Post 189 Legion Riders
(The emblem above will take you to the American Legion Riders website.)
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. The Riders of Missouri have an established set of By-Laws. Please some take time to look them over. This link will open the American Legion Riders Chapter 189 Chapter Constitution and By-Laws both adopted 12/07/2017.
In accordance with the Missouri Riders By-Laws the Riders at Post 189 are organized under the jurisdiction of Post 189. Our Riders Chapter exists through the Posts sponsorship and is subject to such rules, regulations and supervision as created by Post 189's Executive Board, not to be in conflict with the regulations established by the Department of Missouri.
Membership eligibility : "All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion". Membership criteria is established not to exclude family and friends, but to comply with the constitutional requirements of the supporting post or department, which must adhere strictly to American Legion constitutional requirements as well as local, state and federal laws regarding veteran, civic and fraternal organizations. For a Membership application form follow this link. After checking the calendar bring your application to our next Post Meeting.
The elected Officers for Post 189's Legion Riders for 2018 -2020 are:
Director: Dave Baker
Asst. Director: Gary Lehman
Secretary: Terry Wright
Treasurer: Roy Rhodes
Road Captain: Forrest Malone
Sgt.at Arms: John Totzke,Jr.
Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Centers, 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 co-operation 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!
Click on http://www.legion.org for the American Legion's website.
For complete information click on above logo
In addition, for paperwork, and information about the
Legion Riders of the Department of Missouri follow the link below.