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"Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge"

June, 2009

In This Issue
Executive Message
Featured GWRRA Event
Save BIG with this Upgrade!
Name the "Spirit" Contest
"Did You Know?"
GWRRA Cares...Check This Out!
Featured Associate at Home Office
Another Discount Program
Home Office Reminders
GWRRA's Renewal Program
Quick Links
Executive Message
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Melissa Eason
Executive Director, GWRRA
I hope you are all enjoying our newest Member benefit, the Wingin' It e-Newsletter. 
Since June is GWRRA's anniversary month, I want to also add my sincerest appreciation to all our Officers and Volunteers for making GWRRA the biggest and best family in the world! 
Please let us know how we can continue to make your Association better. 
Always remember to ride safe and "Every Member Matters!" 
Wing Ding 31
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Friendly REMINDER!!Have you signed up for Wing Ding 31 yet? June 15th is the late registration
cutoff date. Save money by signing up now vs. on-site!
"Cruisin' to the Pow Wow" in Tulsa is going to be a great PARTY and you sure don't want to miss it! 
Join us by signing up now at or calling 800-843-9460.
Rescue PLUS!
Remember to sign up for Rescue PLUS! It will add more miles and more vehicles to your standard FREE Rescue towing package from GWRRA. PLUS, it only costs $25 per year to upgrade the entire family!! Sign up now by calling
Name the "Spirit
of GWRRA" 
GWRRA Spirit
Over the next few months, GWRRA is looking for a name for "The Spirit" of GWRRA.
This character was used many years ago to be the mascot, so to speak, of our recruiting program.
Now, we'd like to get your ideas on a new name and new ideas on how to use this "old friend!"
Please write us at with your name ideas. Make sure you include your name, Member number and telephone number on your contest entry.
$50 will be paid to the winner!
Join Our Mailing List
"Did You Know?" 
"Did You Know?"
Check your GWRRA history knowledge and see if you know the answers to these questions?
1-Who was the 2nd Executive Director of GWRRA? (after Paul Hildebrand) He served for 9 months in 1978.
2-When did the first issue of Wing World appear? 
3-When and where was the first Wing Ding?
(Answers in coupon block below.) 
Split Payment Plan!!
GWRRA has now made it possible for Members facing tough economic times to pay their membership dues in 2 equal installments. A Member can pay one-half of their dues by credit card the first month and then the remainder in the second month, also by credit card.
If this may be of interest to you, call 800-843-9460.

We hope you enjoyed our innaugural issue of Wingin' It, GWRRA's e-Newsletter. There seemed to be some very nice comments, as well as those who had some trouble reading it due to the colors. We really appreciate the feedback. So, the colors have been changed to accommodate better readability. Please let us know if you have more suggestions!
This month we will continue to tell you more about our Member benefits, feature another employee here at the Home Office, and remind you of some important items that seem to keep coming up in our Member Services Department.
But before I get going too far, I am very proud to wish GWRRA and Paul and Shirley, a very Happy 32nd Anniversary! On June 4th, GWRRA will begin its 33rd year in business. That is quite an accomplishment for a motorcycle association. We hope that all the Chapters, Officers and Members will take some time that first weekend in June to help celebrate GWRRA's anniversary.
As a former Volunteer of Wing Ding I and Officer of GWRRA, I know how GWRRA has impacted my life. More importantly, GWRRA wants to thank all the Volunteers and Officers who have served the Association all these years. For those who helped start GWRRA back in 1977, from the "Original 7", to all the folks who have served as Officers over these many years, and to all those who have Volunteered in any function and still do, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
There is also a new section on the side called, "Did You Know?", which will feature some history questions about GWRRA. We will see how much you know about your Association. The answers will be at the bottom, in the coupon. 
We are featuring a great safety item located in our coupon at the bottom of Wingin' It  that I have in both my cars. It will make a great Father's Day gift, so order early!
And don't forget to get registered for Wing Ding 31. The final cutoff is June 15th. Melissa and the Event Management Team have some wonderful surpises planned for this year, so you won't want to miss this year's "Pow Wow."
For those of you that have not heard of our Renewal Program, please read the details below. The program, with some great prizes, will go through the end of this year culminating with a grand prize! 
Finally, for those folks who have been around as long as I have (Member #2085) ...check out the latest contest we are unvailing, "Name the Spirit of GWRRA!" Check out the details below and watch Wing World for more details...but you heard it here first!
Ride safe, Ed
Ed Price
Marketing Director, GWRRA

"Every Member Matters"
Featured Associate at Home Office
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Julie SprattaMember Support
Julie is from Hartland, Wisconsin. She moved here with her parents when she was 15 years old because her dad was attending a Motocycle Mechanic School here in the Valley.
She has worked here at GWRRA for a little over a year now, and is enjoying working in the Member Services Department. She is glad to work at a motorcycle association, because she has had a love for motorcycles since she could reach the pegs. She has had her motorcycle licence for seven years now.
In Member Services, Julie helps answer the phone calls, process new and renewal memberships, and process Wing Ding orders. She also helps package and send out New Member and Renewal Packets and takes orders for Official Products at our Home Office.

On a personal note, Julie is a wife to a wonderful man named Jason, and a mother of three. In her spare time she loves going for motorcycle rides with her husband, camping, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.
GW Pin & Patch Program, 
Another GWRRA Discount Program
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GW Pin and Patch, a  Division of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, takes pride in providing a great service to the GWRRA membership. As General Manager, I have been told we save 20% to 30%, and sometimes more, on the cost of their custom pins and patches compared to our competition for our customers.
In these tough economic times, you can depend on us to keep your costs low. As stated in my emails to all chapters "I will go the extra mile to get you what you want, when you need it, at the best price. You are not just a customer, you are my client, and I work for you."
I also want to let you know that we are not just a supplier to the GWRRA organization. Other customers such as The Blue Knights, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Southern California Motorcycle Association. "Four Corners Tour" and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation "Ride For Kids" have all benefited from our low pricing and great quality.
So, if you are a member in another organization, let them know you have a great supplier for their Pins and Patches. We will help you through the complete process of getting your custom pins or patches delivered on time. I will work closely with you from start to finish. We will create preliminary artwork sketches to final production artwork so you will know exactly what you are getting. Our delivery time is three-to-four weeks from the day you approve the production artwork.
With your first pin or patch order, you will receive a $10.00 voucher/gift certificate towards your next order or purchase of any GWRRA Official Products.

Dennis (Denny) Baumann
General Manager
a Division of GWRRA

1-800-843-9460 Ext.274
fax 623-581-3844 
Home Office News & Reminders:
Reminders from Member Services
* When you change your address, be sure to update it in your online membership record or call Member Services. Failure to do so can delay the arrival of your Wing World magazine, sometimes as much as two months.
* When you change your address or renew your membership, your password for Wing World magazine and the Message Board will change. This is due to your password being based on the digits in your address and your expiration date. For help in determining your user name and password, just click on the following link or contact Member Services at 800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500.
* It generally takes 2-3 weeks for new Member packets to arrive; however, it can sometimes take a little longer depending on the mail service. For our Canadian and International Members, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. If your packet hasn't arrived within 4 weeks, no matter where you reside, please call Member Services.
* Only two membership cards are issued per family; one for the main rider and one for the co-rider. Additional membership cards are available for purchase at $5 per card. However, not having a card for each additional family Member will not prevent them from being admitted to any GWRRA event.
* Member Services is available Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time. You can contact us at,  800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500. We'll be happy to assist you!

These are more GWRRA discount programs offered to our Members. Check out the complete list of Member Benefit Programs, as well as Discount Programs, at

An important note about GWRRA. We have been around for almost 32 years now and have always offered a money-back guarantee on your satisfaction! If at anytime you are not satisfied with your membership in GWRRA, just call our Member Services Department and tell us why; and we will refund your membership dues. All we ask is you  give us a chance to fix the problem. So, please check out all the new Member Benefits and tell a friend....oh, yeah, there's a benefit program for that too! Check it out!! 
Renewal Program GWRRA Logo

GWRRA's  Renewal Program encourages each Member to renew their membership for three (3) years and save $30, (if they also renew Rescue Plus) plus be eligible for quarterly a Grand Prize at the end of 2009, a FREE room at Wing Ding 2010 for 4 nights!

Once you have renewed for 3 years, your entry into the quarterly and grand prize drawings is automatic! At the beginning of each quarter, we will draw a winner for some great products, donated by some of the most famous vendors you see in Wing World and at Wing Ding. The grand prize will be drawn at the end of 2009.
This program is open to all GWRRA Members, so call, write or sign up online for your 3-year renewal NOW! Call one of our Member Service Representatives at 800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500 or go here to sign up online.
Save 25%
Featured Official GWRRA Product:
GWRRA Beacon Light
This genuine safety device has a magnetic base, as well as the following features: concealed cutting device for slicing seat belts; breaking device to break car glass; 9 LED strobe light; 360 degree visible from 200 meters; LED flashlight; runs on 2 AA batteries (not included); GWRRA lettering on one side.  Click here for pictures. On sale now for 25% off the regular price of $18, now only $13.50, if you mention the special code on this coupon. Keep one in each car or truck. It makes a great Father's Day gift!
(Answers to "Did You Know?"--1-John Mimm (2/79 to 12/78)
                                          2-Wing World--12/1982 (prior = Wing News)
                                          3-WD1--Phoenix, AZ Labor Day Weekend,1979
Offer Expires: 6/30/09. Mention code  e-news