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JUNE 2014 Volume XXXIII, Issue XII


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ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
PO BOX 60745 Fort Myers, FL 33906
southwest.abateflorida.com
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ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
MISSION STATEMENT
WHO WE ARE
We are a non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusi-
asts from all walks of life. We lobby and educate the
government and the general public to promote motorcy-
cling in a safe and positive image. We endeavor to enlist
the cooperation and participation of all organizations
and individuals that share a similar interest in preserving
our American tradition 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 activi-
ties. 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 others.
OUR GOALS
To become a powerful and viable political force in legis-
lative matters concerning the motorcyclist.
To promote the safe riding habits without 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 newsletter to keep all
bikers informed in regards to upcoming legislation.
Disclaimer:
The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of
ABATE of Florida, Inc. and or the Southwest Chapter.
This publication allows members to express their beliefs and opinions.
ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Southwest Chapter accept no responsibility
for the comments, opinions or views contained in this newsletter.
Please direct correspondence in reference to this publication to:
Wayne Cerra
(cell) 239-989-3349
Donations to ABATE of Florida, Inc. are not deductible for Federal Tax
Purposes.
ABATE of Florida, Inc.

2010 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter All Rights Re-
served
ABATE of Florida, Inc. and the Southwest Chapter do not condone
drinking while riding or driving
IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER;
ISSUE DATE: JUNE 2014
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY
ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906
http://southwest.abateflorida.com/

PRESENTLY, MEMBER MATERIAL DEADLINE IS THE
20th of the Month for Editorial and Board Approval
FOR SUBMISSIONS
______________
NEW ADVERTISERS OR AD CHANGES MUST
BE SUBMITTED BY THE
15TH OF EACH MONTH

Southwest Chapter
Meeting Schedule
This months
Chapter Meeting
Will be held on
SUNDAY
JUNE 1ST, 2014
10 a.m.
at
Harley Davidson of
Fort Myers

Located at
2160 Colonial Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-275-4647

southwest.abateflorida.com

NEXT CHAPTER MEETING
AUGUST 3RD, 2014
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 3

President
Wayne Cerra
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com

Vice President
Victor Piorkowski
239.823.6159
pior10@yahoo.com

Secretary
Tracy Davis
239.645.7936
forbubblesonly@gmail.com

Treasurer
Jimmie Dennis
239.440.4213
jd@pincherscrabshack.com

Sergeant At Arms
Jaime Goldberg
239-961-4086
jaimegoldberg1114@gmail.com

Asst. Sergeant At Arms
James Brennan






Membership Trustee
Lynne Davis
239-770-5085
davisdudes@gmail.com

Public Relations
Gwynne Hickman
239.246.2025
Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com
Legislative Representative
Ken Teddybear Miller
239.693.7035
km_13219@yahoo.com

Safety Director
Victor Piorkowski
239.823.6159
pior10@yahoo.com

Safety Coordinator
Robin Reynolds
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com

Products Trustee
Moe Moser
412.999.3397
ironcitysupplyco@yahoo.com




Newsletter Editor
Barbara Bardell

State Delegate(s)
Wayne Cerra
Victor Piorkowski

Webmaster
Taylor Musburger
239.334.1620
ABATE@Musburger.net

Chapter Chaplain
Tom Provenzano
239.267.8641
tprovenz@comcast.net

Road Captains
Gerry Mangina
Scott Turner
Jeff Hoover

Ride Coordinator
Jimmy Soppa

Advertising
Wayne Cerra
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com
ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
EXECUTIVE BOARD & TRUSTEES
PO Box 60745, Fort Myers, FL 33906-6748
Southwest.abateflorida.com

HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MRO*
Chapter Meetings held at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers
1st Sunday of each month
*MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION
ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
2012 ABATE of Florida, Inc. Southwest Chapter All Rights Reserved
Donation to ABATE of Florida, Inc. are not deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes
ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Southwest Chapter Does Not Condone Drinking and Driving or Riding

President
Wayne Cerra
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com

Vice President
Victor Piorkowski
239.823.6159
pior10@yahoo.com

Secretary
Tracy Davis
239.645.7936
forbubblesonly@gmail.com

Treasurer
Jimmie Dennis
239.440.4213
jd@pincherscrabshack.com

Sergeant At Arms
Jaime Goldberg
239-961-4086
jaimegoldberg1114@gmail.com

Asst. Sergeant At Arms
James Brennan






Membership Trustee
Lynne Davis
239-770-5085
davisdudes@gmail.com

Public Relations
Gwynne Hickman
239.246.2025
Gwynne.hickman@gmail.com
Legislative Representative
Ken Teddybear Miller
239.693.7035
km_13219@yahoo.com

Safety Director
Victor Piorkowski
239.823.6159
pior10@yahoo.com

Safety Coordinator
Robin Reynolds
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com

Products Trustee
Moe Moser
412.999.3397
ironcitysupplyco@yahoo.com




Newsletter Editor
Barbara Bardell

State Delegate(s)
Wayne Cerra
Victor Piorkowski

Webmaster
Taylor Musburger
239.334.1620
ABATE@Musburger.net

Chapter Chaplain
Tom Provenzano
239.267.8641
tprovenz@comcast.net

Road Captains
Gerry Mangina
Scott Turner
Jeff Hoover

Ride Coordinator
Jimmy Soppa

Advertising
Wayne Cerra
239.989.3349
abatesw@gmail.com
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STATE OFFICE:
ABATE OF Florida, Inc.
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: Same
Email: flabate@bellsouth.net

PRESIDENT: DANNY "DOC" FISH
PO Box 3615, Milton, FL 32572-3615
Phone: (850) 994-3652 Fax: (850) 995-8517
Email: DFish30775@aol.com

VICE PRESIDENT: EMORY GRIFFIS
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (386) 943-9610 Fax: Same
Email: emorysflht@yahoo.com

SECRETARY: KAREN CARAWAN
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (863) 202-0905 Fax:(386) 943-9610
Email:

TREASURER: PATTI NASRALLAH
PO Box 16309, Temple Terrace, FL 33687-6309
Phone: (813) 695-9203 Fax: (813) 626-2306
Email: patti.nasrallah@gmail.com


SGT-AT-ARMS: DENNIS "MUDDER" RUDOI
2520 Deland FL 32721-2520
Phone: (407) 925-4307 Fax: (407) 699-9748
Email: stsgtatarms@hotmail.com

PR/COMMUNICATIONS: RHONDA GRIFFIS
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (407) 412-8381 Fax: Same
Email: flabatestatepr@gmail.com

MASTERLINK EDITOR: BOB von BULOW
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (386) 451-0323 Fax: (386) 943-9610
Email:abateflink@yahoo.com

MEMBERSHIP: GRACE LORD
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (386) 943-9610
Email: flabatemembership@gmail.com

SAFETY PROGRAM (MSAP) DIRECTOR:
CHARLIE WENGER
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (954) 650-1420 FAX: (561) 333-6773
Email: flabatemsap@gmail.com

LEGISLATIVE TRUSTEE:
DARRIN "SCRIBE" BROOKS
PO Box 2520, Deland, FL 32721-2520
Phone: (239) 398-7145
Email: statelegislative@abateflorida.com

PRODUCTS TRUSTEE: STEVE "CARETAKER" KNEE
PO Box 4372, Milton, FL 32572-4372
Phone: (850)529-4446 Fax: (386) 943-9610
Email: flabatestateproducts@gmail.com

LEGAL COUNSEL: LARRY CROW
1247 S. Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3719
Phone: (727) 945-1112 Fax: (727) 945-9224
Email: crowlaw@tampabay.rr.com


941-743-8883
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Hello Brothers and Sisters,

This past month we saw a slight decline
in traffic but not in crashes. Watch your
back, youre a ghost out there and not
seen. The annual Bears for Bears went
off well with many donations coming in
as well as a couple new members. Id
like to thank the Lost Riders for their
Chapters support and to Kristie Brook-
shire and the Orr Agency as well as our
great host this year, Haus of Trikes and
Bikes, Thank you Manfred and Paul for
the hospitality. We had many donations
come in and I want to acknowledge Mels
Diner on Pine Island Rd for their 2 full
boxes of not only stuffed animals but
they took the time to attach a hand writ-
ten personal note on every one of them.
This is what its about. Spirit, team work.
Thank you to all the members who came
out and worked the 5 hours in 90 degree
heat.



As we move forward into another hot
summer some personal decisions had to
be made and although ABATE is in my
heart and spoken often, I need to take a
break. I want to thank everyone involved
in making the last 5 years with the South-
west Chapter an amazing journey. As
President for the last 3, I feel the Chapter
has moved forward every day. I look for-
ward to new faces and new ideas as the
Chapter journey continues. Great leader-
ship comes from great people. Lessons
lived, lessons learned. As I ride out the
next stretch of roadway, I can assure
you, Ill have your back, just as youve
had mine.

Ride hard, Ride often but, Ride Safe

Wayne
3RD TERM AS SOUTHWEST PRESIDENT
4TH TERM SOUTHWEST E-BOARD
Vice President 2010
SOUTHWEST LIFE MEMBER
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 9

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SOUTHWEST CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERS
Keith Baker
Darrell Barnett
Denee Bartels
Scott Blink
Chet Butz
James Burkholder
Nora Burkholder
Don Campbell
Frances Cazes
Wayne Cerra
Jonathan Conant
Terry Covington
Audrey Cran
Maggie Cran
Rick Cran
Rob Cran
Robert Cruz Crusan
Jim Crystal
Dan Curry
Ginny DAsti
Biffle Davis
Mary Dicenzo-Porter
Al Diagiaco
Frank Disomma
Cindy Doak
Randy Eck
Marius Espeleta
Brian Galvin
Sonny Gartrell
Steven Goldstein
Lynnda Gray
Larry Gullia
Bob Hall
Rodney Hollingsworth
Misti Hollingsworth
Harry Hoover
Jeff Hoover
Jonathan Hunt
George Huttman
Susan Red Huttman
Dan Jackson
Cindy CJ Jordan
Frankie Kennedy
John Kennedy
Ed LaCombe
Julio Lopez
Mary Ann Rivera-Lopez
KD Marlowe
Russell May
Rev.Rea Means
Don Meredith Jr.
Jo Ann Miller
Kenneth Miller
John Mitchell
Jim Mozeleski
Taylor Musburger
Terry Padilla
Bob Penn
Asuncsion Peppers
Richard Peppers
Victor Piorkowski
Kathleen Provenzano
Rev. Thomas Provenzano
Bill Robinson
Janet Rolfe
Tabitha Rossi
Roland Salsberry
Jencye Schmitt
Jerry Schmitt
Bruce Scheiner
Elsie Seif
Robert Simon
Kelly Smith
Randall Spivey
Richard Stergulz
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Wayne Cerra
Jonathan Conant
Terry Covington
Audrey Cran
Maggie Cran
Rick Cran
Rob Cran
Robert Cruz Crusan
Jim Crystal
Dan Curry
Ginny DAsti
Biffle Davis
Lynne Davis
Mary Dicenzo-Porter
Al Diagiaco
Frank Disomma
Cindy Doak
Randy Eck
Marius Espeleta
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Larry Gullia
Bob Hall
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Misti Hollingsworth
Harry Hoover
Jeff Hoover
Jonathan Hunt
George Huttman
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Frankie Kennedy
John Kennedy
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Julio Lopez
Mary Ann Rivera-Lopez
KD Marlowe
Russell May
Rev.Rea Means
Don Meredith Jr.
Jo Ann Miller
Kenneth Miller
John Mitchell
Moe Moser
Jim Mozeleski
Taylor Musburger
Terry Padilla
Bob Penn
Asuncsion Peppers
Richard Peppers
Victor Piorkowski
Kathleen Provenzano
Rev. Thomas Provenzano
Bill Robinson
Janet Rolfe
Tabitha Rossi
Roland Salsberry
Jencye Schmitt
Jerry Schmitt
Bruce Scheiner
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Jencye Schmitt
Jerry Schmitt
Elsie Seif
Robert Simon
Kelly Smith
Randall Spivey
Richard Stergulz
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Grandpa Stewart
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Russell Sullivan
Scott Turner
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We Had to Go Back to the
Original Maker to Get it Fixed
It is one thing to preach it. Then, it is another thing to live
it and practice what you preach!
During the last week in April, Kathy was experiencing
some shortness of breath and chest pain. Not a whole
lot However, it wasnt going away
At first, we thought that because of an earlier bout with the
flu, some sinus congestion, and some bronchial cold
symptoms, that she possibly had pneumonia or pleurisy.
Well, only a few minutes into our visit at a convenient care
and an EKG, they wanted to send Kathy only one block
away, to the ER at the hospital!
What came as a complete shock, Kathy had three totally
blocked arteries! Something that we never suspected! She
is home and recovering from a major open-heart surgery.
Each day, she is getting better.
Only one year ago, we wrote to you about a series of ill-
nesses that we had gone through. We also said, Like our
bodies, motorcycles sometimes have issues going on, that
no matter what we do or try, never seem to be fully re-
solved. Our motorcycles will eventually die in some
shape or form. That will be permanent.
Where do we go when our motorcycles are falling apart,
our marriages are falling apart, our finances, our jobs, our
health, our sanity, etc? And, there is no easy fix or any
easy answer Many times we go to friends, family,
charities, etc We have found that through all this, we
first, need to go to God. He made us. He made this world.
And, for Him, there is nothing new under the sun.
We prayed as we went through the emergency room,

through all the procedures, the surgery, etc As the medi-
cal personnel and hospital staff asked us about who did all
the procedures, they kept telling us that we had the best the
area had to offer. It would seem like the best kept show-
ing up at our side and we knew that there were no coinci-
dences. God had sent them!
Over the years, we have seen the healing power and inter-
vention of God in many instances and, God has been true
to His Word. Without that faith and belief, we feel that
neither one of us would be here, alive today. We would
not be here to share an incredible journey that God has
brought us through with Him.
In Philippians 3:21 says, "... the Lord Jesus Christ:

who
shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it
may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to
the working whereby he is able even to subject all things
unto himself." -ASV 1 Corinthians 15:52 says, "In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for
the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised in-
corruptible, and we shall be changed." - KJV
These and other scriptures tell us, that in Heaven, we will
have been transformed into beings with perfect bodies and,
be totally free from the corruption that our bodies have
gone through, here on earth. Our bodies will obtain
Christ's glory!
This life is only a small portion of time, compared to eter-
nity. So, the best is yet to come.
How do we get there? Please pray this, and mean every
word of it with the conviction and love in your heart.
"Dear God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob, my heavenly Father, the God of Jesus, I
confess that I am a sinner and have been sepa-
rated from You. I receive your forgiveness of my
sins by the finished work on the cross. I repent
and accept this gift of repentance and I wish to
be free in you. I confess with my mouth that your
son Jesus is my savior and died for me. I believe
in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. I
receive Jesus into my heart and ask Him to be-
come the center of my life. I ask, in the Name of
Jesus. Amen."
If you wish to contact us, to talk about your decision for
Him, please email or call. If you wish us to help with
prayer for you, loved ones, friends or others, let us know.
Blessings,
Pastor Tom (SW ABATE Chaplain and Estero River
ABATE Life Member) and Pastor Kathy (SW ABATE
Life Member) Foursquare Chaplains -
www.messiahsmessengers.org - 239-267-8641 or email:
tprovenz@comcast.net

DEAR FELLOW
ABATE MEMBERS
Membership
Report
Lynne Davis
Membership Trustee

NEW MEMBERS
Jim Cranden
Thomas MacKenn
Brandon Tyler Evans
William Larson

LIFE MEMEBERS
Carl Nelson
Doug Sepanak

RENEWALS
Ronald Da Ponte

EXPIRED
MEMBERSHIPS
FOR MAY
Todd Burns
Joanne Carullo
Tom Conlon
Chuck Debono
Mitchell Gilman
Rosalie Goldstein
Bob Houle
Dani Janssen
Ray Kuczera
Larry Lange

Nicole Mangina
Bill Neilson
John Romeo
Walt Skewis
Adam Smith
John Sullivan

EXPIRING
MEMBERSHIPS
JUNE
Uri Aminov
Douglas Anderson
Laura Anderson
Lori Anderson
Gary Bird
Dea Boozer
Josh Boozer
James Brennan
Anthony Cincotti
Beate Evdokimov
Carla Flack
John Giannakopoulos
Pamela Mix
Rui Moniz
Robin Reynolds
Jim Soppa
Diane Soppa

JULY
Mike Desfosses
Noah Dahl
Jules Verbeeck
Scott Macphee

AUGUST
Jeff Dixon
Steve Jones
Karen Walters
Doug Thackrey

SEPTEMBER
Debra Reny
Joseph Minnella
Debbie Deming

Renewals expire the
last day of your month.
Membership applica-
tions can be picked up
at local motorcycle
shops throughout Lee
County and many offer
discounts to ABATE
Members (just show
your card) and at our
Tuesday Bike Night at
The Joint in Cape Har-
bor from 6p-9p


Membership Is $20.00
per year or a life mem-
bership for $150.00.
Membership includes a
$4,000.00 accidental
death or dismember-
ment policy, local dis-
count with participating
businesses and a
VOICE to be counted
as a member of a Mo-
torcycle Rights Organi-
zation (MRO) to make
roads safer and drivers
accountable for their
actions.

Membership
Application
Found on Page 2.


Our Caring Circle
Please keep in your
thoughts & prayers the
following members and
their loved ones.

"All our Brothers and Sisters who
brave the road each day".

SOUTHWEST CHAPTER NEWS PAGE 15

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Cellular (941) 628-0492
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We Welcome
Marine Veterans, FMF
Corpsmen
And Active Duty Men
and Women Marines

If you love riding a mo-
torcycle and want the
Brotherhood/Sisterhood
That you had in the
Corps, then we are
what you want!
For further information
contact Rail Road at:
239-321-3298
Or visit our website at:
www.leathernecks-swfl.com
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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 ELECTIONS

SOUTHWEST
CHAPTER
Meeting
10am
2
3 BIKE
NIGHT
THE JOINT
Cape Harbor
6-10 pm
4 5

6
7
8 9
10 BIKE
NIGHT
THE JOINT
Cape Harbor
6-10 pm
11
NEW
MEMBER
DINNER
RIDE
12 13
14
STATE
MEETING

FLAG
DAY
15

FATHERS
DAY
16
17 BIKE
NIGHT
THE JOINT
Cape Harbor
6-10 pm
18
Chapter
Board
Meeting
International
Picnic Day
19 20 21



SUMMER
SOLSTICE
22 23
24 BIKE
NIGHT
THE JOINT
Cape Harbor
6-10 pm
25

26 27 28
29 30




LEADERSHIP TRAINING
is scheduled for July 12th & 13th
SEE PAGE 35 FOR STATE FLYER
SEE
ABATEFLORIDA.
COM/EVENTS
FOR OUR
SISTER
CHAPTERS
HAPPENINGS

UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS JUNE 1ST & AUG. 3RD
BRING A FRIEND & LET THE MEETING SELL THE MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday night Bike Night at the Joint in Cape Harbour 6-10pm
Product, Membership, and Safety Items Available
The Joint 5785 Cape Harbour Dr #108, Cape Coral, FL 33914
JULY 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 BIKE
NIGHT
THE JOINT
Cape Harbor
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5
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ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER
GENERAL MEETING
Harley Davidson Ft. Myers
05/4/2014
Called to order at 10:10 am.
Sergeant at Arms, Ken Coon
called for Prayer and Salute
flag/moment of silence.
Anyone besides the Secretary
taking notes? No.
Please keep the chatter down so all can hear and lets
keep this a positive meeting. Silence phones.
Salute flag/Pledge & Prayer
Welcome guests and new members,
PRESIDENTS REPORT: WAYNE CERRA
1. Bears for Bears will be held at Haus of Trikes Sat.
May 17th. Donation boxes are still up and we will ac-
cept bears at Ft Myers Bike Night. Sheriff presence is
confirmed. Chapter is selling water and we will try to
have a food vendor.
2. State nominations were attended by Vic
Piorkowski and Carl Nelson at the Tallahassee State
meeting on April 28th.
3. May is Motorcycle Safety Month, Proclamation
received from Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki.
4. The 5 Star Event is coming up on Aug. 8-10 at
Peace River Campground in Arcadia, FL. Saturday
is the main event, camping is available, we are
needing chapter members to man booths for 2 hr
shifts. The intent of the 5 Star is to promote and
maintain brotherhood within the local Abate chap-
ters.

VICE PRESIDENT: VICTOR PIORKOWSKI
1. He went to State meeting with Carl Nelson in Tal-
lahassee and also participated as Road Guard dur-
ing Freedom Rights Run.
2. Always fill out an injury report if sustained at an
Abate sponsored event.
3. Bike Night is May 10 in downtown Ft Myers.
4. A petition should be filed with the Governor for
Motorcycle Safety Money.
SECRETARYS REPORT: TRACY DAVIS
1. Not present. Robin Reynolds acting as Secretary
today. Motion to accept last months report by Bar-
bara Bardell and 2nd by Alaina Dempsey.
TREASURERS REPORT: JIMMIE DENNIS
Not present. Motion to accept last months report by
Heidi Szolga and 2nd by Lynne Davis.

SARGENT AT ARMS: JAIME GOLDBERG, Absent,
Ken Coon, acting
1. No incidents to report.

STATE DELEGATES: VIC PIORKOWSKI, WAYNE
CERRA, CARL NELSON
State meeting in Tallahassee attended by Vic and
Carl.
Background checks will be required for State Board
and Treasurer positions under the new 501C-3 tax
exempt status.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT: LYNNE DAVIS
1. 3 New members 1 Renewal
PR COMMUNICATIONS: GWYNNE HICKMAN
1. Absent. Rachelle Rafanelli from WINK news may
cover Bears for Bears media.

LEGISLATIVE TRUSTEE: KEN TEDDYBEAR MILLER
Absent. There is a new push for National Helmet
Law. Currently 31 states have helmet choice law in
effect.

NEWSLETTER: BARBARA BARDELL
Please forward pictures and advertising.
ADVERTISING: WAYNE CERRA
1. New advertiser Attorney Frank Piazza specializing
in workers comp insurance.

SAFETY DIRECTOR: VIC PIORKOWSKI
Gave certifications for MSAP instructors to Fred
Glennon and Gwynne Hickman.
Vic needs presenters for MSAP class at Cape Coral
High School on May 29th at 12:45.

PRODUCTS: MOE MOSER
Bike Night in downtown Ft Myers is Sat May 10th.
There are Can You See Me Now t-shirts for sale at
$5 each.
ROAD CAPTAIN: GERRY MANGINA
1.Ride to Low Key Tiki in St James City after Chapter
meeting. International Lady Riders event being held
at Flatheads as well.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Chapter Nominations: Fred Glennon will act as
Supervisor of Elections; names are being accepted
for nominations.
2. Updated Sports riders ride for June 8th.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. At the June 1 chapter meeting, State elections will
be held first and then chapter elections will take
place. Next State meeting is June 14th in St.
Augustine.
2. Chapter MUST fill President and Treasurer Posi-
tions.
Meeting adjourned at 12:05 pm.
MEETING MINUTES
ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER
NOMINATION MEETING 5/4/2014

PRESIDENT
1. Victor Piorkowski
2. Frankie Kennedy
3. Moe Moser
4. Scott Turner
5. Wayne Cerra

VICE PRESIDENT
1. Victor Piorkowski
2. Moe Moser

SECRETARY
1. Karen Walters
2. Victor Piorkowski
3. Alaina Dempsey
4. Lynn Davis
5. Tracey Davis
6. Robin Reynolds

TREASURER
1. Heidi Szolga
2. Gwynne Hickman
3. Rob Crane
4.Fred Glennon

SARGEANT AT ARMS
1. James Brennan
2. Karl Bartling
3. Jaime Goldberg
4. Carl Nelson
5. Shane Hanley

STATE DELEGATES
1. Victor Piorkowski
2. Frankie Kennedy
3. Carl Nelson
4. Wayne Cerra
5. Gywnne Hickman

MEMBERSHIP
1. Lynne Davis
2. Wayne Cerra





PR COMMUNICATIONS
1. Gwynne Hickman
2. Ken Teddybear Miller
3. Steve Morris
WEBMASTER
1. Taylor Musburger
LEGISLATIVE TRUSTEE
1. Ken "Teddybear" Miller

NEWSLETTER
1. Wayne Cerra
2. Diane Soppa

ADVERTISING
1. Wayne Cerra
2. Fred Glennon

SAFETY DIRECTOR
1. Victor Piorkowski
2. Frankie Kennedy
3. Gerald Mangina
4. Robin Reynolds

PRODUCTS
1. Moe Moser
2. Karen Walters
3. Victor Piorkowski
4. Alaina Dempsey

ROAD CAPTAIN
1. Gerald Mangina
2. Jeff Hoover
3. Jimmy Soppa
4. Jaime Goldberg
5. Wayne Cerra
6. Fred Glennon
7. Scott Turner
8.James Bogie Bogenrieder

LEGISLATIVE REPORT ~ JUNE 2014 Submitted by Ken TEDDYBEAR Miller

Good Morning Freedom Fighters:
From ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Darrin "Scribe" Brooks

Session ends Sine Die at 10:40pm
Hey Everyone,
The 2014 Florida Legislative Session ended Sine Die at 10:40pm
last night. Here are some more of the highlights of basically the last
few hours. Some complained about the late day they had to work
"late into the night". But if they didn't take one whole week off in
April, they wouldn't have had to cram the last day... (Scribe's
thoughts---- Not ABATES)
SENATE PASSES MEDICAL MARIJUANA PLAN
MINUS SCOTT WISH LIST
As an 11-year-old Panhandle girl who helped change the minds of
leery lawmakers looked on, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a
proposal Monday legalizing a strain on marijuana that could stop life-
threatening seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy. After
the 36-3 vote, RayAnn Moseley, accompanied by her mother Holley,
awarded the three Senate sponsors of the measure (SB 1030) hand-
drawn pictures of a bright yellow sun against a blue background
overarched by the words "Ray of Hope." RayAnn, who suffers from a
rare form of epilepsy as well as cerebral palsy, has become the Flor-
ida "poster child" for a strain of marijuana that is high in cannabidiol
(CBD) and low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Parents whose children have taken the drug, which is not approved
by the Food and Drug Administration, say it dramatically reduces
seizures that can be fatal. Supporters of the effort estimate the strain
of marijuana, known as "Charlotte's Web," could help about 150,000
Florida children like RayAnn who suffer up to hundreds of seizures
per day.
CRACKDOWN ON HIT AND RUN DRIVERS
HEADS TO SCOTT
With what one lawmaker called a "mass epidemic" of hit-and-run
crashes, the Florida House on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill
that would increase penalties for drivers who leave the scenes of
serious accidents. The bill (SB 102), which now goes to Gov. Rick
Scott, is named after Aaron Cohen, a 36-year-old bicyclist who was
killed in a 2012 hit-and-run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway
in Miami-Dade County. "This bill is definitely going to make Florida a
better, safer place to live," said Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton.
The bill, in part, creates a four-year minimum mandatory sentence
for drivers who leave the scenes of accidents involving deaths. Un-
der current law, which does not include such a minimum-mandatory
requirement, drivers sometimes can have incentives to leave acci-
dent scenes, according to supporters of the bill. The House voted
118-0 to pass the bill, which also received unanimous support in the
Senate.
From the Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission is still taking public comments on
the labeling requirements. Simply slapping another label on a fuel
pump is not the best way to prevent misfueling. Separate pumps, li

ke diesel, need to be developed and installed. Let the FTC know that
you dont like the fact that fuels meeting the E15 EPA waiver are
exempted, and more labels are not going to lead to less misfuels.
The deadline is June 2nd and you can leave your polite public com-
ments here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FTC-
2014-0088-0001
More important than the labeling changes is the fact that the EPA is
publicly admitting that ethanol is harmful to motorcycles, something
the MRF has been stating for years. This revelation by the EPA is
the sort of push we can use to rollback the sale of E15.
University of Nebraska study:
http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2014/04/20/
Study+casts+doubt+on+climate+benefit+of+biofuels+from+corn+residue
Feds to include motorcycles in intelligent
transportation systems research
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in-
formed the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) recently that they
do in fact intend to include motorcycles in the research they will be
doing about vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology.
V2V technology, in theory, allows for individual vehicles to communi-
cate with each other on the road. The conversation would let the
individual vehicles inform other vehicles as to how fast it is moving,
where it is moving to, and how far away it is from other vehicles. The
theory goes on to assume that using this technology will reduce
crashes and therefore injury and loss of life.
The technology works something like this: if a vehicle is approaching
another vehicle at a greater rate of speed and a collision is immi-
nent, the vehicle can brake itself to slow down and avoid the colli-
sion. Or if a distracted driver is bearing into your vehicles space, it
will automatically employ evasive actions such as hard braking or
swerving.
"Vehicle-to-vehicle technology represents the next generation of
auto safety improvements, building on the life-saving achievements
we've already seen with safety belts and air bags, said U.S. Trans-
portation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "By helping drivers avoid
crashes, this technology will play a key role in improving the way
people get where they need to go while ensuring that the U.S. re-
mains the leader in the global automotive industry.
When NHTSA announced that it was going to begin taking steps to
enable V2V communications technology for light vehicles, the MRF
was concerned that motorcycles would be negatively affected by not
being included in the discussion. It was revealed to the MRF that the
initial research will focus on passenger cars, but motorcycles will be
included eventually.
NHTSA plans on equipping motorcycles with V2V technology so that
the vehicle can transmit signals to other vehicles on the road to pro-
vide a warning of potential vehicle collision and avoid it.
Technology changes to motorcycles are certainly beginning to rise.
Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, touch screen equipped Harley David-
sons are just the first wave. What comes next is anyones guess.
Some of it is certain to be helpful, like GPS, but taking full control of
a motorcycle away from the motorcyclist is one of the worst possible
ideas in the universe taking any controls away from the rider is not
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acceptable. The MRF will work to make sure that never happens.
Obama Calls for Helmet Laws
This week President Obama released his ideal version of a transpor-
tation bill. The proposal has a specific provision that would allow the
federal government to push a mandatory helmet law, the Motorcycle
Riders Foundation (MRF) reports.
Buried in the 350 page document is language that would amend
current United States code, which provides the motorcycle safety
money that would allow the Secretary [of transportation] or the Sec-
retarys designee [to] engage in activities with States and State leg-
islators to consider proposals related to motorcycle helmet use
laws.
This provision is unacceptable to the MRF, and its safe to say, the
United States House of Representatives. Labeled as Support Activ-
ity in the draft legislation, its a thinly veiled stab at a mandatory
national helmet law.
The draft is titled Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with
Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and
Communities throughout America, or GROW AMERICA Act. You
can read the whole document here:
http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/DOT_surface_reauth-FINAL.pdf
The draft legislation also has incentive grants for graduated auto
licensing.
The MRF urges you to contact your Representative in the House
and both of your Senators. You can reach the United States Capitol
switchboard at (202) 224-3121. In addition, the MRF asks that you
contact the White House directly and let them know you are not
pleased with the helmet use provisions of President Obamas
GROW AMERICA Act. You can reach the White House several dif-

ferent ways from this website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact.
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation urges you to join your fellow free-
dom fighters in Washington on May 15th to lobby Congress and help
stop this legislation. Please register for the event on the MRF web-
site. If you have any questions about attending this most important
day for motorcyclists, please call the MRF Washington D.C. office.
The MRF is committed to preserving your freedoms in every possi-
ble way.
From the American Motorcyclist Association
DC Insider: Federal agency expands authority from fighting
diseases to studying how Americans use our highways
Alongside the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there
is a relatively new player looking at motorcycle safety on our roads
and highways.
It is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why the CDC? How is riding a motorcycle even in the CDCs cross-
hairs? Is the CDC attempting to say that riding is a disease?
How is this possible? What is the CDCs agenda?
The American Motorcyclist Association is asking these questions
and may have found some answers.
The CDC came onto the AMA radar back in June 2012 with its re-
lease claiming that annual cost savings in states with universal mo-
torcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered
motorcycle) than in states without universal helmet laws. It is no
secret that the CDC wants more states to adopt mandatory helmet
laws.
Then, it was the CDCs February 2013 Federal Register notice on its
proposed project titled Costs and Cost Savings of Motor Vehicle
Injury Prevention: Evidence-Based Policy and Behavioral Interven-

ntions.
The AMA wanted the CDC to address our concerns with the pro-
posed projects goal to collect information relating to the costs of
implementing motor vehicle injury prevention interventions to get
in their own words -- the biggest bang for the buck.
We learned that the CDC study would focus on 13 interventions.
One is motorcycle helmet use laws.
Then the CDC struck again.
At its meeting in October 2013, the Community Preventive Services
Task Force viewed a CDC staff-prepared presentation about the
benefits of universal helmet laws. One of the slides links the adop-
tion of universal helmet-use laws to a potential reduction in motorcy-
cle riding, which would help meet the CDCs goal to reduce injuries
and fatalities.
Let me say that again: One of the CDCs desired outcomes is the
potential for reduced motorcycle use. (The task force had previously
approved a recommendation for universal motorcycle helmet laws at
its meeting in June 2013.)
The AMA questions the expertise and authority of the CDC and its
task force in the traffic safety arena. Motorcycling is not a disease to
be cured; it is a legal and legitimate means of transportation and
recreation enjoyed by an estimated 11 million Americans.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) shared the AMAs concern and
sent a letter to the CDC on Nov. 21, 2013. In particular, Walberg
wanted to know how the CDC has the authority to study highway
safety.
The CDC responded by saying its authority is congressionally man-
dated.
Congressionally mandated?
This stimulated investigative juices at the AMA. After months of re-
search, the AMA discovered that the CDCs authority comes from
Section 399U of the Public Health Service Act. This is odd, because
the PHS Act has been around for years.
Is Section 399U new and how did it amend the PHS Act?
Yes, the section is new. It was included in the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. It increased
the CDCs authority and gave it a congressional mandate to study
highway safety, among other things. Specifically, Section 4003(b)(1)
of the ACA amended the PHS Act to include Section 399U.
How does Section 399U expand the authority of the CDCs Task
Force?
It expands the role of the Community Preventive Services Task
Force by providing yearly reports to Congress and related agen-
cies identifying gaps in research and recommending priority areas
that deserve further examination, including areas related to popula-
tions and age groups not adequately addressed by current recom-
mendations (ACA, 4003(b)(1); PHS Act 399U(b)(6)) (ACA
pages 425-426).
It also provides authority to the task force to study any area or topic
it chooses. Under Section 399U, Community preventive services
include any policies, programs, processes or activities designed to
affect or otherwise affecting health at the population
level (Emphasis added) (ACA, 4003(b)(1); PHS Act 399U(a)
(ACA pages 425-426).
Although we cant all agree on the validity of mandated helmet laws,
I am sure we all can agree that this is blatant government overreach
that can affect all our lives by administrative fiat.

This is how a federal agency once tasked to curing the worlds dis-
eases is now studying our nations highways and, for that matter,
anything else it chooses.

Administration proposes abolishing the NHTSA lobby ban in
their highway reauthorization bill
On April 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the
Grow America Act, its proposal for the reauthorization of the nations
surface transportation bill.
The administration proposes allowing the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration to lobby in support of mandatory helmet laws.
The specific language is the following:
Section 4004. AMENDMENT TO MOTORCYCLIST SAFETY
GRANT CRITERIA.
Section 405(f) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by insert-
ing the following after paragraph (5):
"(6) SUPPORT ACTIVITY.--The Secretary or the Secretary's desig-
nee may engage in activities with States and State legislators to
consider proposals related to motorcycle helmet use laws."
The language proposed by the administration is the response to the
recently approved United Nations resolution on global road rules.
The resolution encourages nations that have not yet done so to
consider enacting comprehensive legislation on key risk factors for
road traffic injuries, including the disregard for road signs and sig-
nals, the non-use of helmets
As the highway bill progresses, the American Motorcyclist Associa-
tion will continue to watch out for you the rider.
Tweet NHTSA: Tell NHTSA that Distracted Driving
Is Deadly Driving!
The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is
designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month.
The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and under-
stand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as
operators of other vehicles.
Send a tweet to the NHTSA that motorcyclists are part of the solu-
tion in making the roads safer for all users. Encourage safe driving
practices and ask all motorists to stay alert and aware of their envi-
ronment.
The slogans are everywhere, on billboards and bumper stickers,
badges and T-shirts: Watch out for motorcycles. Look twice, save
a life. Share the road.
But not all motorists heed the warnings. And, with the warmer tem-
peratures spilling across most of the country in May, the roads are
filling with riders.
Let NHTSA know that Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving. Tweet
them now using our easy-to-use tools made available at the AMA
Action Center.
Follow the "Tweet NHTSA" link, enter your information into the form
at the bottom of the page and click the "submit" button. You will be
prompted to allow our advocacy software permission to work with
your Twitter account.
Lets make the roads and highways safer for all users including
motorcyclists to take the distracted out of driving. Tweet
NHTSA.


From the campaign of Gov. Rick Scott
Moving Florida Forward
My Friends,

Over the next 5 months, you are going to see hundreds of ads,
and hear a lot of opinions on who the next governor of Florida
should be.
Ask yourself this: should the politicians in Tallahassee
decide how to spend your money, or should you make that
decision?
My administration has cut taxes 40 times in the last 4 years and
in the most recent legislative session alone we were able to
pass $500 million in tax cuts.
We cannot move Florida back to the days of record setting un-
employment and high taxes. Lets keep working to make Flor-
ida the best place in the world for businesses and families.
Over the next few months, you will be periodically hearing from
me and members of my team on my vision for the future of
Florida. For now, you can learn more about my campaign on
my website, or join the conversation on my Facebook page.

Thank you for your time.
Gov. Rick Scott

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless
man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a con-
gress. -- John Adams

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Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-79, Chair
T. Wayne Miller Jr. Building, 15191 Homestead Rd.
Lehigh Acres, Fl. 33971. Phone: (239) 694-0161
E-Mail: Matt.Caldwell@myfloridahouse.gov
Legislative Assistant: Charlotte Gammie

Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-30, Vice Chair
1926 Victoria Ave., 2
nd
Floor, Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901
Phone: (239) 338-2570
E-Mail: Benacquisto.Lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov
Legislative Assistant: Matthew Hunter, Tiffany Edwards,
Lynda Fino, Tamara Holliday

Sen. Garrett Richter, R-23
32999 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 203, Naples, Fl. 34112-4961
Phone: (239) 417-6205
E-Mail: Richter.Garrett.web@flsenate.gov
Legislative Assistant: Becky Kokkinos, Michael Nachef,
Sandra Mummert

Rep. Dane Eagle, R-77
1039 SE 9
th
Place, Room 310, Cape Coral, Fl. 33990
Phone: (239) not yet determined
E-Mail: Dane.Eagle@myfloridahouse.gov
Legislative Assistant: Paige Biagi. District: Bradley
Davidson

Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-78
2120 Main St., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901. Phone: (239) 533-
2440
E-Mail: Heather.Fitzenhagen@myfloridahouse.gov
Legislative Assistant: Edward Metzger. District: Christine
Deramo

Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-76
Alico Lake Commons, 17595 S. Tamiami Tr., Suite 218
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908. Phone: (239) 433-6501
E-Mail: Ray.Rodrigues@myfloridahouse.gov
Legislative Assistant: James Mullen. District: Jasmine
Villanueva

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Phone: (850) 488-7146
E-Mail: www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott
Office of Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.. PL-05, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Telephone: (850) 488-4711. Facsimile: (850) 921-6114
E-Mail: www.ltgov.com/ContactUs.html


Florida Senate Web site: www.flsenate.gov

Office of Senate President Don Gaetz
404 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5229
E-Mail: Officeofthesenatepresident@flsenate.gov
Chief of Staff: Chris Clark

Florida House of Representatives Web site:
www.myfloridahouse.gov

The Honorable Will Weatherford, Speaker
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5038
E-Mail: Will.Weatherford@myfloridahouse.gov
Legislative Assistant: Joy Hampton, Ralph Lair

United States Senate (www.senate.gov)
Nelson, Bill - (D - FL)
716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON
DC 20510
(202) 224-5274
Web Form: www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Rubio, Marco - (R - FL)
317 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON
DC 20510
(202) 224-3041
Web Form: www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/
contact
United States House of Representatives
(www.house.gov)
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R, FL-17
Washington DC Office
221 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
p (202) 225-5792, f (202) 225-3132
Punta Gorda Office
226 Taylor Street, Suite 230, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
p (941) 575-9101, f (941) 575-9103
Contact Congressman Rooney through his Congressional
web site.
U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R, FL-19
Washington DC Office
1123 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
p (202) 225-2536
Cape Coral District Office
804 Nicholas Pkwy, East, Suite 1, Cape Coral, Fl. 33990
p (239) 573-5837
Contact Congressman Radel through his Congressional
web site
Floridas Lee County Legislative Delegation
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From the Editor ..
Chapter Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to thank Denise Ahlstrom
of Karma and Coconuts in Cape Coral
for her participation in our Bears for
Bears Event. We appreciate your
time and donation location.
It has been an interesting journey.
ABATE of Florida, Inc. has been an
education and an opportunity to assist
in bringing safety information to the
masses.
I was introduced to ABATE via the
Caloosahatchee Adopt a Family event
and as I transferred to Southwest, I
found many other avenues to enjoy
doing community service. Making a
difference has meant a lot to me.
I hope the reigns are taken with the
same desire to be a creative force in
the Southwest Chapters message to
our community.
Watch out for motorcycles.
Check twice for motorcycles.
Look for motorcycles.
See ya round.
Barbara

ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Southwest Chapter
PO Box 60745 Fort Myers, FL 33906
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