Elections of new officers for both ABATE of Northern Nevada and Christmas for Kids will be held November 12th 6:00 p.m. at Ruby Mt. Pizza in Spring Creek.
Please try to attend this very important meeting. Officers will be elected for the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. At this time there is very little membership participation within these organizations. If we do not have ABATE members willing to fill officer positions these organizations a motion could be made to terminate both ABATE and Christmas for Kids. Bylaws require that Christmas for Kids officers be current ABATE members. I have been an active ABATE member for 25 years and President of ABATE for 10 years. I will remain an active ABATE member but will not be running for any office this term, it is time for someone else to take the helm.
I will be leaving office with both ABATE and Christmas for Kids in good financial standing. ABATE of Northern Nevada is recognized and respected in Elko, the state of Nevada and nation as a serious and successful motorcycle rights organization. There used to be several ABATE Chapters throughout Nevada, ABATE of Northern Nevada is the only one that still exists. More laws and restrictions effecting motorcyclists are introduced every legislative session. If no one objects to these upcoming motorcycle regulations, and I assure you they are coming at an alarming rate, you will be forced to abide. If ABATE is terminated because of the lack of interest be prepared to accept whatever the government safety folks and insurance companies dream up to protect you from yourself.
ABATE is a needed organization, don’t let it die from complacency. It would be very difficult to restart this organization from scratch, it only takes four ABATE members to fill these positions to keep ABATE alive and active.
John Bland – President, ABATE of Northern NV