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.

June 7, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER TIME:  0630          PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:           CHECK FOR QUORUM:  yes

APPROVED AGENDA:  Belinda Carson wants to talk about adding the KC Fair
          
APPROVE MINUTES: 

WELCOME GUESTS:    Viper brought Cam (Captain America)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
GUEST SPEAKER:  none

COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Duane Justus) - Deferred to old business and new business.

DEPUTY COORDINATOR REPORT:  (Belinda Wright) Belinda shared a poem she wrote about NINMRA.

TREASURERS REPORT:   (Correna Barnard) - Correna read report.

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY REPORT:  (Belinda Carson)    current members 81       new members    10 (spring opener)
Life Flight amount for July 1st date   $37.49 – Must be in Life Flight coordinator hand by June 15th.

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE:  (Chapter) The Bessies were answering questions and passing out literature at Lone Wolf this last week.

SECRETARY REPORT / CORRESPONDENCE:  (Kerrie/Clark Anderson) Shadow briefed last week’s minutes.

SAFETY COORDINATOR: (Karen Stewart) – Maximum Braking – stopping bike quickly without locking up either wheel. Motorcycle skills are perishable – practice, ride, practice. Star has a braking course coming up.

LEGISLATIVE:  (Dave Cazel) –
State level – friends at state house won’t be there in the coming years. They were voted out in primary. Will have to develop new relationships. With new session we will be paying a lot of attention to new members. Planning on sending questionnaires to two new members to see how they respond to motorcycle issues.
*Anti-profiling bill should be resubmitted to the House next session. Not confirmed yet.

National level – Duane and Dave went to DC for the Bikers on the Beltway. Duane volunteered for a committee position.
Dave appointed to interim chair position.
Talked about ethanol issues, autonomous vehicles, (Crapo signed onto) being able to modify motorcycles, and anti-profiling issues.

Overall a successful trip

MAC – motorcycle advisory council – bring the DOT up to speed involving motorcycle issues. Going to focus on not crashing.
Duane added – Abate is pretty well represented back there. Duane sits on one and Dave sits on 5 committees. He thanked everyone for sending them there.

MRF 3 day conference in Denver - $80 tickets - Hotel $120 a night.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Freedom Run Recap- Clark – We went to the Dam on ID/MT border. 33 people came on ride. Raised $245. Last year we exceeded that. As far as a fund raiser, he had higher expectations. High hand won $100, Low Hand $60 Leonard Fry has not picked up winnings. All had a good time. 11 of the people who showed up were invited by one person. 1/10 of membership showed up. Could have done better. Thanks everyone who did show up.

Next year…we have something in the works.  Duane thanked Clark for a job well done. No reason we shouldn’t have 50% participation from our members.
Belinda W added – We like to give money to support others but if we don’t support our own fund raisers, then we don’t have the money to support others.

  • Awareness Rally Recap – Dave C. / Duane J. good representations from speakers. Leslie Duncan is running unopposed. She is grass roots and will be our commissioner.

Low turnout from our chapter. Only 6-7 members showed up.

  • Spring Opener Recap Disappointed in attendance. Around 200 attending. As far as the event itself, Jack’s states this is the best event he has been to in a long while. Correna set up the bands and they were outstanding. Jack had to turn down vendors this year. Country Lane treats us good. Venue is good. Thanks went out to all that put into a lot of work.

Spring Opener 2018 review meeting planned for the 23rd, will be in newsletter and Facebook.

*AR – made over $4000 **Winner Greg works at a Dodge dealer in Lewiston.
*Ticket sale numbers: HooDoo -144, Hells Canyon -145, Kootenai -700.  As a good will gesture, Duane suggests taking $100       out of Kootenai’s earnings and give $50 to HooDoo and $50 to Hells Canyon.
-Clark made a motion to do so and Belinda Carson 2nd.  Majority agreed.
*50/50 – raised ~$250
*Visa - raised ~$22

Couple from SD got married at Spring Opener.

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Toy Run - October 20th. Going to be known Run for the Children’s Village. Contact Belinda Carson if you can help.
  • Lone Wolf Future Dates – 6/8, 7/14, 7/27, 8/11, 8/21 Need volunteers for July and August. Need volunteers to man table.
  • Kootenai County Fair – Belinda C will confirm fair dates and price. Good place to promote upcoming events/legislation. Put it on your calendar.

EVENTS/ COMMUNITY OUTREACH-   Jack – June 29. Hoo-Doo does a run that goes to BC called Toad Rock. Go up on a Friday, Ride through the mountains on Saturday. Need a passport!

Meeting  adjourned Belinda Carson motioned to adjourn, Keith McKinney 2nd. All agreed.

Open Forum

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda - James Henry could of…

The 50/50 – Duane won… donated all $51 to the holiday fund.

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

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

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