Hello Region 20 members, family and friends. Genesee and
Shiawasse’s meeting was held as scheduled. Many thanks go to all who attended
the region meetings. Genesee had 45 and Shiawassee had 30 members attending. There were no guests or new members to acknowledge this month….on with the news
The Awareness Team has far surpassed all of our expectations
as to number of “young drivers taught”. They have nearly doubled
last year’s attendance. Everyone has done a great job. If you have spare time and would like to help the team, see Mike.
I am sure they could use your help. Don’t forget that Mike has been
nominated to the State Board elections in January. Vote for Mike. He will do a great job.
There are several legislative bills that are pending in
Lansing to allow us to “Ride with a Choice”. Please read the front
of this magazine for the most up to date information. As mentioned in previous
months Chuck Beals has stepped down as LO for Genesee. We are pleased to announce
that Marty will be your Legislative Officer for 2010 in Genesee. Thanks for stepping
up Marty you will do a great job. On to the Care and Concern section….
On everyone’s mind is our heartfelt concern for Gary
Slawter who was injured in a motorcycle accident this past month. Our prayers
are with you as you recover. We hope to see you at the State Seminar..it just
won’t be the same if you are not there. Recently we were also notified
that our region member Steven Graves’s daughter was injured in a car accident. We send our best wishes to a speedy recover. To all of those that had anniversaries and birthday’s this month. Happy
birthday and anniversary to all…On to the RC Report..
Member of the Month for Genesee was Mac and Molly (Holly..lol). Mac and Holly were so generous in donating the “piggy” for our End of
Summer party..cooking the “piggy” and the corn..delicious!!! You
are AWESOME!!! Member of the Month for Shiawassee was Becka. Becka is the Membership
Officer for Shiawassee and she does a great job signing up new members. Special
thanks to all of you..You ROCK!!!!
Randy would like to thank everyone who helped out at the
“Tri-City Swap Meet. There were a lot of new members that volunteered,
which was great. Special thanks to “Kritter” and “Boo Boo”
for helping organize the event. This is a great fundraiser for the Region. Our Annual Christmas Party is less than a month away.
If you are planning on attending please R.SV.P. If you are bringing your
child or grandchild Santa will be there to give out gifts. We just need the age
and gender. So just give Randy a call.
If you are bringing a child that is not your child or grandchild, we ask that you provide a wrapped gift for Santa. Hope to see you there. Nominations were held this month for the following positions: RC, Treasurer, Legislative Officer and Secretary. Randy has accepted the nomination of RC for 2010. Emie Gould
will be your Region Treasurer, Marty will be the Legislative officer for Genesee and Mark “The Bus” Berger will
be your Legislative Officer for Shiawassee. Lorenda Edwards will remain as your
Secretary for Shiawasee and Aileen England will be your Secretary for Genesee. Aileen
will also assume the position of Editor. Mike will remain as CO Regional Coordinator
and Momma Bear will be your Chief Area Coordinator. All other positions will remain unchanged. Congratulations to all of the
officers who have accepted the positions for 2010 and special thanks to all of those that have resigned their obligation.
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 Shiawassee’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