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13NR31 - MRF News Release - 2013 MRF Meeting of the Minds Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 October, 2013

Contact:Dawn Riba, Director of Communications and Information

2013 MRF Meeting of the Minds Awards

MRF FOUNDER'S Award

  • Paul Vestal

MRF AFTERMARKET AWARDS

  • Chris Maida - Editor of American Iron Magazine for their support of the MRF
  • The Broken Spoke - Sturgis South Dakota for their support of the MRF
  • Chris Callen - Editor of Cycle Source Magazine for their support of the MRF
  • Rob Keller of Cycle Source Magazine for their support of the MRF

2013 MRF Membership Awards

  • #1 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of Wisconsin
  • #2 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of Illinois
  • #3 SSMRO in Individual MRF Memberships-ABATE of Minnesota
  • #1 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of Illinois
  • #2 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of Wisconsin
  • #3 SSMRO in Sustaining MRF Memberships-ABATE of Pennsylvania
  • #1 in Sustaining Motorcycle Club Memberships-Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs
  • #2 in Sustaining Motorcycle Club Memberships-Michigan Confederation of Clubs
  • #1 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-ABATE of Louisiana
  • #2 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-United Bikers of Maine
  • #3 SSMRO in % Membership Growth-ABATE of Montana

MRF STATE LEGISLATIVE AWARDS

  • FORR of Missouri for passing SB282, M/C Checkpoint ban and HB715 legalizing pulsating brake lights
  • Rhode Island Motorcycle Association for passing HB5061, increasing penalties for ROW violations
  • ABATE of Kansas for passing HB 2318 legalizing headlight modulating systems and side lighting
  • Massachusetts Motorcycle Association for defeating numerous communities based sound ordinances
  • New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization for working with their State Legislature and DOT in highlighting the growing driving and transportation related dangers in their state
  • TMRA2 for passing SB763 trike training, and HB3838 motorcycle and trike training
  • Texas ABATE Confederation for passing SB763 trike training, and HB3838 motorcycle and trike training
  • CBA/ABATE of North Carolina for passing SB353, a motorcyclist ROW bill

MRF Ron Shepard Motorcycle Safety Award

  • Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Kentucky Bikers Association for their continuing accomplishments for the Motorcycle Safety Program

MRF FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AWARDS

  • ABATE of Wisconsin for their continued strong relationships with their congressional delegation
  • ABATE of Pennsylvania for fostering a working relationship between the Honorable Bill Shuster, ABATE of PA, and the MRF
  • MMA-Arizona for overturning the Maricopa County Motorcycle Emissions Testing
  • ABATE of Arizona for overturning the Maricopa County Motorcycle Emissions Testing
  • Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs for overturning the Maricopa County Motorcycle Emissions Testing
  • ABATE of Illinois for maintaining an effective relationship with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

MRF Congressional Champions Awards

  • Hon. James f. Sensenbrenner - Wisconsin
  • Hon. Dr. Michael Burgess - Texas
  • Hon. Tim Griffin - Arkansas
  • Hon. Jeff Denham - California
  • Hon. Tom Petri - Wisconsin
  • Hon. Bill Shuster - Pennsylvania

DEB BUTITTA Most Outstanding MRF REP of the Year Award

  • Barbara "Lisi" Martinez

MRF MRF State Rep Top Recruiter in 2013 Award

  • Jim Conley

MRF Political Action Committee Awards

  • ABATE of Illinois FEDPAC for their contributions to the MRFPAC
  • Chuc Coulter for his many years of dedicated service to the MRFPAC

MRF President's Silver Cup

  • Dawn Riba
  • Gary Sellers

MRF JOHN "FARMER" AWARD

  • Rick "Doc" Jones of Illinois

MRF LIFETIME MEMBER,LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Imre Szauter

MRF Thomas Paine Award

  • Doc D'Errico

MRF Board Service Retirement Clocks

  • Steve Zimmer

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