Greetings fellow Riders and Legion Family members,
Well, Turkey Day is behind us, and Santa will be here before we know it. Not much happening with your American Legion Riders.
We completed our "Lack of Cents Challenge," with two riders amassing over 8,000 miles. Our two riders had several sponsors and as a result of those pledges, we were able to make a donation of over $500 to the American Legion's Child Welfare Foundation (CWF). As you may already know, the CWF was established in 1954 as a repository of funds from individuals who wished to contribute to the betterment of children in this country. Their foremost philanthropic priority is to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and youth by aiding progress in the field of child welfare through dissemination of knowledge about research, studies, surveys, projects, or by supporting programs and activities benefiting the welfare of children and youth.
Again, thank you to our wonderful sponsors for their pledges and to our Riders for supporting this charitable effort.
Our next meeting will be our Holiday Party, and will be held on Saturday, December 11th, at 2pm. We will be having a "Chinese Auction" gift exchange, but the most important item on the schedule is the election of officers for 2022. I hope to see as many Riders as possible on the 11th.
Until next time,
Ride (and drive) Safe!
Lincoln Chapter 3, ALR
Bruce Gubser 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 minutes
November 18, 2021
Denton American Legion Club Post #355
1800 meet and greet –Dinner furnished to members at their cost by Host.
1900 Call to order- By Director
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors – by Director
Prayer and MIA chair– By Director
ALR Creed- By Director
Pledge of Allegiance –Director
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Director – present
Assistant Director - present
Ride Captain – present
Sergeant at Arms- present
Self-Introduction of 22 members, 2 new members, 3 guest.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary
October 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised by e-mail to review on October 29th. Two corrections have been made one spelling error and the amount of funding given to the Gentry Family was corrected to $1300. Call for additional corrections, additions, or deletions, none needed. Motion to approve by Simmons, second by Paulson, motion approved.
Membership Report- by Secretary – 2021 paid membership is at 44. 2022 paid membership is at 20.
Financial Report – by acting Treasurer Lori Gubser
October's report sent to all members on November15th, via e-mail. Balance for end of October was $3623.18 Bunker fund tonight was $70. Motion to approve by Masek second by Bevard, motion approved.
Reports from officers
- Director – reviewed the lack of cents challenge, the intent to raise funds for use by ALR. . There were two participants in 2021.
- Assistant Director – reviewed the work of the nomination committee. Reviewed the contribution made to the Gentry family.
- Secretary – applications - reviewed changes made.
- Treasurer – nothing
- Ride Captain – requested of membership to start the process for rides and poker runs in 2022 as soon as possible.
- Sergeant at Arms – nothing
Reports from Committees
Assistant Director Paulson reported on the Nominations from the nominating committee. They are: Director- Neil Larson
Assistant Director- Ray Paulson
Treasurer- Dave Dietz or Jody Schmale
Secretary- Mike Streeter
Sgt. at Arms- Ron Bevard or Robert Underwood or Robert (Hale) Enlow
Road Captain- William Smisek
Streeter - Discussion on large amount of funds in our treasury ($3623.18) balance. The question raised should we donate some of this to another cause in 2021. Suggested we follow up with Robert Enlow’s suggestion from October meeting.
Enlow - introduced the officers of the UNL Veterans Center, Tyler Kluthe the treasurer and Rod Venegas the president, asking that they be allowed to address the group. They did and recommended that the ALR could help with an event called “The things they carry ruck march” and their efforts to help veterans families in time of stress, they have other events coming up to help with prevention of suicide by veterans. Discussed this and bottom line is funding is used to raise awareness and offer opportunity to help veterans thinking about suicide and hopefully give them assistance. Motion by Streeter to provide $500 to the UNL Veterans Center, Second by Paulson, motion approved.
Director – Bell ringing will be on December 1st at Hobby Lobby on O Street at 66th. The signup sheet is with the Director and an email will be sent by Streeter asking for volunteers.
Volunteers are still needed.
Director – “Lack of cents challenge” Director rode 5320 miles and collected $486.45 that will be donated to ALR general fund, Enlow reported that he rode 3000 miles and donated $60 to the General Fund. The director recommended that this donation be deposited into the General Fund and given to the American Legion Child's Welfare Foundation. Simmons made a motion to donate all the funds collected and deposited into the ALR General Fund from this challenge, to the American Legion Child's Welfare Foundation second by Lori Gubser, motion approved.
Assistant Director – Voting -allowing absentee ballots- we will vote on officers in December. Please get nominations to him by November 30th, and we will have a ballot. Made up and sent to all members via e-mail on December 4th, absentee ballots will be accepted but must be returned by midnight on December 9th.
Olsen made motion to increase tip to $25 second by Hutchinson – Bruce Gubser discussed the fact that the individual should be responsible to tip the server, not the ALR.
Other Comment for the Good of the Chapter
Road Captain reported that on December 3rdat 6 PM Santa Ride hosted by the VFW west A post.
Muggy reported on Elks club Youth activities and programs, and how members could get involved and support this effort.
Bevard discussed a program he was made aware of that involved giving donations of a stuffed animal to fire departments to be given to Children involved in traumatic incidents, tabled until 2022.
Next meeting date and place
12-11-2021 at 1400 Denton Legion Club – Christmas party/meeting and election of 2022 officers. Discussed that member will bring deserts, Motion by Streeter to have the chapter pay for the food on all members, second by Masek motion carried. Gift exchange will be held with a $20 limit on gifts.
Closing Prayer- Chaplain
Adjournment – Director
Meeting adjourned at: 2009
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Secretary, November 22, 2021.
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