A Brotherhood Aiming Toward Education January 2010 Dedicated to Freedom of Choice
Could anti-gang bill affect COOL BIKE
everyday biker groups?
BY BARBARA VICE A recent case between the government
Biker Journal Editor and the Mongols MC attempting to take
the club’s right to wear their own trade-
Do you consider your riding club a gang, marked patch served as a wake up call to
or yourself a gang member? clubs of all kinds.
A bill to increase the penalties for gang- (See Government Loses Mongols MC
related activities and make it a felony for a Case, http://www.bikernet.com/news/
gang member to recruit others will be one PageViewer.asp?PageID=2897)
of the first measures heard in the upcom- The Mongols prevailed, and there were
ing legislative session, Rep. Dennis other issues involved in that case, but leg-
Johnson, R-Duncan said recently. He is an islation such as Oklahoma’s SB826 is just
author of SB826. another step toward identifying ordinary
Ashley Altshuler, a member of the joint members of ordinary motorcycle riding
gang committees made up of law enforce- clubs as gang members.
ment and those involved in community pro- It seems more and more that law enforce-
grams, suggested legislators make it a ment wants to identify the wearing of many
felony for gang members to possess a rifle, colors, matching patches and other cloth-
handgun or shotgun. ing prevalent in the biker community, with
“Nothing good happens with gang mem- classification as a “gang.”
bers possessing firearms,” the Oklahoma “We need to ensure that this anti-gang
County assistant district attorney said. push doesn’t end up painting motorcycling
The potential problem for the biker com- groups with a broad brush,” said Tiger
munity with this proposed legislation is the
definition of the term “gang”. See ANTI-GANG, page 2
recalls motorcycles Toy runs are a prime example of the generosity of the biker community, but no one can deny the fun of
also checking all the cool rides that show up for a run. See photos from the Lawton Toy Run at http://
REPRINTED FROM lines. s745.photobucket.com/albums/xx98/LawtonAbate/11-21-09ToyRun/. Check the Biker Journal next
THE BUSINESS JOURNAL OF MILWAUKEE The federal agency said the motorcycles’
front fuel tank mounts may distort as a re-
month for photos from the state’s largest toy run, the Tulsa ABATE Marines Toys for Tots which was Dec.
Harley-Davidson Inc. sult of a front-end crash, 13. Last year, that toy run boasted close to 25,000 bikes and 70 degree temperatures in December. The
is recalling 111,569 mo- creating the potential for day ended with sleet, though, as a reminder to many to never go out in December without your leathers!
torcycles manufactured fuel to leak and ignite af-
from June 6, 2008, ter a crash. The agency In This Issue:
through Nov. 19, 2009, did not say how many re- Calendar of Events ........................ 2
because of a threat of ports were made of gas
gasoline leaking in the leaks or fires resulting State Board Highlights ................... 4
event of a frontal colli- from frontal collisions. Tiger Tales ..................................... 5
sion. Under the recall, deal- 20th ABATE Anniversary ................6
The recall af fects ers will install left and A Christmas Story ..........................7
some 2009 and 2010 right front braces de-
touring bikes, including signed to reduce front ABATE of Oklahoma SMILE .......... 8
CVO Touring and Trike products, accord- mount distortion in a crash. The installa- Chapter Meetings .... 10,11,12 and 13
ing to information from the National High- tion will be performed free of charge be- ABATE Merchandise .................... 14
way Traffic Safety Administration. Touring ginning around Dec. 14. Customers can call
bikes are some of the Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson at 414-343-4056 for more
ABATE Membership .................... 15
motorcycle manufacturer’s most expensive information. Lawton Toy Run .......................... 16
ABATE of Oklahoma is for ALL motorcyclists, regardless of make, model, and origin of their motorcycle
2 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
Florida woman gets 18.5 years
for killing motorcyclists in crash
VERO BEACH, Fla. — A Miami woman Beach.
convicted of killing two motorcyclists on Brice’s brother and two small children
Interstate 95 in Indian River County has were in the car.
been sentenced to 18 1/2 years in prison. Another driver on the interstate, who
A judge sentenced 26-year-old Domin- testified at the trial, had actually called 911
ique Brice on Wednesday. A jury found to report an erratic driver just moments
December 2009 February 2010 Brice guilty last month of vehicular man- before the crash.
➤ 26 - Community Christmas Party, at ➤ 10 - Annual Legislative Breakfast, hosted slaughter. Brice said she was just changing lanes
Billings Community Center at 6 p.m. Potluck by COD. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., OK State Authorities say Brice was speeding and when another car forced her out of con-
dinner and silent auction, everyone Capitol, 4th floor routunda. weaving through traffic in February 2008 trol.
welcome. Call Garry at 580-725-3227 for ➤ 20-21 - 13th Annual Oklahoma Motorcycle when she hit Fritz Doucet and Raul Ortiz.
more information. Show, Held at the Oklahoma State Fair
They were recently reunited high school (Associated Press, Friday , Nov. 27, 2009. For more,
Park, 500 Land Rush Drive in Oklahoma
City. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday
friends going to Bike Week in Daytona http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577115,00.html)
January 2010 and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Entry fee is $25 for
Anti-gang (continued from page 1)
➤ 1 - Annual Dresser Jack Memorial New the first bike and $10 for additional bikes.
Year’s Day First Ride, the ride starts at For more information call (816) 456-4415.
Dan Moran Park next to 45th National May 2010
Guard Armory on South Street in Ponca ➤ 2 - Tulsa Motorcycle Swap Meet, The Mike Revere, former state coordinator 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma
City. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and swapmeet will be held at the Admiral Twin of ABATE of Oklahoma. State Capitol Fourth Floor Rotunda.
ride leaves at 10:30 a.m. For more info call Drive-in, 7355 Easton Street in Tulsa. To combat potential “collateral damage” [Some information in this article was origi-
(580) 762-0844. Gates open at 8 a.m. General admission is on motorcycle clubs and riding groups from nally published Nov. 25, 2009 at
➤ 17 - Motorcycle Swap Meet, The swap $5 per person. For more information call anti-gang legislation, Tiger Mike suggests www.newsok.com/oklahoma-bill-seeks-to-
meet will be held at The Oklahoma State (816) 228-5811. joining ABATE at the annual Legislative cur tail-membership-in-gangs/ar ticle/
Fair Park, 500 Land Rush Drive in
Oklahoma City. Doors open at 9 a.m. June 2010 Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 3420156]
General admision is $5 per person. For ➤ 5 - Okie from Muskogee ‘Outlaws and
more information call (816)228-5811. Lawnmen Poker Run’, The poker run will
➤ 23-24 - Wide Open Bike Show, show will begin at Creek Nation Casino. Registration
be held at the Tulsa Convention center, is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The ride ends
100 Civic Center in Tulsa. Doors open with a ride in bike show, music and door
Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. For more prizes. The ride will benefit the Bedouin
info call (660) 221-2298. Shriners Patient Transportation Fund.
For more information call (918) 682-2761.
You may have received this compli- and implementation of antidiscrimination
mentary issue of the ABATE of Okla- laws in the State of Oklahoma (and na-
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ground. If so, we are pleased to offer throughout the State of Oklahoma
this free issue to you in the hopes of through toy runs and other events which
spreading awareness of what our orga- ben- efit local charities.
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towards motorcycle safety awareness You!
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Santa, sunshine, and “T’was the Night Before
Success” or “2009 in Review”
Salvation Army smiles
BY BROOK “XMAN” BULLOCK Santa rode a Hayabusa that year!), so how
(with apologies to C.C. Moore’s famous poem)
BY BROOK “XMAN” BULLOCK
Secretary, ABATE of Oklahoma
Secretary, ABATE of Oklahoma excited I was to see at least 20 bikes al-
ready there. About the time we were fin- T’was the night before 2010 entered the land
Three Sands Chapter of ABATE of Okla- ished with warm handshakes and smiling And Garry, named “2Rs”, pondered his plan
homa hosted the Six Annual Salvation hugs and welcomes, another wave of 14 or Of how to sustain such fantastic growth
Army Toy Run on Saturday Nov. 28. 15 bikes came rolling in with some Holiday That had come to ABATE just when we needed it most.
Unlike previous years, the weather was Thunder.
fantastic and the resulting turnout of Bik- Not long after that Motorcycle Santa ap- Just twelve months before the numbers were decline.
ers, toys, and smiles was the best the chap- peared out from one of the storage sheds Deaths caused by cell phones were in the headlines.
ter has hosted so far. As always, “Motor- at the edge of the Lowe’s Parking lot. He Tiger Mike’s injury was taking its toll.
cycle Santa” made a special appearance to does that every year. It appears to be some Muskogee and Great Plains barely kept 10 on their Roll.
lead the delivery parade. sort of magical doorway directly connected
Southeast was kaput, and Tulsa was tired.
Technically, I don’t know if Three Sands with the North Pole.
is our most northern chapter or not, but I Unfortunately, it appears to only work one In another year’s time would ABATE be expired???
do know that for the last five years it has way—or perhaps my behavior hasn’t been
definitely felt like that during the Ponca City good enough—but at any rate, I can never When at the Quartz Mountain Meeting
Salvation Army Toy Run. seem to find out how to make it work. two new Chapters were formed
I’ve been involved with the run for all but There were some young’uns in the crowd And ‘round Carmaletta the memberships swarmed!
one year and during those time I’ve had so who had ridden two-up or arrived via four In just one meeting we increased one fifth!
many layers on I’ve looked like the Michelin wheels with Mom, Dad, or grandparents, Tiger was so excited he replaced both hips!
Man (2004), been so wet that I thought my and they had a good time talking with Mo-
rain gear wasn’t zipped up (2005), and been torcycle Santa and sharing some hopes for The “ABATE Booth” appeared at more and more rallies,
Christmas morning. And Gunner and 2Rs competed for membership tallies.
After visiting with the little ones, the Jolly
“I’ve got one, now two!” shouted Gunner with pride!
Ol’ Rider gathered us “older kids” around
If you haven’t had a and directed our attention to the local PD - Memberships in both hands and beaded girls at his side!
chance to hang out with who gave us the layout and rules of the
road for the Toy Parade. MANY THANKS Tiger whispered to John Pierce from Tennessee,
this great Chapter, come to Ponca City Police Department for send- “These guys might need some wisdom, so what would it be?”
and join us. Our next ing multiple units to both lead and guard “Are you kidding?” said John “You’ve found Magic Members.
event is the Three Sands our riders. They’re fanning the flame of ABATE’s member embers.
The parade itself went off without any
Chapter Christmas Party trouble whatsoever. Most nearly every So, around the State the two cohorts flew.
on Dec. 26 in Billings. oncoming vehicle pulled over to the side Gunner and 2Rs and their ABATE Booth Crew!
as we approached. I guess it’s both a sad- At rallies and events the memberships came
ness and a blessing that when they see a
and cards in the mail started sporting the names:
so nervous about getting home due to slick line of motorcycles in formation that they
conditions (2007) that I know my prayer think of funeral escorts. South Central and Lawton!
life improved dramatically—well, for at least The mood lightened for most when they There’s Three Sands and Muskogee!
an afternoon. SO, what a welcome—nay! saw Motorcycle Santa at the lead, and we Northwest 69, Great Plains, COD!
Even Praiseworthy Blessing!— it was as even had some kiddos running out of their Tulsa, Lakes Area, Rogers County!
the weekend approached to hear the houses to give big waves and smiles. Even More Members for Sunset and Chisholm Trail 412!
weatherman talk about highs near 70 de- bigger smiles greeted us at the Salvation Now we’re way over a thousand and doing so well!
grees and sunshine! And, for one time this Army drop-off.
year, he was right! Good people there and it’s a blessing to Tiger’s eyes—how they twinkled!
Saturday morning in OKC I met-up with get to help them help others. His back— so much straighter!
Paul W, my good friend and fellow Three Finally, ever yone was invited by the With new hips “Orca’s” rider would be out sooner, not later!
Sands-er. American Legion Riders to join them for
His beard had more chrome but his wit’s just as quick,
It was promising to be a great day. At 48 snacks, stew and all the fixin’s, and bever-
degrees the temperature was already ages at the local Post just down the street. And Tiger asked 2Rs, “So, what’s this year’s trick?”
warmer than any Three Sands Toy Run, They had the added enticement of a big-
and I had a good brother to cruise down screen TV for OU and OSU fans to watch “I can’t do it alone—this is Membership work.
the road with. “Life is Good” (to borrow the game. (A special “shout out” to Jerry It takes every person. It did from the start.
from my riding brother, RayMan). & Judy C. —good to meet you guys. And Bikers love freedom! It’s down in our hearts.
Sunshine and not much traffic all the way also to brand new members “Big Mike”, But we need the members, like that gal, and YOU!”
to Kay County. We did have one south- Teressa, and Becky D—I can tell that we’re
bound Highway Patrolman give us a holi- gonna have good times!) And then I realized his eyes were on me.
day flash of red and blue to remind us not Although I had to leave a little bit early,
to be too excited in our journey, but the the afternoon was another great time of “Come out and join us, its fun, you will see.
visual reminder was well-received, and we fellowship and laughter with my Three
Your bike joins my bike, we’re two, then three—four!
arrived safely at the Lowe’s Parking Lot in Sands Brothers and Sisters.
Ponca City. If you haven’t had a chance to hang out As more and more Bikers fill out Membership forms.”
Pulling into the parking lot about 20 min- with this great Chapter, come and join us.
utes before the Rider’s Meeting, I didn’t Our next event is the Three Sands Chap- “Come defend freedom, promote skill and awareness!
know exactly what I would find. Last year ter Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 26 Remind Legislators that blind cagers can kill us!”
with temperatures barely in the 30s we had in Billings, Okla. It’s potluck style so come
a very low turnout (although Motorcycle on up and join us! So we sprang to our bikes and they rumbled to life!
We twisted the throttles to go fight for our rights!
Deadline for submissions to the Biker Journal is the 1st of the month! We’re having great times, but we’re missing some folks.
Submit news, photos and advertising to email@example.com YOU ARE THE MEMBER THAT WE NEED THE MOST!!!
4 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
All 12 Chapters Present.
Highlights: State Board Meeting, Nov. 14
ing went incredibly well with the reps from You can contact RayMan at
the ABATE Presentation Team of John Computer Issues: Astar2far@yahoo.com for memorial de-
Membership Report: Pierce, Suzette Rhodes, Mark Buskirk (of tails. Chapters need to submit final Award
Garry 2Rs took full responsibility for the
Downed Bikers) answering questions for Ideas at December Meeting. Chapters
Increase of 35 members. Active October delay in updating website.
Membership is 1253. (If ever yone re- over an hour. The normal Q/A time frame ABATEofOklahoma Yahoo Group: Af- need to submit names of “Freedom
is less than 15 minutes. John Pierce indi- Fighter” Patch qualifiers at Dec Meeting.
newed we’d have 1449.) ter Chapter Elections, be ready to send
cated we have a “new friend” in Chairman
Member Updates (Presidents, Reps, Com-
Sue Tibbs. John is confident that mittee Chairs, etc) to Carol King at Chapter Winners from the $1,000 Poker
Merchandise Report: “Gunner’s Bill” will be passed. We will get Run Events are: COD: Ripper Bailey,
$1,334 in Merchandise account. Orders “noisy and rowdy” if needed and we will use MUSKOGEE: Jake Kennedy, SOUTH
for ABATE of Oklahoma 20th Anniversary ABATE_MEMBERS group: A great
the Press and Media if needed. Wait for the discussion group for the Membership. CENTRAL: Linda Davis, GREAT PLAINS:
shirt. Option “Skulls” and “Party on the Call To Action so we can move as a large Michael Powers, LAWTON: John Walsh,
Encourage your people to join. Go to:
Plains” shirts are due NOW. Contact 2Rs force. ABATE of Oklahoma Members need NW69: Andy Huddleston, SUNSET: Craig
at Garry2rCanaday@yahoo.com for mer- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/
to be ready for action in February, March, ABATE_Members Joiner, STATE PARTY (Bonus Hand):
chandise questions. and April. Andy Huddleston, LAKES AREA: Pam
Legislative Focus Items: The passage of Ryan, CHISHOLM TRAIL 412: Teri Wehr,
Legislative Reports: “Gunner’s Bill” ($3 Safety & Awarness Bill) Mid-South MILE Final Recap: THREE SANDS: Roger Flat, TULSA:
Increase the Penalities in “Jagger’s Law” Great speakers and info. Good fellow- Tommy Harold
Oklahoma: The Legislative Committee
welcomes all members. Contact John (Right of Way violations) The Passage of ships and discussions all weekend long.
the “Stoplight Detection Bill” (unrespon- ABATE of Oklahoma won the “Traveling Leadership Summit Update:
Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org for
sive redlights) Proclamation for May as Trophy” and the bids on TWO baskets! We
details. February 9, 2010:
Motorcycle Awareness and Education Motorcycle Safety Month had 48 of the over 150 attendees and the
Confederation of Clubs: Presentation Oklahoma Basket with its theme of “Off The ABATE of Oklahoma Leadership
Fund Petition The bill will be renamed Summit will be held the evening before the
of the Defender’s Program. Two Reps the Beaten Trail” lost the “Crowd Favor-
“Gunner’s Bill.” The interim study meet- Legislative Breakfast. The tentative time
(Main and Alternate) are needed from ite” award by only 5 votes! Another TRE-
each Chapter. They will receive Defender MENDOUS SET OF THANK YOUs to the is 8pm in Oklahoma City at a location to be
Patches. The information contact between Three Amigas of Lakes Area for making announced. Please both incoming and out-
the Chapters and the statewide Defend- ABATE so competitive and profitable in the going President’s, VP’s, and current Reps
ers will be “Xman Brook.” Contact him or last four years! plan to attend. Chapter leaders may invite
2Rs for more details. Oklahoma S.M.I.L.E, Jan 8-10 at Quartz special guests/members to attend also.
Mountain Lodge in Lone Wolf, Ok
December 18th is the deadline to get the ABATE Legislative Breakfast is Febru-
Safety Report: $59 room rate. After that it goes to $198 !!! ary 10th, 7am-11am at the State Capitol.
Congratulations to ABATE Safety Officer Format will be Friday Fellowship, Satur- COD: Food & Invites, Great Plains:
Paul Brinker for now being only 1 of 2 Cer- day Board Meeting (9-11:30am), Guest banquet coffee pots, State: slideshow.
tified Trike Safety instructors in Oklahoma! Speaker and Town Hall (1-3:30pm), Break- Contact Garry 2Rs or John Pierce to offer
He is also the only Certified Scooter Safety out Sessions (3:45-5:30), Auction and Party help or for more info.
instructor in the State! (By definition, a (7pm-???)
scooter has less than 500cc engine, a “step Sunday Services a bit different with an
through” design, less than 60’ wheelbase, “Honor and Remembrance” ceremony for UPCOMING ABATE EVENTS:
STATE OFFICERS & CONTACTS is less than 400 pounds, and must be DOT
members and loved ones that have passed Three Sands Christmas Party: Sat, Dec.
on. 26, Billings Community Center
ABATE OF OKLAHOMA, INC.
P. O. Box 45513 LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Tinker AFB, OK. 73145 over the past few weeks. He interpreted that to mean that he
World Wide Web - www.abateofoklahoma.org
There are just no words that will ad- The wonder ful tribute written by should focus on his own little corner of the
STATE COORDINATOR RayMan touched our hearts. Although it world.
Tiger Mike Revere P/F 405-672-1008 equately express the depths of gratitude
brought tears to our eyes, I believe So, he took that advice and applied it to
Tigermike7@cox.net we have for the outpouring of love and
prayers during our recent loss. RayMan captured the essence of Gunner his fight for motorcycle safety and free-
TREASURER in his words. dom. He wanted to make a difference in
Carmaletta Lara 405-601-3514 The cards, flowers, donations and espe-
As those of you who knew Gunner per- his own little corner of the world.
LaraCC@cox.net cially the prayers are all that kept us going
sonally can attest, when he became pas- That’s why we asked to establish the
SECRETARY sionate about something, he went at it full safety fund in his memory.
Brook Bullock 405-740-7075 bore. ABATE was his passion. If we can take the donations that have
SGT. AT ARMS
A.B.A.T.E. He wanted to make the world a freer and
safer place for motorcyclists.
poured in and make Oklahoma a safer
place for motorcyclists, I believe that he
Garry Canaday 580-763-3846
email@example.com of OKLAHOMA One of his favorite books was Candide
by Voltaire. His favorite line was at the end
will smile down on us and say “your garden
STATE SAFETY EDUCATION OFFICER Sustaining Memberships of the book, “now let us tend to our own With heartfelt gratitude,
Paul Brinker 918-835-2648 garden.” - Callie aka Strawberry aka Gunner’s Ol Lady
MRF LIAISON &
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ❏ Diamond
Carol King 408-390-4535
TulsaVicRider@aol.com ❏ Gold Deadline for submissions to the Biker
Journal is the
POLITICAL DIRECTOR Lake Area Chapter 13 (7/2010)
Holly Swinford P/F 405-329-7254 Three Sands Chapter (11/2010)
1st of the month!
firstname.lastname@example.org Chisholm Trail Chapter (11/2010)
Holly Hefton 405-239-7711 ❏ Silver
Johnathan M. Sutton 918-747-9977
Leatherneck MC (3/2010) Submit news, photos and
BIKER JOURNAL EDITOR
❏ Bronze advertising to
Barbara Vice email@example.com Rogers County Chapter 11 (8/2010)
129 E Broadway, Drumright OK 74030 Main Street Cafe (9/2010)
918-232-8709 Naysayers Motorcycle Club
ABATE of Oklahoma Biker Journal January 2010 ◆ 5
BY TIGER MIKE REVERE Motorcyclist Freedom Fighters, since motorcyclists get killed, injured or locked and kill others; namely, putting more teeth
President COD Chapter, ABATE of Oklahoma these events happen successfully as the down. The NCOM Board has been ex- in our Jaggers’ Law! Options here could
result of all of us working together! Many panded to include representation from the include supporting increased fines, impos-
Happy New Year, everybody!! I trust all thanks to all the outriders for helping to Sport Bike Community with a Board Liai- ing driver license suspensions and possi-
of you an enjoyable Christmas and Holi- keep us safe, to Ed Glendinning and Pas- son position for the National Sport Bike bly mandating jail time. ABATE’s Legisla-
day Season with your special family, friends tor Pickle for their inspiring prayers and Association, now held by Brian “Seven” tive Agenda will be firmed up by the time
and loved ones. spiritual guidance, and to the American Le- Lawson. our Legislative Breakfast kicks off, so stand
It was gratifying to see our Riding Com- gion Riders Post #1340 and Ladies’ Auxil- Quite a large number of sport bike riders by for more news next month!
munity, including so many of our ABATE iary for the logistical support, the hot dog/ attended the conference, which was grati-
Chapters, engaged in making so many chil- chili dog cookout, and the delicious Bake fying to see. All in all, the stage is now set
dren happy with successful Toy Runs to Sale goodies! for one of the largest and most festive Tiger’s Tip O’ The Month:
close out 2009. Donations from the after-party are going NCOM Conventions ever, our Silver Anni- Well, we’re deep into Winter, whether
Many thanks to all our ABATE Family to the American Legion Children’s Home, versary event slated for May 6-9, 2010 in you like it or not! There’s nothing like a
for continuing to reach out to those less a very worthwhile cause. Thanks also to Orlando, Fla. Check out the NCOM long stretch of cold weather to expose what
fortunate and improve the Positive Image Charley’s Last Stand and new owner Linda Website at www.aimncom.com for a Pre- might be wrong with your machinery, so
of Motorcycling! Murphy for the tremendous hospitality and Registration application and make plans to be kind and patient with it. Take the time
Now that were are entering 2010, I’m providing the live music. I’m supremely attend! to properly warm up your bike, and send
very much looking forward to celebrating glad for everyone’s cooperating to make Now’s the time to plan on attending your thick oil through the system by kick-
a new month and a new ABATE Adminis- this a safe and enjoyable event honoring ABATE’s annual Legislative Breakfast, ing it through a few times (if you have a
tration at our Oklahoma S.M.I.L.E. General the service and sacrifice of our Armed scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, kickstart-okay, so I’m a dinosaur!).
Membership Meeting Jan. 8-9 at the Quartz Forces members and their families. 7:30a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the State Capi- Trickle-charge your battery occasionally
Mountain Resort in Lone Wolf. Thanks very much for attending, and I very tol Fourth Floor Rotunda. and remember, your tire pressure gets low
I’ll be proud to be participating as Presi- much look forward to seeing all of you at For going on 20 years now, we’ve invited more quickly in Winter so check it more
dent of ABATE’s Central Oklahoma Dis- the entire Oklahoma State Legislature and often. Also, take advantage of one of our
trict, and look forward to interacting with a their staffs to join us for breakfast, and famous mid-Winter January thaws to wash
large number of my ABATE Family there, Sooner State politicians have turned out in the salt off the steel (especially from un-
both old hands and new folks. force. It’s a tremendous opportunity to get der the fenders) and slap a coat of wax on
As with so many of our Sister Chapters, to know your State Senators and Represen- the paint. Take good care of your sled, and
COD is starting the New Year with a new tatives, and discuss meaningful issues with it’ll take care of you!
slate of officers, and you can follow our them. As I wrap it up for this month, I guess it’s
progress at the revamped Chapter As you should know, ABATE will re-ad- time to consider New Year’s Resolutions.
Website, into which our Webmaster John dress the Motorcycle Safety and Mobility Man, that’s a tough topic to address while
Kirchen has been putting a lot of work. Act, our “Red-Light Bill”, which has been working off the Goodbye 2009 hangover
Link to it, and to all the Chapter sites, from carried over to the 2010 Session. This bill and hauling around the post-Holiday
www.abateofoklahoma.org As the new covers motorcyclists whose bikes don’t trig- weight gain!
COD President, I’m excited about working ger the light to turn green at controlled With the State Legislative Session start-
with both our new ABATE State Officers intersections. ing soon, we’ll continue to have important
and fellow Chapter Presidents at our up- They’ll be allowed to ride through after issues to tackle.
coming Chapter President Symposium stopping and determining it safe to pro- There’s still a lot of political game-play-
scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Oklahoma ceed. Biker deaths and injuries have been ing going on (THAT’S a news flash!) and
City. ABATE’s Memorial Day Bike Parade in reduced in several states where this has we in ABATE have to keep learning to play
A significant number of our Motorcycling May, 2010. You’ll be able to recognize been passed. the game more effectively if we’re going
Community enjoyed a Happy Veterans me—I’ll be the bearded, smiling fat guy Our Rider Safety, Education and Aware- to continue to be a force for good in
Day, and to my fellow Veterans, thank you astride Orca, my big, white Road King! ness omnibus bill has also been carried over Oklahoma’s motorcycling community.
for your service, and welcome mome!! To I was able to make the NCOM Semi-An- to the 2010 Session, and ABATE and the Politics, by definition, addresses the skill
expand on what I mentioned last month, I nual Board Meeting and Regional Confer- OK Confederation Of Clubs (with nearly of acquiring and utilizing power.
want to express my heartfelt appreciation ence Nov. 13-15 in Philadelphia, PA, where 70 member groups now!) have been work- By becoming more active participants in
for your support in attending our success- over 300 motorcyclists took part in the ing together to sign up thousands of mo- all levels of government through register-
ful 13th Annual ABATE Veterans’ Day Run seminars. torcycle owners supporting these pro- ing and voting, communicating with legisla-
to the Oklahoma Veterans’ Memorial Park. Following the morning’s NCOM Board grams in advance of an Interim Study au- tors, attending events like our Legislative
The last bike count we came up with was Session, the afternoon Conference con- thorized by the Legislature. Breakfast, and following the lead of the
485 motorcycles and trikes, not counting sisted of a number of valuable and informa- With Suzette Northcutt-Rhodes working politically astute in our organization like our
cages. tive presentations on Biker Freedom-re- as our lobbyist again, and a number of dedi- Legislative Committee members, we’ll
With many bikers riding two-up, we had lated topics, such as Freedom of the Road cated ABATE Members backing her up, wield a greater degree of power as a spe-
well over 500 members of Oklahoma’s throughout the Nation, and Legal Issues ABATE is optimistic that some valuable cial interest group of Oklahoma Citizens.
Riding Family participate, and we continue such as Noise Abatement, Insurance Cov- legislation will be passed this year as we I’ve emphasized in the past that the “B”
to provide the largest number of support- erage, and interacting with Law Enforce- continue to improve Motorcycling Quality in ABATE stands for Brotherhood, but we
ers for the Veterans’ Day ceremonies. A ment. of Life in our state. can’t forget that the “E” stands for Educa-
number of riders even showed up after at- The Regional Confederation of Clubs Other issues ABATE might look at in- tion.
tending Veterans’ Day Services at the 45th Meeting and Christian Unity Conference clude a bill increasing penalties for those Not only do we need to promote educa-
Infantry Division Museum as well. were also well-attended, with a lot of pro- causing death or injury while Driving Dis- tion for our elected officials as to the needs
The event was highlighted by a change ductive crosstalk, and Gimme Jimmy was tracted. of the motorcycling public, but also to make
in the Parade Route, where the long line of there to present the Defenders’ Program. We could also pursue a Right to Repair ourselves smarter regarding the system
motorcycles proceeded down the Avenue Incidentally, our recent successful Call to Law on the State level, which would make that’s supposed to be working for us, the
of Flags in front of the Oklahoma VA Medi- Action regarding Federal-level Right To the same computer diagnostic information, American people.
cal Center to benefit a number of apprecia- Repair Legislation constituted a Nationwide tools and training available to independent I consider that a part of becoming a more
tive patients. The heartfelt services at the test and fine-tuning of the Program. repair shops and vehicle owners that cur- involved citizen, and getting a larger return
Memorial Park were conducted by the NCOM is very interested to hear more rently is only afforded to those under the on our considerable investment of tax dol-
Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Okla- about the Strategic Alliance Program pio- dealership umbrella. lars and service to our country. I intend to
homa Lt. Governor Jari Askins was the neered by our own Oklahoma Confedera- Our newly-formed Defenders Program play a more active role in that regard, so
Keynote Speaker. tion. already responded to a Nationwide Call to that’s my major New Year’s Resolution for
After her speech, I was completely This Alliance of Spiritual groups, Clean Action to urge passage of this type of legis- 2010.
floored by her presenting me with an Okla- and Sober Clubs, and community service- lation on the Federal level. We also might Well, that’ll do it for my first Tiger Tales
homa State Flag on behalf of the Oklahoma oriented riders such as the Downed Bik- need to again pursue in the future Equal as a “Private Citizen” since October of
Veterans Council. ers Association, is designed to function as Access Legislation eliminating Anti-Biker 1999.
It was a complete surprise, and I have to a quick-response force to support the Discrimination, and legislation increasing Keep It On The Black Strip Between The
accept it on behalf of all our Veterans and Riding Community during incidents where penalties for negligent drivers who hurt Trees, Tiger Mike
6 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
The Twentieth Anniversary of ABATE of Oklahoma That is a clear indication that ABATE has
BY GARRY “2R” CANADAY
State Coordinator, ABATE of Oklahoma been doing some great things. With all of
these new members I would love to see
It is humbling to think that the member- many of you step up and volunteer to take
ship of this outstanding organization has on some new responsibilities.
chosen me to lead them in this the twenti- There are always many things that can
eth year. be done to help make ABATE a stronger
I can tell you that as I accept the chal- organization. The easiest way to get in-
lenge, I understand the volved is at the annual state
daunting task at hand. membership meeting Jan. 8
It has taken an unbeliev- and 9 at the Quartz Moun-
able amount of time, effort tain Lodge, in Lone Wolf,
and energy from untold Okla.
numbers of folks that can’t This year we are calling
be thanked enough. the meeting the Oklahoma
Without the foresight of S.M.I.L.E. for State Motor-
those that came before we cyclists Improving Legisla-
would not be enjoying tive Effectiveness. We will
ABATE of Oklahoma as it have the Senate Majority
is today. For that you can’t Leader, Senator Todd Lamb
be thanked enough. as our featured guest
We have fought the good fight and pro- speaker. There will also be some training
tected motorcyclists rights and freedoms and a town hall style of meeting with your
in this great state, and we have some of ABATE of OK state board.
the best folks in the nation at our side help- A banquet and awards ceremony, are also
ing us to continue the fight. in the works along with a hospitality room
I truly hope that in this my first term as with dj and karaoke.
State Coordinator I can hold up my end and This is a golden opportunity to get to
make those that came before proud. know your ABATE family a lil better and to
The ground work was laid long ago and learn how you can help ABATE make this
many great strides have been made, now it the best state to be a motorcyclist in.
is our turn to keep up the pace. I look forward to meeting many new
In the past couple of years our member- Brothers and Sisters as we start a new year
ship has more than tripled and almost qua- and a new chapter for ABATE of Okla-
drupled! homa. Garry “2R” Canaday, the new State Coordinator, ABATE of Oklahoma.
2010 OKC Motorcycle
Swap Meet Schedule
❍ January 17 - Fairgrounds, Okahoma City
❍ February 20 & 21 - Motorcycle Show, Fairgrounds, OKC
❍ March 28 - Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
❍ May 2 - Admiral Twin, Tulsa
❍ June 13 - Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
❍ July 11 - Admiral Twin, Tulsa
❍ August 15 - Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
❍ September 12 - Admiral Twin, Tulsa
❍ October 17 - Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
❍ December 5 - Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
OUR 39TH YEAR
Promoting Motorcycle Events
Jeff Williams Pro. Inc
P.O. Box 543
Blue Springs, MO 64013
ABATE of Oklahoma Biker Journal January 2010 ◆ 7
What’s Christmas without the cranberries?
**** A Christmas Story ****
BY RAY-MAN Many a Christmas has passed since rights as a farmer. I’m sure the same could our motorcycle lifestyle and motorcycle
President Great Plains Chapter those early days of biker freedom. I often be said for welders, mechanics and so on. issues.
reflect on the goodness of the brothers But I’m a biker, so my fight for What’s that? Oh, my Christmas meal I
Perception is a strange thing. It’s usually and sisters in our club including the motorcycle rights is my just cause for the prepared. Well let me tell you, that meal
based on the knowledge we have at the wrongful perception that one of us men preservation of liberty and freedom on two was an incredible display of culinary art on
time a perception is made. couldn’t prepare a traditional Christmas wheels. Let’s face it, a just cause cannot behalf of all of the women in our club. Most
Back in the 80’s, way before I met the dish. be justly served with an ignorant mind so of us men spent our time in the garage
Tooth Fairy, I was serving as the VP for It’s easy to form a wrongful perception education is one of the keys to the playing pool or some other activity bikers
the Southern Star Riders, M/C. We were especially when it’s formed due to a lack effectiveness of good representation. enjoy as we were banished from the
an odd collection of both civilian and of information. My perceptions today are In my opinion there is no better place to kitchen and dining room until our feast was
military bikers who gave each other a lot that freedom of speech seems to have get educated and participate to effect completely prepared and ready to be
of mutual support during times of difficulty taken a back seat to political correctness change for motorcycle rights than in devoured.
such as deployments, field exercises and and the second amendment that gives us A.B.A.T.E. of Oklahoma, A Brotherhood Once we were called in, immediately the
reassignments. Aimed Toward Education. aroma of fine food filled our nostrils with
I’m proud to say that I rode near and far On Jan. 10, 2009, The Great Plains the smells of heavenly delights and our
with these brothers and sisters. They were What’s that? Oh, my Chapter will host the A.B.A.T.E. of stomachs rumbled as we were hungry for
a great family that stuck close together Oklahoma S.M.I.L.E. (State Motorcyclist the feast to begin. Each and every one of
especially during the Christmas holidays. Christmas meal I prepared. Improving Legislative Effectiveness). This us stood around the table hand in hand as
Each and every year we made the time to Well let me tell you, that event will be held at the Quartz Mountain prayers of appreciation and gratitude were
celebrate Christmas together, complete Lodge in beautiful southwest Oklahoma. offered up through Christ to the Father.
with red ribbons and bows and all the
meal was incredible display I’m sure you can find the flyer in this issue. With the last amen, we were ready to
decorations that go with Christmas. While of culinary art on behalf of The point I want to make is that attending DIVE IN! All of a sudden Spunky said; “Ray-
the men were in charge of setting up the the women in our club. the SMILE is the best way to start your Man, where’s your dish? You were
Christmas tree, lights and other year of freedom fighting with A.B.A.T.E. supposed to bring one.” All eyes turned
decorations, it was the women of the club Come meet all of the new state officers. toward me as the comment seemed to
that planned, prepared, and served the the right to bear arms has become so Talk to any of them and you will rapidly reinforce the women’s perception that a
Christmas feast. conditional and restrictive for an honest become aware of the high level of man couldn’t prepare a proper Christmas
One day as Stick and I were moving in a man that only the criminals dare to carry determination and dedication each of them dish for this fine meal.
new refrigerator, which incidentally was firearms. posses in the service of our mutual and Without hesitation I piped right up and
much bigger that the old one, I overheard Freedom of religion has turned stores just cause. Come prepare yourself in the proudly announced that it was in the
the women talking about the meals they and malls into places where they say fight for motorcycling freedom. saddlebags of my 1950 Panhead parked
were preparing. “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merr y I’m not kidding, the A.B.A.T.E. of outside. With surprising and curious looks
Glazed ham with pineapple, pumpkin pie Christmas” and watching a police officer Oklahoma legislative breakfast at the on their faces they all followed me to the
with homemade ice cream and lots of cool go through my saddle bags during a Oklahoma state capitol is coming up this door as I strode out to “Old Faithful” who
whip, green beans with bacon, homemade “motorcycle safety inspection” seems to February and when the time comes on was parked along the curb among many
mashed potatoes, and so the list went on. be a true violation of the 4th amendment that day for you to talk to your legislator newer bikes that were ridden by younger
I piped up and said “Hey, I can make a which is protection from unreasonable “one on one” about motorcycling men.
dish for Christmas?” search and seizure. legislation, like the “Red Light Bill” or the As I began rummaging through my
Some of the women began to chuckle as My perceptions of my elected officials “Motorcycling Safety and Awareness Bill” saddlebags, I loudly announced “It’s in here
others began to laugh out loud, but one of protecting my constitutional rights have now known as “Gunner’s Bill”, you will be somewhere.” MMMmmm, crescent
the women remembered that my wife was begun to dim. Right or Wrong, I can tell armed with the facts to represent not only wrench, quart of oil, and then I grabbed it,
absent; she had died of cancer that year. you when I stopped taking my liberty and yourself but the motorcycling community the one thing that the women missed on
So with compassion in their hearts and a freedom for granted. It was the day I began around us. their list of culinary delights! My great
puzzling look in their eyes they gladly to take my voice, my actions and my vote If you’ve been a side line member or if Christmas dish that would save the
accepted my of fer but placed no seriously! you’re a new member, heck, if you are not Christmas meal!
importance on what I would bring and their If I were a farmer, all of the laws proposed a member and just want to come down for I brought in a can of cranberry sauce,
expectations were, to say at least, minimal! or passed and programs developed that the education, please come! Because after opened it up and put it on a saucer then
It was easy to tell by the expressions on affect my lifestyle as a farmer would be of all, it is our responsibility to represent laid it on the table. Hey, I slaved over it all
their faces what their perceptions were of interest to me. I would probably be involved ourselves clearly so we will prevent our day!
a Christmas dish that Ray-Man would with some organization whose purpose fellow motorcyclists and our legislators Besides, what’s Christmas without the
prepare. and responsibility is to look out after my from getting the wrong perception about cranberries?
2024 Main Street, Woodward, OK 73801
8 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
ABATE of Oklahoma Biker Journal January 2010 ◆ 9
OKLAHOMA BIKERS AT PLAY
Top, many ABATE of Oklahoma members attended the M.I.L.E. recently. Above, left,
Turtle, X-Man and Ken share a hotdog. Above, right, Joker receives the RAT Bike Trophy.
At left, Paulie and his girlfriend win the No Hands Banana Peel from Paul Brinker and
Carole King and below, Staz enjoys the show.
10 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
Chapter Meetings Adjourned
Muskogee Chapter This challenge has been issued. We, the making sure those children are not left out
A very special person told me the chap- Muskogee ABATE Chapter, have donated in the spirit of Christmas. A motion was
ter meeting minutes should really be about $500 to the Gunner’s Fund. We challenge made to donate $250 to this fund, which
what the chapters did that month. For ex- EACH chapter in Oklahoma to match this was passed.
ample, how many combined miles did your donation. Bob Drake gave a short report on the
chapter travel or what events did you go to And please, when the fervor wears off Learning Seminar at Emporia, Kan. A hand-
or, even better, how many times did you do not forget about this important fund and out was offered on the proper hand sig-
meet up with your ABATE brothers and the good it has the potential to do. nals that everyone should know, if you
sisters to hang out and what did you do? Minutes by: Chrissy Kennedy didn’t receive one and would like to have
A brief description of our meeting would NW Oklahoma ABATE 69 one , they are available in the ABATE of-
go something like this: We met, we grieved, Our November meeting was held Nov. fice.
we rejoiced, we set our goals for 2010, we 8,2009, at the shop beside the ABATE Events discussed at the meeting and a for.
planned a party (as our lost brother would Office. We had 43 members present and 4 few side notes on the ones that have oc- Nov. 22— The Float for the annual Wood-
have wanted us to do). We also, like our guests (a few of our guests did slide on curred at this time— ward Christmas Parade
fellow ABATE chapters, worked some signing in so I know there was more than Nov. 21— The Johnson family fundraiser Thank you to all who showed up to take
more on our Toy Run details. 4). Among our guests were 3 representa- at Buddy’s Bar. part. Putting these toys together and deco-
Here’s what that special person would tives of our local Faith Riders Chapter, At the time of discussion of this benefit, rating the float gave all of us good fellow-
have wanted to read. Our chapter rode these gentlemen will be joining us in some Lee Jackson made the motion to donate ship time and pride in the awesome job
proudly in the Muskogee Veterans Day of our efforts to help the community and $500 to this fund on behalf of ABATE 69, done. For those that could not attend, thank
Parade on Nov. 7, 2009. We held vigil over joining us on some of our rides. motion was seconded at that time. you for helping in raising the funds that
our fallen brother and shared his last ride. Financial report was given by Lynn, fol- The fundraiser was an awesome suc- were donated for this purchase. We will
Per his most verbal requests we became a lowed by the State Report given by AJ cess!! A very heartfelt “Thank You” goes make lots of happy children in a time when
more close knit ABATE family, our great- White. At this time, we were all informed out to Bob, Debbie, Steve and Duana for the economy needs help. I overheard that
est happiness in a time of loss. We rode in of the passing of “Gunner”, president of heading that fund drive. the number of hands helping had ex-
the Indian Nation BACA Toy Run. We met the Muskogee chapter. Gene Karns of the To everyone who has donated items, ceeded previous years, very nice of all of
up and went out to eat and us ladies, well, CMA was kind enough to offer a prayer money, clothing and your prayers, you are you.
we had a jewelry party. Finally, we made for “Gunner” and his family at this time. all included in this “Thank You” from the The parade is scheduled for Dec. 3 this
plans to attend the Rogers County, Lakes Bob Drake mentioned when the funeral Johnson family. Thanks to all involved, an year, on a Thursday evening. We would like
Area and Tulsa Toy Runs. was to be and that everyone that could go amount of $4300 has been raised to help to see lots of you turn out to ride in the
The most important thing that I want to down to attend would be appreciated. get the necessary down payment and hook- parade, whether it be on your bike or on
communicate is we will continue our Two of our guests were from the up fees for the Johnson family to once again the float.
brother’s dream of a Safety Course in Easyriders of Watonga. They came to in- have a home.
Muskogee and his ardent passion for Mo- vite us to ride in their Polar Bear Run, which The kindness you have shown will never
torcyclists’ freedom and rights. raises funds for their local Foster services, be forgotten by those that this was all done See CHAPTER MEETINGS, next page
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA DISTRICT Meets 3rd Saturday, 1 p.m. @ Big Rick’s
PO Box 96113, Oklahoma City, OK 73143 Brews & Stews, 1 mi. east of I-35, off Exit 66,
Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. @Skyline Wynnewood
President: Darren Barbour
Restaurant-1631 S. E. 15th Street
http://www.ABATEOK.com Chapter Rep: F. A. Copeland 580-465-2889
President: Jon Kirchen 405-205-7148 Alt. Rep: Larry Killebrew 405-238-0305
Chapter Rep: Sharon Taylor SUNSET CHAPTER
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Who’s who in PO Box 1152, El Reno, OK 73036
Alt. Rep: Jim Frazier
Oklahoma Meets 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. @ VFW Hall,
Hwy. 81 North
ABATE Chapters, www.myspace/sunsetabate
CHISHOLM TRAIL 412 CHAPTER when they meet , President: Mike Lander 405-265-0339
PO Box 3841, Enid, OK 73702
Meets 2nd Sunday, 6 p.m., American Legion
and how to reach them Chapter Rep: Gary Bradley 405-278-1682
Post, 121 W. Oak in Enid E-mail: email@example.com
President: Frank Dods 580-977-4951 Alternate Rep: DeDe Henderson
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org LAWTON DISTRICT #3 CHAPTER NW #69 CHAPTER
Chapter Rep: Craig Robertson 580-234-8156 THREE SANDS CHAPTER
4702 N. State Hwy. 65, Elgin, OK 73538 P. O. Box 2783, Woodward, OK 73802 PO Box 81, Ponca City, OK 74602
E-mail: email@example.com Meets 3rd Sunday, 3:30 p.m., @ VFW on E. Meetgs 2nd Sunday (call for location) Meetings: Call for location & time.
Gore Blvd. President: Bob Drake 580-571-2258 President: Charles Criner
GREAT PLAINS CHAPTER President: Cleo Williams 580-353-2431 Chapter Rep: A. J. White 580-334-1635 Chapter Rep: Charles Criner 580-363-0321
413 N. Hightower, Altus, OK 73521 Vice President: Karl Keough 580-647-0736 firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
Meets 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., call for location Chapter Rep: “Pops” Walsh Alt. Rep: Mike Laughlin
President: Ray Heiskell (Ray-Man) http://lawtonabate.webs.com ROGERS COUNTY CHAPTER
405-823-3878 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 136, Foyil, OK 74031 TULSA CHAPTER
Chapter Rep: Paul Champagne MUSKOGEE CHAPTER Meets 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m. @ VFW - 1717 W. PO Box 582078, Tulsa, OK 74158-2078
E-mail: email@example.com PO Box 472, Muskogee, OK 74402 Dupont Fax: 918-835-8352
580-318-4365 Meets 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. @ Cowboys President: Booger John 918-341-2833 Meets last Thursday of month, 7 p.m. @ Akdar
BBQ, 401 N. York, Muskogee E-mail: BoogerJohn@att.net Shrine Temple, 2808 S. Sheridan
LAKES AREA CHAPTER 13 www.geocities.com/muskogeeabate Chapter Rep: James Parmley 918-341-1683 http://www.abateoftulsa.com
110 N. Whitaker St. Pryor, OK 74361 President: Bernie Williams 918-683-5733 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org President: Lee McArdle 918-282-1000
Meets 3rd Friday, 7 p.m. @ American Legion E-mail: email@example.com http://rogerscountyabate.4t.com Chapter Rep: John Pierce 918-371-2410
on West Hwy. 20, Pryor, OK 74361 Chapter Rep: Gunner 918-232-1211 Youth Coordinator: Denny Rollins 918-698-5477 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Kevin Anderson Email: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternate Rep: Carol King 918-746-4903
Chapter Rep: Brian Witt 918-864-0557 Alt. Rep: Switch 405-532-6209 E-mail: email@example.com
Alt. Rep: Becky Wingard E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
400 E. Lindsay, Elmore City, OK 73433 [Please submit changes or corrections to
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Chapter Meetings (continued from page 10)
Dec 12— The ANNUAL ABATE lists. chased a ham from Roberson’s in Marietta eral Membership meeting to order at 7:30
CHRISTMAS PARTY!! Until next time….(that is if Debbie still to donate to the auction at Emporia and p.m on Nov. 12, 2009.
We are using the facilities of NW Inn this wants me to do this), TAMMY the ham went for $65. Bob purchased this Wishbone opened the meeting with the
year. It will be a catered dinner beginning South Central Chapter ham from his own pocket money. Thanks pledge of allegiance.
at 5:00 pm in one of their banquet rooms By Eric “tourguide”, SCC Secretary were given to Bobcat. We had 35 members present including
and is also our December Meeting. We are 2009 Was a good year for the South Cen- Kudos were given to VP Randy Jones for our newest members Glenn & Garnett
also doing the dirty Santa again this year tral Chapter and hopefully, 2010 will be finally getting our patches to us after 10 Thurman from Yukon. We had visitors
for all those who wish to participate. The better. Our first year of growing pains is months of talk. Jesse & Laura Schmidt from Minco. Blue
more the merrier. behind us now and we are ready to make a Cost for our legislative liaison is $9000 Star Moms Barbara & Pat were visiting from
This will be our electoral meeting of name for ourselves. The south central part per year. Tulsa.
the year. After the meeting, enjoy dinner, of Oklahoma will be hearing a lot about the Chapter donated $100 to Gunner’s fund Secretary Report: Gator said the min-
good company, a little dirty Santa, 50/50 South Central Chapter of ABATE of Okla- which is going to be earmarked for rider utes were e-mailed; and there are copies
tickets are being sold as well, and I am sure homa in the future. education and safety. on the table. Dede made the motion to dis-
there will be more going on than I list. Just The new officers will take over on Jan. 1, Old business discussed was concerning pense with the reading of the minutes and
come have fun. 2010. We would like to thank the 2009 Of- patches. President Tony Brister was asked Ellen seconded the motion. Motion car-
Feb. 20— The Annual CHILI COOK-OFF ficers for getting us this far and we will trea- to return money back to the members that ried. John & Bill opposed.
(makes a person break a sweat on their sure their wisdom and guidance in the fu- had already paid for patches. The new Treasurer: Vicki read the treasurer re-
brow thinking of some of that chili, can you ture. patches were shown to the members and port for Sunset and Carry the Flame. Dede
say “Where’s the ice cream?”) The November election meeting held at were available for purchase after the meet- made the motion to accept the treasure’s
The motion was made and passed to once Rick’s Stews and Brews had the greatest ing. report. Nancy seconded the motion. Mo-
again hold the cook-off at the Woodward number of members present since our All by laws changes were accepted with tion carried. John & Loner opposed.
Moose Lodge. Last year was a good suc- beginning. This great turnout shows the the exception of the re-adoption of 1.9 that Chapter Representative: Gary said that
cess, so, we thought we would try it again. concern for the future of this chapter. In required “a quorum of 1/3 of active mem- as you know Tiger Mike didn’t run for State
Wal-Mart has already pledged to donate the last three months, we have gained ap- bers must be present before a meeting can Coordinator this year and was going to stop
towards the funds that will be raised there. proximately 15 new members. be called. writing “Tiger Tales” but after a long talk
I will be relaying information as soon as I The meeting was called to order by the There was an addition to the by laws with him Ray-man and I convinced him to
get it from the head officers. Everyone Sergeant at Arms at approximately 1:12 pm which removed the Executive board meet- continue writing it. Everyone does read it
break out your chili recipes and see if we with all officers present minus the Trea- ings and changed to an “as needed basis”. not only ABATE members. At this year’s
can break a record for entries this year. If surer. Treasurer report given by VP Randy All changes were voted on by the mem- MRF Garry Canaday got ABATE recog-
not, join a few of us fools that keep the Jones stating we have money in the bank. bership and accepted. nized. Party on the Plains made $3430 and
companies that make Rolaids, Tums, A few checks to the state had not cleared New business consisted of officer elec- got 66 new members. The Legislative
Prilosec and Zantac making their money, by meeting date but once cleared, we would tions. The attendance list was checked Breakfast will be on Wednesday this year,
or just join in the fun. The auctions are al- still have in excess of $1,000 available. against the membership roster and ballots mark your calendars for Feb. 10. The Presi-
ways very interesting and lots of games Treasurer’s report was approved. were handed out to all current members in dents’ Summit will be Dec. 5 for past &
and good fun to be had. Minutes for the October meeting were attendance. Everyone had a chance to present presidents. No location has been
For those who may have missed the read by the secretary and were accepted speak in their behalf or on the behalf of set yet. The state is selling T-Shirts, they
messages and the last meeting, “Pa unanimously. another candidate before the ballots were have all sizes, they have to be pre-paid &
Patches” was laid to rest Monday, Nov. 23. Webmaster has agreed to turn over cast. The polls were held open until 2:30 to turned in this Saturday they are only $12.
Please keep “Ma Patches” and the rest of power to update the webpage to a mem- accommodate any late comers. After votes This year the Annual Membership Meet-
his family in your prayers. Thank you to ber since he will not be available to make were counted by the Secretary and the ing will be called Oklahoma SMILE, and
those who had a chance to ride escort in changes as needed. Webmaster has still Vice President, the results are below. will be Jan. 8-10 at Quartz Mountain. Call
his memory to the cemetery, it is deeply not turned over control of website which President-Darren Barbour, Vice Presi- and reserve your rooms now before the
appreciated by those of us that couldn’t go has not been updated in the last 4 months. dent-Randy Jones, Secretary-Eric Gage, 17th and you’ll get them for $59 vs. $109 a
on such short notice. Also, keep Sarge of State Rep’s report was given by FA Treasurer-Coelene Guinn, Sergeant At night.
the VNV in your prayers, as well as his Copeland. Arms-Jim McLain. There were no “write We have lost ABATE member Bob “Gun-
wife who needs our strength through the Some of these issues are as follows: in” candidates. ner” Catcher. Keep his family in your
journey they have with his medical prob- We were told about the STATE ABATE General discussion concerned the thoughts and prayers, and pray that his wife
lems at this time. Meeting which will be held Jan. 8-9-10 of Christmas Party to be held Dec. 13 at 1 will have the strength to continue as our
If you want to be added to the text/email 2010 at Quartz Mountain Lodge and we pm at Ricks. State Treasurer.
notice list please do one or both of the fol- urge all members to make this meeting if Everyone is asked to bring 2 canned Vice President: Racket said he and three
lowing (This will help cut down the costs of possible. It should be very informative. We goods to be donated to a local food bank. other members rode the Poker Run with
our monthly mailing expenses): Send an discussed the chapter helping with gas etc. All members were asked to bring a gag gift NW 69 & Chisholm Trail 412, and what a
email to email@example.com or for members wanting to go to the state if they wanted to participate in the “Pink great meal they fed us (chicken fried steak
Text to 580-216-2276. When you send your meeting but having financial trouble. Elephant” present exchange. & chocolate cream pie). Racket said at the
email address or phone number please be State Rep’s report was held short to al- Meeting was adjourned at approximately last minute he decided to go to the Mid-
sure to include your name. The text remind- low time for the elections but it was 2:55 pm. South Mile, big push to get more Rider Ed
ers are a very nice way to make sure to stressed that we need lots of participation Sunset Chapter Classes thru ABATE. 30th Annual Tulsa
remember things, and especially, when at the State Meeting in Jan. It was also men- President Mike “Wishbone” Lander
there are last minute add-ins to our activity tioned that Bob (Bobcat) Miller had pur- called the Sunset Chapter of ABATE Gen- See CHAPTER MEETINGS, next page
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Chapter Meetings (continued from page 11)
ABATE Toy Run Dec 12th. Dec 3rd El Mike will you please stand up and accept You card sent from the schools. Blue Star Moms will have a booth at the
Reno Christmas Parade. If Craig is going this award on behalf of “Sunset ABATE for Yesterday was the Veterans Day ride to 19th Annual Honey Festival in Minco on
to be the Grinch we can all be his snowmen your support and patriotism of the US Mili- the Capital; Wishbone, Racket and Sarge Dec. 5 downtown at the Old Armory; Fes-
behind him. (Steve has a bunch of white tary Troops & Veterans. We thank you rode down and there were 485 bikes and a tival kicks off about 9ish.
paper suits.) from the bottom of our hearts for all that lot of those had two up. We had a beautiful 2010 Sunset E-Board
Newsletter: No report. The newsletter you have done and continue to do for the day! We rode thru the VA Center. The Lt. Secretary – Teacher – Nancy Salsman
has been emailed. Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Okla- Gov. spoke. Treasurer – Lawndart - Vicki Penix
Web & Merchandise Report: Kelley re- homa Chapter 1.” They also presented a Don’t forget the Christmas Parade Dec Vice President – Racket - Steve Seely
ported that there are 850 people on the plaque to the VFW; Bill “Moondog” ac- 3, meet at the VFW at 5pm and leave at President – Wishbone - Mike Lander
Buddy List, Nov. 28 Enid is having a Toy cepted the plaque. 5:15. Loner said he has all the ballets if any-
Run at 10 am. Kelley also said there is a Barbara said Bill puts in long hours and NEW BUSINESS one has any questions they can look, the
picture of Gunner as a memorial on our lots of time at the VFW. Everyone stood Sarge made the motion for Nominations only question was on Nancy and it was that
web site. and clapped for both the chapter and the to be reopened. Speedy seconded the her name wasn’t circled.
Carry the Flame: Linda reported that VFW. motion and wanted to tell us why he Racket said here are a few things we did
they had a board meeting a week ago. The Safety Officer: No Report thought maybe people might have had this year; Legislative Breakfast, Lincoln
T-shirt design this year is done Rodney Dinner Ride: Dinner ride was to Chicken- time to think about it and may want to run School, Trash Pickup, Burger Day, Carry
Sharp, he’s a Native American Artist from n-Chops; we had 9 come and we had really now. Motion carried. the Flame, Moving Wall, Sleep Over, Mem-
Yukon. I will bring it to the next meeting. nice weather. You must be a member for a minimum of bership Poker Run, Lincoln/Webster
We have all our ducks in a row. Pat will be OLD BUSINESS 60 days before you can vote, so a member School, Mid South Mile, Veterans Day
taking over as our Route Coordinator. This Recap-Mid-South Mile: At the last minute as of Sept 12. BA – Ellen, Sarge at Arms Ride, Dinner Rides from March thru Octo-
year is even more important with the loss Racket went to the Mid-South Mile, there Loner will count the ballets and Linda Elkins ber. I’m sure I missed something. If there
of even more boys & girl. Carry the Flame are a lot of things going on in the country, will witness it. are things you want to do let us know, you
is a 5013C. Carr y the Flame donated the biggest things in our area are in Mis- Our Christmas Party will be Dec. 10 we can’t just say you want to do things and
$13,000 to Camp Purple last year. There is souri there are loop holes in the insurance will have a potluck dinner and a Dirty Santa then never show up or setup.
a camp in Oklahoma near Turner Falls; we which they can hold you up to 75% liable with a $20 minimum. We will have a Silent Carrie McMullen had the lucky ticket in
have been invited to go there to see the because you are riding a motorcycle. Big Auction, please bring your slightly used the 50/50, which was worth $45. Sarge
kids and maybe we can all go as a group. push for Riders Ed for ABATE groups, items, new items, or create a goodie bas- wanted to take a group picture while we
We need sponsors for this year’s shirt, Congress is tr ying for a “CASH for ket, etc.…. money raised for ABATE. We had a good group here.
spots are $250. We do have one pre-sold. Clunkers” program, Boston Noise Ordi- are also collecting warm coats, gloves, hats Speedy made a motion to adjourn the
There is a great video on nates (NO EPA sticker on your bike $300. and scarves to take to the missions, so here meeting, J.W. seconded the motion. Mo-
www.carrytheflame.org Ellen said a spe- Fine riding or parked, that didn’t last long) is your chance to clear out those coats that tion carried. Meeting was adjourned at
cial thank you to Bill for all his past designs Speeders in Germany (cut down to 500cc), you have outgrown. “Winter clothing 8:58pm.
on all the years designs of shirts that he Global-Theo the cheese slicers (they got men’s and women’s” Respectfully Submitted by;
has done. Everyone agreed and stood and rid of those), Vicki has Chapter Patches and Boiling Terri Lander, Gator Secretary Sunset
clapped. There are about 74 shirts from Recap-Lincoln School Ride: Nancy re- Springs patches with rockers for 07, 08, Chapter ABATE
last year on sale for $10. Get with Linda ports that they took 275 pictures; it was and 09. Three Sands Chapter
with one of those. cold and rainy. There were 8 motorcycles Kent Hurst’s name was drawn in the cap- he November Three Sands meeting was
Barbara from the Blue Star Moms said there and they were about mauled by kids. sule for $160. Kent was not present to- called to order at 2:05p.m. Nov. 15 by
until you ride you really can’t understand It has been really neat. Our test scores have night so that money will roll over till next Charles Criner with 23 in attendance. Terri
what it really means; you meet families that continued to grow. We went to two schools time. Wehr gave the invocation. Prayer requests
have lost kids, lost parents and families that this year, Webster and Lincoln. Moondog There will be a Flag Retirement Cer- were: Gunner’s Family, Our Troops, Paul
take care of kids that have lost limbs. You said “It was great to hear the kids say the emony at the VFW on Nov. 14 at 9 am. Wyckoff’s girlfriend, Claire Atkinson,
have raised money and helped us a lot. It bikers kept their promise.” Even though Speedy will be at the VFW Nov. 14 and Krista Robertson’s father, Edmond. Garry
takes a strong leader to do what you do, they were cold and wet. There was a Thank 27. “2R” led everyone in the Flag Salute.
Reading of the October minutes were
waived. Motion 1st, Garry “2R” and 2nd,
ABATE OF OKLAHOMA IS A MEMBER GROUP OF THE NCOM Kaye to waive the reading. Motion carried.
Charles Criner gave the Treasurer’s re-
$ Ov port. A check for $102.32 was appropri-
2 0 er ated to Garry Canaday for the Items for
Re 0 M
Ou vere llion
door prizes purchased from Forman Harley
dF Davidson of Stillwater. Motion 1st, Sarge
HIRE ATTORNEYS WHO RIDE nts or
and 2nd Bill to appropriate the funds. Mo-
tion carried. Balance after the check was
RICHARD M. LESTER Founder, Aid to Injured Motorcyclists $$$$. Motion 1st, Sarge and 2nd Terri to
accept the treasurer’s report. Motion car-
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(800) ON-A-BIKE State Report: Charles gave the report.
All 12 Chapters were in attendance of the
State Board meeting for November. Party
Call for Your New on the Plains shirts and 20th ABATE An-
A.I.M. Card with
Lost Key Finder niversary shirts need to be paid for, the
ONE order is going in this week.
YOU Merchandise Report: $1394 in account
as of 11/14/09. The $3 bill will be named
the Gunner Bill when it goes to session,
and when passed it will be called The Gun-
C.O.C. Report: The Defenders Program
is a group of people that send out impor-
tant information to the Chapters. Two
people are appointed from each Chapter
to make sure the info is spread to the mem-
Visit us on the web at bers. Dawn Canaday(Secretary) and Elly
www.aimncom.com Offices Throughout Oklahoma to Serve You Criner (Membership Director) will be
We are endorsed by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists and more than ATTENTION ABATE OF OKLAHOMA MEMBERS: Our nationwide network Three Sands Contacts.
1,000 motorcycle groups throughout the United States and Canada, and serve of A.I.M. Attorneys donate a significant portion of their legal fees from motorcycle
accident settlements back into motorcycling by being the sole financial sponsor of the
as Legal Counsel for the Confederation of Clubs.
National Coalition of Motorcyclists. See CHAPTER MEETINGS, next page
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Chapter Meetings (continued from page 12)
Mid-South M.I.L.E. Report: 160 people
in attendance this yr. Oklahoma had 48 this
cept State rep and alternate as above for
2010. Motion carried.
year. Next years M.I.L.E. will be in Old Business: Halloween Party was awe-
Sherman, Texas (2nd weekend in Octo- some and raised $53 for the Chapter. Left Turn Signals
ber). Oklahoma S.M.I.L.E.: Dec. 18 is the Keven and Becky won best costume. Extend your left arm outward horizontally from your shoulder. Signal multiple lane
deadline for reserving rooms at the Lodge. Veteran’s Day Parade: awesome turnout, changes by extending fingers equivalent to the numbers of lanes you are changing.
Rooms are $59+tax per night. After the lots of bikes. Halloween Poker Run: 36 These signals should be made while utilizing the turn signal light on the motorcycle.
deadline they go to $199 per night so make Hands from Three Sands and 50 for Right Turn Signals
your reservations today!! Halloween Run: Chisholm Trail 412. 95 Meal tickets were
Extend your left arm outward horizontally from your shoulder and the forearm
$1,000 was made for the State off the run. presented at the end of the run with
upward. Signal multiple lane changes by extending fingers to the right equivalent to
The $1,000 was put in the Gunner Memo- Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes,
the numbers of lanes you are changing. These signals should be made while utilizing
rial fund by Three Sands Chapter and green beans, a roll, drink and a slice of pie
the turn signal light on the motorcycle.
Chisholm Trail 412 Chapter, making them from Main Street Café. Hats off to them
both Gold Sustaining Members for and all of their help! The door prizes were Speed Up and/or Passing
ABATE. Sunset wants to be a part of our awesome that were collected from both With your left arm extended above your head, palm open and toward the sky pump
Run next year. Motion 1st, Staz and 2nd chapters. A free concert was held at the your arm up and down.
Kaye to allow Sunset Chapter to join with end of the run by Brad Short band and Slow Down
Three Sands and Chisholm Trail 412 on sounded great! With your palm open and toward the ground pump your arm up and down.
next years run. The Halloween Run will be Gunner’s Last Ride: lots of people…
renamed the Autumn Gathering for 2010. Three Sands, Chisholm Trail 412 and Sudden Stop
Poker run winners were Terri Wehr and Woodward rode as a group to Park Hill for Hold your hand open facing the rear. This often gets used as a slow down signal.
Roger Flatt. Both names will be put in the Gunner’s service. Over 300 people were Pull Over and Stop
$1,000 drawing for January’s meeting. Feb. in attendance and Ty Conklin led Gunner Extend your left arm outward horizontally from your shoulder and the forearm
9, 2010 will be the Leadership Summit in on his Motorcycle Hearse. It was an awe- upward while repeatedly bending the elbow from 90 degrees toward the shoulder.
Oklahoma City and Feb. 10 is the Legisla- some sight. Ride Free Gunner. Memorial
tive Breakfast at the Capitol. Please make Patches for Gunner are $5. Contact Garry Single File Request
plans to attend as this is the MOST IM- “2R” if you would like one put back. Salva- The Ride Leader will hold their left arm up with the index finger pointing upward.
PORTANT function we have as ABATE tion Army Toy Run: Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Staggered Formation Request
Members. we will meet in the Lowe’s Parking lot and The Ride Leader will hold their left arm up with the index and little fingers pointing
State patch design was discussed and will leave at 11 and ride to the Salvation Army upward.
be left as is. Tulsa Toy Run and other mem- Community Center. Stew will be served
bership drives: Free Look Twice t-shirt for all participants. A hat was passed at the Switch Sides Request
with a new membership to ABATE. The meeting for stew supplies. The requester will hold their left arm up with the index and little fingers pointing
$5 that would normally go to the chapters New Business: S.M.I.L.E. Award Name: upward while swiveling their hand.
will go to the state. Next State Board meet- Best Photojournalist of the year(amateurs You Lead or Ride In Front Of Me
ing is Dec. 12 at Madison’s Kitchen (4776 only) on state level. Distinguished service With either arm extending downward and open palm facing forward, move your arm
S.E. 29th Street in Del City). award (Three Sands Member). Motion 1st from the back to the front repeatedly until it is recognized by the following rider.
American Legion Report: Rusty Davis Krista and 2nd James to pay for 2 awards.
stated that they held a meeting in order to Next meeting, everyone is encouraged to
Pull Up Beside Me
try and get the lounge up and running. The bring a photo and the person’s name that With either arm extending downward, palm facing forward, and index finger pointing
bar will be open Thurs-Sat. and ran by vol- best captures the essence of biker free- down, move your arm from the back to the side repeatedly until it is recognized by
unteers. The Legion Riders have adopted dom. Dec. 26 is our next Three Sands meet- the following rider.
a child from the Legion Home in Ponca ing at our Christmas party. I or We Are Leaving The Group
City. Polar Bear run will be Jan. 30. Fliers Freedom Fighter Award: Garry passed Give the universal OK sign by forming a circle with your index finger and thumb
for this event will be e-mailed out to mem- out criteria sheets for becoming a recipi- while extending the three remaining fingers. This should be followed by a good bye
bers. Christmas Party for the Legion is ent of this award and stated that he would wave.
Dec. 19 at the VFW. be everyone’s mentor. Awards will be pre- Tighten Formation
Election of Officers is as follows for 2010: sented at the January membership meet-
When the Ride Leader feels that the formation should be tighter (bikes closer
President, Charles Criner; Vice-President, ing. Christmas Party: Dawn asked people
together) (usually after being informed by the Tail Gunner), he raises his left hand
Brook “X-Man” Bullock; Secretary, Dawn to bring turkeys for the dinner: Staz and
with fingers spread wide and repeatedly closes them into a fist. All other riders
“Shrimpi” Canaday; Treasurer, Chris Joby will bring turkeys and Mickie will bring
repeat this and close up all unnecessary space in the formation.
Wehr; Sgt. At Arms, James “Sarge” a ham.
Robertson and Mike “Staz” Stasyszen; A list will be e-mailed out for side dishes, Road Hazard
Road Captains, Garry “2R” Canaday, Rich- desserts, and other meat dishes in the Anyone seeing a hazardous condition on the road surface (road kill, oil, gravel,
ard Bryer, and Keven Criner; Membership upcoming weeks. All Chapters are invited significant pot hole, etc.) will point at it. All following riders will repeat this, and all
Director, Elly Criner; Public Relations, to join us. Dinner is at 6p.m. Three Sands riders will avoid the hazard.
Chris Atkinson; Chaplain, David Buntt; Co- will have a short meeting at 5:30 before Need Gas
Chaplain, Terri “Tinkles” Wehr, the dinner. Everyone is encouraged to Point to tank. (Always start a ride with a full tank.) This signal can be initiated by
Motion 1st, Krista and 2nd Staz to accept round up items for our silent auction. This ANYONE.
above officers for 2010. Motion carried. is a fundraiser for the Chapter also.
State Representative: Terri “Tinkles” 50/50 was won by Amy “Dipper” Need a Drink or Food
Wehr; Alter nate State Rep: Andy Stasyszen of $43. With no further business Use the universal signals of glass or utensil to the mouth. This signal can be initiated
Huddleston at hand motion 1st Garry and 2nd Randall by ANYONE.
Motion 1st Mickie and 2nd Kaye to ac- to adjourn. Motion carried. Need a Restroom Break
Use the sign language signal of closed fist with the thumb protruding between the
Deadline for submissions to the Biker
index and middle finger or point toward your crotch. This signal can be initiated by
Journal is the Police or Emergency Vehicle Nearby
Pat the top of your head or helmet. This signal can be initiated by ANYONE.
1st of the month! Conclusion
Submit news, photos and Group riding can be a lot of fun if all the members are comfortable within the group.
If one or more members of the group are not comfortable; then this should be
advertising to discussed at the next stop so as to accommodate or correct the cause of the problem.
It’s very easy to take each problem and, with a little tact, teach who ever might not
email@example.com have a sufficient understanding of these simple guidelines. We all can then safely
enjoy the fine sport of Motorcycling.
14 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
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ABATE of Oklahoma, Inc Classifieds
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16 ◆ January 2010 Biker Journal ABATE of Oklahoma
Hundreds attend Lawton Chapter Toy Run it wasn’t going to rain. Oh well, either way
BY ROBERT STEIN
Secretary, Lawton ABATE, District 3 it still wasn’t to bad out.
At around 1:30, our sheriff’s escort
This year, Lawton did something differ- started signaling to mount up and get ready
ent for the annual toy run. Members from to head out. It was really something to see
several of the local MC and RC chapters and hear over 300 bikes coming to life!
got together and formed the “Lawton Toy TOTALLY cool! I believe this was the big-
Run, Inc.”. This was done to take the orga- gest gathering I’ve seen for our local toy
nizational responsibilities and liabilities off run… Our group headed up the rear and it
any one group of people. It worked out very was an awesome sight to behold. As the
well! “parade” headed east on Cache Rd, there
Thir teen members of the Lawton must have been a line of two by two bikes
ABATE Chapter met almost 2 miles long.
up at the VFW on East Quite a sight for
Gore and rode as a Lawton, OK! People
group to the Arvest pulled over on BOTH
Bank at 44th and sides of the road to let
Cache Rd. us pass and to smile,
We got to the park- wave, and take pic-
ing lot around 11:30 tures of all the bikes.
a.m. Saturday morn- We made our way
ing. The weather was through town and
cloudy and a brisk 67 headed east on Gore
degrees. Just enough to I-44. From there it
chill to need to drag was off and north to
out the leathers. Al- the American Legion
ready, there were Hall at the Medicine
probably over 200 Park exit.
bikes parked there I do believe that the
and ever yone was American Legion Hall
walking around and was packed to capac-
exchanging hellos. ity. There were people
We were greeted by everywhere both in-
Sherif f Kenny side and out. People
Stradley and several were sharing stories
people from the and making introduc-
Lawton Food bank who were helping col- tions. The food was great and a good time
lect up all the toys and canned goods that was had by all. There was an auction of
everyone brought. donated items later in the afternoon but I
The CMA had a table set up with nice couldn’t stick around. I had to make it home
hot coffee which was just great to help beat for another commitment. All in all, 300 –
off the morning chill. 400 bikes showed up to ride, the local news
As time went on, more and more bikes, said that over 3000 pounds of food were
of all kinds, kept pulling into the parking donated, and enough toys were brought to
lot. At one point several were asked to move fill the big box van that was brought by the
as it had got to the point that the entrance sheriff’s office.
to the bank was getting blocked. I created an album on Photobucket for
Many ended up having to move to the the Lawton ABATE chapter and pictures
north end of the Lowe’s parking lot just to from the day can be found there. Sorry
keep the flow path open. Man, I just couldn’t about the quality but they’re not too bad
believe how many people showed up this for cell pics. I’m still waiting on other, bet-
year! The main lot was just jam packed with ter pictures to add to the site.
bikes. Log on in and take a look.
As it got closer to 1:30, the sun actually http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/
came out, nice and bright, but just as fast xx98/LawtonAbate/11-21-
the clouds rolled in again. Grrrrrr! I hoped 09%20Toy%20Run/