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THE "OFFICIAL" GWRRA SHUT-DOWN MESSAGE:
GWRRA Operations will be closing down as of 7/31/22
GWRRA Inc. will remain active until 12/31/22 for liability insurance coverage for events occurring after 7/31/22 which were planned prior to.
The last issue of Wing World will be September issue that will come out in August.
All association services/benefits will be provided through 7/31/22. This includes any, and all rescue plans.
We will provide prorated refunds for any remaining months of membership and roadside assistance. Those checks will be mail by the end of August.
Phones will be answered until the end of July. From July through end of September members can leave a message and we will return any calls with in 24 business hours.
With the closing, all Member prepaid dues will be prorated as of 7/31/22 and refunds will start 8/31/22
i.e. if you paid for 3 years on 3/21 then you’ll get a refund of approx. 18 months’ worth of dues you paid
If you have Rescue products – that program stops coverage as of 7/31/22. The money you’ve prepaid will be prorated as of 7/31/22 and will be refunded starting the end of August
We know that GWRRA will continue, it will just continue without a governing structure, just groups still getting together
Director forums are being held on Thursday to answer more specific questions about procedure, insurance, etc.
You can download your Membership information regarding Rider Ed, classes taken and so for by going to MyRE tab under Rider Ed on the GWRRA.org website
What you can’t continue to use due to Honda’s ownership
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Wing World
Wing Ding
No helmet logo
Chapter and Districts can continue
No oversite of a main association
Insurance ends 12/31/2022
Can continue to wear patches
Can continue to get together
Can continue to ride together
Cannot conduct on bike education without proper insurance to be obtained by person conducting the class
ARC and TRC are GWRRA designations and have no standing on their own, i.e. they are not like MSF, they were designed for our Members
For GWRRA Instructors: yes, you can download the course and continue to teach them
For Rider Education Instructors: yes, you can download the courses and continue to teach them – just remember you have not liability insurance, so stick to the script
IRS: at the end of this year, you will need to file your 990N and check the box “out of business” as the 501C4 status will end with the closing of GWRRA and the master EIN number will be terminated. Each District and Chapter must terminate their own by checking the box. – please work with Randall Drake to accomplish this.
Bank Accounts: The money in the back accounts belong to the Members. Look to do nice things for the Members to use up the money by the end of the year. After you file your final financial report to Randall with your 990n you will need to a) close the bank account or b) change the name to remove GWRRA.
 

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I didn't know that Honda owned all those names.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Wing World
Wing Ding
Helmet Logo

Did Honda coerce GWRRA to turn over the rights of those to Honda or did the officers of GWRRA sell out to them?
 

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I didn't know that Honda owned all those names.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Wing World
Wing Ding
Helmet Logo

Did Honda coerce GWRRA to turn over the rights of those to Honda or did the officers of GWRRA sell out to them?
"Honda motors" does NOT own any of those names.
 

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"Honda motors" does NOT own any of those names.
What does this mean if not that Honda owns those?

What you can’t continue to use due to Honda’s ownership
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Wing World
Wing Ding
No helmet logo
 

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GWRRA is "Goldwing Road Riders Association
they started in Scottsdale Arizona as a group of people helping each other.
I lived next door to their headquarters and have personal opinions that I won't discuss here,

this is their home page: Gold Wing Road Riders Association
read that, they have a magazine and held annual rallys usually in very expensive locations.

they are saying that they are going to close down their organization, the annual rally, and the magazine.

follow that link and read what they say
 

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I can’t go into too much details, but with any luck by end of year be back up running being worked on all I can say !!!
there will have to be some very severe changes in management style, it can't continue the way it has been...
members leaving in droves, no one has the right to tell me I can't say a prayer.
 
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