08/27/2016
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join the Fair Oaks Chapter with a poker run thru the Sierra Foothills!  5 stops, 6 cards!  One stop will include Folsom Harley-Davidson where the 2017 models will be on display just for the poker run!

Single Riders: $25 Double: $35  Includes BBQ Lunch

Breakfast available during registration.

As we move into this year there are Posts looking to form Chapters and there are Chapters looking to grow. You need to ask yourself what kind of member you want. Does the member support The American Legion? Will the member attend meetings and events of both their parent organization and the Chapter? Is the potential member volatile when things do not go their way? Do they talk bad about other members when that person is not around? These are but a few of the things you need to look at before accepting a new member.

A common complaint among Chapters is the same people volunteer to do the same jobs over and over. That is because you do not recruit active members or you overwhelm new members when they join and burn them out. I understand this is a volunteer organization, but as soon as you join and wear the vest I consider you to be a volunteer. If someone wants to join just to wear a patch on their back you may need to rethink accepting them. These are the ones you will never see until it is time to renew their dues.

Another thing that is popular now is the theme of recruiting younger veterans and their families. Just because they are younger, does not mean they will be active. You cannot let age be a determining factor in who you ask to join The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. If you do, you will be bypassing a goldmine of veterans who are looking to be involved in any way they can.

Mick Sobczak
President ALR DOC

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Bob Murray: Since we don't have a set time, how are we supposed to know if someone wanting membership in the ALR is the type of person that will strengthen our chapter, or bring it down?

 

Mick Sobczak: There is nothing stopping you from having them attend meetings and rides before accepting their membership. See if they are a fit for your Chapter and let them see if they like you.

 

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08/27/2016
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join the Fair Oaks Chapter with a poker run thru the Sierra Foothills!  5 stops, 6 cards!  One stop will include Folsom Harley-Davidson where the 2017 models will be on display just for the poker run!

Single Riders: $25 Double: $35  Includes BBQ Lunch

Breakfast available during registration.


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