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					                             GoldWing Road Riders Association
                                Nebraska District Region E
                                      Chapter NE

           Chapter Director                                        Assistant Chapter Director
             Dallas Risling                                             Jerry & Deb Wiese
              Treasurer                                       Membership Enhancement Couple
          Deb & Harley Holmes                                          Gary & Cindi Umberger
            Rider Education                                              Schroed’s Corner
          Mike & Denise Stevens                                           Duane Schroeder
            Chapter “Joker”                                             Newsletter Editor
              Dick Cornett                                                 Denise Stevens

                             Chapter Couple of the Year – 2011
                                Gary and Cindi Umberger

                             JUNE 2011 NEWSLETTER
                              CHAPTER DIRECTOR THOUGHTS
   As I sit here writing this newsletter I realize that our District Rally/Convention is here. Many of us
will be leaving soon in order to take in a ride in the Black Hills. This Rally will be a great opportunity
to ride in the Hills and also to attend some early morning seminars. Yes, I know that we all know
how to ride and we all do that well. But what if we forgot just one little thing that could cause severe
injury or worse. Sometimes it is just wise to brush up on what we already know. At any rate I hope
that you have a safe ride out, a safe ride back home and a lot of safe miles in between.

                                         CHAPTER NEWS
    Wow, we had a great turnout at Jerry’s Hilltop for our May gathering. There were 43 in
attendance. The Chapter again wants to thank our hosts for the great brownies and ice cream.
Our hosts were Gary and Paulette Gross, Harley and Deb Holmes, Rita Peterson and Dallas
Risling. The brownies were mmm mmm …. Good. Thanks again.
       Two brave souls, (Jerry Uhing and myself) headed to Brandon on the 21 of May for “Dogs
in the Park”. Even though it had rained earlier in the AM the day looked promising and it ended
up being a very nice day and when the wind came up a little later in the day we made some
adjustments for the wind. Not a drop of rain was felt by either of us the whole day. Bike

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competitions were held in the park and two bikes got into the finals in the slow ride. They were
both the H brand, one was a Harley and the other a Goldwing. It took 5 passes to determine a
winner. The winner was Larry W. on a Goldwing, which was owned by Earl D. as Larry just got
out of work, and stopped in the park… the rest is HISTORY. After the competitions were over
Gold Plated Wing Nuts being used as trophies were presented. Jerry U. got one of these for
riding the longest distance to the event. I am sure he will be more than happy to show you his
    Our Ditch Walk had to be cancelled due to weather and other related incidents and has been
rescheduled for the 18 of June. We will meet at Jerry’s Hilltop at 10am and “GIT-R-DID. Please
wear pants and bring gloves, you may want to wear boots too. If the weather says that we can’t
do it that day we will then pick another day. We will send out an email if it will be cancelled. If
you are planning to attend and do not have email just let Dallas know and he will give you a call.
    Mike Cornett joined us for the gathering, this was probably his last gathering and the Chapter
thanked him for being a great sponsor. As you probably all know Mike, Leah and Maddie are
moving to Alabama. Again we want to wish him and his family all the best. THANKS MIKE and
    Just a reminder when you go to the Black Hills or any other place, take pictures and get them
to Cindi for placement in our Chapter scrapbook. Just in case you were not at the gathering,
Duane S. has a special on the second chance tickets. If and when you see him you will have to
find out what the special was. Thank you Duane.
   ND                                  TH
22 OF JUNE INSTEAD OF THE 15 because our hosts will not returning home until after the
Rally/Convention on June 12 evening. THIS WILL BE A POTLUCK AND OUR HOSTS WILL

                                      RIDER EDUCATION
     When you get on your Goldwing you probably have planned your destination and possibly planned
your arrival time, what you will be doing after you arrive and maybe even when you will depart. Have you
considered planning on what you should be wearing when riding your Goldwing? Does what you wear
depend on only the weather or do you dress “for the slide not the ride”?
   As the weather gets warmer we may take off some of our clothing to try to keep a little cooler, or wear
sneakers. We do not consider that if we “go down” is that we do want something between the pavement
and us. We all know that we pay attention, have many miles on the Wing, have taken Seminars, riding
courses and practiced and thought out the “what if” scenarios but sometime you may still “go down”.
   We all know the excuses, “it’s too hot to wear all that stuff or I’m a good rider I won’t crash. I don’t
think anyone has ever known that they were going to be in a crash unless they are a stunt driver.
   Here a few questions that only you will know the answer to. If I or someone I loved is in a motorcycle
crash consider these questions:
1. What do I want to be wearing on my legs?          2. What do I want on my feet?
         A. shorts                                           A. Boots
         B. jeans                                            B. Sandals
         C. protective pants                                 C. Tennis shoes
3. What do I want on my torso?                       4. What do I want on my hands?
         A. T-shirt                                          A. Nothing
         B. Body-armor jacket or leather jacket              B. Gloves
         C. Long sleeved shirt                               C. Gloves with finger cutouts

                                NEBRASKA DISTRICT NEWS
  The 3rd Annual Nebraska- South Dakota 2 State Convention/Rally will be in Rapid City on June 9-12th
2011 at The Grand Gateway Hotel. The Hotel will be a great place to hold a Rally and the Black Hills will
provide many scenic rides in addition to all the great events that will be at the Convention/Rally.

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Reserve your room now at $89. We have 50 rooms reserved for each night. A full registration will be
out at a later date with all the details. Call 866-742-1300 or 605-342-1300 to make your reservations
and be sure to mention GWRRA. Camping is at the KOA in Rapid City.
   Early Bird sign-in is at the Grand Gateway Hotel from 5-9 pm with a special 50-50. Friday the opening
ceremony is at 9am and vendors are open from 9am to 5pm. There is a free feed at Spearfish Honda
Outdoor Motor Sports, 877-642-7731 serving from 1130am to 130pm. Give them a call to line up an
appointment to get your oil changed or have them install new tires while you are in the Hills.
After the feed, desert and a beverage there is a tour of the Lehman Trike Factory, which is just across
I90. There is a poker run starting at Rice Honda in Rapid City and ending at Dairy Queen in Rapid City.
The 50-50 will be at the Host Hotel at 10pm. On Saturday the COY competition starts at 8am with
completion at 10am. Judging of Chapter stuff from 10am-12pm. THERE WILL BE A GROUP PICTURE AT
CRAZY HORSE AT 3PM. Closing ceremonies awards ceremony will be at 6pm. Sunday there will be
CMA services at 8am. Additional information:
   1. All Chapters are asked to bring a basket in the $20-$50 range to be raffled off to cover expenses
for the Rally/Convention.
   2. We will have Chapter tables so show off your Chapter
   3. We will have judges to judge tables, scrapbooks, newsletters, mascots etc.
   4. The Foothills Inn 877-428-5666 or 605-348-5640 is a sister Hotel to the Grand Gateway and is in
easy walking distance to the Host Hotel.
   5. Campground information can be found on the District website

   Please remember that each Chapter’s get-together times and dates can be found on the Nebraska
District website at and the Chapter Newsletters can be found there also. Each
Chapter welcomes everyone to join in the FUN at any of their activities at anytime. If you do not have
access to the Internet and want a list of contact numbers for the other Chapters it will be available at
our next get-together.

Chapter NE-C       3rd Sun. of the month            Choice of Host            12pm
Chapter NE-NE 3 Wed. of the month                   Choice of Host            7pm
               Wednesday June 22, 7pm Mike & Denise Stevens home
                 LOCATED JCT. HWY 81 & 12 SOUTHWEST CORNER
          Potluck- please bring a salad or dessert everything else provided
Chapter NE-0           2nd Sat. of the mo.       D&K’s Gretna, NE 8am meal 9am meeting
Chapter NE-SC 4 Sat. of the month                  to be determined        8am
Chapter NE-SE 3rd Sat. of the month                to be determined        12pm
Chapter NE-W 3rd Sun.of month                      Perkins Scottsbluff, NE 1pm
      Please check our District Web Page for the latest information
                      on where and when the Chapters are meeting

                                        REGION E NEWS
Region E will be working the “goodie” booth at WingDing 33. We are in need of volunteers and
would appreciate any help you can give us. These are the times that need coverage:

THURSDAY 3-6 FRIDAY 9-12      FRIDAY 12-3                   FRIDAY 3-6
SATURDAY 9-12       SATURDAY 12-3


Clayton Clayton & Lynda Alcorn

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   The registration forms for the Region E Convention Rally which will be at the Ramada Inn and
Convention Center in Moline, IL on September 2-4th are available on the Region E website. Region E
will be working the ‘Goodie Booth” at Wing Ding 33 in Knoxville, TN and sign up sheets will be posted
soon so be sure to choose your time to volunteer. The website for Region E is or
you can get to the Region E website from the National website which is

                                         NATIONAL NEWS
   Wing Ding 33, "Rollin' on Rocky Top", will be held in Knoxville, TN, July 6-9, 2011. Knoxville has
expressed their joy in hosting Wing Ding and will do all they can to welcome GWRRA members and
make this a memorable and successful event including several great tours, destination rides*,
Riverboat cruises*, and more! American Honda Motor Company has already indicated an increased
presence with their Demo team and is working with the city in an unprecedented effort to show their
customer-appreciation by hosting an exclusive welcome party for Wing Ding attendees!
   The indoor trade show will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center (KCC) with all exhibits
under one roof and on one level! The Convention Center will be host to Opening and Closing
Ceremonies, all seminars, food functions, Talent Show, and the J&M Evening Entertainment event.
Downtown Knoxville also features a FREE Trolley service with access to downtown hotels,
attractions, and the Convention Center. Manufacturer Demos will be at Chilhowee Park along with all
outdoor riding events/exhibitions, grand parade staging, camping and RV parking, and is the primary
parking area for the entire event with shuttles to the Convention Center downtown!
   With over $40,000 in prizes to be given away, you won't want to miss out! Register today to save
money and earn more chances to win great prizes! We look forward to seeing you there!

* Separate registration required; watch your email for updates and more information.

                        SCHROED’S SECOND CHANCE CORNER
    As this is being written it has been raining and raining and raining!! I was out at the fairgrounds west
of town this afternoon. Not sure if it means anything, but there was a bearded fellow out there gathering
animals two by two. In any event, assuming we still have our heads above water, we will continue the 2nd
chance sales at our next meeting. Still 24¢ per ticket.

BIRTHDAYS – Don Kathol June 8, Kenny Kaup June 18, Gale Retzloff June 23,
Holly Holliday June 28, Chuck Steffen June 28, Bob Courtney June 29 and
Wanda Retzloff June 30
ANNNIVERSARIES –Dick & Kathy Cornett June 1, 1990, Chuck & Linda Steffen June 19, 1971
Lee & Mary Pehoviack June 19, 1976, Don & Joyce Kathol June 20, 1992,
Lance & Diane Brozek June 23, 1978, Bob & Marvene Courtney June 24, 1958,
Randy & Karen Halpik June 25, 2005, Larry & Carla Peters June 27, 1992 and
Bill & Barb VanBrocklin June 28, 1958
 We would like to acknowledge each one of our Chapter member’s Birthdays and Anniversary dates
so please let Gretchen or Dallas know if you are not listed.
50/50: Bill Stolp, Duane Schroeder, Bill Stolp, Bill Stolp and Bob Hoffman
Door Prizes: Delicious brownies and ice cream was served by Rita, Paulette and Deb

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                Don’t Forget our Next Get-together June 22 7pm
         Mike & Denise Stevens home 55592 Hwy 12 Crofton, NE

                            HOSTS FOR GET-TOGETHERS 2011
June              Bill & Lisa Dendinger, Chuck & Linda Steffen and Mike & Denise Stevens
July              Dick & Cathy Cornett and Gary & Cindi Umberger
August            Dennis & Carmella Rodby and John & Dee Rebensdorf

Thank you to everyone for volunteering to host these get-togethers. There are a few months
open so if you would like to host or co-host with someone just let Dallas know.

                                       UPCOMING EVENTS
Jun 9-12 2011     Nebraska/South Dakota/North Dakota Convention/Rally
                                 Rapid City, NE
June 18           Ditch Walk 10am                            Jerry’s Hilltop
June 22           Chapter Get-together 7pm              Mike&Denise Stevens home
June 26           Bruch Ride                                 Wayne, NE
July 6-9 2011     Wing Ding 33                               Knoxville, TN
July 12           SD Chapter L ride JoDeans appx. 715pm      Yankton, SD
Sep. 2-4          Region E Convention Rally Ramada Inn       Moline, IL

                              PLANNED BRUNCH/RIDE/DRIVES
June             Veterans Club Main St. Wayne, NE 1030am                  June 26
        all you care to eat pancakes; a ride will be planned at or after breakfast
July             Available
August           to be announced Mike & Denise Stevens                    ????
September        to be announced Lance & Diane Brozek                     ????
October          to be announced Duane & Betty Schroeder                  ????

                                            RIDE SAFE,
                                      DALLAS RISLING
                          CHAPTER NE-NE DIRECTOR

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