Hey all count down the days! November 21, The North Coast Chapter of ABATE Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Held at the Astoria Moose Lodge 420 17th in Astoria, across from the Bow Picker. Doors open at 5 pm $10 for Adults. $3 Children 12 and under
Come join us for good food and fun.
This is all to support local food banks
I want ot encourage everyone to renew your membership now before the new year. Take advantage of the rates before they go up. Even if you are not due to expire you can add to your membership at the old rates.
Go to http://www.abateoforegon.net/membership/ and renew online.
2015 Chapter Coordinator
American Motorcyclist Magazine Cover – Steve Garets and Joe Laurance
A recent article about rider education placed TEAM OREGON squarely on the cover of American Motorcyclist – a national motorcyclist rights publication. The article explores the benefits and challenges states face when rider training becomes mandatory, and paints a terrific picture of Oregon’s motorcycle safety program. View or download
a PDF of the article.
Also get more information by visiting Team Oregon web site
A.B.A.T.E. of Oregon
On Saturday Vice-Coordinator South Joe Laurance was elected as the new state coordinator. Joe will take over from Allan Nichols, who has filled the position for the last three years. Allan is moving to Beaumont. Texas.
“I cannot believe it has been almost three years since I have taken office. Where did the time go?”, Allan wrote in a good-bye post to the members. Read here
Joe, a member of the Douglas County chapter, was state vice-coordinator south. After Joe’s election to the top post, “Spanky” was nominated and elected to fill the vice coordinator seat.
Kathy Sahlberg, a member of Jackson County, volunteered and was elected to the membership secretary; filling the vacancy when Veta Holscher resigned.
Other state positions still vacant:
Sargent at Arms East
North Coast ABATE members donated $1,000 to the Clatsop Community Action Food Bank fund Sunday. On hand were (from left) Carl Earl, Laird Adkins, ABATE Coordinator Don Kelly, CCA Food Bank Operations Manager Dustin Martin, Billy Varossa and Bruce Westerlund. This is one of three donations the motorcycle safety group plans to make this year. Martin said the donation was timely because of the mobile produce pantry initiative, which is kicking off now. ( Read more about this at http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/free-fruits-and-vegetables-will-be-available-may/article_aeef9776-c66b-11e3-ba89-001a4bcf887a.html ). NC ABATE is a group of motorcycle riders who enjoy the roads and want to help those in the community. Learn more at northcoastabate.com