Vol. 2, No. 11
A Brotherhood Aiming Toward Education April 2011 Dedicated to Freedom of Choice
Watch out for bikes and bars
BY STACY “AX” AXMAKER get bitten. A half second delay in reacting
Director - Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program to a car pulling out in front of you can make
the difference between a close call and a
In 2007 and 2008, 25-30% of motorcycle 911 call.
fatalities in Idaho involved riders who had Our best ‘rescue’ from these crashes and
been drinking. fatalities is each other. Drinking is not the
And most of these fatalities involved rid- problem; it’s what we do after we drink that
ers who had a BAC of .08 or higher. Na- can be the problem. Let’s face it – you know
tionally, these percentages are even when one of your buddies shouldn’t ride.
higher. What gives? And guess what – your buddies also know
One of the unfortunate elements of our when you shouldn’t ride.
‘biker culture’ is alcohol. Poker runs often ‘Knowing’ isn’t the problem. The prob-
go from bar tobar; many bike shows, swap lem is that we typically don’t take action to
meets, and other riding events have beer stop something we know could result in
gardens (or at least a keg or two). disaster.
So often we see a row of beautiful bikes As riders, we take action when issues
parked outside of a bar. Perhaps the riders arise. Those issues could be that one of
in thereare drinking coffee or lemonade – the riders in the group is having a problem
the fatality numbers suggest otherwise. with their bike, or it starts to rain, or maybe
You’ll hear people say (or you may say) there is a speed trap ahead. We recognize
that they can ride fine with a few drinks. the situation, we know what needs to be
Here is the bottom line: done, and we do it. In these ways, we look
1. Judgment, vision, and divided attention out for each other and ourselves.
skills are affected by even small amounts Alcohol is no different. Please, look out
Photo/Garry “2R” Canaday of alcohol. for your buddies (and yourselves) and take
Judgment is the most critical. action when you know they shouldn’t ride.
Playboy Super Model and Actress Kristy Swanson poses on a ‘06 Hayabusa at the Wide Open Bike Show held 2. Reaction time and coordination are also It’s your choice. Make the right choice –
in Tulsa at the Quik Trip Center on Feb. 26 and 27. The bike is owned by Sidney Cooper. affected and this is where we can really ride sober.
Motorcyclists hang out at the state capitol In This Issue:
Calendar of Events .................................... 2
Tiger Tales ................................................... 5
BY GARRY “2R” CANADAY Lobbyist, instructed us on how to properly folks from 11 Chapters show up – every- The Vast and Great Divide ......................... 6
State Coordinator, ABATE of Oklahoma address a Senator or Representative and one of which is a Magic Member.
then gave us our marching orders. Sharon Stone-Husmann, with her hus- Travelin’ with 2R ......................................... 7
I love it when a plan comes together. Go forth and be thankful, they said. In- band Lance, from Iowa, showed off ABATE Chapter Minutes .............................. 8,9 &12
ABATE of Oklahoma’s single most im- troduce yourself to the freshmen and of Oklahoma’s own Share the Road Pro- ABATE Merchandise ................................. 10
portant event, Legislative Day, was amaz- thank everyone else for their support last gram. It has been modified from the very ABATE Membership ................................. 11
ing. year. successful program that ABATE of Iowa Giving and giving again ......................... 12
Thank you to all who took time out of Senate Bill 443 is a bill that would require uses.
their schedules to lend in making it the a question about motorcycle safety on Sharon and Lance spent the entire week
success that it has become. driver’s license exams. It just passed in in our fine state showcasing this excellent
This year we gave Lt. Governor Todd the Senate 41-0, and now goes to the program to nine different schools in Os-
Lamb the much deser ved S.M.I.L.E. House. This is proof positive of the effec- age and Garfield Counties. Thanks to Staz,
Award. It is presented to the person who tiveness of having so many bikers show up Frank, and Chiquita for stepping up and
helps promote motorcycle safety and in their riding gear to visit their Legisla- getting this awesome program off and run-
awareness the most, in our great State. tors. ning.
Last year, then-Senator Lamb was instru- The pre-legislative day was instrumental If you would like to have this program
mental in our success with getting our key in the success we saw on Legislative Day. brought to your school, or if you would like
pieces of legislation through the Senate The evening before, we invited everyone to help, please contact John Pierce at:
(our Malfunctioning Traffic Light Bill and to a little get-together at a hotel. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gunners Bill). Lt. Governor Lamb is in- This gave everyone a chance to get to John would be more than happy to an-
deed a good friend to Oklahoma motorcy- know each other a little better and allowed swer any questions you may have about
clists. more folks to ride into OKC when the cool ABATE of Oklahoma’s Share the Road
John Pierce, our Legislative Coordina- February temps were a little more favor- Program and how it can be used to make
tor, and Suzette Northcutt-Rhodes, our able for riding. This year we had over 50 our great state a better, safer place to ride.
ABATE of Oklahoma is for ALL motorcyclists, regardless of make, model, and origin of their motorcycle
2 ◆ April 2011 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
March 2011 Main, Blanchard. First bike out 8 a.m., $15 per
person. More info 405-613-4213 or 405-255-
➤ 26 - 6th Annual Guard Dog Central Chapter 3831.
Poker Run, American Legion Post 73, 5000 SE
24th Street, Del City. Registration 9 a.m., first
bike out 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Oklahoma
National Guard Scholarship Progam and our
Children’s Home fund raiser. More info 405- ➤ 1 - Cassody, KS, Breakfast Run
642-7907 or www.okcguarddogs.com ➤ 7 - State Board Meeting, Budro’s,
➤ 27 - Jeff Williams Swap Meet, Oklahoma Ardmore
City Fairgrounds. See ad below, on this page. ➤ 7 - South Central Poker Run, Ardmore
➤ 7 - Sunset’s Burger Day Bike Show,
April 2011 ➤ 7 - MRF Bikers inside the Beltway ride,
➤ 3 - Cassody, KS Breakast Run. Washington, D.C.
➤ 8 - Sunset’s “Ride the Hall,” Lincoln ➤ 13-15 - MRF Beast o/t East/ Linthicum Steve Fallis (Lead Road Captain) along with Anita McMullen (Secretary) entered the NW 69’s Annual Chili
School, El Reno, meet 12:30 p.m. at the VFW, Heights, MD
KSU, 12:45 p.m for Lincoln School. ➤ 13-15 - 5 State Run (OK, TX, NM, CO,
Cook off on Feb. 19. Steve won his category (hot) as well as overall.
➤ 10 - Three Rivers Chapter Swap, KS), Guymon, Okla.
➤ 17 - Bucklin, KS, Breakfast Ride, leave
Kevin’s Corner in Woodward at 7:30 a.m.
➤ 23 - Chisholm Trail 412 Tornado Run
➤ 13-15 - Mayfit, Pawhuska, Okla., ABATE
of Oklahoma Booth.
For more Oklahoma motorcycle events, check
New year for Chisholm Trail 412
BY ANITA MCMULLEN ing for Afghanistan. It was a very nice cer-
➤ 29-30 - NW 69 Biker Rodeo (30th), out www.lets-ride.com/event/oklahoma.htm
Waynoka Snake Hunt, Waynoka. To submit events to the Biker Journal, e-mail Chisholm Trail 412, Secretary emony and we wish each and every one
➤ 30 - Mason’s For Education Cruise-in and email@example.com. Deadline for May of them a safe return home.
Scholarship Run, Masonic Lodge, 10th and issue is April 1. A new year is beginning for Chisholm Right now March doesn’t look very ac-
Trail 412. tive but that can change in a moment’s no-
On Feb. 19, eight Chisholm Trail mem- tice.
bers ventured westward in the thick fog CT 412 is preparing for their 3rd annual
toward Woodward to attend NW 69’s An- Tornado Run (yes, 3rd) on April 23.
nual Chili Cook off. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the QSpot.
Steve Fallis (Lead Road Captain) and Cost is $20 per hand, however, if you pre-
Anita McMullen (Secretary) entered their register you will receive an extra hand.
chili. Steve won his category (hot) as well This will be a great time with bike games
as overall. and people games at Scooters after the run.
On Feb. 23, CT 412 had 17 members at- The busy season is upon us and we are
tend Legislative Day at the Capitol. On Feb. ready.
26, Mark McMullen (Vice President), Paul Ride Free and be safe Anita McMullen,
Brenton (Road Captain) and Anita Secretar yChisholm Trail 412
McMullen drove to Ponca City to attend A.B.A.T.EEnid, OK 73701580-541-
the farewell ceremony for the troops leav- firstname.lastname@example.org
Swap Meet Schedule
❍ March 27 - Swap Meet, Fairgrounds - Oklahoma City
❍ April 17 - Swap Meet, Twin Drive-In, Kansas City, Kan.
❍ May 1 - Swap Meet, Admiral Twin Drive-In, Tulsa
OUR 39TH YEAR
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NCOM Biker Newsbytes
Motorcycle sales still falling, one traveling through Georgia to Daytona forcement practice of motorcycle profiling.
might want to rethink their route.” The Washington Courts have confirmed
COMPILED/EDITED BY BILL BISH
but show improvement The US Defenders have issued a Call that the Washington State Patrol is guilty
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) Sales of new motorcycles, scooters and To Action regarding the proliferation of of unlawful profiling and discrimination
ATVs dropped from 2009 to 2010, but some these motorcycle-only roadblocks being against motorcyclists. In 2002 the Court
Warning: Safety devices increases were seen in the month of De- funded by NHTSA grants, and are urging granted a permanent injunction against the
cember according to a recently released the motorcycle community to voice their State Patrol’s use of a training pamphlet
coming to motorcycles sales report for 2010 from the Motorcycle opposition to these so-called “Safety titled BIKER 101 (Wulfekuhle v. Washing-
Within the next two years, motorcycles Industry Council (MIC). Checks” by contacting NHTSA, the U.S. ton State Patrol). However, on November
could be sporting collision detection and In 2009, motorcycle sales saw a drastic DOT and most importantly by asking your 23, 2009 the WSP, under oath, explicitly
other safety features more typically found drop. Close to 360,000 fewer motorcycles own federal legislators to support H.R. admitted that they profile members of
installed in cars. The new safety systems were sold in 2009 as compared to 2008, 1498 by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) motorcycle clubs and continue to use
being tested for motorcycles include speed and sales have continued to decline. Total to retain a ban on NHTSA’s ability to lobby BIKER 101 as a training manual.
limit warnings, information about neighbor- motorcycle sales, including scooters, State Legislators using our federal dollars This gross violation of a Washington State
ing vehicles and changing lanes, and infor- through 2010 dropped 15.8%, or 82,198 through the “Motorcycle Law Enforce- Superior Court injunction proves that the
mation of the tightness of road bends and fewer units in 2010 for a total of 439,678 ment Demonstration” grant program pattern of motorcycle profiling continues
the speed in which to turn. motorcycles sold this year. If you break it (DTNH22-10-R-00386). and that the WSP brazenly violates the lib-
According to a report from the BBC down into category, off-road, dual-sport, “These roadblocks or checkpoints for erties of motorcyclistseven in the face of
(British Broadcasting Corporation), tests highway, and scooters all saw a decrease motorcycles ONLY are being conducted judicial reprimand.
are being completed to bring the latest in sales this year. illegally and are discriminatory to say the To curb such injustices, Rep. Steve Kirby
technologies found on cars to two-wheels, The biggest loser was off-highway mo- least,” says Escondido Paul, National Lt. (D-Tacoma) introduced HB 1333 on Janu-
and the rise in motorcyclist fatalities has torcycles, which saw a 23.3% decrease with Commander of the US Defenders. “This is ary 19 to require law enforcement agen-
prompted researchers to adapt the first a drop of nearly 25,000 bikes. The scooter one more piece of evidence of the constant cies to adopt a written policy that condemns
bike-based safety systems by late 2012. segment saw the smallest decrease at 9.4%, profiling attempts targeting our community and prevents motorcycle profiling, review
MIRA (the Motor Industry Research amounting to 3,000 fewer units than were at large.” existing procedures, and institute training
Association) acts as a testing and innova- sold in 2009. ATV sales were down 64,000 to address the issue of motorcycle profil-
tion center for carmakers and has been units, or 20% down. ing, which means using the fact that a per-
carrying out tests on the “Saferider” sys- December saw increases in some seg-
Washington state bill would
son rides a motorcycle or wears motor-
tems on road bikes and simulators. An ITS ments over the prior year month. Scooter prohibit motorcycle profiling cycle-related clothes as a factor in deciding
(Intelligent Transportation Systems) con- sales were up 20% over the year-ago month, The Confederation of Clubs, US Defend- to stop and question, arrest, or search a
sultant at MIRA, Jonathan Moore, said of with an increase of 322 units. Dual purpose ers and ABATE of Washington are seek- person or a vehicle without legal basis.
the project: “Saferider takes the driver motorcycles also increased, at 7.2%, with a ing support for legislation that would con- (Companion: SB 5242).
safety systems that are becoming standard rise of 86 units over December 2009. demn and prevent the widespread law en-
on cars and tries to adapt them to the unique
needs of motorcyclists.” Motorcycle only check points
Moore said making safety systems on
motorcycles useful was “challenging” be- in Georgia during bike week
cause of all the distractions to which riders The state of Georgia has received a
were subjected. With traffic noise and mo- $70,000 federal grant to launch motorcycle-
torcycle helmets insulating riders from the only checkpoints in early March, just as
traditional audible alarms found on car col- Daytona Bike Week is getting underway.
lision systems, researchers have looked For most travelers, their route will take
for ways to alert bikers of pending danger them through Georgia and likely into await-
with tactile warning systems such as vibrat- ing roadblocks to check for such things as
ing seats and special gloves. proper license and current registration, in-
New hi-tech systems could also protect surance, DOT-approved helmets, EPA-ap-
riders from themselves, as one system proved mufflers, working horn and lights,
being tested warns that a rider is going too etc, etc.
fast to negotiate a turn. MIRA has devel- “We were informed by unnamed sources
oped “smart” software that acts as a “co- that the Check Points would start in early
pilot” which, with the help of a digital map, March to coincide with the Daytona Bike
knows what speed a motorcyclist should Week event,” said Dan Forrest, State Di-
be travelling to make it around an approach- rector of ABATE of Georgia . “Most points
ing curve in the road. of entry to Florida will be involved, so any-
4 ◆ April 2011 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
Note to Chapter Secretaries
Remember to submit your chapter meeting
Safety Report Feeling
minutes by the 1st of every month to the BY PAUL BRINKER gree days. I can’t remember the last time I
Safety Officer, ABATE of Oklahoma saw that many bikes with tires that low, even
Biker Journal email@example.com during the summer.
I just got informed that I will be your State Also saw several guys going around turns
Safety Officer for one more year. Thanks (mostly from stops) accelerating very hard.
for the vote of confidence. I’ll try not to Hello!? Do you NOT see the sand? Okay, Three Sands members are selling
miss any more board meetings in the fu- enough. raffle tickets for a chance to win $500
ture (see what happens when you miss Do us all a favor, gently remind all your cash.
one?) riding brothers and sisters to do proper Tickets are $1 each and can be pur-
Most safety courses are shut down for checks of their bikes BEFORE they take chased from any Three Sands mem-
the winter and the weather was really weird them out of the garage. Just helped a friend ber. Drawing will be held on July 30 at
in February. Two weeks of snow, then 70 of mine (yes I DO have friends) rebuild his their Casino Days Poker Run (a chap-
degrees, then back to freezing or below. front forks. His son keeps his bike in the ter fundraiser). You need not be
The roads are in very bad shape what same garage and we noticed his forks were present to win, so get your tickets to-
with all the freeze/thaw cycles.There are leaking too. He wanted to know how long day!
literally TONS of sand on the roads, mak- he could get by with it. You know - can’t I
ing for really bad conditions. just put more fluid in it?
And what is it about two weeks of bad My advice was not to ride it till he got the
weather that makes everybody lose their seals replaced. He didn’t like that but dad
STATE OFFICERS & CONTACTS
ABATE OF OKLAHOMA, INC.
mind/common sense? I saw bikes out when
there was still snow and ice on the roads.
and I finally convinced him, especially since
it was leaking on the front brake disc. LETTER
Granted it was 40+ degrees but come on As I write this, there’s a chance of heavy
P.O. Box 23616
now, let all the slick stuff get gone before rain which will move the sand back out into TO THE EDITOR
you break the rides out. the streets. Not good. Lots of water line
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Also saw three bikes in 48 hours with breaks happened this winter too. Could Thank you, volunteers!
World Wide Web - www.abateofoklahoma.org
nearly flat rear tires. These were 65+ de- cause sink holes, pavement cracks, buck-
ling and lots of digging/construction, which Thank you to everyone that has helped
Garry Canaday 580-763-3846
means mud and gravel on the streets. at various events the last couple of months.
A.B.A.T.E. OOOH! Earthquake over in Arkansas, It is a wonderful feeling to know there are
dedicated people who step up when asked
felt all the way to Tulsa. There’s a new road
Callie “Strawberry” Catcher
of OKLAHOMA hazard for ya: moving pavement. Maybe
the Mayans weren’t wrong.
for volunteers to man the ABATE booth.
They are willing to give up their week-
Brook Bullock 405-740-7075 Sustaining Memberships Well, warmer temps are on the way, even ends to talk to people and make them aware
❏ Double Diamond though it did snow in March the last two of what ABATE stands for and what we do
SGT. AT ARMS years. Global warming - right. for all motorcyclists. If it weren’t for these
Northwest 69 Chapter (9/2011)
Jack “Shooter” Shelley So hang in there, keep a positive thought, individuals we would not be able to continue
STATE SAFETY EDUCATION OFFICER ❏ Diamond keep the equipment in good order and I’ll our awareness for Bikes and Bikers.
Paul Brinker 918-835-2648 Tulsa Chapter (4/2011) see ya down the road. Thank you again.
MRF LIAISON & Lakes Area (7/2011) Oh yeah - PACKERS RULE!!!!!!! - Garry “2R” and Dawn “Shrimpi”Canaday
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Later, Paul.
Carol King 408-390-4535 ❏ Gold
TulsaVicRider@aol.com Three Sands Chapter (11/2010)
POLITICAL DIRECTOR Chisholm Trail Chapter (11/2010)
John Pierce P/F 918-859-6171 South Central (7/2011)
firstname.lastname@example.org Muskogee Chapter (8/2011)
LEGAL ADVISORS: ❏ Silver
Holly Hefton 405-239-7711 Lawton District #3 (11/2010)
Johnathan M. Sutton 918-747-9977 ❏ Bronze
email@example.com Roger Dank, Chisholm Trail 412
EVENTS COORDINATOR Naysayers Motorcycle Club (6/2011)
Garth “Fuzzy” Hoard Brian & Tonya Witt (7/2011)
SC.OK.ABATE@gmail.com Main Street Cafe (9/2010)
BIKER JOURNAL EDITOR Lakes Area Chapter (7/2011)
Jack & Carol King (9/2011)
Barbara Vice firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Plains Chapter (9/2011)
129 E Broadway, Drumright OK 74030
“TigerMike” Revere (Lifetime)
Debbi Green (1/2012)
MORE NEW CHAPTER OFFICERS
Some newly elected Chapter Officers Dupont. www.abateofoklahoma .org Event Coordinator: Rhonda Massey
for the 2001 year are: Webpage: rogerscounty abate.4t. com/ Sunset “SugarTits”
President: Scott Williams, 918-855-6823, Historian: Sally Seely
President: Keith McMullen “Sandbagger
Lawton Chapter retiredgoose@ yahoo.com Public Relations: Mike Penix & Dede
Vice Pres: Eddie Wood, (h) 918-342-1343 Henderson
John Hall - President Vice President:Larry Salsman”Sandman”
Ralph Page - Vice President (c) 918-381-2749, ewood18@cox. net Web Master: Arlene Urias
Secretary: Marie Barton, 918-636-2771, Chapter Membership Director: Terri
Robert Stein - Secretary Treasurer: Vicki Penix “Lawndart” 354-
mariesfunhouse@ aol.com Lander “Gator”
Rick Cook - Sgt at Arms 1211
Treasurer Krista Hansen Treasurer: Sherry Larue, 918-341-5419,
Secretary: Nancy Salsman “Teacher”
Lawton State Representative David Apel hdwarrior@aol. com 641-4284
State Rep/Chaplain: James Parmley, 918- Tulsa
Rober t Stein, Secretar y, Lawton SGT at Arms: John Henderson President: Lee McArdle
ABATE, District 3, LawtonABATE. 521-6545, jamesparmley@ sbcglobal. net
SGT at Arms: Earest Titus VP: Jack King
webs.com Sergeant-at- Arms:Ar thur Clarke, Bitch at Arms: Ellen Joyner
ArthurClarke@ rocketmail. com Sec’y: Carol King
Rogers County - Claremore State Rep: Arlene Urias Treasurer: Vickey Powell
Thank you:Chaplain, James Parmley
PO Box 136, Foyil, Ok 74031, meets Road Captain: Sonny Massey “Donatello” Sgt-at-Arms: Dave Miller
Rogers County ABATE Chapter Rep. News Editor: Rhonda Massey
3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m. at VFW, 1717 W. www.rogerscountyaba te.4t.com Chapter info line: 918-949-4204
ABATE of Oklahoma Biker Journal April 2011 ◆ 5
BY TIGER MIKE REVERE Award for his involvement in helping us Wisconsin Congressman Jim though we’ve been coping with a long-term
President COD Chapter, ABATE of Oklahoma get FIVE motorcyclist-oriented bills passed Sensenbrenner has submitted legislation severe Drought in the Sooner State, April
last session, and we hosted the entire State (HR904) to prohibit Federal money for this can be a pretty rainy month. Riders need
Greetings to our Riding Community! By Legislature and their staffs to breakfast at type of discriminatory activity. The U.S. to be aware of wet weather that can quickly
now, I’m sure you’re enjoying the spring the Capitol Fourth Floor Rotunda, as we Defenders Program, in a Nationwide Call overtake you during the day.
riding season, with much more pleasant have for two decades! Many thanks also to to Action, is asking all concerned Ameri- Remember that your most dangerous
temperatures following the roller-coaster COD’s Carmaletta Lara for all her support cans to PLEASE contact their Representa- period is the first 15-20 minutes after the
assault on the thermometer in March. and energy over the years in organizing tives to urge passage of this critical Resolu- rain starts, because that’s when the accu-
Hopefully, everyone has their machines the Breakfast event. She’s stepping down tion, and sign on as co-sponsors. mulated oil and grease rises to the surface
where they need to be mechanically after from her pivotal role, and her efforts will If you can, please make plans to attend before washing off and the road is most
the cold weather. be sorely missed. the MRF-sponsored Bikers on the Beltway slippery.
If you’re like so many of us in ABATE, We had a successful Oklahoma Confed- Rally the first week in May or the Twenty- Stay off the crown of the street, and fol-
your love of motorcycling extends year- eration of Clubs meeting in Bartlesville Sixth annual National Coalition of Motor- low where vehicle tires most frequently
round, so the defense of riding liberty will contact the roadway.
be augmented by logging lots more miles Watch out for gusty winds, and be espe-
on the scooter! cially on guard for flash flooding and deep
I especially need to emphasize this in light water.
of skyrocketing gas prices due to the Full-size vehicles can be washed away in
Middle East difficulties. rushing water less than a foot deep.
Be sure to remember our fellow Ameri- Getting soaked can cause hypothermia,
cans caught amid the unrest in your even in the spring, so have rain gear handy,
prayers, especially our troops routinely as well as effective eye protection. Remem-
placing themselves in harm’s way for our ber, we want to hear from you - not about
freedom. ABATE will once again honor you!!
their service at its annual Memorial Day As you know already, there’s a ton of fun
Bike Parade May 30, so stand by for more stuf f planned for ever y week as the
information. weather gets more pleasant for riding. The
I’d like to heartily thank all those who Oklahoma Confederation of Clubs is spon-
attended our annual ABATE of Oklahoma soring a color catalog of upcoming events
Biker Legislative Day Feb. 23, and espe- as the season progresses.
cially the folks who were involved in logis- Check out www.oklahomabiker.net for
tics, set-up, and working the food and ad- more information.
ministrative tables. April’s activities will start this month with
You did a terrific job serving as ambassa- OKC’s annual Thunder Run April 1-3 on
dors to everyone in the Legislature who the Nor th Side, where you can say
joined us! I got there around 7 a.m., and March 6, where over 410 riders packed cyclists Convention, which will be held May “howdy” to some of your ABATE broth-
there were a number of people busily work- the American Legion Post to obtain valu- 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquer- ers and sisters.
ing, and handing out Talking Points able information on Biker-oriented issues. que, NM. A lot of festive occasions will feature
worksheets. Items of note included a progress update Log onto www.mr f.org and ABATE booths where you can buy nifty
I appreciate the hard work Legislative on the Trademark Seizure case, where www.aimncom.com for more information merchandise and sign up for membership.
Coordinator John Pierce, Lobbyist Suzette NCOM attorneys are continuing the fight on these significant gatherings. In response to queries, if non-members
Northcutt-Rhodes, and our Legislative against the Federal Government’s tram- Regarding a couple of our neighbor present a copy of their Beginning or Expe-
Committee put in on a regular basis, and pling on biker civil rights. states, LB52 in Nebraska has been sub- rienced Rider Course completion certifi-
they thoroughly briefed attendees on strat- The PATRIOT ACT is also being ex- mitted to allow Helmet Freedom of Choice cate to ABATE of Oklahoma, that will en-
egy for the event. tended by Congress, and we risk a contin- for adult riders, and the Kansas House title you to a year’s Full Membership.
A key bill that ABATE is supporting this ued assault on our Constitutional Free- passed Malfunctioning Traffic Light legis- However you do it, please take the time
year is SB443, which would add bicycling doms in the name of “Safety” as the gov- lation similar to Oklahoma’s law. I’ll keep to become part of ABATE and take a more
and motorcyclist safety and awareness in- ernment establishes “Fusion Centers” to my fingers crossed that both bills get active part in defending your Right to Ride
formation to the Oklahoma Drivers Li- collect vast amounts of personal data on signed! Free! Stay safe out there, and I’ll see you
cense test. individual citizens. on the Road!
All riders are strongly urged to contact Another key rights item we need to act
their Legislators to recommend passage on involves the State of Georgia establish- Tiger’s Tip O’ The month: Keep It On The Black Strip Between The
of this bill. ABATE presented Lt. Gover- ing, supported by Federal funds, check- We’ve long heard the old saying that Trees, Tiger Mike
nor Todd Lamb with the Oklahoma SMILE points targeting motorcyclists exclusively. “April Showers bring May Flowers”. Even
Bring an unwrapped toy
for the Toy Drive and receive
free Klufa Fries
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“If you leave here hungry,
it ain’t our fault!”
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6 ◆ April 2011 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
The Vast and Great Divide A simple twist of the wrist . . .
BY RAY-MAN Father’s house of many mansions awaits my own course to my final destination. I aspire to be in your remaining journeys.
Great Plains Chapter me. I am on my way and with a twist of the defiantly renounce the dark forces that Embrace the light of your eternal soul be-
wrist I journey forward toward the vast and bind me to those old familiar pains of self- cause the kingdom of God is within you.
I have to tell you that I have my moments great divide ish pride without compromise. Since the Judge not and you will not be judged. Seek
of oneness, one with myself, one with my I see the hollow faces of the lost ones days of my birth I have heard the relent- and you will find. Knock and the door will
Creator and one with my bike. I can feel and through sacrificial empathy and com- less voices of the dark forces that stand be opened. Your faith will make you whole.
the spirit driving me, pulling me forward to passion I lament the sorrows of heart felt against me who with great agitation and lies You are the light of the world. Find and
a perfect point in space and time where I pain for riders who from lost virtue and whispered in my ear repeating my mis- embrace the love and hope within you that
have no fear, no dread, no sin and a total failing faith become lost in the vast and takes and failures. know no limits or bounds. Never let fate be
release from the dark forces that weigh great divide. They ride among the back They left me with doubt of my worth as a your guide, never say die! Serve the cause
heavily upon me. Forever on the endless roads along the highways to nowhere with- man and a fellow human being upon our of greater things than yourself and with a
highway that lies between the dark of night out signs, direction or salvation to guide Earth. My own thoughts betrayed me with simple twist of the wrist you too will ride
and the light of day, with a simple twist of them. cruel beliefs of worthlessness. out of darkness toward the vast and great
the wrist I accelerate my throttle wide open They have eyes that cannot see, ears Yet I remain and I see, hear and compre- divide.
as I ride to face the vast and great divide. that cannot hear and minds that cannot hend the light ahead of my destructive past Riding the highway of our eternal bless-
comprehend. then with a simple twist of the wrist I stop ings the road ahead becomes clear. Sacred
Reaching that perfect moment, I’m there They build worlds of fortune that they and stand before the vast and great divide. signs by divine design guide and mark our
now, moving forward. Hair blowing in the burn to the ground and their tomorrows I believe in you and though we ride way. Your mission is revealed in your finest
wind, the smile that no one can see, the never come. From deceptive tongues they through the valley of the shadows of death hour. What are you waiting for? Fulfill your
sun rising in the east shines on my face conform to the lies and deceptions of this we will cross that great divide where be- destiny. As for me I hear the angelic voices
and warms my soul. I ride toward the eter- world. All of their efforts are but dust in fore the four winds we cast all doubt and of fallen brothers and sisters who call my
nal light from the convictions of my faith. the wind. I pray for those who cannot find sorrows aside. There is only the light be- name from the other side.
With gladness and humility I receive the the strength to rise above the fog of un- fore us and the darkness behind. We will They wait for me just as I wait for you.
forgiveness for my imperfections. I exist certainty. Must they fall from the hand of surrender at our last stand in the day of Released from the worldly things, I stand
in the per fect thought of the Father creation as well? our purification where we are re-born as upon my faith as I look back and bid fare-
through the purity of the eternal one who Too much time looking behind me is a children of God again. As for the things I well one last time and with a simple twist of
with arms open wide, guides me home diversion from where I’m headed. With the know today, be all you hoped to be. Be all the wrist I am reborn as I ride across the
through the gates of Paradise where our holy gift of complete restitution, I choose you wanted to be. Be the good that you vast and great divide.
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Travelin’ with 2R
BY GARRY 2R CANADAY you would like to help support this Purple
State Coordinator, ABATE Of Oklahoma Heart vet in his quest to help other he-
roes. To learn more about Larry please
February means Bike Shows for Okla- read John’s article in this issue of the Biker
homa bikers. The Jeff Williams bike show Journal.
in Oklahoma City and the Wide Open bike The Wide Open bike show was an event
show in Tulsa were both huge successes. to behold. After last year’s learning expe-
ABATE of Oklahoma had a great show- rience with Oklahoma bikers, I was more
ing at both shows, with members from nine than a little curious to see how well Ralph
chapters stopping by. We signed up over could pull this off. Ralph, my hat is off to
two dozen new members! Good job to ev- you sir, ya did a fine job.
eryone that helped at these events. With- ABATE of Oklahoma members must
out the assistance of members like you have been as curious as I was, because
ABATE would not be what it is. Thank you they were out in droves. They came from
all so much. all over the state, from as far as our Great
Jeff Williams is not only one cool cat, he Plains chapter in Altus and our NW 69 chap-
is also one of ABATE of Oklahoma’s best ter out of Woodward, to the local Tulsa
advertisers. And he sure knows how to host Chapter. In all, members from nine differ-
one heck of a bike show and swap meet. ent chapters were there. You guys are
For most of us this is the first bike event awesome.
of the year, and if you are like me you can’t I have to thank Bus with the Defenders
wait to get out and see all your friends that Program for sharing a booth with us and
you only see at bike events, like Travis the thanks to the Priesthood for being our
Deranged Biker, or S.O.B. from BACA neighbors, Big Jim thank ya!
Nation. Not only is this a great time to catch With all of the bikes that you know will
up with old friends but it’s where ya meet be at any great bike show to all of the hot
new ones, some of whom you will see year babes that Ralph had for this event it was a
after year at this same event. photog’s dream. I wasn’t sure which to
I have to say thanks to all of the guys at shoot first. Then the thought hit me:
BACA Nation. S.O.B. asked to interview me BOTH!
about our upcoming Legislative Day on I was lucky enough to get Playboy cover
their radio program that evening on Bob girl and actress Kristy Swanson to model
FM. Being the shy person that I am, I tried just for me. You talk about a dream job! All
to get Bus to do it. After he ducked out I I can say is that I hope you enjoy the pics
agreed and had a great time with my three half as much as I enjoyed taking them. I
seconds of fame. I can’t thank them have to thank Sidney Cooper, the owner
enough for being so generous and support- of that gorgeous ‘06 Hayabusa that Kristy
ive of ABATE and bikers rights. Keep up is on, for the use of his bike. Somehow I
the good work guys, and if you don’t listen don’t think he minds having a beautiful girl
to them already, give them a try every Sun- on his ride!
day on 96.9 Bob FM. After shooting pics of all of the bikes that
The Batman themed bike was probably caught my fancy, (you have to see the 41
my personal favorite, but the highlight of Indian Sport Scout) I was off to shoot the
the event for me personally was the honor Flaunt Girls from the Full Throttle Saloon
of meeting Gunners Mate Master Chief, in Sturgis. Yes, they are all that they are
Larry Van Schuyver, a volunteer with the cracked up to be, if I am any judge at all.
wounded warrior program. He set up a WOW, those girls put on a good show. If
booth to sell shirts so that all the profit ya missed it I would highly recommend
could be given to our heroes! And I do mean that you put it on next year’s calendar, this
ALL the profit. was a fun event that I am already looking
You can go to www.sittinprettyusa.com if forward to attending again.
Pictured top, Legislative Day 2011; above, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb is presented with the
S.M.I.L.E. award by Gary “2R” Canaday; below, is a 1941 Indian Sport Scout Civilian; and
at left, is Priesthood Big Jim and Skeletor. Photos/Garry “2R” Canaday
8 ◆ April 2011 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
Chapter Meetings Adjourned
Chisholm Trail 412 Chapter continue to grow and work together as a tions. Need to bring estimates to the board.
Meeting called to order at 5 p.m. Feb. 13, team. Need to follow protocol and call Mark Share the Road has been put on hold until
2011 by Mike Scholten; prayer led by with any questions or concerns and do not there is something to show.
David Emerson; flag salute by Frank Dods. go to another member. Tammie Daetwiler has offered a CPR
Treasurer’s report was given by Teresa OLD BUSINESS: certification course to the chapter to be
Fallis. Legislative Day, Wednesday, Feb. 23. held on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 @ 9 a.m. at
Secretary’s report: Motion to waive by Time changed to 8:30 a.m. No knives, etc. the NORCE Staff development building.
Steve Fallis, motion seconded by Paul Must go through metal detectors. Cost is $2 each to cover the cost of the
Brenton. NW 69 Chili Cook off, Saturday, Feb. 19. card paid by the chapter for chapter mem-
State Rep report was given by Gary Bra- Must have entries in at 10 a.m. A way to bers.
dley: Membership dues will be raised to support another chapter. Dinner Run will be Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011,
$25 beginning July 1, 2011. Renewals can President voting was tabled in the Janu- 5 p.m. at Western Sizzlin.
be done early at lower rate. ary meeting. Vote was taken and President Kimmy Johnson brought this month’s the $5 increase in membership dues that
COC held elections and Bandido Lee will will only vote in the case of a tie. door prize which was won by Mike Scholten will go into effect in July, so if you come
remain in the 1st chair. COC is an ABATE State Representative will now be a Board who will in turn bring the door prize in due after that it will be $25 instead of the
diamond member. COC will publish a maga- Member. Nominations will be taken. Gary March. $20 you are used to. Also, he told us that
zine and all proceeds from advertising, etc. Bradley will automatically be nominated Meeting adjourned. there were 4500 bike registrations this year
will go to ABATE to help pay the lobby- since he is already in place. Mike Scholten Northwest 69 Chapter that put money in Gunners’ Fund for the
ists. nominated Skip Moon, nomination was ac- Our February meeting had 34 members Safety and Awareness Training programs.
Anyone can sell advertising in the Biker cepted by Skip. Laura nominated Roger attending. We were called to order by Rick The Chili Cook-Off was a success again
Journal; Chisholm Trail needs to check on Danks and he respectfully declined the Staude with him leading our pledge of alle- this year! Thank you to ever yone who
the date of sustaining membership be- nomination. Election will be held during the giance as well. Gene Karn gave our bless- helped get the ball rolling and kept it go-
cause some have been wrong. March meeting. ing and led us in praying for those we felt ing, especially those who were there to
250-300 attended the S.M.I.L.E. Looking Roger Danks resigned as Photo Rep/ should have a little extra on their behalf. help set up and keep things running
into a hospitality room next year. Mark Journalist as well as Alternate State Rep; Debbie Greens’ membership repor t smoothly throughout the day. It was very
Tracey of COD won the $1000 poker run. the Board will discuss his replacement. shows us with a count of 308 members. appreciated and important in our success.
ABATE of Oklahoma will be paying Raffle tickets are now being sold for a We had 54 expire in December and Janu- The t-shirts were a big hit; I think the la-
Sharon Stone’s hotel for Legislative Day. 32" flat screen television. Tickets are $5 ary, with 4 new members coming onboard dies only had one small left and a list that
She will be in the Ponca City area with each. The person selling the most tickets and 35 that are due for renewal in Febru- was well down the page for orders. Awe-
“Share the Road.” will receive 5 free tickets in the drawing. ary. some job to Jet Screenprinting for those
State is looking for a way to spend ap- NEW BUSINESS Financial report was read by Kim Beaner, shirts, they look good. Now Debbie can
proximately $3000. Kenny Anderson was nominated to be with Jeff Johnson following with his state
Frank said Chisholm Trail 412 needs to the chairman over the dog house renova- report. In his report, he brought news of See CHAPTER MEETINGS, next page
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA DISTRICT Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Budro’s Rib
PO Box 96113, Oklahoma City, OK 73143 Join in Ardmore
Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. @Skyline President: F. A. Copeland 580-465-2889
Restaurant-1631 S. E. 15th Street
Phone: 405-672-1008 SUNSET CHAPTER
President: Tiger Mike Revere PO Box 1152, El Reno, OK 73036
E-mail: email@example.com Meets 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. @ VFW Hall,
Chapter Reps: Pat McManus Who’s who in Hwy. 81 North
and Mark Buskirk
President: Keith McMullen “Sandbagger”
ABATE Chapters, 405-826-1000
CHISHOLM TRAIL 412 CHAPTER when they meet , Chapter Rep: Arlene Urias
PO Box 3841, Enid, OK 73702
Meets 2nd Sunday, 5 p.m., The Q Spot
and how to reach them 405-795-8119
221 W. Cherokee, Enid, OK
President: Frank Dods 580-977-4951 THREE SANDS CHAPTER
President: Tim “Top” Catcher PO Box 81, Ponca City, OK 74602
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org LAKES AREA CHAPTER 13 E-mail: Hunteratlarge@scbglobal.net
Chapter Rep: Gary Bradley 405-278-1682 Meetings: Call for location & time.
110 N. Whitaker St. Pryor, OK 74361 Chapter Rep: Tim “Top” Catcher 405-532-6209 President: Charles Criner - 580-363-0321
E-mail: email@example.com Meets 3rd Friday, 7 p.m. @ American Legion on E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter Rep: Andy Huddleston
West Hwy. 20, Pryor, OK 74361 E-mail: email@example.com
GREAT PLAINS CHAPTER President: Brian Witt 918-864-0557 NW #69 CHAPTER 580-789-1198
330 S. Oklahoma, Mangum, OK 73554 Chapter Rep: Kirk Crowell P. O. Box 2783, Woodward, OK 73802
Meets 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., call for location Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetgs 2nd Sunday (call for location) TULSA CHAPTER
President: Matthew Holmes (Matt Man) State Rep: Kirk Crowell President: Bob Drake 580-571-2258 PO Box 582078, Tulsa, OK 74158-2078
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter Rep: A. J. White 580-334-1635 Fax: 918-835-8352
580-649-0314 or email@example.com Meets last Thursday of month, 7 p.m. @ Akdar
Chapter Rep: Ilka Heiskell LAWTON DISTRICT #3 CHAPTER Shrine Temple, 2808 S. Sheridan
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 4702 N. State Hwy. 65, Elgin, OK 73538 ROGERS COUNTY CHAPTER http://www.abateoftulsa.com
405-202-3180 Meets 3rd Sunday, 3:30 p.m., @ VFW on E. P. O. Box 136, Foyil, OK 74031 President: Lee McArdle 918-282-1000
Gore Blvd. Meets 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m. @ VFW - 1717 W. Chapter Rep: John Pierce 918-371-2410
KIAMICHI CHAPTER President: John Hall Dupont E-mail: email@example.com
4396 N 376 Rd, Atwood, OK 74827 Vice-President: Ralph Page President: Scott Williams 918-855-6823 Alternate Rep: Carol King 918-746-4903
Meeting places differ from meeting to meeting Chapter Rep: David Apel E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: 405-221-7984 or 7985 http://lawtonabate.webs.com Chapter Rep: James Parmley 918-521-6545 Chapter info line 918-949-4204
President Slick, email E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com MUSKOGEE CHAPTER http://rogerscountyabate.4t.com
Chapter Rep.Rosco, email PO Box 472, Muskogee, OK 74402 [Please submit changes or corrections to
firstname.lastname@example.org Meets 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. @ Cowboys SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER email@example.com]
Alt. chapter rep-to be announced BBQ, 401 N. York, Muskogee P.O. Box 1582, Lone Grove, OK 73443
ABATE of Oklahoma Biker Journal April 2011 ◆ 9
Chapter Meetings (continued from page 10)
take a breath and put that one down as a scholarship. Motion to accept made by pers and other hygiene items for children on how to spend unbudgeted
plus and start her preparations for the next Tony seconded by Jimmie accepted by a from age 3 to 16. money. Wishbone made a motion to spon-
one. And last, but definitely not least, thank vote of the members. Poker run entry fees will include any sor 13 riders to take the endorsement class;
you Eric Butcher for being such a good V. Old business article of need by the charity. one from each chapter. Racket seconded
guy and taking the ritual cake in the face Toy Run - was suggested to do a poker The meeting was adjourned at approxi- the motion.
this year, it will be added to lots of good run with the toy run. This is for Christmas mately 8 pm. Arlene said art and pictures need to be
memories. in July for the upper age kids, 12-17 year Sunset Chapter sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st
The results of our auctions and raffle will olds. It was suggested by Karen that we do President Keith “Sandbagger” of each month. State meetings are held the
be given at this month’s meeting for those gift cards for around $25 each. Need com- McMullen called the meeting to order at second Saturday of each month in OKC
who attend. I’ll have the full list of every- mittee and Karen mad a motion to start this. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011 with the Pledge except May meeting will be held in
thing in next months’ letter for those who Seconded by Charlie and accepted by a of Allegiance. Ardmore, June in Tahlequah, and Decem-
miss it. We have the Snake Hunt coming vote of the members. Volunteer commit- Guests present included Paul Saunders ber in Tulsa. NCOM will be May 26-30th at
up quickly and need to start making plans tee members Karen (Chairmen), Debbie, (past president), Sheila a guest of J.W., and Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM.
for that, so please try to make it to this Tony, and Leslie. Tom and Janet from Texas. Newsletter Report—Sugar has emailed
meeting to help get it on its way. VI. New Business Secretary’s Report –Teacher was ab- the newsletter out to everyone.
Hopefully this will get out in time, but the A. Abate member fee we voted on in sent, but minutes had been emailed to all Vice President Report—Larry “Sandman”
VMC is having their annual Spaghetti cook- January’s meeting has been accepted state- that have email addresses. Copies were suggested as a way to hopefully increase
off March 5, starting at 11 a.m. with pool wide and the fee increase to $25 will be on the back table. Sally made the motion membership provide a free “How to bike
tournaments, dar t tournaments, and effective July 1st. to forego the reading of the minutes with check.” This would also be a good way to
weather permitting, horseshoe tourna- B. Bill Richey offered the VFW to be a a second by Bubba. Motion carried with make the public aware of ABATE. He also
ments. There is a $5 entry fee on each participant of the Toy Run/Poker Run. John opposed. suggested having everyone wearing the
game and $5 per plate for the spaghetti Mentioned the Post wants to do a Safety Treasurer’s report-Vicki reported our same shirt/hat on rides to promote aware-
and fixins. There will be a live auction and a Fair with the police, blood mobile, and other balance. Boiling Springs has been paid ness too. May is motorcycle awareness
50/50 raffle. This will all be at the MOOSE community safety programs for the com- for. Racket made motion to accept the month so will be involved in Burger Day.
LODGE this year. Let’s try to help them munity and has asked that we would have treasurer’s report. Wishbone seconded Carry the Flame Committee report—
get a good showing, please. a booth to encourage motorcycle safety. the motion. Motion carried with John op- Wishbone asked for a show of hands of
Our next meeting is March 13 at 2:00 Also they are asking that we gear this to- posed. those who plan on going. Those raising
p.m. at the ABATE OFFICE. - Tammy ward the kids in some way. Chapter Rep. Report—Arlene reminded their hands included Sandbagger, Racket,
Rogers County A.B.A.T.E. VIII. Adjourn everyone about the upcoming Legislative and Jack. Went over the rules for sponsor-
Board Members Adjourned at 8:45. Breakfast on Feb. 23. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb ship: (1) Member of Sunset Chapter by 1/
President: Scott Williams Next meeting is March 18, 2011 will be presented with the SMILE 1/2011; (2) Must either get a T-shirt spon-
VPresident: Eddie Wood Pot luck $76 no winner; rolls over to next Award. She said there would be a lead- sor or sell at least 12 T-shirts; (3) Be an
Secretary: Marie Barton meeting. ers’ summit at the Howard Johnson. She active participant at all Carry the Flame ac
Treasurer: Sherry LaRue South Central Chapter reported that membership dues have in-
Sgnt of Arms: Artie Clarke* President called meeting to order at 7 creased to $25. She asked for feedback See CHAPTER MEETINGS, page 12
State Rep: James Parmley p.m. on Feb. 15, 2011.
*Denotes Absence Pledge of allegiance; prayer by F.A.
List of all members present will be kept Copeland; all officers present.
on file with meeting minutes. New members and guests were recog-
I. Call to Order nized; 3 guests present at the meeting; 22
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 people present at meeting.
pm Reading of previous meeting minutes was
Pledge of Allegiance & A Moment of Si- waived. Treasurer’s report stated we have
lence plenty of money in bank at this time.
New Members Richard C.T. Stangland Sand and salt still on roads was discussed
(Corpsman), Bill Richey & Candy Richey. in safety briefing.
II. Treasurer’s Report was given by The membership voted to allow the
Sherry Larue. Motion was made by Charlie chapter to pay for 1 motel room for the
and seconded by Jimmie and accepted by legislative breakfast.
a vote of the members. President requested the chapter pay for
III. Secretary’s Report: Minutes of last 1 room at each state function such as the
meeting. Motion was made to accept re- SMILE, Mid South MILE, and the legisla-
port by Charlie, seconded by Jimmie, and tive breakfast. This will be voted on at next
accepted by a vote of the members. meeting.
IV. State Rep Report State meeting min- F.A. showed a DVD movie of last year’s
utes were given by James. legislative day which was very informative
Motion was made to accept report by to the member ship.
Charlie, seconded by Karen, and accepted Members were informed that the yearly
by vote of the members. dues will be raised to $25 per year after
Secretary’s minutes of each meeting and July.
full Treasurer’s report and State Rep re- The membership also discussed state
ports are available at the beginning of each payment of their annual poker run or do-
membership meeting. nation by chapters.
Committee Reports: State Rep. reported to the membership
Scholarship committee: Giving two that anyone interested in becoming a mo-
$1000 scholarships to two college-bound torcycle safety instructor can contact Callie.
seniors in Rogers County. Due to the in- State Rep. also reported on the Share the
clement weather, there has been a delay Road program being implemented in Okla-
in getting the applications into the Rogers homa schools.
County High Schools. In general discussion, members were
There was a short meeting prior to mem- urged to work on getting door prizes for
bership meeting. We will distribute all apps the Kourtney’s Kloset annual poker run
next week and will pick them up the first on May 7 in Ardmore. Members were also
week of April. asked to volunteer their time to help with
Will have a meeting the 2nd or 3rd week the poker run in any way they can.
of April to read all applications and deter- Items needed by Kourtney’s Kloset were
mine the two winners. Will look at putting a discussed such as any items of clothing,
dinner together in May to fund next year’s underwear, toothbrushes, backpacks, dia-
10 ◆ April 2011 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
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20th Anniversary Patch $5
S.M.I.L.E. Patches $5
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Chapter Charter Pin White $5
Vinyl Car Decal-ABATE Eagle White $2
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6oz Stainless Steel Flask ABATE of Oklahoma Logo $10
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any personal or property loss or damage which may occur as a result of my framing and also know that we will continue to be here in the fight
participation in ABATE functions. I understand that ABATE cannot and will for your riding freedoms.
not assume responsibility for my safety, and that if I participate in any
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erty loss which may result there from.
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BY JOHN SANDERS
Giving and giving again
The goal of the organization is to raise they use are purchased from and through is phenomenal.
Three Sands Chapter money to give away to those warriors need- disabled veterans and families who have The goal is simple for the group. Veter-
ing help. A money jar was sitting on the suffered losses. The work done is labor- ans get together, come up with designs,
Have you ever met someone who so in- table at the booth free and at cost. print T-shirts, and give the money to some-
spired you that you just couldn’t stop talk- and Larry stated So far, Sittin- one who needs it.
ing about them? I was working the ABATE the money was go- Pretty-USA has Finally, Larry said the organization is ad-
booth at a bike show in OKC over the week- ing to be given to a assisted 14 veter- vocating legislation surrounding the pro-
end and had to get out after a while and wounded warrior ans in gaining testing of funerals by a CHURCH TO RE-
stretch my legs. I walked past a T-shirt retur ning to handicapped ac- MAIN UNNAMED in this article. He
booth and met a man who greatly inspired Guthrie. Lar r y cess to their stated the idea of increasing the cost of a
me. said ANY veteran home. The orga- permit currently allowed by Oklahoma law
The booth was “Sittin-Pretty-USA” and or organization nization has been to $10,000.00. Then, the money paid for
was manned by a single person. His name needing help gets in operation for the permit would be given to the family of
was Larry Van Schuyver. Larry was in it unconditionally. approximately the deceased. Apparently, giving money
charge of an “In-shore Boat Unit” which He said the money two years. Opera- to veterans is only one facet the group
compares to the PT boats operated by the raised is given tions are out of wants to pursue.
likes of former-president John F. Kennedy. without question. Oklahoma City. There is no way I can describe the inspi-
He was active in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He stated the orga- The organization ration and great feelings this man produces.
Larry is a retired Command Master Chief nization feels the is not operated for His unrelenting desire to give and then give
and was in the U.S. Navy. Larry is a com- people needing making money to more is almost unbelievable. During the
bat-wounded Purple Heart recipient. (To the money know keep but to give course of the bike show, Larry came to
hear him describe himself, one would think better how to use away. As stated the ABATE booth several times and gave
he owed for his position rather than being it than anyone else. before, support to money stating people came up to donate
owed for the service and sacrifice he gave). The goal is to help any and all veter- money to good causes and he was giving
One point to be made is Larry was the and promote Okla- ans and groups is ABATE half of everything he was bring-
only Command Master Chief in the Navy homa veterans and given. Some of ing in.
with red stripes on his dress uniform. If organizations and the groups sup- Anyone who needs help, wants to help,
you know what that means, you may then, if anything is left over, help may be ported so far are Wounded Warriors, Blue or just needs an inspiration can contact
spread it to the ones who don’t. If not, ask given outside the State. Star Mothers, Gold Star Families, The Larr y and his friends at the following
around. Sittin-Pretty-USA is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT Purple Heart Society, Hold the Hand places: online at www.sittinprettyusa.com
Sittin-Pretty-USA is an organization set organization meaning all the money Project, Soldier’s Angels, The Hugs Project, or by phone at 405-630-5147.
up to assist wounded warriors and their re- brought in goes back out. After the cost of Guardian Angels for Pets, and (most re- I hope to have more contact and conver-
spective families. It was established by five paying for T-shirts and printing materials, cently) ABATE. Needless to say, the wide sation with this great man, warrior, and
wounded warriors (one of which is Larry). the rest goes to the needy. ALL supplies range and variety of organizations assisted American.
Chapter Meetings (continued from page 11)
tivities; (4) Help with at least one VFW “Cackle” and Catrana aka “Peaches”. Reading of the January minutes was waived Raffle for $500 cash tickets will be in on
Event. We need help with food. We have a Old Business— by John, 2nd by Gary. Tuesday. Terry Tones sponsored. Dipper
hog and some turkeys. Money raised will VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold a used State Rep report was given by Animal. A has ordered 3000 tickets. Each bundle is
be split in the following ways—a percent- book sale on March 26. Bring your books motion to continue funding the $1000 in groups of 25 and must be picked up from
age will go to Sunset Chapter, percentage to donate. Poker Run the way it is currently going 1st Dipper. Tickets are on sale for $1 each.
will go to Big Brothers & Sisters, and Op- Burger Day Bike Show will be May 7. Ear- by Cactus and 2ndSoxs, unanimous agree- Christmas in July is still a work in
eration Camp Purple. nest Titus is Committee Chairman. ment amongst the chapter. A committee progress. Staz will lock in details after Leg-
President’s Report—Sandbagger re- Boiling Springs will be held August 6- was formed to discuss ways the state islative day.
minded everyone about the Legislative 7. Reservations have been set and paid for. should spend funds. Chair for this commit- Autumn Gathering, 2R is in contact with
Breakfast which will be held on Feb. Lincoln School ride will be April 8 at 1 tee is Animal with Tinman, Soxs, and other chapters’ presidents. Each picking
23rd. Will leave from the VFW at 7:30 a.m. p.m. Meet at the VFW in El Reno at 12:30 Tommy. Motion to accept by Staz, 2nd by an ending stop and will vote on the final
and make a stop at Yukon Bowling Alley. with kickstands up at 12:45. John. stop later.
BREAK Scavenger Hunt will be Sept. 17, 2011 Treasurer report given by Chaz. Motion New Business:
New Business— with a Veterans Memorial Wall Theme. to accept by Staz and 2nd by 2R. Tinman and Chaz presented 2 awards to
(A) Autumn Gathering will be in Novem- Mid-South Mile will be Oct. 14-15 maybe Membership report was given by ICE. Cade’s Café. One an Appreciation Award
ber at a central location. A change from in Joplin or Branson. For the month of January, 5 renewals and and the other a Hussle Award for the work
last year will be made. Chapters will make 50/50 was won by Larry Salsman. He 3 new members. Currently there are just they did during the Autumn Gathering.
their own route and meet the other chap- won $29, and Robin Casebolt’s name was over 200 members in Three Sands Chap- Cade’s is still giving Klufa fries for toys.
ters for the last draw at the last stop; dates drawn for the Pill Drawing for $16. She was ter. So far for February she has had 7 new Up-coming events:
yet to be determined. absent. members and 2 renewals. Motion to accept Legislative Day meetings have been
(B) Chapter merchandise, hats, t-shirts, Gator made motion to adjourn with by John and 2nd by Dipper. scheduled and emails will be sent to all
etc. State merchandise can be purchased Arlene seconding. Meeting adjourned at Merchandise report by Cactus, she still members when all meetings are finalized.
cheaper and sold for profit monies going 9:07 p.m. has hoodies for $25 and T-shirts for $15. NW 69 Chili Cook-off is Saturday Feb.
to chapter. Bob talked to a man in OKC Respectfully submitted, She is working with Gold Star on patches. 19, 2011.
about getting shirts, hats, and even having Nancy “Teacher” Salsman, Secretary Motion to accept by Animal and 2nd by OKC Bike Show at the Fairgrounds
our name embroidered on them. Three Sands Chapter Shrimpi. needs booth help. Animal, Cat, and Socks
(C) Discuss changing meeting time to Committee reports: will help John S. on Saturday.
Call to order at 2 p.m. Feb 13, 2011 by
Sunday afternoon. No one liked that idea Hospice report: Keven has talked to Hos- Wide Open bike show in Tulsa on Feb
Chaz with 35 in attendance, 2 first time
so meetings will remain the second Thurs- guests. Invocation was given by Roy with pice. Hospice will handle the money and 26-27; will also have a booth set up, anyone
day of each month at 7:30 p.m. auction. The only help they want from wanting to help please contact 2R.
prayer requests sent for Bob Drake, Lo-
(D) Bike safety checkup for the ABATE is auction items and door prizes. It Raffle drawing was won by Animal.
gan, and all armed forces personnel. Flag
spring? Open floor for discussion and salute lead by Staz. 50/50 was altered this will be the 2nd Saturday in June. Motion to Motion to adjourn by Staz and 2nd by
ideas. Larry had suggested this. Great continue in the limited fashion by 2R and Keven.
month to allow for a raffle of a 1 night stay
idea so it will be conducted during Burger 2nd by Tommy. Next meeting Sunday, March 13, 2011 at
at Turtle Rock Farm for 2, provided by
Day in May. Cade’s Cafe. Introduction of guests by John Casino Daze will be July 30. Register at 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Ponca
(E) Road names were given to Alana aka 10:30 a.m. at Tonkawa casino for $20. City
Sanders were Malinda and Michael Villar.