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AUGUST 2010

Volume XLV, Issue II

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• Presidents Message
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• Membership Report
• Safety Report
• Renewals
• Legislative Report
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• Minutes
• NCOM Bytes
• Calendar

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ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. Southwest Chapter
MISSION STATEMENT Meeting Schedule
WHO WE ARE
We are a non-profit organization of motorcycle en-
thusiasts from all walks of life. We lobby and educate
September 26th, 2010
the government and the general public to promote @ 10 a.m. at
motorcycling in a safe and positive image. We en-
deavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of Victory Lane Café
all organizations and individuals that share a similar Located at
interest in preserving our American tradition of FREE-
DOM. We promote motorcycle safety, training, & po- 4150 Hancock Bridge Pkwy.,
litical awareness. We ARE NOT A CLUB OR A GANG. North Fort Myers, FL 33903
We fund our work through toy runs, poker runs,
campouts, and other motorcycle activities. We are 239.995.0340
your neighbors & friends who work, pay taxes, and
get involved with our community. We serve and sup-
port our country and believe in freedom. We use all
legal means to protect our rights without infringing
on the rights of others.
OUR GOALS
To 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 legisla-
tors 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:
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ABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter do not condone Fort Myers, FL 33906
drinking while riding or driving
a long time may remember that we started Victory
President’s Report approximately 9 years ago after the Lazy Flamingo
July 2010 on DelPrado began to slow down after a 4 year
run we got involved with Billi Jo and decided to
From the desk of . . . make it a two part bike night starting at Lazy Fla-
mingo and ending at Victory this was very success-
The Chief ful and we are considering doing something like
that again, many may not be aware but the South-
Hello Everyone, west chapter and Victory Lane Café are responsi-
ble for the longest running bike night in Lee county,
As always I hope this newsletter finds all in good I for one would hate to lose that longevity espe-
health and spirits. cially since we all worked so hard to make it hap-
Along those lines please keep the following mem- pen. This is still all in the works and we do want
bers in your thoughts and prayers, we have many input and suggestions from members as well as
that are not feeling well, Lyn and Rob Assenzio are your support by coming out and attending these
still in the recovery process since last May after bike nights.
being run off the road by a 15 yr old driver with a Our chapter is preparing for our MSAP presenta-
permit. Miss Trudy our past membership director is tions in the high schools if you are available to help
battling an illness currently as well as Ron Berg our please call either myself or our safety director
past safety director and road captain, Kelly’s mom Birdie to help fill this overwhelming schedule, as for
is ill as well as CJ who is still recovering from a re- those members that attended the safety presenta-
cent auto accident, Burn out Bobs bride Marsha tion at DeLand and received your certificate please
was admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart get with us so we can get you into a classroom and
attack, and there are others please keep them in have you do a presentation in order to receive your
your thoughts and prayers. patch.
Well we have decided to try and get a new bike We as a group have a tremendous agenda before
night going at the Paradise Tiki Hut in the Cape, us this year and I am hoping we can get all to con-
many members expressed an interest in moving to tribute your efforts when possible let us continue to
a new location as the festivities at Victory Lane be one of the premier chapters in the state.
Café have dwindled down to a very small support In closing thank you all for your efforts and support
group. This can be attributed to any number of dif- it is not only my pleasure to serve as your president
ferent things such as the economy etc. At this past it is also an honor.
chapter meeting it was discussed and we have a
group that would like to continue the Victory Lane Ride Safe,
venue in hopes that they may be able to rejuvenate
that bike night, anyone that has been on board for Frankie

LOOK TWICE FOR THOSE DRIVERS


WHO DON’T
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ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906

President Frank Kennedy 239.849.9065 swchief2000@yahoo.com


Vice President Wayne Cerra 239.541.8879 tehi@comcast.net
Secretary Ray Walters 239.245.4669 swsecretary44@yahoo.com
Treasurer Shirley Sterling 239.220.2154 java_kitten@yahoo.com
Sergeant At Arms Bob “Burn Out Bob” Penn 239.573.6487 crspenn88@yahoo.com
Assistant Sergeant At Arms Pat Jablonski 203.232.2695 CTCracker@aol.com
Quartermaster Mike “Lion” Sterling 239.220.6816 Lionheart_one@yahoo.com
Assistant Quartermaster Open Position Email Frankie in reference to this position @
swchief2000@yahoo.com
Safety Coordinator Alberta “Birdie” Clark 239.770.0096 abateswsafety@yahoo.com
Safety Coordinator Earl “Smokey” Clark 239.770.0096 abateswsafety@yahoo.com
Legislative Ken “Teddybear” Miller 239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com
State Delegate Earl “Smokey” Clark 239.770.0096 abateswsafety@yahoo.com
State Delegate Richard Mocney 504.232.9702
Alt. State Delegate Frank Kennedy 239.849.9065 swchief2000@yahoo.com
Alt. State Delegate Alberta “Birdie” Clark 239.770.0096 abateswsafety@yahoo.com
Membership Trustee Cindy “CJ” Jordan 239.822.7840 abateswmembership@yahoo.com
Webmaster Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net
Products Cindy “CJ” Jordan 239.822.7840 seajordan@yahoo.com
Advertising Kelly Smith 239.245.4669 swadvertising@yahoo.com
Vendor Kelly Smith 239.245.4669 swadvertising@yahoo.com
Newsletter Editor Barbara L. Bardell 239-822-3272 babsie67@comcast.net
Photographer Taylor Musburger 239.334.1620 ABATE@Musburger.net
PR/Communications Ken “Teddybear” Miller 239.693.7035 km_13219@yahoo.com
Events Vice President Wayne Cerra 239.541.8879 tehi@comcast.net
Chapter Chaplain Tom Provenzano 239.267.8641 tprovenz@comcast.net
Road Captain Robb Rabell 239.458.3136 topgun@embarqmail.com
Road Captain Vic Piorkowski 239.823.6159 pior10@yahoo.com

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Membership Report: James Burkholder Don Meredith Jr.
Nora Burkholder Jo Ann Miller
AUGUST 2010 Don Campbell Kenneth Miller
Welcome New Members: We hope that Frances Cazes Jim Mozeleski
you choose to get involved with this grow-
ing and fun chapter. Wayne Cerra Terry Padilla
Thanks for your renewals: Jonathan Conant Bob Penn
Lois Crusan, James Rosser III, Terry Covington Asuncsion Peppers
Theresa Baker and Keith Baker. Audrey Cran Richard Peppers
Expired and/or Delinquent Members: We Maggie Cran Kathleen Provenzano
encourage you REJOIN or renew with Rick Cran Rev. Thomas Provenzano
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER!!!! Remember
it’s ABATE that fights for the rights of Mo- Rob Cran Bill Robinson
torcyclist! Robert “Cruz” Crusan Janet Rolfe
If you are not receiving your newsletter or Ginny D’Asti Tabitha Rossi
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Your membership expires on the last day
of your Anniversary month…….. Al Diagiaco Jerry Schmitt
Delinquent renewals must be received no Frank Disomma Bruce Scheiner
later than the Chapter meeting of the Cindy Doak Elsie Seif
month following your anniversary date in
order to maintain renewal status otherwise Randy Eck Robert Simon
you will be enrolled as a new member ….. Brian Galvin Kelly Smith
Sonny Gartrell Richard Stergulz
Anyone who would like to recycle his or her
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money PLEASE turn your pins into Mem- Bob Hall Grandpa Stewart
bership……..THANKS Harry Hoover Lynda Stewart
Ride Safe, Ride Often George Huttman Scott Turner
CJ, Membership Trustee Susan “Red” Huttman Ruth Vorys
Dan Jackson Teresa Webster
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER Cindy “CJ” Jordan D. Payton Wells
LIFE MEMBERS Frankie Kennedy Michael Wieland
Keith Baker John Kennedy Jama Wyatt
Darrell Barnett Ed LaCombe Steve Wyatt
Denee Bartels “KD” Marlowe
Scott Blink Russell May
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Safety ■ Safety ■ Safety ■ Safety

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Safety ■ Safety ■ Safety
Hoy you doin’?
Greeting from the Great Sandy South!
The new school year has begun in Lee County. Richie, Smokey and myself taught four
one hour classes at North Fort Myers High School on August 24th. There were 107 drivers
education students educated on motorcycle safety awareness.
We have three more schools scheduled so far and hope to add more. Island Coast High
School students are scheduled on September 2nd and 3rd. Fort Myers High School is
scheduled for September 1st and 7th. Mariner High School is scheduled for September 8th
and 9th.
If anyone would like to attend these classes, please call me @ 770-0096.
Remember to take extra care on the roads during our rainy season.
Teach everyone to CHECK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES!
Nuthin’ but Love,
Birdie and Smokey Clark, Safety Directors

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with homemade chips.
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Loaded Nachos, Fish and Chips or
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I did not meet Hap until 1977, when we pur-
chased our first GoldWing (since that time,
we purchased another four motorcycles from
him). When we've been into his shop, over the
years, I met his racing son, Denny who was a
mechanic. Then, I met his son, Bobby who is
the Service Manager. Daughter Alice who
handles paperwork and has become a motor-
cycle insurance agent, is located inside the
shop. David is married to Alice and is the
Sales Manager. Then, there are at least, two
grandkids (now, fully grown adults) who are
an integral part of the business. If you have
ever walked into Hap's business and met Hap,
he would always ask, "You do ride motorcy-
cles, don't you?"
Even with all the success of family and busi-
ness, Hap knew his need for Jesus to become
his Lord and Savior. So, in 1977, he turned
Dear Fellow ABATE Members,
his heart completely over to Him.
"You Do Ride Motorcycles, Don't You?"
In this day and age, you never know what
On August 16, 2010, an icon of Florida mo- people are going to think of you and you
torcycling passed into eternity, Albert C. never know how people are going to react
"Hap" Poneleit. when you bring up the subject of knowing Je-
Many of you will recognize him as the patri- sus. People can be so overly "touchy-feely"
arch of the Poneleit family and the one who and feel that you have over-stepped the
founded, what was the beginning of Hap's boundaries of political correctness when you
Honda in Sarasota, back in the late 40's. Hap bring up the subject of Jesus, and/or the issue
became famous in Florida for his racing, and of eternal salvation. Many people allow the
even more famous for his racing bikes and the forces of darkness to enter their consciousness
group of riders he attracted to his team. One and allow themselves to become turned off to
thing always noticed, was that his wife, those asking such important questions. Now,
"Bunny," was always with him. And, as his can you imagine people bringing up Jesus and
children grew, they became members of his eternity in their business dealings and/or a
team. As one old timer put it, "His team was place of doing business? Many people would
not only respected, they were feared!" Kathy be out-right scared of losing their jobs and/or
went to school with his children, during the their customers, right? Not, Hap! We've
60's. heard stories of how he would bring people

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into his office and ask the questions. the cross and I receive Him into my heart as
We can just imagine Hap asking the ques- Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus died for
tions, "You do know Jesus, don't you? You do me, He was buried for me, He rose for me,
know where you will spend eternity, don't and He is coming back for me. I open the
you?" door of my life to You. In the name of Jesus...
Amen.
We have a Bible verse for Hap. Romans 1:16
- For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good If you have prayed this for the first time, will
news) of Christ, for it is God's power working you please let us know? Give us a call or
unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal email us to share your experience.
death] to everyone who believes with a per- Blessings,
sonal trust and a confident surrender and firm
reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek Tom and, Kathy
- Amplified Bible
Pastor Tom
Please pray with us... My dear God, the God
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob... I come before (Estero River ABATE Life Member and
You as a sinner and ask forgiveness of my Southwest Chapter Chaplain) and
sins. I repent of those sins and ask that you Kathy (SW ABATE Life Member)-
help me through any temptations so as not to
www.messiahsmessengers.org or
commit them again. I believe that your Son,
the Lord Jesus Christ, paid for those sins on tprovenz@comcast.net 239-267-8641

Southwest
Chapter
Meeting
Schedule
September 26th, 2010
@ 10 a.m. at
Victory Lane Café
Located at
4150 Hancock Bridge Pkwy.,
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
239.995.0340

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THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SER- member of the National Coalition of Motorcy-
VICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists clists board of directors, reported that; “The
(A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Hawg Lakes event has RESCINDED its No-
(NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Rich- Colors Ban -- Score one for our side!!”
ard M. Lester. For more information, call us at 1-(800)
ON-A-BIKE or visit us on our website at www.ON-A-
MYRTLE BEACH SUED AGAIN
BIKE.com.
OVER NOISE LAW
NCOM BIKER NEWSBYTES
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, As Myrtle Beach prepares to adjust some of the
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) 14 ordinances passed in 2008 to quell the May
motorcycle rallies, including their city-wide hel-
RALLY RESCINDS DISCRIMINATORY met law and four other ordinances being invali-
dated by the state’s high court, it faces yet an-
NO-COLORS POLICY other legal challenge that could require even
Following a “Call to Action” issued by the U.S. more changes.
Defenders, a politically active arm of the Con- Some residents and other motorcycle enthusi-
federation of Clubs, a major motorcycle rally in asts are suing the city again, this time hoping
the red hills of Oklahoma has rescinded a “No the Horry County Circuit Court will overturn
Colors” policy that would have prohibited entry the city's noise ordinance.
to anyone wearing a patch, including HOG, Under the final version of the noise ordinance
ABATE and any club. amendment, which gained final approval in
The Hawg Lakes Motorcycle Rally published a March 2009, no vehicles except emergency ve-
no colors policy on their fliers, ads and website hicles can be louder than 89 decibels when
that quickly stirred an uproar across the country, measured from 20 inches away from the ex-
due largely to an e-mail “Call to Action” con- haust pipe, at a 45-degree angle, while the vehi-
ducted by the U.S. Defenders and the Oklahoma cle is idling. Bikers also must have an EPA is-
Confederation of Clubs. sued sticker that state their bike meets federal
Brook "Xman" Bullock, State Secretary of noise reduction laws according to the municipal
ABATE of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Defender ordinance, but not South Carolina state law.
Rep, sent out a nationwide call to action to On June 15th, Virginia-based Aid to Injured
"Please take your money and support to BIKER Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) attorney Tom McGrath
FRIENDLY rallies and events, not 2010 Hawg filed suit in Horry County Circuit Court on be-
Lakes. Pass the Word." According to the e-mail; half of local motel owner William O’Day,
“2R" (ABATE of Oklahoma State Coordinator) Horry County ABATE, and others who feel the
personally talked on the phone with Hawg city overstepped their authority in enacting muf-
Lakes and “the guy in charge said he was abso- fler regulations that conflict with existing state
lutely unwilling to change his policy. ABATE, law.
HOG, BACA, and not any Club, no colors of McGrath's challenge to the city's helmet ordi-
any kind will be allowed.” nance prevailed in the S.C. Supreme Court, with
Mark "Bus" Buskirk, Oklahoma Commander, all five justices unanimously agreeing that the
U.S. Defenders wrote "Hawg Lakes Rally on state has already covered the issue of who has
July 29th will not allow you to wear your club to wear motorcycle helmets and that the city
colors on their property. So we the motorcy- could not make its own rules because there must
cling community need to not go. They are be a uniform traffic code.
stomping on our rights of freedom of speech." The noise ordinance wasn't included in the case
Within days, the Call to Action was called off the high court recently ruled on, he said, be-
when Tiger Mike Revere, ABATE of Oklahoma cause the focus was on the helmet law. "They
Liaison to the OK Confederation of Clubs and were issuing tickets left and right [under the
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER OF ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. PG. 3
helmet law]," he said. "No one we know had “Michigan is the only Great Lakes state with a
gotten a ticket under the noise ordinance. It's mandatory helmet law. Surveys repeatedly
still sitting there, and the city has bought deci- show that an overwhelming majority of motor-
bel meters, so we assume they are planning to cyclists in neighboring states refuse to visit
use them. We felt we shouldn't let the ordinance Michigan because of this law.”
stay on the books." According to a study done by Michigan Con-
McGrath said he felt it best to give the Circuit sultants in Lansing, Michigan is losing millions
Court the first chance to make the decision in of tourism dollars and approximately $1.2 bil-
this case. "Let's see if the judge will follow the lion in overall economic benefit because of this
Supreme Court's opinion," he told the Sun law.
News. So if the House and Senate vote next year to kill
Meanwhile, the city of Myrtle Beach has mailed the helmet law as they have in years past,
out refunds to those who paid fines when they there’s a good chance that a governor's signa-
received tickets for not wearing motorcycle hel- ture, not a veto, will be attached to the measure.
mets. The city repaid nearly $14,000 in fines for
141 tickets it issued when the improper helmet CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION
law was in effect. REINFORCES NHTSA LOBBYING BAN

MICHIGAN’S REJEUVENATED HELMET In response to statements made by NHTSA Ad-


LAW REPEAL EFFORTS ministrator David Strickland that the core com-
ponent of the federal agency’s motorcycle
HB 4747 to repeal the helmet law was passed safety plan is to increase helmet use, five mem-
by the Michigan House of Representatives in bers of Congress have introduced a resolution
March, and now awaits action in the Senate. urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad-
Even though similar legislation has been ap- ministration (NHTSA) to concentrate on motor-
proved by the state legislature the past two ses- cycle crash prevention and rider education in-
sions, only to be vetoed by outgoing Governor stead of lobbying state legislators to enact man-
Jennifer Granholm (D) both times, two out of datory helmet laws.
the three gubernatorial contenders to replace her Introduced on July 1st by U.S. Rep. Jim Sen-
support giving adult motorcyclists freedom of senbrenner (R-WI), H. Res 1498 "supports ef-
choice. forts to retain the ban on the National Highway
Herb Rials who lobbies for ABATE of Michi- Traffic Safety Administration's ability to lobby
gan claims to have the support of every candi- state legislatures using federal tax dollars and
date for governor minus one, he told FOX News urging NHTSA to focus on crash prevention
in Detroit. and rider education".
According to the legislative analysis of HB Since 1996, NHTSA has been prohibited by
4747, proponents of voiding the 40-year old federal law from testifying before state legisla-
helmet law argue it is a civil rights issue. tures in support of helmet laws unless specifi-
"Wearing a helmet, or not wearing one, they cally invited to do so, and H. Res 1498 rein-
say, should be a matter of personal choice and forces Congressional intent.
not a legal mandate." Supporters of repeal legis- COULD A HELMET BE BAD FOR A
lation, which includes ABATE, the Michigan
Confederation of Clubs and both Democratic BIKER’S HEALTH?
gubernatorial hopefuls, also argue that remov- Most countries around the world require motor-
ing the helmet requirement would increase mo-
torcycle traffic in Michigan and thereby stimu- cyclists to wear a crash helmet for their own
late the state's sagging economy. safety, but could it actually be harming their
health and affecting their riding? That is what
“Our outdated helmet law is a barrier to motor-
cycle tourism,” argues ABATE’s Jim Rhoades. academics are investigating in a new research
project.
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A team of Bath University researchers will take Combined sales in North America and Europe
on-road measurements to find how noise is may decline as much as 20% this year, com-
transmitted from a helmet and how it affects the pared with an earlier estimate for a drop of
riders hearing and ability to concentrate. about 10%, he said in an interview from Tokyo.
Dr. Michael Carley of the university’s Depart- The company last year posted its first loss since
ment of Mechanical Engineering said: "The the year ended April 1984 as sales tumbled 45%
noise inside the helmet at the legal speed of 70 in North America and 25% in Europe, though
mph is higher than the legal limit for noise at sales in Asia excluding Japan may exceed a
work - more than enough to cause serious hear- 14% growth forecast, so Yamaha expects to
ing damage. The issue isn't noisy engines or break even this year says Yanagi.
loud exhausts as you may think. The noise is Honda Motor Co., the world's largest motorcy-
simply from the airflow over the helmet. cle maker, said in an April presentation it ex-
"Ear plugs won't help much either as the noise pects its two-wheeler sales in North America
is transferred into the inner ear from the rider's and Europe to drop less than 1% to 385,000
bones. This has been known for 20 years yet units in the fiscal year ending March 31.
little research has been done on the noise and its
effects." AUSTRALIAN POLICE SEEK TO
The laboratory study will be split into two parts; DISMANTLE OUTLAW CLUBS
the first will examine how noise is transmitted
through the whole system of the helmet includ- As police in New South Wales move to have
ing the head. The second part will determine if the Supreme Court declare the Hells Angels
noise reduces performance. MC a “criminal organization” and subject to
Dr. Nigel Holt from the Department of Psychol- new laws that would dismantle the club and dis-
ogy at Bath Spa University said: "It is known allow members from ever associating with one
that noise can affect perception and cognition another, representatives of the United Motorcy-
but, so far, nobody has tried to examine how cle Council met in Sydney recently to discuss
noise in motorcycling affects the performance their response and warn others that the same
of riders." state law could be used against other clubs and
Riding a motorcycle requires great attention and groups in society.
concentration; anything that reduces perform- Authorities announced in early July that the
ance may lead to more accidents. "Hells Angels MC in NSW" would be the first
Dr. Holt added: "This isn't about putting people target of the Crimes (Criminal Organizations
off riding or wearing helmets; it's about finding Control) Act 2009, passed by State Parliament
ways to reduce this damage so that riders can in April last year, which allows the court to de-
have a better riding experience. We hope the
research will provide information which can be clare criminal organizations and control mem-
used in setting standards for helmets and to help bers under orders determined by the court.
improve helmet and motorcycle design." The UMC, comprised of 17 motorcycle clubs --
from rival “bikie gangs” to religious and family
DEBT CRISIS IMPACTS GLOBAL clubs – is raising funds in anticipation of a legal
MOTORCYCLE SALES challenge to the ban. Mark "Ferret" Maroney,
UMC chairman and member of the Vietnam
Yamaha Motor Co., the world's second-largest
motorcycle maker, said sales in North America Veterans MC, said; "These laws are unjust,
and Europe may fall twice as much as forecast, they're unnecessary and they go against the rule
as a spreading debt crisis dampens demand. of law...where people are being discriminated
"From May, there has been a sudden impact against by the clothes they wear and their life-
from the Greek crisis," Chief Executive Officer style."
Hiroyuki Yanagi told the Washington Post. - NCOM BYTES CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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MEETING MINUTES

Secretary’s Report Safety; Frank Kennedy for Birdie Clark


Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Mariner HS, N. FT. Myers HS and IDA safety
Florida, Inc. classes set.
Meeting Date: August 22, 2010 Working on getting into more schools.
Location: Victory Lane Cafe Need volunteers to get certified.
Called to Order: 10:15
24 Members, 0 Non-Members Newsletter: Barbara Bardell:
Adjourned: 12:25 Need help getting Email addresses for newslet-
ter
Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence
Taylor will work on linking the events listed
for our fallen Brothers and Sisters.
on our calendar
President: Frank Kennedy:
Thank you for help and support at the 5 star Products: Cindy Jordan and Jim Rosser
event. Sold a few products at the 5 star event.
Minimal turn-out, we will look into possibly
pre-selling tickets next year. Advertising: Kelly Smith
No report on advertising.
Vice President: Wayne Cerra
Thank you for help and support at the 5 star Legislative: Ken Miller
event. See report
Some income was probably lost by people not
using the front gate. Web Master: Taylor Musburger
We will work on getting a volunteer itinerary Received a new website SOP from the state
next year. office.

Secretary: Ray Walters Good of the order:


Please sign in if you haven’t already. We may set-up a safety booth at the Bikes on
the Bay week, Sept. 25
Treasurer: Shirley Sterling Christmas Run to Sandy Park set for 12/11/10
No report, still learning new position. Cape bike night coming up, need volunteers
Chapter birthday party, Sept. 22nd at the Para-
Membership: Cindy Jordan dise Tiki Hut, 6:30 pm
Report to be posted in newsletter
Motion to adjourn by Babs, seconded by Ga-
tor, accepted
Sgt. at Arms: Bob Penn
Excused absence.
Respectfully submitted,
Quartermaster: Mike Sterling Ray Walters
No report Secretary SW Chapter of ABATE of FL, Inc.

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MISSION STATEMENT ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
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 coopera-
tion and participation of all organizations and individuals that share a similar
interest in preserving our American tra-
dition of FREEDOM. We promote mo-
torcycle 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 oth- SUPPORT YOUR
ers.
CHAPTER EVENTS
OUR GOALS . . .
To become a powerful and viable po-
litical force in legislative matters con-
cerning the motorcyclist.
To promote the safe riding habits with-
out 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 news-
letter to keep all bikers informed in re-
gards to upcoming legislation.
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Thank you
To
Victory Lane
Café
For your
Support
Of
Southwest
Chapter

ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.


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EDITOR’S NOTE:
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Shout
Our Caring Circle will be posted each month.
This month please keep in your thoughts and
Out
prayers the following members and their loved
ones.
From
Ron and Brenda Berg (823-2173), Lyn & Rob frankie
Assenio, Trudy and Robb Rabell (458-3136),
Jim Rosser (283-5301) and Theresa Baker
(549-3409)
Calling on All available Chapter
As to the Black Nail Brigade information, con- Members to assist in Safety Classes.
victed and sentence criminal, Lora Hunt has We can all be Safety Instructors, but it
asked to leave prison for 9 hours on Sundays to takes time to qualify for this title.
attend church services. Really??
Please consider donating your time to
Respectfully, make our roads safer as we educate
Barbara L. Bardell, Newsletter Editor the public on safety!

Also … on Safety but heels resting on top of the pegs like if this was an
easy chair.
After a brief chat with Teddybear, our Chapter’s legis-
OK now, just wait, I’m one of the biggest believers
lative Rep, & doing a little research on current Motor-
cycle laws, I must say that our great State is one of that we have the right to do anything & everything
the most ‘free’ states in regards to motorcycle ridersthat we want or like, as long as it does not break
requirement (& if we don’t watch them closely they criminal law, or hurt others or put others at risk. In fact
will change it). Yet we must & do understand that, I am a Libertarian conservative. So if you wanted to
‘SOMETHINGS’ are better left to common sense… or ride your Bike ‘Nekid’, (& I’ve heard that some DO),
so we say. you have every right to do so. Now I will give the guy
All of us have been to many Biker Events & I’m sure a break, he was wearing EYE PROTECTION for cry-
that you’ve seen all the vendors of Motorcycle ap- ing out loud? Can you imagine? He wasn’t breaking
parel. This is a multi billion dollar a year industry,State Law, but I don’t think he understands that in
dedicated to everything & anything a rider would want ‘Flesh vs Asphalt’… asphalt always wins. I just hope
to wear (or not wear) dedicated specifically to en- he never has to learn that, the hard way.
hance comfort & safety while riding. With that being Well, I know you’ll ( that’s Floridian for ‘you all’)have
said I just wish some one would explain to me, what common sense & know better. Have fun.
‘Common Sense’ told some people, that it is ‘Cool’ to Ride Safe, Ride Free… but most importantly…Ride
ride a ‘Hardtail Chopper’ in Bermuda shorts, a tank often.
top & flip-flops? (wonder if he had Sunscreen?)That’s Rubber Side Down
not to mention having your feet on the ‘Highway Pegs’
in heavy traffic;(what part of ‘Highway’ do you not un- Robb Rabell
derstand), & not just the feet (Flip-Flops) on the pegs (Navy Dad)

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- NCOM BYTES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 (A.I.M.) attorney Wade Eldridge was recently
quoted in a local CBS-4 story investigating
Similar legislation in South Australia has been the controversial attempt to reduce noise
ruled illegal, but is subject to a High Court emissions.
appeal.
Eldridge, who specializes in representing mo-
MACHO MUNICIPALITIES
torcycle riders in accident and insurance law
Think you're a manly man? Maybe...but do cases and who is a rider himself, was quoted
you live in the manliest city? From the re- in the July 23rd interview as saying: “I think it
search experts behind the popular “Best (the Denver loud noise law) was something
Places to Live” studies, the Combos the city council passed that they knew was un-
"America's Manliest Cities" study ranks 50 enforceable,”
major metropolitan areas, using manly criteria and suggested that to fight back “those who
like the number of home improvement stores, receive tickets should demand trials.”
steak houses, pickup trucks and motorcycles
per capita. Though rarely enforced since Eldridge won a
Charlotte took the top spot this year, beating key case against the Denver noise ordinance,
out Nashville as last year's winner. Portland, with only 46 tickets handed out to date, police
Oregon ranked last in this year's study. in Golden citing state law have issued 81
AMERICA'S MANLIEST CITIES: 1. Char- noise violations in the last 6 months. The city
lotte, NC; 2. Columbus, OH; 3. Kansas City, is using a Colorado state statute, C.R.S. 42-4-
MO; 4. Nashville, TN; 5. Baltimore, MD; 6. 225 that requires that vehicles be equipped
Milwaukee, WI; 7. Chicago, IL; 8. Indianapo- with an “adequate” muffler, and outlaws any
lis, IN; 9. Washington, D.C.; 10. Philadelphia, “excessive or unusual” noise. According to
PA. Eldridge, "the law lends itself to arbitrary and
discriminatory enforcement -- the police can
LOUD BIKES LOSE RIGHTS stop you for whatever reason."
Municipalities from coast to coast are giving “The powers that be in the City of Golden
motorcycles the silent treatment, and riders have apparently made a political decision that
rights groups and industry analysts fear that a they don’t want us in their city,” observed El-
wave of ordinances aimed at muffling noisy dridge, adding that; “The police department
bikes will create a confusing patchwork of will continue stopping us, and writing these
laws nationwide and could turn frustrated rid- tickets, until enough people PLEAD NOT
ers away from the $12 billion motorcycle mar- GUILTY AND INSIST ON A TRIAL…
ketplace. when the court is backlogged with these cases,
Laws restricting motorcycle noise have been we will see some official pressure to stop
around for years and come in many forms; them.”
some are against certain types of products
such as a New York City ordinance that sub- In the meantime, further information on fight-
jects riders to a minimum $400 ticket for hav- ing such tickets can be found on the website
ing an exhaust system that can be heard within of the Colorado Confederation of Clubs
200 feet, while others are aimed more at the
intent of the operator such as a Lancaster, (www.colorado-coc.com), of which Eldridge
Penn., ordinance that makes it illegal for rid- serves as legal counsel.
ers to over-rev their engines.
QUOTABLE QUOTE: “The world is a dan-
In Denver, which passed a unique muffler law gerous place, not because of those who do
three years ago that requires EPA labeling to evil, but because of those who look on and do
be displayed on pipes to prevent bikers from
installing louder after-market exhausts, Aid to nothing.”
Injured Motorcyclists Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Scientist, ■
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LEGISLATIVE REPORT sisted his votes on insurance bills have been in the best
September 2010 interest of the state and not for his own benefit.
Burkert has cast Rader as a pawn of the indus-
Good Morning Freedom Fighters: try though Burkert acknowledged in Wednesday's edito-
Democrats and Republicans will select their rial board meeting that he had not called the state Office
nominees for Florida Senate District 27 in the Aug. 24 of Insurance Reform to verify Rader's claims that only
primary. that office can regulate rates.
District 27 stretches from Lee County east to In choosing Burkert and Merchant, we expect
Palm Beach County. Sen. Dave Aronberg, D- that they will seek to serve Southwest Florida's regional
Greenacres, has represented District 27 since 2002, but interests well.
he is leaving midterm to run for Florida attorney general. The winners of these primary elections will face
He has been an effective advocate for South- off in the November general election.
west Florida, which is what we need. Florida's Senate has 40 seats. The Legislature
The News-Press Editorial Board endorses meets for 60 days annually in regular session. Senators
Sharon Merchant in the Republican primary and Pete are elected only by district residents normally for four
Burkert in the Democratic primary. years, but the District 27 seat is for two years because
In both primary races, competing candidates of a special election to replace Sen. Dave Aronberg.
have made serious allegations about opponents' records Senators' primary job is to pass the state
and integrity. budget, but they regularly introduce bills focused on a
In the GOP primary, a big issue is who is the range of issues, such as law enforcement and economic
true fiscal conservative. In the Democratic primary, in- development. The salary is $29,697 per year.
surance issues have dominated. Congratulations to Sharon Merchant. The
Merchant is a small-business owner who still News-Press is the third major paper to endorse her can-
maintains her enterprise on the east coast but has didacy for Senate District 27.
moved to Lehigh Acres. She served as a legislator from Sharon’s Web site is:
1992-2000. http://www.sharonmerchant.com.
She has a deep knowledge of budget issues but E-mail: sharon@sharonmerchant.com.
knows she has to become reacquainted with today's Pete Burkert’s Web site is: http://www.voteforpete.com.
realities. She asserts she will not be a rubber stamp in E-mail: pete@voteforpete.com.
Talahassee. Fiscal concerns are critcal since there is an
estimated $6 billion budget shortfall. Four Republicans seek their party’s nomination
Merchant faces Lizbeth Benacquisto, who for the open seat for Florida House of Representatives,
served on the Wellington City Council from 2002-2010, District 73.
and Michael Lameyer, a corporate relations director. District 73 is in the heart of Lee County and en-
Merchant and Benacquisto have accused each compasses an expanse that includes the City of Fort
other of voting for expanded budgets in their roles in the Myers, Whiskey Creek in south Fort Myers, Suncoast
Legislature and municipal council. Both answer that Estates in North Fort Myers, San Carlos Park, Gateway
population growth caused the increases. and goes all the way east to the Hendry County line.
On the Democratic side, Burkert of Fort Myers is Incumbent Nick Thompson, a two-term Republi-
a retired attorney in private practice who is now a court can, chose not to seek re-election and instead sought
mediator. He brings a willingness to work with Republi- an open Lee County circuit judge post without opposi-
cans - who run the Legislature - to accomplish his tion.
agenda. His successor should be someone knowledge-
His priorities, if elected, are to focus his efforts able about local politics, engaged in the community and
on strengthening the economy, enacting property insur- willing to listen to the entire constituency.
ance reform and protecting the public education system. The News-Press Editorial Board believes Republicans
Insurance reform has been the big topic in the should choose Matt Caldwell in the Aug. 24 GOP pri-
Democratic race. Burkert's opponent is Kevin Rader, a mary election.
state representative and insurance agent, who has in- Caldwell is a certified property appraiser and has ac-
tively participated in local initiatives involving planning,
finance and charting the course for Lee County’s Board; and Deanna Casalino, a Realtor and president of
future. the San Carlos Park Chamber of Commerce.
Those committees include the Lee County Char- These candidates all have tremendous assets.
ter Review Committee, the Smart Growth Committee, Schultz, especially, stood out. Now that he’s no longer a
and the Coalition for Common Sense Government PAC, trooper, he should definitely spend more time getting to
a multipartisan effort to push for the issue of single- know the local political landscape.
member districts to be on the ballot for Lee County vot- The winner of the Aug. 24 primary election will
ers. face Democrat Cole Peacock and tea party candidate
Caldwell is also actively involved in Republican Raul Pantoja Rodriguez in the November general elec-
politics, having served on the Lee County Republican tion.
Executive Committee as a member and vice-chairman. The board will conduct another endorsement
Caldwell is smart and articulate. He considers his process for that race.
priorities preserving constitutional liberties, promoting Florida’s House of Representatives has 120 seats. The
industrial job growth and protecting Florida’s agriculture Legislature meets for 60 days annually in regular session.
industry so the state will not be food insecure. Representatives are elected only by district residents.
On his run, he wrote in a questionnaire for news- Their primary job is to pass the state budget, but they
press.com: “I value highly the ideal of a citizen legislator regularly introduce bills focused on a range of issues,
and believe that many of our problems today are the re- such as, law enforcement and economic development.
sult of allowing a permanent political class to occupy our The salary is $29,697 per year.
highest offices. We face many issues as a community, Matt Caldwell’s Web site is: http://
state, and nation.” www.votecaldwell.org.
Caldwell previously ran unsuccessfully for State E-Mail: matt@votecaldwell.org.
Senate District 27 against incumbent Sen. Dave
Aronberg in 2008. He garnered more votes than From ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Aronberg in Lee and Charlotte counties, but not in the Darrin “Scribe” Brooks
other counties that make up the district, which stretches
from Lee to Palm Beach. See the State Website for more of the legislative informa-
For the District 73 GOP primary, Caldwell faces tion.
John Schultz, a recently retired Florida Highway Patrol
captain and former aide-de-camp to Lt. Gov. Jeff See you in the wind,
Kottkamp; Jason Moon, an administrator for 21st Century ‘TEDDYBEAR’
Oncology and member of the Lee Memorial Hospital

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Chapter
Meeting Schedule REPAIRS
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Southwest Chapter of ABATE of Florida, Inc. Events
Southwest Chapter Birthday Party
Sunday, Septermber 26th, 2010 Southwest Chapter Birthday Party
Details to be determined Sunday, Septermber 25th, 2011
Details to be determined
Christmas Run
Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Christmas Run
Details to be determined Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Annual Chili Cook off and Bike Blessing


Sunday, January 23rd,2011
Location to be determined
Bears for Bears and Safety Awareness
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Details to be determined

5 Star Event July 23rd, 2011 (Tentative)


All 5 SW Florida Chapters host this event.

Our Brothers and Sisters of Estero River Chapter Events


Throttleween October 30th, 2010 Corkscrew Country Store
San Carlos Country Club Christmas for the Kids December 17th, 2010
Halloween Party Sunday before Christmas Holiday
Food Drive Starts September 1st, 2010 2011 Tentative December 22nd
Armchair Quarterback Run
Pilgrim’s Pride/Our Special Family
January 9, 2011
November 21st, 2010
Mullock Creek Marina
Sunday before Thanksgiving
Football Theme/football run
Poker Run, Thanksgiving Dinner
Donations for our Special Family. Legendary Party March 25th-27th, 2011
2011 Tentative November 20th Corkscrew Country Store
Estero River Birthday Party Red White & Blue Bash June 19th, 2011
December 4th, 2010 San Carlos Country Club
First Saturday in December Celebration of incoming/outgoing board/
Members celebrate our birthday poker run
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ABATEof Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
PO BOX 60745 • Fort Myers, FL 33906

ADVERTISING APPLICATION
Name of Business:
__________________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________
Business Phone: _____________________________ Contact: ______________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone:______________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________

Type of Ad: Business Card Quarter Page Half Page Full Page

Duration of Ad: ____________________


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Advertisement Pricing
Business Card Quarter Page Half Page Full Page
6 Months $55.00 $85.00 $145.00 $200.00
12 Months $80.00 $135.00 $245.00 $375.00
Full page 12 month advertisers will receive an additional 2 months FREE.
All advertisers will also receive a one year ABATE of Florida, Inc. membership which
also includes a $4,000.00 accidental death policy.
All artwork must be submitted in PDF or JPEG format.

All advertising MUST be approved by the Southwest Chapter of Abate of Florida, Inc.
For further information please contact: Kelly Smith at: 239-245-4669
or swadvertising@yahoo.com or
Frank Kennedy at: 239-849-9065 swchief2000@yahoo.com
1502 Miramar Street
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(941) 542-1988

Monday Night - Draft Beer & Wing Specials


Tuesday - $1.00 Tacos
Wednesday - Bike Night
Thursday - $8.00 Buckets and 2 for 1 Cocktails All Day & Night
Friday - Live Band & Drink Specials
Saturday & Sunday
10a.m. $1.00 Bloody Mary, Screwdriver & Mimosa
$4.99 BIG Breakfast
Saturday Night - 7pm/ Sunday Night 4:30 pm
Live Band & Drink Specials

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,

Summer 2010 Bike Night Wednesdays


FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS
$4.95 - House or Caesar Salad, Chicken Tenders,
Mozzarella Stix or Hebrew National Hotdog with homemade chips.
$5.95 - Build your own burger Loaded Nachos, Fish and Chips or Chicken Quesadilla.
$6.95 - 10 wings - Hot, Medium, Mild, BBQ, Caribbean Jerk, Sweet Thai or Teriyaki
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PARADISE TIKI HUT, ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. AND SOUTHWEST CHAPTER
DO NOT CONDONE DRINKING ALCOHOL WITH RIDING/DRIVING
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