Lewis County ABATE
Hope the holidays went well for you, and your families. There was so much to be thankful for and cheerful for. I am thankful for the chapter and all of you that make our gatherings so important and fun to be a part of. A lot of effort goes into making everything run smoothly. From putting a benefit dinner together to putting on a huge KICKBACK party it takes a lot of arms, legs and personal dedication from lots of members. Along with that we have other brothers and sisters around the state doing a lot of the same things to keep their chapter healthy and busy! Its time that we start engaging with other chapters.
Myself, Bill and Pat attended BOD this last week and there was a lot to cover. Firstly, the vote came in and it was decided that the organization will become a 501c(3) as quick as possible. While I'm excited to see us progress to a more beneficial nonprofit it was a little disheartening to know that with over 1500 members in the organization only 144 members voted. Less than 10% turnout for such an important decision. I think we need to really consider the direction of not only the state, but the chapters need to have these conversations as well. How do we get and keep engaged? What does that look like and how do we get there? There have also been some controversial topics regarding the age of membership and the attendance of events under 21. This is being reviewed by a committee and will be submitted to ECOM to be added to the agenda.
Black Friday is January 20th. ABATE members gather at the state capitol to talk with their legislators about laws that ABATE and motorcycle enthusiast support. There is a flier on our Event page with information. This is the reason ABATE exists. Show up and support. All are welcome to attend.
Who said bikers can't have fun during the winter months!!! BIKER BINGO is just around the corner. January 28th, starting at 4 pm we will be raising funds for your chapter through dinner and a fun filled evening of BINGO, BINGO, BINGO!!! Hope to see you there!! Remember we are asking members to donate prize baskets and items to be given away at the bingo event. I am really looking forward to it along with a lot of our other events coming in 2023!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND LET'S MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!!
ABATE of Washington
Friday, Jan. 20th
State Capitol Building
COC Ride In from
8312 Quinault Dr NE
9AM Arrival, KSU 10AM
Lewis County Chapter
Saturday, Jan. 28th
2715 N Pearl St
Everyone is Welcome
Fun for the whole family!
Games and Prizes!
Proceeds benefit our
Chili Challenge 2023
Saturday, Jan. 28th
3510 McKinley Ave
Top 3 recipes will be
Live Auction at 7PM
Proceeds will fund our
Spring Opener Kitchen
Our January meetings will be on the 11th and 25th. We meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Social hour starts at 6PM. Business meeting at 7PM. Guests are welcome. We meet at the Oakview Grange in Centralia.
2715 N Pearl St
ABATE OF WASHINGTON
Black Friday is Jan. 20th. There is a flyer on our event page with information. Please attend and support ABATE and motorcycle enthusiasts.
The annual swap meet will be March 26th at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. If you're looking for a part for that panhead, shovelhead or any other bike. This is the place to find it.
2023 Spring Opener is scheduled for June 22nd to the 25th. It will be at the Cascade Peaks Campground in Randle again. Mark your calendars. Raffle tickets are available.
Watch the video on Motorcycle Rider's Advantage.
Read the bulletin from the Motorcycle Rider's Foundation.
Read Erin's Chaplain Tid Bit.
Contact information for your state Representatives.
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Check out the photos from our Charter Party and from some of our past events. A good time was had by all!