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Out With Old, In With the New… Well, Kind Of

With the change in years also came the change of ABATE officers. It was a cold Arizona morning when only the brave wandered out, those devoted to making a difference in our motorcycle community. New officers mean new ideas. Many officers stayed in position for another year pushing ahead for our personal rights. Congratulations 2013 Officers! It is going to be a great year!

First on the agenda. “The Freedom Mark your calendars for February 20th 2013.Tell your boss you will be late. This is an important date!! One of the meeting spots will be at the Kmart at I- 17 and Northern, check with your chapter for a meeting location near you. Kickstands up at 11:00 am sharp. The MORE the merrier!

Meet your legislator; we need to make a big impression. Don’t know who your legislator is? Check out the ABATE website for more information. We need to be seen, motorcycles are everywhere, and wouldn’t you agree that our rights and freedoms are worth fighting for? Motorcycle riders are a family, we may not agree on everything, but we can agree on our safety. It takes a little noise to let those at the capital know we are there! And I know we can make some noise. Loud pipes save lives.

Most motorcycle owners are passionate about their ride, and have the same passion in protecting our freedoms. Unity, if only for a day. Let’s make it a memorable one, by coming together as one.

Second on the agenda. EDUCATION. Starting with schools, the MAPP program is a great tool, educating students about motorcycle safety before turning them loose on the road! ABATE welcomes anyone who would like to be a part of this program. Do it on your time, your schedule, at your kids or grandkids school, or just pick a school. All you have to do is check with the district to verify that they approve the program. However, you have to be an instructor first!! Training will be soon, and will be posted in the Masterlink. Or, contact Jean Cooper for more information.

ABATE has a really great program, it all starts with a white bandana. Ever cruising around and see a brother or sister sitting along the roadside? You stop to see if they need help. Only to find out it was a smoke break, phone call etc. This program is designed to alert other drivers/riders they have a problem, by hanging a white bandana from your mirror or wherever you can tie it! The bandanas are free, get them at the chapter meetings grab a bunch give them out to any rider you know. The instructions are printed right on the bandana. Any white material will do…what easy ways to let motorists know you are I need of assistance.

ABATE has a really great program, it all starts with a white bandana. Ever cruising around and see a brother or sister sitting along the roadside? You stop to see if they need help. Only to find out it was a smoke break, phone call etc. This program is designed to alert other drivers/riders they have a problem, by hanging a white bandana from your mirror or wherever you can tie it! The bandanas are free, get them at the chapter meetings grab a bunch give them out to any rider you know. The instructions are printed right on the bandana. Any white material will do…what easy ways to let motorists know you are I need of assistance.

Let’s have a kick ass year and get the party started!

Casey Yates
ABATE of Arizona
State Secretary