District 10’s Meeting was called to order by Coordinator Melissa Morey on February 20th at The VFW in Fort Dodge IA. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited; we had a moment of silence to honor our lost brothers and sisters. Melissa read our mission Statement. Roll call of officers was taken, all officers present.
Treasurer - Sheila Evans reported the following checks had been written from the general fund; Jiffy Print for postage, and ABATE for taxes, there were deposits from the sale of Calendars, the Pool Tournament, donations for the log splitter, and interest earned. The balance was discussed. Down Biker fund had a donation from the Marquart’s. The Toy run fund had interest earned. Pat made a motion to accept, Robert 2nd, and the motion carried.
Membership - Jean Culver reported that we had 64 members’ present, and 9 guests.
Legislative – Greg Marquart discussed the Legislative Meeting minutes that was held on Wednesday, February 10th in Des Moines. The committee talked about the Caucus the turn out and participation from the members. The committee added bills HF2042 and HF2129 to the Lobby Day talking points. ABATE supports both of these bills. Lobby Day was also discussed. Discussion was held about the Autocycle legislation. ABATE is opposed to classifying these as motorcycles. This topic was added to the Lobby Day talking points. Greg has copies of both the bills added and the Lobby Days talking points if anyone wants to look at them. Discussion was brought up about the Autocycles and what that legislation is about. Right now it is just a Study Bill, but we are watching it.
Events – D.L. Peterson Chili Feed and ABATE Auction to follow. Upcoming Events
· March 5th – Diner Run at the Pickles in Kamrar at 5pm
· March 19th – Meeting and Bowling Tournament at Laurens Lanes in Laurens at 5PM,
· There will be a blessing of the bikes at the Grotto on April 30th rain date is set for May 7th
Share The Road - Dean Summers reported the following.
· February 19th Fort Dodge Senior High 56 students.
· March 8th Alta High School starting at 6:30pm 1 class
· March 31st Fort Dodge ICCC 4:30pm 1 class
Help is still needed.
Public Relations – Amanda Charlet Thanked all for the items brought for the auction and reminded everyone the toy run is in September. Please keep track of any donations received and where they came from.
Webmaster - D.L. Peterson reported that the website will be up to date tomorrow.
PAC – Rhonda Dicus thanked everyone for the PAC donations.
Assistant Coordinator – Doug Smith Senator Kent Krayenbrink thanked everyone that came to lobby days and presenting a professional image for ABATE. Lights at Kennedy take down will be tomorrow at 2pm. Frontier Sports Park would like to have a bike night anyone that rides there bike will receive a discounted entry, more information on dates will come soon. Theresa Benjamin – Be sure to spend your money tonight, this auction is for the district.
Coordinator - Melissa Morey There is no new information on the log splitter until the next BOD meeting. If the log splitter falls through and there was not enough money raised to purchase one, we will use the district money raised towards things like burgers at our events.
It is sounding like the tractor that is currently at the park will just be repaired.
There is still a need for a Gate Coordinator if you are interested please write a letter of intent and have it to Melissa by next week.
Old Business – Jess Tepner has stepped down from State webmaster. FD Prison is discussing the bike for tykes and will get back to us.
New Business – No new Business
Announcement – February 27th there will be a concealed weapons class hosted by Steve & Mary Smith ABATE members will receive a $10 discount.
Harlan made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Pat, with Joe, Jeremy, Joe, and Robert abstaining, the motion carried.
Melissa thanked the VFW for hosting our meeting and the membership for attending.
Melissa Evans, D-10 Secretary