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East Valley Chapter Honors Jack Batty
Jack Batty... even just seeing or hearing his name brings a smile to most everyone who knows him. Jack has decided to take a break from being an officer and board representative.
Compared to many of our members I am still a wet behind the ears newbie. Being said newbie and curious I asked Jack what positions he had held so far during his ABATE adventure. At the chapter level it might be easier to just say what he hasn’t been. Here is the list he gave me: Jack has held the positions of Chapter Coordinator, Vice Coordinator, Secretary, Runs/Events Coordinator, Communications, Merchandise, Masterlink distribution, and last but not least East Valley Chapter Board of Directors representative.
Too Broke for Sturgis 2016 People and Bike Game Results, as Best We can Recall.
Hosted by-Don and Lisa Withey, TV Bob, Gimpy, Jeremy, Jack Batty, Jean, Clydeman, "Navy" Mike Rudd, Nolan and Thomas Bishop Automotive.
Men’s Helmet Toss- 29 participants, came down to a 5 way tie with 2 in. Then a 4 way tie, all with 2 in, then the toss off between Danna Campbell and Jeff Schops with Jeff throwing for the win.
Woman’s Helmet Toss-19 participants, 8 way playoffs with 2 in, then 2 with 2 in and Karen Gregory throwing all 3 in for the win.
United….We Stand! - Crossing Barriers to Strengthen Our Message
What, what is that you say? What barriers?
While I haven’t been an officer for long, I have spent years listening and observing – to riders, to friends and acquaintances. So today I’m talking TO you… ABOUT you….and YOUR potential … to strengthen our collective riders’ VOICE in a cage-based world.
Why should we Cross Those Barriers? For information. For solidarity. For strength in numbers. So we can join together in protecting our remaining freedoms of the road.
And wait, a voice in the Legislature is only part of it. I’m talkin’ about a voice with the crotch rocket rider who speeds past you - or the cruiser who is squelching your ‘need for speed on an open highway some early Sunday morning. I’m also talking about awareness for “the 2nd ripple” – those riders all have friends; those riders all have families and jobs with coworkers; those riders all talk to people in line at the Circle K and at the supermarket. We need to understand the common traits AND the differences to really Cross Those Barriers.
MRF Lobbyist Jeff Hennie Resigns
I have accepted Jeff Hennie's resignation today effective next Friday, October 30th, 2015.
He and his wife are leaving the District after a decade of working on the Hill. I am told you can read all about his upcoming adventure on Facebook.
Of course we wish Jeff nothing but the best.
Our Board will be talking this weekend as to our next steps such as the job description, job posting, and the search process.
Most importantly we will discuss the critical work that remains ongoing in D.C. Fortunately we have another highly capable veteran on our D.C. staff in Tiffany that will be playing a key role in this transition period.
Having been directly involved in hiring Jeff I expect the hiring process will be similar.
Kirk "Hardtail" Willard
President of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation
American Motorcyclist Association Opposes EPA's Ethanol Plan
Poll shows voters want federal laws reformed
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association delivered 29,379 signatures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today, along with a stern message in opposition to the agency's proposal to increase the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel.