2015 Board of Directors
President – Pat Jones Go to Bio
Vice President – Dan Harper Go to Bio
Secretary – Olga Jones Go to Bio
Treasurer – James “Jimbo” Palkovics Go to Bio
Legislative Director – Kevin Curth Go to Bio
State Board Representative – Enrique “Rick” Silva Go to Bio
Activities Director – Andy “Angler” Lago Go to Bio
Public Relations – Norine Carro Go to Bio
Safety & Education Director – Diane Shapiro Go to Bio
Membership – Dan “Scraps” Paoletti Go to Bio
Alternate State Board Rep – John Kuppin Go to Bio
Products – Oscar Flores Go to Bio
State Newsletter – Debbe Kuppin Go to Bio
Chapter Newsletter – Kimberly Palkovics Go to Bio
Pat Jones, President
Pat Jones has been a member of Chicago ABATE since 1763 and had held various board positions during that time. He has been Chapter President since 2006. In his free time he likes to dress as a woman and pick up sailors down by Navy Pier.
Dan Harper, Vice President
Dan has been a member of ABATE since he was knee high to a mini-bike. He has not only served as an officer of the Chicago Chapter, but also served on the state board as State Legislator Director. He strongly believes hat 138% of people exaggerate. And never goes to bed without drinking a glass of used motor oil.
Olga Jones, Secretary
Olga Jones, The First Lady of Chicago ABATE. She has been a member of Chicago ABATE ever since Pat said “Here, sign this” Despite begging and pleading for someone to run against her Olga has held this position longer than time itself.
James “Jimbo” Palkovics, Treasurer
Jim AKA Jimbo has been a member of ABATE since 1947, The year he lost his virginity to a horse named Fred. Jimbo loves riding in the rain and enjoys movies with no meaning.
Kevin Curth, Legislative Director
Kevin has a been a member of ABATE since 1988. He currently rides a 1995 Electra Glide Classic with his wife Evie (also an ABATE Member). Kevin has been involved in motorcycling for over 30 years and served on the Chicagoland TFT board while overseeing the Northside Parking for the parade. He also maintained the TFT website as well as this website.
Enrique “Rick” Silva, State Board Representative
Rick has been a member since the mid something,. When he’s not raising turtles or working with ABATE, he dedicates his time The Latin American Motorcycles Association (LAMA).
Andy “Angler” Lago, Activities Director
Andy Lago. I could stop right there but what fun would that be. Andy befriended a mouse (he calls him Billy) when he was 6 years old. They joined ABATE in 1966.
Norine Carro, Public Relations
Norine joined ABATE in the summer of 1946 after serving 97 years in the army as a nurse. She wasn’t convinced someone they not being attacked by spiders when actually they were. Don’t tell PJ
Diane Shapiro, Safety & Education Director
Diane joined ABATE shortly after the Cuban Missile crises and is also involved with politics outside of ABATE. She once saved 6 penguins from being forced to eat non kosher food.
Dan “Scraps” Paoletti, Membership
Dan “Scraps” Paoletti, The man, the myth, the legend. This retired crime fighter didn’t even know he was joining ABATE. He thought he was buying a raffle ticket. He once dated 4 people at he same time.
John Kuppin, Alternate State Board Rep
John joined ABATE on a dare back in 1875 and has never regretted it. He once slept thru an AC/DC concert. He also has allowed small birds to live in his beard during the winter.
Oscar just got elected to the board so I don’t want to scare him off.
Debbe Kuppin, State Newsletter
I’m tired and I don’t want to do this anymore.
Kimberly Palkovics, Chapter Newsletter