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

​Phone: 269 435-2058

Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976

Secretary Report

Contact State of Michigan Secretary : abatemichsecretary@frontier.com
Phone: 269 435-2058

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

We are moving into fall but we still have some good riding days ahead.
     The planning for the Seminar is already in the works! It will be at the same place as usual in Saginaw. There will be more information to follow.
     Gary has set up a program where I can take credit cards for everything but State Products. I am sure it will take me a while to figure it out, but once I do, it will be an easy way to purchase memberships, signs, and raffle tickets. There will be a processing fee of 3% that the bank charges us if you use the service. Once it is in place and I know what I am doing, I will let the RCs know so they can get the word out.
   As a reminder, if you wish to run for the board, send me your intent, postmarked no later than Oct1st.
    Time to start thinking about your region member of the year. The seminar will be here before we know it.
     News of the month, Honda wants zero fatalities by 2050 based on technology. That would be a wonderful thing but realistically, I dont see it happening.
   Latest NHTSA stats regarding helmet use, 2019 shows 5014 deaths, a decrease from 2008 of 5307 deaths, note that there were 7.7% more motorcycles on the road in 2019 compared to 2008. A study done by the DOT in 2019 found that 36% of motorcyclists killed in 2019 were not wearing a helmet, 61% of motorcyclist's killed were wearing a helmet, and 3% of those killed had an unknown status regarding helmet usage.
   Rider education, training, and being properly endorsed, along with all motorists being aware of motorcyclist's is the key. Riding with out be impaired is stating the obvious.
   Now is the time to start searching for candidates in next years election, who support motorcycles, along with fair and just insurance reform.
   As you probably know, the MMRPAC, who's contact info is in the the Michigan Rider, supports the candidates who support ABATEs agenda and long term goals. The MMRPAC exists thru personal donations. The MMRPAC needs donations to continue to get those candidates elected who will support us. To donate call Wayne at 313-820-3616 or email at MMRPAC@aol.com. Any questions call me at 269-435-2058.
   Awareness donations are, Dean Krick, Del Hamacher, and Paul Conway. Life members are Neil Darnell, Dave and Theresa Kidder, and Robert Henry Jr.
    Seminar donations are from "Region 15 Rocks" $250.00 Thanks!

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.