Region 1J: Kenosha County

Regional Rep: Mike Halvorson

Area Rep: Patchn' Dan

Area Rep: Angie Mercer

Meetings: 1st Wednesday at 7pm Bristol House 2 Hwy50 west of 45.

Well the weather was OK and we got our first winter meeting completed. Reminded everyone to pay attention to the calendar of events and try to visit other regional events. It is a great way to get away from the boring winter routine: support your nearby ABATE regions and see how others do things while meeting new friends. Officers Training is Feb 9-11, if you would like to go, let me know.

The Autocycle LRB got support from 2 Kenosha Co. legislators. Rep. Kerkman and Sen. Wirch signed on as co-sponsors. I had hoped for more. We need to keep this issue on the front burner at Lobby Day. It will be our last chance to get more traction before election season. Our Lobby Day, Jan 23, appointments are set. As usual Tami in Rep Kerkman's office has helped reserve Rm 415N at 1:30pm. We will meet with any Racine or Kenosha legislators or staff that are available.

We made a couple tweaks to our "charity" recipients' from the gun raffle.

The Hummer sponsorship program was presented. If you know of a business or individual that may be interested please let me know.

There were some proposed changes to the Dice Run at a meeting Jo and I attended. I believe they are a great way to attempt to raise participation in the event. You are ALL on notice for next year ... Got it?

Thanks to everyone for a great year, we earned it. See ya Jan 3, 2018