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Published by laurajosmith1156, 2017-07-03 16:37:47

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Volume 33 July-August 2017 Issue 06

PUBLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline for all submissions is the 15th of the month prior to publication, including
Advertising. Board and official reports are due no later than the 6:00 pm on Tuesday
following the meeting prior to publication. All members are asked to submit anything they
have that would be of interest to their fellow members such as stories and/or pictures.

GATOR ALLEY MEETINGS
All meetings are held at the VFW: 800 Neffs Way, Naples, FL 34119

Board Meetings NOTE: Chapter Meetings
July 13, 2017 JULY
Aug 17, 2017 CHAPTER July 30, 2017
MEETING ON
7PM THE 5TH Aug 27, 2017
SUNDAY!!

To fight for the freedom of the road and the freedom of choice for the motorcycle riders of Florida.
To become a powerful and viable political force in Florida by encouraging riders to register to vote and to

communicate with their Legislators.
To promote safe riding habits and to promote driver awareness without infringing on the rights of the individual.
To work toward educating our Legislators on motorcycle issues so they are able to make the right decisions re-

garding Florida’s motorcycle riders.
To publish a newsletter to keep members of ABATE of Florida, Inc. informed.

The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of ABATE of Florida, Inc.
nor those of Gator Alley Chapter. This publication allows members the Freedom of Ex-
pression of their own beliefs and opinions. ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Gator Alley Chap-
ter accepts no responsibility for the comments or opinions contained in this publication.

“ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. DOES NOT CONDONE DRINKING AND RIDING. DONATIONS TO ABATE OF
FLORIDA, INC. ARE NOT DEDUCTIBLE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL
REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER
SERVICES BY CALLING TOLLFREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSE-
MENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. WWW.800HELPFLA.COM 1-800-435-7352”

This publication is the Bi-Monthly Newsletter of:

ABATE of FLORIDA, Inc.
GATOPR.OA.LBLoExY10C3H9A5PTER

Naples, FL 34101

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GATOR ALLEY BOARD AND OFFICIALS

2017-2018

EXECUTIVE BOARD email address

PRESIDENT Lynn Corr 239-450-9939 [email protected]
VP/Special Events Scott Pignatiello 239-298-0924 [email protected]
630-490-7425 [email protected]
SECRETARY Cari Lamontagne 239-596-3925 [email protected]
TREASURER Denise Russo
239-450-9939 [email protected]
LEGISLATIVE ELECTED BOARD 239-200-6360 [email protected]
STATE DELEGATE1 239-231-0972 [email protected]
STATE DELEGATE2 Lynn Corr 239-776-1108 [email protected]
ALT STATEDELEGATE1 Frizz Stevens 239-229-2764 [email protected]
ALT STATEDELEGATE2 Jude Stevens 239-218-5582 [email protected]
Roger Janes 239-298-1034 [email protected]
MEMBERSHIP Jon “Rambo” Reinbold 239-298-0924 [email protected]
NEWSLETTER/AD EXEC Trudi Steel 239-776-1108 [email protected]
Deb Pignatiello [email protected]
PRODUCTS Scott Pignatiello 239-776-6755 [email protected]
QUARTERMASTER Roger Janes 239-298-1034 [email protected]

SGT AT ARMS TBD 973-670-1066 [email protected]
SAFETY DIRECTOR Will "RiffRaff" Breen
WEBMASTER/PR 239-231-0972 [email protected]
Deb Pignatiello 239-404-1279 [email protected]
CHAPLAIN 239-404-1279 [email protected]
APPOINTED OFFICIALS
CHAPTER HISTORIAN
SUNSHINE Jerry Mason
ELECTIONS Jude Stevens & Tammie

Hansen
Margo Fuoco Pedigo
Margo Fuoco Pedigo

RESCUE TEAM

Will "RiffRaff" Breen 239-776-6755
Roger Janes 239-776-1108

Jim Kalvin 239-280-6054
Scott Pignatiello 239-298-0924

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ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(AS OF 6/11/16)

STATE OFFICE:ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC.
ADDRESS:PO BOX 2520..........CITY:DELAND..........32721-2520
PHONE:(386)943-9610 FAX:SAME EMAIL: [email protected]
Elizabeth “BOOTS” Buchholz

PRESIDENT:JAMES “ DOC” REICHENBACH
EMAIL: [email protected]

VICE PRESIDENT: DARRIN “SCRIBE” BROOKS
EMAIL: [email protected]

SECRETARY: SHELLY JOHNSTON
EMAIL: [email protected]

TREASURER: PATTI NASRALLAH
EMAIL: [email protected]

SGT-AT-ARMS: MARCUS HOTELLING
EMAIL: [email protected]

PR/COMMUNICATIONS: SALLY CARROLL
EMAIL: [email protected]

MASTERLINK EDITOR:
EMAIL: [email protected]

MEMBERSHIP:LAURIE HANLEY
EMAIL: [email protected]

SAFETY PROGRAM DIRECTOR:VICTOR PIORKOWSKI
EMAIL: [email protected]

LEGISLATIVE TRUSTEE: DARRIN “SCRIBE” BROOKS
EMAIL: [email protected]

PRODUCTS TRUSTEE: STEVE “CARETAKER” KNEE
EMAIL: [email protected]

WEB PROBLEMS: DAN “SLO MO” HENDERSON
EMAIL: [email protected]

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Hello HOT Summer! It’s not officially summer yet but it sure does feel
like it. You can feel the heat every time the bike stops. Then you get
drenched by the opening of the rain clouds. The best thing is just to be prepared for both.
The current board term is coming to an end this month. I cannot thank the board members
enough for their time and effort that they gave to help this chapter to be as great as it is. It’s be-
cause of the unselfishness of all of its members that keep us going strong. A BIG THANKS to
all of you.
On the Legislative note, we, ABATE of FLORIDA, Inc., were denied again the allotment of
funds given by the motorcyclist registration to help promote safety and awareness in the state.
Please keep this in mind when you go to the polls. Also, keep in mind who are friendly to mo-
torcyclists when the voting season comes again. We are powerful at the polls!
Read the State Meeting minutes from June’s meeting. Several changes are happening.
Please join us on July 16th for our annual Preservation Run. It is a real RIDE! Full up your
tanks, put on your sunscreen, pack your rain gear and join us for the day. Put some miles on
your bike!
Leadership Meetings on July 8th and 9th (Saturday for board members and Sunday for President
and Vice President). See flyer in newsletter. It’s in Ocala.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!! July meeting will be the 5th weekend due to schedul-

ing conflict with the VFW. It will be on July 30th Not on the 23. Please pass it on.
Fred and I will be chairing the Memorial Tribute in October. The Heritage Event and Swamp to
the City Run are covered by other members. But we need 2 chair people for the Run and Gob-
ble. This ride is a great way for us to help our community and show thankfulness in a small
way. Please step up and chair this event.
Elections – PLEASE step up. We have several positions that are not being filled. We need your
help.
Enjoy your summer and be safe. Remember those roads get very slippery in the rain. You might
have control but other drivers may not. God Bless.
Lynn Corr
President and Legislative Trustee

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Hello to my brothers and sisters.
Thanks to the board and the entire chapter for a great year. All our events ran smooth-
ly, unlike me (though my wife does try to keep me in line)! The turnout for the Biker

Bash was great, especially all the mosquitos and no see-ums that joined us. Those
that made the Memorial Day ride, what a great experience to see the

Collier County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Unit saluting us as we entered the Memorial
Gardens.

Looking forward to the Preservation Run, Lee has done a great job as chair for the
event, he has organized what looks to be a great ride. Thank you to Scott Hughes and
LauraJo for stepping up to chair the Run & Gobble. This is a great event that helps
our local community: St. Matthew’s House. We now have ALL of our rides chaired

for the rest of the year. THANK YOU!
Thank you to Rick Loy and Roger Janes for offering to chair the Heritage House
event in December, and to Lynn and Fred Corr for the Memorial Tribute in October.
If anyone has any ideas for new events or new ways to entice new members to join

Gator Alley, please speak to any of the board members. We need to grow the
chapter to continue doing what we do.

Looking forward to the next year with Gator Alley. We have a lot of great folks in the
chapter, it is always a pleasure to work with you!

http://www.abateflorida.com/mission_statement.php,
don’t forget
Scott out..

Scott Pignatiello, Vice President
Gator Alley Chapter, Abate of Florida, Inc.

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SUNSHINE REPORT — May

Jon "Rambo" and Debi Reinbold, a big Congratulations and celebration for their two- year jour-
ney and endless devotion to adopting their grandson, Brian who we all know and "hear" at our
meetings. Even tho Gator Alley adopted him from day one, these folks had to go down a hard
and challenging road to make sure this special little boy has a permanent, safe, loving home. We
are happy for all of you and are glad to lend a helping hand when Ma n' Pa are slap wore out! XO
Norm Hansen, a Get-Well card for his stay in the hospital as he is dealing with some leg issues.
We know that the last place he wants to be is stuck in a bed so let’s pray that doctors can get his
problem under control so he can get out and do all the wonderful and creative things that Norm
does! Feel Better, Norm!!
The Family of Christopher Katinsley, a Sympathy card for his fatal motorcycle accident due to
yet another careless driver. He was only 25 years old. His father is retired CCSO and HOG mem-
ber. Details of the accident are forthcoming as to how the driver will be held accountable. We will
be watching this one closely. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family for this tragic loss of
a young life.
Rick and Tina Loy, a Congratulations for their graduation of Ministry School. They have always
been dedicated to helping others, but now they get to do it with the Lord's calling. We also send
Congratulations on their new home. However, amongst the good happenings, we send our sym-
pathy and condolences for the loss of their grandchild who did not make it to term. Middle daugh-
ter Lucy and her husband Joe experienced the saddest thing first time parents could, but keep
them in your prayers for a family in the future. Their strong faith will comfort them and the Hands
of God will guide them through the healing process.
Tom Hoffman, a Get-Well card as he suffered a terrible accident while loading the bike which se-
verely damaged his knee. He is at home healing, but is having trouble getting around and in
lieu of prayers, he would prefer food if possible! :-) Happy Healing, Tom!
Tom Foster, a Congratulation on his Retirement card. He has decided to leave the working world
and do some traveling. Wish him well on this next chapter of his life. Safe, Happy Travels, Tom!
SPECIAL MENTION:
Please keep Mike and Jeannie Marks and MaryJo Pletcher in your thoughts as they are still

dealing with health issues that could use some powerful prayers. Mike
and Jeannie have moved up to the Inverness area so we wish them
well in their search of a permanent homestead and no stress lifestyle.
MaryJo experiences good days and bad, but Fly continues to make
sure she gets everything she needs. God Bless You All.
You Matter. Unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light
twice.....then, You Energy.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Margo Fuoco Pedigo

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SUNSHINE REPORT — June

Daniel "Odie" Odum and Family, a Sympathy card for the loss of his oldest son and namesake who passed unexpectedly up
north. There aren't any words to console the death of a child to a parent, but we hope that time and fond memories will heal the Od-
um Family's broken hearts.
Jim and Ruth Kalvin, Sympathy card for the loss of their furbaby, Moses. He was a kind and gentle big ball of fluff and had a great
albeit short life at his in town farm with his brother Bo and sister, Ginger, all the goats, chickens, turkeys and rabbits. We will miss
seeing him. Our hearts go out to the Kalvins...and Roger, too.
Vito Tripiano, a Get Well card for his bout with pneumonia that sent him to the hospital for testing. He's got a few health issues to
beat, but we know he will come out on the other side ready to ride again. He's got the #1 Nurse in the World to care for him....Go
Miss Diana!
Trudi and Roy Steel, a Sympathy card for the loss of their dog, Dyna. Her 13 years were good to both pup and parents.
Crabby, a Sympathy card for the loss of his dog, Panhead, whom he only had for a short time. Unfortunately, the vet office misdiag-
nosed how much time Panhead had left so the duo's rescue of each other was short lived, but precious nonetheless. We hope
Crabby finds it in his heart to give another ol' dog a happy, loving and safe home as there is always enough room for more.
LauraJo Smith, a Sympathy card for the loss of her pug, Zoe to whom she gave the best years of her long life in her comfortable,
loving, and pro-pug home.
Everglades Cycle, a Sympathy card for the loss of Jade, the shop kitty that was always up for a pet, ear scratch and playtime.
Jade was a special part of the "friendly atmosphere" at the shop and will be missed greatly.
Barbara Grassl, a Sympathy card for the loss of her Dixie, her sweet beagle that went to chase butterflies Over the Rainbow. As
humans, we have the opportunity to give comfort and grace to our furbabies when it is their time to leave, but it leaves the heart
empty as we say goodbye. Hopefully The BarDon Resort will once again have the pitter patter of paws and the joy that only a dog
gives us.
Don Hatfield Jr., a Sympathy card for the loss of his Ruh, his furbaby who had to be put down to a serious infection and mass that
wouldn't show up on an x-day. We do all that we can for our four legged family members, but sometimes, knowing when to say
good-bye is the best thing you can do for them. Ruh had a long, happy life and that is the best gift we can give in exchange for a
love like no other.
Margo and Brad Pedigo mourn the loss of beloved Holley 4 Barrell, their rottweiler-sharpei mix who had to be put down after suf-
fering a heat stroke that just took the last little bit of fight she had in her. It's a heartache that many of you understand and know too
well, and we appreciate all of the love and support during this sad time. XO
SPECIAL MENTION:
For those of you who knew Vicki Amidon, we sent condolences to Kw Kinworthy for her sudden passing. She suffered a stroke
and went on to be one of God's angels. We mourn the loss of someone so beautiful and young, but we hope that those who loved
her will always know she is watching out for them. May time heal your hearts, Kw, family and friends of Vicki.
ON A HAPPIER NOTE:
Happy 45th Anniversary to our own Frizz and Jude Stevens! May you have many more memory making years! XOX
Our very own past President, Russ Uueck, did yet another good deed whilst on the road. He sees a lot of strays in his line of work
as truck stops are dumping grounds for unwanted dogs and cats. He just happened to be there
when a young, scared and very hungry chocolate lab mix pup chose him to be his forever hoo-
man. She waited patiently outside the door for him to come back with food and a collar and
jumped right into his truck for a nice nap after a very needed meal. After a long discussion of prop-
er names, he chose "Scarlett"....to honor his favorite band, The Grateful Dead and our own be-
loved Queen Scarlett! Dad Russ and Big Sister Stella have already made this little gal's life worth-
while, and she has done the same for them. Who rescued who? Welcome to the Framily, Scarlett!
Thou shalt not judge you by the color of your skin, politics, or religious choices. I will however,
judge you on your quality of toilet paper in your guest bathroom.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Margo Fuoco Pedigo

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GATOR ALLEY 2017-2018 ELECTIONS REPORT

JUNE 25TH, 2017
Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the elections process. We only had 47 ballots to
count, but people did step up to fill necessary empty positions.
Please give this BOD the support and respect they deserve for taking on leadership roles for the bet-
terment of our Chapter and ABATE of FLORIDA, Inc.

PRESIDENT: LYNN CORR
VICE PRESIDENT: SCOTT PIGNATIELLO

SECRETARY: CARI LAMONTAGNE
TREASURER: DENISE RUSSO

SGT. AT ARMS: TO BE DETERMINED
LEGISLATIVE: LYNN CORR

STATE DELEGATES: FRIZZ AND JUDE STEVENS
ALTERNATE STATE DELEGATES: ROGER JANES AND JON "RAMBO" REINBOLD

MEMBERSHIP: TRUDI STEEL
NEWSLETTER/AD EXECUTIVE: DEB PIGNATIELLO

QUARTERMASTER: ROGER JANES
PRODUCTS: SCOTT PIGNATIELLO
PR/WEBMASTER: DEB PIGNATIELLO
SAFETY DIRECTOR: WILL "RIFFRAFF" BREEN

APPOINTED POSTIONS:
CHAPLAIN: JERRY MASON
NEWSLETTER ASSISTANT: SCOTT PIGNATIELLO
SUNSHINE CHAIRPERSON: MARGO FUOCO PEDIGO
ELECTIONS CHAIRPERSON: MARGO FUOCO PEDIGO
HISTORIANS: JUDE STEVENS AND TAMMIE PLACE HANSEN

Thank you for your votes for Man and Woman of the Year. Announcements and awards will be hand-
ed out at the September 16th Birthday party at the KOA Campground from 6pm - 10pm. POTLUCK,
BYOB, HISTORY TABLE, CAMPING AVAILABLE WITH CABINS GOING TO COMMITTEE AND
BOD FIRST, BUT THERE WILL BE PLENTY AVAILABLE. FREE TO GATOR ALLEY MEMBERS, $5
PER GUEST. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF OLD AND
NEW FRIENDS!
Your continued support is expected and appreciate as this Chapter continues to fight the good fight
through education, legislation and safety. Contact your new BOD with any questions, concerns or pos-
itive feedback and suggestions. All are welcome to attend BOD meetings to stay informed of Chapter
issues and goals.
I apologize for my birdbrained moments during the election and hope that next year's elections have
an even bigger attendance.
Please and Thank You.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Margo Fuoco Pedigo

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The Blood of Christ
Last month we discussed how Jesus Christ was the only way to God. You remember in John
14:6 Jesus said, "No one comes to the Father except through me". No matter what sins you have
committed, if you accept Jesus as your Savior, you will spend eternity with God. How is it possible
that a holy, sinless man can cleanse filthy sinners as us and make us fit for heaven?
Robert Lowry answered that in his hymn of 1876; What can wash away my sin? Nothing but
the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh! Precious is
the flow, that makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
We all know that we are sinners and fall very short of the glory of God, and that the wages of
sin is death. So how can we pay the price of those sins? We can't, but Jesus paid it for us. In the
Old Testament we read of how the blood of animals and burnt offerings are used to atone for the sins
of the Israelites. In Hebrews 10:4 we see "it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take
away sins". Also in Heb.9:9 we read, "This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the
gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper". Then in
Heb. 10:5-7 we read, "Therefore when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering
you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were
not pleased. Then I said, 'Here I am- it is written about me in the scroll- I have come to do your will,
Oh God'".
Our Savior, Jesus Christ gave His body as a sacrifice for us to have our salvation. At the Last
Supper, the Passover meal, Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and broke it and told His disciples, this
is my body, given for you; do this in remembrance of me. After the supper, He took the cup and
said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." Luke 22:20 This
new covenant we have with God replaces the old covenant God had with Moses and the Israelites.
Sacrificial animals and blood from them were no longer needed to cleanse our sins, because Jesus
was the sacrifice. When we take communion the bread and wine, or juice, are symbols of Christ's
body which was sacrificed for our sins. Though the elements themselves are not holy, they represent
something that is very holy. It is imperative therefore that we receive them with respect and rever-
ence. Read 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34.

Jerry Mason, Chaplain
Gator Alley, ABATE

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2017 GATOR ALLEY EVENTS

MONTH EVENT DATE CHAIRPERSON

January Swamp to the City January 8 LauraJo Smith
January January 28 & 29 LauraJo Smith
March Swamp Buggy Races
Swamp Buggy March 25 LauraJo Smith
April Races Dave Lindsay & Rambo
May
June Casino Run April 2 Your Gator Alley E-Board!
July Old School Biker
September May 6 Margo Fuoco Pedigo
October Bash June Chapter
November
November Elections Meeting
December
Preservation Run July 16 Lee Haddix
February 2017 Birthday Party Sept 16 Margo Fuoco Pedigo
April 2017
June 2017 Memorial Tribute Oct 29 Fred and Lynn Corr
July 2017
Swamp Buggy Races Nov 4 & 5 LauraJo Smith
August 2017 Run and Gobble Nov 11 LauraJo Smith
October 2017 & Scott Hughes
November 2017
December 2017 Heritage House Event Dec 10 Rick Loy

NON-GATOR ALLEY EVENTS 2017

State Meeting February 11 ABATE of Florida, Inc.
Tallahassee Run April 9-10 ABATE of Florida, Inc.
June 10
State Meeting July 8-9 Vintage Chapter
Leadership Seminars ABATE of Florida, Inc.

State Meeting August 12 Lake County
State Meeting October 14 Peace River
Nov. 3, 4, & 5 ABATE of Florida, Inc.
State Party December 9 Treasure Coast
State Meeting
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HELP YOUR GATOR ALLEY FAMILY.

IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE YOUR OWN BUSINESS, BUT JUST SOMEONE
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Chapter Minutes - May

WELCOME – PLEDGE – MOMENT OF SILENCE Called to order at 11:01am
PRESIDENT - LYNN CORR - We need people to step up and be a part of our Board, many who have been here a long
time must leave us. We will be taking a vote after discussion at the next meeting about changing the Board Meeting time
to 1 hour before the general meeting. Thank you, to Riff Raff and Ron for picking up our proclamation for Motorcycle
Month from the City Council Meeting, they moved the time up and started 30 minutes earlier than expected but the guys
were there. Deb, Riff Raff, Ron and I received the proclamation from the county, check out the photo on our Facebook
site with the commissioners. It was brought to my attention that if we can get our flyers in earlier we may possibly get a
discount on the insurance. So we need to get the flyers in early and hopefully save some money on insurance. It has come
to our attention that a Gun Show is scheduled for July 23, which is our 4th Sunday, so we may have to look for an alternate
place to meet, any suggestion please call me or one of the Board. I will verify this with the VFW and advice accordingly.
If we don’t find a place to have it on the 4th Sunday we may have to move it to the last Saturday in July, more information
at the next meeting. We are asking everyone to start looking for alternate places to have our meetings. We need a place that
holds at least 100 people and has parking, on the 4th Sunday of every month, and room for a Board Meeting also.
VICE PRESIDENT - SCOTT PIGNATIELLO - I don’t see any new members or guest today. How is the Preservation
Run? Lee advised it will be a nice long run, possibly an hour between each stop and all is set. We are also looking for chair
people for the Memorial Tribute, Run and Gobble, and Heritage Event. Lynn advised that she and Fred would take the Me-
morial Tribute. We need to get the flyers our early so we will be setting dates for these.
SECRETARY - SCARLETT LEEPER - Will someone entertain a motion to except the minutes as printed in the news-
letter? Frizz made the motion, Dave second, all in favor, passed.
TREASURER – DENISE RUSSO – Read the balance in our accounts. She also advised we had the Biker Bash at no ex-
pense to us. Fifty three people attended, great event at no cost to Gator Alley. I have Gun Tickets, please come up after
the meeting to get a book of 10 to sale. The tickets are $5 each, drawing is in December 2017.
SARGENT AT ARMS – SCOTT HUGHES – excused (new Grandpa!)
LEGISLATIVE – LYNN CORR – HB 6009 did not go through but we know it will rise again so keep vigilant. Nothing
more to report at this time.
DELEGATES – FRED CORR/DAVE LINDSAY – June state meeting is in St. Augustine, anyone want to go please con-
tact Fred Corr, Dave can’t go.
MEMEMBERSHIP – TRUDI STEEL – excused Denise handed out pins and advised we have 305 members. See
membership report for details.
NEWSLETTER/WEBMASTER – DEB PIGNATIELLO – Thank you to Sach, he picked up several new advertisers for
us. Bills Café renewed. Friendly reminder about our member service directory, it is only $10 for a year to put your busi-
ness on the list. We need the Flyers for our events in at least 3 month in advance so we can get them in the newsletter.
New products and memorial pages on the website.
SAFETY – WILL “RIFF RAFF” BREEN - All is safe. Riff Raff read an article, and forwarded it to Lynn. They have
incorporated Bicycle crashes with Motorcycle crashes.
PR COMMUNICATIONS/ADVERTISING – We have combined these with website, but no official PR person. We are
all PR and Advertising executives. Fred Corr discovered a magazine called “Scooter Goods” and it had some of our flyers
in it. Please take a copy of the advertising agreement in the newsletter and get an advertiser. We need payment via check
so we have a paper trail.
QUARTERMASTER – ROGER JANES – excused
PRODUCTS – GEORGE SMITH - Our products are scarce, the shirts with the collars need to be ordered and run from

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Chapter Minutes - May

$20 to $35 depending on your choice.
SUNSHINE REPORT – MARGO PEDIGO – see the report in the newsletter.
OLD BUSINESS
Preservation Run usually has a good turnout of 60 to 80 + people this should be a good ride.
Congratulations to Roy Steele for winning the slow race at the Biker Bash.
Birthday Party, Sept 16th a week early at the KOA, cabins are available. The party will be in the recreation hall, bring a
dish and your beverage. This is our 33rd year.
State party is Nov. 3rd, 4th and 5th at Peace River. It does conflict with our Swamp Buggy Races, please come up to the
party on Saturday if you are not working the Races. But we do need our volunteers for the Races on Saturday.
NEW BUSINESS - No new business.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
We would like to keep an eye on the accident this month that killed a 25 year old young man, when a truck ran a stop
sign. The driver will pay $187 fine for the stop sign infraction, but what about the life that was lost.
Dave Lindsay would like to tell everyone to make sure they have PIP on your bike insurance don’t assume it is cared over
when you change or renew. This is very important coverage for you to have.
Bike Night at the Twisted Tangle Cafe in Bonita by the Everglades Wonder Gardens on Wednesday night, food is awe-
some.
Cadillac - Memorial Escorted Run will begin at Harley at 9 am tomorrow. Please be there, we are hoping to get 150 bikes
this year. This in Remembrance of our Veterans that have given all for our freedom.
Motion to adjourn by Jenny and second by Frizz, time 12:05pm.
Respectfully submitted by
Scarlett Leeper

MEMORIAL
DAY
2017

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Chapter Minutes - June

Called to order 11:05 am @ VFW WELCOME – PLEDGE – MOMENT OF SILENCE
PRESIDENT - LYNN CORR Thanked the old Board, Showed the new shirts with the sweat adsorbing mate-
rial. Very important our July meeting will be the last weekend , July 30th. There was a mix up, honest mistake,
VFW has apologized, they scheduled a gun show on our day. Leadership meeting is in July, if you run for the
board keep this in minds.

VICE PRESIDENT - SCOTT PIGNATIELLO - Welcomed 1 guest and 2 new members. Thanks for letting
me be your Vice President. Preservation Run is complete, we need someone to chair the Run and Gobble.

SECRETARY - SCARLETT LEEPER - Everything is recorded.

TREASURER – DENISE RUSSO – Everything is balanced. Someone tried to scam us by using the President’s
e-mail. We caught it, but be aware of this new scam.

SARGENT AT ARMS – SCOTT HUGHES – Thank everyone for a great year.

LEGISLATIVE – LYNN CORR – We were denied again the funds that we are supposed to get from the sale
of the motorcycle license plates. That is the 4th year in a row Governor Scott has vetoed this, keep this in mind
when you go to the poles. Remember to introduce yourself when you see our politicians when you see them out
in public See her report.

DELEGATES – FRED CORR/DAVE LINSAY – Dave thanked everyone for their support. Lot to report
please read his report in this newsletter. Remember to read the ABATE Masterlink on line.

MEMEMBERSHIP – TRUDI STEEL – 305 members. See full report in newsletter.

NEWSLETTER – DEB PIGNATIELLO – Need someone for Gator Tales. One new advertiser—Vodka Bar.

FACEBOOK– LAURA JO SMITH – We have been getting more looks and likes.

SAFETY – WILL “RIFF RAFF” BREEN - All is Safe.

PR COMMUNICATIONS/ADVERTISING – Everyone is responsible to help with these positions.

QUARTERMASTER – ROGER JANES – All is quartered and mastered.

PRODUCTS – RUSTY CRANS - New Shirts come and look and buy. Thank you to George for all his help
this year.

SUNSHINE REPORT – MARGO PEDIGO – Had a long report please see it in this newsletter.

NEW BUSINESS – State has requested that we help pay the expenses for the Seminar coming up in July. A
motion was made and passed after discussion to give $250 to the state with 30 people in favor, 3 opposed and 2
abstained. Run and Gobble: Laura Jo Smith and Scott Hughes have volunteered to chair this event. Laura Jo is
chairing Swamp to the City.

OLD BUSINESS – December 10th is the Heritage Event, Rick Loy is chair. State Meeting is Aug. 12th in Lake
County. State Party and Swamp Buggy races conflict again both being on November 3rd thru 5th. If you are not
working Swamp Buggy Saturday, go the State Party. Birthday Party at KOA September 16th, cabins available.

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Chapter Minutes - June

It is potluck remember to bring something. Preservation Run is the 16th of July starts at Bill’s Café, going to be a
nice long run.
ELECTIONS – see Margo’s report to meet the winners.
Respectfully submitted by
Scarlett Leeper
New Board takes over. GOOD OF THE ORDER
Riff Raff – Ride to healthcare facility that specializes in Alzheimer’s and ride for Thunder road took place on
Saturday. He made contact for the next honor flight that is taking place September 23rd. He also stated some of
the Roughneck members plan on attending our Preservation Run. July 4th is a run for the honor flight. Bikes for
Tykes and Kiwanis is holding the Christmas in July on July 29th. This is to raise funds for the 808 homeless
children in Collier County. Cadillac – There was a complaint from the Memorial Day Run that the bikes that left
early made too much noise and Cadillac suggested that next time they leave through the church parking lot and
not the funeral home parking lot. He also stated that there were 103 motorcycles that attended the beginning of
the run and that was a respectful turnout. Marty stated that was the best Memorial he has ever attended Deb
Pignatiello requested help to have a pine tree cut down in her yard. Multiple places were mentioned to attend af-
ter the meeting. Rusty won 50/50 donated it back. Scarlett Leeper motioned to adjourn the meeting. Riff Raff
seconded it.
Meeting adjourned at 1:10 pm
Respectfully submitted by Cari Lamontagne

This was published on
June 8 in the Naples
Daily News. It's not too
late for anyone else that
was at the event to send
a letter to the editor,

OR to the CCSO
directly, thanking the
CCSO for their help on
the Memorial Day ride.
They need to know that
we appreciate what

they do for the
motorcycle community,
or they may no longer

choose to support us.

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JULY 2017

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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LEADERSHIP SEMINARS
OCALA, July 8 & 9

ALL NEW BOARD MEMBERS
MUST ATTEND!

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Sneaky Board Bill’s Café
Pete’s Meeting Biker
Happy Hour Morning 9-1
3—7 7 PM EVERY
Saturday!

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

PRESER-
VATION
RUN!!

23 24 25 26 Sneaky 27 28 29
30 31
Chapter Pete’s Bill’s Café
Meeting Happy Hour Biker
3—7 Morning 9-1
11 am 7 Days a Week EVERY

Saturday!

PLEASE NOTE—CHAPTER MEETING
IS ON THE 5TH SUNDAY THIS MONTH
DUE TO CONFLICT AT VFW!!!

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AUGUST 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 234 5

67 8 9 10 11 Bill’s Café Biker
15 Morning 9-1
Nat’l Sneaky Pete’s EVERY
Wiggle Happy Hour
Your Toes 3—7 Saturday!
Day!
7 Days a Week 12
13 14
16 17 18 STATE
Sneaky MEETING
Pete’s Board Lake County
Happy Hour Meeting
3—7 19
7 PM
Bill’s Café Biker
20 21 22 23 24 25 Morning 9-1
EVERY
Nat’l Ride
the Wind Saturday!

Day! 26

27 28 29 30 31
Chapter Sneaky Pete’s
Meeting Happy Hour
11 am 3—7
7 Days a Week

GATOR- 5 Star Chapter Meetings:
BATE West Coast—3rd Sunday
Estero River—3rd Sunday
Southwest—4th Sunday
Peace River—4th Sunday

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Men’s Polo: $20 Women’s Polo: $20 Long sleeved Polo $25 Women’s Polyester $30

MANY COLORS AND STYLES OF SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE
INQUIRE AT THE PRODUCTS TABLE!!
Gator Alley Logo on YOUR shirt only $15!!

Bells $12 NEW GATOR ALLEY PATCHES State Patches: Large $25, Small $5
$10!

OTHER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE.
CHECK THEM OUT AT THE NEXT

CHAPTER MEETING!

Gator Alley Rockers $20

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ABATE OF FLA, INC Delegate Meeting , St Augustine, FL 6/10/17 Called to order – 2:07 PM

President – Leesburg incident, ABATE Of Florida, Inc. has no comment or info. Member insurance may be cancelled, not enough
participation says company. Delegates express concern and desire to retain. Need chapters for input. Doc will discuss with regional
director of insurance company. Inerstate chapter closing, no officers available. New chapters requesting charter approval. New mem-
ber spoke of new chapter in N Orlando to start with 20 members, all younger. Delegate Frenchie from Seminole disagreed but major-
ity of delegation welcomed new possible members and chapters.

Vice President – See Legislative

Secretary - Approval of last meetings minutes accepted.

Sargent @Arms – Please have all new Sargent at Arms trustees attend meeting in July

Treasurer – Need help from chapters with leadership expenses Suggested 10% of balance of chapter accounts to be sent to state to
assist.

State Office – Drawing tickets still available. Please add maps to flyers for state events. Do not send estimated amounts for insurance
on events, call for quote.

Membership – AGAIN - Southwest, Highest % of Growth, Lighthouse - most new members.

Masterlink – need new editor, please volunteer if available! Check out Masterlink

PR/Communications – Proclamations from chapters should not be sent to Florida House and/or Senate, this comes from the State
office.

Website – Asked for members attending Leadership to let him know if any questions. Excused at this meeting.

Safety – New safety products coming soon, still have items available.

Products – Need NEW person to administer products. New shirts are prepaid before order. Use correct forms for all products

Legislative – Helmet bill squashed for now. Pay attention to who is running in your district and reach out to them. State wide and
federal campaigns to start soon. US Senate coming. Should be of significant interest to us. TAKE PICS if you see a bicyclist doing
incorrect things

Lobbyist – Ask each candidate for governor, would you approve safety money? Recommends Adam Putnam, discussed how he has
been a friend of ABATE OF FLORIDA, Inc. for a long time. Writing a request to Dept. of Highway &Safety hoping for audit.

Legal Counsel – Larry Crow no longer our council, new council is Jerry T. from Tarpon Springs.

NCom – in Mobile, AL 5/18, ABATE OF FLORIDA, Inc. negotiating with hotels to bring to Orlando in 2019.
MRF/AMA – MRF had day in capitol, working on national profiling bill. AMA – E15 bill, concerned about incorrect labeling at the
pumps. Check out web app pure-gas.org for more info about E15

Tallahassee – 2018 – will be in Feb. concerned if we should continue. Not enough participation, need more members to attend!!

Old Business – Vote on hosting NCOM in Fla. Ask chapters. Bids for 2018 State meetings are due in August. Waiting on new presi-
dents. Leadership seminars – 7/8-7/9/17 in Ocala, very important presidents attend last day.

New Business – Next State meeting in Lake County – 8/12/17, State party in Peace River, bring the kids.

Good of the Order – See events by other chapters, many great events to attend. See Masterlink. 17yrs being “Free” Helmet law

Time of adjournment – 5:02PM Submitted by Fred Corr

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Hello all! Join with me in welcoming the following new members: M
Maria Holt and Danny Crouse. And the following for renewing their memberships Dave Pap- E
pas, Richard Wedge, Marty Martino. M
The following people were up for renewal in May and June and it's not too late for you to renew B
to continue to support our cause:
Patrick Callahan, Byron Daniels, Roy Hendry, Mike Nelson, Teddy Plaisted, Jim Davis,
Brian Fogel, Cheryl Keller, Rhonda Shimmel, Ron Lanich, Ron Mahon.

The following are up for renewal for July and August. E
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JULY AUGUST S
Sam Ballard. Michael Dennison H
Bob Griffin. Lefty Evans I
Rachelle Hoadley Eric Lindsey P
Bill McDaniel Merry Lindsey
Ron Patten Brian Moschello
Denise Russo Matt Mullins
Russell Tuff Margaret Waterbury

Thanks, Trudi Steele

N Thank you to everyone for all of your positive and kind remarks regarding the newsletter this
E past year. It’s been a pleasure serving on the board and helping the chapter.
W
S Returning Advertisers: Bill’s Café. Thank you, Bill, for your continued support!
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E New Advertisers: Spanky’s Speakeasy, Vanderbilt Chiropractic, Vodka Bar, Pyrate VooDoo,
T and Breaktime Lounge. Welcome to the Gator Alley family! We appreciate your support. Look
T for the “new advertiser” sticker throughout the newsletter! Thank you to Sach for obtaining
E most of these new ads for the chapter. I cannot do it alone, and everyone's help is much appre-
R ciated. Be sure to support our advertisers and thank them for advertising.

Expiring Ads: Everglades Motorcycle Services and Sneaky Pete’s. Don’t forget to renew your ad
so you don’t miss an issue!

Thank you to Dave Lindsay for joining the member services direc-
tor. Don’t forget ; only $10/yr to list a business you want to sup-
port. Let’s support each other and make that list grow!

FLIER DEADLINES TO STATE: Run & Gobble—August, Heritage
Healthcare event—September, Swamp to the City—October.

Keep the shiny side up! Deb “Ms. Piggs” Pignatiello

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News Barely used. $75
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