JANUARY

 

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:03 pm on Jan 8th 2016 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 19 members and 5 county reps present.


     The secretary’s were given and approved.


     The treasure report was given and approved.


     State News:  State meeting has not happened yet so see state news in news letter. Motion made, seconded and approved to pay insurance for events.


     Awareness report: Still handing out yard signs.


     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.


     Website report: All updated-adjusted time for meetings to be updated on website.


     Old business: Janet B. has information for Casino night for the new chair person


     New Business: discussion on calendars for 2018. Needing businesses and ideas for the calendars.


     Upcoming events: Discussion on Republican days in Topeka February 10 & 11. 

             
     Drawings won by. Jon P


     Thanks to Russ and Myrna for hosting the meeting.


Next meeting at Somewhere Bar and Grill in Tescott at noon.

February

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm on Feb 12th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 16 members, 6 county reps, and 1 guest present.


     The secretary’s was given and approved with a correction to the year.


     The treasure’s report was given and approved.


     State News:  Lots of news from the state meeting. Artwork, for Labor Day Rally, deadline is by next state meeting. Bylaws and procedure review is in progress and updates will be coming out later in the year.


     Awareness report: New highway sign put in place on the west side of McPherson on highway 56. Thanks to all that helped out.


     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.


     Website report: All updated-adjusted time for meetings to be updated on website.


     Old business: Bike show date set for Sept 23. Kevin name chairman for the event.


     New Business: 2018 calendar spots have been filled. Thoughts and prayers going out to Messy and family as they lost their mother a couple weeks ago. Thoughts and prayers going out to Tony and Janet as they lost their Father a couple weeks ago. Paul Sawyer’s brother passed away, condolences to Paul and his family. Motion made and carried to sell tickets for Fire Pit from the Mile.


     Upcoming events: Bike in Topeka February 15 & 16.                  
     Drawings won by. Karen M, Myrna W, and Rob B.
     Thanks to Somewhere Bar and Grill for hosting the meeting.


Next meeting at Tony and Janet’s in Elyria at noon.

 March

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 12:40 pm on March 12th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 21 members, 5 county reps, and 2 guest present.

 

     The secretary’s were given and approved.

 

     The treasure report was given and approved.

 

     State News:  Lots of news from the state meeting. Bylaws and procedure review is in progress and updates will be coming out later in the year.

 

     Awareness report: Still handing out yard signs. Have a couple new locations for highway signs.

 

 

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

     Website report: All updated.

 

     Old business: Personal thank you came from Tony and family for the support from Abate due to loss in family. Janie, also gave a personal thank you to Abate and the support she has received due to loss in family.

 

     New Business: Discussion held on bike show in September. Nomination for “Stoker Award” was unanimous for Ron Vawter for the years of service for Abate. Thanks Ron.

 

     Upcoming events: Signing of the procramaltion in Topeka is March 23.

           

     Drawings won by. Kelsey K.

 

     Thanks to Tony and Janet for hosting the meeting, and thanks to Chad S for the food.

 

Next meeting at Senior Citizens Center in Glasco at noon.

 

April

 

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:00pm on April 9th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 10 members, and 4 county reps present.

 

     The secretary’s were given and correction needed for proclamation date. Proclamation signing has been moved to April 27th 9:30am north end of Capital. Needing addresses for meeting locations to be added.

 

     The treasure report was given and approved.

 

     State News: Policy and procedures have been updated, please review Aprils newsletter as the updates have been published. Voted to allow districts to have debit card for the treasurer-up to the districts if they want one. Labor Day Rally is looking for donations for the stage, needing wood. Mid-South mile theme this year is “Man Cave Garage”. Run for the Wall will be gassing up at Bunker Hill. Motion made, seconded and passed for District 9 to donate for gas.

 

     Awareness report: No updates at this time

 

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

 

     Website report: All updated.

 

     Old business: MRF sent recognition letter for sustaining member of 20 years.

 

     New Business: Reserved Old Mill Park for next month’s meeting and Memorial weekend. Brenda brought in a couple quilts that she will be donating to toy runs.

 

     Upcoming events: Signing of the proclamation in Topeka is April 27th.  District 11- 24th Annual bike show May 13-14 in Atchison, KS. District 3- Bike show and rally May 5, 6, 7 Crawford Co Fairgrounds, Hwy 47, Girard, KS. Good Ol’ Boys BBQ May 12-13th serving at noon on 13th in McPherson, local abate member competing at this event.

           

     Drawings won by. Elesa M and Jon P.

 

     Thanks to Senior Citizens Center/ Ron and Brenda for hosting the meeting.

 

Next meeting at Old Mill Park in Lindsborg at noon.

May

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:03pm on May 14th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 19 members, 4 county reps present, and 4 guests present.

 

     The secretaries were given and approved

 

     The treasure report was given and approved.

 

     State News: New membership card being handed out to districts. Please get with your district reps for the cards. Mid-South mile theme this year is “Man Cave Garage”. Mid-South Mile to be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas this year.

 

     Awareness report: Still handing out signs. Have 2 locations for Highway Signs to be placed, just needing to make arrangements

 

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

 

     Website report: All updated.

 

     Old business: David thanked the district and others for the support and sponsorship for the cook-off. Needing to get artwork for calendars out soon.

 

     New Business: Bike show committee is being formed at this time.

 

     Upcoming events: EMS in Moundridge is having an event June 24th that starts at 9am. Annual Car and Bike show in Hillsboro, KS June 10th.

           

     Drawings won by. Fran and Myrna.

 

     Thanks to Old Mill park and district members for hosting the meeting.

 

Next meeting at East shelter, Marion Co Lake, Marion, KS at noon.

June

     The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:10pm on June 11th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 14 members, 3 county reps present, and 4 guests present.

 

     The secretaries were given and approved.

 

     The treasure’s report was given and approved.

 

     State News: New lease agreement with Corp of Engineers. Newsletter are being sent out, have complaints about when they are getting them. August 26, 11:59pm is deadline for early online registration for LDR.

     Awareness report: DMV is needing signs.

 

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

 

     Website report: All updated and added slideshow for Memorial weekend.

 

     Old business: Good turnout for Memorial weekend. Run for the Elders cancelled. District 6 sent a Thank you card for the donation for the Run for the Wall group gas up.

     New Business: Discussion on the Bike Show.

 

     Upcoming events: MCDS Independent run July 8th. 

   

     Drawings won by. Chad, Myrna, and Ron D.

     Thanks to Mike and Rita for hosting the meeting.

 

Next meeting at Hillsboro Cove, Marion Reservoir, Marion County at noon.

July

The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:07pm on July 9th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 17 members, 4 county reps present, and 2 guests present.

 

     The secretaries report were given and approved.

     The treasure’s report was given and approved.

 

     State News: KDOT meet postponed again. Nominations at the state level starting to come in. August 26, 11:59pm is deadline for early online registration for LDR.

     Awareness report: DMV has signs and bumper stickers now. New Awareness sign is up south of Hillsboro

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

 

     Website report: No report given.

     Old business: Nothing to report

 

     New Business: Discussion on the Bike Show. Discussion on Casino night. Work weekend is the 3rd weekend in August at Perry for LDR. Needing nominations for District 9 Asst. District Rep and treasurer. So far we have nominations for Ron D. for Asst. District Rep and Brenda D for treasurer.

     Upcoming events: Labor Day rally at Perry (Aug), District 9 Bike show (Sept. 23), and Casino night (Oct)  

         

     Drawings won by. Rick B and Brenda D.

     Thanks to Everyone that brought food for hosting the meeting.

Next meeting at Bob & Juanita at 110 S. Michigan, Delphos at noon.

August

     The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:00pm on August 13th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 13 members, and 4 county reps present.

 

     The secretary’s report was given and approved.

 

     The treasure’s report was given and approved.

 

     State News: No State meeting at this time, meeting next weekend. August 26, 11:59pm is deadline for early online registration for LDR. Nominations at state level, send in your votes.

 

     Awareness report: Delivered signs, pens, color books to DOT. Still being asked for yard signs.

 

     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.

     Website report: No report given.

     Old business: Nothing to report.

 

     New Business: Discussion on the Bike Show. Discussion on Casino night. Work weekend is the 3rd weekend in August at Perry for LDR. Needing nominations for District 9 Asst. District Rep and treasurer. So far we have nominations for Ron D. for Asst. District Rep and Brenda D for treasurer. Make sure to vote by mailing in ballot or in person at the meeting.

 

     Upcoming events: Labor Day rally at Perry (Aug), District 9 Bike show (Sept. 23), Casino night (Oct), and Mid-South Mile, Hot Springs, Ark. Oct 27-29  

 

     Drawings won by. No drawing at this time.

     Thanks to Bob & Juanita for hosting the meeting.

Next meeting at TPJ, 662 E. North St., Salina at noon.

  September   
The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:00pm on September 10th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 19 members, 4 county reps present and 1 Guest present.

     The secretary’s report was given and approved.

     The treasure’s report was given and approved.


     State News: Discussions on LDR. State is thanking everyone for their efforts prior, during, and after for LDR. Nominations at state level, send in your votes.


     Awareness report: Picked up 350 yard signs and delivered 250 to several locations.


     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches.


     Website report: All updated.


     Old business: Renewals at Perry, have questions about them. Get with local district rep if having issues with memberships.


     New Business: Discussion on the Bike Show. Discussion on Casino night. Needing nominations for District 9 Asst. District Rep and treasurer. So far we have nominations for Ron D. for Asst. District Rep and Brenda D for treasurer. Make sure to vote by mailing in ballot or in person at the meeting.


     Upcoming events: District 9 Bike show (Sept. 23), Casino night (Oct), Cloud Co Toy Run (Oct), Mid-South Mile, Hot Springs, Ark. Oct 27-29, and Marion Co Toy Run


     Drawings won by. Eric Young
     Thanks to TPJ for hosting the meeting.
Next meeting at VFW, 120 S. Taft St,  McPherson on Oct 15th at noon.

October
     The district 9 meeting was called to order at 1:00pm on October 15th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 21 members, 3 county reps present and 1 Guest present.


     The secretary’s report was given and approved.


     The treasure’s report was given and approved.


     State News:  In depth discussions on LDR. Early bird entries were a success this year. Policy changes coming out by January at State level. Nominations at state level, send in your votes.


     Awareness report: Mike S. thanked everyone for the memorial. No other report.


     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches. Discussion on ladies shirts, tabled till later date.


     Website report: Mostly updated.


     Old business: Bike show discussion. Good event this year for new location. Few ideas noted for next year’s event. Motion made and approved to hold event at same place same time frame. Thank you to all that helped out at the event. Discussion on Casino night. Good event, with noting needing to get donations earlier in the year. Motion made to get additional equipment for Casino night.


     New Business: Discussion on the Dunk tank. Tabled till next meeting.


                Nomination Ballots noted “Secretary” but this should be for “Treasurer”.


     Upcoming events: Mid-South Mile, Hot Springs, Ark. Oct 27-29, Marion Co Toy Run Nov. 4th, McPherson Co Toy Run Nov 25th, Bennington Toy Run Oct. 29th, and Clay Center Toy Run Nov 5th .


     Drawings won by. David Z., Kevin M., Brenda D., and Ron V.
     Thanks to VFW for hosting the meeting. And everyone for the food.
Next meeting at DK’s Bar & Grill, 121 N. Star Ave, Miltonvale at noon on November 12th.

November
     The district 9 meeting was called to order at 2:18pm on November 12th 2017 with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence given, with 8 members, 2 county reps present, and 4 Guest present.


     The secretary’s report was given and approved.
     The treasure’s report was given and approved.
     State News:  See state news in newsletter.


     Awareness report: No report.


     Product report: Still have Awareness shirts, District 9 shirts, and memory patches. Discussion on ladies shirts, tabled till later date.


     Website report: All updated.


     Old business: Marion Co toy run another successful year, 148 bikes. Still having newsletter delivery issues or timely delivery.


     New Business: Due to personal reasons Russ is stepping down as District 9 Rep. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously voted to have John Pucket step in as District 9 Rep to finish Russ’s term. Ballots counted prior to meeting and here are the results; Treasurer-Brenda D., Asst Dist Rep-Ron D.


     Upcoming events: Reno Co Toy Run Nov 18th, McPherson Co Toy Run Nov 25th.


     Drawings won by. Ron D.
     Thanks to DK’s bar and grill for hosting the meeting.
Next meeting at VIrg’s, 501 E. Pacific Ave, Salina at noon on December 10th.