Lewis County ABATE
Our Food Drive and Toy Drive was a success. We collected $3,128.09 and several toys for the Toy Drive and 6,075 pounds of food for the Food Bank. Thank you, Erin and Bud, for organizing those events. Thank you to all the Chapter members and volunteers that helped set up and man the events. Thank you Fullers Shop N Kart for letting us use your parking lot. Especially a big thank you to all the people that stopped by and donated. It was a lot of fun. It is the start of a great Holiday Season.
Our chapter will take part in the Olympia Toy Run on Dec. 7th. It will be posted when we meet to ride up together. Hope to see everyone there. We are also getting our float ready for our local Toy Run to The 12 Step Club of Lewis County and the Lighted Tractor Parade in downtown Centralia. Both of those events are Saturday, Dec. 14th. Santa has a good time handing out toys to kids. He will be on our float during the Tractor Parade. See you all there.
Fall is here. Be sure to be prepared for foul weather when you head out for a ride. Be aware of your surroundings when you are out riding. None of us are too experienced to learn something new. There are a lot of good videos available concerning rider safety and the different type of issues that riders deal with.
Speaking of safety. Our Safety & Education Committee will be holding Motorcycle Awareness Classes at the Aloha Driving School every couple of weeks. This is a big deal. Since our high schools have dropped driver education. It has been difficult to reach out to young people to get them started on motorcycle awareness. This is a great opportunity for ABATE, new drivers and motorcyclists.
Distracted driving is not only illegal.
It can kill!
Please be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Sunday, Dec. 1st
900 Ash St, Kelso, WA
Kickstands up at 1 PM
Ends back at the Elks
$10 donation or new
toy of equal value.
Proceeds used to purchase toys for the children of Cowlitz County.
For Info call Debbie & Steve 360-578-2002 or Warren
December's meeting is on Wednesday the 11th. We have only one meeting this month. S
Toy Run season is here. The Olympia Toy Run is scheduled for December 7th at the South Sound Center in Lacey. Rain or shine! This is a fun event that brings motorcyclists together for a great cause. Making sure kids get presents at Christmas. Gate opens at 10 AM. Admission is one unwrapped toy or $10 single/$15 couple. No stuffed animals, please. Performers 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Parade through town to Marathon Park at 1 PM.
Chapters are starting their Toy Drives this time of year. You can usually find information about each chapter on our Links page. There are always families in need. We do our best to help those that we can.
Black Thursday is January 16th, 2020. From 8 AM to 5 PM at the Capitol Building in Olympia. Start planning ahead. If you take time off work to party. You can take a day off for motorcyclist's rights. Contact your chapter LAO for more information.
Olympia Toy Run
Saturday, Dec. 7th
Gates open at 10 AM
South Sound Center
Sears Parking Lot - Exit 105 off I-5
$10 single/$15 couple
Or new unwrapped toy
No stuffed animals, please.
"It's all about the kids!"
Read Paul's Coordinator report and Chaplain Johnny Ray's Tid Bit on the News page.
Watch the video on winterizing your motorcycle.
Read the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's "Biker Bulletin from Inside the Beltway".
The 2019 Lewis County motorcycle Knowledge Test schedule is available for download on the News page.
Check out the photos from some of our past events. A good time was had by all!
Christmas Social &
Saturday, Dec. 14th
The Right Spot
5119 Pacific Hwy E
Starts at Noon
Also collecting goods for homeless Veterans. Hats, Socks, Razors and Personal Hygiene products.
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