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
Denton American Legion Club Post #355
On-line for ZOOM conference meeting at same time
1902 call to order- By Commander Gubser
Present Colors and MIA Chair
Attention to Colors
Prayer and MIA chair– By Chaplin Masek
Pledge of Allegiance
Recitation of American Legion Rider Creed
Officer Roll Call – by Secretary Streeter
Commander - Present
Vice Commander - Present
Secretary - Present
Treasurer - Present
Ride Captain - Absent
Sergeant at Arms - Present on ZOOM
Self-Introduction of 15 members plus 2 on Zoom, 3 Guests and 1 prospective new member.
Minutes from previous meeting – by Secretary
May 2020 meeting minutes were posted on the Post 3 ALR web page and all members were advised by e-mail to review on 5/23/2020. Call for corrections, additions or deletions, none needed. Motion to approve made by Stevens second by Hanseling, motion approved.
Membership report – 2020 year stands at 37 active members.
Financial Report – by Treasurer Dietz
May report sent to all members via e-mail on June 14, 2020. Balance for End of May was $3373.56. Bunker fund tonight was $62. Motion to approve report made by Gilbertson second by Masek, motion approved.
Reports from officers
- July 18, 2020 Nebraska ALR Exoskeleton Poker Run, starting in Lincoln 1000, last out 1200
Reminder on ALR State Romp September 18 through 20th Benson American Legion Post 112 will host, and they are asking for preregistration, info on Nebraska ALR Face book page.
ALR post 374 Omaha/Millard sponsoring a poker run August 15th to support operation comfort warriors.
ALR Post 16 Norfolk will be hosting a Legacy Ride on June 20th leaving Norfolk at 0900 going into Iowa returning to Norfolk in the afternoon. Must be preregistered, registration form is available for Secretary Streeter or the Nebraska ALR face book page.
Reports from Committees
Motion by Streeter second by Stevens to donate $500 from ALR general fund to the National American Legion for support of the Legion Legacy Scholarship fund in 2020. Motion approved.
Other Comments for the Good of the Chapter
Post 3 Commander Dr. Jackson reported Post 3 will be starting their monthly meeting in July or August depending on the Elks club availability in Lincoln.
Next meeting date and place – July 16th same time and place. May not have a ZOOM meeting we will advise details.
Closing Prayer- Chaplin Masek
Adjournment – by Commander
Meeting adjourned at: 1945
Respectfully submitted by Mike Streeter Post 3 ALR Secretary June 19, 2020
Comrades and friends,
Save the date! The end of quarantine was just announced! Octemburary 54th. Okay --- funny or not --- it does seem like we’ve been sequestered since forever ago, and it seems like we will be sequestered until sometime around the 10th of never. The good news is that things appear to be opening up. I actually had a sit-down lunch inside a restaurant today. Who’d have thought it would be remarkable to make that statement aloud? Since our usual venue for meetings (Denton Post 355) has been closed (like everywhere else), there have been no ALR meetings for the past couple of months. The chapter leadership decided to try a virtual meeting for May. As I write this on May 18th, the meeting is only a few days away. By the time you read this, we will have held the meeting. I’m hopeful that the meeting is wellattended. At the meeting, we will discuss riding plans for the upcoming months. We’ll try to keep the calendar which appears on Page 1 updated. It can be found on the Post 3 website. https://lincolnpost3.org/ May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather, it’s time to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists. Riders who have been cooped up all winter are excited to be out on the road again, but that shouldn’t stop them from using caution. Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, checking mirrors, and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing. Distracted driving has been on the rise, too. Distractions during driving could mean the difference between seeing a motorcyclist or not when preparing to......change lanes. Don’t let one text change anyone’s life forever! Riders need to take precautions as well. Take a defensive driving course, wear protective gear, and keep your bike in its best working condition. Also, be aware of any road hazards and dangerous weather conditions. Most of all, enjoy your ride --- and make it home again!
Until next time, Ride Safe!
Commander Post 3 American Legion Riders