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National & District Directors
Jere & Sherry Goodman
NC-A Officers & Staff
SUNSHINE LADY/CARE BEAR
JANICE BUCKNER (336) 697-2216
NEWSLETTER EDITOR COLLEEN FITZGERALD
(336) 992-3089 [email protected]
GOODIE SALES ALICE MYERS
MEMBER ENHANCEMENT COORDINATORS
ALICE & RON MYERS (336) 697-8193
HISTORIAN / PHOTOGRAPHER HENRY JINNETTE
(336) 662-2151 [email protected]
The Wing Nut Piedmont Goldwings
NC-A meets the 2nd
Thursday of each
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge
Captain Bill’s Seafood
6108 West Market St. Greensboro NC
Eat at 6:30PM,
Gather at 7:30PM.
All are welcome.
CHAPTER DIRECTORS CARL & NANCY ALLEN
(336) 674-6223 [email protected]
TREASURER HELEN WILSON
(336) 697-8916 [email protected]
RIDE COORDINATOR PAULA HINES (336) 788-9980
CHAPTER COUPLE CARL & NANCY ALLEN
(336) 674-6223 [email protected]
SPECIAL EVENTS DWAIN STRADER
(336) 613-4820 [email protected]
Inside This Issue From our CD 2
Chapter Ride Coordinator
Chapter Couple 5
Riding Together 6-7
Sunshine—Care Bear News
Membership Page 9
Upcoming Rides and Events
District News, National News
NC CENTRAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT DIRECTOR
Libby Jennings (919) 732-7961
Roy & Cindy Bryant (252) 883-8738
Greetings From Your Chapter Directors
Carl & Nancy Allen
GWRRA NC-A “Piedmont Goldwings”
Happy June everyone.
Nancy and I, along with a barrage of others, have been visiting the Central chapters and
having a lot of fun moving the Couple’s Plaque, chasing the Central Traveler’s Plaque
and eating a lot of food. We appreciate the visits of other chapter members who travel
with us or go by themselves. We keep Chapter A out there and enjoy the fellowship
of the other chapters.
We had a total of 13 (5 from Chapter A)
attend the Road Captain Course held at
the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District Sta-
tion at 2239 Bishop Rd, Greensboro, NC
27406 (off Bishop & Groometown Road)
on May 11th. Great participation and
sharing of information.
We are looking forward to seeing every-
one out and about.
Carl & Nancy Allen
NC-A Chapter Directors
Little Switzerland Trip
July 18—20, 2019
May is a wrap, and it tied for the 4th hottest May on record, glad it didn’t make it to 1st place! It really made us aware of hyperthermia, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. There are some new hydra-tion products on the market to help us deal with heat issues. On Saturday, May 18, I was teaching a motorcycle class and, even though I was carrying a water bottle and drinking copious amounts of water, found that I was seriously overheated, and on the verge of passing out. An EMT class was be-ing held at the school that day, and one of the instructors suggested that I drink “pickle juice”. Worth a try, and certainly less expensive than the commercial hydration mixes. It worked, relieving the muscle spasms for Saturday and Sunday!
There are metal water bottles with filtration built in, which are better for us than many of the packaged plastic bottles of water, which may be nothing more than tap water (per Consumer Re-ports). Also, there are numerous rehydrating electrolyte drinks and drink mixes – Gatorade is very well known, but many new, and probably better, products are available. I just picked up a 30-pack of Liquid I.V. at Costco for about $22 – pricey, but boasts 3 times the electrolytes, and 2 to 3 times more hydration and faster. I am definitely trying this – but I’m keeping a jar or two of dill pickles on hand as well (just in case)!
We had our Road Captains Course on May 11, weather was good, cloudy and overcast, but we fin-ished before the rain set in. District Rider Educator Tony Prewitt conducted the course, getting up at Oh-dark-thirty to ride in from Fayetteville that morning. Carl provided coffee and donuts (brain food) to help us focus in the class room. Great experience, and definitely worth doing!
I’m a Life Member of both GWRRA and AMA (American Motorcyclist Association), and have not as yet won a motorcycle from either, although I did win a Piaggio from the NC Motorcycle Safety Foun-dation. In the June 2019 issue of the AMA magazine, they reported that Lisa Malachowsky of Apex, NC, won the AMA Hall of Fame raffle bike, a 2017 Ural Gear Up Adventure Together Edition bike and sidecar. Wow! Guess I’d better buy more WOS GoldWing tickets! Maybe my time is coming this year. No kidding, we’re selling these tickets, but we’ve got to remember to give ourselves a chance and buy a bunch ourselves – it’s certainly worth the chance!
Also, in the AMA magazine, there was a question about riding in lightning. Cars and trucks have metal skins, and do provide some protection. However, convertibles and motorcycles do not. It has happened to motorcyclists – and the outcome is seldom good. Advice: seek shelter where you can wait out the storm. Underpasses would be a last resort for me, as other vehicles may try to share that same space, and trees may attract the lightning. A covered parking area such as a gas station might be a good choice. Just think about boating rules, get off the water in a thunderstorm. Or, even better, think about golfers out on the golf course with those nice lightning rods known as golf clubs, especially when they seek shelter under the trees. We all need to be educated and use good sense. If you can’t find shelter, turn away from the storm’s direction and ride away from the storm. Delay your ride at least 30 minutes after the storm has passed. Note: I moved here from Tampa, FL, the lightning capital of the US – only to find that Greensboro, NC ranks (at that time) No. 2! It is se-rious and can be deadly.
June 17 is the 28th celebration of two wheeled commuting -- International Ride to Work Day. This is always the third Monday in June (www.ridetowork.org). For those of us who must work for a liv-ing, commuting by motorcycle can make the commute more enjoyable and certainly reminds us and others of the fun and benefits of riding. In Taiwan, Indonesia, and Vietnam, more than 50 percent use a motorcycle or scooter for daily transportation, In the US, motorcyclists are less than 1 percent of the traffic mix, and approximately 4.3 percent of that 1 percent use a motorcycle as a primary ve-hicle year-round, and an additional 9.9 percent use motorcycle as primary only seasonally (understandable in areas impacted by severe winter weather). We’re in prime riding season now, so let’s get out and enjoy riding, so many places to go, so many wonders to see!
Ride safely, remember to do your T-CLOCS inspection on your bikes, check those tires carefully, keep your first aid kit up-to-date, and dress for the ride (and the weather). Paula, Ride Coordinator 336-601-9216
Greetings From Your Ride Coordinator
GWRRA NC-A “Piedmont Goldwings”
Hope everyone enjoyed Memorial Day weekend with family and friends.
Thanks to Jimmy Quick and the District Staff for the very enjoyable Ice Cream Social. Ice Cream was good and seeing everyone and having fun was fantastic.
Motor Cycle Tickets…have you sold yours? Wings is just around the corner. Please turn in what you
have sold and hopefully you will need more!
Ride Safe, We Care, Ron & Alice Myers MEC - Chapter NC-A
CHAPTER NC-A (Greensboro) 2019 Dates to Remember
Date District/Chapter Event
May 31st NC-A Friday Night Dinner Cooper’s Ale House—CANCELLED June 1st NC-A Chapter Picnic – Hagan Stone Park, Camping – 5-31 thru 6-2 June 7th & 8th NC-P2, X2, Y Hillbilly Hoedown, Morganton, NC June 13th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., G’boro June 15th NC District Couples Retreat June 16th NC-A Sunday Father’s Day relaxing ride June 28th NC-A Friday Night Dinner Country BBQ, Hwy 68 July 7th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride July 11th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., G’boro July 18, 19, 20 NC-A Weekend Away Little Switzerland July 21st NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride July 26th NC-A Friday Night Dinner TBA Aug. 4th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Aug. 8th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., G’boro Aug. 16th NC-T2 Albemarle School Tools Ride Aug. 18th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Aug. 30th NC-A Friday Night Dinner TBA Sep 1st NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Sep 12th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., Greensboro Sep 15th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Sep 26-28th NC District Rally Wings Over the Smokies Oct 5th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Oct 10th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., Greensboro Oct 20th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Oct 25th NC-A Friday Night Dinner TBA Nov 1-3rd NC-A Annual Beach Trip Nov 14th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., Greensboro Nov 16th NC-N Burlington Toys for Children Nov 17th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Nov 22nd NC-A Friday Night Dinner TBA Dec 1st NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride Dec 7th NC District Gifts on Cycles, Residents of Murdoch Dec 12th NC-A Gathering Capt. Bill’s, W. Market St., Greensboro Dec 14th NC-A Christmas Party Dec 15th NC-A Sunday afternoon relaxing ride
Greetings From Your MEC
Alice & Ron Myers
GWRRA NC-A “Piedmont Goldwings” 4
Many thanks to all the members who
have been traveling with us or going on their own visiting other chapters and col-
lecting the visitation cards. Chapter A is well on their way with more on the sched-
We are looking forward to another year of visits and “chasing the plaques.” Hope
to see you out there.
Ride Safe and have FUN!
Carl & Nancy Allen,
Chapter NC-A Couple 2018-2020
Greetings From Your
Couple of the Year
Carl & Nancy Allen
GWRRA NC-A “Piedmont Goldwings”
2019 "A" Chapter Visitation Card
NC-A goes to NC-N Burlington
Carl & Nancy, Greg, Ken & JoAnne, Jay, Henry, Bruce Wing
NC-A Dinner Ride to Poblano’s Mexican
Ron & Alice, Larry & Jane, JR & Cheryl, Dave & Helen, and Paula enjoyed great food and friendship.
NC-A visits NC-B2 Winston-Salem 5/14/2019
Bruce took us to B2 Tuesday night. All the Central couples were in attend-
ance. The plaque went from N-Burlington to T2-Albemarle. Chapter A had Bruce, Carl, Nancy, Calvin, Fran, Bill, Janice, Henry and Jay in attendance. Good food and great fellowship!
NC-A participates in NC-District Ice Cream Social
Chapter A members Henry, Ken & Joanne, Greg, Ron & Alice attended.
NC-A visits NC-N Burlington
Chapter A members, Dave, Helen, Carl, Nancy, Ken, Joanne, Jay, Bruce Wing and Henry attended. A small crowd but a good time. The couples plaque went from T2 to N.
NC-A visits NC-G High Point
NC-A participates in Road Captain Course 5/11/2019
13 riders attended the Road Captains course held at the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District Sta-tion in Greensboro. There were 5 from Chapter A Greensboro, 4 from Chapter W Eden, 2 from Chapter N Burlington, 1 from Chapter G High Point, and 1 from Chapter B2 Winston-Salem; as well as 3-4 observers and a couple of co-riders, along with ADD East Libby Jennings.
NC-A visits NC– T2 Albemarle
Carl & Nancy chasing the Plaques, Ken & JoAnne were keeping them company and had a good time. They came home with the Central Trav-elers Plaque which will be up for another Central Chapter to capture at our next gath-ering on Thursday, June 13th! Thanks and CONGRAT-ULATIONS to these 4 mem-bers for their travel and cap-ture!
NC-A attended Freedom Memorial Wall Celebration
Wishing a Happy Anniversary
to anyone who wed in June!
Our Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS/Rescue, and anyone working public service
Our thoughts and prayers are with each and
Remember Chapter Members and their families with sickness and deaths.
• NC ADD East Austin Gauthier came through bladder surgery well and has been cleared for the first Aneurism sur-gery May 22nd.
• NC A Bill Buckner is currently in Cone Hospital with pneumonia in both lungs. Got to go home 5/27 with strong meds.
• NC B2 Daphne Ayers lost her brother to cancer 5/6/19
• NC B2 Bob Remillard in accident, breaking several bones; had surgery to repair hip bone and left ankle.
• NC B2 Leon Tysor admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and gall bladder infection; scheduled to have surgery
• NC C2 Connie Eason was admitted to Johnston Memorial hospital for treatment of colitis; home now recovering.
NC X2 Ron Smith’s mother passed away 5/15/19. She was 100 years old.
NC N Ron Thompson has been diagnosed with Leukemia; will be at Duke for about 30 days for Chemo Treatments.
NC-I Former CD Janet Hill’s sister passed away.
Make a donation of canned goods and
get an extra 50/50 ticket. The canned goods will benefit church food pantries,
Urban Ministry, etc.
June Birthdays GWRRA Anniversaries
June Birthdays and
NONE John Dye 06/01/1985
Katherine Gentry 06/12/2001
Jay Jinnette 06/05/2017
Henry Jinnette 06/13/2015
Dwain & Susan Strader 06/23/2005
Melissa Wilson 06/01/1994
Calvin Cave 06/03/2009
White Shoei GT Air Helmet, size XL; Sena 20S in-stalled as well as the pin lock shield. Helmet is in perfect condition and the Sena bluetooth electronics works perfectly. Selling for $450.00 for the Helmet and Sena. Original box and storage bag included. Contact Mark Nadel, main # 516-731-8412
Email: mbhench [email protected]
David Eller Home
Taken from the District News May 2019
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