September 2009 News Letter
Home
WELCOME
FRONT PAGE NEWS
REGION NEWS
EVENTS
AWARENESS
PHOTOS
LINKS
MEETINGS
ABOUT ABATE
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
LEGISLATORS
OFFICERS
CONTACT US
JOIN US
THE CLASSIFIEDS
** SPECIAL NOTICES **
OTHER EVENTS
SEMINAR NEWS
BIRTHDAY BOARD
ANNIVERSARY BOARD

 

Hello Region 20 members, family and friends.  Special thanks to all of the new members and guests that have attended our local meetings.  Membership continues to increase.  Region 20 is at 338 members up over 70 members from 2008. Thanks for doing your part and contributing to protect our rights and the rights of our family and friends.  September’s meetings were combined due to Labor Day Weekend.  Hopefully you and yours were able to enjoy the great weather.  New members who attended Genesee’s meeting were Kellie Peck , Deanna Gould and Tony Rose.  Guests were Roger Minton, Clyde Weatherford and “Cotton Bush”…. on to the news.

The Awareness team has great news.  As of August the Awareness team has exceeded their number of student’s taught in 2008.  What a great job by the team.  More and larger classes are being held.  Everyone has done a great job referring schools and supporting the Awareness Team.  What a great group on individuals who volunteer their time to keep our roads safe.  With the added schools and responsibilities of the classes, if you are interested in becoming part of the Awareness Team..see Mike..a.k.a. “Kritter”.  I know they would appreciate all efforts. The Awareness “Dice” Ride was a success.  Monies raised from the event will provide the monetary funds to support the team as they continue to teach young adults to “LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE”.  Special thanks to all who attended the ride.

As you may remember last month, Chuck Beals announced at Genesee’s meeting that he will be stepping down as LO in 2010. If you are interested in becoming a Legislative Officer please see Chuck. With four months left, he will have plenty of time to help you with the transition process.  We are still waiting on a verdict in the lawsuit filed by Abate of Michigan against the State of Michigan.  Abate of Michigan’s lawsuit is based on the mandatory helmet law in Michigan considered unconstitutional.  For the most up to date information regarding this issue and other’s please read the State LO report from Jim Rhodes. Continue to contact your area representatives, encourage them to support our efforts to “Ride Free”. On to the Care and Concerns section…..

Genesee and Shiawassee has numerous birthday and anniversaries, too many to mention.   Happy birthday and anniversary to all ….On to the RC Report

Members of the Month for (G) was Jo Mamma and for (G) Deb Hart.  Thank you   goes to both of you for going above and beyond the call of duty. 

Don’t forget to contact your local area representatives.  Contact them and encourage them to vote “Yes” for your right to ride free.  September will be a busy month for Region 20, with the RAVE Run and End of Summer Party just around the corner, I will have plenty of memories for next month’s newsletter…Not to mention Region 20 has purchased a sponsorship for “Bikes on the Bricks”.  Then of course October 3rd is the Fall Color Tour.  The ride will begin at Top End and end at ShiaTown in Corunna, Michigan.  It will be an awesome ride.  TC our Region 20 Road Captain always does a great job winding us through Genesee and Shiawassee.   Thank you TC for providing us with an awesome route. BIKIN FOR BURNS UPDATE……..Thanks to Abate Region 20 and the individuals that participated in Bikin for Burns 2008-2009 Davison has been awarded a grant for the remainder of monies needed to purchase a “Smoke/Weather Alertness house for the area.  The “Smoke/Severe Weather House will be taken to area schools and events to teach school age children how to exit a house safely in the event of a fire and what to do in the cause of a severe weather alert.  Region 20 and it’s participants for the past two Bikin for Burns can be proud of what Davison Fire was able to accomplish.  The Smoke/Severe  Weather House will be on display at Bikin for Burns 2010.  Great job Region 20.  As always..you kicked ass.

Ok..listen up..VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE….REGION 20’S MEETING IN GENESEE IS MOVING TO THE 1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINNING IN OCTOBER 2009, SAME TIME… 6PM OFFICER’S MEETING, 7PM GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  SHIAWASSEE MEETING IS UNCHANGED.

Well   it’s time to close…As always, if you haven’t attended a meeting lately, please do..we host two meetings a month; one in Genesee the 1st Monday of the month at Kimberly’s Pub and Shiawasse’s  is the Sunday following the 1st  Monday of the month  at the Hickory Lounge.  If you can’t do to personal obligations, we understand..we know you are here in spirit…. Check out our website at: http://www.abatemichregion20.com

Be Safe,

Georgia