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WORDS FROM THE PREZ
April 2015
Volume 24
Issue 4
Reminder: 1st road cleanup is April 12th meet at 10:00
a.m. at the Cherry Valley Restaurant located at 216 E
State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
WORDS FROM THE PREZ
The weather has finally begun to break. Finally been out riding have
been seeing a lot of bikes out there. Remember Safety First even during
the summer months cars don’t watch for us and with the weather just
changing they are not going to be looking for sure.
Thanks to Ed & Juanita Triplett for going to down state for Legislative
Day and taking to the ones that matter the most when it comes to laws
being passed.
Thank you to Don Boyd for stepping up and filing the State Board
Representative position.
All positions are now filled.
Rocky’s breakfast was a big hit and we have an awesome turnout even
sold out of food.
Let’s continue to bring in those new members and the ones that have
not renewed. Continue to spread the word of what we stand for.
Have not said this enough all the officers are new an excellent job keep
up the great work. Let’s continue to work together and make this
chapter all it can be.
We have some good events coming up hope to see a good turnout at
them all remember they are to help support A.B.A.T.E. as a whole.
Continue the great work at bringing in advertising to the newsletter.
Remember to mention you saw their ad in the newsletter when visiting or
calling them.
Please remember to represent A.B.A.T.E. in a positive manner when
talking to others.
RIDE SMART!!!!!! BE SAFE!!!!!!
President
Mike Brush
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March Meeting Minutes
Chapter Meeting Minutes
Guest speaker - George from Freeport Chapter is extending an invitation
to our chapter members to participate in their Casino Trip. It is $13
each, March 28th. Sandy at Freeport invites us to their Burger &
Bowling night on April 28th, and their Bark at the Moon ride on July
25th.
Last month's minutes were approved.
Officer Reports
President~ Reminder to sign in
Secretary report - waived
V.P. - waived
State Board Rep - State Coordinator Ryan Hubbard would like to see a
committee of chapter members formed to focus on new ideas for boosting
membership. He also reminds us to be aware of how our behavior
reflects on ABATE. We need to work on communicating and being
respectful.
Treasurer ~ gave monthly beginning and ending balances.
Legislative - See report
Membership - See report
Safety & Education - See report
Newsletter & Media - We have some new advertisers, like Mike's
Roadhouse and Jimee Z's.
Products - See report
Road Cleanup - Before the April chapter meeting, we will be cleaning up
Mill Road. Let's have a good turnout to help as spring is usually the
accumulation of lots of winter discards. Meet at Cherry Valley
Restaurant about 10 a.m.
Activities - Bunny Hop is coming up on April 11th, and the Gonzo Blood
Drive is April 18th.
Webmaster - See report
New business~ we have the Awareness Parade coming up on May 16th.
At the State level, the Awareness Rally has been changed to April 26th
due to the 150th Commemorative Service for Abraham Lincoln; Obama
will be attending that, and our Rally wasn't going to get much attention
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on the regular weekend. So the April BOD meeting has been changed to
April 25th to try to accommodate those who will want to attend both, so
they won't need to journey to Springfield two weekends in a row. Also,
the newsletter will be altered on the website, to give officer names
without putting phone numbers on the internet.
~Motion to adjourn Chapter Meeting carried.
Secretary
Bev Husen
State Board Report
Ryan Hubbard, State Coordinator, would like to see a committee of
chapter members formed, to focus on new ideas for increasing
membership. Also, he reminds us to be aware that how we present
ourselves reflects on A.B.A.T.E. Right now, we have a good reputation for
our ability to:
a) Get things done
b) Provide Safety and Ed classes in the community
c) Focus on motorcyclists rights
We need to work on communicating and being respectful.
Legislative Officer Bob Myers and others were to meet with Illinois's new
governor, Governor Rauner. Hopefully, putting faces on the issues of
motorcycles rights helps him in keeping balance in budget cutting
efforts.
The Awareness Rally has been changed to April 26th, due to the 150th
commemorative service for Abraham Lincoln. The April State Board of
Director's meeting is changed to April 25th to ease travel arrangements
for those attending both.
The State Party starts June 25th. Gates open at noon; the party ends
and gates close on the following Sunday at noon.
Public Relations is looking for Proclamations, and asks chapters to
include their chapter name.
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The Midwest Motorcycle Expo will be April 17th and 18th in O'Fallon,
Illinois. A lot of custom bike builders will be there, and it should be a
good time.
Dukane Chapter has submitted a Bylaw review to allow children of
A.B.A.T.E. members in good standing to be allowed a non-voting
membership. A show of hands of our chapter indicates general support
for this initiative. It is hoped to increase awareness in our youth.
Bev Husen
Products
We now have a new silk screener, TShirtz Etc. Well, not really new, KVA
has worked with them in the past. We have some new shirt designs and
women's "booty" shorts hopefully coming soon. If anyone has suggestions
for new designs or new products please let us know. See new designs in
the following pages of newsletter.
Tina and Dave
Webmaster
Hello KVA, How about this weather, Fantastic! As I stated at the chapter
meeting I would like a group of people to be models for a live shoot of our
products. We can make this a fun event in the next month or so. I will
post the photos on the website as well as Facebook. Might help sell
chapter gear as well as have some fun doing it. I will let everyone know a
week or two in advance. We can use the park or some other location.
Let’s have fun! The photo contest will be happening again this year. Just
the number of times I change the photo on the front page of the website.
Will start sometime next month. A free membership or 26 dollars toward
any KVA product to the winner! Let’s Ride!!!!!!!!
Kurt
Newsletter
Always looking for more advertisement in our newsletter. Please
remember to mention you see the ad in the newsletter when visiting or
talking to one our advertisers. Thank you to all who have help to get an
ad in the newsletter I could not do it without you.
Cathy Davenport
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Kishwaukee Valley Chapter, ABATE of IL
Legislative Report, March 2015
LOCALLY – The next election is April 7th for villages, cities and school
boards. One race is personal to me; Rock Valley College Trustee. 3 seats
are up for election; 2 for full 6 year terms and 1 for a 2 year term due to a
trustee resigning late last year. My wife Kathy is completing her 2nd 6 year
term and is running for re-election to the 2 year term. There is one other
person running for that seat, so we’d appreciate any and all support as well
as your vote.
SPRINGFIELD - Governor Rauner was in Rockford at the Prairie St.
Brewing Co. on March 5th to make his case for budget reform, job creation
and economic growth. In addition to freezing nonessential spending,
including capital projects like bringing Amtrak to Rockford, he’s proposed a
shift of money from the State’s numerous dedicated special funds (like our
Safety & Ed Fund and Off Highway Vehicle Fund) to the General Fund to
help cover the $1.6 billion deficit that was built into the current budget by
the previous administration. Such a shift will have to pass both houses of
the General Assembly. General Fund money is already running out for
daycare providers and prison guards without new money from somewhere
else.
OPPOSE BILL RESTICTING ACCESS TO 23 MILLION ACRES – Last month
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 996, the National Rockies
Ecosystem Protection Act to inappropriately designate 23 million acres in
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming as federally protected
Wilderness, making the land off-limits to off-highway-vehicle riders. The bill’s
current sponsor and cosponsors do not represent any citizens in the affected
areas. In fact, the bill’s sponsor represents residents of New York City. The
motorcycling community must remain vigilant and stop H.R. 996 in its tracks.
This bill already has 31 cosponsors in the U.S. House.
ANTI-PROFILING BILL INTRODUCED IN CALIFORNIA
Legislation aimed to curb anti-biker profiling has been introduced in California.
Citing anecdotal evidence that Golden State motorcyclists tend to get pulled
over unjustly, Assemblyman Ken Cooley authored a bi-partisan bill that would
have police officers undergo training emphasizing that profiling of motorcycle
riders is prohibited.
The measure seeks “to ensure that anyone entering law enforcement in
California knows the ground rules to apply the law fairly without regard for
irrelevant factors of, ‘I’m on a bike’ or they’re dressed a certain way,” Cooley
said, adding that “it is an important issue of people being secure in their
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persons and the administration of traffic laws.” The bill would add a section to
the Penal Code, requiring the Commission on Peace Officer Standards And
Training to ensure that the profiling of motorcycle riders is addressed in the
course of basic law enforcement training and offered to law enforcement
officers in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling,” according to
the Legislative Counsel’s Digest.
TEXAS LEGISLATION WOULD ALLOW RIDERS TO LANE SPLIT IF
HELMETED
One of the latest proposals by some Texas lawmakers to help alleviate traffic
congestion is to legalize lane splitting. Lane splitting (or lane sharing, or
“filtering”) allows motorcyclists to pass vehicles by riding in-between lanes of
traffic. According to House Bill 813, motorcycle riders would be allowed to ride
between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction, if traffic is traveling 20
mph or slower, and if the motorcyclist is not traveling more than 5 mph faster
than other traffic. Lane splitting would be prohibited in school zones and in
areas where the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less. However, the bill would
also require that riders and passengers must wear helmets. The companion
Senate Bill 442, does not include the helmet provision, but lane splitting would
be restricted to controlled-access highways.
ILLINOIS MEASURE WOULD ADD MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TO DRIVER’S ED
An Illinois lawmaker introduced an amendment to the driver’s education act in
the Illinois School Code to require that all behind the wheel instruction include
lessons on motorcycle safety and awareness “to ensure students understand
their surroundings when operating a motor vehicle.”
ARIZONA MAY DUMP HANDLE BAR HEIGHT LAW - Arizona has a bill
running to eliminate their handle bar height law completely, and motorcycle
organizations are asking riders from neighboring states and those who visit the
Grand Canyon State to contact Arizona legislators to support House Bill 2345,
which recently breezed through the House rules committee. The bi-partisan
measure would also eliminate the requirement for motorcycles to be equipped
with handrails for passengers. In addition, Arizona bikers are fighting a similar
“pay-to-play” bill as in New Mexico, as House Bill 2607 seeks to require use of
a helmet for all motorcyclists unless the rider pays a fee for exemption (amount
to be determined), or face a $500 fine for non-compliance.
U.S. MOTORCYCLE SALES CONTINUE UPWARD TREND
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports motorcycle sales increased 3.8%
for 2014. A total of 483,526 motorcycles were sold during the calendar year,
an increase of 17,743 units over 2013. Off-Highway motorcycles registered the
highest percentage year-over-year growth at 10.9%, with the On-Highway and
Dual segments tallying 3.0 and 3.6% respectively. Scooter sales were the only
two-wheeled segment to decline last year, down 3.5%. Meanwhile, ATV sales
showed a steady 0.5% rate of growth.
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The 2014 motorcycle sales total marks the fourth consecutive year of modest
growth since the market bottomed out in 2010 at 439,678 units sold. Annual
motorcycles sales have since increased by 440,899 (2011), 452,386 (2012) and
465,783 (2013) to its current 483,526 total. This gradual recovery follows the
dramatic decline of the motorcycle market during the recession, when annual
motorcycle sales plummeted from 879,910 in 2008 to 520,502 in 2009.
QUOTABLE QUOTE: "Helping each other out - that's America."
~former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (1974-2013), author of "American Sniper"
LEARN TO RIDE/BRUSH UP ON SKILLS
Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project Division of
Continuing Education DeKalb, IL 60115-2854 800-892-9607 815-7531683 http://www.outreach.niu.edu/mcycle/
Registration is now open. http://www.mrp.uiuc.edu/
LEGISLATIVE DAY REPORT
March
was Legislative Day. Ed and Juanita Triplett attended for our
chapter and a huge thank you to them for attending.
4th
The following bills were mentioned while visiting
HB3538 – Poker Run - they are working to reword the Poker run
guidelines to be more clear and easier to understand.
HB3626 - GRP INS-FINANCIAL INCENTIVE – amend vehicle code so if
you run someone off the road you are liable for the outcome.
HB3944 – Accent lighting for bikes to be seen better
HB4105 – Veh CD blue dot tail lights - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Provides that motorcycles may be equipped with a blue light or lights
located on the rear of the motorcycle as a part of the motorcycle's rear
stop lamp or lamps.
Opposing bill SB1948 use of E85 fuel.
They talked to Senators Syverson & Stadelman they wished to see the
following Representatives Cabello, Wallace and Sosnowski but were only
able to see Wallace and Sosnowski.
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FOR SALE BY ABATE MEMBERS
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NEW DESIGNS
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
1993 Pontiac Firebird
One owner
113,000 miles
Black
$3995.00 obo
1996 RV
30’ long sleeps 6 sides open
Hormel
$6500.00
Carlos 779-771-0841
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April Birthdays
David Bennet Lori Cook
Richard Dahl Heidi Erickson
Michael Galligan Marvin Hay
Terry Hollaway Roxanne Horn
Rachel Lieber Jonathon Olson
Joshua Reimer Melinda Steffa
Lucien Stidham Ed Triplett
James VanDuyn Damien Veitch
Memberships up for renewal:
Janet Almberg Sean Betts Mike Brush
Paul Dredske Mary Beth Banks
Cathy Davenport Rhonda Dunham
Mike & Jody Comb Terry & Beverly Gade
Jennifer Geiger Pete Gwizdala
Alan Perkins Steve Miller
Randy & Debbie Huckabee
Emile McCormack William Myers
Mary Poirier Thomas Ryder
Dan & Laurie Richardson
Stephen Romanek
Ronald & Julie Setzer
Ed & Juanita Triplett
Mike & Bev Weerda Harvey Zeman
Edward Glass Bill Hart Dorla Hawkins
John & Tammy Hoed Jeff Jones
Lisa Lembke Phil Lenstrom
Mark & Maria Lewis Gerald Makinen
Jerry Nordlof Todd Norris Craig Rector
Anita Schmall Mark Sesslar
Alicia Smith Kendall Steckel
Joan Turley Debbie Wagner
James Wahl Joe Sagona
Welcome Back
Don Decker Bruce Altman William Dull Dennis Fahy Dennis Heath
John Kohen Bryan & Crystal Maiman Alan Martin Brian McCann
Ryan & Petrea Meier Joshua Mentuis Ed Powless Senator Dave Syverson
March 2015 296 members
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102 E Main St., Rockton, IL
815-624-0700
EVERYDAY
$1.00 HIGH LIFE DRAFTS
$2.00 CANS OF BEER
Sunday, Monday and Thursday’s - $.35 Wings
Friday’s - $7.99 Fish Sandwich & Fries
$10.99 All U Can Eat Cod Dinner
Many other specials every day of the week
EVERYDAY
$1.00 HIGH LIFE DRAFTS
$2.75 CANS OF BEER
Sun, Mon, Wed. and Thursday’s - $.35 Wings
Friday’s - $7.99 Fish Sandwich & Fries
$10.99 All U Can Eat Fish
STOP IN AND CHECK THEM OUT!!!
Many other specials every day of the week
STOP IN AND CHECK THEM OUT!!!
LIVE BANDS ON SATURDAY
BIKE NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT 2 WHEEL INN
April 4th – Read Ball Jet
April 11th –
April 18th – Stone Free – April Birthday
Party
April 25th – The Galaxy Band
HOMEMADE PIZZA & DRINK SPECIALS
114 WEST MAIN
ROCKTON, IL 61072
815-957-1577
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***** CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE *******
Mikes Motorcycle Shop
Has moved (across the parking lot)
3305 Kishwaukee St
815-227-0900
We have an indoor showroom with
many bikes to choose from!!!!
We buy and sell motorcycles!!!!
Full service for your motorcycle needs!!!!
Check out our great prices on tires!!!!
Best prices in town!!!!
TIRES!!!! TIRES!!!!! TIRES!!!!
****** CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE ******
ABATE MEMBER
ABATE MEMBER
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KISHWAUKEE VALLEY ABATE OFFICERS 2015
President – Mike Brush
779-200-4603
[email protected]
Vice President –Wayne Tufly
Secretary – Bev Husen
Treasurer – Sara Murray
State Board Rep – Don Boyd
Safety & Ed – Brandon Barton
Webmaster – Kurt Husen
Membership – Tracy Lueck
Activities – Becky Grow
Greg Beck
Products – Tina Tufly
Dave Murray
Legislative – Dave Kelley
Sgt at Arms – Marty Wick
Road Cleanup – Dale Runia
Media – Cathy Davenport
Newsletter – Cathy Davenport
[email protected]
Board of Directors
Elias Carlos –
Wayne “Skip” Grow –
John Tanner –
Bert Perry –
Larry Powless –
Jerry “Goo” Gould Our chapter website: www.Abateil.org/kishwaukee/
Also find us on Facebook
SILENT MEMBERS
Mike “Pisser” Schauld
Steve “Mackie” Miracle
Ed Gray
“Pug” Withrow
Myrna Tackett
Richard “Dickie” Williams
David “Jake” Jacobsen
Brian Burns
Brad Dodge
Jimi Palmer
“Chopper Bill” Schafer
Dan Pasch
D.A. Richards
Gary Sadewater
Bo Conner
Norman Gerth
Becky Harmon
Mike “Gonzo” Guirlando
Dale Dahl
Butch Johann
Jerry Henrey
Dan Back
Teresa Warren
Carol Albrecht
Joshua Anderson
Bill Souders
Rusty Welch
Chuck Albrecht
Jeff Lindvall
William “Willie” Gledhill
Jerry “T-Bone” Shadden
Scott Wilcoxen
Ron Johnson
Bob Smith
Frank Chelinsky
Steve Swanson
Terry “Tooltime” Boland
Margaret “Mugsy” Dahl
Larry “Bugman” Cronin
Bill J Lang
George Roush
Jeff “Jeffie” McCarty
Dave Stanley
Bob Anderson
Richard Rivera
Marvin Osterholz
Arnold Hoffman
Curt Johnson
Jack Ryan
Executive State Officers
State Coordinator……………..………….J Ryan Hubbard ….…..309-267-0600……[email protected]
Assistant State Coordinator……………Jim Korte……………….618-973-9180….………………[email protected]
N.W. Regional Coordinator……………..Dennis Yeager…….…..815-238-6262……………[email protected]
Office Manager……………………………..Pauli Ward……………..800-872-2283………………[email protected]
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U.S. Senators
Mark Kirk
Chicago
230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
Dick Durbin
Chicago
230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
U.S. Congressman
Adam Kinzinger
1218 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3635
202-225-3521(Fax)
Illinois State Government Senators for Chapter Area
34th District – Steve Stadelman
District Office
200 South Wyman St., Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61101
815-987-7557
35th District – Dave Syverson
District Office
200 S. Wyman, Suite 302
Rockford, IL 61101
815 987-7555
Illinois State Government Representatives for Chapter Area
67th District – Litesa Wallace
District Office
200 S. Wyman, Suite 304
Rockford, IL 61101
815 987-7433
th
68 District – John M. Cabello
District Office
1941 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL 62706
815-282-0083
th
69 District – Jos Sosnowski
District Office
305 Amphitheater Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
815-547-3436
70th District – Bob Pritchard
District Office
2600 DeKalb Ave. Ste C
Sycamore, IL 60178
815-748-3494
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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Kishwaukee Valley Chapter
MAIL TO:
PO BOX 2783
LOVE PARK, IL 61132
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MEETINGS EVERY 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH!!!!!!!!!
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