In this issue: Chapter Information 2 Calendars 4-5 Rider Education 7 Membership Enhancement 10 Advertisements 14-15
September is almost here. Fall is on the way!
A big thank you goes to Jerry and Darlene Worley for hosting the ice cream social. Those were some GREAT burgers, and there was more ice cream than you could shake a cow at!
There are not too many items on the calendar for this month. I’m sure as soon as we get a break from this heat, we will get out and do some well needed and deserved riding.
Don’t forget the Texas Honor Ride
Fundraiser on September 24th!
A M e s s a g e f r o m S a m
Special points of interest:
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As of July 24, 2011
11,052 miles - ACCIDENT FREE!
Sam & Anita Belinoski - 281-469-5755 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GWRRA # 131632 & 131632-01
Rick & Terry Fritz - 281-256-1801 Email: email@example.com
GWRRA # 307833 & 307833-1
Philip Blair & Erin Gilligan - 832-244-9621 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GWRRA # 201709 & 201709-01
Jerry & Darlene Worley - 281-516-1944 Email: email@example.com
GWRRA # 289772 & 289772-01
Ride & Email Coordinator: VACANT
Couple of the Year:
Gene & Barbara Mings - 832-671-8523 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GWRRA # 171121 & 171121-01 Newsletter Editor: Lynda Hoot - 281-755-6830 Email: email@example.com GWRRA # 12423-01 Webmaster: Sam Belinoski - 281-469-5755 firstname.lastname@example.org GWRRA # 131632
As of 07/22/2011
Texas Honor Ride
Fundraiser Host by: West Conroe Baptist Church 09/24
Dinner Several Locations 10/01 Sam Belinoski 713-557-4577 email@example.com
Nun Run Villa de Matel, 6510 Lawndale Street,
Houston, TX 10/08
Website: christusfoundation.org Is it cooler yet?
Let’s plan a ride!
Chapter G Ride Line: 281
Chapter G Ride Line: 281
Chapter G Ride Line: 281
Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 pm at Valley Ranch BBQ
Next Team Meeting, 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 8 At Rancho Real on FM 249.
Anyone is invited to join in the Team Meeting if you have any ideas you would like to share...
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Mitchell and Associates Agency29135 FM 2978 Magnolia TX. 77354 Phone: 281-376-3161 Fax: 281-376-3162 Gthibodeaux@allstate.com August 10, 2011
I would like to introduce myself to Chapter G and other members of the GWRRA;
My name is Gina Thibodeaux, I have 13 years experience with Allstate Insurance. My knowledge and understanding helps me provide customers with an outstanding level of service.
In one form or another, we all own insurance, whether it's auto, home, medical, disability or life insur-ance. Having the right kind of insurance is a critical. While most of us own insurance, many of us don't understand what it is or how it works.
Insurance is an integral part of any personal financial plan. The type of insurance and the amount of coverage you obtain all depends on your unique financial and family circumstances, and should be evaluated carefully. Allstate can help protect the things that are important to you- your family, home, car, motorcycle, boat, and more.
I would like the opportunity to and help each of you with your insurance needs. You don’t have to cut coverage to cut cost, with Allstate Insurance.
I look forward to helping Thank you,
Licensed Insurance Representative Allstate Insurance
Choosing and finding a good deal on a motorcycle insurance policy can be a difficult task. Even with to-day’s quick internet quotes, insurance rates for a bike can vary several hundreds of dollars per year. To make an intelligent financial decision, it is important you understand the basic types of coverage and tips on how you can save money when getting quotes.
Below, are the main types of insurance coverage you should understand:
1. Liability and Property Damage:
In most states liability and property damage insurance is the bare minimum coverage required by state law. Liability motorcycle insurance is sometimes called bodily injury and pays for someone else’s injury if the accident is your fault. Property damage pays for you damaging someone else’s property during an accident.
There are a couple details you should know about your liability coverage.
First, if you financed your motorcycle you should verify with your lender that your minimum required coverage is liability and property damage. Many lenders require collision and comprehensive coverage. Secondly, when getting a quote you should verify if the liability coverage includes guest passenger liabil-ity protection, which will offer a passenger on your bike protection in the event of injury from an acci-dent.
2. Comprehensive and Collision
Comprehensive coverage protects your motorcycle against fire, theft, flood, vandalism. There is typically a deductible associated with comprehensive coverage. You will discover the higher the deductible the lower the cost of the insurance.
Collision coverage protects your bike for damage in the event you are in an accident. Like comprehen-sive coverage, collision protection has a deductible that can range from $50 to $1000.
One key factor to understand is that comprehensive and collision coverage’s generally only replace the cost of factory parts. So if you put a new Yoshimura racing pipe on your Suzuki GSX-R1000, the pipe is normally not covered with standard comprehensive and collision coverage. If you want coverage for cus-tom parts and accessories you should ask your insurance agent about additional coverage or optional equipment coverage.
On some motorcycles such as Sportbikes comprehensive and collision coverage can make your insurance premium skyrocket. As a result, before buying your bike you will almost certainly want to get an insur-ance quote.
3. Uninsured Motorist:
Uninsured motorist is one of the most important coverage’s for motorcycle riders. Uninsured motorist will cover you if you are involved in an accident by a person not carrying liability insurance. It will pay medical bills, loss wages, pain and suffering. Many uninsured motorist policies also cover your proper-ty. Thus as you get quotes make sure you find a motorcycle insurance policy that covers both medical and property damage.
Primer to Buying Motorcycle Insurance
Primer to Buying Motorcycle Insurance
Article as taken from www.motorcycle-financing-guide.com/motorcycle-insurance/
The Annual Ice Cream Social was held on Saturday, August 13. A big “thank you” goes out to
the Worley’s for hosting this fun event. We had 25 people in attendance with LOTS of food
Ernie wants a hamburger!! Ricky just wants to know how he got stuck in
between these two!
You did what!?!?
Uhhhh, look at this one! Is that what I think it is? Yum! Popcorn!!
Go for it Ernie!!
Primer to Buying Motorcycle Insurance… continued from page 7
1. Ask For A Higher Deductible
If you are purchasing comprehensive and collision coverage for your motorcycle, you may be shocked how much you will have to spend for your monthly insurance premium. This is especially true for high-end sportbikes and cruisers. The best way to overcome high premiums and lower your monthly premium is to ask for a higher deductible.
Asking for a higher deductible is very helpful if your lender is requiring full-coverage insurance, yet you are having a hard time justifying the insurance. Sometimes asking for a higher deductible can lower your monthly premium by 30%.
2. Take A Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course
Sure you may know how to ride, but by showing your insurance company that you can back it up with a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certificate, you could gain a 10% to 15% discount on your bike insur-ance. This is by far one of the best ways to save on insurance that most riders never utilize.
3. Take Advantage Of Common Insurance Discounts
500 Deductible $1,000 Deductible No Accidents in 3 Years
No Moving Violations in 3 Years Drivers Over 50 Years of Age Anti-Theft Device
Low Annual Mileage Anti-Lock Brakes
4. Combine Insurance Coverage
Combining all of your insurance coverage with one company can offer a big boost in savings. So consid-er moving your car, homeownconsid-ers or rentconsid-ers insurance all to one company. This can save you ovconsid-er 10% in many cases.
5. Drop Collision and Comprehensive Insurance For Older Motorcycles
You may find it’s not a wise financial decision to have collision and comprehensive coverage for older bikes. To make this decision you should determine the used value of your bike compared to the extra cost of comprehensive and collision coverage. You can determine the true used value of your bike by using NADA guide, and remember that used bikes depreciate quickly.
In general, it is always best to shop for motorcycle insurance with a variety of sources. As you are shop-ping use the above tips to help you save as much money as possible with your policy.
September 2011 Rider Education Article….
Contributed by Richard L. Fritz, GWRRA 307833 & Terry Fritz, GWRRA 307833-1
Tips to Save on Motorcycle Insurance
By Erin Gilligan & Philip Blair
Each month, every person who attends the Chapter Gathering will get a yellow ticket. The lucky winner will
receive a $10 gift certificate to the Valley Ranch BBQ. Last month’s winner was Don Roberts.
Every participant in Chapter G is important to us. Please let us know if you have suggestions or news you want to share with the Chapter. Just
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your input!
24 Chapter G Members including
New Members Glenn & Pat Belunek
3 visitors: Ed & Alice Kingsbery
Ray Hoot, winner of the
Confessions from the Man Cave…(and no I don’t know where this came from, just from an email) Because I’m a man, when I lock my keys in the car, I will fiddle with a coat hanger long after hypothermia has set in, calling AAA is not an option. I will win.
Because I’m a man, when I catch a cold, I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You’re a woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you, this is no problem.
Because I’m a man, when one of our appliances stops working, I will insist on taking it apart, despite evi-dence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together. Because I’m a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If this thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it… though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator…
Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The true answer is always either sex, cars, sex, sports or sex. I have to make up something else when you ask, so don’t ask.
Because I’m a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her anymore than I have to. Whatever you got her for Mother’s Day is okay; I don’t need to see it, and don’t forget to pick up something for my mother too.
Because I’m a man, you don’t have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you’re crying at the end of it, I didn’t… and if you are feeling amorous afterwards… then I will certainly at least remember the name and recommend it to others.
Because I’m a man, I think what you’re wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was find too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it, looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now?
Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” shows, Texas is planning to do one
“Survivor, Texas Style”
The contestants will all start in Dallas, then drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio, over to Houston and down to Brownsville. They will then proceed up to Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock and Amarillo. From there they will go on to Abilene, Fort Worth and finally back to Dallas.
Each will be driving a pink Volvo with bumper stickers that read: “I Love the
Dixie Chicks,” “Boycott Beef,” “I voted for Obama,” “George Strait Sucks,”
“Hillary in 2012” and “I’m here to confiscate your guns.”
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