Lewis County ABATE
As the riding season slows down our chapter will continue full steam ahead. We will be focusing on our Food Drive, Toy Run, and Tractor Parade and the directions we want to go with these programs. We always continue to look for ways to show our appreciation to the community and get the word and understanding about who we are as ABATE. Our first meeting in October will define the direction and focus we will take as the year comes to a close.
There is no time like the present to be there, be engaged, and work as one to help one another through these questionable times. Ride like you're invisible, keep your rubber side down and keep yourself, your family, and loved ones safe!!
Summer is done and Fall is here. Our state has continued restrictions or gone back to some of the restrictions that we had earlier in Spring. This COVID thing does not want to go away. We can all agree or disagree with the mask requirements and restrictions that the state requires. I know that when the government tells us we have to do something. We tend to push back. We are entitled to our opinion as far as what should or shouldn't be done. This can cause disagreements between family and friends. Each person needs to make their own choices. Decide what is best for their family and themselves. There are many experts out there with "expert" opinions. Statistics can be inaccurate. There still is a lot to learn about this disease.
The one thing that we motorcyclists have in common is motorcycles and the continued fight for our right to ride free. Sometimes we just need to remember that.
The General election is Nov. 3rd. No matter what your politics are. Please register so you can vote. Every vote counts. I believe we, especially ABATE members, have a responsibility to vote and let our voices be heard. Whether it is through our legislators or voting.
Speaking of elections. We had nominations and elections this month for Chapter officers. Gary Knutter is Chapter Coordinator, Loren "Lowrider" Ackerman is Deputy Coordinator, Walt Cook will continue as Treasurer and Teresa Vinyard will continue as Secretary. Thank you, Gary, Low, Walt, and Teresa for your continued service to our chapter. I really want to thank the Chapter for their support these last couple of years. It has been a real privilege to serve this chapter as Coordinator.
Get out there and have some fun. Enjoy what you can this summer! You can "socially distance" yourself riding. Be safe out there and look out for those that are not.
Share the Road
Our Chapter has received these signs from ABATE of Washington. These are DOT approved. We are working on getting them placed around the county. Hopefully we will be able to place them along state highways or county roads that are well traveled. More will be revealed.
Distracted driving is not only illegal.
It can kill!
Please be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Christmas Toy Run
Saturday, October 17th
Kickstands up at Noon
1213 E Wishkah St
Clean & Sober in the Red & Gold
ABATE of Washington
STEAM & BOD
October 17th & 18th
STEAM 11AM the 17th
BOD 10AM the 18th
Eric G. Sandstrom VFW Post 969
3510 McKinley Ave.
See flyer on EVENTS page for details
Our October meetings will be the 14th and 28th. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Kit Carson Restaurant. The social hour starts at 6PM, business at 7 PM. Everybody is welcome.
Kit Carson Restaurant
107 Interstate Ave.
Information and any changes will be updated here and on our Facebook page.
From the State Coordinator
Please send this link for the Online Digital Newsletter to the members. The newsletter will be evaluated on a month by month basis.
The SEPTEMBER newsletter is posted on the ABATE OF WASHINGTON web site.
Shawn is no longer the Newsletter Editor. Tina Lawson has stepped up, from this time on please send your articles and flyers to:
PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO THE MEMBERSHIP. You can go to the state web site on the front page or use this link.
September Freedom Newsletter
The next scheduled state event is STEAM. It will be Oct. 17th at VFW Post 969 in Tacoma. BOD will be the next day.
Brotherhood United MA
Saturday, Nov. 14th
4PM to 8PM
VFW Post #2224
120 2nd St NE
All proceeds go to helping veterans
in our local community.
Watch the video on 5 Bad Habits on a Motorcycle.
Read the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's "Biker Bulletin from Inside the Beltway".
Read Johnny Ray's Chaplain Tid Bit.
Be sure and check out our Sponsors. Support the sponsors that support us and let them know you saw them on our website.
We have a new sponsor. Centerville Cafe in downtown Centralia. 111 N. Tower Ave. Great diner food at a very reasonable price. Stop in for a bite to eat and say hello to the cook.
Check out the photos from some of our past events. A good time was had by all! There are some photos from our local Toy Run and Lighted Tractor Parade in the Gallery.