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Dennis Villarose | MSTA President

By the time you read this, STAR 2015 registration will be open. Please sign up early and buy a lot of raffle bike tickets.

STAR 15 Raffle Bike: 2014 Yamaha FJR 1300A

Features: Traction Control, Cruise Control, Unified ABS, Sport and Touring Drive-modes, Electrically Adjustable Windscreen, Adjustable Seat Height, Heated Grips, 6.6 Gallon Fuel Tank, Glove Box with 12v outlet, Shaft Drive.

No one will send you raffle tickets this year! If you want to buy them, you must request them. So request them! There are two ways to do it. Online: MSTAraffle2015. By Mail: with the form that’s on page 33 of this issue, and in state newsletters. Then mail it to Bill Rusk (raffle bike guy), his address is on the form.

Why the change? It is a cost cutting measure. Rather than sending tickets to everyone, when some will not use them, we will fulfill requests as they come in. Savings have allowed the raffle bike to be a more expensive model.

Tickets will cost $8 each through March 31st. They will cost $10 each starting April 1st. As always the raffle is for MSTA members only. Notes from Raffle Guy Bill Rusk: receipt will be by email only. Harry Hemstreet is producing a printed ticket for each purchase. 20 tickets purchased = 20 slips in the hopper. We will sell tickets at STAR. I envision we will have blanks same as what Harry is producing. This information comes from Doug McPeek Ohio’s newsletter. Thanks Doug, I couldn’t have said it any better.

Reasons to buy raffle tickets: you could win a great bike! You will be supporting the MSTA.

Well it’s back to planning for STAR 16. We’ll be at a new venue on the East coast, and I just signed the hotel agreement.

Any questions or concerns call me at 561-329-3257 or email me at

Great Riders. Great Roads. Join Us!
Ride Safe, Ride Home

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