Thank you to all the Riders and Veterans
who supported Veteranís Day events throughout the community. On
November 9th the Riders and Veterans visited Thomas
Jefferson High School and participated in the annual Veteranís Day
Events. Its important kids understand who real Veterans are and they
not gain their impression from Hollywood movies. Thank you for
giving back to the community Bill Allan, Donna Allan, Bob
Armitage, Tom Bodner, Mike Dudenas, Ed Harmon, Larry Jageman, Lee
Phillips, Margie Phillips and Mark Smith. And Thanks to
Debbie Michalski for opening up Post 712 early and sending our
Vetís off with donuts and hot coffee on what was a cold and rainy
Congratulations to Erich Collins for winning the Warm and
Cozy Raffle on November 6th. Erich, or as he is better
known, ďRoach,Ē won a whopping $410 in gift cards, plus a Wendell
August Tray of Pittsburgh, a Wendell August Plate of Pittsburgh, a
Waterford Crystal Clock, 4 tickets to the Duquesne Incline, a
portable TV and just to top it off, a bottle of Crown Royal.
The Riders will again conduct our Annual Christmas Raffle. This
yearís raffle will be for a Henry Big Boy Lever Carbine and, a Ruger
Bisley Vaquero Revolver; both chambered in .45 Long Colt; so Cowboy
Up for this western-themed raffle. And just because we like you all
so much, we are also throwing in a $500 gift certificate for The Gun
Rack. Thatís a retail value of about $2,000. Tickets are only $20
each and only 250 tickets will be sold. See John Dillon, Susan
Dillon or Beverly Weikel for tickets.
The Riders annual Christmas Party will be held at Post 712 on
Saturday, December 15th. Invitations have been mailed so get your
RSVPís turned in fast. Plans are underway for a great party and very
tasty selection of catered culinary delights. Thank you to our
superb party committee of Secretary Susan Dillon, Treasurer
Beverly Weikel and Rider Chris Bodner.
The Riders are very happy to announce
our cash donations for 2018 have eclipsed $22,000 to date; which is
the grandest amount of money we have ever donated in one calendar
year. The largest benefactors of Riders donations during 2018 have
been the Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard receiving $9,842;
the Fisher House of Pittsburgh receiving $5,000 and American Legion
Post 712 receiving $6,200.
In addition, so far during calendar year
2018, the Riders have donated 1,792 hours to support Veterans and
Veterans programs right here in our local community. The largest
recipient of volunteer hours has been American Legion Post 712 with
the Riders volunteering to support events such as the Lenten Fish
Fry and repairs, cleanup and painting of the facility.
Thank you Riders for all you do in
support of Veterans and Post 712!!!
You can check us out on
our Facebook page, American Legion Riders Post 712 or
www.facebook.com/groups/516028081916303/. The Riders next two
meetings are on Tuesday, December 5th and Tuesday,
February 5th. See you there.