ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042
Phone: 269 435-2058
ABATE of Michigan
Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976
January 6, 2019
From President Vince Consiglio
February. You always try to come up with something that all of you would be interested in. Not only do we have to worry about what Legislation will do to help us be covered when we are out riding but Awareness is losing one of its best Instructors that has ever volunteered to teach classes for Motorcycle Awareness! The total number of students is around 40,000 after 20 years of looking out for all of you!!! I received an e-mail from the owner of All Safe-Drivers Ed located in Genesee County which has three locations in Fenton, Grand Blanc and Davidson. Her name is Marie James and she is looking for someone in this area to step up and do some classes. Her number is 810-606-0094. Brothers and Sisters of ABATE, MIKE POAGE is in a special class of Instructors, and yes there are others who are dedicated and deserving of the accolades he will be receiving. If you get a chance to meet or talk to Mike, please let him know how much you appreciate all of the hard work, commitment, time, effort and money he spent out of his own pocket to make the public aware of motorcycles and sharing the road with us! Mike, I will be the first one to let you know you will be sadly missed and I know it’s not much, but THANK YOU Brother! You have saved lives by your hard work and what you have done will never be forgotten!!
Those of you who weren’t able to attend the Seminar, AWARENESS gave awards to the top 10 Regions for classes taught and the number of students and general public reached, making them aware motorcycles. GUD Marketing who was hired by the Secretary of State Dept. to promote motorcycle awareness was there. It would have been very informative for you to have heard what they will be doing across the State to make motorcycling a more pleasurable experience for all of us. Trying to keep us safe is finally a reality from the Secretary of State Dept. thanks to the Legislation Team which busted their butts to get funding which made all of this possible! I hope that everyone who reads this article can just try a little bit to step forward and do something regarding AWARENESS. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just something. You can set up your own schedule. I’m asking all you to get involved and make a difference. The students appreciate what you teach them and respect the heck out of it.
If you actually read the Rider, please let me know if there is something you want me to write about. I’m here for all of you, not just certain members. Those of you who have a God you pray to, please say prayers for those who we lost this past year. Barb Bennett and Bud Blackburn lost their Mother who they dearly loved and many of you have lost someone whom meant a lot to you. May all of them be in Heaven and may all the rest of us get along and work together for the same cause.
May the road rise to meet you and the wind always be at your back,
State Awareness Director
Contact State of Michigan ABATE Awareness Officer:
Rod "Hot Rod" Beaton
Phone: 734 587-2087