Georgia District
Couple of the Year Page
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is Proud to Recognize Our
2018 - 2019 District Couple of the Year
Jim and Sylvia Stogden
We are “The Stogdens”, Jim and Sylvia. We have been married 52 beautiful years. We dated during junior high and high school. At the age of 17 Jim enlisted in the US Navy and five years later we were married. We are both retired; Jim with 30 years active duty in the US Navy as well as 20 years with the Federal Government. Sylvia retired after 20 years with The Law School, University of Georgia.

We are blessed with two grown children and two granddaughters. John and family live in CT and he, too, rides an 1800 Gold Wing and is a member of GWRRA, CT-A in North Stonington, CT. He is retired, 20 years from the US Navy and is currently employed as a contractor onboard submarines. Our daughter Zuleme lives in Georgia and currently is employed at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UGA, as Manager of Membership Services and Technology.

Not only do we enjoy riding with friends or just the two of us, but Jim enjoys watching college football, fishing when he can, playing with Maggie, our granddog, “people watching” as well as “nature watching”. Sylvia enjoys walking, E-reading, all phases of sewing when she finds the time, watching HGTV (Fixer Upper) and…..we both enjoy going to the movies with a treat to Dairy Queen afterwards.

We are members of Chapter T in Athens, as well as Chapter members of Cycle Disciples in Athens (Christian Motorcyclists Association). We enjoy meeting other bikers and telling them about GWRRA and sharing our love of riding letting them know that GWRRA is open to all bikers regardless of what type of bike they ride. This year we completed one of our “Bucket List” dreams by riding to the 15 states we needed to ride in to be able to say we have ridden in 48 of our 50 states; Jim on his “Little Boy” 1500 Gold Wing Trike and Sylvia on her 1800 Gold Wing Trike. Jim has started working on our “2019 Bucklet List quoting from Woody (John Travolta) in the movie Wild Hogs “There’s no rush, I just wanna ride, ride….” And we do plan to do just that starting with the June 2019 Americade in Lake St George, NY.

Having been chosen to represent you as 2018-2019 District Couple of the Year is an honor and we plan to continue our goal of traveling to as many Chapter meetings in neighboring states during their Chapter meetings or Rallies and bringing warm greetings and an invitation to visit with us in Georgia.

Again, thank you one and all for the trust and honor of representing YOU as 2018-2019 District Couple of the Year.

God Bless You and Yours
Jim & Sylvia

The Georgia District is Also Proud to Recognize
our 2019 Chapter Couples of the Year
If your Chapter Couple of the Year is not listed, please advise our COY Coordinator of their names and send a picture. We'll get the webpage updated ASAP!
Chapter GA-A Chapter A
Bob and Karla Greer
Chapter GA-B Chapter B
Debra Ogle and Pete Hefele
Chapter GA-B2 Chapter B2
Bobby Sumner and Helen Morgan
Chapter GA-K Chapter K
Boogie and Jane Beasley
Chapter GA-T Chapter T
Tommy and Vicky Martin