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730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68

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 Hutchinson American Legion Riders Officers For 2017

Director - John Harlow (Legion)

Asst. Director -Kristy Ehart  (Auxiliary)

Secretary - Laurie Miller  (Auxiliary)

Treasurer - Kay Busby  (Auxiliary)

Sgt. at Arms:  Gene Mehl (Legion)

Sgt. at Arms:  Robert Childs:  (Legion)

Road Captain:  Jim Bemis (Legion)

Road Captain - Mak McGaughey  (Legion)

Historian:  Kim Dick  (Auxiliary)

Chaplain:  Robert Childs (Legion)

District 7 ALR Chairman - Jeremy Ehart (Legion)

DECEMBER NOTES

The Holidays are upon us. Trunk or Treat in South Hutch was a great success. More surprises from that event later. Veterans Day has come and gone. I am encouraged that it seems each year there are more and more groups recognizing and supporting Veterans. Thank You to all individuals, organizations and schools who support our Veterans not only on Veterans Day but all year long.

As I write this, the Hutchinson Christmas Parade and Hutchinson Toy Run have not yet taken place. I pray for a fun and safe time for everyone participating in these events.

We have two new members in the last two months: Michael Haas and Donald Sawyer. Please make them feel welcome whenever you see them.

Nominations for officers for the year 2018 were opened during the November meeting. Voting for officers will take place at the December meeting December 14. We have one candidate for each office so far but nominations can be made at the December meeting. Anyone interested in running is encouraged to do so. It’s not very interesting with only one candidate for each office.

The ALR Christmas Party will be December 3, 2017  5:30pm(1730) at the Post. Bring a covered dish (with food) for dinner. White elephant gift exchange value $10-$15 will take place.

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe HAPPY NEW YEAR, we want to see you all back as members next year.

November notes

The ALR State Rally in September was my first rally and a new experience for me. If you have the opportunity to attend one in the future, I encourage you to do so. Here are some bits of information from the rally. The 2018 Kansas Legacy Run will start from our Post 68. The 2018 and 2019 National Legacy Runs will start in Salina.

Big Red Turkey Run is Nov 18. This takes place on base at Fort Riley, so if you would like to help or participate, you need to apply early for clearance to enter the base. I believe they have about all of the food donations they need for this year. Monitory donations would be gladly accepted to help fill the gaps, and monitory donations can be carried over to help in future years.

Operation North Pole is Dec 8 and 9. This provides toys for children at Fort Riley. Check with officers for more information.

As I said last month, we will be taking nominations for officers for the 2018 year at our November meeting. Some of our officers have reached their term limits and others are stepping aside so there will be several openings to fill. Please consider running for office and help guide us into the future.

As always please keep our Troops, Veterans and First Responders in your prayers.

October Newsletter Notes

Where has the year gone to? Here I am writing the October newsletter already. It seems the older I get, the faster time flies.

Once again I want to remind everyone that SCHOOL is in session so be especially watchful in and around School Zones.

We had several events in September: Wal-Mart fundraiser, State Fair Motorcycle Ride and the State Rally. A big THANK YOU to all who organized , assisted and participated in these and all of our events. When you see one of our volunteers, say Thank You. Without them none of our Post activities would be possible.

Coming up on October 28 is Trunk-or-Treat in South Hutch. Watch your E-mails for more details later.

In November we will be starting to take nominations for ALR Officers to be elected in December. Some of our officers have reached their term limits and will be retiring. If you are at all interested in helping guide the ALR into the future please consider running for office. Don’t worry about not knowing what to do, outgoing officers are always willing to give advice.

Ride Safe.  Say a prayer for all of our Troops and First Responders. Always remember 9/11. 

 

 

September Newsletter Notes

Here we are going into Fall already, where did the year go? School has started and parents are rejoicing. It is time for all of us to be especially careful when traveling around schools. Watch out for the little ones, they don’t always remember to be careful.

As I write this, the Legacy Ride is closing in on Reno,Nv and the National Convention. Several of our members are preparing to depart for the rally in Cripple Creek. Ride safe everyone.

Aug 26 is the Poker Run Fundraiser for the Reno County Veterans Memorial. Details are on a flyer on the bulletin board at the Post.

September brings us the State Fair. The State Fair Motorcycle Ride will be Sunday Sept 10. More details will follow by E-mail. We will need members to help park bikes that day. Please contact me to volunteer, all shifts have openings.

September also brings us the State ALR Rally, Sept 22-24. There are some resolutions that will be voted on at the meeting on Sat. Copies of the resolutions were sent to all members by E-mail. Please read them over and be ready to voice an opinion at our Sept meeting, or contact myself or Kristy.

Until next month: Ride Safe. Say a special prayer for members dealing with health problems.

 

August Newsletter Notes 

 

July is a somewhat slow month for the Riders. We participated in the July 4 Parades in Hutchinson and Sterling. Plans for the Nickerson Klear Nearly Parade are in the works. Watch your E-mails.

Speaking of E-mails, if your E-mail address has changed please be sure to notify one of the Officers so that your new address can be updated in our files.

Please continue to keep track of all of your volunteer hours. I will be asking for them in Nov or Dec so they can be turned in to State and National.

Thanks for your service.July is a somewhat slow month for the Riders. We participated in the July 4 Parades in Hutchinson and Sterling. Plans for the Nickerson Klear Nearly Parade are in the works. Watch your E-mails.

 

Speaking of E-mails, if your E-mail address has changed please be sure to notify one of the Officers so that your new address can be updated in our files.

Please continue to keep track of all of your volunteer hours. I will be asking for them in Nov or Dec so they can be turned in to State and National.

Thanks for your service.

July Newsletter Notes

 

This has been a very busy month for the Riders. Thanks to all who turned out to lend a hand at all of the events. Memorial Day flag placements went very smoothly.  Several of our Riders participated in the Kansas Legacy Run and all had a great time. Perhaps more of us should consider riding in this very worthwhile run. We are deeply honored to be able to be a part of the repatriation ceremony for WW II pilot John Dean Armstrong. Being a part of these ceremonies is a very emotional experience.

Mak, Bruce, and Bud made the front page of the Hutch News this morning with their flag folding presentation at Mennonite Manor. Phil assisted Mak and Bruce with the flag folding at Brookdale. They and others have done these flag folding presentations at Rest Homes and Schools. These presentations have always been very well received. A special thanks to all who participate in these presentations. Our members continuously represent us well to the community.

Thank The Lord for the safe return of our members who were on vacations. The world out there is not always a safe place for those of us who travel on two (3) wheels.

The Third Annual Wounded Vet Run is very special for us this year. This year’s Honoree is our own Post Commander and Rider member Jeremy Ehart. The ride takes place June 24 starting at our Post.

Ride safe and “Keep the Shiny Side Up”.

June Newsletter Notes

Busy month, we have something going every weekend in June.  So please watch your emails on the upcoming events including The Kansas Legacy Run which will stop in South Hutchinson on June 11, 2017

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