ABATE of Michigan Region 20

December 2010 News Letter



December Newsletter - ABATE Region 20

Genesee and Shiawasee Counties

Legislative Officers-Marte Merrell and Mark Berger

Happy Holidays to you, family and ABATE Members!  No guest or new members this month at our combined meeting.  Member of the month for Genesee County was Eric Wallace and Member of the Month for Shiawassee was Cupcake.  Way to go!!!!

Secretary and Treasurer Reports were read and accepted.  Chief Road Captain no report.  New Chief Area Coordinator is Dennis!!! Woo Hoo!! 

Mike had a hard month, but seems to be doing better.  He has a great Awareness Team and due to them our training numbers are looking rather SPECTACULAR, FABULOUS, AWESOME, ETC.  Thanks to such a wonderful Awareness Coordinator and a great Team!!!  You guys really kick ass!!!  And Mike said a special thank you to Eric Wallace for picking up the reigns when needed!!!!  5 classes to go this month!!!  Call Mike (Kritter) 810-423-8711 for any Safety Awareness inquiries or if you want to become an instructor.

Genesee County L.O. is Marte and L.O. for Shiawasee County is Mark/Bus (517-455-1611), bergermark48@yahoo.com.  For this month’s report, Region 20 came out very well in the elections.  The new representatives will have office addresses in January and we should be able to get them on our website then. WATCH OUT when the weather is nice and traveling on your bikes out of state---there has been a $500,000 grant for road blocks to stop bikers!!!!  This is for harassment so make sure you have your insurance and registrations up to date and have your endorsements.  I am sure there will be some helmet hassle as well.

From Cupcake in Shiawasee and Amanda in Genesee:  There is limited stock for now, but if there is something you want, it can probably be ordered.  Amanda was given her patch by Randy in an OHIO STATE sweatshirt, skirt, hat and WIG!!!  Yes, Randy looked adorable, right Georgia!!!  Robin won the bet again, way to go!!  Anyway, for December:  Happy Birthday, Anniversary and Happy Holidays to everyone!!!!   Lorenda, our prayers are with you and your family!!!   State products are available on the ABATE website and will be able to be shipped to you, have credit cards ready!!  For more info please contact Amanda or Cupcake (248-921-6083 or bergerterry@ymail.com). 

We have only one overseas military person to send a care package, so we are still looking for names of people serving overseas to send to.  Please let one of the officers know names and addresses.  Hand sanitizer, soap, gum, hard candy, powder drink additives, magazines (not X-rated), deodorant, envelopes, paper, stamps, anything that you would like to receive if you were without your family and friends for the holidays.  Aileen (Sassy), Lorenda and Mike (Kritter) are accepting items or contact any other officer for more info. 

Our Region’s FREE Christmas party was at the 119 Union Hall, so a great big thank you to Robin (Bubbles) for setting that up.  It was a really nice time!!!!  Lorenda was having a rough weekend so we had some really wonderful Region 20 members and non members pull together at the last minute to make it happen, so a great BIG thank you to all that helped.  There was a lot of great food.  As for the ham, holy cow, melt in your mouth, so thanks to Dennis and Emie for that.  The crafts were very entertaining for the kids!!  As for the music, well, you know, the greatest DJ ever was spinning the tunes.  Santa was there and having a jolly time, but without Mrs. Claus!!  Mrs. Claus, we really missed you, sorry you were feeling badly, we hope that you were able to eat the cookies we sent home with Santa!!!  See you next Christmas.  As for those who missed the party, Happy Holidays!!!

January 14-15, 2011 equals Seminar!!!  Talk about inexpensive, the only expenses are a room and the option for a lunch ticket, but you can’t forget money for the tickets to win Lorenda’s extraordinary quilt--purchase tickets on Saturday!!!  Region 20 will have a hospitality room and a THEME!!!  This is a great way to network with other ABATE people!!  If you are not attending, please come on up on Sunday morning to vote for Randy and Mike (Kritter) for the board!!!  Make sure your memberships are valid. 

Region 20 elections are over and there will be a change in the board for Genesee County.  We will be seeing Georgia again as Genesee Secretary!!!  Congrats to Georgia!!   Emie will remain Treasurer and Lorenda will remain Secretary for Shiawasee.  Randy wants to thank everyone in the Region, he is very happy to have people to run in elections!!!! 

50/50 this month was won by Debbie Hurd and donated some back!!  Thanks for giving a shit, Debbie!!

Just a reminder, Shiawassee’s meeting is Jan. 2 and Genesee’s is Jan. 3, 2011. 

If you have anything to discuss regarding Region 20, please contact Randy Wilson at randy6984@aol.com or 810-533-6456.  Region 20 can be found on the web:  www.abatemichregion20.com.  You can contact our webmaster at abate.of.michigan.region20@gmail.com.

As for Sassy’s Second!!  This will be my last newsletter. Georgia will be taking over in January, since she will be Genesee Secretary again.  Georgia was such a great teacher to this position and is such a great person, welcome back!  I want to say Thank You so much for the opportunity of letting me write for Region 20!!  I really am proud to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.  Just because I won’t be writing the newsletter, I won’t be going anywhere.  See you at Seminar!!