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        ABATE of Ohio, Inc., Region Zero

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Monthly Meeting
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Yellow Dog Saloon
2242 Greenville Rd. Cortland Oh. 44410
(Rt.88, Just West of Rt.46, Mecca, Oh.)
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Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Region Zero Director
Randy Kibler

330 428-2083
Regionzero@abate.com
Region Zero Deputy Director:
Lionman

330 718-3066
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State Chairman of the Board
Mike Stock

1-800-25BIKER
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State Executive Director
Ed Schetter

1-800-25BIKER
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  The Schedule of Events meeting for the 2023 season will be on
Sunday, February, 12, 2023 at 1:00pm

at the
Army/Navy Garrison #244, 418 Mason St. Niles, Ohio 44446.
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    Any Club or Organization wishing to have their events on this schedule should attend this meeting or have their event information to "Randy" before this meeting. It is preferable that you attend the meeting in case of conflicting dates !!!

Randy, 8 Benton St., Austintown, Oh. 44515 or 330 428-2083

ABATE OF OHIO, INC.
REGION ZERO NEWS #5
November 2022

    Randy Kibler, Region Zero Director
    330.428.2083

    Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines and also Happy Veteran's Day. Freedom is a taste that Veterans tend to understand and enjoy more than most due to their service for others all around the globe.

    ABATE of Ohio, Inc. is the ONLY organization fighting for motorcycle rights in Ohio. Some of our partners and allies are the Motorcyclists Rights Foundation (MRF), the American Motorcycle Association (AMA), along with a plethora of local motorcycle clubs and organizations.

    Some motorcyclists simply hop on their scoots without a thought of freedoms lost and freedoms gained. Many remember the hard fights throughout the United States in the late '70s over mandatory helmet laws. ABATE of Ohio inc. have been at the forefront of such battles since 1978.

    In Ohio some battles we have are with the handlebar height limit which is currently "shoulder height". In Ohio we do not have a "road guarding" bill like some states do. With a road guarding bill there would be testing and certifications so that individuals could road guard. As of now in Ohio motorcyclists can be arrested for "kidnapping" by blocking roads and keeping people from conducting their business.

    In California "lane splitting" has been legal for over 40 years without issue, but bikers in Ohio have to sit in traffic on the highway in the heat without being able to use the sides of the highway to keep moving and help cool air-cooled engines.

    Grass clippings and other yard debris being blown into the streets can be dangerous to motorcyclists. The "profiling" of motorcyclists has been on our radar for quite some time along with "Distracted driving". We see it all the time vehicle operators playing on their phones, eating food, applying makeup, and simply dinking off and not paying attention. No wonder government agencies and auto manufacturers are pushing to have autonomous self driving vehicles. Driving an automobile is a perishable skill that the majority of people take for granted.

    All of these issues and many many more are at the forefront of what we do. We educate and when necessary, we legislate. Legislate like the "hearing protection bill" that came out a few years back allowing motorcycle operators to wear hearing protection to protect against the noise of wind and other environmentals.

    Want to hear more of freedoms gained, lost, and yet to be acquired? Come to a meeting and meet with fellow motorcycle freedom fighters that understand the taste of the freedom of the road. Thank you and Semper Fidelis!

    Take care of one another and enjoy, Randy


Lion Man, Legislative Director
330.718.3066

    There were many events happening around the area on October 22 (past meeting), so ABATE meeting attendance was low. Just an update on legislative issues you missed out on.......

    The upcoming election was discussed including the two statewide issues that you will be voting on. If you don't know what they are, they are easy to find, and you should know what you will be voting on.

    When this election is over, the very important and lucrative time period, known as Lame Duck, will occur. It is so very important that we attempt to get some positive motorcycle legislation passed so we have progress to discuss to build our membership numbers. Contact Mike Stock State Chairman of the Board, Ed Schetter Executive Director and Kolman Fuzy, State Legislative Director and request that they work on getting something attached and passed in Lame Duck. You can find them on the ABATE of Ohio, Inc. page, on the left hand side, in the blue. Here's the link.     http://abate.com/

    I still recommend that the handlebar height limit be abolished, as 20 other states have done. Or get some symbolic anti-profiling legislation attached and passed. If you have any ideas, please let the state know. We already missed one opportunity to attach something to a bill sure to be passed. Let's get this done during Lame Duck!

    Arizona state law allowing lane-filtering for two-wheeled motorcycles officially went into effect on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Arizona is now the 4th state to allow, with 4 more states considering or already pushing similar legislation.

    In California, if you are cited for a noise violation, you must provide certification to the court within 90 days of the citation that your exhaust has been corrected to acceptable standards. However, there is currently no system to test and certify your exhaust, thus you can't get the certification. And, IF you do not get it, your vehicle will NEVER be able to be registered in the State of California again.

    A member of the House Appropriations Committee introduced language demanding answers from NHTSA regarding the extent to which the agency works with states on motorcycle passenger policies ie anti-biker profiling.

    The United Kingdom introduced a rule to allow "drivers" in control of self-driving cars to watch videos while driving down the road. Also, BMW just announced Air Console to allow owners to play both single- and multiplayer videogames from the comfort of the driver's seat to "make every waiting situation in the vehicle an entertaining experience."

    And in the latest newsletter, I stated, to be careful about burping, peeing or farting because you may get taxed on them!!! If you want to know more about that you have to contact me or come to the next meeting and find out!

    If you miss a meeting, you miss a lot of good information. See you at the next meeting at the VFW in Newton Falls on November 19th at 1PM.


Donna Sam, Membership
330.540.6210

    As always, if you need to renew your membership, see me. We take Pay Pal/Venmo also to make it easier, check is ok too and even good old fashioned cash (in person only). If your mailing address changes, or your email, please let me know. Don't forget that after 25 consecutive years of good standing, you become a lifetime member, definitely a perk to that! Any suggestions? Let me know. See you at the meeting!

    ALSO, just because you are a member of the ABATE Region Zero Facebook page, you are not a member of ABATE of Ohio, Inc.


Road Captain   ????????????????
This could be YOU here, we need a Road Captain. Anyone thinking about it?


BIKER TO BIKER BUSINESS
Have a business? Let's put it here.

    Gross Plumbing in Ravenna 216.214.4377
Owned by Lifetime member, AJ Gross and Denise Rich-Gross
Sewer & Drain Cleaning, High pressure water jetting, T.V. Sewer inspection

    Full Potential Tutor Services 330.651.7944
call or text, Dana Kibler, Teacher/Professional Tutor

ABATE OF OHIO, INC.
REGION ZERO NEWS #4
OCTOBER 2022

Randy Kibler, Director
330.428.2083

  Happy fall to all,

    I hope everyone has had their fill of summer because it'll be another 8 months until summer is back, but don't let that bum you out. This is a wonderful time of year to enjoy two wheels. Whether enjoying the scenery on the open highways and byways or even off road, it most certainly is beautiful. You'll have to put your precious cell phone down in order to see it, but it's out there. Ha ha

    We have our monthly meeting October 22nd which will be full of information, so don't miss out. Also, don't forget that nominations are open for any and all Officer positions. Elections will be done at our December's meeting. Want to be more active, but don't want to be an Officer? That's okay, we have the Akron Motorcycle Swap Meet October 16th that Region Zero will be attending. Any participation would be greatly appreciated. Can't make it to the swap meet this weekend? That's okay, we'll be at the Yankee Lake Motorcycle Swap Meet November 4th with great big smiling faces. Upside down smiling faces maybe. :-( Ha ha

    Like what I say and want to hear more, come to our meeting. Don't like what I have to say, come to our meeting and put a stop to it. Ha ha

    Until next time, .... "You can either be pitiful or powerful. Not both".
            Take care of one another and enjoy, Randy


Lion Man, Legislative Director
330.718.3066

  Have you been paying attention to what is happening on the political front with the elections less than 4 weeks away? I know you all have been busy. I know this because I have been also. But many of the people who are going to make the laws you will be forced to live under, will be decided on November 8th!

    If you have been too busy to pay much attention, don’t worry! ABATE of Ohio Inc. Mahoning/Trumbull Counties have your back covered. Come to our next meeting and get a summarization of what is going on. We will update you on Local, State and National issues and candidates to help you make the best decision you can.

    We will inform you of what is happening in other states around the country and throughout the world. Remember restrictive legislation which starts in other countries, often makes it way to the shores of the United States of America!

    So come to the meeting on October 22nd and learn what is going on. You can enjoy some lunch and a couple cold ones if you want. But be careful about burping or farting because you may get taxed on them!!! Think that is ridiculous??? Come to the meeting and see which country is making this proposal!!!


Road Captain   ????????????????
This could be YOU here, we need a Road Captain. Anyone thinking about it?
.


Donna Sam, Membership
330.540.6210

  As always, if you need to renew your membership, see me. We take Pay Pal/Venmo also to make it easier, check is ok too and even good old fashioned cash (in person only). If your mailing address changes, or your email, please let me know. Don’t forget that after 25 consecutive years of good standing, you become a lifetime member, definitely a perk to that! Any suggestions? Let me know. See you at the meeting!


  BIKER TO BIKER BUSINESS   (Have a business?     Let's put it here.)
Gross Plumbing in Ravenna.     216.214.4377     Owned by Lifetime member, AJ Gross and Denise Rich-Gross.
Sewer & Drain Cleaning, High pressure water jetting, T.V. Sewer inspection


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13th District Congressman

Tim Ryan

33rd Senate District

Joe Schiavoni

32nd Senate District

Capri Cafaro

59th District State Representative

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Son of Dan Morgan Sr., Former State & Region Zero Sgt. @ Arms
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