Chapter Bylaws Workshop

Monday, September 27th, 2021 @ 7:00 PM 

(Doors will open at 6:45)

All members are welcome to attend...

Link: Join Zoom Bylaws Workshop


2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Greetings Riders!

It’s time to check back in with you and let you know what’s up with the Director. I hope everyone had a good Memorial Weekend. It was great to see so much activity from the Riders on social media and how each of you honored our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. As long as we continue to remember and honor them, their memory and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

June will be a busy month for all of us. As for me, I am starting off by riding up to Chapter 119, Placerville’s Poker Run, being held on June 4, 2022. I hope to get to meet some of our newest members from Chapter 95 Oroville! Starting on June 10, 2022, we will be kicking off the California Legacy Run in Fort Bragg and Bakersfield. I will be riding up to Fort Bragg to help out with registration and the kick off on Thursday, June 9. June 24-26, 2022, the American Legion, Department of California, Sons of American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will be having their conventions in Visalia, Ca. I will be making the (not so) long trip from my home to represent the Riders at each of the conventions.

That’s all for now brothers and sisters! I am looking forward to getting on the road and seeing you! See you on the road!


Mike 'U Turn' Smith

State Director

American Legion Riders

Department of California

It has been 17 days since the close of the Convention. I have said it before we need to not only support our Posts, but also to get out and support each other as well. Our Area 6 Vice Director, Cris Molina delivered an eloquent address to the Convention and said it much better than I could ever have. This address resulted in two things; 1) Cris' new road name 2 Gether (Hope I spelled it right) and , 2) what our next year should look like, 'TOGETHER'. In the next few weeks I will be getting out and putting my words to action. I will be traveling to Chapter 716 Los Alamitos this weekend to support their Bike Blessing event. I am looking forward to doing what I love, getting out supporting our ALR Family and visiting with everyone and hearing what they have to share. See you on the road!
Mike 'U Turn' Smith
State Director
American Legion Riders
Department of California

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


No Road is too long if you have good company. Come on out and show your support!! Please help us in spreading the word, bring your family and friends and enjoy your favorite HOT DOG. Hope to see you there.


Good afternoon comrades,

It’s been awhile. I am writing to call us to support each other in these challenging times.

Weather, politics, isolation; all these are fuel for an undercurrent of discord. I also follow all the good that the riders are doing with rallies and events in all the areas. I appreciate all the outreach that is done in our communities.

Brothers and sisters, we are members of an historic organization with a great record of service. I am proud to know so many of you and hope to meet many more in the coming months. I look forward to seeing the area posts of events and the messages from our many riders. It is uplifting to witness the implementation of Comrade Molina’s 2gether call.

Reach out to other areas and riders, establish (or reestablish) contact with riders you might have fallen out of contact with. It is prime riding weather. Contact other chapter members as you ride around our state. Let them point out sights and rides you might otherwise miss.

Thank you for all you are doing to raise awareness of our organization and our mission.

For God and country,

Fred Branson

ALR DoC Chaplain

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