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
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
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
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.
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
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
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
Baby, It’s Too Cold Outside to
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.”