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									                                    GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION
                                        “Friends for Fun, Safety & Knowledge”
        REGION “B”                  NORTHEAST REGION                         FEBRUARY 2010               PA CHAPTER “O”

               Chapter O
  Chapter Directors:                   Bob & Bev Long       (724) 859-9582      long0549@comcast.net
                                                            (724) 845-1655
  Assistant Chapter Director           Dave Warheit &       (724) 295-2396
                                                            M(724) 316-5610
                                                                                dwarheit@salsgiver.com
                                       Wendy Taylor                             wendywoo@windstream.net
                                                            (814) 764-3354
  Chapter Educator                     Bob Long             (724) 859-9582      Long0549@comcast.net
  Treasurer                            Pete King            (724) 568-1345      kgswdshp@uastek.net
  Historians                           Bob Sweed &          (724) 465-2421      n3tgz@hotmail.com
                                       Diane Edgar                              di4575@hotmail.com
  Couple of the Year: 2009/2010        Bob Sweed &                              n3tgz@hotmail.com
                                                            (724) 465-2421
                                       Diane Edgar                              di4575@hotmail.com
  Pins/Patches & Goodies Coordinator   Pete King            (724) 568-1345      kgswdshp@uastek.net
  Membership/Public Affairs
  Cards & Greetings                    Ron & Carol Bevlin   (724) 463-9534      cbevlin@echomatrix.net & rbevlin@echomatrix.net
  Chapter O Ride Coordinator           George & Susan       (724) 763-1775      tenequip@windstream.net
                                       Wick                 M(724) 664-5856     stitchnqueen@gmail.com
  Chapter O Newsletter                 Carol & Ron Bevlin   (724) 463-9534      cbevlin@echomatrix.net
  Chapter “O” Web Page                 Dave Warheit
                                       webmaster                                http://pachaptero.com
  Chapter O Photographer               Wendy Taylor         (824) 764-3354      wendywoo@windstream.net
  Assistant Chapter Photographers      Susan Wick           (724) 763-1775      stitchnqueen@gmail.com
                                       Carol Bevlin         (724) 463-9534      cbevlin@echomatrix.net
            Region & District
  District Directors                   Tom & Renee          (570) 474-1014      goldwing@ptd.net
                                       Wasluck
  NW Assist PA District Directors      Dana & Danise        (814)-938-7136      DMHARTLE@Comcast.net
                                       Hartle
  District Educators                   John Steele          (717)-259-9266      wing90@aol.com
  2010 District Couple (Chp Y)         Miguel LeBron &      (215)-504-7094
                                       Gracy Tirado                             mlebrone@cntus.jnj.com
  District Web Master                  Mike & Darlene       (412) 795-6685      Auwinger@adelphia.net
                                       Ammerman
  GWRRA PA District Web Page
                                                                                www.codynparker.com/index.htm
  GWRRA PA Download Page               Monthly newsletter   (412)-372-1210      www.gotomra.com/gwrra/default.asp
                                       Jim McClintock
  Honda – Motorcycle Web Page                                                   http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/index.asp?bhcp=1
  GWRRA Organization                   Main Headquarters                        http://www.gwrra.org

CHAPTER O’S CHAPTER DIRECTOR CORNER:

“As I See It”
        Well another season is slowly coming to a close, I think. And time for us to start thinking
about the riding season which lays ahead. I again took a look at the schedule and I am really
excited about what we have on the agenda for this summer. It has a little bit of everything for
everyone. There is everything from mystery rides to week long adventures. So shine up the
chrome and check the tires and fill up the tank because we are heading out first light. I jest but
I am really serious when I say we are going to have some real riding enjoyment this year to take
part in.
        Thanks to all your suggestions and especially George and Sue's work on setting up the
schedule with the staff. We are in for some real summer fun. I can't wait for the end of May
and our trip to Rolling Thunder. I really enjoy that trip. All of you who had the opportunity to
join in can verify that it was a good time.
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       I was very happy to hear from Dave that the gathering went off without a hitch. I
apologize for not being there. But Mother Nature is playing games with my roof in Edinboro.
The freezing and thawing is causing me some real problems. Be that as it may I will be there for
next months gathering, We will have some very important information to pass along so
hopefully everyone will once again join in to make some decisions that need attending to. So
mark your calendars for the 14th of March our next breakfast /meeting. Hopefully we can go
there on a motorcycle. Hey, no harm in wishing right?
       Till then stay warm and healthy and make sure you have your Monkey Butt powder ready
for some really great times.
       Ride safe as always and I'm looking forward to seeing you all on the 14th.
      Bob & Bev Long
      GWRRA PA Chapter “O” Directors 2009/2010


CHAPTER O’S ASSISTANT CHAPTER DIRECTORS’ CORNER
      Our Chapter Directors, Bob and Bev Long, could not be with us at our February
gathering due to some winter issues at their summer home in Edinboro. So on behalf of
them, Wendy and I would like to thank each and every devoted member for taking the time to
attend what was to be a very informational meeting.
       Several items were discussed and among those was the proposed trip to Nova Scotia. A
meeting is scheduled to be held at my home during March to discuss the preliminary details
of the trip. You will find details later in the newsletter on this meeting. Bring your ideas with
you. No idea is too large or too small to be discussed. Just remember that the people in the
group are going to try to satisfy as many ideas as they can. This invitation is open to any
member of Chapter "O". The only request I ask is that if you are planning to come, please let
Wendy or I know via email so we can have a head count. I will be sending out a bulk email to
the membership a week before the meeting as a reminder. So if we haven't heard from you
within a few days of the meeting then we can assume that you will not be coming.
       As all of you know, this past winter so far has not been very nice to anyone; snow, snow
and more snow. I was thinking the other day that if we don't get some good weather pretty
soon, we won't be riding for quite sometime. I hope summer gets here quick. The next and
first big event of our chapter deals with the Indiana Mall bike show scheduled in April.
Complete details will be presented to the membership at the March gathering.
        George and Susan have presented the chapter with a ride schedule that was based on
all of your ideas so I am asking everyone to try and make as many rides and chapter events as
you possibly can.
      As I looked around the meeting room today, I could feel the closeness of the chapter
members toward each other. I POSITIVELY now know for a fact that our chapter is growing
closer and closer each and every time we meet and I think each and everyone of you deserve a
large pat on the back for making our chapter what it is today. Congratulations to everyone.
      Since the riding season is hopefully, just around the corner, some of you are probably
going to replace your old worn tires with new ones.10Have you thought about trying
Dynabeads to balance your tires? If so, Bob Sweed has some available at a very reasonable
price. You can even install them yourself. Just get in touch with him for the details.
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       Please check the Chapter "O" website periodically for the latest news. I realize that the
Chapter "O" YAHOO group page has not been used for the winter months. But since the
riding season is closing in on us, the group will start to be active again. So please check
there for members’ messages.
      Till next month, stay warm, be safe and we will see all of you at the March gathering.
             Dave "Dreamcatcher" Warheit and Wendy Taylor
             Chapter O Assistant Directors 2009/2010


CHAPTER O’S COY CORNER:
Hello from: Diane and Bob,
       Well the events from GWRRA this last month has really got things in an uproar. But as Diane
and I sit and discuss these things we realize why we are part of the GWRRA and more importantly
a part of Chapter O. I know we look at the leadership in Arizona and realize that part of our
dues just go to make the millionaires there a little richer.
       But we contribute every day to organizations that were started with good intentions like the
Red Cross and others across the county. These organizations were started by good hard working
people trying to do good for humanity. Then over the years their leaders got greedy running these
organizations and have became very rich from their supporters. The GWRRA is none different.
       We think that the Corporate leaders have lost touch with the membership and this in turn
have caused places where that membership has ran a muck. But like it is in our country bad deeds
of a few bring punishment to all. I think that Corporate heads need to look at and rethink their plan
of education, safety, and Fun.
       From the finding of our local leaders investigations one of the most important parts of the
organization is missing the Group Educator. So I guess it is time now to refocus and get thing back
to what they were started out as. It will be interesting if the leadership in Arizona can pull this off.
At this time it doesn't sound like they are off to a very good start.
       We know for the most part there are good benefits from the GWRRA. The Gold Book, Wing
World, the Roadside Assistance, and the most important part of GWRRA to us is Chapter
O. GWRRA has brought together a very good group of Friends. It’s not because of something they
do in a corporate office.
       It is because of what everyone in our group brings. This makes everyone an important part
of our group. They bring friendship with them every time we get together whether it is a ride or
meeting. It is the friends that we have here. It is so nice to be able to go to a meeting and
although we all love to ride, we have bound and found out so many of us have the same interest in
other parts of our lives.
       All though we are so different we are also have many things in common. I know whatever
may lie ahead for our Chapter, Diane and I have been proud to be the chapter couple and will
continue to do our best until the fate of Chapter O is decided.
       I know we have a very busy ride schedule planned for the upcoming summer. But Diane
and I want to be there and share the good times and fun with the group as much as possible.
       I read a Quote "I hire a lawyer not to tell me what to do, But how to do what I want".
Author unknown

      Bob Sweed & Diane Edgar
      Chapter O - COY 2009/2010
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                          NOVA SCOTIA OR BUST INFORMATION NIGHT
             When: March 20, 2010                           Time: 7:00 pm                                            N
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             Where: Dave Warheit’s home             Address: 111 Fourth Street, Freeport PA 16229
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             Home phone: 724-295-2396         Cell: 724-316-5610      Email: dwarheit@salsgiver.com
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             What to bring: Suggestions of where you want to tour – stops on the way to and from
   O         Nova Scotia. Also, the estimated fuel mileage that your motorcycle gets.
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   R         The trip is to leave PA on July 17th. We know that work schedules will not permit                       I
   T         everyone to come and go as they would like, so bring your schedule and see how things
             fit in.
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   N         This is a preliminary meeting to start and plan what could be an exciting and fantastic
             motorcycle trip. To have a well planned trip, there needs to be input from all. So mark                 E
   T         your calendar – bring your ideas – and have a Saturday night out with the gang.
             Let Dave or Wendy know if you are planning to attend on March 20th.

                                               BE SURE TO COME!

CHAPTER O’S RIDE COORDINATORS:
Preparing For Spring
         This time of year, it sure is good to get out and say “Hello” to all of our fellow riders in Chapter O. As
always, there are changes – both good and bad. The bottom line is the fact that we all like to ride. In fact for most
of us it is a passion.
         The hardiest of our group are already venturing out. (You are tough.) The rest of us are waiting for the
snow to melt and the weather to warm up a little more. While we are waiting, there are some things we can do so
we are prepared when the warmer days arrive. All drivers should be thinking ahead and doing some routine
maintenance for their safety and to increase the efficiency of their bikes. Check the tires. If they will need replaced,
do some research and figure out which ones will work best for you and if you need to buy new ones, get them
ordered. Remember that filters, both oil and air need changed regularly. The oil change and filter will help keep
your motor running smoothly. The air filter will help your gas mileage. Check your inspection sticker and make
sure you get inspected on time. Inspection is a safety issue which is important to you and the other vehicles which
are on the road. It wouldn’t hurt to also check the oil level in the rear wheel differential.
         On another note, there is something else everyone in Chapter O can do to help us do our job. The ride
schedule is posted. If you are planning to go on one of the rides (and we hope everyone is planning on more than
one), would you give us suggestions on what you want to see while we are riding? It would be easy to make a stop
or side trip so nothing really “good” is missed.
         We are looking forward to a wonderful riding year with all of you.

               George and Susan Wick
               Ride Coordinators 2009/2010
               PA GWRRA Chapter O

Be sure to check periodically on the Chapter O website for upcoming events and updates
            http://pachaptero.com                          Maintained and designed by Dave Warheit.

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                               Congratulations to Following: 02-21-2010 Meeting

      Progressive Drawing Winner:     Drawed several names but no one was present.
                                           Mike Vehovic and Dan Artman So March money will be $15
      50/50 Drawing: (1) Pete King                (2) Jim Lux – donated money for “Ride for Kids” collection




     Anniversaries
              Melvin & Marlene Long February 14                  George & Susan Wick    March 21
                                                                 Bob & Cindy Hughes     March 31


     Happy Birthday
                            February                                        March
              Jonathan Pike         February 09               Lisle Shoop          March 05
                                    February 24               Barbara Shoop        March 25
              Nora Yount Northeast Region, PA”O” Friends for Fun, Safety & Knowledge November 2008
             Region “B”,
                                                              Brad Blystone        March 26
                                                              John Fox             March 27

     In Our Thoughts & Prayers:
     All our friends and neighbors - who may be under the weather or suffering from aches and pains. If you
     know or hear of someone who has been ill or hurt – please notify your Chapter Directors.
     Glad to see Larry Powell at the meeting after his recent surgery on his knee.




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                                           Restaurant
                                                          411 Butler Road
                                                          Kittanning PA
                                                           (724) 545-7981

Second Sunday of month (unless noted)                       Contact: Tina
Breakfast: 8 am    Meeting: 9 am




                   BANANA NUT BREAD
                   BANANA NUT BREAD                                       Ride for Kids Drawing
        1 box of yellow cake mix                                    Winner of a Handmade Basket filled
        1 egg                                                       with Hot Sauce and Rubs:
                                                                           Wendy Taylor
        1/2 cup milk
        1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)                  Winner of Homemade Cream Puffs:
        1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)                            Colleen Powell

        In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, egg and milk.           The handmade basket was created and
        Add bananas; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.            donated by Donna & Don Lloyd.
        Stir in nuts.
                                                                    The cream puffs were baked by Pam
        Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2 in. loaf pans.      Boyer. Wonder if she made extra for
        Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a            Art?
        toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
        Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to            Each month two Chapter O members
                                                                    will donate something to be chanced off
        wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.             for the Ride for Kids Charity to be held
                                                                    on August 08, 2010.
        Geri Fox
                                                                    Lets see if we can top last years total
                                                                    donation.


    LOOKING FOR YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES.

    They can be simple or hard – only require
    ent is that they are “Good”.

    Let’s see how many we can come up with in
    2009.

    What I am hearing about the previous recipes –          6
    is that they are REALLY GOOD.
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NATIONAL NEWS:                                                        FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GWRRA
   Wing Ding 2010 Goes to Des Moines, Iowa. They boast the largest climate-controlled skywalk system per capita in the
world! Connecting meeting facilities, shopping, restaurants and entertainment, the extensive, 4 mile skywalk allows visitors
to enjoy Downtown Des Moines all year long no matter what season it is.
Free motorcycle parking near the facility, and FREE shuttles from the downtown hotels.
   If you are planning to attend, Region B would appreciate it if you would consider volunteering some of your time to help
them fulfill some of their obligations. All volunteers receive FREE ICE CREAM and a Wing Ding Volunteer Badge along with
lots of appreciation, thanks and gratitude from the Region Staff. Region Bis responsible for the Light Parade and the Grand
Parade and helping Region E with Security Support as well.
   NEW REGION POSITIONS.. John and Mary Knight has been appointed as new Region Newsletter Editors replacing Debbie
Casale who has done it for the past 2 years.



FROM THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR:
          Happy Groundhogs Day. Were not sure what’s to be happy about, since Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more
weeks of winter! YUCK!!!! We were hoping to get ready for riding season early this year. Guess we will be using the heated
clothing a little longer.
          Finally the paperwork is completed. Thank you for getting this to us so that we could meet our deadline with getting
it to the Region Directors. In January, were able to attend Jeff and Nancy Landis first gathering as Chapter Y’s Directors.
          We were impressed with the new ideas they, along with their staff have come up with. Looks as though they are
going to have a great year on the J and N Express.
          Later that night, we attended Chapter M’s After Christmas party. While there, we were given pictures and told to
figure out the name of the Christmas Carol the picture represented… Mary, you got us all! Actually what started out as an
individual thing turned into a great group effort at our table.
          The next day, we attended Chapter L’s gathering. Jay and Debbie Keck, the new CD’s, did a great job. As soon as
anyone walked through that door, they were warmly greeted and made to feel welcome. They have been coming up with a lot
of new ideas. Chapter L is good hands with Jay and Debbie, and their ACD Jack Chamberlain. On February 6th we held the
District Staff Meeting at the Hotel Carlisle. Despite Mother Nature throwing us a curve ball, dumping snow all over
Pennsylvania, we had 65% of the people signed up to be at the meeting brave the snow and attend. Since most had over night
reservation they arrived before the snow started to fall. Over night and into the day on Saturday there had to be at least 18” of
snow on the ground at the hotel. It stopped around noon, just in time for everyone to go home. There were a few that stayed
overnight on Saturday not knowing how the roads were going to be. We left after the meeting and had no trouble getting
home. Route 81 going north from the hotel was clear all the way home. Penn DOT did a fantastic job keeping up with the
snow and keeping the roads clear.
          We covered a lot of information at the District Staff meeting. Here is brief summary of what we went over: We are
very fortunate to have surrounded ourselves with a great team of officers who are doing a fantastic job. Remember the district
officers are here to help and serve you, just as Chapter Directors, you are in the position to serve your chapter. Never loose
sight of the fact that as an officer in your chapter your primary duties are to run the chapter and to serve the membership. This
is not always an easy job and some of the problems you are faced with, the decisions and outcome will not always be easy to
administer. Keep in mind that at times friendships must become secondary when you make your decision, which should be
made with the best interest of the chapter.
          Remember that as an officer you should use the resources available to you. Don’t be afraid to use members with past
experience and your staff to help you. Come up with some new ideas. If you keep following suit with the same ideas and
events year in and year out, your membership will stop coming around because their “have been there, done that” attitude
will start to show and you will not see them any more. Don’t be afraid to make changes. Sometimes changes are the best
thing to bring life into a chapter that has been declining in attendance.
          All of you that have a Chapter Directors Guidelines book or an Assistant Chapter Directors Guidebook that has been
around for a while and not recently printed off of the internet, (1/25/2010) THROW THEM AWAY! All of the information
has been updated as of 1/25/2010; all of the officer change forms and the financial year-end report forms have changed. Most
of you have the Internet so if you need to read up on something or print new forms for paperwork, go the “Officers
Connection” web site to find anything you are looking for. All of the forms needed for officer changes and the end of the year
financial reports are found on that web site also. The district has put a link on the District Web Site that has all of the forms
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needed for the officer changes and the financial reports. Plus there are complete directions included. There were quite a few
chapters that used forms from 1999 that have since been changed by the home offices lawyers.
        It is no secret that the number of members in GWRRA is falling. What can you do as a chapter to help this problem?
– If we are going to continue to grow we must become more visible. As officers you know that you must wear your vest or
proper attire which has the 4” patch on the front and the 10” patch on the back when you are conducting a gathering or
attending a GWRRA function. Make sure members show their pride of belonging by wearing the logo as well. We will
continue to keep the chapters informed on all new programs as they come out from the home office. There is someone always
thinking of programs to offer you so that you have something new to offer your members. It is your position as the CD’s and
ACD’s, decision to participate and keep your membership alive.
        Get help by having a MED person with in your chapter. There is a whole book of knowledge available to help this
person promote your Chapter and GWRRA.

RALLY REGISTRATIONS:
SOME CHANGES TO KEEP IN MIND ABOUT REGISTRATION THIS YEAR:
         We must have received all full registrations by August 20th. There will be no full registrations or banquet passes sold
at the rally. There has been added a Saturday DAY PASS including the banquet for $35 as long as it is received by the
August 20th date. This has been done for the members that maybe only can come to the rally on Saturday but don’t because
they cannot come to the banquet that night.
DAY PASSES FOR THE RALLY:
         We would like to see more participation in the events so we are going to allow day passes to compete with their
chapters during the Friday morning events. Day passes will be allowed to participate in the Light Parade on Thursday
evening. Day Passes will not be permitted to the Thursday evening dinner, Friday ice cream social and talent show or the
banquet on Saturday unless they have purchased the special Saturday day pass before the August 20th date.
RALLY EVENTS:
         We are proud to announce that Chapter V has decided to work on having the games at the rally on Friday morning.
After a brief discussion with chapter V it is evident that they will have some great games for all of the chapters to enjoy. We
will get any information out to all of you as things progress in getting the games organized.
RALLY RAFFLE TICKETS:
         This is the main fundraiser for the district. This is how we pay for the district rally site and any of the educational
programs that are put on with in the district. If your ADD has been to your chapter since the rally last year you should have
heard a report as to how the rally made out financially.
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP WITH GETTING THE DISTRICT RAFFLE TICKETS SOLD!
          We will again be giving your chapter a percentage of the money received from the sales of the tickets to use as you
wish. The more you sell, the more you help the district and in turn help your chapter. Please do your best, if you do not sell
the tickets you will hurt the chapters who really get the tickets sold by keeping the total sales down which in turn lowers the
amount from which we take the percentage from to give back to the chapters.
          If you have any ideas as to how the district can make this fundraiser work for both the chapters and the district, so
that it is an easier sell let us know. We are always open for suggestions. Please turn in any sold tickets monthly to your
assistant district directors.
CHANGE IN LOCATION OF THE HOSPITALITY ROOM:
          We have made a change to the location of the hospitality room at the rally this year. The hospitality room will be
located in the Pasquerilla Center. It will be open to any one with a full registration and anyone on a day pass. Because of the
food laws we have made a promises to the Pasquerilla Center that no food will be taken out of the room. We will be asked to
shut down the hospitality room if food is taken out of the room.
OFFICER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
          Our District Trainers, did an outstanding job in presenting the new Officer Certification Program that has been
implemented by the home office. There were many questions after the presentation with most everyone going away with a
positive attitude. This program will be a valuable addition in helping Chapter Directors, Assistant Chapter Directors, and
anyone who at some time would plan on becoming an officer in GWRRA. If you missed the presentation, please make sure
to contact Wayne and Kim Ferland to hear first hand about the program. Do not listen to anything you hear from someone
who has not been at the District Staff Meeting because you may be getting misinformed.
          The first class in Pennsylvania will be held March 6 & 7 in Mechanicsburg. We will be setting up more classes
throughout the state in the next couple of months.
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TREASURER’S REPORT:
         With Mother Nature dishing out a major snowstorm Saturday morning in Southern Pennsylvania, our treasurer
Marcy Gabriele was unable to make the meeting. We are hoping to be able to schedule a seminar at the rally this year so that
the chapter treasurers can be informed of the changes with the paperwork for the year-end financial report.
         The 2010 Keystone State Rally will once again be held in Johnstown. The dates of the rally will be August 26, 27,
28. Pennsylvania will be hosting the Region Couple of the Year Selection. This year’s theme will be A Carnival of Wings.
         There is one major change in Friday’s line up. Friday night, we are bringing back the talent show. Miguel Lebron &
Gracie Tirado, the District Couple will be in charge of this event. If you would like to entertain the membership, or simply
show off your talents, please contact them at gwrra.pa.districcouple2010@gmail.com Our fundraiser for the District has
been sent to all of the chapter directors.
         We will continue the Cash Bonanza tickets. There will be (1) $2,000.00 winner, (1) $1,000.00 winner, (1) $500.00
winner, (2) $250.00 winners, and (10) $100.00 winners. As an added incentive the seller of the $2,000.00 ticket will get
$100.00 and the seller of the $1,000.00 ticket will get $50.00. The tickets will sell for $5.00 each and we are asking that all of
the chapters to support this fundraiser for 2010. In addition we will again be giving back 50% of the net profits, divided
among the 23 chapters based on the number of tickets sold. The more tickets the chapter sells the bigger the percentage of the
profit they will receive.
         A design has been completed for the district t-shirt and a sample shirt has gone out to your Assistant District
Directors to show at your gatherings. We have sent an order form to the Chapter Directors so that individual orders can be
placed or the chapter can order as a group. We will not be having a rally shirt this year.
         It’s not too early to get your Chapters Ad for the Rally Ad Book into Diane Heffelfinger. A Flyer has been posted on
the Web site. The prices are the same as last year, $75.00 for a Full Page, $40.00 for a Half page and $25.00 for a Business
Card size AD. Last year we had 100% participation by the Chapters and would hope to do the same in 2010.
         Do not forget to submit a nomination for the SOMEONE SPECIAL AWARD. Nominations are to be submitted to
us no later than July 17. There are many deserving members out there, so please take a few minutes and submit that
member’s story to be considered for the Someone Special Award. We should receive entries from every Chapter. Please have
the Chapter Directors turn in the Someone Special nomination. We will only accept one nomination from each chapter.
         Hopefully, the new ROLL FOR THE DOUGH has hit the road with all of the chapters. This program began Nov. 1.
By now, every Chapter Director has received a copy of the guidelines. Clair and Ruth Matter will be coordinating. They
can be contacted at RollForTheDough@hughes.net or 570-998-9722. You need six members to participate in each visit. If
you go to visit a chapter and another chapter is there, you all get a point, as long as you follow the guidelines. . So let’s get
out there and start the fun by visiting another chapter.
         As of right now Renee and I have not made a decision to attend Wing Ding this year. Let see if there is a chapter in
Pennsylvania that can make up our minds for us by being selected as the Region B Chapter of the Year. If this happens we
will definitely make the trip to cheer on one of our chapters. We were amazed this summer at Wing Ding, when we saw the
enthusiasm the nominated chapters had. It was contagious to say the least. We would love to see one of our Pennsylvania
chapters represent Region B. We have a lot of good chapters- chapters that are involved in various charities, love to ride,
learn, and just have fun together. Sound like any of you? All the information is located on our District Website. Get the
forms, fill them out, and get a copy to us, along with your ride schedule by March 1. That is all the Chapter Director or
someone designated as the Chapter of the Year Coordinator from the chapter has to do. If you have any questions, we are just
a phone call or email away.
         Each and every chapter should have a Couple of the Year. Remember this couple should not be new members that
have just joined your chapter to give them something to do. This couple should be picked for the special efforts that they
have contributed to the chapter. They should be encouraged to be your couple. They have been chosen to represent your
chapter because of all of the things that they accomplished. This position is an honor!
         One very important, but often overlooked position within a chapter is the MED Coordinator. This person could be a
valuable asset to your Chapter Director and Assistant Director. All of our new Chapter Directors and the ones, who have been
around for a while, should think about having a MED person with in the chapter. A MED person could help you with CHOY
program, get people moving in the Roll for The Dough, make phone calls or send cards to members you haven’t seen in a
while, work on the Chapter of the Year award, the list is endless. And this takes some of the pressure off of the Chapter
Director so that you can spend more time running the chapter. We feel every chapter should have one. If in doubt as to what
they do, please contact Mort and Ruth Smith.
         Happy Valentine’s Day
         Tom and Renee
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Region “B”, Northeast Region, PA”O” Friends for Fun, Safety & Knowledge February 2010


   Chapter O now has their own “Doughboy” couple. Larry and Colleen Powell are the official persons
   in Chapter O to contact for the new “Roll for Dough” program that started November 01, 2009. They
   are the ones to call when you are able and willing to travel to another chapter for a meeting, party,
   ride, etc. Hopefully they can coordinate other people to go at the same time so the chapter can earn
   points. To receive points you must have at least six people from your chapter holding GWRRA cards.
   Be sure to go on line and read about the program. You can reach Larry and Colleen either by phone
   or email.                      724-334-2374 or lwpowell@verizon.net

                   CHAPTER “O” of GWRRA
                     MALL BIKE SHOW
                 Indiana Mall—Indiana PA
        APRIL 25,2010                         11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

                   Bring baked good items for Bake Sale
     Their will be a 50/50 chance to Benefit the Ride for Kids
              Bring your bike or trike to the mall and show it off.
 We know you are proud of it. Why not show others just how proud you are.
                      Ask a friend to bring his or hers too.
              Doesn’t matter what brand it is. They are all great!
Good time to gossip, brag, and compare that “special” machine with the others.
                    So clean - shine - and enjoy in the fun !




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                 Region “B”, Northeast Region, PA”O” Friends for Fun, Safety & Knowledge February 2010


Date                           Events for 2010                     Aug 10, 2010     Chapter O – Mystery Ice Cream Ride
Feb 26-28 to        Daytona Bike Week
Mar 01-07           Daytona Florida                                Aug 13-15,       Chapter O – Edinboro/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Mar 14, 2010        Chapter O – Monthly Meeting                    2010             Bob & Bev Long – weekend in Edinboro
                    Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant           Aug 22, 2010     Chapter O – Monthly Meeting
                    Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am                          Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant
Mar 14, 2010        Daylight Saving Time Begins                                     Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am
                    Turn clocks ahead one hour                     Aug 25, 2010     Chapter O – Mystery Dinner Ride
Mar 20, 2010        Nova Scotia Planning                           Aug 26-28,       GWRRA PA District Rally
                    Dave Warheit’s home        7 pm                2010             Johnstown PA
Apr 04, 2010        HAPPY EASTER                                   Sep 07, 2010     Chapter O – Mystery Ice Cream Ride
Apr 11, 2010        Chapter O – Monthly Meeting                    Sep 12, 2010     Chapter O – Monthly Meeting
                    Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant                            Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant
                    Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am                          Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am
Apr 18, 2010        Fourteen Annual Blessing of the Bikes          Sep 18-19,       Chapter O – PA Grand Canyon Ride
                    Murrysville Alliance Church                    2010             Little Grand Canyon in PA
                    Murrysville PA                                 Sep 29, 2010     Chapter O – Mystery Dinner Ride
Apr 25, 2010        Chapter O Bike Show
                    Indiana Mall – Indiana PA                      Oct 02, 2010     Chapter O – Ride to Hartville Flea market
Apr 25, 2010        Blacklick Annual Blessing of the Bikes                          Hartville Ohio
                    Blacklick PA                                   Oct 10, 2010     Chapter O – Monthly Meeting/Ride to Horseshoe
May 02, 2010        Chapter O – Monthly Meeting                                     Curve in Altoona PA
                    Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant                            Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant
                    Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am                          Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am
May 02, 2010        Seventeenth Annual Biker’s Blessing            Nov 14, 2010     Chapter O – Monthly Meeting
                    Word of Grace Parking lot                                       Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant
                    German Hill Road, Tionesta PA                                   Gather: 8 am – Breakfast Meeting: 9 am
                    Service at 3 pm                                Dec 11, 2010     Chapter O – Monthly Meeting/Christmas Party
May 08, 2010        Chapter O Ride to Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub                       Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant
                    Clearfield PA                                                   Gather:           Meeting/Party
May 18, 2010        Chapter O – Mystery Ice Cream Ride
                                                                   Note: All Meetings will be held at Theresa’s Royle Allegheny
May 26, 2010        Chapter O – Ride to Quaker Steak & Lube        Restaurant in Kittanning, PA unless otherwise notified. Breakfast
                    Sharon PA - Bike night                         at 8:00 am and Gathering at 9:00 am. .
May 28-31,          Rolling Thunder – Washington, DC
2010
                                                                   For more information and updates on all
May 31, 2010        Washington DC to Gettysburg PA
                                                                   rides and activities be sure to check the
Jun 06, 2010        Chapter O – Monthly Meeting – Chapter Picnic   website. When more information becomes
                    Bill Boyer & Nora Yount’s Camp
                    Sigel PA                                       available, the facts will be included in the
Jun 12-13,          Multiple Sclerosis – Escape to the Lake        newsletters and the website.
2010
Jun 15, 2010        Chapter O – Mystery Ice Cream Ride
Jun 23, 2010        Chapter O – Mystery Dinner Ride                    A Golfer known for his bad temper walked into
                                                                     the pro shop and plunked down big bucks for a new
Jun 24-27,          Thunder in the Valley                            set of woods.
2010                Johnston PA                                        The staff all watched to see what would happen
Jun 30, 2010 -      Wing Ding 32                                     after he used them for the first time, more than half
Jul 03, 2010        Des Moines Iowa
                                                                     expecting he’d come in and demand his money back.
Jul 06, 2010        Chapter O – Mystery Ice Cream Ride
                                                                       But the next time he came in, the golfer was all
Jul 11, 2010        Chapter O – Monthly Meeting                      smiles.
                    Theresa’s Royle Allegheny Restaurant               “They’re the best clubs I’ve ever had,” he said. “In
                    Gather: 9 am – Breakfast Meeting: 10 am          fact, I’ve discovered I can throw them at least 40
Jul 14, 2010        Chapter O – Mystery Dinner Ride
                                                                     yards farther that I could my last ones.”
Jul 17-31 –         Chapter O – Nova Scotia Trip
Aug 01, 2010
Jul 22-24, 2010     New England District Rally
                    Gorham NH
Aug 08, 2010        Ride for Kids
                    Cranberry PA
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Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Bob & Bev Long, Chapter Directors
1200 4th Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226




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