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Duane Ewell & Kathy Bontrager
Assistant District Directors

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about Kathy and myself, as we are sure some of you still don’t know us that well. We have been together for 24 years, but we are not married (Hey, it works for us). We have been GWRRA members since 2002 and we previously held the position of ACD’s with Chapter H in Goshen, and ACD's and CD's with Chapter U in Angola.

 Kathy works 2nd shift as a lead inspector (one of those “cushy gravy jobs”) for the Quality Control Department in the lab at Silgan Plastics in Ligonier, In. I work a few hours a week as a semi-retired machinist at Cutting Edge Machine & Tool in New Paris, In.

 Kathy has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and I have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren including a set of twins. Kathy likes to have fun, talk and spoil Jake, her little Chihuahua mix dog. I may appear to be very serious, but don't let that fool you, I have a warped sense of humor and have been known to pull a joke or two on occasion. Look out, you may be my next victim.

 My first Wing was a 1977 GL1000 and we have upgraded 5 times until we purchased the 2005 1800 California Side Car Trike that we currently ride. We have averaged around 15,000 miles a year for the past 5 or 6 years. We have ridden in 39 states and Canada and we keep adding to that number every chance we get. We also pull a Cargo Mate trailer and a Bunkhouse camper. We like to attend the rallies and camp on some of the trips we make.

 We joined GWRRA to ride and associate with people with the same interests that we have. This is the greatest organization of Goldwing riders in the world and hopefully we can contribute to the Indiana District Team with some new ideas and maybe a few new fun activities.



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