September 2015 - Will County ABATE

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September 2015 - Will County ABATE
September 2015
President
Legislative
Activities
Book Run Flyer
Mark your Calendar
Membership
MOST WANTED
Membership Application
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Will County ABATE, P.O. Box 928
Plainfield, IL 60544, www.willcoabate.org
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President:
Mike Scovel
Labor Day is here already.
Where did summer go? We all
know what that means, Hooters
and Scooters is here! This is the
event that plenty of people look
forward to all year. It’s our biggest event of the year. Hope to
see many of you there. It won’t
be long before the year will be
winding up. Never fear, there’s
still plenty of good weather for
riding left.
As we all know as we get closer
to the end of the year, that means
elections for officer positions is
coming up. Have any of you
thought about helping to make a
difference? I know a few of our
current officers have been doing
their jobs for quite some time. I
know of at least one that is board
and would like to run for a different position. He would like a
“change of scenery”. Brian really does need to step down due to
his health concerns and physical
ability to get around. He has
been a great asset to this organization and I will be sad to see
him go. I am always looking for
new ideas to move the chapter
forward. If you are the same
type of person, step up and get
involved.
One of the events coming up is
the Meeting of the Minds in Milwaukee, WI September 24-27.
This is presented by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and
hosted by Abate of Wisconsin.
This meeting brings a great deal
if information to us as riders and
helps us understand what needs
to be accomplished. If you can
attend, it’s well worth it.
We still have some event coming up and the weather should be
good since the first half of the
riding season was wet, hopefully
the end should be mostly dry. So
come on out and support your
chapter and have some fun. I’m
hoping that next year there will
be fewer events for the different
chapters falling on the same
days so that all of us can attend
instead of having to choose
which one to go to. Wouldn’t
that be great. Cantigny Post will
be having Bike Night the last
Wednesday of every month 59pm so come out for some fun
and food.
Everyone be safe out on the
roads,
Mike
“A society that will trade a little
liberty for a little order will lose
both, and deserve neither”
Thomas Jefferson
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Legislative:
Brian Wendholt
Hey one and all—
Another of our bills has been
signed into law. On August 3rd
Governor
Rauner
signed
HB3944, the Accent Lighting
Bill, into law. It’s now Public
Act 99-0242, and any of you
who have these lights on your
scoots might want to take that
number down just in case you
get stopped for having them on.
The law provides that a motorcycle may be equipped with auxiliary accent lights, including
standard bulb running lights and
light emitting diode pods and
strips, providing the auxiliary
accent lights are not red or white
or oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights. Willco was in the fortunate position of having several
of “our” lawmakers as cosponsors, including Larry Walsh
Jr., Linda Holmes, Pat McGuire
and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
HB3538, our rewritten Poker
Run Bill, was sent to the Governor on July 22nd, and HB4105,
the Blue Dot Tail Light Bill, will
be taken up in the fall session.
Then there’s HJR89, which urges the President to order the EPA
to adhere to congressional intent
and maintain the Renewable
Fuel Standard blending rules in
their current form, even though
there’s no demand for the additional ethanol. The hearing for
this non-binding resolution was
cancelled and the bill was sent
back to the Rules Committee,
which is a good thing.
A few years ago, when our Proceed on Red bill was being debated, State Sen. Dave Syverson
and a few other lawmakers were
looking at the issue of left turn
lanes controlled by green/red
arrows. They noticed that a few
other states replaced those arrows with flashing yellow ones
and signage that reads “Left
Turn Yield to Oncoming Traffic.” This reduced backups at
busy intersections considerably,
so they approached IDOT about
doing this in Illinois. Never ones
for doing things the simple way
when there are so many ways to
waste time, money, and manpower, IDOT implemented a
study of the issue. Well, lo and
behold, when their study was
complete, they reported a 20%
drop in accidents at these test
intersections as well as improved
traffic flow, and decided yes,
these Indiana and Kentucky rednecks and Wisconsin cheeseheads were on to something. So
they decided that no bills needed
to be written to change the Traffic Code, and they would gradually start changing these arrows
out, but only on state highways.
Cities, counties, and townships
are free to also change intersecLeg. con’t on page 6
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Activities:
JoAnne Nudelman
Thanks to everyone who came
out for the Dinner Runs this
summer! I had fun and enjoyed
getting to know other chapter
members. There are no more
Dinners run for this season, but
the fun is not over yet! Hooters
& Scooters is Saturday, September 12th. Registration starts at
10am. KSU at noon. We’ll have
a scenic ride to EJ Karz, Fat
Daddyz and the Silver Slipper in
Ottawa. Ride ends at 6pm. We
also need volunteers to help out
in the morning with registration.
If you’re available to help out,
please come out to the post at
9am. You’ll still be able to go
on the ride!
We’ve got one more month to
finish up our Book Run Books.
Here are a few updates to some
of the stops:
Freakster’s Roadhouse in
Pontiac has closed permanently
 Bonus stop Muddy Waters is
now Harley Corin’s
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Psycho Silo Saloon has a
private event and will be
closed to the public on September 26th
You can check Facebook too for
any changes to the stops.
Well, I can tell the riding season
is winding down because my list
is getting shorter….but here’s
the list of upcoming events:
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Saturday, September 12th –
Hooters & Scooters
Book Run ends October 1st
(Completed books must be
turned in by October 31st)
Sunday, October 11th – 29th
Annual Toy & Food Run
(Dukane Chapter) There are
four registration sites – One
is at Joe’s Bar in Joliet.
Saturday, November 14th –
Book Run Party
Check out Facebook for more
details to all of our upcoming
events!
Ride safe!
JoAnne
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Leg. con’t from page 3
tions that they control if they so
wish. Betcha Chicago and Cook
County won’t take advantage!
In Washington, just before Congress adjourned for their muchneeded month-long recess (hey,
it’s much-needed by us constituents!), the Senate finally passed
a six-year Transportation Bill.
With a bi-partisan majority of
the Senate supporting the bill,
the DRIVE act or Developing a
Reliable and Innovative Vision
for the Economy act (those senators are so clever!), was passed
off the floor by a vote of 65-34.
The good news for us is that it
includes language that would
end the federal funding of motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints as well as defining autocycles as their own class of vehicle, so they can’t blame motorcyclists when the goobers driving these unstable glorified golf
carts start wrecking them. The
bill now moves on to the House
of Representatives where it will
receive attention (and probably a
whole bunch of unrelated
amendments) in the fall.
Brian
Since I can’t ride anymore, you
can find me cruising down the
psycho path!
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information 815-725-4357
[email protected]
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Don’t forget that during the months of October
and November we are having our 2016 officer
nominations.
If you would like to run for any position, please
come to these meetings and have someone
nominate you.
Remember this is your chapter and you can
make a difference.
We need members like you to help grow this
chapter and get the word out about OUR
motorcycle rights. Too many of our Brothers
and Sisters are getting injured or even have
died because of vehicle motorists not paying
attention.
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2015 Will County A.B.A.T.E. Officers
President
Mike
Vice President
John
Secretary
Paul
Treasurer
Joan
Legislative
Brian
Safety & Education
Activities
JoAnne
BOD Repre.
Mad Maxx
Editor
Pat
Membership
Helen
Virginia &
Deb
Merchandise
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[email protected]
815.557.8525
815.342.6928
815.514.7599
815.741.1646
815.725.4357
773.230.0233
630.220.8731
815.258.6113
815.723.6839
815.545.0502
815.557.8750
Public Relations
Pink
[email protected]
815.210.3134
Road Captain
Jackie
[email protected]
815.693.1597
Sgt. At Arms
TC
[email protected]
815.325.4403
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Upcoming Meetings & Events:
September 2, 2015 @ 7:00pm Officers Meeting
September 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm General Meeting
September 12, 2015 HOOTERS & SCOOTER
(Details to follow closer to event)
October 4, 2015 @ 10:00am Officers Meeting
October 4, 2015 @ 12:00pm General Meeting
November 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm Officers Meeting
November 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm General Meeting
November 14, 2015 Book Run Party
(Details to follow closer to event)
December 2, 2015 @ 7:00pm Officers Meeting
December 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm General Meeting
(officer elections)
All are at the Harwood Post (I80 & Larkin)
Dinner Runs for the Summer were great! Sorry you
missed them. Check back next year and maybe you
can attend a dinner run!
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Unsafe roads please go to
Roadhazard.org
or call
800-257-4337
and report it!
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IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
In 2015 we will be discussing discontinuing the printed newsletter. We need to
have a minimum of 200 newsletters mailed to get the bulk rate discount. With the
membership going down as it has over the past couple of years, we are right at 200
newsletters to be mailed every month. If membership continues to go down, we
will not be able to meet that number.
We are looking for input from you, the members that read the newsletter in printed
form.
We need to hear from you to know how many of you actually do appreciate reading the newsletter in printed form. If you still want to receive it after 2015.
Please contact Helen at (815)723-6839 or [email protected] or Pat at (815)
258-6113 or [email protected] . We are going to compile a list of those that
still want to receive a newsletter in the mail.
If you would like to receive notification that the newsletter has been posted to our
website, please go to: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/willcoabate/info sign
up and select that you would like to receive an email from the yahoo group that
the newsletter is now on the Will County ABATE website. You must also email
[email protected] so that she can mark you that you will be receiving the
newsletter online. We will keep you posted on the status as the year goes on.
We have only received about a DOZEN responses from
members who read the newsletter in printed form.
It appears from the responses that not many of you are
actually reading the newsletter and don’t care if we
mail them out or not.
IF YOU WANT THE NEWSLETTER MAILED TO YOU, PLEASE EITHER
CALL OR EMAIL HELEN OR PAT, OTHERWISE THE DECISION TO
STOP MAILING THE NEWSLETTERS HAS BEEN SPOKEN!
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For those of you who do not have an “M” classification on your license,
PLEASE
attend a FREE Motorcycle Rider Safety Training Course. After passing
the course, you will automatically qualify for the “M” classification. If
you already have an “M” classification, there is also an Advanced Rider
Course (ARC) available to sharpen your skills. Course information is
available from the
Illinois Department of Transportation.
They can be reached at
http://www.startseeingmotorcycles.org/Motorcycle_courses.aspx
The regional center for the Will County area can be reached at
1-800-252-3348
or
http://www.mrp.uiuc.edu/
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If your friends are on any of
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the members that we can to
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non-motorcyclist to be aware
of us out on the road so that
we can return safely to our
LOVED ONES.
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09-2015
Plainfield, IL 60544
P.O. Box 928
Will County A.B.A.T.E.
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