District 10’s meeting was called to order by Coordinator Melissa Morey on January 25th, 2020
at The Red Lantern in Bode, IA. This meeting was rescheduled after a snow storm prohibited
us from meeting on the 18th of January. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a moment of
silence was held for our lost brothers and sisters. Melissa read our Mission Statement and all
guests were welcomed. Special guest Dannielle was recognized. Roll call of officers was taken
with Melissa Morey, Nate Evans, Greg Marquart, Jean Culver, Sally Marquart, Theresa
Benjamin, Rhonda Dicus, D.L. Peterson, Darryl Culver, Chris Mowery, and Dan Dicus present.
Excused officers were Doug Smith, Amanda Martens, Nikki Summers, Melissa Honeyman, and
Secretary Jean Culver read the minutes of the December meeting. Mel Evans made a motion to
accept the minutes and Joe Raemakers 2nd it. Motion carried.
Treasurer Sally Marquart reported on the General Fund, Downed Biker, and Toy Run Funds.
D.L made a motion to approve and Rhonda S 2nd it. Motion carried.
Legislative: Doug was absent, but Melissa announced that Iowa DOT Director, Mark Lowe has
resigned and Stuart Anderson is filling in as an interim. Lobby Day is February 12th. Melissa
STRONGLY encouraged anyone that can attend Lobby Day to do so. Melissa informed us that
a Lobbyist was hired to push a helmet law. All members are encouraged to get to Lobby Days.
The D.C. trip is scheduled for March 2nd thru the 7th; let Melissa know if you’d like to go.
Membership: Theresa reported that we have 35 members and 2 guests present. ABATE bucks
were passed out and supporting businesses were discussed.
Events: Melissa mentioned our pool tournament tonight and reminded us of our dinner run on
Feb. 1st at The Country Inn in Swea City. Our next meeting will be Feb. 15th at Rails in Eagle
Grove with a Chili Feed and Auction to be held that night. Melissa reminded us to gather our
auction items for that evening. Our plaques are not done for the tournaments, due to some
lazer issues, but Lee is working very hard to fix the issue.
PAC: Rhonda thanked Cheryl for filling in for her last month and thanked the membership for
Share the Road: Melissa reported for that 28 people saw the STR Program at the Fort Dodge
Senior High School.
Assistant Coordinators: Nate thanked all for attending tonight. Greg reiterated the importance
of Lobby Day.
Old Business: None
New Business: Mel Evans brought up an idea for our tournaments to pay the winners cash
instead of giving them plaques. A discussion was held and a motion made by Melissa Evans to
pay a cash prize with minimum payouts set for 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place. Any money
raised after the payout will be voted on by the district as to where it should go. Cheryl 2nd.
Motion carried. Our district is working on the 2-Wheel trauma to be held in May. Melissa has
forms to give out to anyone that would like to attend the class. Joe Raemakers asked about a
district 10 t-shirt. A discussion was held about designing and pricing a District 10 t-shirt. Greg
will design something for a new shirt and bring it to the next meeting.
Melissa reported on the state meeting with key points as follows: Mark Loots is doing a great
job as the new State Treasurer. A budget has been pre-approved for Rider’s Ed for new
motorcycles and some wifi technical equipment. STR has been presented to just under 14,000
people. There are no major park improvement projects on the agenda. Rally posters are ready.
The Rally still needs a clean-up crew. Still looking for a district or individuals to step up to do car
parking. If position is still vacant close to Rally, Districts may be appointed to run car parking.
Melissa asks that if anyone needs to contact our state Office Manager to please do so during
office hours, and she explained why.. Mower leases were checked into and considered not
practical. Greg is working on making the Freeway Flyer available as an email. Everyone will
have a choice to receive it as an email or receive a paper copy. BACA has asked to use the
park during Memorial Weekend. It was decided that the Memorial Weekend would not work well
with our schedule to work at the park prior to Rally. Dist. 10’s request for a permanent shelter
was approved. The ducks motion died due to a lack of a 2nd. Absentee ballots are not allowed
for elections. Camper spots for the Rally are still available, but get your applications in ASAP.
Announcements: Danielle (Doug Terwilliger’s daughter) and her family, would like to honor her
late father at tonight’s pool tournament by providing a “winner of the loser’s bracket” basket with
some unique items to memorialize her father. She explained the items and the meaning of
them. So, Doug Terwillger was there at the pool tournament, after all, and cheered on the
Announcements: Melissa has advanced Rally tickets and Rider’s Ed 50/50 Tickets for sale.
Thank you, Paul S., for making the pork loin for tonight and The Red Lantern for hosting our
Harlan made a motion to adjourn. 2nd by Brian. Dan Dicus abstained. Motion carried.
Submitted by Jean Culver, Secretary