January

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:14 pm on Jan12th with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

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

     State news: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: None given

     Products report: Still available

     Website report: Website is updated. 2012 pictures and videos taken down.

     Old business: More discussion held on DOT issues. Some discussion held on upcoming legislative session also.

     New business: Russ’s Birthday party is next Saturday in Galva.  The “Stoker” award was given to Myrna W. for all she has done this past year.

     Drawing won by Kevin M.  donated back to motorcycle awareness.

     Thanks to Russ and Myrna for hosting the meeting.  Thanks to Myrna, Tina and everyone else for the food.  Next meeting at Tony and Janet’s 318 S Main in Galva.

February

     The ABATE of Kansas District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:20 pm with a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance given.

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

     State news: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: Have a couple of projects in the works, just waiting on warmer weather.  

     Products report: Still avail.

     Website report: All updated

     Old business: Discussion held on this year’s Governors Freedom Run.

     New business: River City Blowout meeting tomorrow at 7:00 in Newton.

     Drawing won by Rick B. donated back to Motorcycle awareness.

     Next meeting: Deb and JR’s 203 E 2nd in Galva KS.

     Thanks to Tony and Janet for hosting and to everybody for the wonderful food

.March

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:20 pm on March 9th 2014.

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

     State news:  See state news in the newsletter.

      Awareness report: None given

     Products Report: Still avail

     Website Report: Website all updated

     Old business: Karen read a message from one of the members of F-Troop.  He indicated that they will once again join the Run for The Wall this year and will spend the evening in Salina.  Everyone in encouraged to join us in the Halstead Rd Bridge West of Salina on I-70.  Dave Z volunteered to cook again this year.  Discussed River City Blowout, and the ticket sales for the TV and Tablet that will be given away.

     New business: Held discussion on the bike show.  Tabled until the next meeting.

     Drawing won by Dave Z, donated to back to F-Troop.

     Next meeting at the airport park in Concordia.

     Thanks to Deb and JR for hosting the meeting, and everyone for the food.

April

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:10 pm on April 13th 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     A legislative update was given by Elaine Bower.

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

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: A highway sign was delivered to John for installation on a building in Miltonvale.  Tony discussed to need to replace the highway sign on 81 highway near Delphos.  Discussed sending yard signs to BOCK.

     Product report: Still avail

     Website Report: All updated

     Old business: Held discussion on River City Blowout.  Ron gave update on the Governor’s Freedom Ride, he need volunteers to help park bikes at the park in Junction City.

     New Business:  Dave Z brought up luminaries he and Steph are collecting donations for this year’s Relay for Life.  If you would like to donate contact Dave Zeller at 620-755-5445.  Brenda Davis appointed at the Mitchell County representative.  Discussion held on the district’s annual bike show, decided to keep the bike show in Galva.  Discussion held on the May meeting at the Old Mill Park in Lindsborg.     ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

     Drawing won by D Davis-donated back to Motorcycle Awareness.

     Thanks to Phil for hosting the meeting.

May

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:15 pm on May 11, 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given and approved.

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report:  Jon reported that the sign was on the building in Miltonvale.

     Products report: Still avail.

     Website Report: All updated.

     Old business: Discussion held on River City Blowout.

     New business: Discussion help on the annual bike show in July.

     Upcoming events:

                Run for the Wall next Sunday in Salina

                River City Blowout May 23rd-25th.

     Drawing won by Myrna W.

     A big thank you to Brinton and Megan for cooking.  Thanks to all who attended the meeting.

     Next meeting June 8th at Marion County Lake East Shelter.

June

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:15 pm on June 8, 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasure’s reports were given and approved as given.

     Awareness Report: Tony presented Ron V with monies collected from the “can collection”  If anyone has any ideas for awareness products contact Tony.

     Products Report: Still avail.  Tony and Janet M. volunteered to handle the district’s products again.  Thanks to Karen for all she has done over the last several years.

     Website Report: All updated.

     Old business: Information given on Run for The Wall.  Karen read and update from “Grasshopper” , all of “F-Troop” made it back safe and sound.  Report given on River City Blowout, the district voted to stay involved again next year.  Thanks to “Black Horse” for their donation to the Blowout.  Report given on the Freedom Ride.

     New business: Discussion on Bike shoe July 19th at M&M Choppers in Galva.  Discussion on Run For Our Elders June 21, will be leaving Tony and Janet M’s at 12:00.

     Upcoming events:

                June 21: Run for Our Elders

July 13th: District meeting- Somewhere Bar and Grill in Tescott

                July 19: Annual Bike Show  Galva

     Drawing won by Deb and Ron.

     Thanks to Mike and Rita for hosting the meeting and everyone for the food.

July

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:40 PM on June 13th 2014 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 on the newsletter.

     Awareness report: Tony reported on ongoing projects.  Motion to donate highway sign to the Mid South  Mile.

     Products report: Tony asked for clarification on the difference between products and awareness.  Motion to purchase more Dist decals.

     Website report: All updated.

     Old business: None

     New Business: Discussion on why annual bike show cancellation. Janet B reported that there will be a Casino Night committee meeting July 25th, at 7:00 at Brenda A.’s house at 510 S Randall Moundridge.  The district needs as many volunteers as possible.  Discussion held on drawing item for Casino Night.

     Upcoming events:

          Dist 9 LDR work weekend Aug 16th and 17th.

          Next meeting Aug 10 at Bob and Juanita’s in Delphos.

     Drawing won by Ron D. and was donated to Motorcycle awareness.

     Thanks to Somewhere Bar and Grill for hosting the meeting and the food.

August

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm Aug 10th 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given and approved as corrected.

     State news: No state meeting yet.  See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: Tony gave information on location of new highway signs. It was reported that the video “You Didn’t See Me” that the district did several years ago has been posted to district’s facebook page.  It was posted the week prior to the meeting and as of the meeting it has received 22.260 views.  Report given on Eric M.

     Products report: Still avail.

     Website report: All updated.

     Old business: None

     New business:  Discussion held on Casino Night. Myrna distributed tickets for the drawing

     Nominations opened for district officers:

          District Rep; Rick B. Ron D

          Secretary; Kevin M

          Member at Large; Russ W

     Next Meeting: TPJs in Salina Sept 14th. Thanks to Bob and Juanita for hosting the meeting and everyone for the food.

September

The District 9 meeting was called too order at 1:24 pm on Sept 14th with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasure’s report was given and approved.

     State news: See state news in the news letter

     Awareness report: Discussion on possible locations of billboards and creating new awareness video.

     Products report: The new district 9 decals are finished and are for sale. Discussion on donated t-shirts.

     Website report: All updated.  To date 57,920 people have watched the video “You Didn’t See Me” the district has posted to the facebook page. Update given on Eric as well.

     Old business: Discussion held on the upcoming Casino Night.

     Upcoming events:

          Cloud County Toy Run Oct 4th in Concordia

          State Meeting and Casino Night Oct 11th VFW in McPherson

          Next meeting Oct 12 also at the VFW in McPherson

     Drawing won by Myrna W.

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

October

     The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:20 PM on Oct 12th 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

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

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness Report: Discussion was held on billboards and some locations for the highway signs.

     Products Report: Still have lots of neat stuff.

     Website Report: All updated

     Old business: Report given on Cloud County Toy Run as well as Casino Night.

     New Business:  Discussion on McPherson and Marion County Toy Runs. Motion to get McPherson County Toy Run T-shirts again this year.

     Upcoming events:

          Midsouth Mile Next weekend in Wichita.

          Marion County Toy Run Nov 1st

          McPherson County Toy Run Nov 29th

          Next Meeting Nov 9th at DK’s Bar and Grill in Miltonvale.

     Drawings won by Mike S, Janet M, Brenda D, Dave Z, Myrna W, Tony M, Ron V, Karen M, Nancy J, Brenda A.

     Thanks to the VFW for hosting the meeting and everyone for the food.

November

     The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:10pm on Nov 9th 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

     The secretary’s and treasure’s reports were given and approved.

     State news: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness report: New sign installed at Delphos.

     Products report: Still have stuff.  Several new items in the works.

     Website report: All updated.

     Old business: Report given on Casino  Night…was a success again this year.

    New business: Update given on the McPherson County Toy Run.

     Upcoming events:

          McPherson County Toy Run Nov 29th

          Next Meeting Dec 14th at the Dry Dock in Kanopolois.

     Drawing won by Brenda D, and Dave Z.

December

The District 9 meeting was called to order at 1:15 pm on Dec 14 2014 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

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

     State News: See state news in the newsletter.

     Awareness Report: Discussion on placement of highway signs and a report was given on yard signs.

     Products Report: Still have stuff, lots of it. Report given on new items available.

     Website Report: All updated.

     Old business: Reports given on Marion County and McPherson County Toy Runs.

     New Business: Election results; No change in board members.

                Set meeting dates, locations and events as follows:

                     Jan 11th-Meeting at Russ and Myrna’s in Galva             

                     Jan 17th-Russ B-Day Party

                     Feb 8th-Meeting at Deb and Jr’s in Galva

                     Feb 27-March 1st- The Chill Wichita

                     March 8th-Meeting Marion County Lake

                     April 12th-Meeting Glasco Senior Center

                     May 10th- Meeting Tony and Janet’s TBA

                     May 17th- Run for the Wall Salina

                     May 22nd-25th- River City Blowout Valley Center

                     June 14th-Meeting  Bob and Juanita’s in Delphos

                     June 17th- Ride for AJ TBA

                     July 12th- Meeting Somewhere Bar and Grill in Tescott

                     July 18th-Bike Show Somewhere Bar and Grill Tescott

                     Aug 9th-Meeting Old Mill Park in Lindsborg

                     Aug 15th Work Weekend Lake Perry

     Sept 4th-7th-Labor Day Rally Lake Perry

     Sept 13th- Meeting TPJ in Salina

     Oct 3rd-Cloud County Toy Run

     Oct 10th-Casino Night VFW in McPherson

     Oct 11th-Meeting VFW in McPherson

                     Oct 16th-18th Mid South Mile Texas TBA

                     Nov 7th-Marion County Toy Run Marion

                     Nov 8th Meeting Miltonvale

                     Nov 28th McPherson County Toy Run

                     Dec 13-Meeting Dry Dock Kanopolis

                     Jan 10th 2016-Meeting Russ and Myrna’s

                Stoker Award-Dave Z

                Drawing won by Dave Z, Tony M and Myrna W

                Next Meeting Jan 11th at Russ and Myrna’s in Galva

                Thanks to the Dry Dock for hosting the meeting