The "Membership Recruiting and Retention" program is the life
blood of our organization. Why you ask? Because without
members there is no organization. Within GWRRA there are
many incentive programs from the National to the District
level, like free memberships. Our Member Enhancement
Coordinators Ben & Mary Gawrylowicz, are here to serve your Recruiting
and Retention needs. Please contact them with any questions
you may have. The following link is a great guide on Retention
by Marty Zakrajsek, National Membership Coordinator along
with other important information.
The most visible part at all
levels of GWRRA is the "Couple of the Year Program". Beginning
at the Chapter level, this is a method of honoring couples
for their commitment to the ideals of the GWRRA. After serving
as their Chapter Couple they can attend their District's
selection process. Later the District Couples may attend
their Region's selection process and eventually the Region
Couples can move on to the International Couple of the Year
selection process at Wing Ding. We encourage all the Chapters
to honor your fellow Couples and participate in the "Couple
of the Year Program". If you have any questions please email
us or give us a call. The following links are pdf files
on the program.
Chapters who get involved with this
program have a lot of fun with it. The intent of this plaque
is to encourage Chapter visitations and travel between the
District Chapters within the Michigan District. To find
out more information about the "Traveling Plaque" program
please contact us.
Here is a PDF file on the rules
and guidelines for the Michigan District "Traveling Plaque".
Every chapter has fun throughout the year by having events
of their own or by going to functions at other chapters
or within GWRRA. Why not take pictures of your chapter at
these events and put them together into a brag book for
your chapter. It's fun to look back and reflect on what
your chapter has done and it can be used to show new members
in your chapter what type of things you do to have fun. Your
brag book can also be entered into the district brag book
selection process. The judging guidelines are available
below. Check them out and have fun.
Having a good image in the publics eye is one of the main
goals of our organization. Motorcyclists in general have
tended to have a rough image, however GWRRA and other similar
organizations are changing this image. GWRRA has a guide
specifically designed to help you and your Chapter in dealing
with the Public. Click on the link below to download your
The motto of the GWRRA is "Friends
for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge." First and foremost the GWRRA
is a social organization of friends. We have an award-winning
Rider Education Division to help with the "safety" aspect.
We have a fantastic Leadership Training Division to help
with "knowledge". In the Member Enhancement Division we
have the "Fun Activities Guide" to cover the "fun". If members
aren't having fun, they won't stay on as members of the
GWRRA. If we lose them, they lose out on "safety & knowledge".
So, there is a guidebook that provides a huge number of
ideas on how we can have fun. This is a great tool for the
Chapter Directors to use. It is a PDF file, but a
little large in size.