From the Prez:
Congrats to our Bike Raffle winner and to our Bike Raffle Committee. Thanks to Mimi and those in Region 17 for stepping up and for working hard to continue to make the raffle a success. Sherry, with Leroy at her side, are taking over for the Raffle in 2023. Any new and fresh thoughts please send them over to them and good Luck in 2023. The RC and LO meeting will take place October 8. Stay tune for details from the Operation and Legislative officers. That meeting is by invitation only. Seminar dates are solid, the details are in flux at this point. I am sure you all have experienced the increase in costs on everything. We are locating a site for the seminar as we write. Cost of rooms, meeting rooms, food, etc... has gone up. Seminar rooms and reservation information will be available hopefully by October 15. Please save the January dates of 13, 14, and 2023 for the seminar. The annual meeting and voting will be on the 1/15/23.
2020, 2021, have not been good years for Michigan motorcyclists. 2020-151 Fatalities. 791 Suspected serious Injuries. In 2021, 166 all-time high for fatalities, 3,555 motorcyclists involved in 3,163 crashes. 2016 the only year non-helmet riders outnumber helmeted riders 3,294 crashes, 3,733 motorcyclists involved and 141 fatalities. There are no guarantees. Unendorsed riders were a higher percentage in 2020, 2021. I was unable to locate those numbers for 2020 and 2021 but “ASS/U/ME that they were higher because of COVID restrictions. Secretary of State Offices are harder to get in, but if you find the more rural offices, they are actually much Faster. If it didn’t happen to me I wouldn’t believe it. You make an appointment on line, show up 15 minutes early, I was even out of there before my appointment time. I have to give my youngest son Paul, credit for that tip.
Election time is now. Please, VOTE and work your district. I am totally upset with this current election year process. No maps of the current districts is a crime. Again, I thank Regions 18, 14, 13, and 12, for putting up Walberg signs and helping him regain the nod for House Representative. Please get those signs back out for the election. Then I finally heard they want to raise the term years issue. 12 years for both House and Senate. Forget That! No action on our Insurance vote Issue for 2 full Years. Not 1 hearing on our bill. Please Vote NO on increasing time for doing NOTHING. Please take the time to vote in November.
Ride Safe & Free,