Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida April 2015

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  • THE ONLY MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IN THE TRI-COUNTY AREALEGISLATIVE NEWS MSAP INSTRUCTORS COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Lobby & Educate the Government & the General Public to Promote Motorcycling in a Safe & Positive Image

    APRIL 2015 Volume XXXIV, Issue X

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, Inc. SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

  • ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.Southwest Chapter

    PO BOX 60745 Fort Myers, FL 33906southwest.abateflorida.com

    MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONSEE PAGE 4 FOR MEMBERSHIP TRUSTEE INFORMATION

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    _________ FL House _________ FL Senate _________ US Congress District

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    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

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    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

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

    CHAPTER USE

    Dues Paid by Cash Check Money Order

    Mailed Date: Membership Card _________________________

    Copy of By Laws _________________________

    Membership Expiration _________________________

    Make Checks Payable to:ABATE of Florida, Inc.

    Southwest Chapter

  • ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.MISSION STATEMENT

    WHO WE ARE We are a non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life. We lobby and educate the government and the general public to promote motorcycling 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 motorcycle 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 activities. 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 GOALSTo become a powerful and viable political force in legislative 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.

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER MEETING SCHEDULE

    OUR NEXT CHAPTER MEETING WILL BE HELD

    APRIL 12at Crossroads

    MEMBER MATERIAL DEADLINE : 20th of the Month for Editorial

    and Board Approval

    NEW ADVERTISERS OR AD DEADLINE:15 of the month

    IDENTIFICATION STATEMENTSOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER;

    ISSUE DATE: APRIL 2015PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY

    ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906http://southwest.abateflorida.com

    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: Victor Piorkowski | (cell) 239-823-6159

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

    ABATE of Florida, Inc. 2010 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    All Rights ReservedABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter

    do not condone drinking while riding or driving

  • ABATE of Florida, Inc. |Southwest ChapterEXECUTIVE BOARD & TRUSTEES

    PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906-6748Southwest.abateflorida.com

    President -Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 | pior10@yahoo.com

    Vice President - Richard Leon239.728.7100 | Raleon87@hotmail.com

    Secretary - Laurie Hanley239-898-5168 | S_l_hanley@hotmail.com

    Treasurer - Gwynne Hickman239.246.2025 | gwynne.hickman@gmail.com

    Sergeant At Arms - Shayne HanleyS_l_hanley@hotmail.com | 239.560.2565

    Membership Trustee | Lynne Davis 239- 645-7936 | davisdudes@gmail.com

    Public Relations - Gwynne Hickman239.246.2025 | gwynne.hickman@gmail.com

    Legislative Representative- Ken Teddybear Miller239.693.7035 | kennethrmiller@comcast.net

    Safety Director - Frankie Kennedy239.849.9065 | swchief2000@yahoo.com

    State Delegate(s) - Victor Piorkowski , Richard Leon

    Webmaster - Taylor Musburger239.334.1620 | ABATE@Musburger.net

    Chapter Chaplain - Tom Provenzano 239.267.8641 | tprovenz@comcast.net

    Road Captains - Gerry Mangina

    HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MRO*Chapter Meetings held at Six Bends Harley-Davidson

    of Fort Myers 1st Sunday of each month*MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.2012 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter

    All Rights Reserved

    SOUTHWEST CHAPTER PRODUCTS

    CHAPTER PATCH LARGE (MEMBERS ONLY) $25.00

    CHAPTER PATCH SMALL $7.00

    CHAPTER FLAG $25.00

    CHAPTER SHIRTS & MORE ARE AVAILABLE ~ SEE PRODUCTS TRUSTEE FOR INVENTORY

    LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN!!

    The SWFL Chapter of LEATHERNECKSMotorcycle Club Intl., Inc.

    We WelcomeMarine Veterans, FMF Corpsmen

    And Active Duty Men and Women Marines

    If you love riding a motorcycle and want the Brotherhood/Sisterhood. That you had in the Corps,

    then we are what you want!For further information contact

    Rail Road at: 239-321-3298Or visit our website at: www.leathernecks-swfl.com

  • ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of 6/12/14)

    STATE OFFICE: ABATE OF Florida, Inc. PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: same Email:flabate@bellsouth.net PRESIDENT: JAMES"DOC" REICHENBACH PO Box 712, Silver Springs, FL 34489-0712 Phone: (352) 625-6353 Fax: same Email:flabatestatepresident@gmail.com VICE PRESIDENT: DENNIS "MUDDER" RUDOI PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (407) 925-4307 Fax: (407) 699-9748 Email:flabatestatevp@yahoo.com SECRETARY: SHELLY JOHNSTON PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (904) 405-4700 Fax:(386) 943-9610 Email:flabatestatesecretary@gmail.com 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: TJ PAINTER PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (352) 303-8299 Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email:flabatestatesgtatarms@gmail.com PR/COMMUNICATIONS: SARABETH KOHL PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (904) 591-4100 Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email:flabatestatepr@gmail.com

    MASTERLINK EDITOR: C/O STATE OFFICE PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email:flabate@bellsouth.net MEMBERSHIP: GRACE LORD PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (904) 504-6362 Fax:(386) 943-9610 Email:flabatestatemembership@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 Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (727) 945-1112 Fax: (727) 945-9224 Email:crowlaw@tampabay.rr.com WEBMASTER (appointed): Email:flabate@bellsouth.net

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  • Presidents Message

    Hello everyone,

    I want to thank everyone who came out to Ft. Myers Bike Night and to our meeting at Crossroads in Cape Coral. The Freedom Rights Ralley is approaching and Im looking for delegates interested in going. The State Meeting is on Sunday April 19th in Monticello. Monday April 20th, the ride will begin at the Super 8 in Moticello and end at the capitol. Our next Meeting will be on the 12th of April due to the State Meeting on the 19th, and the following weekend is the Leesburg Bike Fest. Regrettably, due to all my health issues, we will not be doing the Bears for Bears Event this May. Now with that said, we will still be collecting bears for the Lee County Sheriff s department. Boxes will be put out in April and I will send an email giving the locations. At our next meeting I will go over the rest of the details. This year has gone by very fast and it is once again time for elections in June. At our next meeting we will be taking nominations for the next board. Due to my on going health issues, I will not be running for President again.

    Ride Safe,

    Victor PiorkowskiSW Chapter PresidentAbate of Florida, Inc.

  • SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

    LIFE MEMBERS

    Keith BakerDarrell Barnett

    Jerry BarnettDenee Bartels

    Scott BlinkChet Butz

    James Burkholder Nora Burkholder

    Don Campbell Frances Cazes Wayne Cerra

    Jonathan ConantTerry Covington

    Audrey CranMaggie Cran

    Rick CranRob Cran

    Robert Cruz CrusanJim CrystalDan Curry

    Ginny DAstiBiffle Davis Lynne Davis

    Mary Dicenzo-PorterAl Diagiaco

    Frank DisommaCindy DoakRandy Eck

    Marius EspeletaBrian Galvin

    Sonny GartrellSteven Goldstein

    Lynnda Gray Larry Gullia

    Bob HallRodney Hollingsworth

    Misti HollingsworthHarry Hoover

    Jeff Hoover Jonathan Hunt

    George HuttmanSusan Red Huttman

    Dan Jackson Cindy CJ Jordan Frankie Kennedy

    John KennedyEd LaCombe Julio Lopez

    Mary Ann Rivera-LopezKD Marlowe

    Russell May Rev.Rea Means

    Don Meredith Jr . Jo Ann Miller

    Kenneth MillerJohn MitchellMoe Moser

    Jim Mozeleski Taylor Musburger

    Carl NelsonTerry Padilla

    Bob PennAsuncsion Peppers

    Richard Peppers

    Victor PiorkowskiKathleen Provenzano

    Rev. Thomas ProvenzanoBill Robinson

    Janet Rolfe Tabitha Rossi

    Roland SalsberryJencye Schmitt Jerry Schmitt

    Bruce Scheiner Juergen Wolfgang

    SchitzerJencye Schmitt Jerry Schmitt

    Elsie SeifDoug SepanakRobert Simon

    Kelly SmithRandall Spivey

    Richard Stergulz Sandy Stergulz

    Grandpa Stewart Lynda Stewart

    Russell SullivanScott TurnerRuth Vorys

    Teresa WebsterD. Payton Wells

    Michael WielandJama Wyatt Steve Wyatt

    To become a Life Member Contact Membership Trustee See information on Page 4

  • VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

    Support Your Chapter @ Events

    SUN MON TUES WED FRI SATTHU

    April 20151 2 3 4

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    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    Ride to Capital

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    State Meeting

    29 30

    Cape Coral Bike Night

    General Meeting @ Crossroads

    10:00am

    Leesburg Bike Fest

    Leesburg Bike Fest

    Mugs N Jugs 11:00am-3:00pm

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    Ad Expires 8.14

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    May 20151 2

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    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

    HARBORFATHOMS

    Cape Harbour6-10 pm

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    Fort MyersBike Night

    29 30

    General Meeting @ Crossroads

    10:00a

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    Mugs N Jugs 11:00am-3:00pm

  • LEGISLATIVE REPORTApril 2015

    Good Morning Freedom Fighters: House Bill 231 has passed its second committee and is now in its third and final committee in the House. Its companion bill, SB 908 was heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday, March 26th. As of this writing I have no news on SB 908. I want to thank all of you who took the time to call or contact the members of these committees. Please keep an eye on your e-mail for updates and contact alerts. Also, please contact your representatives on the Lee County Legislative Delegation and ask them to support HB 231 when it comes up for a vote on the House floor. Then ask your State Senator on the LCLD to support and co-sponsor SB 908 to help get this bill passed in the Florida Senate.This could be a historic year for ABATE of Florida. This could be the year that we finally get a stiffer penalties bill passed. Were this close brothers and sisters. Lets keep this m...