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<ul><li><p>1S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p>ABAABAABAABAABATE OF FLORIDTE OF FLORIDTE OF FLORIDTE OF FLORIDTE OF FLORIDAAAAASSSSSOUTHEAST CHAPTEROUTHEAST CHAPTEROUTHEAST CHAPTEROUTHEAST CHAPTEROUTHEAST CHAPTER</p><p>NEW WEB: www.abatese.org HOTLINE: 954.310.INFO (4636)</p><p>NEXTCHAPTERMEETING</p><p>10 AMSunday</p><p>FEb 21,2010</p><p>A MERICANB IKERSA IMINGT OWARDE DUCATION</p><p>LET THOSEWHO RIDE</p><p>DECIDE!</p><p>ISSUE319</p><p>mi</p><p>February 2010</p></li><li><p>2S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p>2 0 02 0 02 0 02 0 02 0 0 99999 B B B B B OOOOOARD OF DIRECTARD OF DIRECTARD OF DIRECTARD OF DIRECTARD OF DIRECTORSORSORSORSORSwww.abatese.org Hot l ine (954)310- INFO (4636)</p><p>Newsletter Distribution Karin Rylands (954)430-0487Legislative Liaison Bob "Old Hippy" Leavitt (954)214-0514</p><p>legislativeabatese@gmail.comLegal Counsel Demetrios Kirkiles (954)463-6500</p><p>Chris Sharp (954)818-4869legalabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Public Relations Marjorie Rheaume (954)818-8638Publicrelationsabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Advertising Hope Lanius (954)415-1758advertisingabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Events Coordinator Shakie Bob (954)437-3642Princess Sharon (954)245-1714eventsabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Social Director Karin Rylands (954)430-0487SocialdirectorAbateSe@gmail.com</p><p>Quartermaster Bob Anz (954)252-9101Quartermasterabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Photographer Brett Gerber (561) 704-2639photographerabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Webmaster "Ricky Mouse" Jans (954) 579-6159webmasterabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Trashmaster Louie"Commander" (305) 297-1651TrashmasterAbateSe@gmail.com</p><p>Chaplain Frank Poppie (305) 331-8000</p><p>President Jim "Jimbo" Sherrow (954)305-1599Presidentabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Vice President Bob "Old Hippy" Leavitt (954) 237-9607VicePresidentabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Secretary Paul Melcer (954)557-1587Secretaryabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Treasurer Alice Calabrese (954)567-5720Treasurerabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Sergeant at Arms "Bars" (954)567-5720sargeantatarmsabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Road Captain Acting Al "Newcomer" Alcevado</p><p>Safety Director Geo Bograkos (954)868-2990Safetyabatese@gmail.com</p><p> State Reps. Jimmy "Les" Lesniak (954)881-6571staterep1abatese@gmail.comChris Sharp (954)818-4869</p><p> Alt Demetrios Kirkiles (954)463-6500Bob "Old Hippy" Leavitt (954) 237-9607</p><p>Products Susan Jordan (754)234-1239productsabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Membership George Torrence (954)385-2837membershipabatese@gmail.com</p><p>Newsletter Editor Suzanne Keen (954)816-8536newsletterabatese@gmail.com</p><p>TTTTTO PLAO PLAO PLAO PLAO PLACE CE CE CE CE ADADADADADVERVERVERVERVERTISEMENTSTISEMENTSTISEMENTSTISEMENTSTISEMENTS</p><p>ABATE of Florida, Inc. www.AbateFlorida.com flabate@bellsouth.net (386)943-9610(voice &amp; fax)</p><p>The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC., or the SoutheastChapter. This publication encourages its members to express their own beliefs and/or opinions. ABATE OF FLORIDA,INC. and the Southeast Chapter accepts no responsibility for the opinions, views, or comments contained in thispublication. Southeast Chapter reserves the right to edit any article submitted for publication for misspellings orinappropriate language.</p><p>You must submit print ready ads or PC compatible disk. Black type on white paper, including business cards,required. Ads and copy must be prepaid to "SE ABATE Chapter" and submitted at or before the chaptermeeting to be included in that issue. Due to limited space all ads must be paid to date or they will be dropped withoutnotification. THE ADVERTISER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COPY AND AD CHANGES. Non-camera readyadvertisements will incur a minimum $25 layout charge and will be billed separately.</p><p>The Southeast Chapter Newsletter is published monthly by ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southeast Chapter, PO BOX292693, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33329-2693 1600+ NEWSLETTERS PUBLISHED MONTHLY</p></li><li><p>3S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p>AAAAAT T E N T I O NT T E N T I O NT T E N T I O NT T E N T I O NT T E N T I O NWhen you renew your ABATEWhen you renew your ABATEWhen you renew your ABATEWhen you renew your ABATEWhen you renew your ABATE</p><p>membership, you may also purchasemembership, you may also purchasemembership, you may also purchasemembership, you may also purchasemembership, you may also purchase</p><p>a yearly membership pin. Shirts anda yearly membership pin. Shirts anda yearly membership pin. Shirts anda yearly membership pin. Shirts anda yearly membership pin. Shirts and</p><p>patches available also .patches available also .patches available also .patches available also .patches available also .</p><p>Call Susan Jordan (754)234-1239for details!!</p><p>Pick up your newsletter here:84 DinerBlue JaysBroward Motor SportsSouthern FoxKelly's BowlHD SouthJP MulligansVin EZ Cycle PartsHD FTLVFW Post 9697Johnny FucifinosKings Head PubBig DawgsDaisy DukesAmerican Legion 321</p><p>Thunder CyclesBoston JohnnysCycleLabBikers Inc.Mastermailer.Players PubOn the road againTexas RoseCrabby JacksMickey'sLukesWetzShanksFirewaterFlossie's</p><p>Keltics MCBeer BarnTop Guns CycleWheels of ManMCHD PompanoHD SunriseBallersFOE- EaglesHD NorthHeaven CyclesLous Tattoos (2shops)DP's on BeachCrotch Rockets toBar Hoppers</p><p>Membership Due Thanks if you have already renewed</p><p>You have 30 days from the last day of your expiration month to renew your membership or bedeleted from the State's List. Also (veryimportant) be sure to notify us of any change of address to continue receiving your newsletter and Masterlink.</p><p>DecDavid BennerSharon BryanRaul GalvisStephen GaudetteJim Giant GorskyMike HagerJean Guy LeatheadJoseph Mc KenzieRobert MerrittKirk MillerRoland PelletierDebbie RubinoMargarite SamselFrank SanchezCarrie StephensFrank TomasekPeggy TruittBeby UphamDebbie TrickWaterburyLaura Weiner</p><p>JanKeith BikesCatch up</p><p>Benny S DanielsSergio DuranLarry Fay MGMGuy Knaak KatfishEtanislao Onorato Goddess of TroubleJim BarkerH Marie BaxterMark BenderChas BrandauSusie Brown Bam-BamKenneth Chamberlain JettRobert ClementsCharles CorsoDave DannoAnthony DenitoPollock MikeJames DessicinoJeff DollardUndeliverable 6 24 09John FerrariDennis Foster</p><p>Jamie FriendRoberto Gonzalez RickP.B. KellyKermitHans LankutisAlvin LindermanTerri MaganScott MarshallJames MassimiaiMark MautnerJoan Y MelcerPaul MelcerJohn MerrickJohn MurthaCarlos Nunez Papa Bear Cradle RobberEdward Petress RainmanRichard RossiJimmy Roti AcePaul SternbergErnest Styar</p><p> Iron DogStacy TaylorGeorge TorrenceIsmael Vaquer</p><p>FebSportster Joe Mama GrizzPatrick J BehanDiana BergChristopher M BrennanMarilyn De MartiniArmando DiazDonald A DyerMatt FerraraDagoberto HernandezSam KeeneyKimberly KimbroughKennyS ScottErnie SchroderJohn SolerScreensCraig WattsDonnie WilliamsSpin Girl</p><p> MarAlfredo AcevedoJulie Ann ClaySteven CohenNancy DayDiego DominguezDebi HorlickKen HorlickPat LewisBig EDLarry MundonRenee ReoliBig JeffThe ProfessorBob AmannRonald Bond SharkeyBarbara J FerryCharles A Goins SrBruno MorettiGino Tassoni DutchLaurel Youngman</p></li><li><p>4S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p>President's MessageJimbo Sherrow</p><p> For the past couple of years, the motorcycling community of South Florida has been lucky inthat there have only been a few attempts to limit our freedom of the road, most notably inDelray Beach a few years back, which tried to pass an unconstitutional local noise ordinancethat was defeated through the efforts of ABATE and other local motorcycle groups. This wasnot the first attempt by a city to keep us off their streets, and a recent press release fromABATE of Florida dated January 14, 2010 shows that the anti-biker crowd is nothing if notcreative when it comes to trying to discriminate against us. Much of the following is takenfrom the press release, which was written by our excellent State PR Director, DaveLockdown Rich, and is posted online at www.abateflorida.com. The City of St. Augustine Florida is one of the oldest cities in the country and a beautiful placeto visit and live. It is also within an hour or so ride from Daytona Beach and many peopleenjoying riding up A1A to visit the City during Bike Week and Biketoberfest, which no doubtproduces lots of income for the local businesses there. If you have ever been to St. Augustine, parking downtown can be very difficult when it iscrowded. To address this issue, in 2005 the city built a parking garage downtown so residentsand visitors had an available parking area to safely park their vehicles. Unless you wereriding a motorcycle of course. Motorcycles were not welcome in the new garage and a large,bright, reflective yellow NO MOTORCYCLES sign was prominently installed at theentrance. I f you rode into town on any motorcycle or scooter, you were banned from safelyparking in this $20 million taxpayer-funded garage. I dont know about you, but this sort ofthing would not give me a welcome feeling if I was on a motorcycle and looking to spendmoney in their town. In an interview with one of the local papers up there, St. Augustines City Manager claimedthat the problem was with the gates that allow ingress/egress from the parking garage, and thatno one intended to discriminate against bikers. He stated in that the engineers who designedthe garages entryways somehow advised against designing gates that would allowmotorcycles to pass through. Yeah right. Although many options offered over the years toreverse this decision, the momentum for the change in policy only came after ABATE ofFloridas Vintage Chapter began this fight in earnest back in November 2009. </p></li><li><p>5S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p> After speaking at the St. Augustine December 14, 2009 City Commissioners Meeting just asour attorney Demetrios Kirkiles did at the Delray Beach meeting a few years ago ABATE ofFlorida Vintage Chapters Public Relation Trustee, J.D. Long, found that two of the CityCommissioners agreed with ABATE of Florida. These Commissioners felt that the publicly-funded garage should be allowing motorcycles in, but there were two more Commissioners andthe Mayor that still needed convincing.</p><p> As part of the discussions, ABATE pointed out that modifying the existing gates was the leastexpensive and seemed to be the most logical method to correct the discrimination. Theadditional revenue from the motorcycles would also pay off the modifications in short time, andthen help the city by providing new income. The problem at hand was accurately summed upby J.D. Long, when he said that if they cant use common sense, then we have to use the law. ABATE of Florida, Inc.s Legal Council, Larry Crow of Tampa, was already preparing a caseshould the City Commissioners vote to continue the ban. Luckily, the lawsuit was not necessary. On January 11, 2010, members from ABATE ofFloridas Vintage, Duval County, Black Creek &amp; Putnam County Chapters, as well as membersof other motorcycle organizations, filled the St. Augustine City Commissioners meetingchamber to show their discontent with the four-year-old discriminatory ban on motorcycles. The St. Augustine City Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of removing the ban andestablishing a dedicated entrance to the garage and a shortened gate at the existing manned exit,so that motorcyclists may now park their bikes safely in downtown St. Augustine. In addition,Chief Operations Officer John Regan suggested in The St. Augustine Report that the citysadvertising should now begin promoting St. Augustine as being a motorcycle-friendly city. </p><p>JimboPresidentABATE SE ChapterMobile Tel # 954-305-1599Email: Jimbo_SE_Abate@live.com</p></li><li><p>6S.E. Chapter Abate of Florida, Inc.</p><p>ABATE of Florida, Southeast ChapterMeeting MinutesJan. 10, 2010</p><p>The meeting was called to order at 10:20am by Sgt @Arms BARS with 44 members, 1 guest, no At-Largemembers in attendance. Total in attendance: 44.Followed by the Pledge of Alliance the meetingstarted with a prayer given by our chaplain; Poppi.</p><p>Presidents ReportJimbo thanked all members for coming especiallywith the cold temperatures and welcomed our newmember David. On a sad note, Vinnie from Vin EZCycles a long time advertiser is in home hospice.Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. OurRoad Captain Chris is progressing. He is awake andeating solid food. Please stop by to see him and sayHello. He is in Broward General Medical CenterRoom 5027. We attended the Blessing of the Bikesand right after the meeting we will be headed to BikerAppreciation Party in thanks for all the hard work atthis years Toy Run. Next Sunday 1/17/10 is ourSemi-Annual Rights Rally which is being held atMickeys. Please come on out and help. We only do 3events a year for ourselves and the moneys raisedsupport our chapter. Jimbo introduced Clive Taylorwho spoke on the upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Clubevent which will be held on 1/30/10 at Frost Park inDania. There will be an Antique Bike Show for allclasses including a Rat Class. This is a great eventwhere you will see the largest gathering of AntiqueMotorcycles in one event. They even have the fullsupport of the Dania Beach Commission for this.They have also provided us with an area to set up ourProducts, Membership Booth and our SafetyProgram. So please come on out. They are supportingour chapter and we need to support them. It is a familyevent so bring the kids. There will be plenty of foodand drink, prices will be reasonable and yes there willbe draft beer. Need I say any more?</p><p>Vice-Presidents ReportOld Hippie was excused as he was called in to work.No report</p><p>Secretarys ReportA motion was made to accept the minutes ofDecembers meeting as printed in the newsletter.Motion seconded, all in favor, motion passed.</p><p>Treasurers ReportAlice read Decembers report. A motion was made,seconded to accept the Treasurers report. All in favor,motion passed.</p><p>Sergeant at Arms ReportBARS reported whenever we go to any MC clubhouseto remember we are invited guests and must abide bytheir rules. Please show respect to our hosts and actaccordingly. On Sat. 1/16/10 we will be loading thetrailer for our event at 10:00 at the warehouse. Pleasestop by and lend a hand. This should take no morethan 30-45 minutes to take care of. A special Thankyou to Jimmy Les who has volunteered his truck topull the trailer.</p><p>Road Captains ReportNewcomer reported all is quiet because of the coldweather. We will be heading to the Biker appreciationparty after todays meeting most likely in cages.</p><p>PLEASE CHECK THE HOTLINE 943-310-4636FOR MEETING PLACE AND TIMES FOR ALLEVENTS.</p><p>Safety Directors ReportGeo reported this years Toy Run exhausted oursupply of safety products and we are having an issuewith getting safety product giveaways from the state.They are totally out of everything that says ABATE onit. No bumper stickers, key chains, wristbands etc.The bumper stickers that are left say Watch forMotorcycles but are brought to you by. FRTP whichstands for Florida Riders Training Program not byABATE of Florida. There are some chapters sitting oninventory. An inventory was requested by the StateSafety Director so those who need safety giveawayscan get them. Ther...</p></li></ul>