Chapter Meetings Date & Location :
Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill
16003 Pacific, Ave. South
Spanaway, WA 98387
Meeting starts at
........... 7:00 PM
First Tuesday of Each Month
Our Chapter Social is the Forth
of Each Month at: 7:00 PM at: ??? Call
253-223-5393 for Next Date and Time
Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill
Posted Oct. 2nd. 2018
ABATE of Washington
For October: Nov: Dec:
our 400+ party came to life. Thank you all for helping us
get here. We had a great day for the ride and Andy picked us
out a good ride. First poker run I have been on that we had
four four-of-a-kind hands congrats to our winners. Big
props to Dolly for cooking a great spaghetti dinner for us
all with a fresh salad and lots of garlic bread. Thank you
Dolly it was very delicious. Thanks to Tamra and the events
committee for their work, props to James and Elaine who
helped Dolly cook, Chris who sold tickets all day, Libbie
who worked all the stops. Iím probably forgetting some of
you but thank you all.
Oct 1st is the first day of the Abate fiscal year. Abate
follows the same October to September calendar for its
business and financials as the federal government.
Oct 6th (Saturday) we will be at the Puyallup Fairgrounds about 6 pm for
Oktoberfest. We have been doing it for about four years as a
group. I know some members have been doing it longer. It is
a fun night for all we usually get a couple of tables for
all of us. Lots of members get there early some come later
but we all have a good time.
Oct 7th (Sunday) we have our biannual road clean up. We have been
cleaning up our section for almost 6 years now. We will meet
up at the Oak Tree in Spanaway early enough so all can have
a good breakfast before cleaning up two miles of road. We
usually get a good turnout of members so it goes by fast.
Then we go to Uncle Sam's for some pizza and beers or soft
drink. We will discuss times at the meeting. Amber has told
me she needs to step down from the road clean up chairperson
position and has suggested that Pete Reeves take over her.
Much appreciation goes to Amber for her dedication to keep
our road clean up going and I look forward to working with
Oct 20th (Saturday) in Ellensburg is our pre-BOD meeting. Every year we
hold a meeting called STEAM for a day. It is where anyone
can come and learn how Abate is run. We hold sessions on all
positions in Abate and let everyone know what is expected
when you get elected to one of these positions.
Oct 21 (Sunday) is the BOD. BOD is Board of Directors meeting where the
coordinators and the state officers get together to discuss
how our organization is doing and how we can make it
better. All are welcome to come but only coordinators are
allowed to talk. Visitors can get permission to talk by
getting permission for their coordinator.
Oct 23rd (4th Tuesday) is our
social location TBA.
Nov 4th (Sunday) is the agenda meeting at
Uncle Sam's at 10 am.
Nov 6th is the next general meeting at Uncle
Samís at 7 pm.
I will ask for a vote to add a new bylaw into effect. I spoke about it at
our September meeting and it appeared to have a lot of
support. I had hoped to vote on it at the October general
meeting but according to our bylaws, it has to be sent out
to members at least 30 days before the meeting and we were
already late due to Septemberís late meeting date.
This is the proposal:
5.4.5 A member that posts negative or
derogatory comments about Spanaway Chapter or ABATE of
Washington on any public forum including social networks,
after having received a written warning about posts shall be subject to
Termination of membership in the Spanaway Chapter of ABATE
Said action shall be taken by the attending members at the
next regularly scheduled Chapter meeting. A termination
vote will be asked, by the board, for termination of Chapter
membership of said member. Chapter membership termination
will require a two-thirds majority vote of those in
attendance. Upon termination of Spanaway Chapter
membership, the member may transfer to another chapter of
ABATE of Washington (including independent chapter) of their
Next month we will put out our toy run boxes in various
bars around town. This is the part of the year where we as
a chapter shine our best. With Santa for seniors in two
locations we make sure our seniors have a Christmas, and our
two half-way houses we make sure our kids have a good
Dec is our bake sale and Christmas party. Our Bake
sale is ALWAYS a big success where anyone can come buy
goodies that our members made so you will not have to bake
for the holidays.
Get ready gang we are still growing and 2019 will be
a great year for the chapter.