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Our Chapter History

CHAPTER CHARTER DATE:  OCTOBER 29, 1989

 

CHAPTER DIRECTORS

OCTOBER 1989 TO APRIL 1992 GERALD & LESTA DOPKOWSKI
APRIL 1992 TO SEPTEMBER 1994 DONALD & MARY SMITH
SEPTEMBER 1994 TO JANUARY 1996 JOHN & MERRIE HOERGER
JANUARY 1996 TO JANUARY 1, 1999 MIKE & DEB MCKNIGHT
JANUARY 1, 1999 TO JANUARY 2002 GERALD & BRENDA DOPKOWSKI (GERALD & BRENDA BECAME SENIOR DIRECTORS IN 2000)
JANUARY 1, 2002 TO NOVEMBER 2005 LLOYD & SHIRLEY LINTZ (LLOYD & SHIRLEY BECAME SENIOR DIRECTORS IN 2003)
NOVEMBER 2005 TO AUGUST 2009 DALE AND CANDY DRESSLER (DALE & CANDY BECAME SENIOR DIRECTORS IN 2008)
OCTOBER 2009 TO JANUARY 2014 ROB AND PAM ROBINSON

JANUARY 2014 TO NOVEMBER 2015 CRAIG AND CINDY BENNETT

DECEMBER 2015 TO PRESENT RICK AND SHERRY BIRCHMEIRE

 

 

ASST CHAPTER DIRECTORS

AUGUST 1992 TO OCTOBER 1992 BOB & SUE LORENZ
MARCH 1993 TO SEPTEMBER 1994 JOHN AND MERRIE HOERGER
FEBRUARY 1995 TO JANUARY 1996 MIKE & DEB MCKNIGHT
JANUARY 1, 1999 TO JANUARY 2000 JACK & TRUDY PORTER
JANUARY 2001 TO 2002 LLOYD & SHIRLEY LINTZ
JANUARY 2003 TO DECEMBER 2003 TOM KOESTER & JACKIE DICKINSON
JANUARY 2004 TO NOVEMBER 2005 DALE & BEV MUSOLF
AUGUST 2005 TO NOVEMBER 2005 DALE AND CANDY DRESSLER
NOVEMBER 2005 OCTOBER 2008 COLLIN AND MARLENE CHESNEY
NOVEMBER 2008 TO AUGUST 2009 JULIAN AND MARY JO MEADE
OCTOBER 2009 TO JULY 2012 MARK AND LUANN BURGETT
NOVEMBER 2012 TO JANUARY 2014 CRAIG AND CINDY BENNETT

MAY 2015 TO NOVEMBER 2015 RICK AND SHERRY BIRCHMEIRE

 

ASST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

MARCH 2015 TO PRESENT ROB AND PAM ROBINSON

 

 

RIDE EDUCATOR CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

2013 NORM WEST BECAME  RIDE EDUCATOR CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

 

CHAPTER COUPLES OF THE YEAR

1994 BOB & SUE LORNEZ
1995 FRED & SUE SEYFARTH
1996 MIKE & DEB MCKNIGHT
1997 PAT & IDA ROBERTS (ALSO WERE DISTRICT RUNNERS UP)
1998 NORM & VICKI ECHTINAW
1999 ART & CAROL DAULT
2000 DON & MARY SMITH
2001 LLOYD & SHIRLEY LINTZ
2002 JIM & HOLLY SIMMONS
2003 CHARLIE & SUE SUTHERS
2004 ART & CAROL DAULT
2005 GERALD & BRENDA DOPKOWSKI
2006 COLLIN & MARLENE CHESNEY
2007 MARK AND LUANN BURGETT
2008 JAMES AND CHARLOTTE RATKE
2009 ARLENE AND DOUG TURNER
2010 DALE AND CANDACE DRESSLER
2011 MIKE AND NANCY HRIGORA
2012 LES AND KAREN SMITH
2013 CRAIG AND CINDY BENNETT

2014 ROB AND PAM ROBINSON

2016 RICK AND SHERRY BIRCHMEIRE

2017 DALE AND CANDACE DRESSLER

CHAPTER INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR

2015 Norm West

2017 Jacquelyn Magee

 

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS

OCTOBER 19, 1990, WE HAD THE LARGEST KICK-0FF EVER HELD IN MICHIGAN UP TO THAT DATE.  THE RED BARN WASN’T LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD EVERYONE SO IT WAS HELD IN THE PARKING LOT.  WE HAD OVER 450 GWRRA FRIENDS THAT CAME TO WISH US WELL.

 

JULY 1991, WE ALONG WITH CHAPTER L AND U, HAD HOSTED THE BLESSINGS OF THE BIKES EVERY YEAR IN MAY.

 

JANUARY 1, 1995 BOB & SUE LORENZ WERE APPOINTED ASST DISTRICT EDUCATORS FOR MICHIGAN.

 

AUGUST 1, 1995 BOB & SUE LORENZ WERE APPOINTED DISTRICT EDUCATORS

  

JUNE 12, 2002 ONE OF OUR MOST CHERISHED MEMBERS, DON SMITH AKA PAPA SMURF PASSED AWAY.  HE WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE, LOVING, SHARING AND GIVING MAN.  HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 ONE OF OUR MOST CHERISHED MEMBERS AND OUR CHAPTER FOUNDER, GERALD "JERRY" T. DOPKOWSKI  PASSED AWAY.HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

 

RAINBOW CONNECTION

2001 OUR CHAPTER SOLD $6,000 IN TICKETS.
 
2002 WE CAME IN 3RD ON TICKET SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $6,500 IN TICKETS.
 
2003 WE CAME IN 2ND ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 IN TICKETS.
 
2004 WE CAME IN 2ND ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 IN TICKETS. 
 
2005 WE CAME IN 3RD ON TICKET SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 IN TICKETS.
 
2006 WE CAME IN 4th ON TICKET SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 IN TICKETS.
  
2007 OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 TICKETS
 
2008 WE CAME IN 2ND ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,000 IN TICKETS.
 
2009 WE CAME IN 2ND ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,600 IN TICKETS
 
2010 WE CAME IN 1st ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $8,110 IN TICKETS
 
2011 WE CAME IN 1st ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $8,000 IN TICKETS
 
2012 WE CAME IN 1st ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $9,000 IN TICKETS

 

2013 WE CAME IN 1st ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,990 IN TICKETS

 

2014 WE CAME IN 1st ON TICKETS SELLS. OUR CHAPTER SOLD $7,480 IN TICKETS

 

2015 OUR CHAPTER SOLD $1,870 IN TICKETS

 

2016 OUR CHAPTER SOLD $1,040 IN TICKETS

 

2017 OUR CHAPTER SOLD $1,180 IN TICKETS

 

CHAPTER CHARTIES

JULY 1991, WE HAD A MYSTERY RUN AND THE PROCEEDS WENT TO LIVINGSTON COUNTY’S BIG BROTHER/SISTER PROGRAM.

 

SINCE 2002, THE CHAPTER MEMBERS HAVE BEEN DONATING GIFTS AT CHRISTMAS FOR ONE OUR LOCAL NURSING HOME.

 

SINCE 2003, THE CHAPTER HAS BEEN DONATING TEDDY BEARS TO OUR STATE AND CITY POLICE AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY.  WHEN THEY ARE ON A CALL AND CHILDREN ARE THERE, THEY HAND THESE TEDDY BEARS OUT TO HELP COMFORT THE CHILDREN

 

SINCE 2010

OUR MAIN CHARITY IS THE DONATION OF PERSONAL ITEMS TO GLEANER FOOD BANK AFTER TALKING WITH THE PEOPLE AT GLEANERS THEY INFORMED US THAT THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR PERSONAL ITEMS (DEODORANT'S, SHAMPOO'S ETC.)

 

PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF THE UNITED STATES

AKA RIDE FOR KIDS AWARDS

IN 1993 WE WERE THE CHAMPION FUN RAISERS IN MICHIGAN WITH A TOTAL OF $7,400.

 

IN 1994, WE CAME IN 2ND PLACE FOR MICHIGAN WITH A TOTAL OF $4,262.

 

IN 1995, WE CAME IN 5TH PLACE FOR MICHIGAN WITH A TOTAL OF $3,091.

 

IN 2002, WE RECEIVED “IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF LLOYD AND SHIRLEY LINTZ” FROM PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF THE UNITED STATES.

 

IN 2005 OUR BIG FUND RAISERS WENT TO, DALE & BEV MUSOLF FOR A TOTAL OF $3,600.  LLOYD & SHIRLEY LINTZ CAME IN 2ND WITH $1,050 FOR THE KIDS.

 

IN 2011 OUR BIG FUND RAISER WENT TO DALE & BEV MUSOLF FOR A TOTAL OF $1,686 THEY WERE THE FIFTH HIGHEST DONATOR FOR THE RIDE FOR KIDS

CHAPTER D-2 CAME IN FOURTH PLACE WITH $3,604

 

DISTRICT RALLY EVENTS

IN 1993, WE WON 3RD PLACE IN BATTLE OF THE CHAPTER DIRECTORS.
 
IN 1997, WE TOOK 3RD PLACE IN THE BEST DRESSED CHAPTER.
 
IN 2003, WE TOOK 2ND PLACE IN BEST INDIVIDUAL RV CAMPSITE AND 1 DAYTIME AND NIGHT TIME.
 
IN 2005, WE TOOK 2ND PLACE IN BEST INDIVIDUAL RV CAMPSITE DAYTIME AND 1ST PLACE NIGHT TIME.
 
IN 2006, WE WON 3RD PLACE IN BATTLE OF THE CHAPTER DIRECTORS.
 
IN 2008, WE WON 1st PLACE WITH CHAPTER BRAG BOOK

IN 2008, WE WON 2ND PLACE IN BATTLE OF THE CHAPTERS.

IN 2009, WE TOOK 2ND PLACE IN BEST INDIVIDUAL RV CAMPSITE DAYTIME
 
IN 2010, WE WON 1st PLACE WITH CHAPTER BRAG BOOK
 
IN 2011 WINGLESS WEEKEND WE WON 3RD PLACE IN BEST DRESSED COUPLE
WE WON 1ST AND 2ND PLACE IN TABLE CENTER PLACE DECORATION
 
IN 2011, WE WON 1st PLACE WITH CHAPTER BRAG BOOK
 
IN 2011, WE WON 1st and 3ed PLACE IN BATTLE OF THE CHAPTERS.

IN 2011, WE WON 1st PLACE IN THE SCAVENGER HUNT

IN 2012, WE WON 1st PLACE IN THE BATTLE OF THE CHAPTERS

IN 2012, WE WON 1st PLACE IN THE ORANGE ROLL

 

IN 2013, WE WON 1st PLACE WITH CHAPTER BRAG BOOK

 

IN 2014 WE WON 1st PLACE WITH THE TABLE CENTER PIECE AT WINGLESS

 WEEKEND

 

IN 2014 WE WON 1st PLACE AND 3ed PLACE IN BIKE SHOW, 2nd AND 3ed PLACE IN CAMPSITE JUDGING

 

IN 2015 WE WON 1st PLACE WITH THE TABLE CENTER PIECE AT WINGLESS

WEEKEND

 

IN 2016, WE WON 1st PLACE WITH CHAPTER BRAG BOOK

 

IN 2017 WINGLESS WEEKEND WE WON 2ND PLACE FOR BEST DRESSED CHAPTER

 

FUN RUNS

IN 1993, WE WERE THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN ATTENDANCE FOR CHAPTER E’S 4TH ANNUAL FUN RUN.

 

IN 1993, WE WERE THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN ATTENDANCE FOR CHAPTER L’S FUN RUN.

 

IN 1995, WE TOOK “THE LONG DISTANCE, MEN WATERMELON RUN” FOR CHAPTER L.

 

IN 2006, WE WERE THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN ATTENDANCE FOR CHAPTER E’S 17TH ANNUAL FUN RUN.

 

IN 2007, WE WERE THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN ATTENDANCE FOR CHAPTER V’S BUG RUN OUR CHAPTER TOOK 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE.

 

IN 2010 OUR CHAPTER WON 2ND AND 3RD

PLACE IN THE TEAM TIMED ENDURANCE RUN OF CHAPTER J2

 

IN 2011 OUR CHAPTER WON 3RD PLACE IN THE CHILI COOKOFF AT CHAPTER V

 

IN 2011 OUR CHAPTER WON 2ND AND 3RD

PLACE IN THE TIMED ENDURANCE RUN OF CHAPTER J2

 

IN 2012 OUR CHAPTER WON 2ND 1up AND 3RD PLACE 1up and 2up IN THE TIMED  RUN OF CHAPTER J

 

IN 2014 OUR CHAPTER WON 1st PLACE IN THE CHILI COOKOFF AT CHAPTER V and 2nd and 3rd place on 50/50 drawing

 

IN 2015 OUR CHAPTER WON 1st PLACE IN THE CHILI COOKOFF AT CHAPTER V

 

IN 2016 OUR CHAPTER WON 2nd PLACE IN THE CHILI COOKOFF AT CHAPTER V

 

IN 2017 OUR CHAPTER WON 2nd PLACE IN THE CHILI COOKOFF AT CHAPTER V

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