The weather is warming (and humidity is on the rise), the backroads are clear, and our bikes and trikes need some miles added to the odometers! We just held our Poker Run fundraiser on Sunday, May 22nd. Although we had far fewer participants this year, due to a number of other competing events in the area, we had good results in our fundraising efforts for our chosen charities, Pets for Vets and Guitars for Vets. Through the efforts of some 25 riders (plus passengers, in some cases), playing 49 poker hands, participating in a 50/50, a raffle, a couple of donations, and a silent auction, we were able to raise $792. We’ve already received another donation of $8 to make it an even $800 to be split between the charities. Well done, Riders and all!!!
A few of our Riders are also participating in another fundraiser for our Chapter, called the “Lack of ‘Cents’ Challenge.” In this challenge, riders solicit support by way of pledges per mile ridden on their bike or trike
between now and the end of October. Pledges can be in any amount, including fractions of cents. The charity, or charities, selected to receive the results of have not yet been selected, but the intent is to keep the donation local and in a way that benefits Veterans. Our local community and Veterans have endured so much during this past year, and now that we are making our way back to “normal,” many of our charities have continued to struggle. Our goal is to ride 10,000 miles as a group.
With COVID-related restrictions being lifted or relaxed, many communities who cancelled activities last year are on track with their celebrations this year, and we anticipate participating in several parades in the coming months. We very much enjoy representing The American Legion, our sponsoring Post, and our ALR Chapter in communities in the surrounding area. We currently have plans for, or at least are aware of, about a dozen parades in communities from Wymore in the south to Ashland in the north, and from Hebron in the west to Weeping Water in the east.
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 agenda
May 20, 2021
Denton American Legion Club Post #355
& ZOOM meeting online
1800 meet and greet –Dinner furnished to members at their cost by Host.
1901 Call to order- By Director
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors – by Director
Prayer and MIA chair– By Chaplain
Pledge of Allegiance – By Director
Recitation of American Legion Rider Creed
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Director - present
Assistant Director - present
Ride Captain – present
Sergeant at Arms- present
Self-Introduction of 20 members plus 0 online for ZOOM, 2 guest, and 0 prospective and 0 new members.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary
April 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised by e-mail to review on April 17. Call for corrections, additions or deletions, none needed. Motion to approve by John Stevens, second by Jerry Hutchison, motion approved.
Membership Report- by Secretary – 2021 paid membership is at 38.
Financial Report – by Lori Gubser for Treasurer
April's report sent to all members on May 14th, via e-mail. Balance for end of April was $3108.18 Bunker fund tonight was $90. Motion to approve by Brad Christian, second by Glen Masek, motion approved.
Reports from officers
Advised about Thunder on the Missouri 7 ride on May 30th from Sgt. Bluff Iowa to South Sioux City Freedom park Vietnam veteran’s wall replica. Line up at 1400 at 901 Topaz Drive in Sgt. Bluff for a ride.
Advised about MDA Poker run June 12th registration at Frontier HD starting at 0900 to 1200 goes to Waverly, Louisville, Memphis, Valparaiso and ends at Frontier HD Last bike in 1700.
Advised about the VA Coffee House for May on the 28th at the Auld Pavilion Antelope Park in Lincoln 1000 to 1300.
Reports from Committees
Poker run –Lori Gubser reviewed volunteer assignments. Everything is a go.
Streeter –Eagle Fun Day Parade, June 26th, 1230 to 1430. Road Captain will need to do a ride order and the Secretary has submitted the registration form.
Streeter- Lincoln Veterans Parade on November 7 Starts at 1400 (2PM) Road Captain will need to do a ride order and the Secretary has submitted registration form.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Glen Masek advised that the Val Days are June 4th through 6th.
Lori Gubser Post 3 American Legion Aux. event August 7th, 1400 to1600, gathering for women.
Streeter Hickman Blood drive June 16th, sponsored by Hickman Legion Post and Local area VWF’s.
Grand Island Riders Chapter 53, Freedom and Independence poker run. July 17th registration 0815 to 0945, $15 entry and $10 for second hand.
Glenda Scherz advised about the Operation Hope 9/11 For Our Veterans Poker Run on 9/11/2021 to benefit Christmas gifts for veterans.
Next meeting date and place
6-17-2021 Denton Legion Club as times 1800 meet and greet and meeting at1900.
Closing Prayer- Chaplain
Adjournment – Director
Meeting adjourned at: 1930
Respectfully submitted May 21, 2021 by Mike Streeter Secretary
2021 Parade Schedule provided by Director Gubser
Date. Time. Parade Name. City Check-in/Staging
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