ABATE of Michigan Region 20

January 2015 News Letter

Holy Romance! The Valentine Day party was an amazing success! Doing it the way that only Region 20 knows how to: the decor was phenomenal (thank you Events team) and food was amazing. Everyone came dressed to impress and had a wonderful time. Special thanks to Bubbles for the auction items.  Only one person almost messed up the chivalry rule (you know who you are). Way to be ever charming gentlemen!

The March 1st meeting at the Hickory Lounge was neat. With 10 people in attendance it was fairly informal, a pleasant time to chat and catch up.  It informally came to order at 2:00pm and ended at roughly 2:30pm.


The March 2nd meeting at our new location, Foutch’s Pub, came to order at 7:12pm. We had two guests; Rick and Pam Long of the CMA and one new member; Jim James for a total of 26 in attendance.


The pledge of allegiance was said and prayer by guest Rick Long.

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

The meeting came to close at 8:04pm



Marte sent a shout out to Larry and Liza for attending Pizza and Pop at the Capitol. It was a lot of fun and a fantastic opportunity to talk with our Reps and others. We had a great time and the pizza was good. Thank you Larry and Booboo for stepping up to read Marte’s L.O. report during her hibernation, with any luck she will be here to read it herself next month.

Larry Flood has the State Bike Raffle tickets. If you need more, please get with him or Carrie. This is a big money maker for ABATE and every cent counts.

Basic Bob and Region 20 need Area Coordinators to step up. Every member is an area coordinator at least we all should be. Area coordinators are so very important to our region; it is their job to get the word out about the region. It is their responsibility to make sure our flyers are where people can see them and read them and then participate in our events and potentially become members or at least supporters. What does that mean? It means you take them to the corner bar, gas station, grocery store, etc. by your house.  Please, see Basic Bob and become an Area Coordinator.

Bikin for Burns Info:


        March 21 is the Bowling Fun-Raiser 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.


        There is no March 24 B4B committee meeting. The next B4B committee meeting will be April 21 at 6pm. Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532. We encourage everyone to come out.

        Camping at B4B this year will be no earlier than 3pm Friday May 8th. That means you cannot park your camper or set up your tent in the back until after 3pm.


        The sign-ups for B4B will be at next month’s meeting. Come to the meeting and get signed up for the positions and time slots that you want. Otherwise we will find a spot for you.


        The new addition to this year’s B4B will be the Bike Show. We are planning on 3 categories; Custom, Bagger and Open. Thank you to Basic Bob and Lily for taking care of the bike show.


April 11 at 7pm is the Awareness Party at the Bancroft Hall, 120 Warren St, Bancroft, MI 48414. Bring a dish to pass and a friend for $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 Kritter and I getting wet (if we don’t get a bunch of sissy, noodle arm throwers) .There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and an auction as well. This event pays for our “Look Twice” bill board on south bound I75.

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.

Cares and Concerns for the month:  Birthdays; 5 Brandi “Frog” Miller, 7 Lisa “Honeybear” Johnson, 12 Joellen “Jomama” Bruce, 28 Jim James and 29 Lynn Turchi. Please keep Bubbles and Patches in your prayers this month, as well as Boo’s Daughter and congratulations to John and Ellen Langworthy on the birth of their first great grandchild.

During open discussion Rick Long invited Region 20 to come to the Flint CMA (Good News Riders) Bike Blessing Saturday, May 2nd at Mt. Morris Chapel;  2232 E. Mt. Morris Rd, Mt. Morris MI. It starts at 10am and the blessing will be at 11am.

Our next meeting is a combined meeting (due to Easter) on Monday April 6th at Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532 at 7pm.