  eat @ 6:45

9-18-2014 The Office Lounge, Hooper NE.
leave Sapp Bros. @ 6:00,  eat @ 7:00

       August Birthdays: 

8-7 Dan Hamling 8-7 Jennifer Griffiths 8-9 Linda Hamling, 8-13 Aaron Hamling 8-22 Don Casper

August Anniversaries

8-1 Jack & Kathy Wynn, 8-6 Don & Sharon Casper,  8-7 Dale Sharon Kumpf,  8-25 Bill & Patsy Downer



August  Gathering Sunday, August 10th, 12:30pm
at Dan & Linda Hamling farm
402-741-1262
hosted by The Hamlings
This will be a cookout, Hamlings will furnish the meat, plates and silverware
please bring a salad or desert.


50/50 Winners July
Teresa K, Connie H, Dan H, Karen M.

July Mystery Person
Mildred Koeppen

This space is reserved for any announcements ( children getting married, new grandchildren,
prayers for someone who is ill, anniversary celebrations, retirement partys, etc.)


Chapter Director
Tim & Theresa Krueger
ngbowl@megavision.com

Assistant Chapter Director
Larry Hladik
lhladik@kellyklosure.com

Newsletter Editor
Adolph Liss
adolphliss@frontiernet.net

Treasurer
Phyllis Blessen
dobless@frontier.com

Chapter Educators
Dave & Karen Peters
dkwings@neb.rr.com