American Legion Riders Chapter 178



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March ALR Dinner

Posted by Kent Long on April 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (59)

We had another successful dinner night and many thanks to all that helped. We sure do have a lot of fun in the kitchen. We made a profit of $425.22 after expenses. Check out the calendar as we have some rides coming up. Our next meeting is April 19 at 2 pm. We will finalize the officer selection and discuss rides and the upcoming Peony parade.  It was pointed out after conferring with the Post Executive Board that we must have a vote for the office of Membership since it is an elected position and part of the chapter executive board. I truly appologize for the misconception I caused. I was out of order. The following positions are elected: Director, Assit Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, and Sgt of Arms. Those positions appointed by the Director are Historian, Ride Coordinator, Chaplian, and Quartermaster.

An election will be administratered for one position for the office of Membership. Those conveying for the office are David Shanner Sr., and Shari Brooks. Best of luck to you both.

Hope to see you at the meeting

Kent Long, Director

February News

Posted by Kent Long on March 16, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We are into the 2nd month of 2015 and starting the year off generously. We have donated back $1000 to the post to help with charitable contribution. The American Legion Auxillary is also please for our work as we donated $250 to support a Girl's State nominee. Thanks again Riders for your continued effort and hard work in support of the many Legion programs. Check out the calendar for upcoming events and rides.

Kent Long, Director

Passing of Paul Corburn's Mother

Posted by Kent Long on January 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Paul's Mother passed away on Jan 1st. Please remember him and Bonnie in your thoughts today and tomorrow. Visiting hours are from 4 to 6 pm at the furneral home in Spencerville today. Visiation Monday is from 10 to 11 am with the funernal begining at 11 am.

Dec. 21, 2014 meeting

Posted by Kent Long on December 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Chapter 178 met for their monthly meeting at the Post. Joe Kopp was welcomed as a new member to Chapter 178. Our Tuesday night dinner was discussed. Those wishing to help with the preparation of the Lasagna should meet at the Post on Monday night,  Dec 29 at 6 pm. For Tuesday night setup please plan on being there at 1 pm. We will start serving at 5 pm. Casino trip is paid for and all 54 seats are sold. June 13 will be the date for our poker run where the proceeds will benefit the American Legion Rider Legacy Fun. A motion was made and voted on to purchase 300 coozies with our logo to sell at our events in 2015. Also voted on and passed was to purchase a $50 advertisement on the post monthly newsletter. The Post is sponsoring a raffle with the winner having a choice of a new Ford Focus or $15,000 in cash. 1000 tickets will be sold and see Bob Matvya or Shari Brooks for tickets. The post is welcoming everyone to try and sell 25 tickets through out 2015. The winner will be chosen by the Ohio Loto evening pick 3 on Dec 31, 2015.This is a huge money maker for the post as it stands to earn between $7,000 and $10,000 on this one event. Tickets are $25 each. Anyone wishing to purchase Legion Rider Aparel should she Carmalena. Look through the catalog in the office and give her the item code, size, and quantity. Order will go out in January. Finally, I am inviting all to the post on January 24 for a night of Euchre at the post.

Enjoy Your Holidays,

Kent Long, Director

ALR Chapter 178

November 16, Rider mtg

Posted by Kent Long on November 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Chapter 178 met for their monthly meeting at the post. Main business was to decide what to have as the main course for our Tuesday night dinner in December. We will be having Lasagna. Please let me know if you can assist in the preparation of the meal as those that assisted in the past are not available this time do to vacation conflicts at work. Also dicussed was food baskets for the less fortionate vets in our community. A motion was made and carried to donate $300 to the post for the food baskets. The money will actually be going, by direction of the Post Excutive Committee, in support of fruit baskets for the nursing home vets as the food baskets are already funded. Bob and Shari gave us an update on the Casino Bus Trip. All seats are sold, but still taking names for those that need to back out. Good turn out this time. 

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Hope to see you all at the December 21 meeting.

Check the Calendar for December events.

Kent Long, Director

Oct 19, 2014 meeting

Posted by Kent Long on October 19, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Chapter 178 met for their monthly meeting at the post today. Discuss the Tuesday night dinner coming up on December 30. Ideas presented were Soup and Sandwich, Beefstew or Potroast with Mash potatoes, or Stirfry. The meal will be decided in our November meeting. Also discussed was the upcoming Casino Bus Trip on Jan 17, 2015. Flyers were handed out to begin the advertisement. The cost again will be $35/person. Cost includes $20 worth of Casino bucks, a $5 food voucher, and guarantee fun. The Legion Riders passed 2 motion in support of programs beyond the present Scholarship program. In 2015 the Chapter agreed to donate $500 to the Gift for Yanks project and plan a Poler Run which the proceeds will benefit the American Legion Riders Legacy Fund. The Legacy Run for 2015 will be Aug 23 to Aug28, 2015, from Indianapolis, IN to Baltimore, MD for those that might be interested in making the run.

I can't think our members enough for another successful year as without your time and support of our programs, none of this would be possible.

Kent Long, Director                                                                                                                                                                          Chapter 178, American Legion Riders

For God, Country, and Allied Veterans Everywhere.

Annual poker run a success

Posted by Kent Long on October 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations Riders for a job well done. We surpassed our set goal of the $2000 coming in at $3,980. I want to thank everyone for their efforts in acheiving this milestone. This is our second endevor and both times we have raised the bar for ourselves. I am proud to be part of the American Legion, and especially proud to be an American Legion Riders of Isaac Van Wert Post 178. I believe that the sky is truly the limit with this group.

I want to especially thank 2 ticket selling maniacs in Sharri and Larry for their efforts were huge in the success of the Mega Money give-a-way. The more they sold the less I had to. I don't mean to be condensending, its just I don't do well selling tickets. Larry did coach me on his delivery so I will give it a try in future ticket sells.

I also want to thank the committees as there time spent in prep meeting and their presences were huge in the success of the event. I can't thank you all enough. We had some lessons learned and next year will be less stressful and more fun.


Director Kent

2nd Annual Poker Run and Mega Money Give Away

Posted by Kent Long on June 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

September 13 the Riders will be hosting a party at the post that includes a Poker Run followed by a Mega Money Give Away amassing to the amount of $3000 (only 300 tickets being sold). The party is only just beginning at this point of the night. From 6 - 10 pm the band Decade will entertain us with music from the 50's and 60's. We will also have a meal consisting of Hamburger or Hot Dog with coleslaw, MacSalad, and baked beans. Get the word out as this could prove to be our only needed fund raiser.

The money give away will be as follows: 

A drawing will take place every 15 minutes from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

At the hours of 6, 7, and 8 the drawing will be for $300.

At each quarter hour the drawing will be for $100

At 8:15 and 8:30, the last two drawings of the night, the drawings will be for [email protected]

This one event will make our funds for the year. 

There will be tickets for everyone at the meeting.

Upcoming rides

Posted by Kent Long on June 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Check the calendar for rides. Let me know if you have a ride to schedule and I will get in on the calendar.

Post Scholarship Program

Posted by Kent Long on June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Thanks to the Riders the Scholarship program was a success. Through our donation of $1000 the post was able to up the amount from $500 in the past to $750. Lets grow that to $1000 per receipiant in 2015. Awesome job riders.