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A.B.A.T.E. of North Idaho, Inc.

July 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:  11:58am          Quorum: Yes          Pledge of Allegiance: Yes         Prayer: Dan Benson’s prayers are with us

Attendance:  Belinda Carson (Coordinator), James Pine (Dep. Coordinator) Monica Pine (Secretary), Karen Stewart (Treasurer), Pauline Durst (Membership Secretary), Roy Fisher (Hoodoo Coordinator), Jack Clark (Hoodoo Dep. Coordinator, Proxy), Corrina Barnard   (Kootenai Coordinator, Proxy), Belinda Wright (Kootenai Dep. Coordinator), Steve Libey (Hells Canyon Coordinator), Bill Young (Hells Canyon Dep. Coordinator), Dave Cazel (Legislative)  

Approval of agenda:  Roy Fisher asked to add Sound System to the Agenda.   Roy moves to approve the agenda and Steve seconds the motion.  The agenda is approved.

Approval of April Minutes: Roy moves to approve April meeting minutes and Steve seconds the motion.  The minutes were approved.

Coordinator’s Report/Address:  Belinda Carson- We need to look back at what we are about.  Spoke about the history of ABATE.  You can find this information on the ABATE of North Idaho website.
Secretary’s Report – Monica Pine – Sent Aiden Ripley a get well card on behalf of ANI after his accident.  If you have agenda items please remember to email me 6 weeks before the next meeting.

Treasurer Report – Ending balance $16,300.  There are still some reimbursement requests pending.

Membership Secretary’s Report – 140 members

Chapter Reports: Hells Canyon – Mother’s Day ride no one showed so it was cancelled.  Spring opener took the place of our June meeting.  Big Dave’s last ride went really well-28 bikes, great dinner after with entertainment from Rimshot.  Lots of people attended.  We are planning a September ride and overnight camping trip at river clan.  Tom Rose was appointed Sgt. of Arms.  We are moving meetings around to get more exposure.

Chapter Reports: Hoodoo -   Roy Fisher – Fat Baster Float trip the last weekend of July.  Steak dinner bring sides.  Free for chapter member or $5 for dinner.

Chapter Reports: Kootenai –   - Hosted the Awareness Rally/Freedom ride.  We had the opportunity to tour the Avista plant.  Chris Benson is working on motorcycle education/awareness in driver’s education and drivers manual.  Won membership at Spring Opener.  Toy Run is planned for October.

Committee Reports: Legislative – Biker in the Beltway report.  Has been sent out but is available on request.  Motorcycle manual being rewritten.  There is a positive response for this.
Facebook– April 1000 views for the lawnmower post.  Aiden’s accident post received 1400 views.  The next quarters goals are summer and fall riding tips.

Old Business: Shirts –   Duane is still working on them.

Old Business: Spring Opener – June 1-3, 2018, Slow Burn is interested in coming back at the same price.  We will put it in the budget to have a volunteer party next year.
Old Business: ABATE Patches – Larger ABATE Patches are done, $35. Belinda Carson will get patches to all chapters.

Old Business: Membership Contest- Kootenai won the membership contest.  The award will be presented at their next meeting.

Old Business: Sound System- Yamaha $1200. Belinda Wright moves to request a purchase order from Rick for the sound system.  Steve seconds the motion and it was passed.

New Business: Nominations-
Coordinator- Belinda Carson and Duane Justus
Dep. Coordinator – Jack Clark
Secretary- Monica Pine
Treasurer- Karen Stewart
Membership Secretary- Pauline Durst
Ambassador at Large Roy Fisher

New Business: 2018 Meetings-
Also discussed new venues- Monica was asked to research Moscow.
January 7th- Rebecca Hall Potlach
April 8th- Hosted by Hells Canyon
July 8th – Hosted by Hoo Doo
October 13th- Hosted by Kootenai
Roy moves to approve the meeting dates for 2018.  Steve seconded the motion and it was passed.

New Business: -Appointment of Dave Cazel (MRF)
Pauline moves to appoint Dave Cazel as our MRF Rep.  Jack seconded the motion and it was passed.

Open Forum

Adjourned at 2:08pm



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