Post 3 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.


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Membership Requirements

   

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.

     

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2018 Officers

Leadership 2018

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

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Minutes December Meeting

Meeting Held Denton Legion Club

   

                        

ALR Post 3 Meeting minutes 

December 20, 2018 


1811 Call to order- By Commander Schmale   


Present Colors and MIA Chair 

Attention to Colors and Pledge of allegiance – by Commander Schmale 


Opening Introductions 

New Members- self introductions –none

Officers –self introductions 

Members in Attendance – self Introductions – 13 total members present 

Guests – introductions – 8


Correspondence received for information or for action by membership 

NONE


Reports from officers 

Commander – Schmale- thanked members that participated in the Salvation Army bell ringing on December 13th. Thanked members that participated in the Wreaths across America events, held in Lincoln this month 

Vice Commander - Hutchison – nothing new.

Treasurer – Dietz – 

November 2018 report sent to all membership on December 18, 2018, Total for end of November 2018 $2,273.33, nothing was collected for bunker fund at this meeting. Motion to approve report by Streeter second by Bevard, motion approved.  

Secretary Streeter- 

November meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page for all members review and membership notified via e-mail on 11-20-2018. Call for additions, correction, revisions. Motion to approve by minutes by Dietz second by Hutchison, motion approved. 

Secretary Streeter – 

Reported on membership- 2018 paid membership is at 46. 

2019 paid membership is 23. Notices via-e-mail were sent to all who have not paid 2019 membership on December, 9th as a reminder. 

Sgt. At Arms Gilbertson - absent

Road Captain Smisek –none 

Old Business 

Streeter – Years of service recognition official Rocker saying “Serving ALR Since YEAR”, the cost would be very high to have a local vendor make each person a rocker patch. Will check with Omaha ALR as they have a vendor that makes their patches. Tabled until January meeting. 

Commander - Nominations for 2019 officers reviewed. Commander made three calls for additional nominations for each office with none being received nominations closed. The below people were approved for these offices by voice vote with 13 voting to elect and no one vetoing in opposition.  


The 2019 Post 3 ALR officers are:

Commander – Jody Schmale

Vice Commander- Jerry Hutchison

Treasurer- Dave Dietz

Secretary – Mike Streeter

Sgt. at Arms – Ray Gilbertson

Road Captain – William Smizek


New Business none 

Comments from Floor –none 

Next meeting date and place – 

Next meeting January 17, 2019 at the Denton Legion Club meet and greet with food served at 1800 meeting at 1900.

Commanders raffle drawing- none

Closing Prayer- By Commander Schmale

Retirement of Colors – By Commander Schmale

Meeting adjourned at: 1826 


Following this meeting there was held a celebration of the season Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members.  To those not in attendance we missed you, we enjoyed good food and great comradeship. 

Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Secretary December 21, 2018   

                        


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Commanders Message

October-December

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

Baby, It’s Too Cold Outside to

Ride!

Fall is officially here, and Winter has already been sneaking

it’s icy fingers around the corner. I just saw my neighbors

had their Christmas tree up already. T he American Legion

Riders of Chapter 3 – Lincoln have tucked in their babies for

the winter, except for a couple crazy guys who will ride ANYTIME.

Our group was busy through a lot of the Summer, but Winter still has things

for us to do. Our December meeting will bring election of officers to serve in

2019. If called upon, we will still stand a Flag Line, but our ranks will be fewer

in number. We trade parades for planning our annual Poker Run.

There has been talk of moving our Poker Run to a different time in the

summer. June is a super busy time where there can be 3 or more Poker Runs in a

weekend. It makes it tough to get people to come support our causes. Members

are encouraged to give solid suggestions on when they feel this event should

happen. We are also open to suggestions on raffle prizes. Sometimes, you do

something for so long you miss opportunities to do something new that can

make your event better.

ALR members also need to send in their membership dues for 2019. Dues

are now $20 for the year, in addition to the Legion, Auxiliary, or SAL dues that

should be paid FIRST. The first requirement of being a Rider is being a part of

the Legion Family. Watch your email for the membership form and send it in as

soon as you can.

The Department of Nebraska ALR family has gotten bigger. Statewide, we

are up to 42 chapters. The newest one to get its charter is sponsored by Benson

American Legion Post 112. I wish them success and love to see we are still

expanding and gaining a presence in our communities.

For those of you wondering how our showing of the movie “Sgt Stubby: An

American Hero” went, I have a disappointing report. The first showing had about

20 viewers, and the second had less than 10. The Edgewood Theatre was great

to work with, and I appreciate all the help I got from them and the production

company (Fun Academy Productions). I know that the movie will be available

on DVD, just in time for Christmas. Copies of the movie can be pre-ordered on

funacademystudios.com, then go to the “Shop” tab. Movies can be purchased

on Blu-Ray or DVD, in addition to other miscellaneous merchandise. I know

I’ll be getting some copies for family and friends. Maybe consider getting a

copy for a school library to expose younger kids to a view of World War I that

not many get.

To wrap up for the year, I want to thank everyone for all their help this year

and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. To quote an

episode of M*A*S*H that I just watched, “Happy New Year. Let’s hope the new

one is better than the last.”

Jody Schmale

Commander

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