It was a pleasure to help welcome motorcyclists from across Pennsylvania to A.B.A.T.E.'s annual Motorcyclist's Rights Rally held at the State Capitol on June 2. I want to express my appreciation to the organization and to Charlie Umbenhauer who presented me with a large replica of the Speaker's gavel.
On April 10 I was honored to be presented with the Indiana University President's Medal of Distinction. This award honors citizens of the state and region whose contributions in the area of professional achievement and public service are of national significance. Pictured with me, left to right, are 2014 ATHENA Recipient Kelly Polando; Female Civic Leader Recipient Vera Bonnet; me; Male Civic Leader Recipient William Stancombe; and ATHENA Recipient Commissioner Rod Ruddock.