AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
Letís give a very special
thank you with sincere appreciation going out to the Riders who
attended the Veteranís Day activities at Thomas Jefferson High
School on November 10th.
These Riders participated in a short parade on motorcycle, no small
feat during November, and interacted with the kids during their
annual day of appreciation for service and recognition of Veterans:
VP Bill Allan; Sr
Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bodner; Rider John Caligiure; Sergeant-at-Arms
Ed Harmon; Rider Dave Harris; VP Kevin Jackson; Rider Lee Phillips
and Road Captain Bob Stefanic.
Thank you, Veterans and Patriots, one and all, for volunteering and
paying it forward to the next generation.
The Post Gun Bash was held
on November 18th
and seemed like a great success.
Everyone who attended had a great time and allot of lucky winners
won valuable prizes. Hopefully Post 712 will make the Gun Bash an
annual event for fun and as a means to raise money for the Legion.
Thanks to all the Riders who Volunteered their time to support this
great event: VP Bill Allan, Sr. Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bodner,
Secretary Susan Dillon, Sr. VP Ken Lancaster, Rider Paul Marthinsen,
Rider Lee Phillips and Rider Margie Phillips; though a very
special shout-out goes to Susan, Lee and Margie for the work they
did running all day long during the gun bash. Because of Volunteers
good things happen!
The Riders are very happy
to donate $250 to the Southwest Veterans Christmas gift fund which
supports the Veterans in this VA facility and another $100 to the
Post 712 Angel Tree to purchase gifts for a disadvantaged child. The
Angel Tree is located at Post 712 and all patrons of the Post are
very highly encouraged to support this great effort to brighten
Christmas for a child.
The Riders annual Christmas
Party will be held at Post 712 on Saturday, December 2nd.
Invitations have been mailed so get your RSVPís turned in or call or
email your response. Plans are underway for a great party. Thank you
Treasurer Beverly Weikel who is leading the charge in
planning the Christmas Party along with her committee of
Secretary Susan Dillon and Special
Events Coordinator Chris Bodner.
You can check us out on our Facebook page,
American Legion Riders Post 712 or www.facebook.com/groups/516028081916303/.
The next Riders meeting is at 1900 hours, Tuesday, December 5th.
See you there.
Riders donated $3000 on Oct 2nd to American
Legion Post 712 (above) from donations received from their annual
benefit ride (below).
President: John Dillon
Sr Vice President: Kevin Jackson
Vice President: Bill Allan
Secretary: Susan Dillon
Adjutant: LLoyd Ray
Treasurer: Beverly Weikel
Deputy Treasurer: Bill Weikel
Sr Sgt. of Arms: Tom
Sgt. of Arms: Ed
Sr Road Captain: Dan Oehler
Road Captain: Ken Lancaster
Road Captain: Bob Stefanic
Road Captain: Dan Tillery
Anyone interested in becoming
an American Legion Rider should talk to any member for sponsorship.
To join the Legion Riders you must meet a few basic requirements:
and subsequently voted into the ALRs
You must already
be a member in good standing with the American Legion, the Sons
or the ALA (members from Posts that do not have their own Legion
Riders program are welcomed to join the Legion Riders of Post
And finally, you
must pay your 2014 dues of $12. Mail check written out to
"American Legion Riders Post 712" to the Post.