Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E, July 12, 2018

Good evening!  We were happy that Chapter K of Spartanburg could join us for our ride this past Saturday. We departed later than intended to avoid some rain, but of course, it caught up with us while we were enjoying lunch at Binion’s in NC.  Rain gear saved the day!  Afterwards we enjoyed ice cream with Renee & Eugene of Chapter F in Easley. Tuesday night brought several together for our Visitor’s Dinner. I think everyone came to see Toni since we’ve missed her smiling face! We were pleasantly surprised to have Donna Watson join us too. She is enjoying her retirement!  I personally enjoyed talking with our visitor Michelle’s son Heath. I believe he and Lyle could talk about music all day!

All of our events in July are Double Points for those participating in the SC Visitation Program. Haven’t been collecting points? Well here’s your chance to catch up!

7/14  Pancake Breakfast & Get-Together:

         Fatz Restaurant

1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd

Greer, SC

Tickets:  $7.00 Per Person

7/14  Mystery Ride

Departs from Fatz 30 Minutes after Get-Together

7/17  Visitor’s Dinner:  Meet 6pm

K & S Restaurant

3107 White Horse Rd

Greenville, SC

7/21  Recruiting Event:  Meet 6:30am

Quick Trip

2414 S. Hwy 14

Greer, SC

 

*Please wear GWRRA vest / shirt

*Clean bike, trike, car, jeep or truck

We will ride to destination together

7/24  Visitor’s Dinner & Team Planning Mtg: Meet 6pm

**CHANGE**

Fuddrucker’s Burgers

6100 Wade Hampton Blvd

Taylors, SC

7/28  Ride:  Meet 8am

Spinx (Hwy 11 & 14)

5598 N Hwy 14

Landrum, SC

Destination:

Celebrity Car & Truck Show

NC Transportation Museum

1 Samuel Spencer Drive

Spencer, NC

*Admission price unknown

Plan for a FULL day, returning late afternoon.

7/31  Visitor’s Dinner:  Meet 6pm

South House Restaurant

131 New Woodruff Rd

Greer, SC

 

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

 

Some of the local RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

Rhonda (& Don) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Chapter-E Ride CHANGE: Saturday, July 6th, 2018

Just an FYI for any of you that had planned to join us for our ride on Saturday:
We have pushed the meet time back to 11am (in an effort to avoid some, or hopefully all of the rain).
Still meeting at Hardees, 6501 State Park Rd. in Traveler’s Rest, SC  at 11am.
We will ride up to Caesar’s Head, and then on to Hendersonville for Lunch (before returning).
Hope to see some of you there!

Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E WITH CHANGES, July 6, 2018

7/07 CHAPTER-E RIDE:  ** TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE!!! ***

Meet at 11am, Hardees, 6501 State Park Rd. Travelers Rest.

We will ride to Caesar’s Head State Park, and have a early afternoon

lunch in Hendersonville before returning.

7/10  VISITOR’S DINNER,  Monterrey’s Mexican Restaurant, 6pm

501 Congaree Rd, Greenville SC

7/14  PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND DOUBLE-POINTS GET-TOGETHER:

        Fatz Restaurant, 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC.

Meal Tickets:  $7.00 Per Person (available in advance through

most Chapter-E Participants).

7/14  DOUBLE-POINTS RIDE (Departs 30 Minutes after Get-Together).

7/17   VISITOR’S DINNER:   K&S Cafeteria, 3107 White Horse Rd,

Greenville  Meet at 6pm, Eat at 6:30pm

7/21   CHAPTER-E RECRUITING/MAP EVENT:  Meet at 6:30am,

QT, 2414 S. Hwy 14, Greer, SC.  Wear your GWRRA Vest

lots of SMILES, and bring a Clean Bike.  We will ride together to

the Event Destination.

 

7/24   VISITOR’S DINNER & Team/Planning Mtg:  ** CHANGE **  

Fuddruckers, 6100 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC.  6pm, Eat at 6:30pm.

 

7/28   CHAPTER-E RIDEMeet at  SPINX (Hwy 14 & 11),  8am.

5598 N. Hwy 14, Landrum.   DESTINATION:  Spencer Shops &

(NC Transportation Museum Celebrity Car & Truck Show).

Plan for a FULL day, returning late afternoon.

We will stop for lunch along the way.

 

7/31   VISITOR’S DINNER:   South House Restaurant,

131 New Woodruff Rd, Greer SC  29650.  Meet at 6pm,

Eat at 6:30pm.

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

 

ALL  LOCAL RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

​Don​ (& Rhonda​) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E, June 28, 2018

Greetings Chapter-E!

We’ve had plenty of activities, rides and dinners lately- and have even enjoyed a few visitors getting together with us to enjoy the fun.

July will be a BUSY month- there’s PLENTY for everyone to do!  Please make plans now to get out and join in for as many of the scheduled activities as possible!

6/30  LLYR (Lead Like You Ride),

        Lake Murray Community Center,

        1008 St. Peter’s Rd.,  Lexington, SC

        7:45am (meet there).

        **Please bring $5 to help cover food/lunch cost.

         Double Points Event.

Come join us for a FUN and INTERACTIVE day as we take advantage

of this excellent opportunity to hone skills we use as we ride, and translate those skills into our personal, professional, and GWRRA lives.

This event is presented by GWRRA University Staff, and is being hosted

by the SC District.

To Register, contact Don Weed at:   scdistricttrainer@gmail.com

or click LLYR Sign up link.

7/3  VISITOR’S DINNER,  MOVED TO JULY 4TH (See Below)

7/04 CHAPTER-E RIDE:  2nd Annual Rooftop Fireworks Ride Meet at 4pm, Texas Roadhouse, 3140 Wade Hampton Blvd Taylors, SC.  After dinner we will ride TOGETHER to a Parking Garage (rooftop) in Greenville to view the Fireworks.

7/07 CHAPTER-E RIDE:  Oconee Power (World of Energy) Tour– Meet at 9am, Spinx (Hwy 14 & 11),  5598 N. Hwy 14, Landrum.  We will stop for lunch on the way back after the Plant Tour.

7/10  VISITOR’S DINNER,  Monterrey’s Mexican Restaurant,   501 Congaree Rd, Greenville SC

7/14  PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND DOUBLE-POINTS GET-TOGETHER:

Fatz Restaurant, 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC.   Meal Tickets:  $7.00 Per Person (available in advance through most Chapter-E Participants).

7/14  DOUBLE-POINTS RIDE (Departs 30 Minutes after Get-Together).

7/17   VISITOR’S DINNER:   K&S Cafeteria, 3107 White Horse Rd, Greenville  Meet at 6pm, Eat at 6:30pm

7/21   CHAPTER-E RECRUITING/MAP EVENT:  Meet at 6:30am, QT, 2414 S. Hwy 14, Greer, SC.  Wear your GWRRA Vest lots of SMILES, and bring a Clean Bike.  We will ride together to the Event Destination.

7/24   VISITOR’S DINNER:  Chief’s Wings & Firewater,         723 Congaree Rd, Greenville, SC.  Meet at 6pm, Eat at 6:30pm.

 

7/28   CHAPTER-E RIDEMeet at  SPINX (Hwy 14 & 11),  5598 N. Hwy 14, Landrum.   DESTINATION:  Spencer Shops & (NC Transportation Museum Celebrity Car & Truck Show).  Plan for a FULL day, returning late afternoon.  We will stop for lunch along the way.

7/31   VISITOR’S DINNER:   South House Restaurant,          131 New Woodruff Rd, Greer SC  29650.  Meet at 6pm,  Eat at 6:30pm.

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

 

ALL  LOCAL RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

​Don (& Rhonda) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Ken Rader

Dear Chapter-E & Friends:
We received word earlier today that Ken Rader passed away on Friday (June 22nd).  Ken joined GWRRA in 2003, and was active in Chapter-E for a number of years.
He has been battling cancer for some time- but was always a pleasure to talk with (he even managed to talk one of his friends into coming to a get-together with him last year).
Just wanted to make sure the information was passed along.
From his Obituary:
Kenneth Rader

Greer – Kenneth D. Rader, age 81, husband of Cheryl Rader, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018.

He was a son of the late J.D. and Edith Rader. Mr. Rader was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and attended Washington Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Mr. Rader is survived by a daughter, Elaine Davis and husband Chris; two grandsons, Austin Davis and Brandon Davis; two brothers, Terry Rader and Steve Rader; and a sister, Helen Rader Carmichael. He was predeceased by a son, Dean Rader; two brothers, David Rader and Danny Rader; and a sister, Pat Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the chapel of Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609 conducted by Dr. Drew Hines with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries, 490 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

​Don (& Rhonda) Weed
Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E, June 22, 2018

Good Evening Friends!

Those of you who made it out last weekend for the ride to Roan Mountain covered quite a few miles and had a lot of fun!  Good time- good laughs, and even a couple good showers!  Oh… and let’s not forget some good stories!

Tuesday’s Dinner at La Reata was LOTS of fun.  Plenty of laughs!

Due to inclement forcasted weather in VA, our VA ride has been postponed until a later date.  Jeff will work with us to try and get this back on the schedule for a date this fall.

Hope you have a chance to make it out this coming Tuesday and for our Saturday Ride (TOMORROW MORNING)!

Just a reminder- July is Chapter SC-E’s DOUBLE POINTS Visitation Month.  ALL of Chapter-E’s Events count DOUBLE POINTS in the SC Visitation Program- we hope to see lots of visitors for our Get Together, Rides, and Dinners!

6/23  CHAPTER-E RIDE to Brasstown Bald

(the tallest mountain top in Georgia).  Meet at 10am:

        QT (Quicktrip)  7840 White Horse Road, Greenville SC  29611.

We will travel out to Brasstown Bald, and may stop in Hiawassee, GA to see some British Bikes, before heading back towards Greenville in time to join Chapter-F at their new location that’s right at our back door!

6/26  VISITORS DINNER & TEAM/PLANNING MEETING

Meet at 6pm, Della Venturas, 337 South Buncombe Rd, Greer, SC

Eat at 6:30pm.

6/30  LLYR (Lead Like You Ride),

        Lake Murray Community Center,

        1008 St. Peter’s Rd.,  Lexington, SC

        7:45am (meet there).

        **Please bring $5 for lunch.

         Double Points Event.

Come join us for a FUN and INTERACTIVE day as we take advantage

of this excellent opportunity to hone skills we use as we ride, and translate those skills into our personal, professional, and GWRRA lives.

This event is presented by GWRRA University Staff, and is being hosted

by the SC District.

To Register, contact Don Weed at:   scdistricttrainer@gmail.com

or click LLYR Sign up link.

7/3  VISITOR’S DINNER,   Green Tomato  1511 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC  Meet @ 6pm.

7/10  VISITOR’S DINNER,  Monterrey’s Mexican Restaurant, 501 Congaree Rd, Greenville SC

7/14   PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND DOUBLE-POINTS GET TOGETHER:  Fatz Restaurant, 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC.   Meal Tickets:  $7.00 Per Person (available in advance through most Chapter-E Participants).

7/14   DOUBLE-POINTS RIDE (Departs 30 Minutes after Get-Together).  Plan to return early evening after a GREAT day of riding!

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

ALL  LOCAL RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

Rhonda (& Don) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E, 6/14/2018

Good afternoon family & friends!

We had a great time this past Saturday visiting our friends at Chapter P in Lexington. Their lunch buffet was very good too – you should go check it out if you haven’t visited them for their new Gathering time!

Sunday & Monday was…. well there’s just not enough words to describe all the emotions that were felt saying goodbye to a dear friend, Phil Stone. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Ok, so it’s hot outside… who cares!  We ride anyways :)  Be sure to bring plenty of fluids, wear a cooling vest if you have one – or a cooling towel. We will take breaks as often as needed for hydration & rest. Too hot to ride, then drive! We don’t care if you come on two, three or four wheels as long as you join us for FUN!!!  Please note the change of our start point this Saturday – see below:

6/16 Chapter-E Ride to ROAN MOUNTAIN.  Meet at 8am:

       CHANGE of Meeting Location:

       QuickTrip 1840 Hwy 101, Greer, SC  (I-85 exit # 60)

 

Come enjoy a nice day of riding and scenery

Planned & led by John Crabtree

**Bring a BAG LUNCH for a picnic


6/19 VISITOR’S DINNER:  La Reata Mexican Restaurant,

5322 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC 29687

6/22 – 6/24  Chapter-E Ride to VIRGINIA to ride with Chapter NJ-A

Meet at 7:30am at Dutch Plate 206 N Main St, Campobello, SC

 

After breakfast we will head out to Virginia, arriving Friday evening.

Saturday Morning after breakfast we will ride together with NJ-A for

the day on routes planned by Jeff DiStefano.  Sunday Morning we

will head out on the return trip to Greenville.

        If you have not made Reservations, Contact Don or Rhonda Weed

        for information ASAP.

 

6/30  LLYR (Lead Like You Ride),

        Lake Murray Community Center,

        1008 St. Peter’s Rd.,  Lexington, SC

        7:45am (meet there).

        **Please bring $5 for lunch.

         Double Points Event.

Come join us for a FUN and INTERACTIVE day as we take advantage of

this excellent opportunity to hone skills we use as we ride, and translate

those skills into our personal, professional, and GWRRA lives.

        This event is presented by GWRRA University Director Clara Boldt and

        University Assistant Mike Coral (National Team), and is being hosted

        by SC District. With Clara & Mike involved- it’s bound to be a fun time!

To Register, contact Don Weed at:   scdistricttrainer@gmail.com

or click LLYR Sign up link.

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

 

ALL  LOCAL RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

Rhonda (& Don) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Sad News for GWRRA-SC

It is with a very heavy heart that we let everyone know that Phil and Judy Stone were involved in an automobile accident in Virginia on June 7th.

Unfortunately, Phil did not survive his injuries.  Judy was kept for observation at the VA hospital, and is now home.

Phil has held numerous positions in his Chapter, District, Region-A, and continued to support the District and University Programs as an Instructor/Trainer.

The funeral service to celebrate the life of Phillip A. Stone will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, June 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Hwy, Camden, SC.  There will be a motorcycle escort from the church to Forest Lawn. We will begin staging, starting at 12:30pm. Please wear white shirt, black pants, and your vest. Please hydrate before arriving as the temperature will be in the mid 90’s.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00pm Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, South Carolina.

Chapter SC-E Entertainment-News, June 6, 2018

Greetings Chapter-E!

Thank you to those of you who made it out to Tuesday’s Visitor’s Dinner (and Team/Planning Meeting).  Your feedback was VERY helpful in planning activities.

Please remember Toni Colip and Jerry Hill in your prayers- Toni is recovering from surgery at home, and Jerry has been under the weather with a digestive (or lack thereof) bug.

Since we now FINALLY are getting some SUNSHINE- let’s get out and ride, have fun, and fellowship!

6/09 Chapter-E “Day of RIDES” (3):

Ride #1 to Flight Deck in Lexington to visit Chapter-P

Meet at 8am SHARP, QT, 200 Harrison Bridge Rd. Simpsonville

Destination:  Flight Deck, Lexington, SC.  Please bring a small door-prize.

Rides 2 and 3:  Afterwards, we will ride on to the Festival of Flowers in Greenwood.  Plan for a VERY LATE return, as our last ride/event will be the SC District Drive-In at the Hwy 25 Drive-in (Greenwood). Bring a chair, blanket, or something to sit out on (and bug spray).

6/09 SC District Drive-In 6:30pm (Double Points)

See above Rides for info.  If you are ONLY coming to the SC District Drive-In, the Address is: 3109 Highway 25 S, Greenwood, SC

6/12 Visitor’s Dinner AND GET-TOGETHER -CHANGED:

Our JUNE Chapter-E Get-Together has been moved to TUESDAY June 12th.  Arrive at 6pm, Eat at 6:30pm.   Mythos Greek & Italian Restaurant, 6140 Wade Hampton Blvd.  Taylors, SC  29687

 

6/16 Chapter-E Ride to ROAN MOUNTAIN.  Meet at 8am: McDonald’s, 2111 Woodruff Rd, Greenville SC

Come enjoy a nice day of riding and scenery (planned/led by John Crabtree).  Bring a BAG LUNCH- we will stop somewhere along the way to eat.

 6/19 VISITOR’S DINNER:  La Reata Mexican Restaurant, 5322 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC 29687

6/22 – 6/24  Chapter-E Ride to VIRGINIA to ride with Chapter NJ-A

Meet at 7:30am at Dutch Plate 206 N Main St, Campobello, SC

After breakfast we will head out to Virginia, arriving Friday evening.

Saturday Morning after breakfast we will ride together with NJ-A for the day on routes planned by Jeff DiStefano.  Sunday Morning we will head out on the return trip to Greenville.

If you have not made Reservations, Contact Don or Rhonda Weed for information ASAP.

 

6/30   LLYR (Lead Like You Ride), Lake Murray Community Center, Lexington, SC  7:45am (meet there).

 Please bring $5 for lunch.  Double Points Event.

Come join us for a FUN and INTERACTIVE day as we take advantage of this excellent opportunity to hone skills we use as we ride, and translate those skills into our personal, professional, and GWRRA lives.

This event is presented by GWRRA University Director and University Assistants, and hosted by the SC District.

To Register, checkout the District Website for Electronic Registration Link:  LLYR Registration Form

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

​Don​ (& ​Rhonda) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

Entertainment & News, Chapter SC-E, 5/23/2018

Good evening family & friends!

We had a good time visiting with Ch.P of Lextington last night at their dinner ride. If you’ve never been to Zesto’s, you need to try it!  I’d like to thank all eight who participated  :)  Afterwards, six of us continued on to the Congaree National Park for the synchronized Fireflies event. Wow, that was neat! Next time I attend will be on the weekend though as it made for a late night getting back. This weekend will prove to be challenging with the weather, so we might have to make some last minute changes. We will discuss this during our Team Meeting tomorrow night and let you know if anything changes. Please attend if you can!

5/24 Team Meeting ​POSTPONED.​

5/26 Event: Tour of Destruction (Derby/Races), 6pm

Anderson Motor Speedway, 313 Irby Rd., Williamston

 

5/26 Visit: Ch.F of Easley, 6pm-8pm

         Mutts BBQ, 1040 Powdersville Rd., Easley

Each person should take a small gift to play the Door Prize Game

 

5/27 Ride & Visit: Ch.S of Newberry

BINGO & Tacos, 222 Coleman Aughtry Rd., Whitmire 2pm

       Bring a gift to donate as a prize – something you want to win, not just get rid of lol

Please let me know asap if attending so I can give Donna a head count

We will meet 12:45pm at QT, 200 Harrison Bridge Rd., Simpsonville

 

5/28 Event: Motorist Awareness Program9:30am

I-385 Rest Area (in median) at Mile Marker 5.8

*** IMPORTANT Community Event – Hope that EVERYONE will try to participate!

If you want breakfast first, meet 8am at A Taste of Home, 112 Fleming St, Laurens, SC

 

5/29 Visitor’s Dinner: Ruby Tuesday’s 6pm

6 State Park Rd, Greenville (at Cherrydale)

Have you registered for any of the rallies yet???  We have for most of them  :)

 

ALL  LOCAL RALLY links below: ​​

Georgia Wing Fling “Salute to Our Military” Aug 2 – 4, 2018

Wing Ding 40 (Knoxville, TN) Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2018

NC “Wings Over the Smokies” Sept 27 – 29, 2018  

MS Rally “Monster Mash” Oct 11-13, 2018

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

Rhonda (& Don) Weed

Chapter Directors SC-E
864-304-1292

Working WITH you, to make our Chapter the best it can be :)

  • Monthly Get-Togethers

      Our Monthly Get-Togethers are held at
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      We like to mix it up- sometimes even
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