March 2016 Region 5 Newsletter

March 1st, 2016

Welcome to the March edition of the Region 5 newsletter.

Clinton County Chili Cook Off

Saturday, March 12th, 2015

Clinton County Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at the American Legion Post 49 located in Wilmington, Ohio.

Cook Off runs from 6PM to 8PM; prizes and music by DJ Richard to follow. $5 Entry; contact Theresa Shoemaker at 937-302-6232 or Randy Wallace at 937-289-2758 for more information. Click flier image for full size flier.

Clinton County CHili CookOff Flier

ABATE of Ohio, Inc. State Seminar 2016

March 18th-19th, 2016

State Seminar Information Workshop and Awards Banquet is held March 18th and 19th, 2016 at Mohican Lodge and Conferenc Center located in Perrysville, Ohio. $30 registration - $35 for non MRO members. Friday night Meet-n-Greet with Games for PAC Fund Fundraiser. Saturday includes all day seminar followed by Awards Banquet Dinner. Door open at 8:30AM; Seminar starts at 9AM. Click flier image for full size flier.

State Seminar Flier

27th Annual Heartland Steam is Fast Approaching

Information from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation(MRF)

Heartland S.T.E.A.M. is fast approaching, and with just a little more than a week left to receive discounted registration, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) encourages all motorcyclists to join with members of motorcycle rights groups from South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa in attending this important event.

Held on April 1 – 3, Heartland S.T.E.A.M. is hosted this year by A.B.A.T.E. of South Dakota and is the premiere motorcycling rights conference in the Midwest. Heartland S.T.E.A.M.—an acronym for Seminar To Educate And Motivate—is a weekend-long event whose purpose is to help educate officers and all members of state motorcycle rights organizations (SMROs) and encourage discussion on political issues pertaining to motorcycle rights. It’s the perfect forum for exchanging ideas and strategies for defending and maintaining grass-roots motorcycling rights.

Heartland S.T.E.A.M. is open to all motorcyclists, and all profits support the MRF in its mission to defend motorcycling rights on a national level. Until March 1, registration is $50; after then, registration increases to $60.

For complete details and registration, visit the Heartland S.T.E.A.M. registration page.

MRF Seeking VP of Governmental Affairs and Public Relations for our Washington D.C. Office

Information from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation(MRF)

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), headquartered in Washington D.C., is expanding its search for a qualified candidate for the position of Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Public Relations to join our staff. Founded in 1985, the MRF’s mission is to continue developing an aggressive independent national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle that is financially stable and exceeds the needs of motorcycling enthusiasts. In order to maintain a strong, daily presence on Capitol Hill, the MRF is looking to fill this role quickly. Persons with the talent and desire to serve in this exciting, yet challenging, role are encouraged to make their interest known to the selection committee.


Preferred Qualifications:

Send resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to the Executive Search Committee at

Monthly Meeting Info

Locations and times for the next Region 5 meetings

Next Region 5 meeting for Clinton County is 11AM, March 13th at American Legion Post 49 in Wilmington, Ohio.

Next Region 5 meeting for Butler-Clermont-Hamilton counties is 11AM, March 6th at The Train Stop in Foster, Ohio. Meeting held outside upper level, weather permitting.