It’s not uncommon for us to get calls from members asking about their one-year pin. The simple fact is, that ABATE of Indiana does not have a one-year pin. When a new member signs up, they get the ABATE of Indiana member patch. For each subsequent year, we issue a pin with that number on it. The five and ten-year increments are particularly impressive. I’m not sure why, but the pins all through the twenties are some of my favorites.
Our newest pin may be the most spectacular yet. It’s gold and has a big 50 on it. Well… it’s not “gold” like 14 karats or anything, but it is very shiny and looks like gold. With that number and color, you’ve probably figured out that it’s a 50-year pin for ABATE’s golden anniversary.
ABATE of Indiana won’t officially turn 50 until June 25, 2025. However, with multi-year memberships now available, we have already sent some out to a few longtime members.
The multi-year memberships are still fairly new to us and we continue to work on fine-tuning the process. If there’s a mistake, or you need any assistance, just let us know.
By the time you read this, the Indiana General Assembly should be adjourned for the session. At the time of this writing, there is not anything dramatic to report with reference to motorcycle legislation. There were a few little issues early in the session, but we were able to address them before they became a problem.
This is the April issue, which means that the Boogie is less than four months away. It’s going to be more fun than a barrel full of monkeys. We are building on a circus theme so it’s hard telling what you might see. I don’t think we can get any elephants, but everything else is still a possibility. Boys and girls, moms and dads, children of all ages… well… children of LEGAL age, step right up and see the show.
Creed Fisher, the Naked Karate Girls, and several other acts are signed, with more still to come. Rumor has it that a certain dance/cirque group may be making a return visit. Between the games, entertainment, contests, events, and people watching you’re guaranteed to have a blast. A blast? Hey, maybe we should shoot somebody out of a cannon? Ya never know.