​​American Legion

Post 108​

Prescott Valley, Arizona

MEETINGS:  2nd Tuesday of the month 
Auxiliary 4:00 p.m. - Post/Unit Joint Mtg. 5:00 p.m.
Post: Immediately Following - ALR: 6:00 p.m.
Affordable Burial and Cremation Building at
8939 E. Valley Road, Prc Vly  86314

                                                                AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS MINUTES
                                                                                     Chapter 108
                                                                                     08 June 2021

Meeting called to order by Director Ron Matthews at 1815 hours with 15 Riders and one Guest in attendance at the ABC Facility at 8939 E Valley Road in Prescott Valley.

Installation of Officers: Officers were installed by Mark Contreras, District 8 ALR rep.

Director, Ron Matthews
Vice Director, John Moffitt
Road Captain Bob Meadowcroft
Secretary, Ron Arrigoni
Treasure, Bob Dorfman
Sgt at Arms, Mike Covell
Chaplain, Juanita Moffitt
Quartermaster/Membership, Suzanne Covell

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

May meeting minutes were sent out to all ALR Members prior to meeting. Motion to waive the reading of the minutes was received and approved. Motion to approve the minutes are written was received and approved.

Finance Report: Bob Dorfman reported that the current balance is 1628.14. Motion to approve the report was received and approved subject to audit.

Ride Captain Report: Bob Meadowcroft:

Good ride to Payson, some road issues to be aware of for future rides. Williams right to visit the Traveling Wall was well attended as reported by Mike Covell. Ron Matthews was Ride Captain for this. Ron also mentioned that he looked several brothers that are on the wall. Friday 6/18 to Kingman is forecast for very high temps and might get canceled.

Webmaster - Ron Arrigoni:

Last month stats, 103 people reached, 34% increase, Post engagements, 85, 77% increase and page likes down, 23.

Announcements and Reminders by Vice Director John Moffitt:

Suggest we set up a donation table at Prescott Valley Walmart for 3 days during the fall. Discussion followed. Other locations were suggested, Ace Hardwar and Denny’s. John will look at available dates and will bring back to the group at the July Meeting.

 Announcements and reminders by Chapter Director, Ron Matthews:

Remember to enter your hours in the book, logbook available at meeting.

ALR Events:

  • June 12th, Post 6 Prescott is holding a poker run, meet at 0900.
  • Post 78 holding a gun raffle for an AR15 and 1911. Drawing to be help at the post on 7/3/21 @ 1400 hrs.
  • June 19th, Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament starts at 0800hrs. Need help getting pits ready on June 18th meet at 1700.
  • June 19th, Post 105, Phoenix, Helping our homeless poker run. Since this is the same day as out
  • Horseshoe Tourney, Bob Dorfman made a motion to donate $60 to this event, Second by Mike McKibben. Passed.
  • July 4th, Post 141, Pearce, 2nd annual bike show.

See Ron Matthews for any flyers on upcoming events.

Old Business:

  • Updates on members, Wayne Clinton is in good condition, Doug Keller is still in the hospital and doing well. Jim Blinn, in for MRI. Speedy recovery to them.
  • Poppy Day was well supported and windy. ALA raised $1200 for everyone’s efforts.
  • May 29th, Post 135 ribbon cutting for the new Post was a great event, Jeri Sandee donated the
  • land. Pictures posted to ALR 108 Facebook page.
  • May 31st, Visit to Glassford Place, members visited with several WW2 and Korean Vets. Also visited with a Vet of the Royal Air Force and several wives of Veterans.
  • June 5th, Veteran’s night at Wranglers game. Doug Keller sang the National Anthem in the Opening Ceremonies, great job by Doug.

Post still in need of a Service Officer. Anyone interested contact Gary.

AZALR District 8 Rep will be voted on at the Department Convention, John Moffitt reported that the other candidate has withdrawn. Congratulation to Mark Contreras on another year as our Rep.

American Legion Department Convention, June 24-27, still sign up with Post.

AZALR meeting to be held June 26th @1330 hours at the Marriott Phoenix Mesa, ballroom E,F,and G. Scheduled guest speaker will be Marcus Nannini, author of Left for Dead at Nijmegen, the True story of Gene Metcalf who was a German POW in WWII.

District 8 picnic to be held on Sept 18th at Goldwater Lake. $6 per ticket, see Gary for yours.

District 8 Commander would like all members to take the American Legion Basic Training.

New Business:

14th, work party needed to finish installing the insulation in the shed. Also will need to go through files cabinets. This will be after setting up flags on Hwy 69 for Flag Day.

July 17th, District 8 meeting to be held at Post 25 in Cottonwood.

Mike Covell suggested looking into getting a box fan for the meetings, A.E. Morgan has one he will donate.

Bob Dorfman made a motion to donate $200 to Dennis Spicknel, Shining Star to support his work supplying wheelchairs to Veterans. Gary Taylor 2nd, motion passed.

Next Meeting 13 July June 2021 at 1800 at the ABC building 8939 Valley Rd. John Moffit motioned to adjourn meeting, Bob Dorfman 2nd, passed.

Meeting Adjourned by Director Matthews at 1850.

Respectfully Submitted by
Ron Arrigoni, Secretary
ALR Chapter 108.

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