Our August state meeting has passed and I want to say how pleased I was that every chapter had delegates there and wish to thank Forest Chapter for providing an excellent meal. I hope one of the state officers did not over load on the apple surprise as I believe they may have eaten half the pan.
The participation at the state meeting was the best in years. The ideas and discussion of those ideas is what Abate is about. When we work together nothing is beyond the reach of this organization. This was the first state meeting for our new board and all the officers had their positions down and answered all questions asked of them.
On August 28 Floridians will go to the polls to vote in our states’ primary. There are so many complaints about how our state and country are run but the electorate has no one to blame but themselves. When I make that statement it refers to the voting booth. Throughout the years our military has fought and died to make sure we were a free country and had the right to choose our leaders. To not vote is to dishonor every one of those men and women who have put their lives on the line for over 200 years and continue to do so to this day. Do not complain if you don’t like the way our state or country is going if you did not vote as you have then became part of the problem not part of the solution.
Our next state meeting will be hosted by Gulf Coast Chapter in Pensacola. We hope you will all attend and bring new and fresh ideas to our organization.
Until then Ride Safe Free and VOTE!!!!!!!
James "Doc" Reichenbach II