Region 7A: Pierce / Polk / St. Croix Counties

Regional Rep: Mitch Kittel

Area Reps:
Tom Maes

Rick Lombardo

Treasurer: Rick Brown

Legislative Rep: Vacant

Next meeting: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 at Wildwood, 121 River St., Woodville (Chili & Dessert Cook-off)

December meeting at Papa's had 12 in attendance. Secretary's report for November approved as submitted. Rick G. is still looking for someone to take over his Share The Road duties, so please give this some thought. It is a great program, and Rick will be happy to get you going.

Lobby Day is January 23, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars for this very important ABATE event. The Oct. 12 "Storm the Capitol" was a great success, so let's follow up with an even better Lobby Day! The Right of Way bill has been signed by the governor (YEAH!), but we are still working on the autocycle bill and the Black Box legislation.

Our Chili and Dessert Cook-off will be held January 27, 2018, at Wildwood in Woodville. Discussed options for purchasing meat for the meat raffle. Tom will be in charge of getting the meat. Our first meat raffle last year was very successful, so join us again this year. The meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. and setup needs to be done by 4 p.m. when the meat raffle starts. Judging will begin at 5 p.m. Chili must be brought prepared and preheated in a crock pot with your own ladle and extension cord. Crackers, bowls, spoons and napkins provided. Desserts are to be brought already cut into bite size pieces with your own serving utensils. Plates and forks provided. You DON'T need to be an ABATE member to join us for this event, so feel free to bring along a friend. The tasting fee is $5 for chili and $1 for desserts. There will be a 50/50 drawing and we will also be collecting non-perishable food for a local food shelf. Great fun to be had in the dead of winter!

Officer Training is Feb. 9-11, 2018, at Hotel Mead. Sue and Mitch plan to attend. If you are interested, just contact Mitch for more information.

February 14 -- Regional meeting at Papa's

March 3 -- HD Rider's Cabin Fever Party at Sandbox in Clear Lake

Short and sweet this month. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!