Michigan District Couple of the Year 2017
Tim & Pam Hanson
Pam and I are so very honored to have been selected the
2017 District Couple of the Year. As most of you know,
this is our second time being selected as the District
Couple of the year. The first time was back in 2010. And
what a trip it has been since then. We had been active
for only a couple of years in the association. We hadnít
held a lot of positions in the two chapters we had been
involved with. And didnít know what to expect when we
were selected as Chapter W2ís first ever Couple of the
Year. I credit being the Chapter and District couple of
the year back then, to helping bring Pam out of her
shell. She wasnít very talkative back then and didnít
care to meet new people. Since then, we have been a
chapter MEC, a chapter ACD and twice a Chapter Director.
And volunteered at many other numerous events.
and I have been together for over 30 years. We met at of
all places, a bowling alley in Westland. I was bowling
in 4 leagues at the time and Pam was bowling in two. We
just happen to meet one night and itís been a wonderful
journey since then. We are both big sports fans. Pam got
me interested in NASCAR and drag racing and I got her
interested in baseball and football. We have been Lions
season ticket holders for 20 years. We also both love to
travel. Our plans were always to get a big RV and go see
the country. But since we bought the Goldwing, there is
no better way to travel.
we first got together, I owned a Suzuki 350. Pam said
there was no way she was going to get on that with me.
To tell the truth, I donít think she could have. There
was barely enough room for me. So, I got rid of it, and
we concentrated on working on my 1971 Monte Carlo. After
a few years of working on it and driving it around, it
just sat in the garage. I wanted to start riding again,
so I started looking at Goldwingís on line. Pam said
that if I wanted a new toy, I had to get rid of the old
one. So I did and used the money from that for the down
payment on the 2003 Goldwing that we now own. We are
hoping to get it triked sometime this spring.
2010, we set a goal of going to Chapters we hadnít been
to before. This time, we are going to try to make it to
the ones we still havenít made it to. We are so proud to
be able to represent not only our Chapter, Chapter C in
Monroe, but also the great members of the state of
Michigan. We are also setting the goal of making many
more new friends this year.
Tim & Pam Hanson
2017 Michigan District Couple of the Year