American Bikers Aimed Toward Education

ABATE of OHIO, Inc. REGION 9

Delaware/Union

Franklin

Madison

Pickaway

Ross/Pike/Scioto

~Gearin' Up~ Franklin Co.
Monthy Meeting Schedule Oak Grove Tavern 8340 Alkire Rd, Galloway, OH 43119 First Sunday of the month. High Noon! August 4, September 1, October 6,

ABATE of Ohio

Franklin County Minutes

Region 9

March 3, 2019

Meeting called to order by Kolman Fuzy at 12:04pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. There were no new members and 1 guest – James Sizemore. Kolman also thanked Eldorado’s for hosting the meeting.

Officer’s reports:

Secretary report: Motion made to waive the reading of the February minutes. Steve 1st and Chris 2nd. Motion passed all in favor with 1 abstention.

Legislative: J.R. Gantner

A brief note of topics, (please see attachments)

• E15 The public needs educated

• It’s about time – EPA conducting a study

• Six motorcycle manufactures join together with vision of increasing safety for on-road riders in the U.S.

• Gov. DeWine requested 18 cent per gallon gas tax increase. Vote like a biker!

MRF Report: Jim Elgin Department of Justice Judge protected Mongols patch and trademark.  Look for an action alert on profiling in MRF notification and be ready to act! This does make a difference. MRF membership price going up in May 2019. Renew now for up to 3 years. Plus you get a tow package.

Treasurers report: Jim Elgin (please see attachment) motion to accept report Kim 1st and Joe 2nd. All in favor and 1 abstention. Motion passed.

Web master Report: David Domres said everything is current. Will change background on meeting minute’s section so it’s easier to read.

Social Media Officer Report: Teresa Shively reported we have 101 new followers on the Region 9 Facebook page. Out of State and online bike ticket sales – need to work on a better process for next year. Currently referring to Bushman.

Products Officer Report: Sue Nissley received an email from Dave with the new t-shirt design. Sue will start looking into costs. Roger to give possible vendors to Sue. Pre-order to come one costs are determined. Possibly Men and women’s cut tees. Kolman to check on the Vote like a biker tees from Meeting of the Minds 2018.

Old Business:

• State Seminar wrap-up. We did not have to pay a lot. Looking at Sponsorship packages for future seminars.

• Gun raffle – Henry Golden Boy $500 approx. Sue to look into getting a discount on a .22 or 17HMR.

• Pump it up today! Booze and Knife raffles - $5 a tab – see J.R.

• Daytona North/Chili cook-off 3/9/19 THIS WEEKEND from 8pm to midnight at the VFW on Stelzer, 2330 Stelzer Rd. Jim to bring bank. Kolman to get bowls and spoons from State Office. Be there!

• Awareness Rally – May 4th. Get your proclamations!!

 

New Business:

• New ABATE back patch $25 see Kolman.

• Region 9 out and about

o Starting 3/30 through August on the last Saturday of every month Buckeye Motor Sports is having a Bike Night/Event

o 4/27 Independent Open House

o 5/11 Bike Blessing in Delaware.

o 5/18 AMA Bike Night

• ABATE will be working/meeting with Maria at the AMA about nationwide lane splitting and profiling.

• Motorcycle Ohio is having a stakeholders meeting. ABATE will be there.

 

Remarks for the good of the order:

Larry Belford lost his daughter yesterday.

Pat Andres brother Mike Andres passed away.

Next Meeting is Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Motion to Adjourn at 1:12pm. 1st by J.R. and 2nd by Bruce

50/50 $45.00 won by J.R. Gantner Donated back $45 to buy a day at the office.

Buy a day at the office was $45.00.

 

Minutes completed by,

Region 9 Secretary

Kim Chafin

 

 

ABATE of Ohio

Franklin County Minutes

Region 9

February 3, 2019

Meeting called to order by Kolman Fuzy at 12:06pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. There were no new members or guests.

Officer’s reports:

Secretary report: Minutes are now available on the region website. Kolman will get with Dave about changing the background since the current one makes it hard to read. Motion made to waive the reading of the Jan minutes. Jerry 1st and Joe 2nd. Motion passed with 8 yes, 1 no, 2 abstentions.

Legislative: J.R. Gantner

A brief note of topics, (please see attachments)

• Only 4% of rental scooter riders were wearing helmets when involved in wrecks.

• Ohio was ranked #8 for having the worst drivers in the country.

• Where do you ride? Currently autonomous vehicles are focusing on identifying vehicles in the center of the lane.

• Major potholes growing around town. There was talk last year of robbing the rainy day fund to help fund the repairs. Make note of the potholes, report them, and avoid the areas if possible.

Products Officer Report: Sue Nissley is waiting on a design to get t-shirts priced and pre-orders going. See Sue for pins.

Social Media Officer Report: Teresa Shively had nothing to report.

 

Web master Report: David Domres was not in attendance.

State Events – Bill Balach Complete state submission form for website calendar – Event flyers and Monthly meetings.

Treasurers report: Jim Elgin (please see attachment) motion to accept report Kathy G. 1st and J.R. G. 2nd. All in favor 16 yes, 0 no, and 1 abstention. Motion passed. Also discussed $540.00 with Foundation for a Gun Raffle per previous vote. Joe Pickens suggested we get a Henry Golden Box.

MRF Report: Jim Elgin Strides being made on autonomous vehicles. These issues are real and upon us. Contact your legislators to include motorcycles on everything. Use MRF website to send form letters. It’s real quick and easy. Kolman reminded everyone that letters get you points for the annual member points program.

Old Business:

• Mark your calendars - Calendar Meeting date changes – July’s meeting will be on 7/14/19, September’s meeting will be on 9/8/19, and December’s meeting will be on 12/8/19.

• State Seminar – Kolman thanked all who attended. Good presenters. Life Achievement winner was Rod Taylor. Location to be determined for 2020.

• Daytona North/Chili cook-off 3/9/19 from 8pm to midnight at the VFW on Stelzer. Uncle Fester band will play and Sue will bring products.

• New Membership Flyer – Memberships are now $20 for a single which includes a free bike raffle ticket. No longer offering couples memberships only singles. Add $10 to receive the printed bi-monthly newsletter. Take the new brochures and help us spread the word and increase our numbers.

• Awareness Rally – Police escorted. 1st Saturday in May. Proclamations – Get ’em!

 

New Business:

• Pins –

o 15 years Tim & Patti Horetski

o 3 years Teresa Chafin Shively

• Roadhazard.org – Good tool for reporting potholes, chasers and biters, and grass clippings in the road.

• You’re going to die – Get a will! Go to ABATELEGAL.com ABATE Legal provides free wills for all ABATE members.

• Insurance

o Seasonal insurance - Make sure you’re covered cause in Ohio tomorrow could be a 60 degree day and you’ll want to go for a ride. It’s only $20 - $25 more.

o Just because someone says they have insurance “Doesn’t mean shit” per Rod Taylor. Take care of yourself! Have adequate uninsured and underinsured insurance. No less than $250,000/ $500,000

• The Region gets $1 for every 2019 Bike Raffle tickets WE – REGION 9 sells. See Kim to get your stack of 5 or 50 to sell to your family and friends. The more we sell the more we get.

 

Remarks for the good of the order:

Bill Balach – Cindy Balach was the 2018 Region Member of the Year. Bill asked that next time make it when they’re alive.

Next Meeting is Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Motion to Adjourn at 1:047pm. 1st by Jerry 2nd by Sue 1 abstention.

50/50 $42.00 won by Bill Balach Donated back $20 to Region 9.

Buy a day at the office was $39.00.

Minutes completed by,

Region 9 Secretary

Kim Chafin

 

 

ABATE of Ohio

Franklin County Minutes

Region 9

January 6, 2019

Meeting called to order by Kolman Fuzy at 12:06pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. There were no new members and 1 guest, Mykayla.

Officer’s reports:

Secretary report: Reading of the Dec minutes. Jim E. motioned to accept the minutes, Joe P. 2nd with 1 abstention. Motion passed.

Legislative: J.R. Gantner

A brief note of topics, (please see attachments)

• Senate Profiling Resolution Passes Unanimously.

• MRF – Senate Committee started working on merging two Acts - AV Start and Self Drive. Motorcycles need to be included in this language.

• AMA – Senate Res 154 urges state law enforcement officials to condemn motorcyclist profiling in their policies and training material

• Atonomous Vehicles – current ly a shuttle circulates downtown Columbus. Kicking off will be food delivery services like Grub Hub and Uber Eats.

• OH. DMV - $5 registration increase to go towards bridge repairs.

• 6 On Your Side – COTA bus leaking caused loss of life. Watch for fluids on the road.

Products Officer Report: Sue Nissley not in attendance

Social Media Officer Report: Teresa Shivley tries to post the latest on our page. Any suggestions or interesting items can be sent to her to review. Reminded us of the Daytona North party March 9, 2019

and The Freedom Rally June 28-30, 2019.

 

Web master Report: David Domres Region 9 website has new officers listed. Let Dave know if any changes are needed. Dave will start added the meeting minutes to the website when they are available.

Treasurers report: Kathy Gantner (please see attachment) motion to accept report Robin P. 1st and Roger W. 2nd. All in favor with 1 abstention. Motion passed.

MRF Report: Jim Elgin Senate Resolution 154 on anti-profiling passed the Senate unanimously. Nothing has happened in the House yet. Get ahold of your Representative to support. Region ( is an MRF Sustaining Member – 25 year rocker and certificate was shared with the group and will be on file at the state office. Tiffany has been working as a liaison in Megan’s absence. A lobbying firm was hired for the anti-profiling. AMA Road Service is free with automated renewal.

State Government Relations report: Kolman Fuzy

• Road Guarding Bill expired and he is looking for a new sponsor. Possibly Green if he will reintroduce.

• HB548 (earplugs) – Mike stock testified. We are proponents of it.

• New Governor and Highway Patrol watch for raid of Motorcycle Ohio fund/ Training fund.

• Autonomous Vehicle Safety – systems do not consistently recognize motorcycles. Only if they are in the middle of the lane. Needs to be 100% of the time.

• E15 is going to year around sales. If you travel look out for Unleaded 88 which is E15. DO NOT put it in your motorcycle! Watch what you put in your bike.

• HB95 – Distracted driving as a secondary offense.

• Seminar 2019 – Discount rate on rooms is $121.00 book soon!

• J.R. Gantner brought up Rod Taylor’s article in last month’s OutSpokin’ stated that ABATE has a police escort at all events. This is not true for Ohio.

Region Directors Report: Kolman Fuzy thanked all officers from 2018 and the new 2019 officers.

Changes are being made at the State level:

Cut back OutSpokin’ to every other month.

Cut back on office staff to two nights a week.

Easy Riders show in Cincinnati was a 1 day event which we did have a presence but not a booth. The Ad in the OutSpokin’ is the 2018 event dates. There is not a 2019 Columbus event.

 

Old Business:

• Daytona North/Chili cookoff held at the VFW on Stelzer? – Kolman to call today. State calander has it listed on the wrong date. Event is March 9th. A new flyer will be submitted.

• Seminar – We have pre-registration forms

• Operation Santa – Roger & Cynthia did all of the shopping. We were able to help a lot of families.

• Motorcycle Ohio is looking for a range in the Columbus area. Let Kolman know if you have any possibilities

 

New Business:

• Swap Meet in Delaware, Ohio in Jan. Lots of cancellations they are down to 1 building. We will be there.

• Awareness Rally is the first Saturday in May, May 4th 2019. After Rally will more than likely be at Classics/Victory’s. Kolman and Jim to contact Alex.

• Proclaimations – Start working on now.

  Kolman will get the Governor, City of Columbus, Pickerington, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, and Bexley.

  J.R. will get Hilliard.

  Kim will get Grove City, Dublin, Westerville, Sunbury, Urbancrest, and Jackson township

• Kolman would like to get a 2019 group officers picture. Officers also make sure Kolman has your current email.

• Move September and December meetings to 9/8/19 and 12/8/19

 

Remarks for the good of the order:

Kim C. – It’s Girl Scout cookie time! Abby is taking orders again if anyone is interested.

Mongo’s right arm getting overhauled. He will be down a couple of weeks. Check and see if he needs anything.

Roger W. – Last year of Rolling Thunder which brings attention to MIA and POWs Memorial Day weekend. If you are interested in going get a hold of Roger. Stay tuned for local ride next year to National Vets Memorial.

Next Meeting is Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Motion to Adjourn at 1:17pm. 1st by Kathy G. 2nd by Glenn C. 1 abstention.

50/50 $41.00 Won by Roger W. Donated back $35 to Operation Santa.

Buy a day at the office was $44.00.

Minutes completed by,

Region 9 Secretary

Kim Chafin

 

 

 

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