Greetings Fellow Riders and all, Thankfully, the weather is becoming more moderate. This means that more motorcyclists will be on the road. I ask my fellow Riders to keep their heads on a swivel and be aware of the actions of other drivers. I ask my fellow Legionnaires on four (or more) wheels to keep your eyes open for those of us on two- or three-wheels. Together, we can keep each other safe. I'd also like to take the opportunity to remind every one of our fundraiser Poker Run, scheduled for May 22nd. Anyone, regardless of mode of transportation, is welcome to participate. Registration will be from 10am until noon at Frontier Harley-Davidson on West O Street. Our designated charities for this year's proceeds are Pets for Vets and Guitars for Vets. Many brave troops return home with scars - both seen and unseen - that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life. At the same time, millions of wonderful companion animals wait in shelters for a forever home. Pets for Vets is the bridge that brings them together. When a Veteran is matched with the right pet, both lives change for the better. The Veteran saves the animal and welcomes him/her into a loving home. The pet provides the Veteran with unconditional love and support, easing stress, depression, loneliness, and anxiety. Guitars for Vets is a non-profit organization that teaches guitar to Veterans who are referred by doctors. The program is aimed at providing Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distress in a structured program that uses the healing power of music. The Veterans gather each week for a few hours of guitar lessons. The program gives the participants free lessons and loaner guitars. If the Veteran completes the 12-week program, the national G4V program sends the Veteran a new guitar which is theirs to keep. I hope to see many of you, even if you are not a Rider, come out on the 22nd of May and help our Legion Riders chapter raise funds for these two worthy causes. Note that you do not have to complete the designated route to be eligible for prizes. You will be able to draw your complete hand during registration if you wish.
Until next time, Ride Safe!
Bruce Gubser Commander 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
March 18, 2021
Denton American Legion Club Post #355
& ZOOM meeting on line
1800 meet and greet –Dinner furnished to members at their cost by Host.
1901 Call to order- By Commander
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors – by Commander
Prayer and MIA chair– By Chaplain
Pledge of Allegiance – By Commander
Recitation of American Legion Rider Creed
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary
Commander - present
Vice Commander – absent with approval
Ride Captain – present
Sergeant at Arms- absent
Self-Introduction of 17 members plus 3 on-line for ZOOM, 0 guest, and 0 prospective and 0 new members.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary
February 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised by e-mail to review on February 22nd. Call for corrections, additions or deletions, none needed. Motion to approve by Rick Stromer second by Glen Masek, motion approved.
Membership Report- by Secretary – 2021 paid membership is at 33, 2nd notice was sent to all needing to renew on or about March 2, 2021 via e-mail. Those who do not renew by April 1st will have their name removed from our membership roster.
Financial Report – by Treasurer
February's report sent to all members on March 15th, via e-mail. Balance for end of February was $3118.98 Bunker fund tonight was $52. Motion to approve by Chris Benson second by John Stevens, motion approved.
Reports from officers
Reports from Committees
Poker run planning discussion and decision on donation recipient. Still need raffle prizes and door prizes. Deadline is April 18th ALR meeting to notify the committee on donations and providing needed items as discussed at January meeting. Discussed process to accomplish the poker run. Start at1000 am ride to 1600 eat at 1630. Discussed raffle and other details. Reviewed needs. Flyers are being finalized and made available to advertise Poker Run the Commander will be sending out. Discussed the recipient of proceeds from poker run. Motion by Hank Bruner second by Jerry Hutchison to split and give proceeds and donate to: pets for vets, guitars for vets.
Streeter – resolution 19 action - upon a motion and unanimous approval at the February 18th meeting in accordance to the bylaws, of the American Legion Riders Chapter of Post 3 as amended in 2017.
“XV. Amendments a. These By-Laws may be amended at any regular Chapter meeting by vote of two thirds of the members attending such regular meeting, provided that the proposed amendment shall have been submitted in writing and read at the immediate preceding Chapter meeting, and provided further, that written or electronic notice of the proposed changes and the pending vote shall have been given to all members at least 10 days in advance of the date when such amendment is to be voted upon, notifying said members that at such meeting a proposal to amend the By-Laws is to be voted upon.”
Commander – none
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Saturday is the COG meting for breakfast.
Robert Enlow announced that on April 17th two of our riders Robert Enlow and Kathy Zitek are getting married and ALR membership is invited to attend and celebrate this event. Ceremony is at 1100, details will be e-mailed out.
Next meeting date and place
4-15-2021 Denton Legion Club as times 1800 meet and greet and meeting at 1900.
Closing Prayer- Chaplain
Adjournment – Commander
Meeting adjourned at: 1941
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Secretary March 19, 21021