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Back to the TopGWRRANew York DistrictMarch 2011Northeast RegionChief Operations OfficerMelissa EasonDirector of GWRRAMike StigerInt. Deputy Dir (A, B, D, N.)Jere &Linda GoodmanInt. Deputy Dir (E, F, H, I.)nnnnnDave & Gwen CarterWing World EditorSharon StanleyRegion DirectorsEd & Dottie BahrenburgRegion EducatorTim & Anna GrimesRegion TrainerDottie BahrenburgRegion MembershipMike & Nancy MandellRegion COY CoordinatorsTBARegion COYRich & Doreen LampeRegion CPR/FA CoordinatorsKeith & Elaine PriceRegion WebmasterClark & Linda ClemensRegion ChOY CoordinatorDan & Ruthann CamireRegion Newsletter EditorJohn KnightRegion TreasurerMichelle PerryLinks:GWRRA HomepageRegion B WebsiteNY ChaptersChapterCDFGHKLNRTUWXYDirectorsNick HabelBill & Julie Spencer---------Ron & Pat SchrothJerry DeyoeRick & Connie ParsonLarry ShowmanDoug & Linda EighmeySteve & Nancy DentonMike HernandezAl & Linda YerdonCliff & Nancy SchaalGreg & Dede EamesPaul & Sheryl BreauAndy PofahlC WebsiteD WebsiteG WebsiteH WebsiteK WebsiteL WebsiteN WebsiteT WebsiteU WebsiteW WebsiteX WebsiteY WebsiteNews from the Northeast RegionFrom the District DirectorFrom the District COY CoordinatorsDistrict EducatorsAl & Emily StahlAsst EducatorTBDDistrict Leadership TrainerTim & Eileen GuileDistrict MAD CoordinatorsTBDCouple of the YearEd & Dottie BahrenburgDistrict MembershipCoordinatorPete & Marielle St. AmourDistrict Public RelationsLinda L. WatermanNewsletter EditorPhil CoonsFrom the District EducatorDistrict Web MistressSuzette WoodFrom the District TrainerMore Links:From Your District Membership CoordinatorsGWRRA BenefitsGWRRA onFacebookWing DingNewOfficer's GuidebookBack to the TopAsst. District DirectorsBob & Cathy TurnerGary & Donna CorkDistrict TreasurerKathy De GroffConvention NewsState Convention Fact SheetDistrict DirectorPaul & Suzette WoodDistrict Coy CoordinatorsBOB & SANDY KELLEYNews from NationalNY District WebsiteNY District CalendarNew York District StaffPage: 1http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

News from NationalIn the February issue of the "Insight" Newsletter we featured a diagram showing thesuggested placement of patches and rockers on GWRRA vest. This was done as theresult of requests that had been received wanting to know where patches should beplaced. It was not intended to require anyone to purchase or have a new vest made,require that patches and rockers be placed on a vest in any required position, or requireanyone to change the patches and rockers currently on their vest.The only GWRRA requirement is that the official 10" backpatch be worn by GWRRAOfficers.The diagram suggest that the 4" Officers patch be placed on the front left side of thevest. This was a suggestion, not a requirement. It is not a requirement that patches onany current vest must be changed if the Officers patch is not on the front left side.We regret any misunderstanding this has caused.Ed and Linda JohnsonInternational DirectorsGWRRA Membership Enhancement ProgramNews from the Northeast RegionFrom the Region Directors,Ed & Dottie BahrenburgPaperwork paperwork paperwork! January seems to be the month to do paperworkespecially with all the Treasurers and Membership Enhancement Coordinatorsbecoming Officers within the organization. The National Team listened to our concernsregarding paperwork and has now provided a simpler method of getting the paperworkprocessed this year. As I was going through all of the paperwork on my desk, I was gladthat we are still home in the Northeast instead of down south. It was 4 below this AMand lightly snowing, a perfect day to get caught up. It was 70 and sunny at our Southernhome. I am sure if we were there that I would have skipped the paperwork and gone fora ride.By the time you read this we will have attended the Maryland Convention, Winter Thing.Dottie and I have our costumes ready and are looking forward to interacting with themany members who are going. We have been attending this event ever since we joinedthe organization in 1999. We missed last year due to the Leadership Summit in held inPhoenix that same weekend. Director Stiger has requested a conference call with theNortheast District Directors and we hope to accomplish that at Winter Thing. The maintopic of conversation is the new Passport program that will be unveiled in the March inWing World. You will see more information regarding the Passport programs underNational News. And I am sure that your Director will soon be filling you in on the details.Back to the TopPage: 2http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

This spring would be a great time to focus on recruiting efforts. Are you planning a mallshow? Distributing flyers about GWRRA membership? Are you planning a recruitingevent at your local Honda dealers? In March and April, riders are looking forward to theriding season with a great deal of anticipation. They may be interested in riding with asafety conscious, friendly group. Now is the time to promote GWRRA membership.Everyone is starting to talk about rides they are planning for the 2011 riding season. Alot of talk is about riding to Wing Ding. As I am sure you all know Wing Ding is inKnoxville this year. And there should be some great riding in that area and some greatevents happening at Wing Ding. The Region B assignments are the Grand Parade andLight Parade as well as assisting with registration and Poker Runs. We have alwayshad a large turnout of helpers for these parades. The Light Parade is scheduled forWednesday night and the Grand Parade for Friday late afternoon. Please contact yourDistrict Director if you are willing to help. We know that most of the Directors plan toattend and be bringing helpers to those events. A few hours of time by many people willmake it a pleasant experience for us all.The Region Core Team is now looking at using the Region website: http://www.gwrranortheastregion.org/ to help Chapters and Districts better promote their significantactivities. If you would like to have your District Convention flyer downloadable from theRegion website, drop Dottie or I an email. If you are holding a significant Chapter eventthat you would like to promote around the region, send us a flyer in PDF format andClark Clemens (our wonderful webmaster) will post it on the website. We probably willnot be able to post all of your Chapter events, but if you have a specific one you wouldlike to promote. Let us know.In closing, a big thank you to all of the people involved with completing the paperworkfor year end. I am hoping that next year it will go a bit smoother as there will be manyfewer changes to process.Ed & Dottie BahrenburgRegion DirectorsFrom the Region TrainersDottie BahrenburgLeadership Training: What is it?Almost everyone knows the motto of GWRRA is Friends for Fun,Safety and Knowledge! Not everyone realizes that the motto actuallylines up with the different Programs within GWRRA. We often referto these programs as the “Big Three” programs within GWRRA.FUN Membership EnhancementSAFETY Rider EducationKNOWLEDGE Leadership TrainingBack to the TopPage: 3http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

Mike and Nancy Mandell are the Membership Enhancement Coordinators for theNortheast Region. Mike and Nancy are working hard to make sure that our membershave a positive experience within GWRRA. Membership Enhancement encompassesmany programs including Recruitment and Retention, Chapter of the Year, Couple ofthe Year, and much, much more. The Membership Enhancement Program offersseveral tools for Chapters to use to help promote fun (The Fun Guide available on theMEC webpage) and help with membership recruitment and retention (the ARL).Tim and Anna Grimes are the Rider Educators for the Northeast Region. Tim and Annahave been active in the Rider Education Program for several years. Rider Educationoffers many seminars and on the bike training to improve the motorcycling skills ofGWRRA members and to create a safer motorcycling community. The Medic First AidProgram and the Motorist Awareness Program also fall under the Rider Educationumbrella.The Leadership Training Program and the Rider Education Program are often confusingto members. Terms such as Trainer and Educator add to the confusion. And yes, RiderEducation offers the knowledge necessary to ride your motorcycle safely. So why do wesay that the Leadership Training Program aligns with Knowledge in the GWRRA motto?The focus of the Leadership Training Program within GWRRA is to develop strongChapters by providing training for the Chapter, District and Region leaders. LeadershipTraining also provides knowledge to the members regarding the organization, structureand operation of GWRRA.Leadership Training provides seminars and training in People Skills, Leadership Skills,Life Skills and Practical Skills. There are eight curriculum areas within LeadershipTraining.Programs recommended for those members interested in becoming a leader withinGWRRA fall into the following curriculum areas:1. Chapter Leadership Skills2. Intermediate Leadership Skills3. Advanced Leadership SkillsPrograms developed for the general membership of GWRRA include:1. Member Orientation2. Life Skills3. Chapter LifeHorizon ProgramThe Horizon Program is a fast track overview of the core LTP curriculum with “handson” training and practical applications, and an excellent class for potential ChapterDirectors and staff. Horizons is also a great class for the general membership to learnmore about teamwork, self-‐awareness, communication and building better Chapters.Back to the TopPage: 4http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

Instructor Development and Certification ProgramThe Instructor Development and Certification Program focuses on training instructors todeliver the seminars found in the curriculum areas listed above. As the Region Trainer, Iam always looking for additional instructors to provide seminars throughout our Region.Please feel free to contact me if you might be interested it working in the LeadershipTraining Program.Leadership Training does not have Chapter level officers. However, Leadership TrainingInstructors are available to provide seminars of interest at the Chapter level. Currentlywe are working to develop a pool of Leadership Training Instructors who might bewilling to visit Chapters to provide seminars upon request. Seminars should berequested through the District Trainer and if your District does not have a Trainer,contact your Region Trainer.The Leadership Training Program also administers the Officer Certification Program.The Officer Certification Program is not “leadership” training as one might think. It istraining designed specifically for the GWRRA Officer. The intention of the OCP is to giveour Officers comprehensive knowledge of the policies and procedures of GWRRA.Dottie BahrenburgRegion TrainerThis month we would like to talk about the N.C. Members, you know our members whoappeared on the first Column of our last January Full membership list, they appear onthe left side of your screen where you look for your Chapter designation but from time totime you see NC as Chapter designation with and “X” as Manual override. Where dothey come from and how do we deal with them?Well let’s reach in our trusty toolbox to see if we could come upwith a tool to keep them inform of our Chapter activities.First let’s ask ourselves, since most of us have a Chapteraffiliation, how did they get the label N.C. meaning no Chapter affiliation. I can assureyou that most would like to hear about how much fun it is to participate in Chapteractivities, rides or events. Unfortunately Chapters come and goes; a Chapter gatheringlocation is never static but as a whole is constantly evolving. Periodically members haveto relocate due to employment or a host of other reason. As they filled out their GWRRAoriginal application sometime ago they were not aware of a nearby Chapter, so theyBack to the TopPage: 5http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

wrote N.C. under Chapter affiliation and National gave them an “X” in the next columnfor manual override, as result now only the member themselves may have thatcategories change to some other designation.We now have sixty nine members under N.C designation in our Region B. Next timeyou search to see how many members were allocated to your Chapter, you have noproblem finding your Chapter folks on our list don’t overlook the N.C. Keep them onyour Chapter and District Newsletter recipients. As we reach in our MembershipCoordinator toolbox, we can use the same strategy we normally use with New Membersor Prospective Members.To empower yourself with the full ability your Membership list has to offer, simply addthese folks to your list of Newsletter recipients, send them a snail Mail invitation, phonecall and most of all do include a list of your upcoming rides. A generic invitation letter inWORD is floating around to make it easier for you to help communication; we havethem available for you just for the asking. So next time you open up your DistrictMembership list, make it a point to reach out to friend who would like to hear from you.Let’s work as a TEAM and keep our Members on board. As good as one of us may be,none of us is as good as all of us put together.Pete and Marielle ST-AmourRegion B ARL CoordinatorChapter Couple of The Year SuppliesYou need them, we have them!Order yours today!To all District DirectorsAssistant District DirectorsMembership Enhancement CoordinatorsChapter DirectorsIn an effort to better serve our membership your Region “B” Couple Coordinators have afull inventory of supplies to support The Couple of The Year Program at all levels. Wewanted to make it easier for you to get what you need, just one phone call and get it all.( Editors note: NY District should go thru NY COY Coordinators Bob & SandyKelley to get any of the items mentioned in this article. their e-mailis: [email protected] ) In addition there will be no shipping charges for initialorders. This will be both a savings for you, and a way for the Region to create somerevenue to support the Region Selection Process. We would appreciate it very much ifyou would support the Region and place all orders thru us.If you have any questions about what you need to buy or need any guidance feel free togive us a call 732-887-0374 or e-mail;Back to the TopPage: 6http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

Here is a list of what we have available;C.O.Y. Head Pin 3.00 eachChapter Couple of Year Bar 2.00 eachChapter/District/Region Couple of The Year MedallionsAs always we are offering District Medallions for your couples. The cost will be 15.00each.This year in addition we are trying something new, a Chapter C.O.Y. Medallion, we felt itwould be a nice way to show your special couple just how much you appreciate themand want everyone to know just how “special” they are when attending gatherings andevents.All Medallions include neck ribbons and “free’ engraving. At the chapter level if you giveus the information we will have the medallions engraved with your Chapter letter, C.O.Y., year and couples name on the back.In addition if your couple buys one name tag they will receive a second for no charge.The name tags cost 9.50 each for the ones with the pin mountings and 11.50 eachfor the magnetic mountings.The cost of the medallions is exactly what it would cost if you purchase them direct fromThe Engraver. We will be happy to order them for you or if you order them yourselvesPLEASE let them know you are part of Region “B” so we can get the credit towards theRegion C.O.Y. Program.All medallions and name tags are plus shipping.We would like to say a special “Thanks” to Joanne and Gregg fellow G.W.R.R.A.members and owners of “The Engraver” for their continuing support of our organizationand especially the Couple of The Year Program.Please call Joanne @ 561-483-9139 to order direct, and make sure you tell them youare from Region “B” and Thank You!If you order a medallion without engraving, if your couple sends it to them or visits themat a show they will add the personalized engraving “free”.So don’t delay order today!Call Mike & Nancy 732-887-0374 or The Engraver 561-483-9139Any questions; 732-887-0374 or e-mail [email protected] You, Ride Safe!“The more involved you get, the more Fun you will have”Mike & Nancy MandellRegion “B” Couple of The Year CoordinatorsBack to the TopPage: 7http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

2010 - 2011 NE Region Couple of the YearRich and Doreen LampeThe winter of 2010-‐2011 sure has brought on a lot of snow already, and its still onlyJANUARY. As of today, in our area we are expecting 3- ‐6 inches of the white stuff thisFriday, with another storm looming for next Tuesday. We have heard it said that the kidshaven’t been back to school for a full week yet! What does all this mean? We get all thisprecipitation stuff over with and in a few months, we get to enjoy BLUE skies.February is on the horizon, one step closer to Spring. Take the time to be thankful foryour blessings, for the friends you have in your life and most of all take care of yourspecial someone. Remember them on Valentine’s day, and February is American HeartMonth, so take care of yourself.We have been browsing around on the national website, found these great Couple ofthe Year Program Presentations that we would like to share one with you.Top Reasons Why Your Chapter Needs a Couple of the Year Reason #1: Selecting a Chapter Couple of the Year is a way a Chapter can “giveback” to a Couple that has worked hard for the ChapterReason #2: Visitation with other Chapters by the Couple of the Year can increaseinter-Chapter activitiesReason #3: Chapter spirit can increase when a Chapter shows support for theirCouple of the YearReason #4: Selection as Chapter Couple of the Year leads to personal growth forthe Couple. They usually tend to take on more responsibility in leadershippositionsReason #5: The Chapter Couple of the Year can bring awareness within thecommunity about our association by wearing shirts or vests with Couple of theYear designationReason #6: Participation in the District Selection Process brings recognition foryour Chapter within the DistrictReason #7: As your Chapter Couple of the Year visits other Chapters, Couples ofthe Year from those Chapters will in turn visit your ChapterReason #8: Your Chapter Couple of the Year can promote your Chapter’supcoming events as they visit other ChaptersReason #9: Chapter Couples of the Year are often found serving asCheerleaders for the Chapter TeamReason #10: Chapter Couple of the Year is the easiest position to hold inGWRRA, just be yourself.Back to the TopPage: 8http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

Stay warm and have “FUN”Doreen & Rich LampeNortheast Region B Couple of the Year 2010 - 2011From the District DirectorHello GWRRA NY District,Despite the snow and cold of this harsh winter, your NY District Team has been hard atwork on motorcycle related activities.Progress continues on the 2011 Bi-State Convention. The host hotel is the excellentHoliday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, at exit 37 off of I-90. We can now book Holiday Innrooms at the discount rate of 90 per night with complimentary full breakfast buffet.There is a similar deal at the Staybridge Suites, which is adjacent to the Holiday Inn.Please see the Convention information in this newsletter, which includes the on-linebooking link. We hope to have the registration form out by early March.District MEC Pete & Marielle ST-Amour and I have been working on starting a newChapter in the upper NY/St. Lawrence River area. There has been a lot of positivefeedback from the members in that area. District Public Relations person LindaWaterman and I plan to hold the first informational meeting at the library in Canton, NYat noon on Saturday, Feb 26.Plattsburg and Buffalo are also on the list of locations for possible new Chapters.Nearly all of our NY Chapters have submitted the MOU’s for their Treasurers. Thankyou very much for taking care of this important detail.Half of our Chapters have submitted MOU’s for Membership EnhancementCoordinators. This is a great thing. The Chapter MEC’s will help build up their Chaptersand, in turn, the District. If your Chapter doesn’t have a MEC yet, please start talking tothe members about how important this position is. Remember, if a Chapter doesn’t havean MEC its up to the CD or ACD to contact the members on the Area Report List.The new blue patches and rockers for the Officers are on backorder. Please be patient.Several Chapters’ have selected a Couple Of the Year for 2011. The Districtencourages this with 2 Dash For Cash points for the Chapter AND free head pins andhanger bars for the Couple.We are looking for a Chapter to host the Ride – In this year. Chapter N is hosting theRide Out on September 24 in the Lake George area.Remember to list your Chapter events on the Interactive District Calendar. With theBack to the TopPage: 9http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

Dash For Cash and the new GWRRA Passport program, you will want to use thiscalendar more than ever.We are looking for volunteers from Region B to help with the parades at Wing Ding.The Light Parade is Wednesday night and the Grand Parade is late Friday afternoon.Let me know if you would like to help.Your Friends in Fun, Safety, and Knowledge,Paul & Suzette WoodGWRRA NY District DirectorsFrom the District COY CoordinatorsHappy St. Patrick’s Dayfrom theNY District Couple of the Year CoordinatorsWe send greetings to the NY District from Florida. Since our last news article wehave ridden with and/or attended gatherings of FL1-F2,(Ocala) FL1-S, (Zephyrhills),FL1-F2 (Wesley Chapel), FL2-W (Winter Haven), FL2-B2 (Sarasota), FL2-L (Lakeland),and FL2-F (Punta Gorda) GWRRA Chapters. We have enjoyed the warm reception andfriendship t hat we have received. The third weekend of March we will be attending theFL District Convention in Kissimmee and look forward to the FL District Couple of theYear Selection. We know some of the participants from visiting chapters in prior years.Congratulations to the following NY Chapter Couples of the Year: Charlie andBarb Fedeli, NY-W; Jim and Sharon Learned, NY-T; and Rick Reardon & PamPearson, NY-D. They join Garry and Shirley Sauls, NY-H and Tim and Eileen Guile,NY-N. These couples are well deserving of such an honor and are wonderfulambassadors for GWRRA! We hope they will participate in the District Couple of theYear Selection in August.It is not too late for the rest of our NY chapters to select a Couple of the Year.We are sure there is at least one deserving couple that is worthy or this honor. Also,this year, NY Chapters that have a Couple of the Year get points Dash for Cash. Thisshould be a good incentive!!We have received word from Mike and Nancy Mandell, Region B Couple of theYear Coordinators, that medallions are now available for Chapter Couples.Purchasing medallions for your Couple is a way of showing them how much they areappreciated and how special they are. Chapter Directors, if you are interested in doingthis, please contact Mike Mandell at [email protected] any NY Chapter has a Couple of the Year that we are unaware of, please emailus their names, address and e-mail address. Thanks for your cooperation.Back to the TopPage: 10http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

As your NY District Couple of the Year Coordinators we are here to help yourchapter and your Chapter Couple in any way we can. Be it by answering yourquestions or providing you with more information on the Couple of the Year Program.Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call at 716-772-7807 (home),716-830-9569 (cell).Be Safe and Enjoy the Ride!Bob & Sandy KelleyNY District Couple of the Year CoordinatorsConvention NewsAnother important announcement is that the host hotel for the Bi-State Convention nowhas a web page on which people can make reservations. To make yourreservations, Click here. They advise us to make reservations as soon as possible. Therate will be valid as long as they have rooms available, up to and including 14-Aug2011.If anyone wishes to extend their stay outside of these dates, they will need to book aseparate reservation on the Web site or contact the hotel directly at Holiday InnSyracuse Liverpool ( 1) (315) 399-5903.Donna & Gary CorkAssistant District DirectorsNew York DistrictFrom the District EducatorOh it’s the dead of winter andwe hope our bikes and trikesaren’t deadSo we have all the snow we could use,and I’m a skier, we’ve had plenty of coldand the furthest thing from our minds areour trusty summer riding machines.Back to the TopPage: 11http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

But do you know who has been looking and exploring our machines? Those littlecreatures that have a very hard time navigating in three feet of snow. So why not take15 minutes out from removing snow, etc. and at least do the following:1. Check that your battery tender is still working, properly attached and the light is anice steady green.2. Look under the cover for any evidence of those little creatures. Catch thembefore they do real harm.3. Double check your lift and or blocking.4. Check that your cover is still secure and safe. We’ve had a lot of snow. Whenwe get some rain, the weight will double or triple.Now the don’ts:1. Do not start your bike and warm it up. Let the sleeping machine lie.2. Do not move any of the hydraulic components such as adjust the jack or thebrake and clutch components. Those hydraulic seals are very hard and stiff, let itget well above freezing before moving.Lastly, please drive safely, just since you’ve been driving on this stuff for three months,don’t become complacent. I’ve seen way too many accidents from very experienceddrives this winter. Oh and please remember to dress for the evacuation.Your District Educators,Al and Emily StahlFrom the District TrainerDo you know that there over fifty presentations (seminars) that the trainers or instructorshave in their arsenal? And more are being added. We will not list all of them but let megive you an overview.First there are three sets of Leadership Skills courses – Chapter, Intermediate andAdvanced. Chapter Leadership Skills presentations deal with finance, organization andstructure, basic leadership, staffing and newsletters. Intermediate Skills addressbuilding teams, writing, communications, problem solving, self-esteem and motivation.Advanced Skills leadership teaches coaching & mentoring, conflict management,knowing your true colors, leadership survival skills and people based leadership skills.There are also Life Skills seminars which teach courses such as remembering names,public speaking, self-esteem, listening & communicating, stress management and timeBack to the TopPage: 12http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

management. Member Orientation presentations include helpful information for newmembers, how can I participate in GWRRA, member benefits overview, the structure ofGWRRA, how to have fun at a rally and GWRRA history. And then there is the serieson Chapter Life: what is a Chapter Director lesson plan, structure & organization, whatis the Rider Ed program, how to have fun at a rally, training the members and planninga chapter event. Also included under Chapter Life is the bike show hosting informationwhich includes it’s a lighted bike show and how to show or judge a bike. I alwayswondered where one learned these skills (I guess it’s from us .).Additional longer presentations are the Instructor Development/Certification Program ifyou desire to become an instructor and the Horizon Program which includes teambuilding, effective meetings & events and communications. And lastly, there is theOfficer Certification Program.These are just the trainer courses; the Rider Educators have additional seminars.Also, if you need the OCP, please keep April 9th and 10th set aside. We are working outthe details and we will send out the information to all chapters as soon as we have theplace firmed up.Together WE accomplish more,Eileen & Tim GuileFrom Your District Membership CoordinatorsChapter MEC Last CallDuring our January districtmeeting, I would venture tosay that Paul and Suzette,our district DD, did a reallyterrific job at convincing ourdistrict staff that everychapter now needs a Chapter MembershipCoordinator. We have since received apositive response from 50% of our chaptersin favor of the proposal. On board andready to leave the station full steam aheadare the MEC from chapter N, X, G, D, T, W,and K. A few other chapters are said to beactively searching for a volunteer who would,with their special dedication, relieve a burdenfrom their Director’s shoulder by filling this role. Up until last December, it was theChapter Director’s responsibility to see that all new and potential members werecontacted and if at all possible, have them join our rides and fun events. Now this veryimportant task is being transferred to the Chapter Members Coordinator (Chapter MEC).For all of the remaining chapters currently without a MEC, please feel free to send meBack to the TopPage: 13http://www.gwrra-ny.org/

an e-mail or call to let me know who is up to this challenge.The role of the MEC will be new to some folks and there will be alearning curve at first. You may have some questions regarding theproper understanding of our ‘area list’ and other technical aspects,including how to quickly retrieve personal or chapter information fromthe list. But rest assure, we will be here to help you through the process.Last year we experienced an increase in membership here in NY. Thiswasn’t due purely to luck as many of you passed along those ‘handle bar hangers tags’available free from National. Others of you talked up your association every time youhad an opportunity. Many new members signed up during Americade, which thanks isdue in large part to all of you who volunteered for us that week. Several membersjoined through the new Chapter X area. A new chapter meant many new members andnew members led to more friends.Our district staff is now looking at starting a new cha

GWRRA Homepage Region B Website NY District Website NY District Calendar Officer's Guidebook NY Chapters Chapter Directors C Nick Habel C Website D Bill & Julie Spencer D Website F Ron & Pat Schroth G Jerry Deyoe G Website H Rick & Connie Parson H Website K Larry Showman K Website