New Coordinator Melody "Bubbles" Rahall presenting a check to the Shriners for the Greenville Shriner's Childrens Hospital from the Greenville Chapter of ABATE.
Thank you Bubbles!
With the ending of the year and the beginning of a new year, the Greenville Chapter has some remaining officers along with new officers. With this being said, I would like to thank all the members, officers and the Upstate biking community for your support over the last 2 years in making every event successful and safe, for that “Thank you all”.
A special “Thank you” to Fred Laxton, Bob Baxter, and Sherry Allison who hung in there for the complete 2 years. Fred Laxton for keeping up with the minutes, and for the many hours spent on updating our web site. Bob Baxter for keeping us up to date with what our law makers were and are doing not only on the State level, but also on the Federal level. Sherry Allison for stepping up whenever asked, whether it being Membership Officer or Treasurer, hosting Christmas in July, cooking dinner for the families of members we have lost along the way, or just making everyone laugh when we needed it. Let me not forget to thank Donna Ely for catching most of my typo’s, organizing the Adopt-A-Highway and finishing up bike nites, “Thank you”. Also, to Tina & Chappy Smith for setting up about every bike night and ordering and keeping up with the product “Thank y’all”.
“Thank you” to officers (you know who you are), who stepped up not knowing exactly what to do in their position, but who were willing to give of themselves to help with the success of the Greenville Chapter. Many other officers have stepped up and down at times, for all their efforts during their time I “Thank You”.
The past 2 years have been both rewarding and challenging. I have enjoyed how our members and the biking community has come together to give to our community, also watching the Chapter grow in membership, and seeing the brotherhood and sisterhood of the Greenville Chapter be stronger than ever. While my time as Coordinator comes to an end, my involvement as a member will remain. My calling now is to help with the change in our community and State with domestic violence, and with everything I have learned with ABATE, this will help me with this next challenge in life, and for that I am grateful.
I encourage the Greenville ABATE Chapter members and biking community to continue your support for the upcoming year. Please welcome this year’s officers; Coordinator-Melody “Bubbles” Rahall, Secretary/Webmaster-Fred Laxton, Treasurer-Jennifer “Blaze” Blazevich, Membership Coordinator-Tammy Shook, Legislative/Area Coordinator-Bob Baxter, Product Coordinator-Tina Smith, and Event Coordinator-Jeff “Fatboy” Rahall.
Happy New Year! See y’all in the wind!
Vickie “Free Spirit” Fleming
We neglected to vote during today's meeting on how much to donate to Shriner's on New Year's Eve. Please fill out this survey by Tuesday, December 29th to let us know your vote.
The Greenville chapter of ABATE will deliver hundreds of toys for children helped by the Julie Valentine Center on Sunday. (12/4/15)
Julie Valentine Center presented Greenville Chapter of ABATE of SC an appreciation award for 30 years of its Toy Run. Vickie ~Free Spirit~ Fleming accepting in memory of Co-Founder Russell S. Smith who began this journey and ABATE members past and present who have continued this mission.
South Carolina's Motorcycle Safety Committee is working to make motorcyclists safer on the roads. Ralph, Dennis and other ABATE members are working to help. Be sure to take our motorcycle safety survey at http://abatesc.com/survey
Don't miss out on getting your 30th Annual ABATE Toy Run Shirt. We have ordered a limited number of shirts, when they're gone THEY'RE GONE. Those who pre-order shirts can either pick them up Friday, November 27th at The Bar from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. or the day of the Toy Run. HAPPY SHOPPING!
Ask your favorite business or watering hole to be a sponsor of ABATE of Greenville. Here is the Sponsor Application to sign them up!
Monday, October 19, 2015, we will ride to honor Past Coordinator, Brother Wild Bill's life, and show respect to his family. Those who can make it, we will meet up at 12:00 at Ryan's located at 1501 W Poinsett St, Greer, SC 29650, KSU at 12:20 to ride over to Woods Mortuary. Tammy, Bill's daughter, has said "Dress comfortable. Dad wouldn't want you to dress up. If Monday has good weather and you feel capable of riding...I'd love to see motorcycles."
Vickie ~Free Spirit~ Fleming
ABATE of South Carolina, Greenville County Chapter
A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments
ABATE is a motorcycists' rights organization dedicated to preserving individual liberties and biker rights.
ABATE works to increase motorcycle awareness among all motorists and supports voluntary rider safety training.
ABATE works to educate concerned citizens on how to effectively impact the legislative process.
ABATE encourages bikers to become politically active in their communities.
ABATE is non-partisan and welcomes all riders and friends of liberty.
ABATE works closely with other state chapters and national motorcycle rights organizations throughout the country such as the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, Motorcycle Riders Foundation, and American Motorcycle Association
ABATE sponsors various benefits, events and runs.