We are a lot closer to spring this month than we were last month. I can start to see some green at the end of the tunnel.
So... As you may have noticed from the latest Michigan Rider and the ABATE website, we have new board members and new officers. It may take everyone a couple months to get settled in to the routine, but I am sure we will all continue doing what we do best; Motorcycle Awareness and Freedom of the Road. The board and officers work for you the members. We will always have your best interests in the organization because the members are the organization.
You should have or will receive shortly, the raffle tickets that Sherri sends out to the current members. Please, buy the ones sent to you in the mail. If you don’t want to buy any tickets, please be considerate and return them to Sherri. If you do buy tickets, return them to Sherri to the address she provides with the tickets. Thanks for supporting our biggest money maker.
I have Field Meet tickets available. $15.00 per person, $25.00 per couple ‘til May 31st. After May 31st the price goes up to $25.00 a person.
The Pizza and Pop event has been postponed until May. There will be more information coming in the future as to the new date.
The news for this month, Indian Motorcycles makes a profit for the first time since being bought by Polaris in 2011. AMA celebrates their 100th anniversary all thru 2024. The Governor of Ohio signed a Bill which would prohibit any government agency in Ohio from adopting California standards when it comes to emissions.
Its time to start looking for a pro motorcycle candidate in the upcoming primary and state elections. If you find a worthy candidate, offer to help in their campaign. This applies to the federal elections as well. ABATE recently attended a dinner in Hastings to get a feel for some of the candidates running on the federal level. There were twelve ABATE members there from Region’s 8, 5, 12, and 15 which is outstanding in my opinion. If you would like to donate money to a state, or federal candidate, call me and I will tell you how to do it the right way. Just so you know, rumor has it that a helmet bill may be in our future, so it is imperative we get involved and stay focused on what we need to do.
If you are interested in being a riding coach and making decent money doing it, now is the time to contact Vince Consiglio. His contact information is in the Michigan Rider.
Awareness donations are for this month are,Ward Good, Mike Ward, Billy Moffett, Bob Lackie, and Susan Hall. Thanks for your donations!
Welcome to new members, and expired returning members
Resist like its 1776 or live like its 1984.
Metal membership cards.
Life Memberships cards are gold, and regular membership cards are white.
Contact Sally: 734 972-7134
or Eric: 269 435-2058 to place your order.
Have you moved recently??
Do you have new contact info??
Don’t forget to let the ABATE State Secretary know so we can keep your records up to date and you can continue to receive your monthly Michigan Rider and other important info.
Send your updated info to:
ABATE of Michigan State Secretary
ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042-0099