ABATE of Michigan Region 20

April 2014 News Letter


 The B4B Bowling Fun Raiser was a great success. We raised a lot of money for the event. 53 people came, including Flushing Rep Phil Phelps.  Thank you, Bryan “Big B” and Crystal “Mrs. Big B” for your idea, time & efforts, in creating this event & making it successful. Everyone had a great time.

 The April 7th meeting came to order at 7:01 at our new meeting location at D-Railed Bar & Grill in Durand, MI. 23 people total in attendance including new member Zack “Turbo” Short & guests Keith & Karen Stieber from region 11. Pledge of allegiance said & prayer by John.

  Lisa read the Secretary’s report: Notes from last month.

  Jeremy read Treasurers report & Road Captains report: Routes for B4B & Awareness ride are up & ready.

  Mike read Awareness report: 83 students for the month & 134ytd. Awareness Party April 12th & Awareness Ride April 26, it leaves at 12pm ((on the dot), registration from 10- 11:30)) from Top End Cycle, 3360 S Dort Hwy, Burton, MI. It’s free & all are welcome (donations are welcome).

  Marte (yup she’s back) read the LO report: HB-4612 let’s stop this dead in its tracks. It is an insurance reform bill that will take motorcyclists out of the catastrophic claims fund. HB-4663 (TIPS) is out of committee & HB-4265 (Red Light Bill) is in of committee. We are a grass roots organization, & with our lobbyist on hold, it is up to us to FB, e-mail, snail mail, text & call our reps. We have to let them know what we want & don’t want. June 4th is our Rally at the Capitol, everyone needs to come. Let’s all put names & faces to our voices.

  Bryan read Cares & Concerns: April birthdays, 2nd Terry “Cupcake” Berger, 18th Ellen “Mrs. Clause” Langworthy, and 30th Mark “Bus” Berger. Randy & Mike Uniball’s surgeries went well. Please say prayers for Eric “Kitty” West & his family in his upcoming surgery, a basket was auctioned at the Awareness Party to help raise funds for them courtesy of “Bubbles & “Booboo”.

  John read products report: New emblem for B4B tee-shirts. We are ordering men & women’s tee’s & women’s tanks. Get your B4B year patch now so you don’t have to wait in line.

  Bryan read Media & Events: Awareness Party on April 12, swap meet/bike show April 13, May 9th & 10th Bikin for Burns.

  Bryan read R.C.’s report: Keith from region 11 told us about their 52 stop, all summer long, Poker Run & outreach to help support & get support from neighboring regions. Margaret donated a special mystery box to be raffled off at the Awareness Party. B4B preregistration is at Wally’s not Scooters this year. We still need members to step up for Web-Master, Media & events, Membership & Cares & Concerns officer positions.  

The next meeting is Monday, May 5th at D-Railed in Durand.

Meeting came to close at 8:30pm.