Gold Wing Road Riders Association

August 2015 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
                                        2015 Couple of the year....................Tom & Ranita Buettner............................308-358-0949
                                        2015 Individual Of The Year..............Don Blessen............................................402-564-6705
     


Chapter Director

Summer is over, at least for all the rallies in this part of the country, and school is soon starting for most
communities. There is some sad news in my family with the sudden passing away of my sister, Lory, on July 19. 
Thank you to everyone for all the sympathy cards, thoughts, and prayers, that my family received. Chapter O
also has some sad news - they lost a member in a motorcycle accident. Also thank you to Don Blessen
for taking over the get-together last month in the absence of the Chapter Director and the Assistant Chapter 
Director. Now for some happy news - cream can party for this month's meeting with Dan Hamlings' hosting. 
It will be at Dick Bender's, south of Lindsay, on August 16th, at 12:30 p.m. Haven't done as much riding
this summer as I would have liked, so I'm behind on miles I usually put on. Since the wife had knee surgery,
she spent the majority recuperating at home, and that left me keeping the bowling alley open so everyone in
town has a place to go.   More good news is that the wedding is getting closer and we're going to be
busy with that - we are getting excited and looking forward to October!!  
Supper ride is on Thursday, August 13th, to Benedict at P & K Restaurant, eating @ 6:45 - see you there for good
food and fine conversation.  Until next time, happy trails and safe riding.

 Tim Krueger, Chapter Director
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Summer 2015 Calendar

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   
 

Here's a short list of thoughts that you should keep in mind to defend against an unwanted home intruder.  Sure, it’s common sense, but a reminder is always worthwhile.

THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU

This is very informative. 
Read to the end...worth your time!     

  1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 

  2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 

  3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 

  4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

  5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway. 

  6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy. 

  7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too. 

  8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.

  9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

  10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

  11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms. 

  12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

  13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at  http://www.faketv/   ....com/) 

8 MORE THINGS A BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU : 

  1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

  2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

  3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.

  4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

  5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets. 

  6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.

  7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation. 

  8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in. 

Protection for you and your home: 

If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you: 

WASP SPRAY 

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead. 

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use. 

"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." 

Maybe even save a life. 

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. 

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. 

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car . The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. 

It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime. 

 Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem . 


        Dave & Karen 



Christmas 2015 Second Chance 
New winners every month
July winner Phyllis Blessen, 4 tickets
Shirley Liss, chairmen

Wing Nut
Colin Koeppen, came out of Womens rest room after June meeting

 

NEBRASKA DISTRICT NEWS     

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2015 Thursday Night  Dinner Rides

8-13-15 P Krestaurant Benedict Ne. 402-
LeaveT-Bone@6;00 Eat@6;45
8-27-15 Wolfs Den Stanton Ne. 402-
LeaveSappBro.@6;00 Eat@6;45
9-10-15 The Office Lounge Hooper Ne. 402-654-3373
LeaveSappBro.@6;00 Eat@7;00
9-24-15 New Frontier BelgradeNe. 308-357-4121
LeaveCuby's @6;00 Eat@7;00

       August Birthdays: 

 8-4 Darlene Reynoldson,  8-7 Dan Hamling,  8-7 Jennifer Griffiths,  8-9 Linda Hamling,  8-13 Aaron Hamling   

August Anniversaries
 8-1 Jack & Kathy Wynn,  8-7 Dale Sharon Kumpf,  8-25 Bill & Patsy Downer



August Get-Together

The August meeting will be held at Dick Benders home.
August 16th, 2015 We will eat at 12:30pm.
Directions to Dick's is 4 miles south of Lindsay on the Lindsay Genoa Highway
or from the South, 5 miles West of Monroe on HGY #22, or 21/4 miles N/E of Genoa
on HGY#22 to 445th street, then North 12 miles
to 400th St then turn  east and go 1 3/4 mile (gravel) and it is on
the north side of the road.
If time allows we will tour Dick Benders giant John Deere toy collection.
Also everyone bring a salad or a dessert.


50/50 Winners July
Bill D. Dan H, Karen P.

July Mystery Person
none



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prayers for someone who is ill, anniversary celebrations, retirement partys, etc.)

With over 5,700 locations, visiting a different Dairy Queen Restaurant
every day would take you 15 YEARS! (BETTER GET GOING)
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