Inside this Dec. 2016 Issue
Upcoming Events 1
Words from the Director 2
Photos - Gary Domas 3
Choices - Herb Powers 4
10 Ways to Avoid Shopping Scams 5
Staff/Awards/Birthdays/Anniversaries 6
Puzzle Time/For Sale 7

Merry Christmas

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Upcoming Events

December

Staff meeting is on the 6th Tuesday.

Regular Meeting is Saturday December 10th 9:00 Breakfast at the Pasco Red Lion, 10:00 Meeting

Christmas Party

December 10th, 6PM

The Bellerive Springs Clubhouse.
1625 Larkspur Dr. Richland, WA
see Calender for directions

 

A full Calendar is on the website

For Sale and Want to Buy is also on
the Web Site

Members in the Spot Light

Submitted by Mike Turner
I ran across this article that was published in the Tri-Cities Cancer Center July 2016 Newsletter about one of chapter members.
This member has volunteered for the past 2 years and over 300 hours of her time. She states” I volunteer at the Cancer Center because it is rewarding. Many times after helping a patient find a wig, hat, ect. they turn as they are leaving and say they need one more thing…. A hug. That to me, is what motivates me to continue volunteering”  
This member is Donna Whiteside, Thanks you!!

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“Director's Message....”
Mike and Janet Turner Chapter Director

Mike & Janet Turner

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and spent lots of time with your loved ones.  Ours was very quiet since it was just the two of us this year.  Mike smoked a turkey and I made minimal trimmings, we ate and then I went shopping!  Six hours later I dropped!

Remember our Christmas party on December 10th at the Bellerive Club House dinner at 6pm.  The address is 1625 Larkspur Dr Richland.  Coming from the mall turn Right on Bellerive, Left on Brittlebush the club house is right in front of you.  Bring a food item to share or just come!  Don’t let food stop you! We will be decorating after our regular meeting.  Come join us! We will be collecting food items for Emerson Elementary in Pasco’s food pantry like we did last year.  There is no charge for dinner and you can bring a gift to exchange if you would like to participate.  There will be a round of stealing this year and cash envelopes will be given to three lucky winners!  All will be entered for this drawing.  Come have fun and food with friends.
 
With the holidays upon us please take time to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.  One never knows when life on this earth will be cut short.  Our thoughts, prayers and memories go out to Chuck and Reggie Porters family.  They will be missed a lot!  We were so lucky to have known them, learned from them, and served with them in their many dedicated hours as Gold Wing staff.

Happy Anniversary to Lloyd and Georgia Finley!  Sorry we missed your celebration.  Here’s to many more years!

There is no dinner ride in December. The snow is here, hopefully not for long.  Please drive safe and know you are loved! 

Merry Christmas,

Friends for Fun Safety, and Knowledge
Mike and Janet Turner

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Holloween Fun & Rob
by Gary Domas

Gary Domus


 

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Herb Powers GWRRA-WA-L

Choices

Rider Educators Herb & Gaylene Powers
Gaylene Powers GWRRA-WA-L

Sometimes in our lives we may look back at our past and question decisions we made (“What in the world was I thinking?”). Living everyday life we gain experience from our either wise decisions or in some cases not such wise decisions. From the choices we make we may gain great new insight, or possibly suffer unintended consequences. Regardless, if our choices don’t get us killed we may gain knowledge, and experience.

Often have I heard riders state “I’ve been riding for 30 years”.  From time to time when I hear that statement I wonder if the 30 years of riding a motorcycle has the rider really experienced 30 years of new knowledge and experiences,  or  has the rider had the same experiences for 30 years not gaining experience and knowledge? I don’t believe most of our GWWRA members have that problem.  Our members are willing to live life to except new challenges.

Our members may not be as fast as other riders, Our speedometers may not synchronize with every bike, we ride as individuals riding within the comfort our own limits. Riding a motorcycle is not without risk, we need to ride our own rides. Sometimes the choice not to ride may be the least regrettable choice we may make. Be comfortable in your choices.

Ride trained, ride safe. Remember the ride is all about you!


Merry Christmas!

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10 tips to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams

By Bill Pitzer
Bill Pitzer

Posted November 12, 2015 by 

Shoppers familiar with the Cyber Monday circus know they’re stepping into the lion’s den. The Internet has always been a lawless place, but it becomes particularly rough during the holiday shopping season.

In preparation for the frenzy, cyber villains have crafted a virtual onslaught of social engineering scams, pop-up spam, and malvertising campaigns in order to dupe the droves of people expected to spend $3 billion online this year.

So, bargain hunters, it’s important to know the warning signs. Here’s your guide to safe online shopping on Cyber Monday and beyond.

  1. Go directly to a store’s website instead of using search engines to look for deals. 
    If you do happen to find a deal using a search engine, try to verify it by searching for the exact name of the deal in quotes. If it’s a scam, then it’s likely someone will have already put out a warning.
  2. Give pop-ups and other digital ads the stank eye. 
    Many pop-ups could contain fake coupons, redirect you to malicious sites, or expose you to cross-site scripting attacks. In addition, malvertising is a huge issue for websites right now. “We’d be surprised if criminals didn’t look to take advantage of web traffic over Cyber Monday by poisoning adverts on popular shopping portals,” says Chris Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes.
  3. Watch out for social media scams, especially on Facebook. 
    Cyber criminals are using fake or compromised Facebook accounts in order to post links to amaaaaaazing deals that don’t actually exist. They’re especially prone to dropping links on the walls of open groups dedicated to shopping. “One of the top shopping scams to avoid in the run-up to Cyber Monday is the social media fakeout,” says Boyd. “During any given holiday period there will be an excess of fake offers, deals, and supposed freebies which tend to have a sting in the tail. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen fake cruises, bogus free wine deals, and more. If you’re being asked to share something on Facebook in order to get your hands on something too good to be true, you can bet there’s a scam involved.”
  4. Dump Cyber Monday emails with attachments in the virtual garbage.

     Cyber Monday emails with attachments, especially zip files, are super suspect—it’s possible they contain malware. Delete them immediately. Not only that, but you should review any other Cyber Monday-related emails with a hawk eye. If you get an email from a store claiming to have a deal, type the store’s URL directly into your browser instead of clicking on the link. If the site doesn’t verify the deal, you know it’s a fake.

  5. Make sure you’re on a secure connection. 
    Look for the padlock icon to the left of the URL when you go to check out. If it’s there, then that means the information passed between a store’s server and your browser remains private. In addition, the URL should read “https” and not just “http.”

  6. Do not use debit cards to shop online. 
    Want to give cyber criminals direct access to your bank account? Then by all means, use your debit card! Otherwise, play it safe by using credit cards or a PayPal account that’s linked to a credit card. While many banks are cracking down on fraudulent withdrawals, you’ll still have to wait for your money while they investigate the charges.

  7. Avoid using public wifi to shop. 
    All a cyber criminal needs to do to get a public wifi password and wreak havoc is order a coffee. If you’re shopping and entering personal data, best to do it on your secure wifi connection at home.

  8. Watch out for malicious QR codes. 
    Q what now? QR codes are small, pixelated codes meant to be scanned by a smartphone’s camera. They often contain coupons, links to websites, or other product marketing materials. Some hackers have started creating codes that link to a phishing or malware site, printing them on stickers, and placing them on top of the legit QR codes. Best to avoid them.

  9. Don’t fork over extra info. 
    If a site starts asking for out-of-the-ordinary personal data, like Social Security numbers or password security questions, slam on the brakes and get the heck out of Dodge.

  10. Tighten up security before you shop on Cyber Monday. 
    Make sure all software on your computer is up-to-date, including your OS, browser, and other apps. And if you don’t already have it, install an anti-malware program and an ad-blocker to insure maximum coverage. If you covered your cyber security bases in the past, run updates on your AV, firewall, and other programs.
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Staff Awards

Chapter Director
director@gwrra-wa-l.org
Mike & Janet Turner (509) 845-1069

Assistant CD
assistantcd1@gwrra-wa-l.org
Tom & Santana Denny (509) 582-8779

Treasurer
treasurer@gwrra-wa-l.org
Jerry Denny (509) 308-1979

Secretary
secretary@gwrra-wa-l.org
Georgia Finley (509) 948-2065

Rider Educator
ridereducator@gwrra-wa-l.org
Herb & Gaylene Powers (509) 545-9341

Ride Coordinator
ridecoordinator@gwrra-wa-l.org
Tom Didway (509) 946-0878

Ambassadores
Spencer & Pat Royer (541) 276-0214

Membership Enhancement membership@gwrra-wa-l.org
Rob & Gail Lindsley (509) 531-6137

Chapter Stores
membership@gwrra-wa-l.org
Russ & Chris Akers (509) 378-2918

Historian
Georgia Finley (509) 948-2065

Sunshine Coordinator
Donna Whiteside (509) 943-9828

Phone Tree/Emails
Joyce LoParco (509) 531-9939

Couple of the Year
Terry and Vicki Powers

Individual of the Year
TBA

Newsletter Editor
pitzer@gwrra-wa-l.org
Bill Pitzer (509) 735-7181

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Winners

Good Guy:Robin Lindsley

Oops: Mike Turner

Show for the Dough:Ron Davidson, (NP)

50-50:Diana Domas- $87

Elaine Gordon,
a free breakfast.

Puzzle:Tom Watson

Marble Game: Chris Akers failed to pull red marble.

Birthdays

5  Piper, Mike
Whiteside, Donna
7  Humble, Kelly
10 Denny, Tim
23 Edgar, Maureen
31 Turner, Mike

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Anniversaries

6  Finley, Lloyd & Georgia

9  Vickstrom, Fred & Beth
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Puzzle For Sale

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12 days of Christmas

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