BILL "CAPT" MOSS
Happy New Year to all of you, I cannot believe how fast 2019 flew by.
On December 12th the 255 Riders did escort duties for the National Commander.
NATIONAL COMMANDER BILL OXFORD
AND POST 255 RIDERS PRESIDENT BILL MOSS
Just a quick reminder on Friday January 3rd the Riders are hosting the Fish Fry, there will be Raffle Prizes and a 50/50 Drawing.
With the winter season upon us you never know that the weather is going to be, with that said you should have your rain gear with when going for a ride.
Until next month ride safe.
As always check the ALR DOC Calendar for all the events going in Area 5.
Be safe keep your eyes on the road, was that text message worth someone’s life?????
The display case at our Post has items for ladies and men. Just see your friendly bartender. We have a great selection of shirts available, it’s like “I don’t know what to wear?”, these are good to go anytime, anywhere!!
Get in line with the modern era; we have a Riders Group page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/alr255/
If any Post member knows anyone that rides or is interested in riding, please contact any ALR member to get more information.
Our Rider Chapter continues to support the Patriot Guard Missions (PGM) with escort service from the airport or funeral homes to their final resting place out of Honor and Respect for the Fallen. “We Still Stand for Those Who Stood for Us”. . There is now a video on U-Tube under the title of “Patriot Guard Riders – Who are they?”
Never forget and always remember our POW/MIA’s……. there is hope!
Until next month, “Share the Road”!! “PSST, are you looking out for motorcycles?
Pictures of the 2018 Poker Run are now on the Post 255 web site,
GUESTS AT THE POST
Please remember that it is EVERY member’s responsibility to ensure that all guests are properly signed in when visiting the Post. This includes sitting at the canteen, coming in for a party or attending one of the Post meals. The Sponsor is responsible for the guest and when the sponsor leaves so must the guest.
As members we need to sign in our guests and we need to help the bartenders ensure that guests are accounted for. Remember the Post is NOT just a canteen but rather we are Veteran’s Service Organization for Members and their guests.
PERSONAL CONDUCT AT THE POST
All members, and their guests, are reminded that the Post is Family Friendly and as such, everyone needs to be mindful of how they conduct themselves.
There is no place at the Post for being rude or disrespectful to others, and at absolutely no time should any type of physical altercation be initiated inside the Post or in our parking lot.
Bartenders, with the assistance of Post Officers, will monitor behavior and if they feel a member or guest is crossing the line, that member or guest will be warned to stop. If the behavior continues the member or guest will be asked to leave the Post and it will be noted in the log book for further review by the Canteen Manager and E-Board.
Remember, our motto is that we are the “Friendliest Post” so let us all work to ensure “we” remain friendly.
ABOUT THE LEGION RIDERS
Today over 425 American Legion Riders programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest-growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:
American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally, have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund, raising as much as $5,000 or more in a single event.
Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".
Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.
Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Center, Varied Children and Youth programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.
Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.
Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.
Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in cooperation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.
Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a win/win situation for your post, district, and Department!
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