Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida September 2015

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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

    SEPTEMBER 2015 Volume XXXVI, Issue XV

    ABATE OF FLORIDA, Inc. SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

    NEXT MEETING : SEPTEMBER 20 AT JERSEYS SPORT CAF AT 10:30AM

    HAPPY 35 BIRTHDAY ABATE OF FLORIDA, 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

    SEPTEMBER 20 at Jerseys Sports Caf at 10:30am

    MEMBER MATERIAL DEADLINE : 25th of the Month for Editorial

    and Board Approval

    NEW ADVERTISERS OR AD DEADLINE:15th of the month

    IDENTIFICATION STATEMENTSOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER;

    ISSUE DATE: SEPTMBER 2015 PUBLISHED 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: Shayne Hanley | (cell) 239-560-2565

    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 - Robb Rabell thesawguide@yahoo.com | 239.458.3136

    Membership Trustee | Victor Piorkowski 239-772-3320 | pior10@yahoo.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 Jerseys Sport Cafe

    of Fort Myers 3rd 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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  • Presidents Message

    Hello Everyone!

    These past couple of months has sure taught me a lot. As the song goes: Do this, dont do that, cant you read the sign comes to mind. As we are all working together and getting involved it makes it easier every day.

    Getting involved is important for all of us especially with our Veterans Ride and Bike Nights coming up. The more the merrier, in my book, will get our message out there.

    Dont forget, October is the Avon Park Event! There will be music, food, biker games, and even things for the kiddos. It is gearing up to be a great event for bikers and families!

    Anyone who would like to help out and volunteer, just sign up, information for all this will be in our newsletter. As always, if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns please call or email me.

    Be Careful and Ride Safe,

    Shayne HanleySW Chapter PresidentAbate of Florida, Inc.

    OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 20TH,

    10:30AM AT JERSEYS SPORTS CAF, 13971 N CLEVELAND AVE, FT. MYERS ON THE CORNER OF

    PONDELLA AND 41

  • Vice-Presidents MessageGreetings Southwest Chapter. Here are some random thoughts from a random mind:

    Plans are under way for our Veterans Christmas Ride. A committee has been formed and were hopeful of making this a very successful event. Save the date Sunday December 20th. If youre interested in serving on the committee or helping out the day of the ride, please contact me.Been a while since youve been to a Chapter meeting? Please come to our next meeting on Sunday, September 20th starting at 10:30 a.m. at Jerseys Sports Caf (Pondella and 41). This is your Chapter. Your officers put in many hours for the Chapter and seeing a good meeting turnout makes it all worthwhile. Another random thought: I own a 6x10 open trailer with a wheel chock. If any Chapter member needs the use of a trailer to move a motorcycle (or anything else), I am willing to lend it out. Just dont ask to use my truck! There will be no charge but of course, a 12-pack of Budweiser cans is always a nice gesture. (Note: Trailer takes a 2 ball and has a four-flat plug for the lights.)

    Ride Free Ride Safely,Moe

  • SOUTHWEST CHAPTER

    LIFE MEMBERSKeith Baker

    Darrell BarnettJerry BarnettDenee Bartels

    Scott BlinkChet Budz

    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 Piorkowski

    Kathleen Provenzano Rev. Thomas Provenzano

    Bill Robinson

    Janet Rolfe Tabitha Rossi

    Roland SalsberryJencye Schmitt Jerry Schmitt

    Bruce Scheiner Juergen Wolfgang Schitzer

    Jencye 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

    Karl Bartling IIIKarl BartlingRoger Smith

    Frank E. RhorerBill BarberKim Adair

    Jeffery FielderJay Montpetit

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

  • VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

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    Happy 35 Birthday Abate of Florida

    Southwest Chapter

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