Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida August 2015

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The August 2015 Newsletter of the Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida

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  • ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.THE ONLY MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

    LEGISLATIVE NEWS MSAP INSTRUCTORS COMMUNITY SERVICE

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

    AUGUST 2015 Volume XXXVI, Issue XV

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, Inc. SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

    NEXT MEETING : AUGUST 16TH AT JERSEYS SPORT CAF AT 10:30AM

  • 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

    AUGUST 16 at Jerseys Sports Caf at 10:30am

    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 Chapter

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

    MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONSEE PAGE 4 FOR MEMBERSHIP TRUSTEE INFORMATION

    Name (Please Print Legibly): __________________________________________________________________________________

    Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code + Four

    Phone: (Include Area Code) _______________________ Email Address: __________________________________

    May we use your phone number for our phone tree? YES NO

    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

    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. |Southwest ChapterEXECUTIVE BOARD & TRUSTEES

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

    President -Shayne HanleyS_ahanley@yahoo.com | 239.560.2565

    Vice President - Moe Moser412-999-3397 | ironcitysupplyco@yahoo.com

    Secretary - Laurie Hanley239-898-5168 | l_rhanley@yahoo.com

    Treasurer - Heidi Szolga618-616-0870 | love_of_tigers@hotmail.com

    Sergeant At Arms - Bob Rabell thesawguide@yahoo.com | 239.458.3136

    Membership Trustee | Jim Philips 239-209-0016 | phil5224@gmail.com

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

    Legislative Representative- Frank Kennedy239.693.7035 | swchief2000@yahoo.com

    Safety Director - Victor Piorkowski 239-772-3320 | pior10@yahoo.com

    Newsletter - Iva Sokolik ivasokoli@gmail.com

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

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

    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: JOHN MASSOTH 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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