ABATE of Michigan Region 20

May 2010 News Letter


May Newsletter - ABATE Region 20

Genesee and Shiawasee Counties

Legislative Officers-Marte Merrell and Mark Berger

Region 20, friends, family and fellow ABATE Members and Moms, Hello!!!  We had 4 guests and one new member this month at Genesee’s meeting:  Victor (sorry-didn’t catch last name), Kevin Wheent, Dave Dupry, Mike Stevenson, Marshall Bock.  There were 2 new members and 3 guests at Shiawasee this month:  Jackie and Kurt Vinton, Stephen Mibulza III, Dave Standler and Kylee Lynn.  38 attendees at Genesee and 41 at Shiawassee.  As usual, “Thanks for giving a shit!!!” 

Members of the month:  For Genesee County:  Amy France/C.B. Member of the month for Shiawasee County is Chase Poage. Both of them braved the cold weather and water balloons at the Awareness Party!!!  And Chase spent his birthday with us at the party—To a future RC, Thanks Chase!!!  Great job, C.B.!!!

Secretary and Treasurer Reports were read and accepted. 

Mike Poage gave a report on Awareness.  Due to our great Awareness Team, we have great numbers on students so far this year!!   Mike extended his thanks for attending the Awareness Party!!! Thanks to Lorenda, we have the hall again.  The Awareness Ride turned out well, we had 45 riders at the end of the ride!!!  Thanks for giving a shit!!!  Bad news, all the federal money for awareness will be going to a police program to make bikers more aware of bikers, when car drivers are our biggest problem.  Call Mike (Kritter) 810-423-8711, if you would like be become a Safety Awareness instructor!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Poage for becoming the State Awareness Director!!!  A very wonderful guest/new member, Mike Stevenson gave $100 to our Awareness Program.  –Thanks for giving a shit!!!

Chief Road Captain, no report at this meeting.

Chief Area Coordinator for Genesee County, Gerri Lynne (Mama Bear) has been super busy getting flyers out for Bikin For Burns!!

Legislative Officer for Genesee County, Marte and Legislative Officer for Shiawasee County is Mark-Bus (517-455-1611), bergermark48@yahoo.com, contact either of them if you need information or have ideas to share.  The 4747 bill has passed the house but is still in the transportation committee for their vote.  So contact your senators!!  Don’t forget May 12th is Legislative Day, Let Bus or Marte know if you would like to go.  June 9th is the Helmet Protest in Lansing!!  A new law has passed, NO dangly stuff from your rearview mirrors of things stuck to your windshield such as a GPS or it is a $160 fine!!!  YEAH, better view to see all us bikers!!!   I bet Kritter is happy!!!  Something new that is in the works, bar codes on your license plates!!!  It will tell everything about you from the bar, so be careful!!!  Randy received an email from Paula Zelenko explaining that she would like help in defeating John Slezak.  Paula—YOU ROCK!!!  Thanks for giving a shit and attending Bikin for Burns!!!  So how about it, Region 20, let’s support Paula!!

As for cares and concerns and products:  Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone for May!!!   New B4B product and new product in general, so check it out!!  Our regrets to Georgia and TJ’s families.  Georgia’s grandfather and TJ’s grandmothers have passed.  Amanda seems to be doing ok, even after surgery!!!  You go Girl!!

Well, Biking for Burns (B4B) 2010, I want to know who ordered the weather!!??  Perani’s went over well.  What a great time!  Grand Marshalls, PJ, Zip and Maurice!!  Swartz Creek and Durand firefighters were present and worked their behinds off!!!  The ride was nice and there were a bunch of people still outside waving flags and cheering us on!!!  The No Smoking in the hall didn’t stop people from having a good time.  Alter Ego, Uphoria and Forte, what a great group of bands!!!  Free camping, well, don’t know how well that went over, but ask Emie & Dennis and Mack & Holly bout their experiences!!  YIKES!! Thanks for giving a shit, everyone!!!  Region 20—YOU FRICKING ROCK—GREAT JOB!!! 

Chairperson, Randy for the State Field Meet at Oil City will talk more about is at the June meeting.  For vendor information Randy at 810-833-6456.  Mama Bear has been doing a ton of phone calls-GREAT JOB!!!

Please try to sell some of the State Raffle Tickets for the 2010 ElectraGlide motorcycle, since it is biggest fundraiser for ABATE.  The raffle ends at the Sturgis Toy Run on September 11, 2010.  The is almost paid for, so turn in money to Mack and Holly, if you have sold tickets. 

For Open Discussion, we had Dave Duprey who works with Auto City at the meeting.  He is willing to have all of the Region 20 members at a particular dirt bike-turned-hybrid motorcycle racing event on August 15.  He will make a donation back to Region 20!.  Dave, thanks for giving a shit!!

50/50 this month at Genesee was won by Leo Oakly and he gave it back!!!  Thanks for giving a shit, Leo!!!

If you have any comments or concerns regarding Region 20, contact Randy Wilson at randy6984@aol.com or 810-533-6456.  Our website that has classified ads is www.abatemichregion20.com.  Our Master of webbery is Stephen, you can contact him at abate.of.michigan.region20@gmail.com.

Sassy’s Second!!  Give thanks to our hard working Fire Fighters out there.  They have a hard job and risk their lives for people in needs.  Thanks Guys/Gals!!