State Coordinator

Eric Mershimer COORDINATOR

Eric "Mersh" Mershimer

(724) 748-4133

Monthly Letter to the membership

Hi everyone.

The last month has been packed with stuff going on; hope you made a few rides!

We had the State Grand Board Meeting September 16th and were joined by chapter coordinators and reps from across A.B.A.T.E. of PA. Make sure you touch base at your next meeting, find out what decisions were made and ASK QUESTIONS. An important note - anyone is invited to be at state meetings, so if you want to come and check it out for yourself, we meet on the 3rd Saturday of every other month (odd months) at 1pm at the Legion in Center Hall. Come see for yourself and get answers to the questions you want asked.

September 17th, we had the Flight 93 Memorial Ride which is always awesome. If you didn't make it this year plan on being there next year or go check it out on your own; it is an amazing experience.

September 22-24 was the annual Meeting of the Minds for the MRF. The MRF is a nationwide organization that assists organizations such as ours in our fight for motorcyclist rights. A.B.A.T.E. of PA is a large supporter of the MRF and we encourage all our members to become members of the MRF as well. For more information on MRF and how to become a member speak to your chapter LC. They should be reviewing information from the MRF closely and can point you in the right direction.

September rounded out with the Ride to Gettysburg on the 30th. With how we print our newsletters you might still be able to catch this ride! A lot of our veteran members might remember this ride by its original name - the Readshaw Ride, and can tell the new members that it’s always a good time.

As always, continue to pray for good weather for at least another month. Be mindful to keep an eye out for deer as we take advantage of the tail end of riding season. Always remember, if you have questions don't hesitate to ask. If you don’t like the way things are going, only you have the power to change it.

Thanks, Mersh