WooHoo! Get ready to mingle!
Do you have your advance tickets for the Summer
Hummer yet? Are you signed up to work a shift or
two? We can do this!
For all of you who plan on attending the Freedom
Rally in Iowa or other SMRO's big summer
parties start looking for your membership card
now. If you can't find it (you will need it
for the discounted price at their gates--and
some states won't let you in at all if you
are not an SMRO member). If you can't find
your membership card you can renew early and get a
new one that way ... or contact the state
office and we can send you a duplicate card. Do
not wait until the last minute. Allow at least a
week for the card to be printed and mailed out to
you. Don't rely on the email-fix. In past
years some of the states would not accept a
faxed/or emailed copy of the card.
More important than the other states, remember to
support your own state. Buy an advance Hummer
ticket for yourself, talk your buddies into
traveling with you. Buy ABATE of Wisconsin State
Raffle tickets--if you can't use the
$5,000 I will invest it for you (for a reasonable
fee, of course.)
If you bought a new membership during the last
year and received a $10 Summer Hummer discount
coupons, you can redeem it at the gate or you can
send it in with the advance ticket order form
contained in the insert in the middle of this
Bring non-members to the Hummer and help them
start their ABATE careers with a bang. Memberships
will be available at the gate. Stimulate the
economy through the coffers of ABATE of Wisconsin
and the vendors who support us by setting up on
Sign up to volunteer to work a shift or two in one
of the work stations (see the Summer Hummer insert
for contact information for the volunteer
coordinators.) Working a shift or two will give
you that warm feeling of being part of the team
that comes from preventing someone else from
having to work three, four, five, or more shifts
because too many people couldn't be
Even if you don't work a
"formal" shift or two, help us all out
by doing your part to keep the grounds clean. Use
the garbage cans that are everywhere. When you use
the restroom/shower building, treat it like
it's at your grandma's house and
she's going to kick your butt if you make a
To encourage proper mingling, I will be promoting
and dropping hints to the answers for
"Twit's Mingle Hunt". This year,
the forms will be "free" at the gate.
Pick up a list of questions at the main gate and
go out and mingle to find out the answers. Bring
your completed Mingle Hunt back to me at the bar
on Saturday from 3-5pm. Turn it in with a $5
donation and you will receive a complementary
beverage chip and be entered in a drawing for $100
in ABATE memberships or products or state raffle
tickets (must be redeemed by 6pm that day.) The
only "equipment" you will need is a
willingness to visit with your brothers and
sisters and an ink pen or pencil. I'm
looking forward to this and I hope you will too.
Of course any profits from the endeavor will go to
ABATE of Wisconsin to protect your motorcycle
rights and safety. It's a win-win game.
ABATE Acres and the Summer Hummer belong to you,
the members. Help us make them both all that they
can be. See you there!
Question of the month: how do I change regions? We
are ALL members of ABATE of Wisconsin statewide.
That means you can attend events and meetings
anywhere you chose. When a region requests a list
of members, that list is generated based on the
COUNTY on the member's computer file. If you
want to show up on the list for a region that does
not include your county of residence, all you need
to do is let us know what county to enter in your
record. Example: you live in Racine County but
attend meetings in Milwaukee. Just ask us to
change your county to Milwaukee. Send an email to
with your name,
membership number, and a note about how you want
your county designation changed and we'll
handle it from there.
See you at the Hummer!
Twit. "Summer Hummer!." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Jun. 2017.