Inside this Oct 2016 Issue
Upcoming Events 1
Words from the Director 2
Ted & Bill's Excellent Adventure "NOT" 3
Loading Your Motorcycle 4
League of Aces 5
Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone 6
Staff/Awards/Birthdays/Anniversaries 7
Puzzle Time/For Sale 8
2016 Region and District Rallies 9

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Upcoming Events

October

Staff meeting is on the Tuesday.

Bellerive Springs Clubhouse, On Gage behind the Mall
Go West,  Turn Right on Bellerive,. Go down Hill,

Turn Left into Bellerive Springs.
Club house is right in front of You. Refreshments will be served.

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

9th & 16th

Rob has planned 2 toy gatherings to help with toys for the hospitals.

 15th

Maintenance day is October 15th at Don Eide's Home 9AM - evening   Year end eats will probably take place also. 

 

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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Words from the Director

“I say, I say....”

Mike and Janet Turner Chapter Director

Mike & Janet Turner

Time files when you are having FUN!!  And so yet another month has flown by. There is a touch of autumn in the air and some leaves are starting to change color or fall to the ground.   The Columbia Basin is notorious for warm temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night. This doesn’t mean put the bikes away, it just means different conditions for us to watch for.  Here are a few tips for autumn rides.

Look out for dry or wet leaves:

Yes the leaves are full of color and look beautiful in the autumn season, but they are hazardous to riders once they start to fall on the ground, this causes potentially dangerous road ways. Dry leave can pile up on the road and cover potholes or any other hazards. Keep your eyes on the road and try to take familiar routes. Rain or morning dew will bring a different kind of hazard as they will create wet leaves causing a slippery road surface.

Deer season:

During autumn deer are more active, whether they are searching for food or being pushed by hunters. More collisions with deer happen during autumn. Always scan the road ahead of you in rural areas. Stay alert during dusk and dawn as these are times of the day when deer movement reaches its peak.

Frosty and icy surfaces:

Cold autumn nights lead to one thing- morning frost.  Shaded areas will frost up first so it is important to be aware of your surroundings.
Autumn can be the most captivating time of year for riding. Traffic on the back roads decrease, and the scenery is in full color.

Proper riding gear:

Always wear your riding gear, check it to make sure it is in good order. Your riding gear will help protect you if by chance you encounter any of the situations I have mentioned.

A small group of us made our way over to Chapter-P’s Oyster Feed in Silver Lake WA.  It was nice to see everybody!  As always they did a fantastic job of entertaining all of us.

We did take a day ride along Hwy 30 to Astoria Or, to Bowpicker, where we enjoyed their firm chunks of Albacore tuna lightly beer battered and fries.

We then headed north on Hwy 101 and made our way to Long Beach WA. where we made a stop at Scoopers to enjoy ice cream, and then went shopping for salt water taffy, which we found. We continued back to the Rally on Hwy 4, which turn out to be a beautiful and enjoyable ride.

The turnout for the Chapters dinner ride to the Olive Garden was great! There were about 20 members in attendance.  It was great to see everyone.  The food was great!  It was really nice to see Fred and Beth Vickstrom. Fred has been very sick and since he was feeling better they came and enjoyed the evening with the Chapter.

The coming month will be a busy one starting with Staff meeting on Oct 4th at 6pm for this month we will be holding it at Bellerive Springs Clubhouse.  On Gage coming from the mall turn right on Bellerive.  Go down the hill and turn Left into Bellerive Springs.  The clubhouse is right in front of you.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Oct 8th is our Chapter meeting at Red Lion.  We will have a high Def camera there to take individual pictures of each member.  This is for an article and picture to be submitted to Wing World magazine for our Million safe miles as a chapter!  WE would love to have a bunch to submit they will arrange them we just have to send them.
 
Oct 9th is our Stuffed animal drive for Lourdes hospital.  This is at Pasco Walmart.  On the 16th is a toy drive for Kadlec Hospital also at Pasco Walmart.  Rob has set these up and the hospitals are counting on us.  Let’s do this for the kids!

Oct 15th is our Maintenance day at Eides.  We will have BBQ Salmon, Burgers and Sausage dogs.  This is a potluck so bring something to share and your bike if you have anything you need help with.

Ride safe and see you soon!


Friends for Fun Safety, and Knowledge
Mike and Janet Turner

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TED (Phil) AND BILL’S (Joyce’s) EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (hmmm, not)
Joyce & Phil Loparco

Joyce LoParco

Well we started out this year with the intention of going to Wing Ding in Billings over the Labor Day Holidays.  We didn’t do much traveling, saving our monies for the trip. And I wanted to do a few things to the OLD trike Miss Blue to assure smooth travels.

So we have been keeping up the Oil changes and such as I don’t ride a ton but it’s good to keep normal things up.  Made it all summer without much of anything out of place.  Then in August went to Walla Walla for their monthly meeting and by the time I got home….it had a clunking sound.  We could not figure it out.  So Phil groaned and moaned and got down on the floor of the garage and change out the oil in the axel to see it that would make a difference.  No such luck.  And he had a week’s worth of aches and pain from the endeavor. 

The next thing we did was take the trike to Mark Bridge and had him flush out the radiator, flush the brakes in the back and replace fluids.  Ask him to see if he detected any knocking/clunking and he didn’t.   So we made an appointment with AJ at Thunder Alley in Pasco.  Well AJ found the drive line shot.  We ordered a whole new line and u-joints ($500). It had to be manufactured so could take up to 3 weeks to receive it.  AJ loaned us a u-joint to get us to Billings and back. So we went ahead and planned the trip.

We left the Tri-Cities with Lil Jo riding with us and traveled all day over Lolo Pass.  Wow we were beat when we got to Missoula and The Super 8 motel.   Newly remodeled, But terrible pillows and the beds were not the best.

Didn’t sleep worth heck that night.

Tuesday morning we got up and took off for the next leg of the trip.  We got about 45 miles out of Missoula and Miss Blue just quit.   “Now what?” I thought.    Ended up calling the Honda Shop (Five Valley Honda 5900 US highway 93 S, Missoula MT 59804 (406) 251-5900) to see what would cause bike to just quit. They thought the fuel filter but it looked to be working great. 

We called Rescue Plus and proceeded to get a hold of someone to come get us.  2 hours away?????  What the heck.  I was not standing in the sun for 2 hours.  Cancelled them and called a local tow company,  6593 U.S. Highway 10 W, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 721-7538,  They  were there in 45 minutes, got us loaded and took us to the Honda Shop.  Needless to say we spent the night in Missoula and the mechanic worked on the trike until around 7:00. (We tried the new MY Place hotel.  Wonderful beds!!!! Get your own snacks and stuff though, theirs are expensive.)

Next morning we called and found out the mechanic found the problem.  Two screws holding wires under the cut-off switch were loose and they were short out so to speak.  They worked quite awhile on the trike….Gave us the bill and we are pretty sure they knocked a couple hours off the total worked. We taxied to the shop, loaded up and headed home. 

We got home and the new drive line and u-joints got in a week later.  We had AJ install the new parts and wow what a difference. AJ said the new parts are really heavy duty and so we should be ok now….Much smoother

After that we decided that maybe we should replace the electrical for the right handle control.  If I tried to bump up the speed it would could and spit and almost sound like a short.  That’s not good so we ordered the part and took it down to Mark and he installed it.  Dang, I even have pretty lights on the new controls.  Most of the old ones had burned out.   Well good lessons learned. 

Spent around $1,800 dollars with trouble shooting clunk, tow, trouble shoot problem in Missoula, parts, installations (mechanic charges),  and etc.
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Herb Powers GWRRA-WA-L

Loading your Motorcycle

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

I recently came across this article and thought “I would like to share this information with my GWRRA Peeps”.

The Science and Art of Motorcycle Packing
by Vince Tidwell

WHEN IT  COMES  to  packing a motorcycle, how much weight  you  can  carry and where can you pack it so that your ride remains, well, a motorcycle, are critical questions. I think most of us can remem-' ber when we first carried a passenger, probably on a smaller motorcycle, and noticed the radical handling difference compared with riding solo. And even now on the largest touring machines , there's a noticeable freedom when your passenger disembarks. Of course, motorcycles are designed with a specific location for pas senger accommodations , but what about all the extra travel gear? Does it make any difference how and where you pack the heavier items? Yes, indeed.

The Science: Motorcycle Dynamics Weight, or more specifically mass­ combined with gravity-is the enemy.


Your heaviest, densest items should be packed as closely to the bike's CoG (shown in orange) as possible, with progressively lighter items further from that location, to minimize · the effect of extra loading weight on handling.

It works against you in almost every way. It keeps you from accelerating. From stop­ ping. From changing directions. And, of course, from lifting a fully laden touring bike back up off the ground if you've ever been so unfortunate as to drop one. The more mass the man/machine system has; the harder it is to physically control.

So there is a science and art to packing a motorcycle-one that results in a more fulfilling riding experience and that, done correctly, may well even save your life. I'll talk about the art later in this article but if you're still with me I think you'll appreciate a bit more about the science.

For even more detail, you might consider the following books; Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Gillespie; Motor­ cycle Design and Technology by Cocco; and Motorcycle Dynamics by Cossalter. Even Wikipedia has a well-written article under bicycle and motorcycle dynamics. Readers of MCN are no doubt famil­ iar with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR for short.

Oversimplified, it is what your bike's engineers have decided is the maximum amount of weight your bike's tires and frame are designed to safely support. Much discussion may be found on forums regarding how much you can really load your motorcycle, but the realty is, overload it and you are, as aircraft design engineers say, flying out of your flight envelope. Note that some manufacturers also specify slower speeds when fully loaded. Rightfully  so.

To  calculate your own bike's  luggage capacity, simply deduct your bike's rared wet weight (which includes all fluids) from your bike's GVWR. ow deduct your own and your passenger's ready to ride weights. (Did you know that today the average US male weighs 191 pounds? It was 166 lbs. in 1963 and the average female is now 164 lbs. vs. 140 lbs. in 1960.) What remains is the weight limit of the gear you can carry. Take the new BMW R1200RT as an example.

The RT's GVWR is 1089 lbs., its wet weight is 620 lbs., average size male/female passengers wearing 10 lbs. of gear each would add 377 lbs., which leaves 92 lbs. for luggage. But don't imagine that all 92 lbs. can be packed in the bike's saddlebags  and/or top box. The manufacturer specifies how much weight each luggage compartment can carry. For the BMW R l200RT, it's only 22 lbs. for each of the panniers and top  case-66 lbs. total.

You may also notice a stamp on the bike with the GAWR, or Gross Axle Weight Rating near the GVWR, often found at the front of the frame. Here the manufacturer is specifying the front-to­ rear weight ratio. Note that a sportbike's CofG will be farther forward than a tour- ing   model's   (typically   -51%/49%  vs.
-46%/54 front/rear respectively).

Of course, the luggage load capacity must be considered against the bike's wet weight and it's CofG (center of gravity). You'll feel an extra 100 lbs. a lot more  on a lightweight, high center of gravity F800GS than on a heavy, lower R1200RT.

Now-where  to  place  that  weight ?

Most owner's manuals specify a uniform distribution between left and right with heavy items as low and close to the machine's center of gravity as possible . Consider, if the additional weight is placed higher than the bike's CofG, the overall CofG is effectively raised. This will cause the bike to pitch more  fore and aft under braking and acceleration, increasing the changes in weight tra:ns­ fer accordingly. And because of more dramatic weight transfer, its easier to overload an individual tire. Under hard braking, the back tire gets even lighter, making deft braking essential. I'm a Luddite of sorts, but here 's where ABS is wor_th its weight in gold. In addition, getting the bike to change its roll angle will take more effort and  time, and  ask a lot more from  the  tires,  particularly the front, which must produce a sideslip angle that levers the bike about the con­ tact patch axis.
Now here's something  interesting: The higher the CofG, the less lean angle that's required at a given cornering speed. With a lower CofG, steeper lean angles are required, which then requires better cornering clearance to keep hard parts off the ground  at those angles.

Also, if that extra weight is too far behind the bike's CofG, the rear tires will be overloaded and the front underloaded, which subtly changes the steering geom­ etry by adding rake and  trail.

Look closely, and you'll usually find the tag with the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and GAWR (gross axle weight ratings) on the steering head area of the frame. Note, too, the manufacturer's information about maximum safe loading weight for the saddlebags and the recommended maximum speed limit fully loaded. To find out the max­ imum weight that can be packed on your bike, subtract the wet weight of the bike plus the rider and passenger's ready to ride weight from_the  GVWR



To  recap:   Loading   that   causes  a too-forward CofG, a bike tends to under-steer (the front tire slip angles are greater than the rear), which  feels  like an underinflated front tire, while loading that causes a rear-biased CofG will tend to   oversteer-the   opposite  sensation.

Loading that causes a higher CofG allows for more front tire lift under acceleration as well as rear wheel lift when braking, while loading that causes a lower CofG (very difficult to obtain) would cause the rear tire to slip more easily during acceleration and conversely the front tire to slip more easily during hard braking.

Of course, you could just say the heck with it, and attach a trailer, but that's a whole science in itself. My advice: For the money you would spend on a trailer you can pick up some pretty great light­ weight gear instead. I think if I really wanted to, or had to, carry that much, I would seriously consider a BRP Spyder RT with  a CanAm trailer.

With that in mind, you'd want to put your heavy, dense items close to where your passenger 's knees are, then pack successively lighter itms as you move up and back from that area. I roll and com­ press a lot of my clothing, which then becomes quite dense. These and liquids go in the low, front section of the bags. So does a tightly packed tent. Sleeping bags and dried food are designated for the top of the bags. You get the idea. Most important: The lighter your bike, the more significant exactly how you pack it becomes. You're not going to notice a 22-lb. tent in your GS's topcase as easily as you will feel it on a KLR.

The Art

In case you're new to the traveling and  camping  lifestyle  on  two wheels, you  may  not be familiar  with all your options. It all starts with planning your trip.

Something I always try to do is leave enough room in the bike's storage areas for the riding gear I have on. There's peace of mind knowing that all of your belongings are locked up and out of sight when you step in somewhere for a bite. If you 're two-up with helmets on a cold rainy day, that's a tall order. If you have camping gear it becomes almost impossible. Try to think like a  backpacker.

Conventional motorcycle gear stor­ age these days starts with a luggage rack behind the seat and/or the passenger's portion of the seat. A  lot  of  commut­ ers like to strap a  backpack on.  Next you 'll find rear panniers, or saddlebags, being used and then, perhaps, a top case mounted on the aforementioned luggage rack. Tank bags, while mostly limited in volume, are convenient. Some popular storage options these days are back­ pack-type luggage mounted onto sissy bars (which raise the CoG and move it rearward) and small bags mounted above the headlight, which become part of the front fork mass. Neither are a good idea unless you keep the contents very light.

If you are strapping on soft bags be sure they are rated as waterproof and not just water resistant. Waterproof means exactly that; you can immerse it and its contents will stay dry. You'll find many motorcycle accessory shops or outfitters sell waterproof gear: Dry Bags from companies like Ortlieb, Sealline and Sea to Summit. A flat, heavy soft bag strapped to an empty passenger seat also works well.

For security's sake, choose luggage that rigidly mounts and locks onto your bike.An optimum design is hard luggage that dismounts. Its main downside is that it will get banged up and soil anything (like a bedspread) you set it on. Com­ pared to permanently mounted luggage, most of these have less  volume  and don't look and feel as  integrated,  with the exception of adventure bikes that are designed  to  look  tough  and  modular. I think the optimum solution is permanent rigid bags with removable liners. Ob, and use tie downs for loose articles. not bungee cords.

Here are a few tips I've picked up mer the years: Make a master list to memorize and keep with you, and lay everything out before you pack for a dry run. Sooner or later, you will leave something behind. Take an overnighter and become accus­ tomed to the additional weight, prefera­ bly without a passenger. Again: Pack it low and tight, but leave some open space somewhere.

Be sure any soft luggage does not obscure your taillight or turn signals. Use the same rule I've taught folks who've mounted kayaks onto their car's crossbars with straps for the first time-the 1, 10, 100 rule. Retighten them at 1 mile, 10 miles and then at 100 miles. Make sure none of the straps are anywhere near moving parts or a hot exhaust. Trim excessive webbing or cord length and then use a flame,  or better yet, a hot iron to melt the cut material and keep it from fraying.

This has been the 45,000' view of how weight  and  its location can affect the dynamics of a motorcycle. Conside  : If a backpacker can go three to four days on the Appalachian  trail with no more 35 lbs. and 80 liters of volume, it stands to logic that packing a motorcycle should be a cinch.  Simple, durable, light gear packed at the right location on a bike will hardly be noticeable. The trick is to leave the kitchen sink at home and travel light, or as John Muir once put it, "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence."

Ride safe!

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Gary Domus

League of Aces

Tom Denny & pixs by Gary Domas
Tom Denny

GWRRA has replaced the Parking Lot Practice (PLP) program with another program called the League of Aces (LOA). This new program offers riders a larger inventory of prescribed practice exercises and is intended to allow riders to build their skills from one exercise to the next. This is not intended to replace the more in-depth and highly structured rider courses such as the TRC, ARC or SRC but goes hand in hand with them to build and maintain a riders proficiency in the critical skills of braking and low speed cornering.  During an LOA event there is no structured teaching and very limited coaching, this is an opportunity for riders to practice with their friends and polish their skills at their own pace in a low key environment.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 our chapter Educator Herb Powers along with Don Eide and Tom Denny hosted a League of Aces event at the Kennewick American Youth Baseball parking lot at 2201 South Olympia St., Kennewick from 0900 until 1330. The weather simply could not have been better with light winds, blue skies and temps in the 70’s. Three people showed up, Santana Denny, Terry Powers and Gary Domas. Gary and Terry were able to run through exercises 1 through 5 before having to leave for prior commitments but both admitted that it was a really good event fro them. Santana stuck around until we “pulled up stakes” at 1330.

Ask Gary Domas and/or Terry Powers what they thought of this event. If you are interested in participating in an LOA let your Chapter educator know. The more interest there is the more often these types of things can be held. Perhaps in the future we can combine an LOA with a potluck BBQ. I’ll let somebody else figure out what to call that.





 
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Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone
By Bill Pitzer
Bill Pitzer

Posted September 21, 2016 by 

Seems like everywhere you turn, there’s news of another mobile security breach. Just last month, vulnerabilities in iOS 9.3.5 were being exploited by the notorious NSO Group, maker of surveillance software, to read text messages and emails, record sounds, collect passwords, and even track the calls and whereabouts of users. Apple released a security patch on August 25 in response.

Meanwhile, on the Android side, a Linux bug first introduced in Android 4.4 (and present in all future versions) left 1.4 billion users vulnerable to hijacking attacks. The vulnerability allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren’t encrypted, inject malicious code or content into users’ communications. Representatives from Google say they are aware of the vulnerability and are “taking the appropriate actions.”

These hacks aren’t happening in a vacuum. Mobile malware is a frontier ripe for cybercriminal activity. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center Report, nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and roughly one in five of those users conduct most of their online browsing using their phone instead of a computer. The reality is that as more and more people use their phones to go online, more cybercriminals will hear the call.

Mobile malware on the rise

“Mobile malware has been on the rise drastically in last couple of years,” says Nathan Collier, Senior Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes. “Everything from backdoor malware that steals personal information to ransomware that locks your phone until payment is made exists in the mobile space. With millions of malware samples in the wild, there is no reason not to be concerned.”

In addition to an increased volume of people turning to their phones as the primary means for going online, there’s also an increase in using mobile devices for storing and transmitting sensitive data. The 2015 Pew Research Center Report also shows a full 57 percent of smartphone users doing their online banking on their phones.

But online banking is just the tip of the iceberg. GPS programs can find your location. Mobile apps often require that you allow them to access data stored in your phone or on the cloud. You can receive digital boarding passes via text message or verification codes for logging into sites, social media apps publish photos and personal data, fitness and health apps track steps, heartrate, and food intake—a cybercriminal can learn all there is to know about their targets by breaching their cell phone.

Your phone may contain and transmit a larger volume of and more sensitive info than your computers—but it’s not always as protected.

Security issues with phones

A number of factors contribute to weak mobile phone security, but one of the top concerns is that phones are much easier to be misplaced, lost, and stolen. Mobile phones go with you everywhere, which means there’s more potential for leaving them behind. Once a criminal has physical control over your phone, it’s often not too difficult to gain control of its data.

A second huge concern for mobile phone security is the validity of third-party apps. They aren’t vetted by the major app stores iTunes and Google Play, therefore they needn’t pass a minimum standard for safety. Apple iPhone has strict laws about apps: They can only be downloaded from iTunes, therefore they’re more secure. The downside is that users are restricted from going outside the iTunes ecosystem, which is why people sometimes jailbreak their phones. This is a dangerous measure, as it negates all security, not only for apps, but also for operating systems.

Google’s Android, however, allows for third-party apps to be downloaded. “Android is highly customizable and open to innovation by its users,” says Collier. “Also, although Google highly recommends you only install from the Google Play store, they allow you to take the risk into your own hands if you really want to install elsewhere.”

Another security risk with mobile phones is that users don’t update their OSes as often as computers. Updating phone software requires ample memory and battery power, and users are often running low on both. Every time a software update is delayed on a mobile phone, a cybercriminal has an opportunity to exploit security vulnerabilities in the operating system.

Of course, mobile phones are also vulnerable to the same pitfalls that befall desktops and laptops—mainly, users who don’t practice safe surfing. Social engineering in the form of social media scams and phishing can especially ensnare mobile users who regularly check their email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Phishing in the form of text messaging, or smishing, has also become a popular attack vector, particularly for criminals looking to cash in on the popularity of mobile banking.

Finally, all of these risks are compounded by the fact that technical security measures are not commonplace in phones. While computers are often equipped with firewalls, antivirus, and/or anti-malware software, mobile devices typically have only their operating systems and the security of their apps to protect them.

Ways to stay secure

So what does this mean for mobile phone users? It means that it’s even more important to stay vigilant about cybersecurity when using a mobile device. Here are some ways you can protect yourself, your data, and your phone.

  1. Lock your phone with a password or fingerprint detection. At the very least, if you leave your phone on the counter at Starbucks or if it’s stolen out of your pocket, cybercriminals will have to get through that first gate. Set the time on your password lock to be short as well—30 seconds or less should cut it.
  2. If it’s not already the default on your phone, consider encrypting your data. Doing so is especially useful for protecting sensitive data, whether that’s business emails or investing and banking apps.
  3. Set up remote wipe. If your phone is lost or stolen, you’ll be able to wipe all of its data remotely (and therefore keep it out of the hands of criminals). You can often also use remote wipe to find your phone’s location.
  4. Back up phone data. Consider connecting your device to its associated cloud service in order to automatically back up data (and encrypt it). However, if you don’t trust the cloud, be sure you connect to a PC or Mac to sync data regularly in order to preserve photos, videos, apps, and other files.
  5. Avoid third-party apps. If you’re on an iPhone, you don’t have much of a choice. However, for Android users, staying on Google Play and not allowing apps from unknown sources keeps you relatively safe. If you do decide to use third-party apps, research to be sure you’re not getting a malicious one. Read reviews, and if the app asks for access to too much personal data up front, don’t download it.
  6. Avoid jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android. While the processes are different, the end result is bypassing what phone manufacturers intended (including security protocols) and ultimately weakening the security of your device.
  7. Update operating systems often. When that pop-up reminder comes up, don’t ignore it. Charge your phone, clear out some space, and install the update right away.
  8. Be wary of social engineering scams. Cybercriminals love to spoof banking apps, send phony texts meant to collect personal data, and email malicious links and attachments. Just as you do on your computer, view any communications from unknown sources with a careful eye. If it seems fishy, it very likely is.
  9. Use public wifi carefully. Yes, you don’t want to use up all your data. However, public wifi is inherently insecure, so try not to make transactions or transmit sensitive data while using it. Consider using a VPN service to encrypt data transmitted online.
  10. Download anti-malware for your mobile device. If you do happen to download a malicious app or open a malicious attachment, mobile anti-malware protection can prevent the infection.

Chances are, you use your phone to do a lot of stuff online. You may even be reading this article on it right now. For peace of mind, and to get a leg up against a rising tide of mobile malware activity, don’t just phone it in—be proactive about your mobile security.

A New Facebook Scam is Making the Rounds;

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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 & 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) 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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Winners

Good Guy: Donna Whiteside

Oops: Tom Denny

Show for the Dough: Tyler Denny (NP)

50-50: Georgia Finley

Beth Messinger,
a free breakfast.

Puzzle: Diana Domas

Marble Game: Don Eide failed to pull red marble.

Birthdays

1  Turner, Janet
4  Carter, Vicki
7  Meyer, Diana
12 Eide, Don
15 Didway, Tom
20 Finley, Lloyd

22 Verna Ballard

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Anniversaries

8   Herb & Gaylene
11 Carter, Roy & Vicki
12 Eide, Don and Christine

22 Shults, Duane & Pat
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Joyce Loparco

Must Sell Immediately! 1994 GL1500 SE 2 Tone Blue Excellent Condition Always Garaged Complete Carb cleaning 2 years ago Great Starter Trike 114,400 miles Asking $10,000 OBO

Contact Joyce LoParco (509) 531-3391 or Leave a message

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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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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
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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