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August - ABATE of Illinois
July 2012
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organize
meetings. I know ABATE stuff may
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not be the highest thing on your agenda,
but a little effort by all of us can help
We are just passed the 1/2 way mark for
secure our riding future. If we always leave
the year and are well into the prime riding
it to the other guy to do pretty soon there
season. Its a chance to take a quick look
won't be another guy/gal to do it...just food
back at where we are as a chapter.
for thought.
Financially we are sound. We were able to
cut some of our costs and capitalize on bike
I know I don't have to say it and we hear it
nights with 50/50 drawings. It has helped
all the time but Be safe out there! Ride
make a difference in the coffer. In fact we
responsible. These aren't just words. They
are doing so well we were able to make an
take thought and action to happen. We
early donation to state pac! The thought
have a hard enough time getting and
here was if we donate before the election we
keeping members so lets not lose the ones
can have a bigger impact then if we donate
we have. We need you! So take time to ride
at the usual end of the year review which
safe
and take care of each other PLEASE.
would be after the election. If we continue
August 19th is our un-offical chapter not so
to hold our costs down and gain or
much a meeting, but more like a picnic. We
maintain the current revenue source we
will eat good...I garoowwtee it! Kurt has
can still can donate at the end of the
being growing corn for the event and Ed &
year....AGAIN! We just need to stay focused
Juanita are hosting so that makes for some
on what we are doing right and continue
pretty darn good karma. Bring chairs and a
making smart decisions.
dish to pass. The chapter will provide the
meat. This event got started by Bob and
Our 1st ever regional Convergence Run
Laura Anderson a few years back and has
went well. The new event got all the N.W.
grown into a special time. See you there.
regional chapters together at the Dixon
V.F.W. We all started from different points
One last thing it was great to see Bob
but ended up converging into one big group
Anderson and a couple of old faces at the
of happy riders. Our chapter was able to
last meeting. We missed you guys and hope
take home the largest participation prize. It
to see you at many more.
was a book of bike raffle tickets courtesy of
Brian Enburg and the Blackhawk chapter.
We promptly sold all the tickets and
Your Prez
donated it back!
We had a great chapter turnout at the state
party. 20 plus members showed up. We had
a awesome time and actually worked a shift
to help out the party. Big thanks to Murt &
Geri, Bob & Shannon, Kurt & Bev, Ed &
Juanita, Joe & Shawna, Aimee and Mike.
You guys really stepped up and made your
chapter look good. The total attendance was
up this year by a hundred people and 20 of
that was from our chapter...sweet. You
guys do make a difference...thanks.
Karl Dahlin
That was the good news now lets review
what could use some improvement, event
participation and meeting attendance. Our
officers work hard to put on events and
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MEETING MINUTES
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activity please sign the sheet. If enough are
interested Kurt will set something up.
Meeting Open
Secretary – waived
Vice President – Bob in attendance today.
Welcome back Bob.
Treasurer –
State Board Rep – Rumor is that AMA is
thinking of starting local chapters. ABATE
is not supporting this change to the AMA.
Benefit was held for Doc Jones and he
donated all the money back to the State.
About 600 attendees to the state party. The
State bought two new trailers – one for
products and one for hauling the raffle
bike. Asking chapters to sponsor a trailer $115 a year each.
Legislative – see Dave’s report
Safety & Ed – 3 classes at Harlem. 408
students so far this year.
Old Business – Voter registration forms at
the front table. Please resister if you
haven’t already or re-register if you have
moved. 20 chapter members were at the
state party. We’ll be going over the bylaws
after the Sept meeting.
New business – July 15 Freeport is having a
Bike Fun Day at Image on Auburn. Starts
at 11am. There is a card going around for
Eddie – please sign it. There will be a fund
raiser for our former Vice President Bob
Scroggins at Macktown on August 4th.
Motion was made to make our donation to
State Pac earlier this year. Motioned and
passed to give $1000 at the next state
board meeting. Banner is up on 251 in
Roscoe .
Donation drawing – $71 won by Goo - $31
back to the chapter. Thank you Goo!
Drawing for a gift certificate to Mustangs
was won by new member Dan Scott.
Meeting closed.
Membership – absent
Products – waived
Media – there was an article in Thunder
Press about our Motorcycle awareness
parade.
Road cleanup – thanks to all who helped –
next cleanup before October meeting.
Activities – Family Picnic & Cornboil
August 19th at Ed’s house 1:00 – Meat
provided , bring a dish to pass and BYOB.
August 25th – do your own run to Poopy’s.
Newsletter - Please let Mary Beth or Andrea
know if you move.
Webmaster – Check out the new pics from
the state party that have been posted on
the website. Anyone interested in doing a
dinner run on a weekend we don’t have an
State Board Report
The board of Directors meeting had a few
people out doing other business. One of the
fastest meetings in history, or so I
heard…Last minute promotions and
arrangements for the State party were being
taken care of. One thing I think we need to
address is sending funding to our PAC’s.
This is an election year, and November will
be too late to help them. (November is
typically when we decide how much to send
them) There are legislative and
Congressional districting maps available at
no cost to us. We will be looking into getting
them. The bike for next year’s raffle has
been secured. No, they will not release any
more info on it yet… The “Doc” Jones
benefit raised well over $1,000.00 And Doc
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Channel 23, Q98.5, 97.5 WZOK, Rockford
being Doc, he refused to accept the money
Register Star, and of course 97.6 the Eagle.
and insisted it all go to ABATE. It was
Looking forward to seeing everyone
divided into several areas. The A.M.A. is
Saturday.
looking like they may start getting involved
on a state level. Creating local chapters
instead of being more of a national group.
For those of you who don’t know, A.M.A. is
Ride With Pride,
known for supporting “All the gear, all the
Aimee Maldonado
time.” A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is NOT
supporting this change. Still have no
Membership
numbers on the state party. But I had a
great time! For those who went, thanks. For
those who didn’t, you should consider it
I’m sorry I missed the meeting and didn't
next year.
have the cards there for the drawing please
forgive me. We had 4 new members and 18
renewals last month. We currently have
320 members, 13 less than last year at this
Ed Triplett
time. I e-mailed Pauli in Galesburg to get
the contest totals but she hasn't answered
State Board Representative
me, so I will try again. I will go thru and
count them too but her total is official.
Safety & Ed
Last month I had 3 motorcycle awareness
presentations at Harlem High for a total of
96 students. I just received a call from
Drivers Edge in Belvidere and will be doing
on class at 7 pm on July 18th.
Brandon
Media
Did everyone get a chance to see the article
in the June 2012 Thunder Press regarding
the KVA Motorcycle Awareness Parade?
What a great article in a nationwide
publication and great exposure for
ABATE. If you don't get a chance to see it
at the chapter meeting I have a couple of
copies. You can also pick them up for free
at the Service Department at Kegels Harley
Davidson.
Andrea
Newsletter
Thanks to everyone who is electing to
receive newsletters via email. Please, if you
know you are moving, let me know your
new address so that our system can be
updated.
SINCE WE WILL NOT BE
HAVING OUR MONTHLY
MEETING IN AUGUST,
PLEASE HAVE YOUR
ARTICLES SUBMITTED TO
ME BY NO LATER THAN
AUGUST 8TH.
Mary Beth
Let’s have a big turn out at the poker run
this Saturday! Scream it from the Rooftops
has been advertised on Channel 13,
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Webmaster
Hello to all! Hope to see a good turnout at
the Rooftop run this Saturday. Will have a
few new events on the calendar to watch
for. The Family Picnic at the Triplett's is on
August 19. A run out to Poopys might be in
the planning stage as well. For anyone who
was not at the last chapter meeting, we are
planning a dinner run in the next few
weeks. Most likely to be on a Saturday
afternoon. We have about 16 people signed
up now. Please call me 1-815-289-0692 if
you would like to join us. We will be going
to the Ding-a-Ling in Hanover or Knutes in
Orfordville. This is social event, not a run,
with stops on the way there. We could all
meet at familiar place and all drive up as a
group if there are folks up for that. It will
be a great time and both places usually
have good food! I will keep updated
information regarding the dinner run on the
front page of the website. See you
Saturday .
Kurt
Road Cleanup
Next cleanup will be October 14, 2012
before our Chapter Meeting. Stay tuned for
further information.
Dale
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Kishwauke Valley Chapter
Abate of IL
Legislative Report, July 2012
FROM SPRINGFIELD - The spring 2012
session of the Illinois General Assembly has
adjourned. The fall veto session is
scheduled to begin 27-NOV-12.
CONGRESS CLEARS HIGHWAY BILL - The
US Congress has passed the much
anticipated highway funding legislation.
The bill soared through both chambers but
with a few nay votes, all coming from
Republicans because of a few amendments
concerning student loan rates and the
national flood insurance program.
President Obama is expected to grant the
measure swift passage into law.
The Highway Bill has been in the past, a
vehicle for pro and anti-motorcycle issues.
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has
worked closely with the primary authors of
the legislation to ensure that this bill was
all pro-motorcycle and had no antimotorcycling issues.
The bill continues the grant program that
was passed into law in 2005. Since 2005,
the program has infused over $46 million
dollars directly into the motorcycle safety
community. By law, the cash can only be
used on rider education and motorist
awareness campaigns. The new program
continues this tradition.
THE CDC AND PROPAGANDA - Recently
the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
presented a study on motorcycle safety. The
study is nothing new, in fact it is a
collection of conclusions drawn from past
studies and old statistics, some of the
CDC's conclusions even seem to be drawn
from thin air.
CDC uses the same tired worn out
examples we have seen again and again.
They cite the Florida study that said
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fatalities increased 63.4% from 2000-2009.
from providing funds for motorcycle-only
checkpoints.
True, but like every other instance of using
this statistic they fail to mention that
The letter stated: "MOCs [motorcycle-only
motorcycle registrations increased over
checkpoints] are a controversial and
100% during the same time frame.
unproven method of addressing
motorcyclist safety and have not been an
The study goes on to uses imaginary
efficient use of limited federal dollars. The
numbers to back up their position that
very existence of this program essentially
motorcycle helmets save money. They claim
profiles a group of citizens -- the
that in 2008, the United States saved $3
motorcycling community -- for operating a
billion because of helmet use and then
legal mode of transportation."
claim that the US could have saved an
additional $1.8 billion if mandatory helmet
The letter added: "The DOT should focus on
laws were on the books. They provide
programs
to instruct motorcyclists on the
absolutely zero evidence of this supposed
importance
of proper licensing, rider
financial burden.
education, and motorcycle awareness
campaigns."
The CDC makes no mention of rider
education. We know rider education to be
QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Freedom is not a gift
the best way to prevent crashes.
bestowed upon us by other men, but a right
that belongs to us by the laws of God and
The study also contends that states without
nature.” – Benjamin Franklin
helmet laws have higher insurance costs.
According to Insure.com, that's not true.
Out of the five most expensive states to buy
insurance, only one allows for helmet free
riding.
50 U.S. LAWMAKERS OPPOSE
MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS Some 50 U.S. House members have signed
onto a bill that would bar the U.S.
transportation secretary from providing
funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints. The
measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim
Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the
transportation secretary from providing
grants for use by any program to check
safety equipment use or create arbitrary
checkpoints for motorcycle riders or
passengers.
At the same time, Sensenbrenner and Rep.
Tom Petri (R-Wis.), along with 29 other
members of Congress, have sent a letter to
the leadership of the House-Senate Surface
Transportation Reauthorization Conference
Committee requesting the inclusion of
language in the conference report that
would prohibit the transportation secretary
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KISHWAUKEE VALLEY ABATE
PRESENTS
POOPY’S RUN
SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012
SIGN UP AT BUSTERS BAR & GRILL
(OLD CIMINO’S PIZZA)
7113 N. ALPINE
LOVES PARK, IL
BETWEEN 11AM - 12PM
$5.00 PER PERSON
YOU PICK YOUR STOPS
LAST BIKE IN AT 5:30
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
GREG AT 815-871-3869
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KISHWAUKEE VALLEY ABATE INC.
CORN BOIL/FAMILY PICNIC
AUGUST 19, 2012
Ed Triplett will be hosting this year at his house
712 Pearl Ave Loves Park, IL
Starts at 1:00 PM
As in the past, meats will be provided.
Please bring a dish to pass and your beverages.
Kurt will be bringing the corn on the cob.
No Fees
No Pressure
This is a Social Event
Join us for a relaxing day
(DIRECTIONS TO ED’S HOUSE)
South on 251 turn left on Pearl
North on 251 turn right on Pearl
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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
Questions about advertising in the KVA
Newsletter? Contact the Newsletter Editor for
assistance with your ad.
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August Birthdays!!
Bruce Altman Richard Anderson
Andy Becius Cathy Cox
Belinda Doyle Bill Duncan
Murt Dunn
Bruce Fensterman
Bob Holder
LuAnn Holder
David King
Patricia Land
Gregory Land Sr
Mark Lewis
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IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR
MEMBERSHIP
Jacquie Bombard Paul Dredske
William Dull
Kade Fell
Pat & Greg Fitzgerald
Donna & Dwight Hall
Dan Halvorsen
Dan Merrit
Doris Parks Monte Powers
Robert Sprinkle Bill Sullivan
Bob Nordvall Marvin Osterholtz
Shiela Phillips
Laurie Richardson
Wayne Rutherford
Angela Shields Tina Tufly
Joey Wallis Mark Wojick
WELCOME BACK
Steve Pettenger
Fred Schwartz
Bob Holder Steve Palmer
Terry Holloway Bob Mlsna
Shannon Wright
NEW MEMBERS
Duane Ulrich
Andy Beckius
Lori &
George Limberis Bruce Roberts
LuAnn Holder Belinda Doyle
Dave & Kathy Kelley
Daniel Dembicky Alfonzo J Paluzzi
David Anderson Brian Moberly
Mary & Arnie Hoffmann
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FUND RAISER/BENEFIT FOR
BOB SCROGGINS
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT
KISHWAUKEE VALLEY ABATE
SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2012
STARTING AT 3PM
MACKTOWN LOUNGE
SO. BELOIT, IL
CORNER OF PRAIRIE HILL AND RTE 251
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Cadwell Productions (Doc’s Uphostery)
2012 Car Show Calendar
July 22, 2012 Carr Farm Car Show
August 12, 2012 Loves Park City Hall Car
Show
August 26, 2012 Rock Valley Mustang
Club Car Show
August 26, 2012 Mid-Way Village Car
Show
October 7, 2021 Cadwell Productions
Year End Finale
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2 Wheel
Inn
Why Waltz When You Can
Rock & Roll
4433 Auburn St.
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 963-1661
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FOR SALE BY MEMBERS
2005 HONDA GOLDWING SE1800 CC CANDY BURGUNDY MINT CONDITION
$12,500.00 OBO CONTACT BOB 815-979-7619
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ONE SET OF 6 STOCK GAUGES (BLACK FACE) FOR 2004 AND NEWER CLASSIC AND ULTRA
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THESE ARE TAKE-OFFS BUT WON'T FIT MY BIKE. $150.00 FIRM
CONTACT BOB @815-566-1448
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LIKE NEW CALL 815-961-8804 OR 779-348-0321
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$17,000.00 WILL CONSIDER A TRADE ON 2007 OR NEW STREETGLIDE, DAMAGED BIKES
ALSO CONSIDERED. CALL DAVE OR RHONDA 815-543-4608
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ANTIQUE 1977 FLH FULL DRESSED HOG REBUILT & REPAINTED AM/FM CD PLAYER
SELLING DUE TO HEALTH REASONS $17,000.00 OBO
CONTACT MARY HOFFMANN AT 815-243-1819 OR 815-962-1819
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KISHWAUKEE VALLEY ABATE OFFICERS 2012
President – Karl Dahlin
630-715-7059
Vice President – Bob Anderson
779-552-8906
Secretary – Mary Poirier
815-624-4726
Treasurer – Steve Miller
815-624-4726
State Board Rep – Ed Triplett
815-243-0189
Safety & Ed – Brandon Barton
815-519-4378
Webmaster – Kurt Husen
815-289-0692
[email protected]
Membership – Andrea Lockner
815-608-1645
Activities – Greg Beck
815-871-3869
Products – Tina Tufly
815-985-4988
Legislative – Dave Kelley
815-874-6345
Sgt at Arms – Marty Wick
815-289-5116
Road Cleanup – Dale Runia
815-399-1444
Media – Aimee Maldonado
815-904-3206
Newsletter – Mary Beth Banks
305-849-3111
[email protected]
Board of Directors
Elias Carlos
Bruce Fensterman – 815-985-0746
Bert Perry – 815-209-6732
Mark Stewart – 815-226-9664
John Tanner – 815-389-3978
Wayne Tufly – 815-721-6187
Our chapter website: www.Abate-il.org/kishwaukee/
Also visit us on Facebook
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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
Don Manzullo
Rockford
415 S. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-1231
Illinois State Government Senators for Chapter
Area
34th District - Dave Syverson
District Office
200 South Wyman St., Suite 302, Rockford, IL
61101
815-987-7555
Springfield
M103D Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-5413
35th District – Christine J. Johnson
District Office
200 S. Wyman, Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61101
815 987-7557
Springfield
M309F State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62706
217 782-1977
Illinois State Government Representatives for
Chapter Area
67th District - Chuck Jefferson
District Office
200 S. Wyman, Suite 304, Rockford, IL 61101
815 987-7433
Springfield
281-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217 782-3167
68th District – Dave Winters
District Office
3444 N. Main, Suite 80, Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 282-0083
Springfield
Stratton Office Building
Executive State Officers
State Coordinator…………….Mike “Livid” Meyers ……….815-621-7184……………[email protected]
Assistant State Coordinator……………Scott Gerke…………….815-238-3092……………………[email protected]
N.W. Regional Coordinator…………….Brian Enburg…………309-738-1769………………………[email protected]
Office Manager…………………….Pauli Ward…………..1-800-872-2283………………[email protected]
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