AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS MINUTES
11 April 2023
Called to Order at 1700 hrs. with 20 members and 2 guest.
Roll Call of Officers, All present, we have a quorum.
Minutes of pervious meeting – Gary Taylor moved to accept the minutes as written, 2nd by Sam Clark, passed.
Introduction of Guest, Greg Flippin and Bob Singer, both have submitted the applications. Voted to accept Fred Heggestad as a member.
Treasurer – Bob Dorfman reported that the current balance is 2635.43. Motion made by Juanita Moffitt to approve, 2nd by John Moffitt. Passed, pending audit.
Director – Ron Matthews, Ankle is healed, working on back on, getting the stimulator adjusted soon. Read the Veteran’s Creed. CVMA poker shoot on 6 May at the Compass Training Center in Chino Valley.
Asst. Director – John Moffitt, AZPGR meeting 29May in Cave Creek. Several upcoming PGR missions AT PNC coming up will be sending out reminders. John is taking orders for the PGR I.C.E. dog tags now, only $5.00 each. Will send in an order once a month. Sad to announce that former member Lynn Powell has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Road Captain – Bob Meadowcroft, A good ride to Robbie’s in Rimrock, everyone remarked on the good food and will keep them on the list. Next up will be on 20 April to Dinner on Main in Bagdad. 4 May to Bing’s in Cottonwood. And in May riding up to County Line road on the 40 for a flag line as Run for the Wall passes, Midway route on 16 May and Central route on 17 May. An overnight ride is planned for 31 May – 1 June to Holbrook and the Petrified Forest.
Webmaster – Ron Arrigoni, 681 followers, with 14 new page likes.
Quartermaster/Membership – Suzanne Covell, 31
Sgt at Arms – Mike Covell, Let us know that he has been dealing with getting a correction made to the 9/11 memorial in Chino Valley. Happy to announce after much effort they will change to Airplane on the plaque to reflect the correct model.
Chaplain – Juanita Moffitt, No Report
Motion to accept the Officer’s reports was made by John Moffitt and seconded by Doug Keller. Passed.
Veteran’s car show on 22 April, for more info go to cruise4vets.com.
John Moffitt reported that he still needs to get approval from Walmart to set up tables there for our fund raiser. Dennis Pittman, D8 ALR rep, will be at our next meeting to install officers.
Discussion on fund raising activities. John will have more set by the next meeting on setting up a table.
Nominations made to night as follows:
Director – Ron Mathews, acceptered
Asst. Director – John Moffitt, accepted.
Road Captain – Bob Meadowcroft, accepted.
Secretary – Ron Arrigoni, accepted.
Treasury – Bob Dorfman, accepted.
With no further nominations a unanimous vote was cast for our slate.
Appointed by Director are, Chaplain – Juanita Moffitt, Quartermaster/Membership – Suzanne Covell, and Sgt of Arms – Mike Covell.
Anything else for the good of the Legion?
Larry Griffin suggests that we donate money to assist with the renovations the church is doing to the room we use for our meetings. Would like up grade the lights and a donation of $100 would take care of that. Discussion followed, Doug Keller made motion to donate $100, 2nd by Bob Singer, passed.
Bill Hudson shared a drawing of a bronze statue that an artist was developing and just wanted some feedback from a veteran’s group.
It was brought up and discussed to find 2 families of a veteran to support for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Need riders to assist with the Auxiliary’s poppy days on May 19th and 20th.
Next meeting will be 9 May 2023.
Director Ron Matthews adjourned the meeting at 1758hrs.
Submitted by Ron Arrigoni, ALR 108 Secretary