2023 MAR 15 – February 4 2023 Meeting Report for ABATE of KS District 5

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FEB 4, 2023

The February District 5 Meeting was held at noon at the 913 in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, February 4th, 2023. Tony called the meeting to order. All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by moment of silence for lost brothers and sisters, as well as for those serving our country.

– Membership Report: Tony gave the Membership Report, as Tank was not present, due to some other family obligations.
– Secretary’s Report: It was decided to wave the reading of the minutes from the January District 5 meeting in order to move forward with the current meeting. See the January Newsletter for the minutes from the January District 5 Meeting. The January District 5 Meeting Report was accepted and approved as reported in the newsletter.
– Treasurer’s Report: Geoff reported on the accounts and numbers. The accounts are
in good standing. The report was accepted and approved as reported.
Product Line Report: District 5 still has products available. There are shirts, front “Look Twice” license plates, etc. Contact a board member, or check out one of our events or meetings if interested in any products available. We are in the process of designing and bringing new products in the near future.
– State Meeting Report: Tony went over the items from the State Meeting. The State Meeting was held in Norton, KS. The shower trailer has been purchased for the Labor Day Rally. It is currently sitting at the shower location at the rally site. There was a good turn-out for Bikers Under the Dome. Bud would like to give a special shout out to Senator Haley, for his involvement and outstanding demeanor. See the State Meeting Report in the Newsletter for the items from the state meeting.

Old/New Business.
Next on the agenda was the District 5 Bike Games held at the Labor Day Rally. Bud C introduced himself, and spoke on the topic. Bud spoke about the history of District 5’s involvement with the games, as well as where the games came from. He discussed some of the issues we are having with the games now, and what the district is doing to address the issues. Bud has gathered the names and contact information of those in the district (and a few from
outside the district) who work on the field during the games. A committee has been formed and are meeting in the near future to discuss the original rules, any modifications needing to make to the original rules, any games needing to be put back in or removed. Also, any changes or upgrades to any of the gaming equipment. All of this needs to be done and presented in order for all of those participating in the games, working or playing, can be in solid understanding, without question, what is expected during the event, which everyone looks forward to each year.

Upcoming Meetings.
– The March District 5 Meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, March 4th at Big D’s – 2139 S. 34th ST., Kansas City, KS.
– The April Meeting will be at noon on Saturday, April 1st at Bub’s Bar – 19 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS.
– The May District 5 Meeting will be held on the 13th of May at Wyandotte County Lake-
Shelter 10. There will be food and refreshments available. Bring your own beverages as
well (no glass containers). We will have a ride in bike show. No driving or parking on grass.

A motion was made to adjourn. The motion was seconded and was passed. All members and non-members are welcome to attend District 5 Monthly Meetings. Feel free to
drop by and say hello.