Inside this June 2016 Issue
Upcoming Events 1
Words from the Director 2
Class Schedules 3
Rider Education 4
Victoria Days 5
Ransonware, should I worry?? 6
Staff/Awards/Birthdays/Anniversaries 7
Puzzle Time/For Sale 8
Chapter ID-H RiverRun 9
Wingding 38 10
2016 Region and District Rallies 11

Happy Father's Day

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Upcoming Events

June

Regular Meeting is Saturday June 11th 8:00 Breakfast at Red Lion, Pasco, 9:00 Meeting

 

A full Calendar is on the website

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

 

July

Staff 6:00 7/7
Keewaydin Library on Dayton St

Regular Meeting is Saturday July 9th 8:00 Breakfast at the Pasco Red Lion, 9:00 Meeting

 


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Words from the Director

"Woo-Hoo!"
Mike and Janet Turner Chapter Director

Mike & Janet Turner

The month of May shot by. The final touches to Spring Fling were in full swing and Spring Fling is now behind us. I know that we are all busy with our personal lives and there is not enough time in the day to accomplish our own tasks.  Which is why I would like to personally THANK all those who volunteered (and there were many of you) which made our Spring Fling a successful event. Without all of your hard work, whether it was just one hour or 20 hours, you made a difference. I received many KUDO’s from many of the attendee’s all stating that they had a great time.  Now I am passing them on to you.  We couldn’t have done it without our team!

 
We changed things up a bit this year and had Spaghetti for dinner Saturday and Ribeye steaks or chicken for Dinner on Sunday.  I don’t believe anyone left hungry.  We had bike games, bike show, a wet t-shirt contest, horse shoes, a magic act and about 37 bikes in the light parade.  Next year look for more fun!

Start planning your talent as that is our theme for 2017.  “Let us Entertain You”. Here’s the fun part… you get to entertain us!  More to come.   Can’t wait to see you all then!


We would also like to announce to those who missed our Rally this year that we have a new Chapter Couple .  Welcome tour team Terri and Vicki Power’s. Congratulations to you both!

Here are a couple of pictures of some of the member in action. Some had too much action and needed a nap!   Thanks Bill and Verna for handling the door prizes. Great Job!


At our last Chapter meeting, Rob Lindsley presented the stuffed animals to the Our Lady of Lourdes. What a good cause these stuffed animals will be used for.  Thanks, again Rob for the idea and hard work.


Again, THANK you for all the hard work, making Spring Fling successful.

Friends for Fun Safety, and Knowledge


Thanks everyone for giving us the privilege of being your Directors

Mike and Janet Turner

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Herb Powers GWRRA-WA-L New Classes and Schedule
Rider Educators Herb & Gaylene Powers
Gaylene Powers GWRRA-WA-L

For any of the following classes a course registration form must be filled out with a check included for the class you wish to attend in order to hold a spot. Only 12 riders and 12 co-riders may attend a class. First come first serve. I will send out an email when classes are full.
 
Mail the registration form and check made out to GWRRA Region I
to: Telco Wiring; Attn: Herb Powers; P.O. Box 2503; Pasco, Wa. 99302

 

TC (Trailering course)
Class for TRC  June 18 8:00am Class Site Fire Department Training Room at 19th and Ely in Kennewick Range June 18 Afternoon Range site Address 1350 S Rainier St, Kennewick Wa.

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Herb Powers GWRRA-WA-L

Motorcycle Training Apathy

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

As a student learning to ride a motorcycle, I really do not know how to ride a motorcycle properly or safely, very well. But with time, experience, practice, and patients I seem to be getting it. Now as an instructor I sometimes wonder what it will take to get folks to take a motorcycle safety class, and I think the GWRRA levels Rider Education Program (or REP) is kind of…well a good start. GWRRA REP/Levels Program increases our knowledge with challenges, using a one step at a time process.


I have read that a motorcyclist is less likely to be in an accident by 13% in a caged vehicle, than a non motorcyclist. Also that by not drinking alcohol and riding, a rider reduces their risk of being in a crash by 40%.


I wonder if we reduce our risks with additional training.


For this article the first thing I did was to look up the word “Apathy” to make sure it fit properly here. This is what I found:


apathy


1.absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2.lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
3. Stoicism. freedom from emotion of any kind.

Often times I will compare my emotions toward motorcycles to like that of a black lab and their favorite toy. Whenever they are around toys and are playing they are just so damned excited, they can hardly stand themselves. I really do enjoy motorcycles, and also enjoy sharing that passion with new riders, and seasoned rider’s alike. My excitement on this subject is not about “V-Twin Knucklehead flat six with a turbo charged supercalifragic”…… it is about riding, and riding safely in order to reduce our risk of crashing, because crashing sucks! It is not what one rides as long as one rides smart, and aware. Riding motorcycles is an enjoyable sport, with all of the activities required with riding like shifting, twisting the throttle, squeezing the clutch, counter steering, head and torso turning, avoiding hazards, braking, and balancing to name a few.

But can be downright scary if caught riding in a lackadaisical moment. If you have been riding bikes for long more than likely you may have had that “uh-oh” moment when the blood in your veins turn to ice water. In that moment a natural reaction may be the exact wrong thing to do.  For instance going in a corner too fast, we may react by tightening our muscles (fight or flight), straightening the motorcycle looking straight ahead, and chopping the throttle off. When possibly the safer thing to do is to relax, pressing and leaning a little more, maintain or increasing throttle, while adding more of our gaze deeper into our corner (look where you really want to go). It is these special “Uh-Oh” moments when a little training may get us safely through to the other side, while adding many more years of riding enjoyment, as well as multiplying our adventurous experiences.

I like to consider training giving our brains tools for our “tool box of knowledge”, that may be used another day.

And remember “The ride is, all about You”! Ride safe my Peeps!

 

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Gary Domus Victoria Days
Gary & Diane Domas
Diane Domus

On May 18th Terry & Vicki Powers, Russ & Chris Akers and Diana & I took off for Salmon Arm BC.  First day was nice day and ride until we got to Oroville where we planned on spending the night.  We just made it in time to our motel and the sky opened up and dumped including lightning.  Next morning weather looked better as we left.  Crossing the border went off without a hitch, but going through Kelowna was a slow process.  Lots of traffic and stop lights.  Note to self, don’t go that way coming home.  Chris started having trouble with her Can Am.  Vibration in the front end.  After checking things over we continued on to Salmon Arm.


Weather forecast for the weekend was rain so we tarped all the tents and got ready for the worse.  First day the sun was out so we took advantage.  Got on the bikes and rode around the lake to Herald Park.  Walked a couple hundred yards along a stream to Margret Falls.  A must see.  On the way back to camp we stopped at Co-op convenience store famous for their ice cream.  Very good and big portions.  Warning do not order the triple scoop.  After the ice cream we went back the camp.  Next day the weather man was right.  Rain most of the day.  Glad we tarped everything.  The propane fire pit made it a little better.  Next day more rain with a few breaks so we went to the Canadian Tire Store.  Very big store, kind of like a Walmart.  Next day more of the same, rain.  They had a poker run but the rain kept us at camp.  This was the 4th year Diana and I have attended BC-Gs Victoria Days and even with the rain we had a good time.  Kirk and Kathy always does a great job.


The ride home the weather improved.  No rain!  I remembered note to self and found an alternate route around Kelowna.  Much better, beautiful ride through the mountains.  Will take same way next year.  Even with the rain, we had a good time.  Thank you BC-G we will be back.

 


Gary Domas

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Ranson Ware, do I need to worry?
By Bill Pitzer

Bill Pitzer

Maktub Locker is another ransomware that comes with a beautifully designed GUI and few interesting features. Its name originates from the Arabic word maktub which means “this is written” or “this is fate”. The authors were probably trying to make a joke by referencing the act of getting infected with ransomware, hinting that it is uninvited and unavoidable, just like fate.

To read the entire article, use this link.

Behavioral analysis

This ransomware comes in a spam campaign, pretending to be a document with a Terms-Of-Service update. This time full packing have a consistent theme: name of the attachment is made to resemble a document (examples: “TOS-update-[…].scr”, “20160321_tos.scr”), also it has a a document-like icon:

tos_update_icons
An interesting trick used by this ransomware to spoof legitimate behavior is that it really displays a document! Specifically, a fake TOS update in .rtf format:

update_privacy

While the user is busy reading the document, the malicious program runs in the background and encrypts his/her files.

Encryption process

Maktub Locker does not need to download a key from the CnC server – data can be encrypted offline as well. Extensions given to the encrypted files are random, generated at runtime – their pattern is: [a-z]{4,6}

This is what you will see.

maktub_gui

It provides a victim a custom-formatted key: 82 chunks, each 5 character long (chunk format: [A-Z0-9]{5}). Each time the sample runs, this key is newly generated.

The same information (and layout) can be found in an HTML file ( _DECRYPT_INFO_[$EXTENSION].html), dropped in each encrypted directory.

Website for the victim

These days, it’s a common feature of ransomware to provide a TOR-accessed website for the victim and Maktub Locker is no different. Similar to the ransom note, the website is only available in English. In order to access the individual page, the victim is supposed to paste his/her key (the one supplied in the ransom note) into the input box provided on the website.

It then redirects to the main website. In comparison to other ransomware families, Maktub Locker actually has a very nicely designed website, including clean and polite language used.

website1

Conclusion

Maktub Locker has clearly been developed by professionals. The full product’s complexity suggests that it is the work of a team of people with different areas of expertise.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects this threat as: Ransom.Maktub.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS TO NOT OPEN ANYTHING THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE SENDER. MOST ITEMS SENT TO YOU ARE NOT OF ANY VALUE TO YOU. YOU CLICK ON THEM OUT OF CURIOSITY AND THEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE.

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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) 948-2063

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

Ride Coordinator
ridecoordinator@gwrra-wa-l.org
Tom Didway (509) 301-6547

Ambassadores
Spencer & Pat Royer (541) 276-0214

Membership Enhancement membership@gwrra-wa-l.org
Rob & Gail Lindsley (509) 531-7849

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

Historian
Georgia Finley (509) 783-9783

Sunshine Coordinator
Donna Whiteside (509) 943-9828

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

Couple of the Year
Terri and Vicki Powers

Individual of the Year
TBA

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

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Good Guy: Rob Lindsley,

Oops:

Show for the Dough: Not Attending,

50-50: Mike Turner,

Joe Crookston
a free breakfast.

Puzzle: Phil Loparco

Marble Game:

Birthdays

1  Shook, Brian
2  Sheehy, Rob
    Knapp, Debbi
5  Vickstrom, Fred
6  Carter, Roy
11 Denny, Tom
13 Messinger, Beth
14 Knapp, Tom
18 Vickstrom, Beth
19 Zakrajsek, MaryAnn

29 LoParco, Phil

Anniversaries

2   Shook, Brian & Shari
7   Sal & Beth Saenz
12 Didway, Tom & Joyce
17 Kasko, Mike & Suzanne
19 Sheehy, Rob & Millie
28 Royer Spencer & Pat

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Puzzle For Sale
GW Puzzle

Print Puzzle

In Case you missed last month's Puzzle

GW Puzzle

Print Puzzle

Bill Pitzer

$12500

2011 RSS SE5, less than 8500 miles. Mostly highway miles.

Added mods, K&N air filter, 41/2" handlebar risers, Bumpskid, 4- 20W spots on the front with top and bottom switched separately. LEDs in Tip lights, Amber LED turn signals on fenders, Red mud flap LEDs wired as running and turn signal, Red LEDs on rear fender wired as running and brake. Bajaron sway bar, floor boards, BRP comfort seat, BRP passenger backrest. Givi Saddlebags, 4 12V power plugs, separate switched. Accessory power wired into its own fuse block. Ram Mounts, garage door remote with push button on dash. Service manual

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Hardin Terrell

Just down from Alaska is selling his motorcycles that he has rebuilt from the ground up.  Hardin lives in Pasco.  Call him if anyone is interested at 509 412-1045, cell # 253 777-7817 or email at

hardinandjoan@yahoo.com.

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Silver 2005 Goldwing with 21,011 miles.

Accessories: Kuryakyn trunk rack, Utopia driver back rest, CB, Lights around the trunk and saddle bags, front fog lights, chrome trim pieces. Runs and rides great. Asking $9,500. We purchased a trike. Please contact Sallie or John Baldwin at sallienjohn@gmail.com or 602-708-4121

Click here for pictures

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GWRRA-IS-H RiverRun 2016
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Wingdings 38
Registrations are already coming in hard and fast, with pre-registration hitting record numbers. You don’t want to miss out on that kind of FUN!


Opening ceremonies will be held on August 31, but we have a very exciting day planned on August 30 that you really won’t want to miss. As you all know, the International Couple of the Year selection process is held on that day. This year, we’re making it even more FUN. We’ll be holding a COY Boot camp that morning for anyone (COYs, MECs, COY Coordinators, Directors, judges) who has interest in the COY program. Not only will the boot camp cover topics designed to assist a COY in participating in the selection process, but it will also be an informative resource for coordinators and individuals who are asked to judge the selection process. And of course, all of this will be imparted with all of the FUN we can muster!


But wait—there’s more! In addition to the excitement of the Couples’ oral presentations that afternoon, there will be an Awards Ceremony after the oral presentations that will include the MEC of the Year, Newsletter Award, Chapter of the Year presentation, Merit / Director of the Year presentation, and will culminate in the announcement of the new International Couple of the Year. This will be one FUN afternoon, and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

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2016 Region and District Rallies

Our Assistant Directors, Ron and Bev Clark, put together a great spreadsheet listing all of the 2016 rally dates that are currently available in one document.  We hope that you will take a look at this schedule and, since it’s the season of giving, give yourself the gift of registering yourself for a rally that’s perhaps outside of your District or Region.  When we visit our cohorts in other areas, we discover new and exciting ways to have FUN!

Event Details (Name, Theme, Sel., Etc.) Date Location
Buckeye Rally OH (Hobo Junction Theme)  Jun 16 - 18 Mahoning Co Fairgrounds, Canfield, OH
MN / ND District Rally COY / IOY Selection  Jul 8 - 9 Wilmar, MN
SC District Rally Wingin' Down on the Farm Jul 14 - 16 Anderson, SC
UT District Rally   Jul 15 - 16 Western Park/Conf. Center, Vernal, UT
New England Rally CT, NH, VT, ME, RI Jul 21 - 23 West Lebanon, NH 
IL District Rally   Jul 22 - 23 Pontiac, IL
WV District   Jul 22 - 23 Summersville, WV
Region K Rendezvous The Roaring Twenties Jul 22 - 24 Quality Hotel & Suites, Woodstock, ON Canada
Regional Rally L COY Selection  Jul 22 - 24 Best Western Glengary, Truro, NS Canada
Regional Rally D USA Proud Jul 28 - 30 Branch Co Fairgrounds, Coldwater, MI
ID District Rally   Jul 28 - 30 Garden, ID
Bi State Rally  NY & NJ (Regional COY Sel.) Aug 4 - 6 Swedesboro, NJ
Michigan Rally   Aug 5 - 6 Osceola Co Fairgrounds, Evart, MI
CO Convention 27th Winging the Rockies Conv. Aug 11 - 13 Montrose Co Fairgrounds, Montrose, Co
KY District   Aug 18 - 20 Cave City, KY
NE / SD District Rally COY / IOY Selection  Aug 25 - 27 Wall Drug, SD
Regional Rally J Wing in The Rockies Aug 26 - 28 Red Deer, AB Canada
WY District Rally   Aug 29 - 30 "Welcome to Wing Ding" Party
WI District Rally COY / IOY Selection  Sep 16 - 17 Wisconsin Dells, WI
NC District   Sep 22 - 24 Cherokee, NC
CA District Rally   Sep 23 - 25 DoubleTree Hotel, Bakersfield. CA
IA District Rally COY / IOY Selection  Sep 25 - 26 Dubuque, IA
OK District Rally   Sep 29 - Oct 1 Muscogee, OK
VA District   Oct 6 - 8 Roanoke, VA
MS District Rally   Oct 13 - 15 Gulfport, MS
Regional Rally A Region 'A' Steel Pony Rally Oct 27 - 29 Lakepoint Lodge & Conv. Center, Eufaula, AL
AZ District Convention    Oct 28 - 30 Nautical Beachfront Resort, Havasu City, AZ 
Region N  Winter Event COY Selection  Nov 4 - 6  
WA District Rally   TBD Port Townsend, WA
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