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AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

Monthly Meeting

 

        

                                    

     You may remember me telling you that on December 16th the Riders participated in the Wreathís Across America volunteer effort. The annual event conducted at Veterans cemeteries across the Nation was held locally at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies; during which the Riders, and several hundred other volunteers, laid wreaths on the graves of our Veteran brotherís and sisterís in a show of honor and remembrance.

     Well Ö what goes down in honor and remembrance, must be picked up for the sake of military appearance and dress right dress precision. On Saturday, January 20th the Riders again volunteered at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies; only this time we had to pick-up and discard the wreaths to restore the cemetery to normal operations. This was a very worthwhile event and a great way to get the day going right. True to Riders fashion, after the clean-up we met at the local Kingís Restaurant to enjoy a huge breakfast. Thank you Riders Sr. Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bodner, Rider Chris Bodner, President John Dillon, Secretary Susan Dillon, Rider Dave Harris, Vice President Kevin Jackson, Jeff Jackson, Rider Lee Phillips, Rider Margie Phillips, Rider Ed Schmidt, Chaplain Mark Smith, Deputy Treasurer Bill Weikel and Treasurer Beverly Weikel. And a special thank you to Debbie and Post 712 who opened the doors at 0630 hours to send us on our way with hot coffee and donuts. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

     Has everyone had a chance to try the new kitchen at Post 712? The kitchen is now called, Soldierís Place. You should give it a try, especially with the kitchen now being open several days a week. The food is good and Dee and Joe are friendly and, most importantly, they are good cooks. In fact, theyíre so good the Riders hired them to cater a party on February 6th. After the Riders meeting on February 6th the Riders are going to chow-down on a catered meal from Soldierís Place; just to have a little fun with an impromptu party and celebrate brotherhood and patriotism. During that same meeting, the Riders plan on donating $5,000 to the Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House in support of the good work the Fisher House does for Veterans and their families. Good food and good causes, itís going to be a great day. The donation money was earned jointly by the Riders and our partners at, The Gun Rack in Belle Vernon; who donated one of the two guns the Riders raffled off to raise donations.

     THE RIDERS: I receive allot of questions about the Riders. Itís pretty simple. We are a brotherhood and sisterhood of military and civilian Legionnaires. We are Veterans and Patriots, who are brought together by a few simple core beliefs: The Rider are a family oriented group who believe in taking care of the families of the fallen, in providing aid to those injured in service to this Country, in celebrating service to our Nation and in supporting our local community; and we believe in doing all of this from the seat of a motorcycle. Member participation in support of these causes is expected. Our members are male and female, from their 20ís to their 80ís. And of course, we love to ride! To be a Rider you have to be a member in good standing of the Post, ALA or Sons. You must have a motorcycle license and a 250cc or larger motorcycle that is legally registered and insured. To be voted into the Riders of Post 712 you must have a Rider sponsor and receive a majority of the membership vote. If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, talk to a Rider or email President John Dillon at Post712Riders@comcast.net.

     You can check us out on our Facebook page, American Legion Riders Post 712. The next Riders meeting is at 1900 hours, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. See you there.

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Wreaths Across America Cleanup 1/20/18

 

  

 

                                                   

 

 

                                  

2016-2017 Officers

President: John Dillon

Sr Vice President: Kevin Jackson

Vice President: Bill Allan

Secretary: Susan Dillon

Adjutant: LLoyd Ray

Chaplain: Mark Smith

Treasurer: Beverly Weikel

Deputy Treasurer: Bill Weikel

Sr Sgt. of Arms: Tom Bodner

Sgt. of Arms: Ed Harmon

Sr Road Captain: Dan Oehler

Road Captain: Ken Lancaster

Road Captain: Bob Stefanic

Road Captain: Dan Tillery

 

Tue 2/6

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    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: 

  • ō    You must have a motorcycle with valid insurance

  • ō    You must be sponsored by a current member

                 and subsequently voted into the ALRs

  • ō  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 712)

  • ō  And finally, you must pay your 2014 dues of $12. Mail check written out to "American Legion Riders Post 712" to the Post.

 

 
 

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