Greetings ALR Family!
I have wanted to ‘put pen to paper’ several times, but nothing really inspired me. I find inspiration comes at odd times. This time I was washing dishes. While washing dishes, I had a thought about our family. How proud I am to be a part of this family. How proud it makes me to be associated with the great things our family does. How there is not one chapter, not one member out there who is better than the other. We act as a equals. This is illustrated by when we get ‘2gether’. We all do great things out there, but when we are ‘2gether’, nothing else matters but our camaraderie and our like mindedness to our devotion to mutual helpfulness. This past weekend I was able to split my time between two events; the Area 3 Meeting at Chapter 221, Tehachapi and the Pig Roast hosted by Chapter 184, Redondo Beach.
I rode with my chapter and met with other chapters on the way to Chapter 221 Tehachapi. I was with family. I got to break bread with my family and talk with them. The jokes were endless as was our camaraderie. I was a little sad to leave the meeting early, as I would not get to spend the usual time I get to spend with them. That little bit of sadness quickly was gone as I left with some more of my family and headed to Chapter 184.
I headed out to 184 with my family. In short time we were riding ‘2gether’ as though we had been doing it forever. The subtle things you pick up while riding ‘2gether’; when to change lanes, when to slow down or speed up. We got to Chapter 184 and we were met by family, Joel Lopez, our past Area 4 Vice President. We went into the Post and we were met by family. It was a great time! Camaraderie and jokes were the order of the day. Talking about the upcoming West Coast Rally. Shaving my head for the Legacy Scholarship fund. It was a great time that did not last long enough for me. I have said it once and I will continue to say it, I love getting out and visiting with my ALR Family!
With all of that said, I am looking forward to seeing those of you who are able to make it to the West Coast Rally. If you are unable to make it, that’s alright, I will see you when I am on the road. You are all the finest bunch of humans I get to hang out with. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve you.
Be safe out there! I will see you on the road!
American Legion Riders
Department of California
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The American Legion Riders (ALR) of California Area 2 will conduct a Veterans Suicide Awareness Run on February 25, 2023. ALR District 28 in Prunedale, CA will host the Area 2 Veterans Suicide Awareness Run and will be the Area 2 POC for this event.
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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT JANUARY 29, 2023 AT 2979 DEXTER DR. RIVERSIDE 92501 AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 LOCATED IN FAIRMONT PARK BY THE TANK. PROCEEDS TO PROMOTE SUICIDE AWARENESS AND OTHER VET PROGRAMS. REGISTRATION IS $20 PER PERSON FROM 9:30-11:00 BLIND DRAW DOUBLE ELIMINATION 1ST PLACE $100 2ND PLACE $75 3RD PLACE $50. 50/50 RAFFLE. HAMBURGER/CHEESEBURGER OR 2 HOT DOGS FOR $8 COME WITH POTATO SALAD AND CHIPS. YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND LAUGHS ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. ON THE AVERAGE 22 VETS PER DAY COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY DAY! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE RAIN OR SHINE WE HAVE A LARGE INDOOR AUDITORIUM LET THE GAMES BEGIN
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Increasing your Visibility to Others is not so hard. We have heard or read articles, "Gee Officer, I didn't see him".
New bikes have there headlights hard wired, but if you have an earlier model, flip it on at all times, including during daylight hours.
Turn on the high beam highlights during the day....more noticeable. Signal your intentions, use your horn and wear clothes that can be seen.
Position your motorcycle where it can be seen. Don't put yourself behind a large truck or ride in the blind spot of a vehicle near you.
Remember to cancel your signals when you've completed your turn or lane change.
These are only a few things you can do, Ride Safe!
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