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Lewis County ABATE

20th Annual Kickback Campout

It is time to get ready for our 20th Annual Kickback Campout! Get your tickets online.  There will be plenty of activities. bike games, vendors, live music,  and tournaments. Plenty of beer and food. Mark your calendars and get your tickets. It is the third weekend in August. Gates open at noon on the 16th. There will be raffles and lots of prizes. Did I mention there will be plenty of beer? Join us and see some old friends and make some new ones. This is a 21 and over event. No firearms please.

Get your tickets online HERE!

Coordinator Report

Hello Everyone, 

 

June is already here and hopefully we can appreciate more dry days than we did in May.  Regardless of the weather we continue to do what we do best.  Focus on our Scholarship drive.  We are nearing the completion and distribution of our Scholarships for this year.  It was a blessing to have earned and had donated enough money to raise each scholarship from $500 to $1000 this year.  A big thank you goes out to the members that took the time to attend the graduation and/or the awards ceremonies, It means alot to the schools, the chapter and especially the receipts that we are present in numbers to hand off the awards.  

 

The State of Washington, ABATE Spring Opener event is coming up on June 27th for the weekend.  This always is a good time and I hope to see many supporting members in attendance.  They of course have the bikes to  give away and have vendors and live music.  We as well are staying focused on ensuring our 20th Annual Kickback Campout is like others, memorable!  THis is the biggest party of the year and all proceeds will go to support our Scholarship program as it has for the last 19 years.  

 

Lastly, I wanted to share the post that I put on my personal facebook page, as I know not all members have facebook. I clearly sensed some frustration regarding the ABATE acronym that was used on a scholarship paper. 

 

"I wonder why such a positive accomplishment turned to shit because of some ignorance from "outsiders" that thought they were doing their diligence to get the proper information out to the public for our recognition.  Then I did a little research and realized what I think happened.  


ABATE in general in all or most of WA state is proud to acknowledge the acronym A.B.A.T.E. as A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments but the reality is most of society has no idea what ABATE is, nor do they even know its even an acronym.  In fact most of the country ABATE is listed on the internet as "A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments" NO WAIT it actually stands for "American Bikers Against Totalitarian Enactments" just kidding it's also "A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education", "American Bikers for Awareness, Training & Education'', "American Bikers Aimed Towards Education", "American Bikers Advocating Training & Education''..... It's no wonder people know nothing about ABATE except we're only a bunch of bikers, but DON'T YOU CALL US A CLUB.....THAT WE KNOW FOR SURE.  

 
My point in this whole post is that if an organization really wants to make an impact, then we should get unified on all fronts.  I love the people of my chapter and all the things that they do.  I assure you we are not the people we are because of ABATE or its Meaning.  Quite honestly if you really break down our local initiatives, we focus more on EDUCATION (scholarships) than any other effort out there, but we have members that are extremely passionate about our rights as riders and I love you all for it."   

 

Out of that whole statement, the thing that sticks with me the most is that we are not defined by an acronym or even the definition of it.  We are defined by the commitment that you have put forth to better our community on a daily, weekly and yearly basis.  I want to thank each and every one that works independently or united to do something bigger than themselves for their community.  

 

Gary

UPCOMING EVENTS
15JUN

 

Olympia Low Life Riders

Haven House Charity Ride 

 

Saturday, June 15th

Buzz's Bar & Grill

5018 Mud Bay Rd NW

Olympia, WA

Register 9am/KSU 10:30am

Music, Raffles, 50/50

All proceeds benefit Haven House

27-30 JUN

ABATE of Washington

Spring Opener

 

June 27th to 30th

Cascade Peaks

11519 US-12

Randle, WA

$40 Members/$55 Non-members

Live Music, Bike Show, Tattoo Contest, Poker Run, Bike Games

and more

MEETING INFORMATION

We will not have a meeting on June 12th. Our next scheduled meeting is June 26th. Unless that changes. 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

NEWS
  • Watch MCrider's video on being  "The Greatest Risk".

  • Read the bulletin from the Motorcycle Rider's Foundation.

  • Read Erin's Chaplain Tid Bit.

  • Contact information for your state Representatives.

ABATE OF WASHINGTON

Raffle tickets for Spring Opener are available. You can get them from your Chapter Coordinator.

Spring Opener is June 27th to the 29th. It will be at Cascade Peaks Campground again this year. Advance tickets are available from Chapter Coordinators. There is always a ton of things to do at Spring Opener.

SPONSORS

Be sure to visit our Sponsors. Support the sponsors that support us and let them know you saw them on our website. Visit our newest Sponsor. Toledo Hardware & Feed. Drop in 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.

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GALLERY

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

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