MRF's Meeting of the Minds - 2004
St. Louis, MO

Motorcycle Riders Foundation's 20th Annual Bikers' Rights Conference

MOTM 2004 Agenda:
Thursday, September, 23, 2004:
Meet the MRF Board and Conference
Open Discussion - How to Protect Our Freedoms

Friday, September 24, 2004
Riding Through Legislation - Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice President of Government Relations
General Session - Government Perspective on the Patriot Act Matt Lemiuex - ACLU, Tom Novoe - FBI
Breakout Session I
First Time Attendees - Mark Buckner and Teresa Hepker, MRF Ex-Officio Board Member and MRF Editor
3 Sets of 3 - Carol Simpson, MRF Member Representative Board Member
Justice for All - Imre Szauter, American Motorcyclist Association
Conflict Resolution - Ken Ray, MRF State Representative to the Board
Breakout Session II
Planning a Trip to DC - Cheryl Pearre, ABATE of IL.
Transportation Research - Steve Zimmer
MRFPAC: An Open Discussion on Federal Political Action Committees - Mike "Boz" Kerr, MRFPAC Director
How to Be Most Effective in Your SMRO - Mark Buckner, MRF Ex-Officio Board Member
MRF Reps Meeting - Tim Nelson, MRF
MRF PAC Fundraiser
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Breakfast Buffet Sponsored by Harley-Davidson (Boycotted by SoLR)
European State of the State of Motorcycling - Bob Tomlins, FEMA
The Future of Rider Education, featuring: Jay Jackson, MRF Director of Motorcycle Safety
Tim Buche, Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Ron Shepard, National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Steve Garets, TEAM Oregon
Breakout Session III
Electronic Communications - JD DePaolantonio Director of Communications
Newsletter Publications: Editing and Layout - Teresa Hepker, MRF Reports Editor and Marc Falsettir
Building Political Relationships - Ken Ray, and Bob LeTourneau, NH State Representative
Speaking in Public - Bill Gillespie, ABATE of Iowa
Breakout Session IV
Lobbying: Lingo, Lies and Luck - Charles Johnson, ABATE of MI
What Kind of a 501© am I; Fraternal, Nocturnal or Biker Trash? - Dixie Lee Laun, ABATE of Utah
Holding Successful Meetings - Mark Buckner, MRF Ex-Officio Board Member
SMRO Leadership Meeting - Dave Dwyer, Jeff Hennie, Steve Zimmer, Hardtail
Cocktail Hour and Review of Silent Auction Items
7:00 p.m. until ? - Banquet
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Blessing of the Bikes and Church Service - Guy Girratono with Disciple of Jesus Ministries


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