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AZALR MEETING MINUTES

June 25, 2022

Hosted by 132, Oro Valley, AZ

Meeting opened according to ritual at 1332. 

Visitors:
Dean Lawrence, Membership Director for the Department of the American Legion, and Lead Candidate for Department Commander

Noah McMullen, newly elected SAL Detachment Commander 

Dan Ashley, SAL Detachment Commander (outgoing)

Ben Headen, Department Commander

Mike Simon, Candidate for Department Commander

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS (by Secretary): 

CHAIRMAN: Gerard Brinkmann - Present

VICE CHAIRMAN AREA A: Donald Bracken - Excused. Marcia Bracken as proxy. 

VICE CHAIRMAN AREA B : Jerry Becker - Present

VICE CHAIRMAN AREA C : David Hay - Present 

SECRETARY: Lisette Eckman - Present

INFORMATION OFFICER: Larry Arnold – Absent, excused

COMMUNICATIONS: Brandon Vail - Present

JUDGE ADVOCATE: Jennifer Kritzer - Present

ROLL CALL OF DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES:

    All 10 districts were present. 

ROLL CALL OF CHAPTERS: 

present (41): 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34, 35, 36, 41, 44, 45, 52, 56, 58, 59, 62, 68, 81, 91, 96, 105, 108, 109, 117, 125, 129, 131, 132, 138, 140

excused (0): 

non-reporting (25): 4, 11, 12, 23, 30, 39, 54, 57, 61, 66, 69, 76, 78, 86, 87, 93, 97, 103, 107, 126, 130, 133, 134, 141, 143

READING OF THE MINUTES:

Minutes of the meeting were previously emailed.  A motion was made by Gerald Valle, ALR 91, it was seconded, none opposed, motion carried.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS and COMMITTEES:

CHAIRMAN – Gerard Brinkmann

Sign the sign-in sheet

100% reporting on Annual Reports.  A lot of chapters are leaving a lot of their hours out.  Your hours start from the time you leave your house until you come home.  

Stats: 2,327 riders, 318 supporters; Hours donated to veterans causes and community events - 380,607; Money donated to veterans causes and community $414,813.60.  Hours donated to home posts - 294,172; Money donated to home posts $168,233.70

4-6 November Fall Conference here at the El Conquistador; ALR Quarterly meeting will be Nov 5

April 2023 quarterly meeting falls on Easter weekend.  117 is supposed to be the host.  Date in flux right now due to Tillman Run and SAL Campout

Pony Express: Districts 3, 8 and 12 have already participated.  Newly elected District Reps should meet with the Gerry to discuss 

Traveling Trophy Master Thief Award is awarded to ALR 32 (again) 

AREA A VICE CHAIRMAN  - Donald Bracken 

No report.

AREA B VICE CHAIRMAN - Jerry Becker

Everything is going well in Area B.  Proud of all that the Chapters are doing.

AREA C VICE CHAIRMAN - David Hay

Still trying to get out to meet every chapter.  

Thunder Valley Rally is in Cottonwood September 16.  Funds will go to help support under-privileged children in sports programs.

SECRETARY - Lisette Eckman  

When speaking, please clearly state your name and Chapter number so I can get them correct in the minutes.  

As a token of my appreciation for allowing me to be the Secretary, I would like to present Gerard Brinkmann with a small gift. 

JUDGE ADVOCATE - Jennifer Kritzer

No report

APPOINTED OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES:

INFORMATION OFFICER - Larry Arnold 

No report

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - Brandon Vail

No report


District Reps:

D1 Doug Kreag: no report

D2 David “Porky” Madril, Sr: no report  

D3 Lorenzo Mata:  no report

D4 Steve Collings:  no report

D5 Casey Campbell: no report

D6 Todd Harris: no report

D7 Roger Green: no report

D8 Dennis Pittman:  no report

D11 Tracy Lindsey: Chapter 61 raised $17,000 for Officer Tyler Moldovan who was shot in the line of duty.  Over 250 riders and made national news.

D12 Debra Chalfin (acting): no report 


OLD / UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Bike Fest 2022: October 21-23, ALR 2 in Tempe.  Registration begins Friday at 1, followed by dinner and karaoke.  Saturday registration begins at 8.  Poker run, bike games, live band, dinner, vendors and karaoke to finish.  Sunday at 8 will be breakfast.
    Q: When is registration information going to go out? A: Info will be sent out shortly.

NEW BUSINESS

Nominations:

Area A Vice Chairman: Donald Bracken

Area B Vice Chairman: Jerry Becker

Area C Vice Chairman: David Hay

District Reps:

1 – Doug Kreag

2 – David “Porky” Madril

3 – Dan Greene

4 – Steve Collins

5 – Curtis Casey Campbell

6 – Todd Harris

7 – Roger Green

8 – Dennis Pittman

11 – Tracy Lindsey

12 – Debra Chalfin

Elections: Motion by Jennifer Kritzer (5) to cast one vote for all unopposed candidates.  Seconded by Marcia Bracken (36).  Motion passed.  Congratulations to the new officers.

January meeting has been moved from 117.  16 & 125 requested; 21 votes for 16, 14 votes for 125.  January meeting will be Jan 14, 2023, ALR 16 in Bisbee.

Bike Fest 2023: Three ALRs put in requests to host.  ALR 24, Boyd McIlhatton, Sep 9-11, destination rides, poker run, possible pub crawl.  ALR 25, Cottonwood, Billy Wright, would like to see it return to Cottonwood; poker run, vendors, games - proposed for 3rd weekend in October.  ALR 29, Glendale, October 20-22, Aux will cook breakfast before poker run, 5 hotels within 4 miles, bike games.  Cottonwood won the vote. Bike Fest 2023 will be held at Post 25, Cottonwood.

Casey Campbell, 32, motion to do away with the bye week for the Traveling Trophy. 
Motion passes, 7-2 (District Rep Vote).  Traveling Trophy rules will be updated to show the changes.

Todd Harris, 86: requesting to get a proposed agenda prior to meetings so that we know what is going to be discussed.  

FUTURE MEETINGS:

November 5, 2022        Dept. Fall Conference, El Conquistador, Oro Valley, AZ

January 14, 2023        ALR 16, Bisbee

April TBD, 2023        ALR 117, Phoenix

June, 2023            Department Convention, El Conquistador, Oro Valley, AZ

November, 2023        Dept. Fall Conference, El Conquistador, Oro Valley, AZ


GOOD OF THE ORDER/ANNOUNCEMENTS

GTKYP Map, Dan Simione, 117: Has been going on 17 years.  Proposal that during your July/August meetings at your posts, get it voted in so that it’s already approved and not waiting until the last minute on Posts.  Having correct post hours, addresses, and information for a contact person in case there are questions.  Also remember to call ahead if you are planning a trip to verify hours.

ADJOURNED 1458


Submitted by 

Lisette Eckman

AZALR Secretary


MEETINGS:  2nd Tuesday of the month 
ALR: 5:00 p.m. - Post/Unit Joint Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
Auxiliary right after joint meeting 
Location:
United Methodist Church
8944 E Sommer Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

​​American Legion

Post 108​

Prescott Valley, Arizona