AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS August 2023
With riding season now in full swing, your American
Legion Riders have several events on our calendar. Some
events are even competing for our attention. Here is our
“dance card” for the next few months or so:
Legacy Run Across Nebraska – 5/26 & 5/27
Flag Exchange @ Scheels – 5/26
Omaha Patriotic Parade – 5/27
Kearney ALR Poker Run – 6/3
Edgar ALR Poker run – 6/4
Benson ALR Thank A Vet Tour – Part 2 6/10
Palmyra Parade – 6/10
Hebron ALR Poker Run – 6/11
Milligan Parade – 6/11
Beatrice Homestead Days Parade – 6/24
Seward Parade – 7/4
Dwight Czech Festival Parade – 7/22
Wilber Czech Days Parade – 8/5
Milford Fun Days Parade – 8/18
Your Riders will have lots of fun opportunities for spreading the word about The American Legion and the American Legion Riders.
Remember that our Poker Run is coming up on September 9th. Again, you do NOT have to ride a motorcycle in order to participate. Some great prize money, more than likely a very high 50/50 payout, some fantastic silent auction items, and a fun time guaranteed! All proceeds will be split between the Javelan service dog project and Patriot Productions.
We are still in search of sponsors, so if you know of any companies (or
individuals) that would be interested in donating to our project, please let Bruce Gubser know and he will follow up.
Director, Lincoln ALR Chapter 3
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.
For History and info: https://www.legion.org/riders/about
ALR Post 3 Meeting minutes
September 21, 2023
Denton American legion Post 355
1959 Call to order- By Director
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to colors- by Director.
Prayer offered by Chaplain.
MIA chair– offered by Sgt at Arms
Pledge of Allegiance – lead by Director
Recitation of American Legion Rider Creed – by Director.
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Director - present
Assistant Director - present
Secretary - present
Treasurer - absent
Ride Captain - present
Sergeant at Arms – present
Self-Introduction of 14 members present at this meeting, 3 visitors.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary, The August meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and on August 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 39 paid members for 2023,
Financial Report – by Bruce Gubser for Treasurer, the August report was sent to all members on September 17th. The report indicated an ending balance of $3362.91. $41 was collected for the bunker fund at this meeting. Poker Run final report on our 2023 fund collection efforts by Bruce Gubser. Our efforts raised $2704.00 for donation to the two benefactors and $88 for the food bank. Gubser made a motion second by Streeter to increase donations to the two benefactors by $296 increasing the donation amount to $3000, or $1500 to each. Motion approved.
Streeter made a motion second by John Humphrey to add $12 to the $88 collected during our poker run for a donation of $100 to the food bank. Motion Approved.
Director - Introduced a guest from Patriotic Productions, Bill Williams, who highlighted their efforts, and the Director and Bruce Gubser presented him with our donation of $1500.
Assistant Director- nothing
Ride Captain – - report on upcoming rides and events,
Columbus Dinner Ride - Canceled due to weather threats so rescheduled to Sunday 24th and we will ride to Seward for Mexican.
November 12 Veterans parade Lincoln ride order has been sent to membership.
Sgt.at Arms – update about problems with potential members.
Reports from Committees-
Director – discuss and appoint a nomination committee for the 2024 election of ALR, Appointed Ray Paulson and Bruce Gubser. Our By laws require that nominations be made at the November 2023 Chapter meeting and the vote on officers will be at the December 2023 meeting to elect the 2024 Chapter officers.
Director- discussion about possible raffle item(s). Decision by group was made to identify firearm for the raffle. Tabled the discussion on final item and procedures to hold the raffle in 2024. Formed a committee of Mike Streeter, Ray Paulson, Jerry Hutchison and Bill Smisek to find a suitable item and may cost of up to $1000 Committee will make recommendation at October meeting.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Streeter – advised VA has a walk-in clinic for flu shots starts Monday 0900 to1500.
Bruce Gubser – Vietnam veterans- thank you. He also handed out official pins and other items.
Director – dues - renewals are coming up at the end of year. Get them in.
Next meeting date and place – Denton Legion Club on October 19th a meet and greet at 1800 meeting in 1900.
Closing Prayer- by Chaplain
Adjournment – Director
Meeting adjourned at 1942
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter, Secretary, September 25,2023