American Legion Riders Chapter 142 Officers for 2021-2022
Director: Don Crites 954-736-6941
Assistant Director: Dan Zullo 973-727-0291
Adjutant Officer/Membership: Rob McCarten 646-246-5948
Secretary: Loretta Cum 954-608-0032
Treasurer: Don Crites 954-736-6941
Sergeant-at Arms: Richard Wilson 954-946-5440
Road Captain: Bob Lavoie 860-620-3047
Chaplain: Dan Falvey 954-393-4963
Historian: Diane Crites 954-643-3405
Monthly Membership Meetings: 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Post Dining Room
The Director encourages those who wish to arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to socialize, interact, and discuss events of special interest to the Riders.
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Today over 425 American Legion Riders programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:
American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund, raising as much as $5,000 or more in a single event.
Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".
Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.
Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Centers, Varied Children and Youth Programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy Families and many, many others.
Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.
Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.
Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in co-operation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.
Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a win/win situation for your Post, District, and Department!
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