Greetings Riders and all,
On January 19th, the 2023 officers of the Post 3 American Legion Riders were installed by Post 3 Commander, Gerry Wolf.
The new officers are:
Director: Neil Larson, Assistant Director: John Humphrey, Treasurer: Lori Gubser, Ride Captain: Bruce Gubser, Secretary: Mike Streeter, Sergeant-at- Arms: Ron Bevard, Chaplain: Glen Masek.
Our annual Poker Run is set for September 9th. A committee was formed for the logistics.
Other runs and events for 2023 were announced and discussed. Submitted by Neil Larson
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.
For History and info: https://www.legion.org/riders/about
ALR Post 3 Meeting minutes.
February 16, 2023
1909 Call to order- By Director
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Pledge of Allegiance – lead by Director
Prayer and MIA chair– offered by Chaplain.
Recitation of American Legion Rider Creed – read by Director.
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Assistant Director - present
Ride Captain -absent
Sergeant at Arms – Ron Bevard deceased on 1/26/2023.
Self-Introduction of 10 members present online at this meeting,
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary, The January meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and on January 23rd all members were advised by email and asked to review, call for additions, corrections, or deletions. Minutes submitted.
Membership report - by Secretary, currently we have 33 paid members for 2023.
Financial Report – by Director for Treasurer, the January report was sent to all members on February 10th the report indicated an ending balance of 2,574.76. Report submitted by Director for Treasurer.
Reports from officers
Reports from Committees
Report from Poker run committee – Bruce Gubser is looking for sponsorships,
Director - discussion on where the poker run funds raised will be used, discussed giving, proceeds to the people who furnish dogs to veterans, the Javelin group. No decision and tabled for next meeting.
Director – Cornhusker boys state event, we will be supporting one boy to attend Cornhusker State this funding was provided to Steve Bartos for this event. Post 3 will choose the boy we are sponsoring to attend based upon our recommendations.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Streeter – From Ride Captain – upcoming events on May 13 and June 10, we are invited to join the Benson ALR group for a “Thank A Veteran” tours to nursing homes in the Omaha area. Stops at locations where senior Veterans are living to say hi and thank you for their service.
Streeter- for Road Captain- We are invited to join the Frontier Harley HOG group on a “Tour of Honor” trophy run ride around Nebraska that is scheduled for April 1 and 2nd Goal is to visit seven Nebraska memorial sites over the two days. Meet at Frontier HD at 0600 on April 1st. Length of ride may be up to +- 1000 miles.
Streeter- donation of saddle, back rest, tour pack back rest to sale for benefit of the ALR group.
Director - discussed the appointment of a replacement for the Ron Bevard deceased Sergeant at Arms. No decision made will find a replacement and follow Bylaws for appointment to fill term of Ron Bevard who has passed away.
Next meeting date and place – Denton Legion Club on March 16th, a meet and greet at 1800 meeting at 1900.
Closing Prayer- by Chaplain
Adjournment – Director
Meeting adjourned at 1956.
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter, Secretary 2/19/2023