A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska 2019 General Election for the Board and Officers

 

A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska
2019 General Election
for the
Board and Officers

Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education
P.O. Box 92213 Anchorage, AK  99509-2213

November 13, 2019

Dear A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska Member:

At the bottom of this email are two links.  The first is is a link to download a Meet the Candidates document for you.  The second is a link to download your Ballot for the Election of the new Officers and Board Members for 2 year terms during calendar years 2020 to 2022.

Ballots must be returned by 7:30 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Ballot Completion:
Instructions for mail-in or drop-off of ballots:
After printing and filling out your ballot, place it in an envelope that you provide. Insure that your name and membership number is printed on the outside of the envelope. You will need to have your ballot inside an envelope that you provide whether you choose to mail it in or drop it of at a collection box at one of the listed locations.  You may also bring the ballot in person to the November General Membership meeting to drop it in the ballot box after we confirm your membership there.

Ballot Returns:
You have three options to submit your ballot:

1.     Return the completed Ballot in a member provided addressed envelope to ABATE of Alaska, Inc. The member shall be sure to include their full name and membership number on the outside of a sealed envelope. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure sufficient time to process through the U.S. Postal system.  Ballots received after Election Day will be discarded.  Typically, mail takes several days to process through the system.

2.     Drop the Ballot at one of the designated collection points.  Members will be informed of designated drop points in the ABATE Blast or in the Ballot Cover Letter. If the Ballot is dropped at a collection point, the member shall be sure to include their full name and membership number on the outside of a sealed member provided envelope. These amazing motorcycle retailers, who are also A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska Business Members, have agreed to host A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska Ballot Boxes at their locations to making dropping off your ballots easier.

a.     Team CC in Eagle River

b.     Alaska Leather

c.     AK Cycle Center

d.     House of Harley

e.     The Motorcycle Shop

3.     Vote in person at the November General Membership Meeting.  If the member casts their vote in person, the Vice-President or Designee in coordination with the Membership Coordinator will validate the member’s membership and then place the ballot in the Ballot Box at the meeting.

Members may only submit a single Ballot.  In the event, a member submits more than one Ballot, only the first Ballot received and marked on the Member list shall be counted. Any subsequent Ballots submitted will be discarded.

If someone you know did not get a ballot in the mail they must call or see the membership coordinator with their correct address to receive their ballot or attend the November General Membership meeting. (Membership Coordinator: Ken Coston, 907-350-6861)

Election Day:
The ballot will be removed from any envelope if applicable and placed in the ballot box after your name has been verified as a current member of ABATE of Alaska which qualifies you for casting a vote.

Please note the meeting place and time for elections:

General Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00PM
Location: Guido’s Pizza, 549 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518

BALLOT BOX WILL CLOSE AT 7:30 PM ON November 21, 2019

Meet the Candidates
This year, Alaska Leather has offered to host a “Meet the Candidates” during their “Motorcycle Movie Night”!

The movie is yet to be determined, but many ABATE Candidates will be available to answer questions.
Food is Potluck, so bring a dish to share. They will have the popcorn machine running.
When: This Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: Alaska Leather, 3611 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99503

About The Warren Garrison Award:
Warren Garrison was an outstanding member of ABATE. Though he did not hold an office or board position he was always here with his insight, knowledge and helping hands. Upon his death in1993 ABATE decided to honor him by creating an award in his name. This is ABATE’s highest award and is given to the person or persons that the membership feels has exemplified and promoted ABATE and its volunteer mission to the highest standards for the past year. This award is open to anyone that is a current member of ABATE. Beginning in 2017, the recipient of this award is also presented with a Lifetime Membership in A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska. This is currently the only way to obtain that membership level.

To send us your ballot by US Mail,
please use this address:

A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska, Inc.
P.O. Box 92213
Anchorage, AK 99509-2213

Thank you for being a member and supporting of A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska, Inc!

Please meet your candidates and download your ballot here:

MeetCandidates

Ballot 2019

 

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