CHAPTER OFFICERS & INFORMATION
Gary Knutter - Coordinator/Road Captain
Loren "Lowrider" Ackerman - Deputy Coordinator/Quartermaster
Teresa Vinyard- Secretary
Walt Cook - Treasure
Mike Escue - Sgt-at-Arms
Pat Payne - Legislative Affairs Officer
Johnny Ray Meyers - Chaplain
Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Except for November and December. The social hour starts at 6pm. The business meeting starts at 7pm. Guests are welcome. Right now we are meeting at the Oakview Grange in Centralia. Any changes will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
2715 N. Pearl St
Our chapter is very involved with our local community. We have a Food Drive during the year that supports the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition. We have a Toy Drive during the Christmas holiday season. We participate in the Lighted Tractor Parade held in downtown Centralia. We provide a $500 scholarship to graduating students at 8 of the High Schools in Lewis County. The Elk Country Chapter takes care of the 3 east end High Schools.
Send us a message or ask us about our Chapter and ABATE
What Is ABATE
ABATE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Freedom of the Road. Ensuring your freedom by fighting anti-bike legislation and promoting fair motorcycle legislation. ABATE does not advocate that you ride without a helmet when the law is repealed, only that you have the right to decide.
The structure of ABATE is very basic: Members. Membership is open to anyone interested in promoting freedom of choice, whether you own or ride a motorcycle, or not. The wishes of the members are carried out by their elected board of directors in their local chapter, or through their representatives to the state organization.
Goals and Purposes:
Keeping bikers and members informed through our monthly newsletter and the media.
To encourage motorcycle enthusiasts to register and vote.
To promote safe riding habits.
To encourage favorable legislation for bikers.
To provide monthly meetings, events, runs, contests, and community action projects.
Join ABATE of Washington
It matters not what you ride or if you ride.
Please join us and help in the fight for the rights of all motorcycle riders.
Your membership in ABATE counts when we meet our lawmakers in Olympia, WA or Washington, D.C.
Your new membership includes:
ABATE of Washington member patch.
ABATE’s Monthly Newsletter.
Free Accidental Death Insurance Policy.
A Voice in Olympia.
Membership Rights: Members shall have the right to vote, to hold office in the Corporation, to remain non-chapter affiliated, to join the chapter of their choice, to form a chapter, to speak during chapter meetings, and to take part in all the activities of the Corporation, in accordance with the Bylaws and respective local chapter bylaws.
You can get membership information at any Chapter meeting or go to ABATE-WA.org/membership to sign up online.