Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida June 2014

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

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The Only Motorcycle Rights Organization in the Tri-County area Legislative News MSAP Instructors Community service Lobby & Educate the Government & the General Public to Promote Motorcycling in a Safe & Positive Image JUNE 2014Volume XXXIII, Issue XII PEACE RIVER CAMPGROUNDS 2998 NW Highway 70,Arcadia,Florida SEE PAGE 16 FOR DETAILS Page 35 LEGISLATIVE REPORT PAGE 24 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter PO BOX 60745 Fort Myers, FL33906 southwest.abateflorida.com MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION SEE PAGE 4 FOR MEMBERSHIP TRUSTEE INFORMATION Southwest Chapter Name (Please Print Legibly): ________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ CityStateZip Code + Four Phone: (Include Area Code) __________________________________________ May we use your phone number for our phone tree? YESNO Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________ Are you a registered Voter? YESNO 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 olderAll members receive with their paid membership a membership card, ourbi-monthly Masterlink magazine, Chapter Newsletter, Chapter voting privileges and personal involvement in Statewide legislative actions and their freedom to ride CHAPTER USE Dues Paid by Cash CheckMoney Order Mailed Date: Membership Card_________________________Make Checks Payable to: Copy of By Laws _________________________ ABATEof Florida, Inc. Membership Expiration_________________________Southwest Chapter ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. MISSION STATEMENT WHO WE AREWe are a non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusi-astsfromallwalksoflife.Welobbyandeducatethe government and the general public to promote motorcy-cling in a safe and positive image. We endeavor to enlist thecooperationandparticipationofallorganizations and individuals that share a similar interest in preserving ourAmericantraditionofFREEDOM.Wepromotemo-torcyclesafety,training,&politicalawareness. WeARE NOT A CLUB OR A GANG. We fund our work through toy runs, poker runs, campouts, and other motorcycle activi-ties.Weareyourneighbors&friendswhowork,pay taxes,andgetinvolvedwithourcommunity.Weserve and support our country and believe in freedom. We use alllegalmeanstoprotectourrightswithoutinfringing 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) 239-989-3349Donations 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 Re-served ABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter do not condone drinking while riding or driving IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER;ISSUE DATE: JUNE 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 THE15TH OF EACH MONTH Southwest Chapter Meeting Schedule This months Chapter MeetingWill be held on SUNDAY JUNE 1ST, 2014 10 a.m. at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers Located at2160 Colonial Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33907 239-275-4647 southwest.abateflorida.com NEXT CHAPTER MEETING AUGUST 3RD, 2014 SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 3 PresidentWayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com Vice President Victor Piorkowski239.823.6159pior10@yahoo.com Secretary Tracy Davis 239.645.7936 forbubblesonly@gmail.com TreasurerJimmie 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 Ken Teddybear Miller 239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com Safety Director Victor Piorkowski239.823.6159pior10@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 State Delegate(s) Wayne CerraVictor Piorkowski Webmaster Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net Road Captains Gerry Mangina Scott Turner Jeff Hoover Ride Coordinator Jimmy Soppa Advertising Wayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com 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. 2012 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter All Rights Reserved 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 PresidentWayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com Vice President Victor Piorkowski239.823.6159pior10@yahoo.com Secretary Tracy Davis 239.645.7936 forbubblesonly@gmail.com TreasurerJimmie 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 Ken Teddybear Miller 239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com Safety Director Victor Piorkowski239.823.6159pior10@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 State Delegate(s) Wayne CerraVictor Piorkowski Webmaster Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net Road Captains Gerry Mangina Scott Turner Jeff Hoover Ride Coordinator Jimmy Soppa Advertising Wayne Cerra 239.989.3349 abatesw@gmail.com 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-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. 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) 943-9610Fax: Same Email: flabate@bellsouth.net

PRESIDENT: DANNY "DOC" FISH PO Box 3615, Milton, FL 32572-3615 Phone: (850) 994-3652Fax: (850) 995-8517 Email: DFish30775@aol.com VICE PRESIDENT:EMORY GRIFFISPO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 943-9610Fax: Same Email:emorysflht@yahoo.com

SECRETARY:KAREN CARAWAN PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone:(863) 202-0905Fax:(386) 943-9610 Email:

TREASURER: PATTI NASRALLAH PO Box 16309, Temple Terrace, FL 33687-6309 Phone: (813) 695-9203Fax: (813) 626-2306 Email:patti.nasrallah@gmail.com

SGT-AT-ARMS:DENNIS "MUDDER" RUDOI 2520 Deland FL 32721-2520 Phone: (407) 925-4307Fax: (407) 699-9748 Email:stsgtatarms@hotmail.com

PR/COMMUNICATIONS:RHONDA GRIFFIS PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (407) 412-8381Fax: Same Email: flabatestatepr@gmail.com

MASTERLINK EDITOR: BOB von BULOW PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520 Phone: (386) 451-0323Fax: (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) 398-7145Email: statelegislative@abateflorida.com

PRODUCTS TRUSTEE:STEVE "CARETAKER" KNEE PO Box 4372, Milton, FL 32572-4372 Phone: (850)529-4446Fax: (386) 943-9610 Email:flabatestateproducts@gmail.com

LEGAL COUNSEL:LARRY CROW 1247 S. Pinellas Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3719 Phone: (727) 945-1112Fax: (727) 945-9224 Email: crowlaw@tampabay.rr.com 941-743-8883 1252 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES Ad Expires 8.14 Ad Expires 2.14 VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME Support Your Chapter @ Events Ad Expires 9.14 PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Hello Brothers and Sisters, Thispastmonthwesawaslightdecline intrafficbutnotincrashes.Watchyour back,youreaghostoutthereandnot seen.TheannualBearsforBearswent offwellwithmanydonationscomingin aswellasacouplenewmembers.Id liketothanktheLostRidersfortheir ChapterssupportandtoKristieBrook-shireandtheOrrAgencyaswellasour greathostthisyear,HausofTrikesand Bikes,ThankyouManfredandPaulfor thehospitality.Wehadmanydonations come in and I want to acknowledge Mels DineronPineIslandRdfortheir2full boxesofnotonlystuffedanimalsbut theytookthetimetoattachahandwrit-tenpersonalnote oneveryoneofthem. This is what its about. Spirit, team work. Thank you to all the members who came out and worked the 5 hours in 90 degree heat. Aswemoveforwardintoanotherhot summer some personal decisions had to bemadeandalthoughABATEisinmy heart and spoken often, I need to take a break. I want to thank everyone involved in making the last 5 years with the South-westChapteranamazingjourney.As President for the last 3, I feel the Chapter has moved forward every day. I look for-ward to new faces and new ideas as the Chapter journey continues. Great leader-shipcomesfromgreatpeople.Lessons lived,lessonslearned.AsIrideoutthe nextstretchofroadway,Icanassure you,Illhaveyourback,justasyouve had mine. Ride hard, Ride often but, Ride Safe Wayne 3RD TERM AS SOUTHWEST PRESIDENT 4TH TERM SOUTHWEST E-BOARD Vice President 2010 SOUTHWEST LIFE MEMBER SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 9 One of the few-in-the-World dedicated self-service motorcycle bays Use the lift to raise your bike 2 high for ease of cleaning All cleaning solutions are strictly de-signed for motorcycling washing Spot Free rinse for a spot free finish High & Low pressure rinse cycles High pressure air blower for fast drying $1 to start Cash or major credit cards accepted OPEN 24/7 Downtowner Motorcycle Wash PINE ISLAND ROAD Across From Bonefish Grill Between Skyline & Chiquita 1203 Pine Island Rd.Cape Coral, FL 33991 239-800-2039 www.DowntownerCarWash.comTwo Dog Washing Stations Cleaned & Sanitized between each customers use Downtowner Car Wash - Southeast 1009 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral Offers Detailing Presently at Our Del Prado Location Call for appointment (239) 772-2277 Ad Expires 2.15 Downtowner Car Wash DOWNTOWNER EXPRESS CAR WASH Welcomes Motorcycles SOUTHWEST CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERS Keith Baker Darrell Barnett Denee Bartels Scott Blink Chet ButzJames BurkholderNora Burkholder Don CampbellFrances Cazes Wayne Cerra Jonathan Conant Terry Covington Audrey Cran Maggie CranRick Cran Rob Cran Robert Cruz Crusan Jim Crystal Dan CurryGinny DAsti Biffle Davis Mary Dicenzo-Porter Al Diagiaco Frank Disomma Cindy Doak Randy Eck Marius Espeleta Brian Galvin Sonny Gartrell Steven Goldstein Lynnda GrayLarry Gullia Bob Hall Rodney HollingsworthMisti Hollingsworth Harry Hoover Jeff HooverJonathan HuntGeorge Huttman Susan Red Huttman Dan JacksonCindy CJ Jordan Frankie Kennedy John Kennedy Ed LaCombeJulio Lopez Mary Ann Rivera-Lopez KD MarloweRussell May Rev.Rea Means Don Meredith Jr. Jo Ann MillerKenneth Miller John Mitchell Jim Mozeleski Taylor MusburgerTerry PadillaBob Penn Asuncsion Peppers Richard Peppers Victor Piorkowski Kathleen Provenzano Rev. Thomas Provenzano Bill RobinsonJanet RolfeTabitha Rossi Roland Salsberry Jencye SchmittJerry Schmitt Bruce Scheiner Elsie Seif Robert Simon Kelly Smith Randall Spivey Richard Stergulz Sandy Stergulz Grandpa StewartLynda Stewart Russell Sullivan Scott Turner Ruth Vorys Teresa Webster D. Payton Wells Michael Wieland Jama Wyatt Steve WyattRide your bike and get 15% Discount! Ad Expires 8.14 Keith Baker Darrell Barnett Jerry Barnett Denee Bartels Scott Blink Chet ButzJames BurkholderNora Burkholder Don CampbellFrances Cazes Wayne Cerra Jonathan Conant Terry Covington Audrey Cran Maggie CranRick Cran Rob Cran Robert Cruz Crusan Jim Crystal Dan CurryGinny DAsti Biffle Davis Lynne Davis Mary Dicenzo-Porter Al Diagiaco Frank Disomma Cindy Doak Randy Eck Marius Espeleta Brian Galvin Sonny Gartrell Steven Goldstein Lynnda GrayLarry Gullia Bob Hall Rodney HollingsworthMisti Hollingsworth Harry Hoover Jeff HooverJonathan HuntGeorge Huttman Susan Red Huttman Dan JacksonCindy CJ Jordan Frankie Kennedy John Kennedy...