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.

April 5, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER TIME:    6:30pm    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Susan Riess  CHECK FOR QUORUM: Yes

APPROVED AGENDA:  Approved
          
APPROVE MINUTES:  Kerrie Anderson read March Minutes.   Mike made motion, Leslie seconded the motion to approve

WELCOME GUESTS:    Scott Lampman (new member), Mary Williams, James Henry (member) and Cindy & David Bessey (members).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
GUEST SPEAKER:  Leslie Duncan, County Commissioner candidate and ANI member.  Leslie gave a brief overview of her core values and principles.

COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Duane Justus)  -  Bike show had lower turnout.  5-6 new members joined Abate.  50/50 did not get same results as last year – only $250 this year.  Duane won the visa card and donated it back.  A/R tickets went well.  Duane and Shawn had a booth at Lone Wolf last weekend.  Not a lot of traffic, but it was a foot in the door. 

DEPUTY COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Belinda Wright) Belinda talked about different forms of measurements (horsepower, fathom, morgen, furlong, Finland reindeer herder measurement (I have no idea how to spell what she called it).  Always fun & interesting facts from Belinda!

TREASURERS REPORT:   (Correna Barnard) Correna read the Treasurers Report.  Motion to approve from Paul Riess and seconded by Belinda Carson.

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY REPORT:  (Belinda Carson)    current members 55 renewals so far new members   7 
Life Flight  amount  for May 1st date   $50.00  – Must be in Life Flight coordinator hand by April 15th.

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE:  (Chapter ) Duane reminded everyone that we are all ambassadors and asked if anyone had anything to report.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY REPORT / CORRESPONDENCE:  (Kerrie/Clark Anderson) Nothing to report

SAFETY COORDINATOR: (Karen Stewart) – Went to Boise over the weekend, hit rain at Lapwai and snow in Potlatch.  What are some tactics to do in riding in inclement weather?   Some answers were:  stay in motel, put skis on each foot, no sudden turns, slow down.  Karen added to exaggerate turns, target tracks from car in front, avoid puddles, wear high visibility gear and suggested heated gear too.  Also, find someone to ride with - there is safety in numbers.  And no knitting while riding 😉

LEGISLATIVE:  (Dave Cazel) –  Dave went to the county clerks office and got a spreadsheet of everyone who voted in the last 3 elections.  Will wait until after the Primary’s to start to canvasing.  Leslie will be guest speaker at Awareness Rally along with another political candidate and an Idaho Star representative.  Legislation passed the endorsement fee from $10 to $25.  No more cruising in the fast lane starting in July.  Pass, then head back to the slow lane or it will be a minor offense.  The distracted driving bill did not get passed so we are still fair game.   Leslie stated that this Sat., April 7 is the last opportunity to talk to your legislators at the Shriners off of Landcaster from 10am – noon before the Primary.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Freedom Run – Clark / Not present, but everything is in order to ride to the Cabinet Gorge.
  • Awareness Rally – Dave C. / Duane J. – Leslie Duncan and Bob Nonini will be there.  Need the small speaker system with extension cord.
  • Spring Opener Updates- 2 bands booked.  Jack is doing a great job with securing vendors, including Patty’s Tacos.  Need to sell tickets.  Prices go up on May 20th. 
  • BOD April 8th- Lewiston, Antonio's Italian Cafe 1407 Main St., Lewiston, Idaho / 12pm
  • Highway Clean up – Mike Lundy/April 7th at 9:00am.  Linger Longer potluck/drinks afterwards. 
  • Life Flight – deadline April 15th to have money into Belinda Wright

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Larger meeting room – JB’s restructured seating so no need to look around at this time.
  • Product coordinator – Susan Riess volunteered.  Thank you!! Duane approved and seconded the motion too!!

 

EVENTS/ COMMUNITY OUTREACH-   Easter in the Hood report – Belinda Carson.  Belinda coordinated donations for colored eggs, plastic eggs filled with candy, hot dogs, buns, condiments and quick meals for the kiddos.  Bikers for Christ helped give rides.  It was a good time, lots of good food and met lots of great people.  Event was put on by Bikers against Teen Addiction & Abuse and 5 different organizations helped support it. 

Aces for Faces ride is September 22nd.  See Mike and Karen Westmoreland for more info.  Karen recently went on a mission trip with Faces of Tomorrow.  70 procedures done on 48 kids!  Aces for Faces contributions helped pay for 17 surgeries!!

After Awareness Rally, Combat Vets have an event in Athol at C&L Auto.  Their big event is NW Ride to Zero (suicide prevention) on June 30  – July 4.  See Nick or Teresa Blankenship for more info. 

Shawn West/Abate of WA – Awareness ride on May 12

Keith and Belinda were married on March 31st!  Congratulations!!  

Upcoming rides are posted on our Facebook page and website.  Please provide flyers/info to Keith or Belinda W.

Meeting  adjourned: 7:31pm Approved by Jack, Keith and Dave

Open Forum: I-90 lane closures coming up (NW BLVD to 9th Street bridge). 

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda  -  Moose won, but was not present

The 50/50 – Won by David Bessey

REMINDER:  BRING CANNED GOODS TO MEETINGS FOR 2018 HOLIDAY FAMILY PANTRY

 

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