Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida July 2014

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The July 2014 Newsletter of the Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida

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<ul><li><p> The Only Motorcycle Rights Organization in the Tri-County area </p><p>Legislative News MSAP Instructors Community service </p><p>Lobby &amp; Educate the Government &amp; the General Public to Promote Motorcycling in a Safe &amp; Positive Image </p><p>JULY 2014 Volume XXXIV, Issue I </p><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER Safety Instructors visit local high schools to teach future drivers the </p><p>ABATE of Florida, Inc. Motorcycle Safety &amp; Awareness Program </p><p>Page 35 Page 16 </p></li><li><p> ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter </p><p>PO BOX 60745 Fort Myers, FL 33906 </p><p>southwest.abateflorida.com MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION </p><p>SEE PAGE 4 FOR MEMBERSHIP TRUSTEE INFORMATION </p><p>Southwest Chapter </p><p>Name (Please Print Legibly): ________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________ </p><p>___________________________________________________________________________ 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 </p><p>Please List your voting districts from your Voter Registration Card: </p><p>_________ 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 ________________________ </p><p>Select ONE of the following: </p><p> New/Renewal - Annual Membership Due $20.00 </p><p> Lifetime Membership $ 150.00 </p><p> Transfer Membership to: ______________________________________________________________ </p><p> 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 </p><p>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 </p><p>CHAPTER USE </p><p>Dues Paid by Cash Check Money Order </p><p>Mailed Date: Membership Card _________________________ Make Checks Payable to: </p><p>Copy of By Laws _________________________ ABATE of Florida, Inc. </p><p>Membership Expiration _________________________ Southwest Chapter </p></li><li><p>ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. </p><p>MISSION STATEMENT WHO WE ARE </p><p>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, &amp; 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 &amp; 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. </p><p>OUR GOALS </p><p>To become a powerful and viable political force in legis-lative matters concerning the motorcyclist. </p><p>To promote the safe riding habits without infringing on individual freedoms. </p><p>To motivate the bikers to write letters to their legislators before, during, and after the legislative session. </p><p>To furnish our members with a newsletter to keep all bikers informed in regards to upcoming legislation. </p><p>Disclaimer: </p><p>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. </p><p>Please direct correspondence in reference to this publication to: </p><p>Wayne Cerra (cell) 239-989-3349 </p><p>Donations to ABATE of Florida, Inc. are not deductible for Federal Tax Purposes. ABATE of Florida, Inc. </p><p> 2010 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter All Rights Re-served ABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter do not condone drinking while riding or driving </p><p>IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT </p><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER; ISSUE DATE: JULY 2014 </p><p>PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY </p><p>ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter </p><p>PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906 </p><p>http://southwest.abateflorida.com/ </p><p>PRESENTLY, MEMBER MATERIAL DEADLINE IS THE 20th of the Month for Editorial and Board Approval </p><p>FOR SUBMISSIONS ______________ </p><p>NEW ADVERTISERS OR AD CHANGES MUST </p><p>BE SUBMITTED BY THE </p><p>15TH OF EACH MONTH </p><p>Southwest Chapter Meeting Schedule </p><p>This months Chapter Meeting </p><p>Will be held on </p><p>SUNDAY JUNE 1ST, 2014 </p><p>10 a.m. at </p><p>Harley Davidson of Fort Myers </p><p>Located at 2160 Colonial Dr. </p><p>Fort Myers, FL 33907 </p><p>239-275-4647 </p><p>southwest.abateflorida.com </p><p>NEXT CHAPTER MEETING AUGUST 3RD, 2014 </p><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 3 </p><p>southwest.abateflorida.com </p><p>OUR NEXT CHAPTER </p><p>MEETING WILL BE </p><p>HELD AUG. 3RD, 2014 </p><p>Harley Davidson of Fort Myers </p><p>Located at 2160 Colonial Dr. </p><p>Fort Myers, FL 33907 </p></li><li><p> President Victor Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com </p><p>Vice President Richard Leon 239.728.7100 Raleon87@hotmail.com </p><p>Secretary Treasurer Gwynne Hickman 239.246.2025 Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com </p><p>Sergeant At Arms Shane Harley S_ahanley@yahoo.com 239.560.2565 </p><p>Membership Trustee Lynne Davis 239-770-5085 davisdudes@gmail.com </p><p>Public Relations Gwynne Hickman 239.246.2025 Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com </p><p> Legislative Representative </p><p>Ken Teddybear Miller 239.693.7035 </p><p>km_13219@yahoo.com </p><p>Safety Director Frankie Kennedy </p><p>239.849.9065 swchief2000@yahoo.com </p><p> State Delegate(s) Victor Piorkowski </p><p>Richard Leon </p><p>Webmaster Taylor Musburger </p><p>239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net </p><p>Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano </p><p>239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net </p><p> Road Captains Gerry Mangina </p><p>ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter </p><p>EXECUTIVE BOARD &amp; TRUSTEES PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906-6748 </p><p>Southwest.abateflorida.com </p><p>HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MRO* Chapter Meetings held at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers </p><p>1st Sunday of each month *MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION </p><p>ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. 2012 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter All Rights Reserved </p><p>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 </p></li><li><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 5 </p><p>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-sues, etc. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for 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 copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. </p><p>ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of 6/10/12) Revised 8/28/13 </p><p>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 </p><p> 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 </p></li><li><p>941-743-8883 1252 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 </p><p>LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES </p><p>Ad Expires 8.14 </p><p>Ad Expires 2.14 </p><p>VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME </p><p>Support Your Chapter @ Events </p><p>Ad Expires 9.14 </p></li><li><p>PRESIDENTS </p><p>MESSAGE </p><p>Hello Everyone, June elections are over and I want to thank those who have stepped up to keep the Southwest Chapter moving forward. Thank you for your confidence in me as your President. </p><p>My message will be short,. Leadership Training will be Saturday, July 12th for officers and trustee training. All offi-cers and trustees should attend. Please con-tact Richard Leon, Vice President. Leadership Training Flyer from the State Board is on page 35. </p><p>August 9th Peace River Chapter will be hosting the ABATE of Florida, Inc. State Meeting, see page 19 for flyer. </p><p>The 5 star event is also on august 9th, we need volunteers to help with this event. Please let me or Richard know if you can help thank you. See flyer page 16. </p><p>Victor Piorkowski President Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida , Inc. </p><p>239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com </p><p>AD EXPIRES 6/14 </p></li><li><p>VICE </p><p>PRESIDENTS </p><p>MESSAGE </p><p>I want to start out by saying I am very ex-cited and honored to represent the South West chapter as your new Vice President. Under the new leadership of Victor and the rest of the board I am confident that we will be able to continue where Wayne left off. </p><p>As your VP I want you to know whenever, if ever, you need anything do not hesitate to call me and let me know. I am here at your service. </p><p>This next year is going to be fantastic and with all the great members we have, how could we not have a great time. Thank you. Ride safe! Richard Leon 239.728.7100 Raleon87@hotmail.com </p><p>AD EXPIRES 11/14 </p><p>NEXT CHAPTER MEETING AUGUST 3RD, 2014 </p><p>AUGUST 3rd, 2014 </p></li><li><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 9 </p><p>AUTO SALES </p><p>OWEN GORMAN </p><p>General Manager </p><p>(941) 639-1601 </p><p>Fax (941) 637-9582 </p><p>Cellular (941) 628-0492 </p><p>#1 Used Car Dealer </p><p>in Charlotte </p><p>County for 16 </p><p>years straight . </p><p>A subsidiary of Gene Gorman &amp; Associates, Inc. </p><p>EXPIRES 8/14 </p><p>LOOKING FOR </p><p>A FEW GOOD MEN!! </p><p>The SWFL Chapter of </p><p>LEATHERNECKS Motorcycle Club Intl., Inc. </p><p>We Welcome Marine Veterans, FMF </p><p>Corpsmen And Active Duty Men and Women Marines </p><p>If you love riding a mo-</p><p>torcycle and want the </p><p>Brotherhood/Sisterhood </p><p>That you had in the </p><p>Corps, then we are </p><p>what you want! </p><p>For further information </p><p>contact Rail Road at: </p><p>239-321-3298 </p><p>Or visit our website at: </p><p>www.leathernecks-swfl.com </p><p>AD EXPIRES- TRADE </p><p> Southwest Chapter Products </p><p> CHAPTER PATCH LARGE (MEMBERS ONLY) $25.00 </p><p> CHAPTER PATCH SMALL $7.00 </p><p> CHAPTER FLAG $25.00 CHAPTER SHIRTS &amp; MORE ARE AVAILABLE ~ SEE PRODUCTS TRUSTEE FOR INVENTORY </p></li><li><p> One of the few-in-the-World dedicated </p><p>self-service motorcycle bays </p><p> Use the lift to raise your bike 2 high for </p><p>ease of cleaning </p><p> All cleaning solutions are strictly de-</p><p>signed for motorcycling washing </p><p> Spot Free rinse for a spot free finish </p><p> High &amp; Low pressure rinse cycles </p><p> High pressure air blower for fast drying </p><p> $1 to start </p><p> Cash or major credit cards accepted </p><p> OPEN 24/7 </p><p>Downtowner Motorcycle Wash </p><p>PINE ISLAND ROAD </p><p>Across From Bonefish Grill </p><p>Between Skyline &amp; Chiquita </p><p>1203 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33991 </p><p>239-800-2039 www.DowntownerCarWash.com </p><p> Two Dog Washing Stations </p><p> Cleaned &amp; Sanitized between </p><p>each customers use </p><p>Downtowner Car Wash - Southeast </p><p>1009 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral </p><p>Offers Detailing Presently at Our Del Prado Location </p><p>Call for appointment (239) 772-2277 </p><p>Ad Expires 2.15 </p><p>Downtowner Car Wash </p><p>DOWNTOWNER EXPRESS CAR WASH </p><p>Welcomes Motorcycles </p></li><li><p>SOUTHWEST CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERS </p><p>SOUTHWEST PAGE 11 </p><p>Keith Baker </p><p>Darrell Barnett </p><p>Jerry Barnett </p><p>Denee Bartels </p><p>Scott Blink </p><p>Chet Butz </p><p>James Burkholder </p><p>Nora Burkholder </p><p>Don Campbell </p><p>Frances Cazes </p><p>Wayne Cerra </p><p>Jonathan Conant </p><p>Terry Covington </p><p>Audrey Cran </p><p>Maggie Cran </p><p>Rick Cran </p><p>Rob Cran </p><p>Robert Cruz Crusan </p><p>Jim Crystal </p><p>Dan Curry </p><p>Ginny DAsti </p><p>Biffle Davis </p><p>Lynne Davis </p><p>Mary Dicenzo-Porter </p><p>Al Diagiaco </p><p>Frank Disomma </p><p>Cindy Doak </p><p>Randy Eck </p><p>Marius Espeleta </p><p>Brian Galvin </p><p>Sonny Gartrell </p><p>Steven Goldstein </p><p>Lynnda Gray </p><p>Larry Gullia </p><p>Bob Hall </p><p>Rodney Hollingsworth </p><p>Misti Hollingsworth </p><p>Harry Hoover </p><p>Jeff Hoover </p><p>Jonathan Hunt </p><p>George Huttman </p><p>Susan Red Huttman </p><p>Dan Jackson </p><p>Cindy CJ Jordan </p><p>Frankie Kennedy </p><p>John Kennedy </p><p>Ed LaCombe </p><p>Julio Lopez </p><p>Mary Ann Rivera-Lopez </p><p>KD Marlowe </p><p>Russell May </p><p>Rev.Rea Means </p><p>Don Meredith Jr. </p><p>Jo Ann Miller </p><p>Kenneth Miller </p><p>John Mitchell </p><p>Moe Moser </p><p>Jim Mozeleski </p><p>Taylor Musburger </p><p>Carl Nelson </p><p>Terry Padilla </p><p>Bob Penn </p><p>Asuncsion Peppers </p><p>Richard Peppers </p><p>Victor Piorkowski </p><p>Kathleen Provenzano </p><p>Rev. 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