Share the Road Report
By Bill Kingsley
"It is your responsibility to turn your head and
look for motorcycles in your blind spot." -
First off ... Thank you to Rebel and Melinda Gasser
(1F) / BFBC Charities for your donation of $1,000
to Share The Road. This donation came from
proceeds of the Burn Camp Run and other
"Rebel Events". This hard-earned
donation is going directly towards purchasing
presentation folders for our STR program.
And ... Thanks again to all our STR Instructors
and District Coordinators!
STRI Training. Will be held on April 1st and 2nd
at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Meeting
will start at 12 Noon sharp. On Saturday, will
have training throughout the afternoon. Dinner
will be provided. We will continue into the early
evening and then have plenty of time to network
and socialize. We will continue training on Sunday
morning and focus on presentation hardware,
internet and cloud based information. There are
going to be many updates, presentation tips, new
hardware, handouts, etc. in this program. This is
a great opportunity to share your teaching
experiences and share your knowledge. Be ready for
dynamic discussions. It has been a couple of years
since the last training class so this one will be
LODGING: ABATE will reimburse for your room on
Saturday night. Attendance at the Saturday and
Sunday sessions is mandatory for reimbursement.
This offer is only good for the cost of a basic
room - extra charges for a specialty room will be
your responsibility, as are phone or other charges
to your room. As always, it is encouraged to put 2
or more attendees to a room if possible. You must
make your own reservations and guarantee your room
with your own credit card BEFORE MARCH 10th! To do
so, call the Hotel Mead at 1-800- 843-6323 - make
sure to mention ABATE to get our low rates.
Please let me or your STR DC [know] that you are
attending and who you are sharing your room with
or that you need a person to share a room with.
If you are part of the STR Program or have
interest in becoming involved -- at any
level, this is the program for you. I look forward
to everyone attending.
STR Forms / Video / PowerPoint. The most current
forms and PowerPoint are now cloud based. Contact
me to gain access these documents. The STR video
is available on DVD and on YouTube. This
PowerPoint is available on YouTube. You can easily
find these two training presentations on YouTube
by typing in "ABATE of Wisconsin" in
the search window. These videos should be at the
top of the results list.
The STR DVD is available through the Share The
Road District Coordinators (DCs) or myself.
Contact us if you need a copy.
STR Presentation Hardware. I now have laptops, LED
projectors, flash drives, etc. The new laptops run
the latest operating system and are Wi-Fi ready.
This equipment can run the 2014 PowerPoint
presentation which we previously had some issues
with and should work well in most class rooms.
We still need laptops and presentation projectors
for our Instructors. If you have a laptop or
presentation projector that you no longer use the
STR Program will put your old device to good use.
I would certainly appreciate it - as would any of
our STRI in need. Contact one of our STRI, DC or
me to donate your equipment.
STRI / District Coordinators. District Coordinator
Positions open in Districts 1, 2, 5 and 8. If you
are interested please contact me.
Please contact your STRI -- current and past
to promote their attendance at the April STR
training program. Thank!
STRI Gear. There are t-shirts, denim & twill
shirts, fleece pullovers, hats, etc. all with the
exclusive STRI logo. The gear is available in
men's and women's styles and sizes.
Please contact Stephanie or Dawn (Products
Directors) or I for the flyer and to place an
One last thing ... The only notifications for
the Share The Road training program in April will
be here in our Newsletter and word of mouth.
Please help spread the word and include this
information at your Region's meetings. Thank
See you at the next Big One ...
Kingsley, Bill. "Share the Road Report." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Mar. 2017.