Monday, March 10, 2008

March update and events calendar

March Update and Event Calendar

Rice-Ebner Post 588 American Legion riders met on 9 March 2008 at the post. Business was conducted to include discussions on our upcoming Poker Run scheduled for June. Hokendaqua ALR Post 739 had a representative that opened discussion on food, manning booths and other topics necessary for our upcoming event.

Our Legion Riders also managed the Post's meat wheel event which was a great success for the post. Many thanks to Seaweed and Pokey for their work for the event.

Hopefully riding weather is coming soon and we will get out and ride a little. Some of our members have been riding as they are snow birding in Florida... saw the pictures from Kye of her and King down at Daytona Beach. Kye had the nerve to come to the meeting looking all tanned, etc from her time in Florida...I'm of course highly envious.

Events for Post 588 American Legion Riders - updated 10 March 2008 (these include a couple additional events from the Region 6 Director (Jim Wentworth)

15 March 2008 - American Legion Riders Post 957 Brass Nut Run Saturday March 15th Registration from 11 AM till 12pm From New Berlin Post 957 to Bills Cycle then to Norry Legion Post and Danville Post. $10 per Rider for more info please call Andy Bloom 570-672-3081 or Tim Morseman at 570-966-4841

29 March 2008 - Post 834 Fallsington Pig Out Drink Up at the Fallsington Legion $15 per person.

13 April 2008 - Legion Rider Meeting - 1400hrs at the club (if good weather - ride to follow)Hoqendaqua ALR meeting may be the same weekend - we want to get a couple reps to their meeting - Volunteers?

26 April 2008 Fallsinton ALR is meeting up with Aston Post 926as well as the Southern NJ ALR Oaklyn Beetlewood Post 834 They are all meeting at the Aston Post 926 at 10AM continuing on to the Union Hotel for Lunch and to socialize.

3 May 2008 Post #3 Henry Houston (where is this???) 2nd Annual Conboy Ride/fund raiser/yard sale at Gorgas Park. The Date is May 3rd for more info please Email

10 May 2008 - Freedom Run to Ground zero - Motorcycle Run & Festival Registration - begins at 9 am at the Hackensack Courthouse Parking lot Departure – 11 am Sharp! Beneficiary - the 9/11 Rescue Worker’s Foundation As always, the run is totally FREE! All you need is $7 for the GWB toll (NO EZ PASS, we will be bypassing the toll plaza and taking the emergency vehicle ramp onto the GWB}. This year the Freedom Run & Festival will benefit the 9/11 Rescue Workers Foundation, established to assist Ground Zero workers (and their families) who have become sick or permanently disabled from September 11th and the days that followed. The day will begin with a brief ceremony at the start point. The police-escorted run crosses the GWB, winds past Ground Zero and ends up at Liberty State Park, Food, vendors, etc For more info visit or call 201.843.6930

10-17 May 2008 - Myrtle Beach Bike week - Karen and Stan are heading there 10-15 for Bike week. We will have a condo rented on the beach for the period.

17 May 2008 - Legion Riders Post 588 election of officers - Meeting will begin at 1500hrs after flag planting

17 May 2008 - Flag planting on Veteran's Graves with Legion Post. Anticipated date for Flags to be placed on South Side Easton Veteran's graves by Post 588. approximately 1750 flags are placed in 8 south side cemetaries. Post 588 Service Officer Mike H. will publish more details in upcoming months. Expected start time is 1100hrs

18 May 2008 - May 18th Armed Forces Freedom Ride cost $30 for more info.

24 May 2008 - Post 834 Fallsington Noon to 4pm Delaware Valley Veterans Home

24-26 May 2008 - Rolling Thunder ride to the Wall in Washington, DC. draft agenda as follows Saturday 24 May 0900hrs - depart Post 588 and ride via Rt 100, Rt 1, Balt-Wash parkway to NE Washington. Hotel Saturday night - depart Sunday (Early) for the Pentagon Parking lot where event starts - option A is to ride back Sunday (long day) or option B is to ride back Monday (Memorial Day). Lodging is planned at Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 USA Phone: 1-301-441-3700 Toll-free: 1-800-676-5975 This is located in Northeast DC Area with access to Metro, parking, etc...

1 June 2008 - 18th Annual POW/MIA Ride For Freedom Cost is FREE for more or call 610-631-9423 or

7 June 2008 - Post 16 Slatington 2nd Annual Poker Run October 4th 2nd annual Ride to the Gathering. For more info please contact Denise at Pokey and Colonel went on this ride last year - good event. Sister ALR Chapter ride

8 June 2008 - Post 154 Gardner-Warner, Montrose, PA 3rd Annual Run for the Vets Sunday June 8th 2008 for more info please Email John at

21 June 2008 - Post 588 American Legion Riders located in Easton, PA is hosting a Poker Run with the Hokendaqua ALR Post 739 on 21 June 2008 - Rain or Shine. Poker Run will commence at the Rice-Ebner Post 588 Legion Post at 423 Davis Street, Easton, PA. Sign up and issue of Poker run entry Card and first card draw would be competed at the Easton post. Individual departure to complete route 1000-1230hrs. Last departure from Post 588 at 1230hrs. Final stop is at the Hokendaqua Post 739, 3154 Front St in Hokendaqua. Distance is approx 60 miles to all stops. Cost is $15 per Rider and $10 per passenger for early registration $20 /10 at the door. Donation covers entry, beer, soda, food provided to participants at the Hokendaqua Post. DJ “That CD Guy” will be playing and door prize drawings will be held at the Hokendaqua Post as well as prizes for Poker run winners. Proceeds benefit American Legion Riders chapters that are active in supporting veteran and soldier support activities, including soldiers serving overseas currently, and providing veteran’s facilities visits and programs that comfort aging veteran’s in Eastern Pennsylvania.

22 June 2008 - Patriots M.C. L.V. Poker Run - 1st annual poker run. Sunday June 22, 2008. Ride kicks off from 2nd and Bridge streets Catasauqua PA. Registration 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. A 2 hour ride through the blue mountains returning back to the center of Catty. Cost: $20 per motorcycle ($15 in advance) $25 with a passenger ($20 in advance). Drinks, food & music included. Featuring "Bang Bang Betty" 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. Cash prizes,door prizes,50/50,basket of cheer. Proceed to benefit the Catasauqua American Legion and our veterans

4-6 July 2008 - S&K Farm event

19 July 2008 - Post 173 Tamaqua Fisher House Run. Registration will start at 10 AM at Post 173 Tamaqua. For more info Please contact Dwight at

15-17 August 2008 - American Legion Riders Rally at Mountaintop Post 781 for more info please contact Dave Vincent @ Pokey and the Colonel went last year – was a good event and we met lots of Legion Riders from all over the state.

6 September 2008 - Freeland Post 473 is not in Region 6 but this Run is worth going on. 3rd Year for Emilio Raneri Memorial Run Sept 6th 08 for more info Please contact Dwight at

20 September 2008 - Post 173 Tamaqua our regional post is having a run for our Local Heros The Hometown National Gaurd. For more info please contact me at

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