Charles Umbenhauer

"It was never about the helmet, it was about choice."
—Charles Umbenhauer

Charles Umbenhauer

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Between the Lines March 2019 issue

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This years’ ABATE seminar wrapped up thirty four straight years that I had the privilege of organizing this great event.  The first one back in 1986 was a one day event that was to introduce BikePAC our new political action committee for motorcyclists.  While the concept was well received the success was somewhat a question mark.  Over time the event grew and if you were in attendance at this years event you know that the money raised through several venues, we raised over $43,000 for the PAC. 

Next year will mark the 35th anniversary but for the first time it will not be organized or directed by me.  I will be spending the next few months winding down my responsibilities.  I have already handed over the Gettysburg Ride to our legislative coordinator John Kruger and I also believe that John will be the individual responsible for next years L & L.  He has proven that he can be a force to be reckoned with and I have a lot of confidence that he is capable and more than willing to do a good job. 

In the meantime, I will remain in the state office until the time is convenient for me to hand over my 90 day notice to the state coordinator.  I will continue working the capitol and doing fundraisers for most of the balance of this year. 

I will be still doing this years Rights Rally at the Capitol scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019.  Please mark your calendar now to include this event in your schedule of events for 2019.  I do not know if there is a freedom weekend or not but that is in the hands of District 6.  More on that later.