Arlington ABATE chapter meeting minutes
21 Jun, 2020
Meeting held at VFW Post 6111.
Meeting opened at 1210 with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation.
Officers present: Rick Boland, Doni Evans, Laurie Streeb and Byrrd Gutierrez.
General welcome back to everyone.
Previous meeting minutes accepted as posted.
Treasurer report accepted as read.
Membership officer unavailable. A new member was introduced.
AIL insurance company issues “taken care of”. Some members disagree.
State legislative issues: None of our proposed bills have made it to Legis yet, as we need sponsors. Any
member who can get someone to carry out bills is asked to try to do so. Definition of a “motorcycle”,
lane filtering, profiling and left on red are priorities.
MRF: Transportation bill has four provisions specific to motorcycles. Autonomous vehicles must have
the ability to identify/recognize motorcycles. Checkpoints and profiling would not allow motorcycle only
Infrastructure must include consideration of motorcycles. Bikers in the Beltway has been cancelled.
Meeting of the Minds is still scheduled for September.
Chapter representative: State wants us to purchase ads for State Rally T-shirts. After discussion, a
motion to spend $50.00 for ad space was approved. State Rally 11 – 13 Sep in Bells, Tx. Texas. 3 inch
Texas ABATE stickers will be available for $2.00 each. Arlington is hosting 04 Oct state meeting.
State nominations are still open for Assistant Coordinator, Treasurer, Newsletter and membership
officers. Next State meeting is in July.
Security and products officers unavailable.
Old business: Bikers Ball; when, where, how? Loud discussion.
Mid South Mile seems to be on for Ft. Worth. Rick will be in Ok City for next MSM meeting. Motion to
spend $100 to allow chapter members to attend the seminars approved. The banquet is still being
discussed due to Covid restrictions.
While we have been forced to cancel many activities, the July pool party and Bear Run seem to be on.
Dec Christmas Party is still being worked on.
Aug Fun Run: Bar capacity is still a potential issue. Maybe July or Sep? Wait until next Spring? Shelly will
try to have better info for the July meeting, leadership needs to make the final decisions.
New business: Can’t really make concrete plans right now.
Open floor: Nothing new
Meeting closed @ 1245.
Minutes by Byrrd.
Addendum to minutes: ALL Arlington chapter activities for July have been cancelled due to new
restrictions aimed at restraining increased Covid infections.