Greetings Fellow Legion Riders,
Legionnaires, and Legion Family,
It has been a very busy summer for your
Lincoln Chapter 3 American Legion
Riders. Since my last note to you, we
have participated in several parades and
numerous other activities. I want to
thank, once again, all those Riders and
supporters who make our participation in
all these events possible. Without that
support, we would not be able to do what
we do. We've been in parades from
Milford, to Seward, to Dewitt, to Dwight,
to Wilber, to Eagle, and beyond.
Our riders have participated in flag lines
honoring deceased veterans and
community heroes. A couple of weeks ago, we were
privileged to participate in a ceremony
honoring the service and sacrifice of LPD
Investigator Mario Herrera, who tragically
lost his life last year while serving an
arrest warrant. It is such an honor and
privilege to be able to provide even a small tribute to these heroes, and we are happy to do it.
As I write this, America lost 13 heroes in Afghanistan, most of them under the age of 25, and one of them from Omaha. Your American Legion Riders stand ready to honor this brave Marine’s service and sacrifice when we learn about his memorial/funeral service details. A sad duty, for sure. But one we are proud, humbled and honored to do.
Until next time,
Ride (and Drive) Safe!
Director, Lincoln Chapter 3
American Legion Riders
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are NOT a motorcycle club!
We are a part of the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, members of the American Legion “Family” (Legionnaires, Sons and Auxiliary members) who have joined together to ride our motorcycles for fun and fellowship and to remember and dedicate our self to our original purpose. Service to Our Country.
Being a part of the American Legion, the Riders are committed to:
1. Mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs for them in our communities,
2. Advocating patriotism and honor,
3. Promoting strong national security, and
4. Continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each local Riders chapter manages its programs at the post level. Annually the Post 3 Riders are part of many projects and events.
American Legion Riders Post #3 Lincoln, NE
The requirements for membership are.
A. An individual must be a current member of one of the following:
1. An American Legion Post
2. An American Legion Auxiliary Unit
3. A Sons of the American Legion Squadron
B. Each individual shall in order to establish and maintain membership, own (name on title) a motorcycle of at least 350cc in size (no ATV's) that is licensed and insured as required by Nebraska state law.
C.Each individual must have paid the required dues and submitted any required documentation annually.
Dues and Documentation of Membership
a. Dues will be $20.00 per annual year. To remain a member annual dues will be required to be paid by April 1st, each year.
b. To insure accurate information on members is maintained, Members annually shall verify that the information contained on their original application is current and correct or provide any changes to the information at time of renewal of membership.
c. Persons joining the Chapter at any time during the year will be required to submit a completed Post 3 ALR application to verify they meet membership requirements and pay the annual dues for that year.
Membership qualification may be verified at any time by the Sergeant at Arms.
ALR Post 3 Meeting minutes
September 16, 2021
Denton American Legion Club Post #355
1800 meet and greet –Dinner furnished to members at their cost by Host.
1900 Call to order- By Assistant Director
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors – by Assistant Director
Prayer and MIA chair– By Chaplain
Pledge of Allegiance – By Assistant Director
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Director – absent,
Assistant Director - present
Ride Captain – present
Sergeant at Arms- present
Self-Introduction of 15 members, 0 guest, and 1 prospective and 2 new members.
New members introduced their self, they are Robert Underwood and Josh Clausen.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary
August 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised by e-mail to review on August 22nd. Call for corrections, additions or deletions, none needed. Motion to approve by Simmons second by Stevens, motion approved.
Membership Report- by Secretary – 2021 paid membership is at 41.
Financial Report – by Treasurer
August report sent to all members on September 12th, via e-mail. Balance for end of August was $3893.18 Bunker fund tonight was $63. Motion to approve by Streeter second by Masek, motion approved.
Reports from officers
Reports from Committees
Ron Bevard Discuss the planning of a ride to the Vets Home in Kearney, options for dates and times lots of requirements discussed. No new information may need schedule in the future. Upon motion of Streeter second by Muggy, tabled until spring 2022.
Assistant Director- Discussed Death of Kaylean Gentry the wife of Brandon Gentry both VFW riders this was discussed in the August meeting, Streeter made a motion to donate $500 to support this cause and help this family in time of need instead of giving to Comfort Warrior’s as previously approved by membership , second by Masek motion approved.
Assistant Director –none
Robert Underwood – suggested he would host a poker run to benefit Corporal Page’s family, looking for assistance, will be held before November 6th. Suggested October 23rd to hold. After discussion, we will support via volunteerism.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Streeter- reported that Benson ALR will hold a “Remembrance Run” poker run on September 18th registration 0900 – 1100 At Benson Post, 8901 Military Rd., Omaha Cost $20 single $15 for passenger.
Streeter – reported on October 16th Frontier HOG chapter poker run “ride for a cure” Registration at Frontier Harley 205 NW 40TH Lincoln from 1000 to 1200
Streeter – reminder that the Vets parade in Lincoln is on 11-7 parade starts at 1400 will need to line up at 1300. More info to follow.
Next meeting date and place
10-21-2021 Denton Legion Club same times 1800 meet and greet and meeting at1900.
Closing Prayer- Chaplain
Adjournment – Assistant Director
Meeting adjourned at: 1952
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter, Secretary, September 21, 2021