ABATE of Michigan Region 20

April 2015 News Letter

A big Region 20 shout out to Randy and Robin on their hard work and efforts in helping to get justice for Region 20. As well as a shout out to our new favorite judge, the Honorable Joseph J. Farah. Thanks for giving a shit!!!


The Bikin for Burns Bowling Fun-Raiser was again a great success. With more than 50 people there this is quickly becoming one of our best events. Thank you to Audrey for organizing and running it this year (also one of the highest scores). You did an amazing job.


The April 6th combined meeting at Foutch’s Pub came to order at 7:02 pm we had 2 new members and 6 guests for a total of 42 in attendance. Yes, I said 42 in attendance.


The pledge of allegiance said and prayer by Rick Long.

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

The meeting came to close at 8:36


Because a few small paragraphs won’t do it:


Welcome aboard (finally) Stacy and Ray our newest members!

Welcome home Marte and Zip! Marte thanked Carrie and Boo Boo for stepping up to read her report and needs people to help out at the LO day on April 15. If you are interested get ahold of Marte. She also asks us to get ahold of Joel Hune and thank him for supporting a raise of Rider Course fees.


Cares & Concerns:

Happy Birthday: 2 Terry Berger, 17 Kevin Wheaton, 18 Ellen Langworthy, 30 Mark Berger.

 Please keep in your thoughts and prayers; Bubbles and Sarah on a quick recovery, Marte and Zip for home issues, Jomama for health issues and Kathy Robinson’s Mother.

Congratulations to Terry Brown Senior for getting married (about time).



        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.

        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.

        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 15 Annual Bikin for Burns is upon us in less than a month…

May 8 is the registration party at Circus Park 4240 W Wilson Rd, Clio, MI 48420. There will be music, dancing, trophy girl contest at 9pm, 50/50 drawings and a great time to be had by all.

May 9 is the police escorted ride from Perani Arena 3501 Lapeer Rd Flint, Michigan 48503 at 12pm sharp to Circus Park 4240 W Wilson Rd, Clio, MI 48420. The fun does not stop there; at Circus Park we have food and product vendors and beer. We have 3 bands, 50/50 drawings; an auction, door prizes, trophy girl and guy contests, and the new addition to this year’s B4B will be the Bike Show. We are planning on 3 categories; Custom, Bagger and Open. This year’s proceeds will go to the Owosso Fire Department.


During open discussion:

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


Region 20 wants to say a special thank you to Michael “Kritter” Poage for his years of hard work and dedication to the Region in all aspects of what we do. Mike was instrumental in helping to create the success of our Awareness Program and I for one am so grateful to have him continue to work with me and help out whenever needed. However, Mike has chosen to step down as Co. R.C.


Our next meetings are Sunday May 3 at The Hickory Lounge 311 Corunna Ave, Owosso MI 48867 at 2pm and Monday May 4 at Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532 at 7pm.