Region 6A: Sawyer / Washburn / Barron / Rusk / Burnett Counties
Regional Rep: Scott Moran
Jeff Tripp - AR-Sawyer
Jeff Nelson - AR-Rusk
Cody Bronstad - AR-Barron
Travis Hanacek - AR-Washburn
Bill Reynolds - AR-Burnette
Secretary: Gina Kasik
Membership: Terry Grams
Treasurer: George "Govner" Shedivy
Ken: Lobby Day is January 23, 2018; Officers Training will be February 9, 10 & 11 2018; Ken is the new Summer Hummer Fundraiser Chairman and also in charge of the bar along with Governor (George). Looking for suggestions to hold lobbyist training somewhere in the Hayward Area and/or 87th District (Representative Edming's District) in late Fall of 2018. Need to have a place chosen by Officer's Training in February. The Right of Way Bill passed the Assembly and House (one no vote). Governor Walker signed the bill into law on 11-30-17.
George: George was absent from the meeting. Our balance is $300. Proceeds from today's 50/50 raffle will go towards sustaining our lifetime MRF Membership.
Raffle tickets were changed from $100/ticket to $50/ticket and we now have 200 tickets to sell. Will be paying $6,500.00. Early bird drawing will be February 3rd at the Cabin Fever/Regional Meeting at River's Edge. 1 ticket/$500 -- ticket will go back in hat for final drawing. Final payout will be 3-3-18 at Ray Jay's. $2,500 top prize! Tickets are available now. Ken mentioned raffle tickets for the Sweetheart Cash Raffle are available for 2 for $5. The drawing will be held at Officers Training in February.
Washburn -- Gary gave his resignation during the meeting due to failing health and appointed Travis Hanacek as the new Washburn County Rep. Gary was thanked for his service as area rep.
Discussion was held regarding joining Region 6B for the summer long poker run. It was questioned whether or not non ABATE Member bars should be included or not. An unofficial vote (18-7) favored including ABATE Member bars only on the poker run.
Next meeting is the monthly regional meeting on 1-6-18 at Klopp's in Shell Lake. The Washburn/Sawyer meeting will be 1-13-18 at Frankie's Pizza in Hayward. The February monthly meeting will be held at River's Edge in Hayward on the 3rd and will also serve as the Cabin Fever party that day and early bird drawing. There will be no Washburn/Sawyer meeting in February due to Officers Training.