Welcome to January.
Yeah, I know, I hate it too. Some people are just cold weather and snow enthusiasts, and this is a time of the year that they look forward to. I am not one of those people. For some people, especially up here in Northeast Ohio, it is a time of year that many people put a plow on their truck and make extra money for themselves and their family. Again, I am not one of those people. So, you people have your fun and make your money, and the rest of us will suffer until we can pull the bikes back out and get on down the road.
My name is Lion Man, and I was elected to be your new ABATE of Ohio State Government Relations Officer. I want to start off by saying thank you to Kolman Fuzy for all his years of hard work in keeping this organization moving forward. I hope I can build on his work to keep Ohio legislatively productive and support Motorcyclists, our freedoms and all our rights.
I have been a member of ABATE of Ohio for 32 years and did legislation here in Region Zero for most of those years. I have held just about every position in Region Zero at one time or another through those years. I have had great support from Officers and the members, and I hope to continue to benefit from those same people, and now, from all the people in Ohio.
I know I am going to need lots of help from Chairman of the Board, Mike Stock, and from Executive Director Ed Sheeter. But I am also going to need help from all Regional Government Relations Officers. To this end, I will be reaching out to all of you soon. Mostly, I am going to need help from all of you, the members and supporters of ABATE of Ohio Inc.! After all, the officers can only do so much. Our true strength comes from the members. I will try and keep you all updated legislatively, and then it is up to all of you to act on the information. Together we can continue to make ABATE of Ohio Inc. productive and great!
Feel free to provide me with any ideas or issues you believe we should focus on this year legislatively? I have a couple ideas I want to start building on, but I want to remain responsive to all of you, so again, feel free to contact me.
Until next month, stay warm and get those motorcycles ready for the rides we have coming up this year.