MMA June, 2024

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Chairman

Rocco W Libertine chairman@massmotorcycle.org

413.768.8118

Director at Large

Kevin Griffin directoratlarge@massmotorcycle.org

State Director

Rocco W Libertine statedirector@massmotorcycle.org

Recording Secretary

Bruce Arsenault secretary@massmotorcycle.org

Treasurer Elaine Griffin treasurer@massmotorcycle.org

Merchandise Manager

Laurie Horn products@massmotorcycle.org

Vice Chairman OPEN

Business Manager

OPEN

Safety & Education Manager

OPEN

Director of Off-Road Riding

OPEN

Director of Public Relations

OPEN

Membership Manager

Bruce Arsenault membershipmanager@massmotorcycle.org

Website Administrator OPEN

Newsletter Editor

Deb Stoodley Dbethgray@gmail.com

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The main purpose of the association is to work toward continued freedom of the road by insuring that motorcyclist’s point of view is presented to our legislators and to promote motorcycle safety, rider education and public awareness. We are trying to alleviate the very real possibility of “Big Brother Government”. We encourage all our members to be informed registered voters. We write letters to our elected officials and stay aware of what is going on with motorcycle legislation, and other transportation issues. We welcome interested parties to any of our activities or to join our organization.

All articles and photo’s within the contents of this newsletter and our website are the property of …

Massachusetts Motorcycle Association

You may not use them without the express written consent of the newsletter editor, webmaster or the association board.

Massachusetts Motorcycle Association encourages all members to submit letters, articles or cartoons they feel may be of interest to fellow members. Massachusetts Motorcycle Association supports the rights of ALL motorcyclists. Massachusetts Motorcycle Association does not endorse any products or services other than its own.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MMA board and it’s members.

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MAILING ADDRESS P.O. BOX 378 Brimfield, MA 01010 Massachusetts Motorcycle Association HOTLINE 1-413-768-8118 Call the HOTLINE anytime for any info or to contact any officer

The weatherman predicted a cold rainy day, but Nicole said the show must go on - And what a show it was! This month I would like to shine the spotlight on a very special MMA member, Nicole Tower. About a year ago, Nicole sent a small group of women riders a message letting us know that she was planning a Bike show and was curious about the degree of interest. The bike show would be run by Nicole’s new company, Let’er Rip and it would be a fundraiser for ECAD (Educated Caines Assisting with Disabilities). From that small idea, grew an incredible event held at Boston Harley Davidson. There were several local vendors set up selling merchandise and well over 30 motorcycles displayed for the judges. The trophies were works of art, custom designed for the event. I was proud to be a part of the Let’er Rip Bike show with the MMA, utilizing our Riding Simulator and of course handing out brochures, applications for membership and selling our merchandise. I would like to thank Lou Petrucci and Kevin Raiche for being there with me to help and show our support.

See photos from the day on page 6…

Ride safe.

Deb

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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication
Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication

Waiting For The Judges

A spectator crashes the simulated bike

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Nicole and her fiancé Ryan
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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication
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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication
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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Effective immediately National Council Of Independent Riders (National COIR) has changed it's name to National Council Of Informed Riders (still National COIR). National COIR had originally set out to reach the roughly 9,000,000 independent riders in order to share important information that was being generated by various Motorcycle Rights Organizations (MRO's) around the country. We since realized that by focusing on the independents we were unintendedly leaving out everyone else. National COIR's goal is to unite ALL motorcyclists in order to keep them informed of the issues that directly affect them most. The 3 major issues that will be focused on is legislation, laws & rights as they pertain to motorcyclists.

We have expanded our committee of volunteers and are in the process of expanding & improving the website. We will also start sending occasional emails that might be of interest to you as a rider. Thank you for your patience as we worked slowly but steadily to design a program that will enhance the distribution of information throughout the entire motorcycle community. We currently have members in 36 states and continue to grow.

The only thing that has changed is that the ‘I’ represents Informed. Everything else remains the same. The website address is still www.nationalcoir.org You can still register absolutely FREE at www.nationalcoir.org/register All previous and future people that register (and voluntarily include their mailing address) still receive a FREE $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance policy.

Stay tuned for more updates to follow

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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication
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To initiate , endorse and sponsor educational programs such as rider safety, public awareness, legislative and affirmative action and, individual freedoms and rights.

2)… To create and promote a positive public image of motorcyclists and motorcycle groups and to dispel and disprove media hype, unfounded propaganda and the “Hollywood” image.

3)… To encourage goodwill and mutual understanding among motorcyclists, law enforcement personnel and the general public.

4)… To serve as an information source on matters pertaining to current laws, pending legislation, personal rights, political inclinations of elected officials and their constituents, and voter awareness.

5)… To act as a central responsive agency to devise and coordinate recreational, legislative, educational, and charitable activities

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MEMBERS PLEASE SUBMIT Articles..Pictures..District Information Pictures.. Run / Party / Shows This is YOUR publication. PLEASE SEND ALL INFORMATION TO Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication

Agawam...Bruce Arsenault 413 250-8539 Brubike95@juno.com

Bedford...John Pecora 617 590-1781 J.M.pecora@verizon.net

Bellingham...Kurt Van Vloten 508 409-1109 Kvanvloten@gmail.com

Bernardston...Rocco Libertine 413 768-8118 Rocco4par@aol.com

Chicopee...Bob Kaine Alves 413 531-1073 RZNKaine@gmail.com

Erving...Mike Pierce 413 348-2830 Mike33469@verizon.net

Fitchburg...Patriot Riders of America Ch.3 Petemmaworcesterco@gmail.com

Gardner...Sandy Crossman 978 833-1652 Sdesires@aol.com

Lynn...Bill Mannell 617 791-2387 Wildbill106@comcast.net

Marlborough...Lou Papile 508 481-7380 Loujr@engraveablesma.com

Milford...Laurie Horn 508 813-6596 Lady_rides_harley@hotmail.com

Peabody...Kevin Raiche 781 858-8884 93heritage@gmail.com

Plymouth...Kevin Griffin 508 888-2210 Kevingmma2@yahoo.com

Randolf...Ray Pike 781 248-1724 Motopyker66@hotmail.com

Royalston...Deb Stoodley 978 413-9535 Dbethgray@gmail.com

Shrewsbury...Rachel Ingham 508 864-9166 Rachelingham63@gmail.com

Southampton...Roy Lapan 413 533-4328 Britbike74@aol.com

W. Springfield...Robbyn Kibler 413 304-0974 Robbyn09@gmail.com

W. Yarmouth...Lionel Souza 508 280-7977 Lionelsprinters@yahoo.com

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When you join you receive your MMA patch, membership card, welcome letter and insurance. A friendly entrance into the biker community Join the cause & become a member today ! …What are the membership rewards ? FAMILY SINGLE Massachusetts Motorcycle Association State Membership ANNUAL DUES INFORMATION MMA Members Receive… FREE $4,000.00 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Life Insurance Policy. Applications are sent bi-annually to current members with the option of purchasing additional coverage Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Membership Dues & Renewal Fees Membership Type Donation Duration Individual Membership $25 12 Months Family Membership $35 12 Months Individual Membership –Two Year $45 24 Months Family Membership – Two Year $65 24 Months Gold Card Business Sponsorship $100 12 Months Individual Life Member $350 Life Family Life Membership $500 Life https://mma.clubexpress.com/ Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication

Motorcycle safety and awareness season is upon us. The MMA has a fresh supply of the MMA “Look!” signs. They are available for members and the general public who are willing to display them throughout the riding season. You can obtain a sign through your Area Rep. A list of our current Reps and their contact info is posted in the newsletter each month. We are asking for a $5 donation to offset the cost of printing and shipping.

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