State Coordinator

tom bogacki

Tom Bogacki


Monthly Letter to the membership

The weather is getting cold, and the end of the 2022 riding season is almost here and with that comes the long winter nap and getting the bike ready for the 2023 riding season. The holidays are fast approaching, and I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a successful hunting season for all those that will be entering the woods chasing those bear and white tails.

As of this article, this coming Thursday will be my last day of employment with the PA Department of Labor and Industry and it’s onto retirement! I have spent the last 30 years serving the citizens of Pennsylvania with their employment and training needs. I have also served the motorcyclists of Pennsylvania for over 30 years fighting for their motorcycle rights and after January, I look forward to taking a break from A.B.A.T.E. of PA as I come to the end of my term as State Coordinator. The election is just about over, and the new state officers will officially assume their offices at the January board meeting.

As of January, I know with me stepping down as State Coordinator all of you will be in good hands with the new in-coming officers because they have the knowledge and experience to continue with the great things that myself and Assistant State Coordinator Kevin Snyder have established over these past 4 years. Please work with them, and guide them as you guided me.

This is the last request for nominations of award recipients for the Leadership and Legislative seminar. Kevin Snyder and I will be meeting sometime the middle of December to go over the nominations so please get them in. Speaking of the Leadership and Legislative seminar make sure to get your reservations sent in and your hotel rooms booked soon, we want to see a great turn-out this year.

With elections ending I want to thank all those that stepped up and took nominations for officer positions for this coming year, without chapter and district officers our organization would not be able to exist.

Just to give you all an update on Hazen 2023. Things are moving right along, Scott Minich and the Hazen committee are working hard at getting top line bands booked for this coming years’ event and I really don’t think you will be disappointed with the line-up, so stay turned for future articles from the new in-coming officers on updates regarding Hazen.

Well, this is going to be a short article this month because I am running out of things to talk about, and I am saving most of what I want to say for my last article as your State Coordinator. Let’s hope that Indian summers stays with us just a little longer through November so we can get those last rides in, take care and I will be talking to you next month.