KOOTENAI ROAD DOGS MEETING MINUTES

ABATE OF NORTH IDAHO KOOTENAI CHAPTER MINUTES
To Guard and Protect the Individual Rights of All Persons Interested in Motorcycling, To Keep Them Informed of All Laws That Will Help or Hinder Them as Motorcyclists and to Promote Safety, Brotherhood and Freedom for All Motorcycle Riders.

October 5, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER TIME:   6:30         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:     Yes     CHECK FOR QUORUM:   Yes

APPROVED AGENDA:  All members approved
          
APPOVE MINUTES:  All Members Approved

WELCOME GUESTS:  None
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
GUEST SPEAKER:  None

COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Duane Justus)  -  Duane attended the Washington ABATE meeting.  Member Shawn West is new coordinator and they have elected all new officers.  They also changed their name to Spokane County Chapter ABATE of Washington.  Duane spoke about the Toy Run and asked that we all take flyers pass around and share on Facebook page. 

DEPUTY COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Belinda Wright)  Belinda spoke about the difference between stupidity and ignorance and how important it is for each of us to build awareness to those around us riders and non-riders in regard to being seen on the road and legislation.

TREASURERS REPORT:   (Correna Barnard)  Correna’s report was approved

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY REPORT:  (Belinda Carson)    current members   67     new members     
Life Flight  amount  for November 1st date   $25.02 – Must be in Life Flight coordinator hand by October 15th.

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE:  (Aiden Ripley & W.D. Wegner)  Aiden not present; W.D.  attended the GOC Ride and the Ronald McDonald ride.

SECRETARY REPORT / CORRESPONDENCE:  (Kerrie/Clark Anderson)  Kerrie & Clark no present – doing a walk through at new house

SAFETY COORDINATOR: (Karen Stewart) – Karen spoke about what you can control and what can you do.  Some things you can control are driving unimpaired; risk assessment; do “what if” scenarios; expect the unexpected; wear retro reflective clothing or add retro reflective trim or stickers to your clothing; take a class; make sure you have a mechanically sound bike.  Paul Riess shared an accident he witnessed in Sturgis of a man who came around a corner with a new tire and gunned it in the corner.  Man sailed through the air; bike rolled; man ok; bike not. Be careful with new tires.  

LEGISLATIVE:  (Dave Cazel) –  Meeting of the Minds – Dave is working on a report and will be emailing it out soon for FaceBook and the Web Site. 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Fall Highway Clean Up –  October 7  Mike Lundy asked for several volunteers to help clean up the highway north of Silverwood.  Start time 9am ;  Park Road & Hwy 95
  • Toy Run –  Belinda Carson spoke about Toy Run.  Toy boxes with be in all the Super 1 Stores 2 weeks prior to ride.  She purchased a box of candy canes for Santa (W.D.) to hand out.  She also passed out flyers for members to spread around the community.
  • ANI Ballots going out-  Ballots for ANI Board Coordinator have been sent out; please fill out and send back in.
  • Kootenai Road Dogs Elections coming up Nominations for Kootenai Officers will be at the November meeting; think about who you would like to see  in those positions; or step up yourself

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Holiday Family – Bring your food donations and suggestions for the Holiday Family to the next meeting; we will be choosing a family to provide a holiday meal; fill their pantry with donated food and provide a toy for the kids along with any cash left over. 

           
EVENTS/ COMMUNITY OUTREACH-  

  • Sept 16 – ALS Walk/see Belinda C for details REPORT  - Turn out for walk was about 160 people; they are still taking donations
  • Sept 23 – Aces for Faces ride/see Mike Westmoreland for details  REPORT – Aces for Faces ride went very well a lot of funds were raised to provide surgeries for kids
  • Sept 30 – Ronald McDonald Ride/see W.D. for details   REPORT – Ronald McDonald Ride went very well

Meeting  adjourned   8:00pm

Open Forum

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda  -  Susan Riess $30

The 50/50  - We had SO many good give aways the cash was passed over and passed over until finally Chris Benson took it and donated half to Toy Run and the other half to Holiday Family.

Respectfully submitted:  Belinda Wright, Deputy Coordinator – filling in for Secretary Kerrie Anderson

 

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