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.
Commander: Jody Schmale
Vice-Commander: Jerry Hutchison
Chaplain: Terry King
Secretary/Membership: MiKe Streeter
Treasurer: Dave Dietz
Road Captain/Webmaster: William Smisek
Sergeant-at-Arms: Ray Gilbertson
Next Meeting Third Thursday of Every Month. 7:00 PM, Denton Legion Club
Last Meeting Minutes
Legion Post 355, Denton, NE
1800 -meet and greet –Dinner furnished to members at their cost by Host.
1905 Call to order- By Vice Commander Hutchison
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors and Pledge of allegiance – by Vice Commander Hutchison
MIA Chair –by Vice Commander Hutchison
Prayer – by Hubert Olsen
New Members- self introductions – none
Officers –self introductions accomplished
Members in Attendance – self Introductions – 16 total members present
Guests – introductions – Chris Bensen
Correspondence received for information or for action by membership
Vice Commander Hutchison – None
Reports from officers
Commander Schmale – absent
Vice Commander Hutchison – report on dinner ride to Sterling
Treasurer Dietz –reviewed his report sent to all members via e-mail 7-17-2018. Total for June 2018 of $4,716.08. Collected $54 for bunker fund at this meeting. Motion to accept by Ray Gilbertson second by Hank Bruner, motion approved.
Secretary Streeter- June meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page for all members review membership notified via e-mail on July 6, 2018. Call for additions, correction, revisions. Motion to approve minutes by Dave Dietz second by Ray Paulson, motion approved.
Secretary Streeter – reported on membership- 2018 paid membership is at 46.
Sgt. At Arms Gilbertson - nothing
Road Captain Smisek – rides discussed for future ride orders that will be needed. Hay Days 7/28/2018, Milford Parade 7/28/2018, Dwight parade date unknown for sure, Wilber Czech Days 8/4/2018.
Vice Commander Hutchison – decisions on use of remainder of funds we have collected in 2018 until July meeting. Motion by Mike Streeter to donate $500 to Legacy Scholarship fund second Roger Hanseling, show of hands vote - motion approved. With pending donation of $1023.75 to Post 3 and purchase of $500 gift card and $500 donation to Legacy Scholarship fund we will have some funds left over.
Vice Commander Hutchison - discussion on 2019 poker run- what do we want to do as attendance is bleak last two years, why is no one showing up. Where were our members? Format change? Date change? Venue? Advertising? Discussed no solutions or suggestions voted on.
Vice Commander Hutchison – none
Treasurer Dietz reported on Del Scott’s crash and his visit with him, is in bad shape, Del was a past member of our group.
Comments from Floor – Vice Commander Hutchison - none
Next meeting date and place – August 16th same time and place.
Commanders raffle drawing- not done
Closing Prayer- Hubert Olsen
Retirement of Colors – By Vice Commander Hutchison
Meeting adjourned at: 1934
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Secretary July 20, 2018
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