Arlington ABATE Chapter Minutes
18 Apr, 2021
Meeting held at VFW Post 6111.
Meeting opened at 1205 with the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation.
Officers present: Rick Boland, Doni Evans, Dale Knaub, Nay Nay Cummings, Laurie Streeb and Byrrd Gutierrez.
VFW raised a good chunk of cash for the Post at the chili cook-off. Thanked us for supporting them.
Dad’s memorial service was mentioned.
Previous meeting minutes accepted as posted.
Treasurer report accepted as read.
Products report not available.
Membership: Updated report from state not available
Legislative issues: CQ on legislative e-mails discussed. Bills have to be on the floor no later than 03 May. SB1737 and SB1736 still in committee. Profiling, gang and red light bills all stuck in committee. Discussion regarding committee chairs.
Chapter representative: State meeting was cancelled for Dad’s service. Next meeting is first week of June, to be held in Arlington.
Security: So far so, so good.
Old business: Bikers Giving Back flyers and raffle tickets will be available soon.
Mid-South Mile: Need items for the basket, more information will be available after the next state meeting. Texoma will be hosting the hospitality suite. Fliers will be available soon. Get with Rick for more details.
New business: Nick has stepped down as Assistant Coordinator due to address family issues.
Motorcycle Awareness Month: Motion to buy more yard signs. Discussion. Explore cost and delivery issues for next meeting. Discussion regarding covering expenses for security officer to travel to Arlington for Biker’s Ball.
QR codes to link phones to website, fliers, etc. Motion to buy a code for the chapter, for ~$20.00 passed. Rick will get more information.
General discussion concerning a backup webmaster.
Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum virtual meeting 01 May. Rick has details.
Discussion regarding purchasing more ABATE license plate frames.
Open floor: Lake Cities chapter rep has information about a charity poker run. If successful, the sponsor is willing to help other chapters with similar events.
Meeting closed @ 1250.
Minutes by Byrrd.