By Laurie Thompson
Feeling very blessed this month to have so much
support: to my regional treasurers -- thank
you for all that you do and for those that
attended officer's training in February,
THANK YOU for sticking it out for a full day on
Saturday and then our extra breakout session at
the end. I think we got everything covered and
there was a lot of good discussion. Do not
hesitate to contact me with additional questions
-- I would rather you ask for permission than
beg for forgiveness ... If you were not at the
training, your folder went home with someone from
your region or went out in the mail to you. To
everyone that helped with the raffles and auction
at Officer's Training, THANK YOU for helping
us raise money to offset the cost of the training.
To Hupy & Abraham -- thank you for
sponsoring a portion of our dinner banquet on
Saturday night, and for your continued support of
ABATE of Wisconsin. Last, but certainly not least
-- thank you to everyone who bid on items at
the auction which raised over $6,000! The invoices
and reimbursements should be paid by the March BOD
meeting so we will have the final numbers then.
Okay, one last thank you ... to all the regions
who have submitted their Pre-Event reports ... there was certainly a large number that came in
after our gentle reminder at O.T. Please remember
to get those filled out and to your District
Director when planning begins for your event.
The "Cruisin through the Hummer"
raffle winners were drawn before the February BOD
meeting. 1st place winner of the golf cart rental
was Michael Dalton, 2nd place winner of 2 member
weekend passes +$25 ABATE bucks to spend at the
party was Rena Czoschke, and 3rd place winner of
$25 ABATE bucks to spend at the party was Steve
Panten. Congratulations to the winners and thank
you to everyone who purchased tickets and all the
regions who signed out tickets to sell!
The deadline has been extended for the special
advertising section "ABATE
Supporters". If you or someone you know
would like to advertise here, the cost is $100 and
information with payment must be received with the
state treasurer by March 10, 2017. Establishments
will receive a minimum of 8 months advertising
throughout 2017. The registration sheet is in the
newsletter and can be returned with payment to:
1423 S. 169th Street, New Berlin, WI 53151.
The Summer Hummer cash raffle tickets were
distributed at Officer's Training -- if
your region did not receive tickets, please
contact me and we will arrange for a supply to be
delivered. Each package contains 125 tickets
(stapled in books of five) and should be requested
from the State Treasurer, not the State Office.
Sold and unsold tickets will also be sent to the
State Treasurer by June 10, 2017 or turned in at
the Summer Hummer BEFORE the drawing on June 17
(9pm). Tickets are $5 each or a book of 5 for $20.
Grand Prize is $5,000, 1st prize $2,500, 2nd prize
$1,500, 3rd prize $1,000. Need not be present to
win; winners are responsible for taxes.
It sure feels like spring in my area of the
state … or maybe just wishful thinking? Have a
Thompson, Laurie. "Treasury Report." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Mar. 2017.