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ABATE of Wisconsin Region 3B Will Host the ABATE 2017 Annual Meeting in Green Bay
By Cat Huntowski

Host Facility will be the AmericInn of West Green Bay at 2032 Velp Avenue. Contact information: PH 920-434-9790 greenbaywest.wi@americinn.com Group rate $89.91 plus tax or $98.91 per night plus tax depending on type of room. The rooms will be held at this special rate until September 6, 2017. When making reservations tell them you are with the ABATE of Wisconsin group. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all reservations. All room reservations include a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and microwave. A complimentary hot breakfast featuring fresh Belgian Waffles is also included both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Other food and drinks can be brought into the individual rooms as desired by registered guests. There is not a bar in this facility but there is a lounge with fireplace for socializing available for all guests.

It is understood that the date of arrival is October 6, 2017 and date of departure is October 8, 2017 for a 2-night stay (although a two-night minimum stay is not required).

The hotel will also provide an adequate space for ABATE of Wisconsin to set up an area for product sales in the lobby or second floor balcony area and for bike security in the hotel parking lot. Security for products and bikes is the responsibility of ABATE of Wisconsin unless otherwise agreed by hotel staff.

There are many local tavern and restaurant facilities in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Maps with directions will be provided to those who wish to explore on their own.

Region 3B with assistance of Regions 3A and 3C will provide adequate volunteers to staff all activities of the event.

The hosting Region will set up a sign-in table in the hotel lobby with agendas, maps of area attractions and the schedule and collection of fees, as necessary, for meals on Friday and Saturday nights and for fees for organized rides and group tours. An information person will be available in this area at all times to answer questions about the area. There will be printed signs and an Agenda in the hotel lobby as well as meeting departure times for area bus tours and organized rides.

Advertisments and sign-up information will be provided to the ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter and Office staff prior to being printed in the 2017 August, September, and October ABATE of Wisconsin newsletters.

The following activities and prices are as follows:

Friday night -- a meal of Belgian Booyah with breads and desserts will be available at the Magneto's MC Clubhouse (all Magnetos are ABATE of Wisconsin members) for a price of $5.00. Beverages are on your own at the Clubhouse bar. Two 15-passenger vans with drivers will be available to drive people to and from the clubhouse and hotel.

Saturday events are: free breakfast at the hotel from 7:00 to 10:00 am Other events include: an organized ride leaving the hotel at 9:00 am to the Magneto's Clubhouse at 201 Henry Street to participate in their Motorcycle Tri --A -Thalon -- a scenic ride through the area with a few activities and events thrown in along the way. The cost for this ride is $10.00 per bike with an additional $5.00 for a passenger paid at the Clubhouse before the ride leaves. The ride will leave at approximately 10:00 am and return by 4:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each event.

Also planned for Saturday is a bus tour of area microbreweries, wineries and Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame. A $5 donation is suggested for the bus driver and admission prices to the Hall of Fame and Packer Stadium Tours are the responsibility of the individual. Any cost of wine and beer samplings are also the responsibility of the individual.

Saturday evening District 3 will host a banquet at The Watering Hole across from the hotel at 2107 Velp Avenue. The menu includes buffet-style Broasted Chicken, Tenderloin Tips, Mashed potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Coffee, Milk, and Assorted Desserts. Adult beverages are available at your own cost from a bar located in the banquet room. The cost for this meal is $17.00 per person and includes a tip for the waitstaff and bartenders. Music may be provided in the main bar area downstairs from the banquet hall. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm with a local speaker, raffle and silent auction following the meal.

Bus shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and The Watering Hole (it's across the street from the hotel) if requested.

Sunday Annual Meeting -- a free breakfast buffet will be provided by the hotel. The banquet hall at The Watering Hole is where the Annual Meeting and Board Meeting will take place. Tables and chairs will be set-up by the facility staff. Bottled water will be provided by the Region for the BOD meeting and the cost for banquet and meeting set-up, clean-up and bartenders for Saturday night is $150.00. A microphone and podium will be provided by the facility at no additional cost. The region will provide an American flag for the meeting. Hope to see you there!

Huntowski, Cat. "ABATE of Wisconsin Region 3B Will Host the ABATE 2017 Annual Meeting in Green Bay." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Jul. 2017.

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