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
January 19, 2020
Denton American Legion Post 355, Denton, NE
1902 Call to order- By Commander Schmale
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors and Pledge of Allegiance – By Commander Schmale
MIA Chair – By Sergeant. at Arms
Prayer – By Commander Gubser
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary - Dave Dietz absent
Change of Chapter Command – 2020 Officers sworn in By State ALR liaison Marty Timberlake
New Members- self-introductions none
Members in Attendance – self-introductions 16 members present
Guests – sponsor-introductions Marty Timberlake State Liaison for ALR
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary Streeter
December 2019 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised to review on 12/29/2019. Call for corrections, additions or deletions, none needed. Request for motion to approve made by Simmons second by Stevens motion approved.
Membership report – 2020 year stands at 21 active members.
Financial Report – by Treasurer – Bruner filling in for Dietz
December report sent to all members via e-mail on January 11, 2020. Balance for End of year 2019 was $3573.98. Collected this meeting for the bunker fund was $64 minus a $20 gratuity for the server at the Denton Legion Club. Request for motion to approve report made by Simmons second by Gilbertson motion approved.
Reports from officers
- Commander Gubser introduction and stated goals for year, the Legacy Scholarship fund is one of our priorities, reminder of Buddy Check on 22nd in Lincoln
o 2020 Appointments: Chaplin Glen Masek
- Vice Commander Paulson- Introduction and statement of goals for 2020. Priority is honoring fallen with honor guards and flag lines.
- Secretary Streeter-
o Correspondence - none
o Other matters - renewal of memberships e-mail sent
- Treasurer - Absent
- Ride Captain- please send him e-mails to be sure of accuracy and response for communication on matters.
- Sergeant at Arms- Nothing to report
Reports from Committees
None formed at this time.
Ed Muggy – Post 3 donated $300 to Post 355 Denton Legion Club. Post 3 also matched our $300 donation to the Buddy Check.
Rick Simmons reported on the plan to do the floor at the Denton Legion Club.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Streeter - Fish Fry’s Hickman legion, March 6, 20 and April 3.
Commander -reported on Vettix .org for information on sporting event free tickets. Reminded of additional services for vets and disabled vets.
Road Captain Smisek - reminded of the COG breakfast on Saturday 18th at the Flying J Gretna interchange all riders invited.
Next meeting date and placeFebruary 20, 2020 same time and place.
Closing Prayer- Commander Gubser
Adjournment – Commander Gubser
Meeting adjourned at: 1938 THE END
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Secretary January 17, 2020
Comrades and friends,
Thank you, so much, for entrusting me to lead our outstanding group for the next year. I am humbled and honored to serve you.
It is my intent to have an officers' meeting at some point before installation so that we can discuss how best to support our individual members, our chapter, and the various good works of The American Legion at large.
So that everyone can have a common understanding, I wanted to remind you of our purposes as American Legion Riders:
- Participate in Parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of The American Legion.
- To provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members, including the Auxiliary and SAL, who share the same motorcycling interest.
- To use our association as Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL members to promote and support programs of The American Legion through service to our Community, State and Nation.
My stated charity for 2020 is The American Legion Legacy Scholarship program. As you may already know, The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. My goal for 2020 is to raise and donate to the Legacy Scholarship program at least $1,000 through various fundraising events like poker runs, raffles, and other activities. I know this is a lofty goal for our small chapter, but I ask for your assistance in achieving this goal because I am confident that we can do this (and more!). I am open to any and all suggestions on fundraising so that we can meet and exceed this goal, and I eagerly anticipate working alongside you in 2020 so we can achieve success.
I look forward to the coming year for some fun, some camaraderie, and some riding!
Installation of officers will be at our next meeting on 16 January 2020 at the Denton Legion building. I hope you can join us for dinner and the meeting.
For God and Country,