Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976

Secretary Report

Contact State of Michigan Secretary :
Phone: 269 435-2058

**Please include a call back number when you leave a msg.  

   I hope everyone is trying to get back to some sort of normalcy in this crazy world we are currently in. If you are a small business owner my hope is that you somehow get thru all that is going on at the moment. If your waiting to be called  back to work I hope its soon.
   Above all else I hope everyone is staying healthy.
   As everyone knows by now, the Field Meet has been rescheduled to the 17th, 18th, and 19th of July. Tickets are available from Eric. at 269-435-2058. I cant take credit cards. Checks or money orders only. Also as everyone also knows the Freedom Rally has been rescheduled to Sept. 29th. Try and attend or support both of these events so we can continue to ride free, promote freedom, and get the word out to Look Twice, Save a Life.
   I know I sound like a broken record but the federal government is bound and determined to expand E15 fuel thru out the country regardless of how it will effect the millions of vehicles that are not designed to operate on it. The plan is to authorize 500 million dollars to retailers over the next 5 years to help retailers sell E15.
   According to NHTSA, motorcycle fatalities have decreased for the 3rd straight year in a row, while miles traveled have increased. That is definitely some good news.
   Apparently there are some issues with how the state of Michigan is using our Motorcycle  Awareness Fund. There has been little, or no Awareness promotion so far this year. The public relations firm that was hired to promote Awareness has been fired. Where is the money going that we pay into the fund? This is a troubling development. There are also issues with rider training which I am sure Vince can explain. There is currently no Rider training going on in Michigan. If you have a rider permit and it has expired, I am not sure what you can do. I do know that Indiana has been able to resume their Rider Training program.
   Keep the pressure on your Senator to support SB528. Jim Rhoades has form letters and I have some if you need some to fill out.
   Condolences to Hotrod who lost his Mother in May.
   Awareness donations are, Brian and Jessica Frank, Paul Hamlin, Mike Dexter, Dreama Brushaber, Ron Sangster, Greg Coyne and Annette  Nolde, and Glen Kunselman. Legislative Supporter is Larry Stock. Carol Stock and Dan Gorman became Life Members.
Be careful out there.

New metal membership cards.
Life Memberships cards are gold, and regular membership cards are white.
$5.00 each
Contact Sally: 734 972-7134

or Eric: 269 435-2058 to place your order.

ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
​Constantine, Mi. 49042

​Phone: 269 435-2058