CHAPTER C HISTORY
Chapter C, located in Monroe, Michigan, is part of Region D of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, which includes chapters in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Chapter C, the "Monroe Floral City Wings" was organized in early spring of 1982. We are located about thirty minutes south of Detroit, MI and fifteen minutes north of Toledo, OH.
Monroe is known for the flowering Lotus beds in the area, thus the name Monroe Floral City Wings. On a special note, Chapter C has two active Charter members and life members; Doug & Diana Lancaster. They with a group of Gold Wing enthusiasts joined the GWRRA family whose motto is “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge”. Present day members remain an exuberant group of friends engaged in chapter events and socializing with like minded motorcycle enthusiasts.
The chapter staff tries to engage the members with trip venues ranging from the Upper Peninsula down to Tennessee, to the East Coast, camping at the State Rallies, and hosting events at members’ homes cottages or county parks & picnic areas. Early spring brings on a “Doug’s Maintenance Day”, an all day (or two) event at his maintenance garage for members interested in service checks or maintenance on their motorcycles for the upcoming season. In the fall the Chapter sets up a soup dinner that is so much more than that. It’s always a great time for food, fun & a ride. Partial proceeds from any fun runs or events are donated to selected worthy charities.
Throughout the season members have weekend camp outs or make plans for an all day excursion which are truly enjoyed by all. In between these events are all the District Rallies, Region Rallies, and Other Chapter Events. Volunteering and participation are vital in G.W.R.R.A. and the Monroe Floral City Wings are alive and well in that department. Members are encouraged to write an article for the newsletter, recruit new members, plan a ride or other chapter events. Monthly gatherings are held the first Saturday of each Month at 9:00 PM for Breakfast and 10:00 PM for the meeting at the Dena's Family Restaurant, 15391 South Dixie Hwy. in Monroe, MI. Visitors are always welcome!
During the riding season (April thru October) Chapter C meets every Wednesday at Big Lots Parking Lot on Telegraph and Stewart Rd. in Monroe at 6:00 PM and we start our ride to dinner at 6:30 PM sharp. Some Saturdays are reserved for "Ice Cream Runs" or other venues and Sunday’s we may ride to fun runs, special events, or just take a scenic ride for the day. View our monthly calendar in our news letter.
Visit our site at http://www.gwrra-mi.org/chapter/C/index.htm
During the late fall, winter, and early spring, we meet for dinner at designated restaurants and may have movie nights with dinner following (Schedules will be found in the Chapter Newsletter or website).
Again, Our monthly gathering is on the first Saturday of each month at Dena's Family Restaurant at 15391 South Dixie Hwy, Monroe, Michigan with breakfast at 9:00am and Gathering at 10:00am. We have a dedicated staff that does their best to offer a variety of rides and activities for the members and their families.
On a Wing & a Prayer,
John & Audrey Drozdowski,
Former Senior Chapter Directors / Chapter Webmaster
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