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Leslie Kruft

6th District American Legion Riders Liaison Officer

Home: 218-237-8634 | Cell: 218-255-3500

 

Good day my Fellow Legion Riders,

                Some of you may know me and some might not, so I will reintroduce myself. My name is Leslie Kruft, I am a member of the Otto Hendrickson Post 212 Chapter of Legion Riders. Our new 6th District Commander Jim Lucas has asked me to stay on as the 6th District American Legion Riders Liaison Officer.

                Even though it is towards the end of July as I write this article, there is still plenty of riding season left to go. I know our post has some riding events coming up, hopefully all of you have been gathering and riding. As of today’s date, we have 10 riding chapters in the 6th District.  I am hoping we can get more chapters going. We have 69 posts within our District. 

                I would like to welcome the Bobby Brown Post 14 from Bemidji to our American Legion Riders Family. We are always looking for new chapters. If you know of any post wanting to start a chapter, please feel free to contact me. If you are just looking to join a chapter near you, I have included a list of the Posts that have a chapter. Please get ahold of me for more information.

Post

Number

Town

Post

Number

Town

Post

Number

Town

12

Long Prairie

255

Brainerd

212

Park Rapids

14

Bemidji

366

Bertha

134

Walker

46

Little Falls

560

Zimmerman

 

 

112

Elk River

627

Nisswa

 

 

 

Don’t forget we have the Legacy Ride, Camporee and Rally all coming up in the next couple of months. Hope to see some of you out there. Remember to Ride Safe and always Have Fun. 

Leslie Kruft

Department ALR Director Paul Hassing presented a resolution that came down from the National Executive Committee. If you remember ALR history, resolutions #35 and #32 brought us into existence at the national level. The new resolution seeks to supersede those two and combine them into one. One of the stipulations in the new resolution that brought on some discussion is the requirement that leadership of the chapters should be designated as Director or Chairman and not as Commander or President. The reasons given are that Commander refers to either The American Legion or the Sons of the American Legion and President is the title given to the leader of the American Legion Auxiliary. Further, in many motorcycle clubs the leader of the group is designated President. It remains an aim of the ALR that we are distinct from a motorcycle club. Since some chapters in the Department of Minnesota have designated their chief officer to be President in their constitution and by-laws, a motion was made and passed to support the national resolution with the exception that those chapters whose guiding documents predate the resolution will be allowed to continue to use that designation.

Department of Minnesota Legion Rider website - http://www.mnalr.org/home.php

Department of Minnesota Legion Rider Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MNALR

6th District Legion Rider Facebook page -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/302597553530989/

Keep the Shiny Side up.

 

Submitted by Paul Edwards – Sixth District Commander

 

 


 

 

 

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