September Newsletter - ABATE Region 20
Genesee and Shiawasee
Legislative Officers-Marte Merrell and Mark
Well, well, September is already here and
a fine howdy do to Region 20, friends, family and fellow ABATE Members! We had
4 new members and 1 guest this month at our combined meeting: Thumper, Vicky Richret, Sharise Monan and Sam Hutchinson. Our
guest was Aubrey Barker. “Thanks for giving a shit to all new members and
Members of the month for Genesee County was BooBoo (Terry). Members of the month for Shiawasee County was Bus (Mark Berger).
Secretary and Treasurer Reports were read
As for the Awareness report for August from
“Kritter” - Mike Poage, there are 7 classes left to teach for this month.
Any Safety Awareness inquiries or if you want to become an instructor, call Mike (Kritter) 810-423-8711.
Chief Road Captain, Larry (Guard Dog) Scott,
no report at this meeting.
Chief Area Coordinator for Genesee County, Gerri Lynne (Mama Bear) no
report at this meeting.
As for the LO Report, Marte was not available,
but Bus (Mark) and Randy were. Jim Rhodes sent an email to Randy to remind everyone
to get with the people running for office who support ABATE and help them out on their campaigns. They can use help with phone calls, etc. And a CONGRATULATIONS
to Paula Zelenko!! Legislative Officer for Genesee
County is Marte and Legislative Officer for Shiawasee
County is Mark-Bus (517-455-1611), firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for cares and concerns: Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone for September!!!! We
had lots of surgeries going on and hope everyone is doing OK recovering!! We
are cheering you on, rah, rah, sisk, coomba, OK, I regress.
As for products, remember Amanda and cupcake
are selling tickets for $1 to win a shirt at the October meeting.
Region 20 is going to do another round of
care packages for Thanksgiving. So, if you have any family or close friends oversees,
please let one of the officers know so we can make sure to get them a care package!!!!
The recipients need toiletry items, no aerosols, powder drink mix for water, old magazines (not X rated), foot powder,
jerky, razors, writing materials for letters, etc.
Once again it is time for the RAVE RUN!! The 5th Annual
Shiawasee County driven event
for R.A.V.E. (Relief After Violent Encounters). This organization just loves
the support and give out A LOT of great door prizes. That is happening on September
18th, at the Hickory Lounge. Registration is 11am to 1pm, all vehicles
welcome (2 and 4 wheeled). Only $10 per person-includes one Poker Hand (additional
poker hands $5). An 88 mile run with last vehicle in at 6pm. We hope to see you at the event. Contact Zip for info: 989-723-7953
At the Davison Fire Department, in early
August, the smoke house that Bikin' for Burns helped them acquire was on display. There
was a wonderful article in the Davison Index about B4B and ABATE. The smokehouse
was awesome and even had a tornado simulator. A great tool for kids to learn
from and adults too!!! Thanks to Region 20 and all the people who support our
event, we helped the Davison Fire Department upgrade from a lower version of the smokehouse to the one that was $63,000.
End of the Year Party was at Randy and Georgia's on August 28. It was a fabulous
time, so for those of you that missed it, hope to see you next year. We had bike
games, great music by an awesome DJ. The girls did cat calls at the construction
workers next door. And with the theme Cowboys and Indians, I think we even burned
someone at the stake.
And before our next meeting is our 11th
Annual Fall Color Tour on Saturday, October 2 a 65 mile ride. The event starts
at Top End Cycle on Dort Highway. $10 per person with the proceeds going to Region 20. Registration
is 10am-Noon with the ride ending at Shiatown Park. Hot dogs, caramel apples, 50/50,
doorprizes, etc. Remember this is our fundraiser. Check the website for more
Saturday, October 23 is our Halloween Party. We are selling 100 tickets to the ADULT ONLY event at the American Legion Hall in
Swartz Creek. B.Y.O.B, please. Looking
to have attendees bring a dish to pass as well, please, if you can. Tickets are $10 per person, so see Randy or Aileen (Sassy
810-919-5078) for tickets.
Oh, yah, the day after the party, Sunday,
October 24, is the swap meet in Birch Run. We are looking for volunteers to sign
up. Sign up sheets have been started at the September meeting and will be at
the next meeting.
The first Saturday in December is Region
20's Xmas party. Oh, Gosh, it is just around the corner. Better not pout, you better not cry, cause Santa is watching.
January, you know what that means---SEMINAR!!!
Woo Hoo!!! Gotta love Seminar with all the free classes and all you can learn. That is a great time to nextwork with other ABATE people from other regions. The only thing it will cost you is the price of a room and a lunch/dinner ticket (if
you want to do that). Might want to look at a room.
Just a reminder, Region 20 elections are
coming up. If you have anyone in mind for a position (RC, secretary, treasurer,
etc.), feel free to nominate someone.
50/50 this month was won by Ron. Way to go!!!
If you have any comments, questions or concerns
regarding Region 20, please talk to Randy Wilson at email@example.com or 810-533-6456. Visit our website at: www.abatemichregion20.com. Webmaster: Stephen. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sassy’s Second!! Remember to try and see things from the other person's perspective, it just might change yours.