ABATE of Michigan Region 20

March 2017 News Letter

Abate Region 20 March 2017 Newsletter


Gotta love all the mild weather this winter, bikes have been on the road!  If you are going to ride, make sure to keep your eyes open as car drivers won’t be expecting you. 


No meeting for Shiawassee. 


At Genesee Meeting, no new members or guests. 


Secretary and Treasurer’s Reports were read and accepted. 


Maurice Hollis, a founding member or Region 20, one time RC and mentor to many passed.  It is a sad day for our Region 20 family. 


Membership by Audrey:  Drop photos to different groups on Facebook about joining ABATE.  Remind people that ABATE worked hard towards getting the Adult Choice Bill passed giving riders the right to choose about whether or not to wear a helmet. Please try to talk to people at places you frequent and inform them about ABATE and what we do.  If they show and interest and you don’t feel comfortable talking to them about becoming a member, see if they would like Audrey to contact them.  Audrey wants to push membership by putting a business card on the membership brochures. Business cards will have an invitation to our meetings. Just a reminder to us all, a person doesn’t have to ride or own a bike to be a member.


L.O. Report by Larry:  See Legislative News for full report.


Kritter talked about profiling because bikers are being harassed. If you feel you have been harassed, Jinx needs to hear about it.  Kritter and Larry have forms to fill out that request detailed information about the traffic stop. Make sure to get these forms back to Larry or Kritter.


Cares & Concerns by Carrie:


Thoughts & Prayers: Marte, TJ, Teddy & Jannelle, Bob Curtis, Family & Friends of Maurice Hollis.


Birthdays:  Frog, JoMamma, Jim James, Lynn Turchi.


Congrats to Dale Covert who is now officially the Carman-Ainsworth Supervisor for Transportation and Building & Grounds!


Facebook: 556 likes.  If you are on Facebook, periodically post something about ABATE and ask your friends to click like on our Facebook Page:  Abate of Michigan Region20. 


Valentine 2017 Party pictures are on Facebook in the Photo Section. 


Awareness by Kritter :  Taught 85 students in February.  Total for the year is 145.  Kritter needs help!  He has begged to get us in classes and can’t back out.  He is requesting members to step up and take a class. 


The Awareness Party has been rescheduled from April 1 to April 29th. See the rescheduled flyer on Facebook and the website for details.


Fun Raising Bowling is March 25 and the funds will go to Mt. Morris Twp. for their fire prevention program. 


RC Report by Mike:   Field Meet, June 9, 10 and 11.  Mike is hauling a trailer so riders can store their camping equipment in it.  Thanks Kritter!!


Our Shiawassee meetings will not be held in April or May, but will resume in June, so keep an eye out for more info.


The next Genesee meeting will be on Monday April 3rd at Sharky’s in Burton at 7pm.  See you then!!!


............Be Safe!!