BILL "CAPT" MOSS
Spring is almost upon on us hopefully the rain will let so the Riders can get out to the many events scheduled for the month of March.
We Riders did have a busy February; first off the Chapter gave a donation of $2000.00 to Suzanne at Final Honor.
Roadblock, Robert and Bill attended the Area 5 Presidents Meeting.
Angel and Carol were Riders cooks for the SAL’s Chili Cook-Off.
Up and coming Rides and events are as follows.
02 Mar - ALR 365(Vista) Poker Run - They always support our event so we should support them in force
03 Feb - ALR 416(Encinitas) Breakfast
09 Mar - ALR 434(Chula Vista) Burgers & Dogs
10 Mar - ALR 434(Chula Vista) Breakfast
16 Mar - Area 5 VP Meet & Greet at Post 289 in Riverside
23 Mar - ALR 229(Adelanto) & 328(Norco) Joint Poker Run
23 Mar - ALR 460(San Diego) Pig Roast
29 Mar - ALR 416(Encinitas) Fish Fry
31 Mar - ALR 460(San Diego) Breakfast
07 Apr - ALR 416(Encinitas) Breakfast
13 Apr - ALR 149(Escondido) Poker Run
13 Apr - ALR 434(Chula Vista) Burgers & Dogs
14 Apr - ALR 434(Chula Vista) Breakfast
Until next time ride safe see you out there.
Riders and Drivers remember Law Enforcement will be out on the roads in force this holiday season.
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.
The 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,
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA
100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE COIN
Commander Paul Patricio has Post 255 100 Year Commemorative Coins for sale. His contacts information is on Page one of this newsletter if you are interested in purchasing a coin. Supply is limited.
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.
I appreciate your support
Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio
Commander, Post 255
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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