MISSION STATEMENT: To enhance the lives of veterans and their families.

DEPARTMENT NEWS:

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR RIDER AGENDAS

 

Per our discussion at the AMVETS Riders Spring Rally, this is a reminder notice that all AMVETS Riders Chapters are to submit in writing their 2014 Riders agenda no later than 1 April 2014.

 

This letter (CLICK HERE TO READ) is a friendly reminder to make sure that all AMVETS Riders Chapters are aware of each others functions. This will ensure that all Riders are aware of this seasons events.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP CARDS AVAILABLE

 

Melissa has the Riders cards ready and distributed to most of the chapters. This year the cards are laminated and will be used for later years. DO NOT THROW YOUR CARD AWAY! Next year you will be receiving a 2015 sticker only.

 

 

EVENTS AGENDA

 

Got a chapter event coming up? Let us know and we'll post it for you! MI AMVETS Riders want to reach out to each others chapters and help increase participation. Email your events to:

 

EVENTS@AMVETSRIDERS57.COM

 

 

SEC 1015 LOCATION

 

Next year's SEC will be located in Midland at Chapter 3652. Contact C2 for more details. Congrats to 3652.

 

 

PROGRAM REPORTING

 

Please email your program reporting to Monk at monk@amvetsriders57.com

Thx!

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Chapters will be monitored for the communication from Department to POC's. Communication will go through president, secretary and POC. Information that has be sent sometimes does not make it to the members. We need to have news, directives and other items go to the members.

 

 

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Date site last revised: 5 March, 2014

 

FALLEN RIDER

 

Michigan AMVETS Riders lost Good Time Charlie Thompson who passed away a little while ago.

 

Charlie was from Chapter 23 Kentwood and was the current president of his chapter Riders.

 

Good bye Charlie, you will be missed...

 

The funeral service will be held Thursday 1:00 pm at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Stocking Mortuary, 585 Stocking Ave NW.

 

Memorial contributions to the Chapter 23 Amvet Riders would be appreciated.

DEPARTMENT SEC

 

Department SEC was well attended and a lof of ideas were exchanged. New directives were discussed such as our opening communications with all chapters as well as reporting.

 

Next year our SEC will be hosted in Midland known for it's hospitality and free beer. Higgins Lake is on the docket for later this year. Grand Rapids will host the event but remember, please come up early to help with the clean up. A small price to pay for a free room! More to come.

 

NOMINATIONS IN FOR 2014-2015 ELECTIONS

 

 

Sgt-At-Arms - Jeff Norman 23

Judge Advocate - Charles "C2" Ireland 3652

Treasurer - Dave "Counter" Nagy 57

2nd Vice - Ken "Monk" Zavela 57

1st Vice - Melissa "Tink" Gagnon 171

President - Larry "Godfather" Saad 57

QUARTERLY PRESIDENTS MEETING

 

Starting in 2014, AMVETS Michigan Department is instituting a Presidents Meeting for all chapter presidents. These meetings will be off the record but will encourage an exchange of ideas between chapters.

 

All chapters will be participating and all Riders are welcome to join in the discussions - not just the presidents.

 

The first meeting will take place in July at a location to be determined.

RIDERS LUNCH AND DINNER

 

A twofer! We are all up for reporting, food and riding! 171 is having their annual luncheon. And then Midland Riders is having a dinner at their post. Let Monk know who goes to both and I'll put you on the Wall of Fame.

 

This is a programs reporting dream so let's live the dream....

 

AMVETS RIDERS CHAPTER 57 - 19730 Harper Avenue - Harper Woods, MI 48225