Couple of the Year


Earl & Bobbi Gerard


Phone (419) 460-4079

            Wow! What a weekend. Wingless Weekend 2020 in Chelsea Michigan in one that we will always love and never forget. Friday started out at the Jiffy Plant with several of our Goldwing Family. Needless to say, we were a handful for our tour guides, from several questions to trying to grab the only box of honey corn muffin mix in the building. The tour was fun and very informative a great start to a great weekend.

David and I were both very excited and nervous about participating in the Michigan District Couple of the Year proudly representing Chapter V as their COY’s. We received much support from our CD’s Glen and Sue Wagner and the rest of our chapter in perusing the District COY. We would also like to thank Carol Williams the Michigan COY Director; she was a great help from the start. Helping us through the application process all the way to the Award Ceremony. She was with us all the way and we couldn’t have done it without her. Carol Thank you very much.

On Friday afternoon we had our interviews, they were with Doug and Lynn Kerst from OHIO and Lonny and Karen Hunter from Indiana. They put us very at ease and made the process fun. It wasn’t an interview at all, more like getting to know one another it was fun.

This year’s Theme was 70’s Flower Power which brought out many great costumes and skits, we had lots of laughs. After the skits we were called up and was asked to give a speech about ourselves and our escapades with our 11 plus years with our Goldwing Family. It brought heart felt moments and funny ones too that made everyone laugh. It was a Great honor that night to be selected as Michigan’s District COY.


Saturday we were congratulated by all that we met being the new District COY’s. Then also being New University Instructors, we were off to teach our very first class, “Bur it’s cold outside.” Cold weather riding. The classroom was very full but with both of us giving the class and all the participation it went very well, and as well as it went, we hope to instruct more classes in the future.

After class we went to the escape room which was put on by the district team and was great fun, a must do and not one you would want to miss. We also worked hard on our door poster and was surprised with 2nd place.  It was truly an amazing weekend.

As District COY we hope to represent our District and Chapter with honor and friendship. The first half of this year has been tough with Covid-19 and the shutting down of the state with many events cancelled. We hope with the opening of the state we will be able to get around to chapter events to promote COY’s and GWRRA. We hope to see you at the state rally if you can come to have some fun. We have also pledged to represent our district in the next step in the COY program so wish us luck.

If you have any questions about the COY process or anything, please feel free to contact us our phone number and email is on the Chapter V website as the chapters ACD’s.

Dave and Carolyn Frazer

Visit our NEW Michigan District Individual Of The Year Webpage!

The most visible part at all levels of GWRRA is the "Couple of the Year Program". Beginning at the Chapter level, this is a method of honoring couples for their commitment to the ideals of the GWRRA. After serving as their Chapter Couple they can attend their District's selection process. Later the District Couples may attend their Region's selection process and eventually the Region Couples can move on to the International Couple of the Year selection process at Wing Ding. We encourage all the Chapters to honor your fellow Couples and participate in the "Couple of the Year Program". If you have any questions please feel free to email or call.

The following link will take you to the GWRRA Membership Enhancement Program's Page for Couple of the year where you can find the most up to date information about the Couple of the Year Program as well as the Program Manual, Score Sheet and the most current resume.

For more information contact: Chapter Couple of the Year Coordinator: Carol Williams at 517-262-6314