ABATE of Michigan Region 20

November 2010 News Letter


November Newsletter - ABATE Region 20

Genesee and Shiawasee Counties

Legislative Officers-Marte Merrell and Mark Berger

Happy Thanksgiving and a great November to all friends, family and ABATE Members!  No guest or new members this month at Genesee's meeting.  Member of the month for Genesee County was Margaret or better known as “50/50”.   

Secretary and Treasurer Reports were read and accepted.  Chief Road Captain and Chief Area Coordinator, no reports this time around.

Once again, the Awareness report was wonderful  Mike and his Awareness Team are looking good!!!!   Call Mike (Kritter) 810-423-8711 for any Safety Awareness inquiries or if you want to become an instructor.

For the LO Report, ELECTIONS on November 2 was the topic.  We reviewed all the information from last month on who supports ABATE and who does not, who looks good for each precinct, etc.  A great thank you for a spectacular job to our L.O.’s!!!!  Genesee County L.O. is Marte and L.O. for Shiawasee County is Mark/Bus (517-455-1611), bergermark48@yahoo.com.

From Cupcake in Shiawasee and Amanda in Genesee:  Winter and the holidays are coming, so purchase your Region 20 products now, before we get too low on stock.  There are cold weather selections, new patches and more!!!  For November:  Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone!!!!   We have one of our Region’s families in need for the holidays, they need gifts for their three teenagers.  For more info please contact Amanda or Cupcake (248-921-6083 or bergerterry@ymail.com).  Congratulations to a newly engaged couple and condolences to Robin’s family. 

BooBoo and a few others helped out Phil Colemar who was trying to do 325 miles of hands free riding by gasing up their spotter’s gas tank.  They were raising money for Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson Foundation!! Way to go guys!!!

Still looking for names of family and friends that are serving overseas in the military to send care packages to.  Please let one of the officers know names and addresses.  Looking for items for the baskets as well.  If you are not sure about what goes in the packets contact me at aileen.m.england@juno.com or 810-919-5078.

Halloween Party-WOW what can be said but it was a great success with the people who came to party.  All but 1 were in costume, Stephen had a fake eye, so that is a costume.  Thanks to all who decorated, setup and tore down!!!!  Hope to do it again in 11. 

The Swap Meet went wonderful again even though a few of us didn’t get much sleep and still might have had a buzz on from the Halloween Party!!!  All in all, the swappers love our Region and pass along their thanks to all that worked it!!!  And thanks to BooBoo and Mike for handling this event. 

Our Region’s FREE Christmas party is Saturday, December 5 at the 119 Union Hall at the corner of Maple and Center Roads (Behind Encore! Encore!).  Make sure to sign up kids that are family members that will be attending the party or to bring a dish to pass, please.  ANY child is welcome to get a gift from Santa if one is provided for those non-family members at the party.  Remember, Mama Bear, Emie, Amanda, etc., will be having a craft table for the kids.

SEMINAR!!  Hope you are planning on attending this FREE event on January 14-15, 2011.  The expenses are a room and the option for a lunch ticket.  We will have a magnificent quilt again, done by Lorenda-save some money to purchase tickets for that on Saturday!!!  Region 20 will have a hospitality room.  This will be a great way to network with ABATE people from other regions!!  See the ad in this Rider for more info. for Seminar.  Also, come and support Randy-he is running for the Board!  Go Randy! 

Speaking of Seminar---ANYONE IN REGION 20 INTERESTED IN DOING A THEME, if so, get with me and we will plan something!!!  Contact me at 810-919-5078 or aileen.m.england@juno.com.  There were two ideas thrown out at Genesee’s meeting.

Meeting of the Minds for the MRF is happening Sept. 22-25, 2011.  See more about it in the Rider. 

Congratulations to Randy for getting a President Award at the ABATE Board Meeting. 

Region 20 elections are in process.  Not sure how the Shiawassee meeting went but there could be some new or new-old faces for next year.  Good Luck to everyone!!!! 

A couple of motions were made a Genesee and passed for sponsorship at seminar and for Christmas party gift for the kids. 

50/50 this month was won by Missy at Genesee.

Just a reminder, the DECEMBER 2011 meeting will be combined at Kimberly’s Bar on Monday, Dec. 6. 

If you have anything to share, questions, comments or concerns regarding Region 20, please feel free to contact our Randy Wilson at randy6984@aol.com or 810-533-6456.  Our website is www.abatemichregion20.com so make sure to save that as a favorite.  You can contact our webmaster at abate.of.michigan.region20@gmail.com.

As for Sassy’s Second!!  November is a time for giving thanks!!!  I thank everyone in Region 20 and ABATE of MI for a great year, a great big thanks to the people in the armed forces and to my friends and family!!!