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2012 MOTM Awards

2012 MRF Membership Awards

  • #1 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of ILLINOIS
  • #2 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of WISCONSIN
  • #3 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of MINNESOTA
  • #1 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of PENNSYLVANIA
  • #1 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of ILLINOIS
    (yes there are two # 1ís, PA and IL tied)
  • #3 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of WISCONSIN
  • #1 in Sustaining Motorcycle Club Memberships-ARIZONA CONFEDERATION OF MOTORCYCLE CLUBS
  • #1 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-Rhode Island Motorcycle Association
  • #2 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-ABATE of LOUISIANA
  • #3 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-ABATE of OKLAHOMA

MRF STATE LEGISLATIVE AWARDS

  • ABATE of CALIFORNIA for banning checkpoints
  • ABATE of ILLINOIS for banning the use of federal money for roadside checkpoints
  • DIXIE ABATE of ALABAMA for fighting on Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists for banning motorcycle only check points and legalizing riding two wheeled motorcycles two abreast
  • ABATE of Florida for their motorcycle safety programs
  • ABATE of Minnesota for passing their road guard bill
  • ABATE of Minnesota for defeat of a mandatory helmet bill
  • St. Croix Valley Riders for defeat of a mandatory helmet bill
  • ABATE of Wisconsin for further modifications to their Roadway Users/Right of Way bill
  • ABATE of Michigan for modifying their Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet law to allow Freedom of Choice

MRF FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AWARDS

  • BikePAC of Oregon for their strong relationship with U.S. Rep. Peter Defazio and his strong work for motorcyclists
  • ABATE of OREGON for their strong relationship with U.S. Rep. Peter Defazio and his strong work for motorcyclists
  • ABATE of IOWA for persistence and effectiveness in their Washington D.C. lobbying trips
  • ABATE of ILLINOIS for their persistence and effectiveness in their Washington D.C. lobbying trips
  • ABATE of INDIANA for their collection of work in Washington D.C.
  • ABATE of NEBRASKA for their federal political campaign work
  • ABATE of WISCONSIN for their persistence and effectiveness in their Washington D.C. lobbying trips
  • ABATE of MINNESOTA for their persistence and effectiveness in their Washington D.C. lobbying trips

DEB BUTITTA Most Outstanding MRF REP of the YEAR 2012 Award

  • Doc D'Errico of Massachusetts

MRF MRF State Rep Top Recruiter in 2012 Award

  • Steve Zurl of Pennsylvania

MRF Political Action Committee Awards

  • ABATE of NEBRASKA
  • ABATE of WISCONSIN
  • ABATE of ILLINOIS

MRF President's Silver Cup

  • HEARTLAND S.T.E.A.M. for 23 years of hosting a Conference as an MRF fundraiser (ABATE of Illinois, ABATE of Iowa, ABATE of Minnesota, ABATE of Nebraska, ABATE of North Dakota, ABATE of South Dakota, St. Croix Valley Riders, ABATE of Wisconsin)
  • Still Ray Fitzgerald of Arizona
  • ABATE of South Dakota for hosting Whitewood Social Hour

FARMER'S Award

  • Bruce Downs of Colorado

FOUNDER'S Award

  • Jerry "JT" Thomas of Kansas
  • Lou Petrucci of Rhode Island

MRF Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Chuc Coulter of Idaho
  • Vince Consiglio of Michigan

MRF Thomas Paine Award

  • Marlene Bautch of Wisconsin

MRF Board Service Retirement Clocks

  • Todd Riba of Minnesota
  • Eric Hampton of Arizona
  • Steve Zimmer of Ohio
  • Grady Wheeler of Wyoming
  • John Pierce of Oklahoma

MRF SMRO/Sustaining Organization APPRECIATION AWARDS

  • 1) ABATE of WISCONSIN
  • 2) ABATE of ARIZONA
  • 3) ABATE of INDIANA
  • 4) ABATE of MINNESOTA
  • 5) ABATE of ILLINOIS
  • 6) ABATE of IOWA
  • 7) ABATE of SOUTH DAKOTA
  • 8) MASSACHUSETTS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
  • 9) CBA/ABATE of NORTH CAROLINA
  • 10) IDAHO COALITION OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
  • 11) ABATE of COLORADO
  • 12) ARIZONA CONFEDERATION OF CLUBS

MRF Ron Shepard Safety Recognition Award

  • ABATE of Colorado
  • New Hampshire Motorcycle Rights Organization

MRF Congressional Champions Awards for Steadfast Support of the MRF

  • Michael Burgess-Texas
  • Alan West-Florida
  • Scott Rigell-Virginia
  • Jon Runyon-New Jersey
  • Bob Dold-Illinois
  • Todd Yound-Indiana
  • Richard Hanna-New York
  • Erik Paulson-Minnesota
  • Adam Kinsinger-Illinois
  • James Sensenbrenner-Wisconsin
  • John Mica-Florida
  • Don Young-Alaska
  • Tom Petri-Wisconsin
  • Nick Rahall-West Virginia
  • Peter Defazio-Oregon
  • John Duncan-Tennessee
  • Gabrielle Giffords-Arizona
  • Reid Ribble-Wisconsin

 

 


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