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Date:    June 11, 2024       Time:    6:02PM

 

 

 

Meeting was called to order by:  ALR Washington Chapter 149 Asst Director Mitch Halloran at The American Legion in Bremerton, Washington.

                                                                   

Officers Present

 

Director:               Dave Garrett- E                     Assistant Director: Mitch Halloran- P

Secretary:             L. “Willie” Nelson- P              Treasurer:          Paul Nelson- P

Chaplain:              Dick Topness- P                     Sergeant at Arms:   Sean Gray- P

Events Coord:      VACANT                                  Quartermaster:      Pete Gould- P

Historian/Web:    Paul Nelson- P                      Membership Coord:   Pete Gould- P

Road Captain:      Paul Nelson - P                     Asst Road Captain:  Willie Nelson- P

 P= Present              E= EXCUSED        A= ABSENT

 

Total Membership present with Officers:  12

New Members:  0              

Guests:  0                 

 

Invocation: Given by Chaplain Topness

 

Reports

 

Minutes: Motion to accept the reading of the minutes from the previous month

                  made by   Pete Gould  seconded by  Paul Nelson  , Motion carried.

        

Treasurers Report:

          Checking/Operations Account:  $ 000.12  

                   Down Riders Account:  $ 000.49      

                   Cash Box :  $500  

Rick Baker asking what was the amounts raised on the burger Burn

 

Motion to Accept the Treasurers report Made by  Sean Gray , Seconded by

                                        Dick Topness  Motion carries

 

Membership Report:  29_ members, _23 _ Paid to date, motion to accept by Sean Gray, seconded by Dave Marsland,

Motion carries.

Non-current members, Secretary has sent emails out for response.

 

                Statements from Guests/New Members

 

N/A

                        School House

 

Pete Gould- With riding season starting and weather getting better, be aware of

  road construction including grooved pavements, un-even surfaces from grinding.

  Be aware of cones, barrels and pylons that may have been moved from being hit

  by other vehicles. Be alert for congested and stopped traffic, watch new and

  unmarked pavement, and in a lot of places chip sealing operations.  Brought up

  also was with dump trucks for construction, watch following them due to loads

  being blown off even with the free-board allowed. Temperatures also cause some

  semi tires to disintegrate, so pass with care and rapidly.

 

July-Sean Gray

 

                                 Old Business

 

A: Mitch Halloran for the “SYLALR” Stickers/Decals ran with a different laminate

   and there is a problem with separations. Researching in progress.

 

B: June 29- Celebration of Life for Past ALR 149 Asst Director/Squadron 149 

   S.A.L. Commander at 2PM

 

 

                                New Business

 

A: Rick Baker- With the fair approaching and attending events, he was wondering

   about the possibility of ALR Business Cards to distribute. Motion by Rick

   Baker to expend up to $200 for the printing of ALR Business Cards as

   determined by the officers for membership generation and interest, seconded

   by Dave Marsland- 10 Aye, 0 Nay

  

 

                          Runs & Events

 

 

A: Jun 15: VFW Run out of the Red Dog Saloon in Port Orchard

 

B: Jun 22:  Warrior Brotherhood Run starts at Destination Harley Davidson

 

C: Aug 10: Hombres Annual Canal ride Starts at Destination, ends at Legion, KSU

   12 Noon

 

D: AUG 8-11: Western ROMP- Bellingham

 

E: AUG 8-11:  ALR State Rally to be held in Amboy

 

 

CHECK THE RIDERS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR FURTHER RUNS AND EVENTS UPDATES

 

 

 

                              Good of the Order

 

A: Would like to see more riders in attendance for the General Membership

   meeting.

 

B: Carson Post Riders are looking at holding a ride up in the Bremerton area

   on June 22. They will be stopping at the post for a meet and greet.

 

C: Secretary Nelson- Legion Convention will be held in Kennewick July 12-14

 

D: Rick Baker- In conjunction with the VFW, there will be a booth for a

   membership event at the Kitsap Fair August 21-25. This will not cost the post

   anything, but need volunteers to man the booth, Rick can man on Wed, THU and

   Sun Day Shift, need others for manpower, Sat Day: Mitch Halloran and Dave

   Marsland, CDR Marsland will go to the other legs to get more volunteers from

   each pillar. Fair Hours are form 10Am to 9PM except the last day closes at

   6PM. Rick Baker is working on making a “Watch Bill” for this fore volunteers

 

E: Kandi Neff donated some of her personal artwork for raffle prizes

 

F: Secretary Nelson noted that for the ROMP there will be a whale Watching

   cruise. See Bellingham Riders website for info

 

G: Secretary Nelson noted that the post Picnic will be Aug 31 at the Bremerton

     Elks.

 

H: Secretary Nelson noted that for 2024 911 (on Sep 14) Run looking at going

   east this year. Go to Bellingham on the Friday, Saturday ride the North   

   Cascades HWY top Wenatchee and then back to Bremerton on Sunday

 

I: Assistant Director wanted to thank all who helped out at the June Steak

   Night.

 

                                   Conclusion

 

A: Benediction given by Chaplain Topness

 

B: There being no further business, Motion to adjourn made by Sean Gray                

     was seconded by Pete Gould, carried, meeting adjourned at 1842

 

Respectfully submitted:  L. “Willie” Nelson_,

           

 L. “Willie” Nelson, Secretary

Date:    May 14, 2024        Time:    6:02PM

Meeting was called to order by:  ALR Washington Chapter 149 Asst Director Mitch Halloran at The American

Legion in Bremerton, Washington.

                                                                   

Officers Present

Director:            Dave Garrett- E                 Assistant Director: Mitch Halloran- P

Secretary:           L. “Willie” Nelson- P         Treasurer:          Paul Nelson- P 

Chaplain:            Dick Topness- P               Sergeant at Arms:   Sean Gray- P

Events Coord:       VACANT                         Quartermaster:      Pete Gould- P

Historian/Web:       Paul Nelson- P           Membership Coord:   Pete Gould- P

Road Captain:        Paul Nelson - P            Asst Road Captain:  L. "Willie" Nelson- P

 P= PRESENT              E= EXCUSED            A= ABSENT

 

Total Membership present with Officers:   9

New Members:                                                    1 Steve Lukenbach                

Guests:                                                                   0                

 

Invocation: Given by Chaplain Topness

                                     Reports

 

Minutes: Motion to accept the reading of the minutes from the previous month

                  made by   Paul Nelson  seconded by  Sean Gray  , Motion carried.

        

Treasurers Report:

          Checking/Operations Account:  $ 0000.62

                   Down Riders Account:  $000.47      

                   Cash Box :  $500  

Monies raised from the Dust Your Putt Dice Ride is not included in this report

 

Motion to Accept the Treasurers report Made by  Sean Gray , Seconded by

                                        Dave Marsland, Motion carries

 

Membership Report:  28_ members, _21 _ Paid to date, motion to accept by Dave Marsland, seconded by Sean Gray,

Motion carries.

Question on non-current members, Secretary to get list from Membership chair and notify same

 

                Statements from Guests/New Members

 

None

                            School House

 

Rick Baker- Noted the group WAVCoC (WA Veterans Coalition of Clubs) and what they do. It is a a group consisting

of the veteran MC’s and RC’s as a place to coordinate for events and legislative issues.  They meet in Tacoma at the

VFW on the 2nd Thursday of the odd months.

 

June- Pete Gould

                                 Old Business

 

A: Mitch Halloran noted the costs for the “SYLALR” Stickers/Decals cost about 10

   cents each. There was a problem with the first run of the laminate of the stickers. A better laminate is being acquired

   and this may increase the price

 

                              New Business

 

A: June 29- Celebration of Life for Past ALR 149 Asst Director/Squadron 149  S.A.L. Commander at 2PM

  

 

                            Runs & Events

A: MAY 25: Unforgotten Run to Tahoma for Memorial Day. AD Mitch Halloran will

   ride up front in the “Missing Man Formation” for the Riders

 

B: MAY 27: Memorial Day Ceremony at Ivy Green Cemetery at Noon. Meet at the

    Cemetery at 7 AM to place flags, and to pick up same at 5PM

 

C: Jun 1: Booze Fighters “Blood, Sweat and Beers” Run Starts at the Garage

 

D: Aug 10: Hombres Annual Canal ride Starts at Destination, ends at Legion, KSU

   12 Noon

 

E: AUG 8-11: Western ROMP- Bellingham

 

F: AUG 8-11:  ALR State Rally to be held in Amboy

CHECK THE RIDERS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR FURTHER RUNS AND EVENTS UPDATES

 

 

 

                              Good of the Order

 

A: Would like to see more riders in attendance for the General Membership

   meeting.

 

B: Carson Post Riders are looking at holding a ride up in the Bremerton area

    around June 22. More to follow on this.

 

C: Secretary Nelson- Legion Convention will be held in Kennewick July 12-14

 

 

D: Rick Baker- In conjunction with the VFW, there will be a booth for a

     membership event at the Kitsap Fair August21-25. This will not cost the post

     anything, but need volunteers to man the booth, Rick can man on Wed, THU and

     Sun Day Shift, need others for manpower, Sat Day: Mitch Halloran and Dave

     Marsland, CDR Marsland will go to the other legs to get more volunteers from

     each pillar. Fair Hours are form 10Am to 9PM except the last day closes at

     6PM

 

E: The Riders have been asked to provide the Meal for the King of Clubs on

   Friday May 17. Will do Burgers and fries for $10

 

F: Riders have the June 1 Steak Night. Currently have 6 volunteers to help

 

G: The riders are asked to cook burgers and fries again for Memorial Day May 27

     following the memorial ceremony at Ivy

 

H: Memorial Day May 27 help is needed with the placement of flags at 7AM at Ivy

    Green Cemetery, Ceremony at noon, and removal of flags again at 5PM. Sign up

    sheet on white board in the lounge.

 

I: Asst Director Halloran- what was the members thoughts on the Dice Run. It was

   a bit wet and chilly, did people like the shotgun start? People riding their

   own rides? Secretary Nelson wanted to thank everyone who manned the stops and

   CDR Marsland for cooking the burgers.

 

J: CDR Marsland noted the following the King of Clubs on May 31, the post will

   be closed for a private event.

 

                                   Conclusion

 

A: Benediction given by Chaplain Topness

 

B: There being no further business, Motion to adjourn made by Paul Nelson               

     was seconded by Sean Gray, motion  carried, meeting adjourned at 1901

 

Respectfully submitted:  L. “Willie” Nelson_, Secretary

Date:    April 09, 2024      Time:    6:00PM

Meeting was called to order by:  ALR Washington Chapter 149 Director Dave Garrett at The American Legion in Bremerton, Washington.

                                                                   

Officers Present

Director:                  Dave Garrett               Assistant Director: Mitch Halloran

Secretary:                L. “Willie” Nelson       Treasurer:          Paul Nelson

Chaplain:                 Dick Topness              Sergeant at Arms:   Sean Gray

Events Coord:         VACANT                       Quartermaster:      Pete Gould

Historian/Web:       Paul Nelson                Membership Coord:   Pete Gould

Road Captain:        Paul Nelson                 Asst Road Captain:  Willie Nelson

 

Total Membership present with Officers:   10

New Members:                                                     0               

Guests:                                                                    0                

 

Invocation: Given by Chaplain Topness

 

                                     Reports

 

Minutes: Motion to accept the reading of the minutes from the previous month

         made by   Paul Nelson  seconded by  Mitch Halloran  , Motion carried.

        

Treasurers Report:

          Checking/Operations Account:  $ 0000.72

                   Down Riders Account:  $ 000.45      

                   Cash Box :  $500  

 

Motion to Accept the Treasurers report Made by  Sean Gray , Seconded by

                                        Dave Marsland , Motion carries

 

Rick Baker noted that we still have the 2 WinCo gift Cards for a needy Vet

 

Membership Report:  28_ members, _ 19 _ Paid to date, motion to accept by Mitch Halloran, seconded

by  Dave Marsland, Motion carries

 

                Statements from Guests/New Members

 

N/A

                        School House

 

Dave Marsland- Riding season is just beginning and all need to remember that the driving public have not realized that the bikes are back out on the roads and are not looking for them, so be extra vigilant while riding. The Left Lane riding allowance is no monger legal, nor is the Right Lane riding or Lane splitting

 

May- Rick Baker

                                 Old Business

 

A: Mitch Halloran noted the costs for the “SYLALR” Stickers/Decals cost about 10

   cents each, will be offering them up later on when quantities are ample.

 

                                New Business

 

A: None

  

 

Runs & Events

 

 

A: APR 27, 2024- ALR 149, Annual Dust Your Putt Ride. Burgers and Dogs after.

   This will be a “Shotgun Start” so ride your own ride. This will be a Dice

   Run, with Riders stationed at Camp Union (10-11;30AM, Mitch and Hallie).

   Floatation in Purdy (11AM-12:30PM, Rick and Sheryl Baker) and Manchester Pub

   (12-2PM, Sean and Gina Gray) and back to the post from 2-3:30PM.

 

B: APR 17/18: Armed Forces Day Parade- 17th meet at the Tire Shop on Park to get  

    trailer ready, 18th Meet at the post at 8AM for getting in the Parade

 

C: APR 13: Indian Riders out of Bremerton has a Ride. Info avail on the internet

 

D: APR 13: North Kitsap ABATE will be sponsoring a Food Drive Event, Info on

     internet. Noon out of Destination HD Silverdale

 

E: APR 28: ABATE of Olympia is a ride out of NW Harley in Lacey 1PM

 

F: MAY 25: Unforgotten Run to Tahoma for Memorial Day. AD Mitch Halloran will

     ride up front in the “Missing Man Formation” for the Riders

 

G: MAY 27: Memorial Day Ceremony at Ivy Green Cemetery at Noon. Meet at the

    Cemetery at 7 AM to place flags, and to pick up same at 5PM

H: Jun 1: Booze Fighters “Blood, Sweat and Beers” Run Starts at the Garage

 

I: Aug 10: Hombres Annual Canal ride Starts at Destination, ends at Legion, KSU

   12 Noon

 

J: AUG 8-11: Western ROMP- Bellingham

 

K: AUG 8-11:  ALR State Rally to be held in Amboy

 

 

                              Good of the Order

 

A: Would like to see more riders in attendance for the General Membership

     meeting.

 

B: Rick and Sheryl Baker for the “Unforgotten Run”, again have purchased an

   Applebee’s $40 gift card and AMC Movie theater coupon for 2 for raffle.

   Monies raised from this will go for fuel costs for escorts

 

C: Carson Post Riders are looking at holding a ride up in the Bremerton area

   around June 22. More to follow on this.

 

D: Secretary Nelson- Legion Convention will be held in Kennewick July 12-14

 

E: Rick Baker- In conjunction with the VFW, there will be a booth for a

   membership event at the Kitsap Fair August21-25. This will not cost the post

   anything, but need volunteers to man the booth, Rick can man on Wed, THU and

   Sun Day Shift, need others for manpower, Sat Day: Mitch Halloran and Dave

   Marsland, CDR Marsland will go to the other legs to get more volunteers from

   each pillar. Fair Hours are form 10Am to 9PM except the last day closes at

   6PM

 

F: Pete Gould donated raffle Items that will be used at the next event

 

G: CDR Marsland- The Legion Post Picnic will be Aug 31 at the Bremerton Elks

 

H: CDR Marsland- Noted that the date of Dec 14 is reserved for the ALR Christmas

   Party.

 

I: Director Garrett noted he will be gone most of May, so AD Halloran will have

   the chapter

 

 

                                   Conclusion

 

A: Benediction given by Chaplain Topness

 

B: There being no further business, Motion to adjourn made by Sean Gray              

   was seconded by Dave Marsland, carried, meeting adjourned at 1852

 

Respectfully submitted:  L. “Willie” Nelson_,

           

 L. “Willie” Nelson, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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