Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida April 2014

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  • APRIL 2014 Volume XXXIII, Issue IX

    The Only Motorcycle Rights Organization in the Tri -County area

    Legislative News MSAP Instructors Community service

    SEE PAGE 35 FOR MORE DETAILS

  • ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    PO BOX 60745 Fort Myers, FL 33906

    southwest.abateflorida.com MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

    Southwest Chapter

    Name (Please Print Legibly): ________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code + Four Phone: (Include Area Code) ___________ _______________________________ May we use your phone number for our phone tree? YES NO Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________ Are you a registered Voter? YES NO

    Please List your voting districts from your Voter Registration Card:

    _________ FL House _________ FL Senate _________ US Congress District Name of Chapter you wish to join ___________________________________________________________ If you are a member of more than one chapter, please designate your home chapter ________________________

    Select ONE of the following:

    New/Renewal - Annual Membership Due $20.00

    Lifetime Membership $ 150.00

    Transfer Membership to: ______________________________________________________________

    Change of Address: __________________________________________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________________ Date: __________________ Sponsored by Chapter Member : ____________________________________________________________ Memberships are open to anyone 18 years of age or older All members receive with their paid membership

    a membership card, our bi-monthly Masterlink magazine, Chapter Newsletter, Chapter voting privileges and personal involvement in Statewide legislative actions and their freedom to ride

    CHAPTER USE

    Mailed Date: Membership Card _________________________ Make Checks Payable to:

    Copy of By Laws _________________________ ABATE of Florida, Inc.

    Membership Expiration _________________________ Southwest Chapter

  • ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.

    MISSION STATEMENT WHO WE ARE

    We are a non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusi-asts from all walks of life. We lobby and educate the government and the general public to promote motorcy-cling in a safe and positive image. We endeavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of all organizations and individuals that share a similar interest in preserving our American tradition of FREEDOM. We promote mo-torcycle safety, training, & political awareness. We ARE NOT A CLUB OR A GANG. We fund our work through toy runs, poker runs, campouts, and other motorcycle activi-ties. We are your neighbors & friends who work, pay taxes, and get involved with our community. We serve and support our country and believe in freedom. We use all legal means to protect our rights without infringing on the rights of others.

    OUR GOALS

    To become a powerful and viable political force in legis-lative matters concerning the motorcyclist.

    To promote the safe riding habits without infringing on individual freedoms.

    To motivate the bikers to write letters to their legislators before, during, and after the legislative session.

    To furnish our members with a newsletter to keep all bikers informed in regards to upcoming legislation.

    Disclaimer:

    The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of ABATE of Florida, Inc. and or the Southwest Chapter. This publication allows members to express their beliefs and opinions. ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Southwest Chapter accept no responsibility for the comments, opinions or views contained in this newsletter.

    Please direct correspondence in reference to this publication to:

    Wayne Cerra (cell) 239-989-3349

    Donations to ABATE of Florida, Inc. are not deductible for Federal Tax Purposes. ABATE of Florida, Inc.

    served ABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter do not condone drinking while riding or driving

    IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER; ISSUE DATE: APRIL 2014

    PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY

    ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906

    http://southwest.abateflorida.com/

    PRESENTLY, MEMBER MATERIAL DEADLINE IS THE 20th of the Month for Editorial and Board Approval

    FOR SUBMISSIONS ______________

    NEW ADVERTISERS OR AD CHANGES MUST

    BE SUBMITTED BY THE

    15TH OF EACH MONTH

    Southwest Chapter Meeting Schedule

    This months Chapter Meeting

    Will be held on

    April 6th, 2014 10 a.m.

    at

    Harley Davidson of Fort Myers

    Located at 2160 Colonial Dr.

    Fort Myers, FL 33907

    239-275-4647

    southwest.abateflorida.com

    NEXT CHAPTER MEETING MAY4TH, 2014

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 3

  • President Wayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com

    Vice President Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com

    Secretary Tracy Davis 239.645.7936 forbubblesonly@gmail.com

    Treasurer Jimmie Dennis 239.440.4213 jd@pincherscrabshack.com

    Sergeant At Arms Jaime Goldberg 239-961-4086 jaimegoldberg1114@gmail.com

    Asst. Sergeant At Arms James Brennan

    Membership Trustee Lynne Davis 239-770-5085 davisdudes@gmail.com

    Public Relations Gwynne Hickman 239.246.2025 Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com

    Legislative Representative

    239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com Safety Director Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com Safety Coordinator Robin Reynolds 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com Products Trustee Moe Moser 412.999.3397 ironcitysupplyco@yahoo.com

    Newsletter Editor Barbara Bardell 239.822.3272 Babsie67@comcast.net State Delegate(s) Wayne Cerra Victor Piorkowski Webmaster Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net

    Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano 239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net Road Captains Gerry Mangina Scott Turner Jeff Hoover

    Ride Coordinator Jimmy Soppa

    ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    EXECUTIVE BOARD & TRUSTEES PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906-6748

    Southwest.abateflorida.com

    HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MRO* Chapter Meetings held at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers

    1st Sunday of each month *MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.

    Donation to ABATE of Florida, Inc. are not deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Southwest Chapter Does Not Condone Drinking and Driving or Riding

  • President Wayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com

    Vice President Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com

    Secretary Tracy Davis 239.645.7936 forbubblesonly@gmail.com

    Treasurer Jimmie Dennis 239.440.4213 jd@pincherscrabshack.com

    Sergeant At Arms Jaime Goldberg 239-961-4086 jaimegoldberg1114@gmail.com

    Asst. Sergeant At Arms James Brennan

    Membership Trustee Lynne Davis 239-770-5085 davisdudes@gmail.com

    Public Relations Gwynne Hickman 239.246.2025 Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com

    Legislative Representative

    239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com Safety Director Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com Safety Coordinator Robin Reynolds 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com Products Trustee Moe Moser 412.999.3397 ironcitysupplyco@yahoo.com

    Newsletter Editor Barbara Bardell 239.822.3272 Babsie67@comcast.net State Delegate(s) Wayne Cerra Victor Piorkowski Webmaster Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net

    Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano 239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net Road Captains Gerry Mangina Scott Turner Jeff Hoover

    Ride Coordinator Jimmy Soppa

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 5

    This newsletter may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifi-cally authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political , human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice is-

    in section 107 of the US copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the mate-rial in this newsletter is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use

    obtain permission from the copyright owner.

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of 6/10/12) Revised 8/28/13

    STATE OFFICE: ABATE OF Florida, Inc. PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: Same Email: flabate@bellsouth.net PRESIDENT: DANNY "DOC" FISH PO Box 3615, Milton, FL 32572-3615 Phone: (850) 994-3652 Fax: (850) 995-8517 Email: DFish30775@aol.com VICE PRESIDENT: EMORY GRIFFIS PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: Same Email: emorysflht@yahoo.com SECRETARY: KAREN CARAWAN PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (863) 202-0905 Fax:(386) 943-9610 Email: TREASURER: PATTI NASRALLAH PO Box 16309, Temple Terrace, FL 33687-6309 Phone: (813) 695-9203 Fax: (813) 626-2306 Email: patti.nasrallah@gmail.com SGT-AT-ARMS: DENNIS "MUDDER" RUDOI 2520 Deland FL 32721-2520 Phone: (407) 925-4307 Fax: (407) 699-9748 Email: stsgtatarms@hotmail.com PR/COMMUNICATIONS: RHONDA GRIFFIS PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (407) 412-8381 Fax: Same Email: flabatestatepr@gmail.com

    MASTERLINK EDITOR: BOB von BULOW PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 451-0323 Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email:abateflink@yahoo.com MEMBERSHIP: GRACE LORD PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610 Email: flabatemembership@gmail.com SAFETY PROGRAM (MSAP) DIRECTOR: CHARLIE WENGER PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (954) 650-1420 FAX: (561) 333-6773 Email: flabatemsap@gmail.com LEGISLATIVE TRUSTEE: DARRIN "SCRIBE" BROOKS PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (239) 398-7145 Email: statelegislative@abateflorida.com PRODUCTS TRUSTEE: STEVE "CARETAKER" KNEE PO Box 4372, Milton, FL 32572-4372 Phone: (850)529-4446 Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email: flabatestateproducts@gmail.com LEGAL COUNSEL: LARRY CROW 1247 S. Pinellas Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3719 Phone: (727) 945-1112 Fax: (727) 945-9224 Email: crowlaw@tampabay.rr.com

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  • Hello Brothers and Sisters,

    Looks like the tourist season is winding down and the

    to let down your guard. Soon the rainy season will start. Bikers get no breaks here is Southwest Florida. Snowbirds, tourists, rain and hot temperatures take their tolls. Real bikers are diligent and watch each

    own the road and we all need to give them some room. groups of Riding Clubs with some of the Sport bike Clubs an MC and your favorite MRO have been hav-ing monthly meetings. These groups are sending their Board members, Safety Trustees and Road Captains

    case of charity starts at home. The SW biker commu-nity sees a need to police their own. As a member of ABATE and a Chapter President, I have always thought we should practice what we preach. I give special thanks to Chuck DeBono and the Lost Riders for stepping up and taking charge with what ABATE has been doing for 33 years in Florida. This is pro-

    another Riding Club to step up and command a meet-

    mittee is planning a community awareness ride in May to show support. Stay tuned.

    on March 29th. Even though it was an overcast/rain

    event, attendance was better than event, attendance was better than event, attendance was better than expected. Thank you Biffle and Candi for your support and having the wrecked bike trailer at the event. Speaking of May, May is National Motorcycle Safety month. Our an-nual Bears for Bears is all set for May 17th at Haus of Trikes 10 2pm. Lee County Sheriff Dept. will be on hand to receive the Bears. New stuffed animals only please. Flyers are available.

    June 1st is coming up fast. Time to step it up and get involved with your Chapter. All positions are open and a lot of you have some great ideas. I see many new Board members who can take this to the next level. Please take some time and support YOUR Chapter. State elections will be held the following week and some new and old faces are in the running. If you are interested in stepping up and would like to talk about it, let me know.

    weeks ago. Riding in the rear of the group brought back some memories. Bad ones. People are trying to kill us from every angle. On a stretch of road with 30 bikes stretched out, with little spacing, morons still try to pass, and do. Leaving us bikers vulnerable to a crash. My suggestion when this happens is sim-ple. As we ride we must be aware of our surroundings including our fellow riders. Be aware. If someone is trying to pass, try to signal for a single line formation. Anyone in the group can initiate it, everyone else just needs to be checking those required mirrors. They are not there to check your make up or see how good you look in a bandana. Be the solution, not the result of a problem.

    Ride Safe, Ride Alert,

    Wayne

    3RD TERM AS SOUTHWEST PRESIDENT 4TH TERM SOUTHWEST E-BOARD

    Vice President 2010 SOUTHWEST LIFE MEMBER

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