October Newsletter - ABATE Region 20
Genesee and Shiawasee Counties
Legislative Officers-Marte Merrell and Mark
October, where did the summer go?? Well, hello all friends, family and fellow ABATE Members! We had a guest:
Sharon Parker at Shiawasee this meeting and 2 guests at Genesee's meeting: Maxine
“Max” Bullard and Harold Gould. “Thanks for giving a
shit to all new members!!”
of the month for Genesee County was Larry Scott.
and Treasurer Reports were read and accepted.
- Mike Poage gave the Awareness report for September and WOW!!!!! Mike and his
Awareness Team are really working their behinds off!!! GREAT JOB TEAM. There are 7 c lasses to teach for October back in Kearsley Schools.
Any Safety Awareness inquiries or if you want to become an instructor, call Mike (Kritter) 810-423-8711.
Road Captain and Chief Area Coordinator, no reports this time around.
month's LO Report a good one. The main topic this month was who supports or doesn't
support ABATE in the upcoming on November 2. I will try to get that info on the
website for you. With voting you can split your ticket and vote for ether
party that looks good!! For the ABATE supporters we encourage you to help them
out on their campaigns. They can use help with phone calls, signs, giving out
information, etc. Motorcycle fatalities are down 10% already. Remember our goal is motorcycle safety and awareness. Talk
to your L.O. for more information, representatives phone numbers, etc.: Genesee
County L.O. is Marte and L.O. for Shiawasee County is Mark/Bus (517-455-1611), email@example.com.
Cupcake in Shiawasee and Amanda in Genesee: Happy Birthday and Anniversary to
everyone for in October!!!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis Mitchell
and his family for his loss. And to everyone else mentioned at both meetings,
Region 20 says get well soon!!!
for Products, the time has come for bundling up!!! There are many wonderful products
to purchase such as, hoodies, thermals and more. Check out the new patches as
well-even an education patch is in the works. There are sweatshirts and sweatpants
with pockets on order. No products will be ordered new till next year, so the
next few months will be the time to pick up things for your holiday shopping needs.
Santa, can I please get a Region 20 Hoodie--black, size M, please!!! If
you want Bikin' for Burns T-shirts, let Amanda or Cupcake (248-921-6083 or firstname.lastname@example.org) know to bring them. The tickets that were being sold for $1 to win a shirt by the Product's team were
won as follows: T-Shirt to Zip and the other shirt to Hats.
20 is in need of names of family and friends that are serving overseas in the military, please. We will be putting together care packages for Thanksgiving. Please let one of the officers know names and
addresses. The recipients need toiletry items, no aerosols, powder drink mix
for water, old magazines (not X rated), foot powder, jerky, gum, hard candy, razors, writing materials for letters, etc. If
you are not sure about what to give for the packets contact me at email@example.com or 810-919-5078.
RAVE Run didn't have the best weather but a good turnout. Thanks to Terry at
the Hickory Lounge he gave our Region a nice donation. Terry helps out Abate
every chance he gets!! You Rock, Terry!!!!
So if you are ever in Owosso stop in!!! We brought in a good amount of
money for the RAVE Run despite the circumstances. Good job everyone!!
Color Tour had pretty bad weather again this year. Not too many people showed
up, but we made a little money and sold some apples. Hopefully we will have a
great day next year. This is Region 20's event and ALL proceeds from this event
stay in our Region.
LOCATION FOR THE HALLOWEEN PARTY on Saturday, October 23, now at the Union Hall, Local 119
behind the Blue Church Building (Encore, Encore) at the corner of Center and Maple .
We are still selling tickets for $10 each to the ADULT ONLY event. B.Y.O.B.,
please. If you are able, we would love to have attendees bring a dish to pass,
please. See Randy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-533-6456), TC (email@example.com),
Mike or Aileen (Sassy 810-919-5078) for tickets. Remember, costumes are encouraged!!! Lots of fun, plenty of tickets available, ask your friends and proceeds will go toward
the Christmas Party!!!
that the swap meet in Birch Run is the very next day, Sunday, October 24. Still
in need of some volunteers to work the event and you get in for FREE. Please
get in touch with Terry/Boo-Boo if you want to volunteer to see where help is still needed, firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-.938-7202 Shifts are 6-10am; 10am-2pm; 2pm-6pm.
20's FREE Christmas party is Saturday, December 5 and wow, that will be here before you know it!!! A sign up sheet will be at the next meetings (Shiawasee on November 7 and Genesee on November 8) to sign
up for kids that are family members that will be attending the party. However,
ANY child is welcome to get a gift from Santa if one is provided for those non-family members at the party. Remember, Mama Bear, Emie, Amanda, etc., will be having a craft table for the kids!! If you have any craft things you would like to donate for the party, please bring them to November's meeting(s). Please sign up as well, to bring a dish to pass, if you can. Oh, Santa, I am trying to be good!!! LOL
= SEMINAR!!! Hope you are planning on attending this FREE event on January 14-15,
2011. The only thing you have to pay for is a room and the option for a lunch/dinner
ticket. But don't forget, Lorenda is making a quilt so try and save some money
to purchase raffle tickets for that on Saturday!!! You can cut costs by sharing
a room for the weekend. Try not to pass up the opportunity to network with ABATE
people from other regions!! Please see the ad in this month's Rider for more
info. And just to let you know, Randy will be running for the Board, so come
and support him!!!
of Seminar---ANYONE IN REGION 20 INTERESTED IN DOING A THEME (even though we will be doing the Friday night Hot Dogs and Sunday
Breakfast)??? If so, get with me—SASSY-- and we will plan something!!! Contact me at 810-919-5078 or email@example.com.
We can plan a meeting or just shoot
ideas around. We should start as soon as we can.
20 elections are coming up. If you have anyone in mind for a position (RC, secretary,
treasurer), feel free to nominate someone or maybe you would like to run yourself. Chief
Area Coordinator, Co-RC and Chief Road Captain are appointed positions.
this month was won by Matt at Genesee and he donated it back!!! Thanks, Matt!!!
comments or concerns regarding Region 20, please feel free to contact our current RC, Randy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
810-533-6456. Our website is always active and running so check it out at: www.abatemichregion20.com, Stephen is
our webmaster, you can email him at: email@example.com.
for Sassy’s Second!! Fall is a time for cuddling, hot chocolate, roasting
marshmallows and getting in the last bit of riding for the season. So, please
be safe out there!!!