ABATE of Michigan Region 20

June 2015 News Letter

The Rally at the Capitol was amazing, the day and the weather was perfect. The turnout was pretty darn good.  Region 20 had a great number of people present. Thank you to all that came out to show their support. It is so important to let Lansing know that we are bikers and we vote. Just because the helmet law has passed we still are not going anywhere. They work for us and they should not forget it.

There will be no July meeting.

Now that the aftermath of B4B is behind us: the numbers counted and bills paid, we can let out a sigh of relief and pat ourselves on the back for another successful year. Again we want to thank all of you that came and helped out because as we all know B4B could not happen without the love and support of our members. We want to do a few shout-outs to those that went above and beyond:  to Basic Bob and Lilly for an amazing job setting up and running the bike show and to Leah for the amazing job that she did on the tee-shirts. 

Region 20 wants to thank Tracy and CJ Lanphear for their amazingly generous donation and welcome them into our region 20 family with an honorary 1 year membership. Thanks for giving a shit guys!!

Booboo wants to set up a meeting for Diabetic Awareness to stress the importance of riders communicating their diabetic needs to other riders around them.  Details to follow later.

Zip has Safe Center Raffle tickets still available.

Larry and Carrie Flood still have Bike Raffle tickets available.

The June 1 meeting at Foutch’s Pub came to order at 7:09 pm we had 7 guests; Shirley Beard, Lisa Hixenbaugh, Tracy and CJ Lanphear, Vern Roberts, Kristen Cole and Steve”Sledge” for a total of 34 in attendance. The pledge of allegiance said and prayer by T.C.

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

The meeting came to close at 8:30.


Do you need a few new region shirts or hoodies? Region 20 is now taking orders. We need a minimum of 12 to place an order and you must pay cash when placing your order. It may take some time so be patient but they will come. Get with Terry Brown Jr or Randy to place your order.


Cares and Concerns for June and July:


June birthdays: Zip 1, Terry Brown Sr. 2, General 22, Jim Hixenbaugh 22. Dale Covert 25.

July birthdays: Terry Welch 8, Marte Merrrell 17, Basic Bob 18.

Anniversaries: June 8 Booboo and Bubbles (17yrs), June 9 Randy and Georgia (31yrs), June 30 TJ and Rebecca (8yrs) July 17 Larry and Carrie (28yrs)


Prayers for Rebecca Town




July 18 Booboo is a putting together a grave side ride to visit members that have passed away.  Please contact Boo for details 989 413-9342.


September 19 Zip and Marte’s wedding at Harmon Partridge Park in Owosso 1pm and the Safe Center raffle drawing at The Hickory Lounge 5pm and the End of Summer party at Randy’s house immediately following.

Again the July meeting has been canceled so our next meeting is August 3 at Foutch’s Pub 1477 S Linden Rd Flint, 48532 at 7pm.