Spring is here and along with it…rain! Karin and I got out for our first ride together in a while. Karin was on her new to her 97 Valkyrie, me of course the GL1800. She learned a few interesting things about the Valkyrie this trip. We ventured forth to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Of course, that day we planned to start the ride it…rained. Se la vie, that is why they made rain gear. About an hour south of the border it started to clear and we had fairly good weather the balance of the trip. Enough about us.
We have launched a recruitment drive and all of you will receive your individual recruitment kits very soon. The district has decided to incentivize this program along with the incentives offered by GWRRA, (GWRRA offers: Chance to win a 7-night Alaska Cruise, “Find a Friend” program etc. see attached for details) District N.W.C. is holding a contest.
- Chapter with the most recruits – $100.00 gift certificate vendor or charity of choice
- Chapter 2nd place – $75.00 gift certificate vendor or charity of choice
- Chapter 3rd place – $50.00 gift certificate vendor or charity of choice
- Individuals most recruits any & all chapters $50.00 gift certificate vendor or charity of choice
By the way, I presented to the group at the Chapter BC-A meeting this month and that same day they had recruited 3 new members! It is easy and possible for everyone to get involved. All it really entails is speaking to fellow riders, wherever you meet them.
Our friends to the east, the Canadian Prairies District are holding a rally this year as well. We have posted the information on our district Web Page. Have you signed up for our district rides and rally yet? It’s important to register early so organizers can plan appropriately and have the necessary seed money to book venues.
There are also incentives to booking early. Registering for the District Rally prior to May 30th gets you a discount. The Rally also has a cancelation policy that refunds all of your money except $10 if you cancel prior to May 30th. Rooms are booking fast and rally registration goes up in price after May so early registration will save you money and ensure your spot at this once every 2-year event!
Register today at:
- www.wingsinthecariboo.com – District Rally
- www.gwrra-nwc.com – District Rides and Victoria Days Salmon Arm
We have 2 lower mainland ARC dates and I was hoping to see new and veteran members / riders & co-riders participate. Well both dates are full to capacity. We have completed an MFA (Medical First Aid – Chapter BC-A Hosted) and anticipate 2 more in the lower Mainland this Spring if possible. We will be scheduling more ARC’s throughout the year and we will keep all apprised with information.
I am excited to take advantage of all the riding opportunities in our district this year. I would like to see a “profusion of participation” from all chapters at all riding events this year. Let’s make it the best riding season ever! See you all real soon!
Thank you for being members of GWRRA; your membership and participation is what makes GWRRA the finest international riding association in North America.
Until I see you all again, Be safe – Ride safe.