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November 2012 Newsletter - ABATE Region 20

Genesee and Shiawasee Counties.  RC: Randy Wilson

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone!  New Member:  Mike Livaletti and Guest: Mallory Heith at Genesee Meeting. Two new members attended Shiawasee's meeting.  Woo Hoo!!

Treasurer and Secretary Reports were read and accepted.

Mike's Awareness Report:  Calling anyone interested in becoming an Awareness Instructor!!  It is easy to be an instructor, talking to the people about watching out for motorcycles, etc.  There are classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, fitting it into anyone's schedule.  A HUGE thank you to Booboo for stepping up and training to be an instructor. Jessie will be stepping up as well! Thanks for giving a shit!!!  If you can help, please, Mike needs your assistance, call, text, email or Facebook him.  A.B.A.T.E. = American Bikers Aiming Toward Education. 

Legislative Officer for Shiawasee County-Mark (The Bus) Berger and Marte for Genesee County.  Hope everyone remembered to vote on November 6.

Cares and Concerns:  Happy Birthday and Anniversaries to all. Wishing Robert well. Let's keep all the Hurricane Sandy victims in our thoughts and prayers.  Thanks to Vinnie and Debbie for all your disaster efforts. 

Membership:  JoMamma has new membership forms, so please see her for new ones.  These have the correct mailing address. 

Media/Events Coordinator Report:  The Halloween Party was Oct. 27 in Bancroft, not many in attendance, but there were a lot of parties that night.  Thanks to all who supported it.  Congratulations to a very special couple!  Christmas Party on Dec. 2, went well as Santa was on time, no sick reindeer this year.  Seminar is coming, hope you booked a room.  Remember, no one will be drinking and driving, as we have a hospitality room to crash in!  If you cannot make Seminar, remember to drive up on Sunday, Jan. 13 to vote for ABATE of MI board members from 8-10am. The Giant Swap Meet went well, only one side was used.  Thank you to ALL that helped out at the swap meet! 

RC  Report:  Elections will happen at this month's meeting.  Running for RC, Tim Heath and Mark (Bus) Berger.  Running for Treasurer, Debbie Hurd and Lily.  Secretary for Genesee beginning in December will be Audrey Coon. Continuing as Shiawasee Secretary will be Rebecca.  Legislative Officer for Genesee continuing on is Marte and Shiawasee didn't have any nominations.  There was discussion regarding A.C. and Co-R.C. positions.  Member of the year for Region 20 will be revealed. 

We received a thank you card from Rhoda in regards to Region 20's efforts for the RAVE RUN. 

Open Discussion:  There was discussion regarding products. Genesee had 38 attendees and Shiawasee had a good turnout, too. 

Check to see what is going on in Region 20, etc., (a new RC will be named in the next newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled), visit www.Facebook.com (ABATE of Michigan Region 20)  or  www.abatemichregion20.com.

Sassy’s Second!!  Hurricane Sandy was a horrible disaster and we all pulled together to help, as we should.  However, we should be working together all the time, it shouldn't take a disaster for this to happen. Keep “Sandy” victims in your thoughts and prayers.

--Aileen//Sassy!!