Happy January 2023!
This month I want to introduce myself as your 2023 State of Ohio MRF Rep. My name is Sherry Hill and I hail from Stark County Abate Region 8. Received my endorsement to ride thru the MSF program in 1992 down in Florida. Back then it was more of a rarity as a woman rider. While I did not grow up on a bike, I learned at 13 that I really enjoyed riding, albeit on the back of a bike till 1992. My first bike was an old, beat-up powder blue 650 Yamaha and after that I stuck with Yamaha’s till I moved back to Ohio in 1997 and met the man I am still with today. He had Harley’s but had grown up with metrics as well. So, over the 25 years we’ve been together our “collection” has grown. I am the proud owner of 4 of them in our stable. Two Harleys and two Yamaha’s (went back to my original love). Each one brings its own personality and I enjoy that immensely. It is a passion that both he and I share, and I enjoy nothing more than just he and I out for a ride.
I am a past Safety & Education Officer for my region and currently I am an Instructor for Motorcycle Ohio of which this will be my 9th year teaching. I retired from teaching Harley Davidson, just too many irons in the fire for me.
That leads me to why I am writing this letter to you. I felt that while teaching how to ride a motorcycle and my involvement in my Region I am just not making enough of a difference. Then last Fall we were told of the opening for the State MRF (Motorcycle Rights Foundation) position. I had to fill out an application and go in front of the Board of Abate of Ohio. Luckily, they all think that I can do a good job and that is what I am going to attempt to do. With all your help we need to continue to support Abate of Ohio (State & Regional) but along with that we need to support the MRF which is your National voice in Washington D.C.
I am gearing up to go to swap meets and attend region meetings across the State of Ohio as well as just get out there on Poker Runs etc. to spread the good word about the MRF.
Every month I will write telling you what the MRF & I have been doing. Call me, drop me an email if you want any information and join the MRF for just $35 a year. You can join as an individual, group, etc. Just ask me!
YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TOGETHER WE CAN INIATE CHANGE!!!!!!!
Hopefully I will see all of you at the upcoming Abate of Ohio Seminar!!!!!!
Sherry Hill, State of Ohio MRF Rep