January

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:07 on Jan 13th, 2013 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for our troops both home and abroad.

     The secretaries report was given with the addition of mention of River City Blow Out the  24th-27th of May 2013.

     The treasures report was given and approved.

     State News: See state news in the news letter.  Motion made to continue $$ for MRF.

     Old business: Discussed the “Honor Flight” from Concordia.  They are holding auction the 28th of Feb.  Motion carried to donate to Honor Flight, also challenge to State Board and all ABATE of Ks Districts to match donation.  Mike S request the March Meeting be moved to Willie “J”s in Marion. Discussed the district’s ideas on proposed changes to LDR

     New business:  Dave Z volunteered to cook the meat for the RFTW again this year.  Russ reminded all in attendance of the B-day party next Sat at his home.  Janet M volunteered to assume duties of District 9 historian, Thanks to Rita for all you have done for the district thus far. Discussed the 2013 McPherson County  Toy Run. Janet B notified the District that she will be stepping down as the chairperson of Casino Night and we need someone to step up to the task.  Also discussed the Run for Our Elders.

     Awareness report: Nothing new at this time. Pat asked about yard signs for the Saline County DMV.  Jon will check with Ed on availability.

     Website report:  All updated, just need to take down pictures from 2011.

     Products report: Karen reported still have plenty on hand, will check on sweatshirts and $$ of veteran design as well.

     The “Stoker” award was given to Dave Z for all he has done for the District this past year.

     Thanks to Russ and Myrna for hosting the meeting and the excellent food.  Door prizes won by Jerry W, Dave Z, Rick B, and Janet M.

     The meeting was adjourned at 3:30.

 

February

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:03 pm on Feb. 10th 2013, with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for brothers and sisters lost.

     The secretaries report was given with the change made that the Honor Flight auction is the 23rd not the 28th.

     The treasures report was given with no questions asked.

     State News: See state news.

     Products report: Still have items available.

     Web site: Web site is all up to date.

     Awareness report: Nothing new reported.  The district does have DOT signs for distribution to local DMVs, also discussed highway signs.  Some discussion on “cheese cutters” was also held.

     Old Business: Discussed the McPherson County Toy Run.  Update was given on Richard Goering’s condition.    The hat was passed for 2 of the districts members.  Motion made to “earmark” funds for future membership renewals.

     New business: RCBO committee meeting the 18th @ 7:00 in Newton.  Location of the March meeting is going to be at Willie “J”s in Marion.

     Door prizes won by “Pops”, Karen Mc, Dave Z, Janet B, Brenda A, and Myrna W.

     Thanks to Tony and Janet for hosting the meeting and the outstanding food.

     The meeting was adjourned @ 3:55

 

March

The District 9 meeting was called to order on March 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm at Willy J’s in Marion. A moment of Silence was observed and the Pledge of Allegiance was given.

Secretary’s report was waived and the Treasurer’s report was given and approved.

State News: See State minutes.

Old Business: Mike brought the District 9 scrapbooks for everyone to look at and to turn over to Janet.

New Business: Russ reported that River City Blowout plans are well underway for another fun event.

The next district meeting will be April 14 in Concordia at the Airport Park. Across the highway from Wal-Mart.

Mike made an H-D wall hanging that was auctioned off. Door prizes were won by Bill, John, and Janet. Thanks to Bill and Willy J’s for hosting us and to Rita and Mike for the snacks and beverages.

Ride Safe and Free,

Janet

April

The April 2013 meeting was called to order at 1:07 pm on April 14th at the Airport Park in Concordia with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence observed.

     The secretaries and treasure’s report were given and approved.

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: None give as Tony was absent.

     Products Report: Still have products available.

     Website Report: All updated

     Old Business: River City Blow Out is still on for Memorial Day Weekend May 24-27.  The next committee meeting is the 22nd at 7:00 pm at the American Legion in Newton.  Mid South Mile will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in OKC . this year.  The next meeting is May 28th at the hotel OKC.  Senator Bowers was present at the meeting and provided updates on current legislative issues currently being looked at.

     New Business:  Some discussion held on future of “Poker Runs” in the district.  Karen announced donations had been made to the district for Motorcycle awareness program, donations to toy runs, casino night.  Motion made by John B. to donate one picture each to toy runs and the “Tank” set to Casino Night, motion carried.

     Up coming events: River City Blow Out in Valley Center.  The next meeting is at the “Old Mill Park” in Lindsborg.

     Drawings were won by Jon P, Barry B, Phil. And Dave Z. 

     Thanks to Phil for hosting the meeting and for the food.

     The meeting was adjourned at 2:15.

 

May

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:17 pm on May 12th, 2013 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasures report were given and approved as read.

     State news: See state news in the newsletter

     Awareness report: We have a number of DOT yard signs for local dispersal.  Tony gave KUDOS to District 8 for their recent efforts in promoting motorcycle awareness. He discussed a number of their ideas and products they use.  A motion was made and carried to order awareness license plates from District 8.

     Products report: Still have products available.

     Website report: All updated.  Will have several flyers posted in the near future.

     Old business:  Russ reported on the progress of River City Blowout, and encouraged everyone to attend.

     New business:  Tony discussed Run for Our Elders; this year’s event will not be a poker run, rather it will just be a ride for the residents.  Brenda brought flyers for a couple of upcoming events with one being a new event “Burgers for Bikers” the 3rd Sunday of every month at “Block 32” in Moundridge. Tony discussed the Run For The Wall, Dave will smoke the meat again this year. Dave reported that he will have to step down as the chairman of the bike show and Russ volunteered to fill his position.  Brenda was introduced as the chairperson of Casino Night this year.

     Upcoming events: Run For The Wall next week, and River City Blowout in 2 weeks.

     Drawings were won by Dave, T J, Tony, Rick, and Jon B.

     The next meeting is at Bob and Juanita’s in Delphos on June 9th.

     Thanks to Karen, Tony and Janet for hosting the meeting. And thanks to everyone for the food.

June

     The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:25 pm on June 9 2013.

     The secretaries and treasures reports were given and approved as read.

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: No as Tony was absent.  Janet B did comment that the district might look at painting the poles to the highway signs red instead of black.

     Products report: Still have avail.

     Website: All updated.

     Old business: Russ gave report on River City Blowout.  Was a success again this year.  Have a wrap up meeting on the 24th at the American Legion in Newton.

     New business: Run for our Elders this Saturday leaving from Tony and Janet’s in Galva at noon.  We will be riding to Inman, Moundridge and McPherson with a stop in Marquette at the cemetery. Russ reported on the annual bike show July 20th at M&M Choppers building in Galva.

     Upcoming events:

           Run for our Elders Saturday

          June 20th state ALR meeting in Concordia

          Next Meeting July 14th at Somewhere Bar and Grill  105 S Main in Tescott Ks.            

          Bike show July 20th.

     Drawing won by Doc.

     Thanks to Bob and Juanita for hosting the meeting and wonderful food.

     Meeting adjourned at 4:15.

July

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm on July 14th 2013 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for brothers and sisters lost, and military troops at home and abroad.

     The secretary’s and treasure’s report were given and approved as read.

     State news: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: None given

     Products report: Still have avail.  Thanks to Mike S. for taking some to the MCDS Ride for Independence.

     Website report: All updated

     Old business:  Russ reported all is in place for the annual bike show on the 20th.  Russ and Ron gave report on River City Blowout.  District 9 will partner with District 8 on this event again next year. Discussion was held on “cheese cutters” around the state.

     New business:  None

     Upcoming events: Bike Show July 20th, LDR work weekend 3rd weekend in August.

     Drawings were won by Brenda and Kathy

     Next meeting at Richard and Marilyn’s in Bridgeport Aug 12th.

     Thanks to Mike and Kathy for hosting the meeting.

August

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:10pm at Bridgeport.

     The secretary’s report was approved as read.  There was no treasures’ report given.

     State News: See state in the news letter.

     Awareness report: Motion made, seconded and passed to refurbish AJ memorial. Tony stepped down temporarily as District awareness coordinator. 

     Products report: Still available.  Thanks to Richard, Marilyn, Shelby, Rick,  Janet for assisting with sales at the Bike show.

     Website report:  All updated

     Old business: Bike show was again a success thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. Rob will pull dunk tank to Perry. Camp out at Lindsborg for next meeting will repaint tanks at Marquette.

      New Business: Discussion on Casino night.  Committee meeting at Campout.  Discussion on auction items for local toy runs.  Motion made seconded and carried to purchase auction items for toy runs with proceeds to cancer research.

       Upcoming events: Work weekend at Rally Site next weekend.

       Door Prizes won by: Dave, Brenda, Terry. Terry donated  back to the district

      Next meeting: Sept 8th at Old Mill park in Lindsborg

      Meeting adjourned at  2:00

September

     The district 9 meeting was called to order @     with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for brothers and sisters lost and military troops at home and abroad.  

     Secretaries and treasures’ reports were given and approved.

     State news:   See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness Report:  The Redi Gas storage tank on K-4 has been painted.  Tony thanked everyone that helped.

     Products Report: Still have some available.

     Website Report:  All updated.

     Old business:  Discussion held on Casino Night.  Jon reminded everyone donations are still needed for the Mid South Mile basket.  Jon also discussed the Cloud County Toy Run.

     New business: None

     Nominations opened for Treasurer and Assist District Rep.  Ron V accepted for Treasurer and Rick B accepted as Assist Rep. , JR appointed as Saline County Rep.  Nominations closed.

     Upcoming events:

          Oct 5th: Cloud County Toy Run in Concordia

          Oct 12th: Casino Night at the VFW in McPherson

          Oct 12: Sunflower Poker run in Beloit

          Nov 2nd: Marion County Toy Run at Willy J’s in Marion

     Thanks to Chris and Jerry for hosting the meeting and the incredible food.

      Next Meeting Oct 13th at the VFW in McPherson.  Meeting adjourned at 2:30

October

     The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:20 pm on Oct 13th at the VFW in McPherson with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasure’s report were given and approved as read.

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: Jon reported there might be a location for a highway sign in Miltonvale, he will continue to follow up. Tony stated we have one available to repaint and install.

     Products report: Still available

     Website: All updated

     Old business: Brenda gave report on Casino Night. Jon reported on the Cloud County toy run. Also heard report on the Sunflower Poker Run.

     New business: Discussion on Marion County Toy run, and the McPherson County Toy run.

     Upcoming events;

          Marion County Toy Run Nov 2nd, at Willie J’s in Marion.

          McPherson County Toy Run Nov 30th at McPherson Wal-Mart.

          Next meeting Nov 10th at Tony and Janet’s in Galva.

     Thanks to Tony, Janet, Rick, Janet, Myrna, and Charlie for the hard work and outstanding food served at the state meeting on Saturday.  Thanks to Janet for the food for the district meeting.

     Door prizes won by Rick B, Ron V, Myrna W, Doc, Pat R, Janet M, Karen M, Mike S, and Jon P.

     Meeting adjourned at 3:50 PM

November

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:13 pm on Nov 10th with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for our veterans past and present.

     The secretaries and treasurers report were given and approved.

     State news: See state news in the newsletter

     Awareness report: Still have several projects up in the air.

     Products report: Still have available

     Website: Website is all updated.  Will post pictures from mid-south mile soon, as well as videos.  Check often to see them.

     Old business: Report was given on the Marion County Toy Run.  Was a success again this year.

     New business: Report was given on the progress of the McPherson Co. Toy Run.  Toy Run shirts are ready to pick up. We will be putting bikes together the 29th of November at North America Pipe at noon, everybody is welcome to come help.

     Upcoming events: Nov 30th McPherson County Toy Run.

                                      Next meeting at the Dry Dock at Kanopolis  Dec 8th 2013 at 1:00pm.  Drawings won by Janet M and Dave Z.

     Thanks to Janet, Tony, Rick, Janet, Russ, Myrna, Charlie, Tina, Karen and everyone else for all of the food.

December

Meeting called to order at 13:12 with moment of silence and pledge of alliance observed.

     The secretary’s and treasures report were given and approved.

     State News:  No state news yet as the meeting is next weekend.

     Awareness report: None given

     Products report: Still avail.

     Website report: All updated

     Old business: Report on Marion and McPherson Co. Toy runs.  Discussion held on DOT.

     New business: Information given on toy run in Wichita on Dec 14th, destination Wesley Hospital to hand deliver toys to patients.

     Elections held: Rick B: Assistant Dist Rep

                                Ron V: Treasurer

          Meetings set for 2014 as follows:

                                Jan 12th; Russ and Myrna’s Galva

                                Feb 9th; Tony and Janet’s Galva

                                March 9th; Deb and Jr’s Galva

                                April 13th; Concordia TBA

                                May 11th; Old Mill Park Lindsborg

                                June 8th; Marion TBA

                                July 13th; Tescott TBA

                                Aug 10th; Bob and Juanita’s Delphos

                                Sep 14th; TPJ Salina

                                Oct 12th; VFW McPherson

                                Nov 9th; Miltonvale TBA 

                                Dec 14th; Dry Dock Kanopolis

                                Jan 11th 2015; Russ and Myrna’s Galva

                Events for 2014 as follows;

                                RFTW:  May 18th

                                RCBO: May 23rd-26th

                                RFOE: June 21st

                                Bike Show: July 19th

                                LDR Work weekend: Aug 16th

                                Labor Day Rally: Aug 29-Sept 1st

                                Cloud County Toy Run: Oct 4th

                                Marion County Toy Run: Nov 1st

                                McPherson County Toy Run: Nov 29th

                                Casino Night: Oct 11th

                Drawing won by John B

                Thanks to the Dry Dock for hosting the meeting

                Meeting adjourned at 3:45