Let’s all say a prayer and think well wishes for our Brother, Ghost
Rider and fellow Legionnaire Don Rottman who is down right now, but
is sure to bounce back. Don is an Infantryman, a Combat Veteran and
a warm-hearted friend and Brother whom we are all pulling for
through this tough time.
On October 10th the Riders took a scenic ride to the
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard where we presented the
Director and staff with a donation of $8,202 to be used to support
local area Veterans. Over .92$ of every dollar the Veterans Place
receives goes directly to help Veterans who are down on their luck
with housing, training, counseling and life skills. Thank you for
all you do to help Veterans!
Congratulations Jim Christofel for winning the Wine and Dine Raffle
on October 2nd and taking home nearly $200 in gift cards
plus wine, gourmet foods, a portable TV and a whole lot more. Jim
had the lucky ticket that was drawn during the Riders meeting. A big
thanks to Jim and all members of the Legion Family who supported the
raffle to support Veterans and Post 712.
The current Raffle is the Warm and Cozy Raffle which features 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 lucky winner will
be chosen on November 6th during the Riders meeting. This is a HUGE
RAFFLE. Tickets are available from the bartender for $3 each or two
for $5. Support Veterans, Support Post 712 and jump in to buy a
couple tickets. Good luck to all!
Way back on September 24th the Riders visited our friends
and sponsors at Vector Security for a cookout and to say thank you
for all Vector Security does in supporting Veterans and the Riders.
We presented the Vector Team with a large plaque and banner as a
small token of our thanks and had a great time visiting and munching
down on burghers and hot dogs. It was a great day spent with
friends and folks who think like us to appreciate and support the
sacrifices of the Veterans in the greater Pittsburgh area. Well done
Bingo. Every Wednesday night at 1900 hours Post 712 sponsors Bingo.
So what you ask? Well, before Bingo a hot dish is available prepared
by the Post and typically costs about $5. Now I know this may sound
a little off, but when I’m not riding motorcycles, shooting guns or
causing mayhem, I like playing Bingo. So you will find me at Post
712 on most Wednesday’s getting a bite to eat and playing Bingo.
Cards are a buck each and we always welcome new players.
Election Day is November 6th, don’t forget to vote. It is
the most Patriotic act we can complete.
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 4th. See you