ABATE of Michigan Region 20

February 2015 News Letter

Note from the Secretary:


Seminar was amazing and so much fun, what a great turn out! Thank you to all that could make it. Randy really enjoyed his Pretty Pink Princess 50th Birthday Party with pink plate, a princess cake and a tiara (and yes he had to wear the tiara). Thank you, thank you, thank you to Rebecca and TJ Towns for handling the salad dish we brought to pass and for the amazing breakfast that they prepared. Thank you to everyone that brought food.


Our February 1 meeting at Hickory Lounge was canceled because of snow.


Before I give you the ins and outs of the meeting, everyone needs to know that we have moved the VFW Hall meeting (Genesee County) to Foutch’s Pub, 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532. It is right behind Speedway on the corner of Linden and Corunna Rd in the strip mall.  It will still be on the first Monday of the month at 7pm.

The Hickory Lounge meeting (Shiawassee County) will still take place the first Sunday of the month at The Hickory Lounge 311 Corunna Ave, Owosso, 48867  at 2pm.



The February 2 meeting at the VFW Hall came to order at 7:06pm.

Pledge of allegiance said and prayer said by TC.

There were 22 members in attendance with a new member Sandra Sellers

The Treasure, Secretary and R.C. reports were read and accepted.

Meeting came to close at 8:31pm.


** Attention Everyone Attending the Bikin for Burns Bowling Fun-Raiser **                                                                       It is of the utmost importance that you contact Audrey or Randy with your preregistration for the Bikin for Burns Bowling Fun-Raiser information immediately. Audrey: audreycoon@gmail.com or 810 342-8960, Randy: randy6984@aol.com or 810 533-6456. We need 100 people to make this work and profitable. This is a fantastic and fun event. March 21 at 9pm, each lane of 5-6 people will get a pizza and a pitcher of beer and 2 rounds of 9 pin no tap, glow bowling, all for only $20. Bring your friends make a night of it, everyone is welcome. B’s Bowling Center: 705 S Center Rd, Flint 48506.


Tuesday, February 24 & March 24 are the next B4B committee meetings at 6pm at Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532. We encourage everyone to come out.


April 11 at 7pm is the Awareness Party at the Bancroft Hall 120 Warren St, Bancroft, MI 48414. Bring a plate to pass and a friend $10 per person. Get ready to dance and have a great time. Don’t forget your $$$ for the water balloons. Looks like it will be Randy, Marte and myself getting wet (if we don’t get a bunch of noodle arm throwers) unless we can somehow talk Mike into it….?? There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and an auction as well.


April 25 is the Awareness Ride. This ride is to create Awareness throughout the Flint area by making them Aware that we are there.  This ride is free but donations are appreciated.  We leave from Top End Cycle G-3360 S Dort Hwy, Burton, MI 48529 at 12pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. This is a super fun ride so bring your friends.


Larry and Carrie Flood have graciously stepped up to handle the State Bike Raffle tickets. They are collecting the money and ticket stubs so they can keep track of our region.


Cares and Concerns for February are:  Birthdays - 4 Leah West, 7 TJ Towns, 12 Vinnie Smuzeski, 15 Jayson Berger, 21 Kay Clark and the 24 Mac McCracken.


I hope to see all of you at the L.O. days we have in February if not then the one in March, April, May or June.


Please plan on attending our next meetings Sunday March 1st at The Hickory Lounge 311 Corunna Ave, Owosso MI 48867 at 2pm and Monday March 2nd meeting at Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532 at 7pm. These are very important meetings full of information and we need all of our members to attend.  Please make it a point to attend at least one of the two March meetings.