Lewis County ABATE

Coordinator's Report



Hello Everyone,


April came in like a lion and didn't let up but for a couple nice days.  Roads remained wet and slick for the majority of the month.  For those of you that were able to get out and ride on those days, KUDOS!  I am looking forward to some nice warm weather.  


We have a lot going on this summer.  We just finished a successful luncheon at Low and Shelli's Antique sale making nearly $800.00 that goes to our Down Riders fund.  Well done and a big thank you to all those that assisted and attended.  We have our Charter Party coming up on May 13-14 along with the ride to Mt St Helens the morning of the 15th.  Stay tuned!  


We are also hosting the benefit drive for Low and Shelli Ackerman on June 4th.  If you can, we are asking for your support in providing gift baskets that can be auctioned off.  Additionally, we will be providing a potluck dinner and live music.  Further details will be provided in an upcoming Facebook post and a flyer that will be distributed.    


We will start handing out $500 scholarships this month. High Schools usually have their Scholarship Awards the last week in May or first week in June. We pick students that have a GPA of 3.2 or lower and plan to attend a community college or trade school. Our goal is to reward the student that gets overlooked most often when it comes to scholarships. We hand out scholarships to eight of the High Schools in Lewis County. Elk Country Chapter takes care of the three east end schools.


Look forward to seeing you all on the road!  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and always enjoy the wind therapy when you can!!


Thank you all very much!!

Gary Knutter - lcabatecoordinator@gmail.com


Tim "Wrongway" Lien

Celebration of Life & 

Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, May 21st

NW Harley Davidson

8000 Freedon Ln NE

Lacey, WA

Kickstands up 12:45PM

Celebration of Life is at the

Old Country Barn @

The Riverbend Ranch

2840 184th Ave SE

Tenino, WA

1PM to 6PM

 Our May 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.

Oakview Grange

2715 N Pearl St

Centralia, WA

Spring Opener Raffle tickets are available. There are motorcycles, guns, and other prizes available. Talk to your Chapter Coordinator about buying tickets. Tickets are $10 each. Spring Opener is the last weekend in June. This year it will be at Cascade Peaks Campground, 11519 Us Highway 12, Randle, WA 98377. 

You can find information about Spring Opener and get tickets at https://www.abate-wa.org/copy-of-spring-opener



Tacoma Chapter

Tattered Flag Run

Sunday, May 22nd

Kickstands up at 11AM

Loose Wheel

715 River Rd

Puyallup, WA

Third stop is the start of

ABATE of Washington's

"Motorcycle Awareness Ride"

Eagle Leather

10222 S Tacoma Way

Lakewood, WA

Kickstands up at 1PM for 

ride to Capitol Steps

at Olympia.


  • Watch the video on Motorcycle Rider's Advantage.

  • NHSTA overview of motor vehicle crashes in 2020.

  • Read Johnny Ray's Chaplain Tid Bit.

  • Contact information for your state Representatives.

   Be sure and check out our Sponsors. Support the sponsors that support us and let them know you saw them on our website.

      If you want to be a sponsor or renew your sponsorship. Email us at lewiscountyabate@gmail.com  Your business will be listed on our website and in our monthly Newsletter.



Shelli & Low Ackerman

Benefit Dinner & Auction

Saturday, June 4th

Starts at 5PM

Oakview Grange

2715 N Pearl St

Centralia, WA

Dinner $12 a plate

Live & Silent Auctions

Gift Baskets, Desserts

50/50 Raffle

All proceeds go to

support Shelli & Low.

 Check out the photos from our Charter Party and from some of our past events.   A good time was had by all! 


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