Couple of the Year


Tim and Pam Hanson

Email: coy_tim_pam

Phone: (734) 289-3289

 Pam and I were very honored to be selected as the 2022 District Couple of the Year at Wingless Weekend in Chelsea. Even though we have been thru this process in the past, it is still very stressful. From having to meet with the judges, this year they were from Indiana, Rick & Deb Warmels and from Ohio, Darren & JJ Ebright and Lloyd & Becky Glydewell. They asked some hard questions, to get to know you a little bit better. Then you have to go and stand in front of everybody and talk about yourself and your time in GWRRA for 5 minutes.  Pam did a very good job talking about us and I took over and talked about our time in GWRRA. There were also two other very deserving couple in the process. We were very shocked when Carol Williams announced that we were selected. After the shock wore off, we excepted the congratulations from the other couples and from the crowd in the room.

Then it was time to start planning out what we were going to do this year. With Pam still working, it’s hard to plan to much in advance. We are going to try to make it to other Chapter events and try to visit other Districts. We already have the Michigan and Ohio rallies on our calendar.

Even though everyone always talks about the stress of going thru this process, it is a lot of fun. You get to meet people from other Chapters and the judges, if they’re from other states. And then, if your selected, and decide to go further, you get to meet people from all over the United States. We are planning on entering the process for Northeast Territory International Couple of the Year. That process is not until next year, so we have the rest of this year to get out and visit and to build our resume. If we do visit your Chapter, we would like to meet your Chapters Couple of the Year.

If anyone ever has any question about Couple of the Year, please contact us or Carol Williams. Our email addresses and phone numbers are on the District website.

Hope everyone has a Fun and Safe Summer.

Tim & Pam Hanson

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