Green Valley/Sahuarita, Arizona
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
May 8 , 2017 at 3:30 pm
(2nd Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW OFFICERS:
President Dave Palmer
1st Vice President Pennie Prather
Treasurer Rob Meyer
Secretary Shelley Wogman
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The Legion Riders will hold fundraising dinners on the first Friday of the month. We need HELP! Contact our committee organizing this: Dave Palmer
Every two weeks we have "social" rides to a location for breakfat (warmer months) or lunch (cooler months). These are normally the 2nd and 4th Mondays.
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Post 66 has a Riders Chapter. We are governed by a constitution / by-laws . Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month at 3:30 pm. There will be NO meetings during the summer (June, July, August). After the summer meeting break, the 1st ALR meeting will be the 2nd Monday of the month in September. Usually, a pre-meeting social ride at 12 or 12:30 pm will occur.
We have a healthy and growing membership. If you belong to the Legion family (member, Auxiliary or SAL), have a motorcycle in your household, and would like to support Legion functions through your love of motorcycles, then WE WANT YOU!! Fill out the application with your $10.These forms can be found at the Post 66 office as we want YOU to join also!
The ALR National Convention news recently reaffirmed that Legion mebers can only belong to one post but can belong to more than one ALR! They also stated that a person cannot wear the ALR patch if they are not ALR members in good standing. Unauthorized selling, making or wearing ALR patches has resulted in lawsuits.
Patches can be ordered at the monthly meeting or by seeing Diane in the front office.
As an ALR chapter, we need to send in a report each May 1 to AZ ALR on time spent doing Legion/ALR activities. Each member should write hours spent on their own calendar so they can give this information to the ALR secretary for the annual report. Thanks!
Since becoming an ALR Chapter, many rides/activities have been distributed to us for our veteran's benefit and support. We plan to pubish this info with a monthly e-mail distribution (we need YOUR e-mail). These e-mails will give a brief schedule of short notice support rides that include Patriot Guard mission, Missing in America projects (burial of vets with no family), honor flight missions, etc.
Info will also be included in the Alert newsletter and we will post information on rides/activities/etc on the ALR 66 bulletin board which is by the library door. Generally, we plan on a shorter pre-meeting ride about noon, returning to the Post in time for the 3:30 pm monthly meeting. In summary, this site, the e-mail distribution list, our bulletin board and Post flyers will give you the information you need.
We are the official "Soiled Flag Disposal Team." If you can help burn flags that are no longer serviceable, see (contact) VP Dave Palmer.
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The purpose of the Chapter is to:
(a) to participate in parades and other ceremonies that are within the aims and purposes of American Legion Post 66;
(b) to promote motorcycle safety programs;
(c) to provide a social atmosphere for Post motorcycle riders;
(d) to support charitable causes with American Legion parameters;
(e) to encourage participation in Patriot Rider ceremonies honoring fallen veterans;
(f) to honor present day soldiers returning home and/or deploying; and
(g) to participate in funerals of Post members when requested.
Car and Bike Show
Sat. April 22
Application forms in the lobby.
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Legion Riders Officers
The ALR Chapter sponsors fund-raising dinners on the 1st Friday of each month. These are designated as Discount, Dine & Dance affairs since the dinners are generally $8 to $10, basic good meals, tickets in advance, and start at 5:25 pm. The Post band always starts at 6:30 pm for a complete evening for sponsor and spouse and FRIENDS! We need HELP!!!
1) The "Get ToKnow Your Post Program" is similar to the state-wide poker runs. Contact Barry Lucas for details. ALR 66 has several members involved withrdes throughout the year at various state-wide locations.
Please see the State Website for more ALR news/events at azalr.yolasite.com Patriot Guard activities and funerals will be sent to you via e-mail since they are usually short notice.