2018 RIDERS NATIONAL MID-YEAR RALLY
April 26-28, 2018, Bunnell, FL
Meeting was called to order by President George Cummings, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm.
Invocation given by Jeremiah Botkin, RNCHAP. Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Larry Saad, RNSAA. Mission statement was read by President George Cummings.
Roll call of officers, all present.
1st Vice Tom McNamara - We have a total of 1,902 members that we can account for. Approximately 100 cannot be accounted for because their status as a Rider or Supporter isn’t known and therefore not marked on the National roster. It’s important that the DRF’s are filled out completely. The Department Rosters were sent to each department to be corrected and marked that dues were paid and sent back to Karen.
2nd Vice John Reando - If you have a new email address, send it in. Program reporting is going good. The following departments have reported 100%: GA, IA, KY and OH. National raffle tickets: sell them and get the stubs and money back to me. Do not send cash. The drawing will be held at the National Convention in August. In order to get Quality Chapter, you must sell at least $100 worth of tickets. LRP: Committee members are Kristin Orem, David Ray, Richard Dean, George Cummings and John Reando.
Past National President Don Cox No Report.
Judge Advocate Jim Whitcraft My report is in the book. I ask that it
be accepted as written.
Treasurer Dan Macdonald - Finance committee gave him ideas on tracking expenses. Suggest he have sub-groups under some line items, so it’ll be broke down. Not all the membership money has come in yet because not all DRF’s are in yet. Audit Committee – No discrepancies found, it was perfect. They did have recommendations: When officers get receipts, make a copy right away because store receipts tend to fade. Also, have a running total on the spreadsheet.
Communications Officer Kathy Campbell - I ask that my report be accepted as written in the book.
Secretary Karen Cox - I ask that my report be accepted as written in the book.
Publications Officer Kelly Webber - I ask that my report be accepted as written in the book.
Sergeant-At-Arms Larry Saad - No uniform issues. Dealing with the 990’s.
Motion to accept officers’ reports from David Ray, 2nd by Dave Wilkins, no discussion, passed.
Kurt Knechtle - President of Chapter 113 – Thanked everyone for attending. Said he received help throughout the planning of the rally. All raffle winners will be drawn today.
Richard Dean – 2nd Vice MO 48 – Has PLEASE STAND patches for sale for $6.00. Funds from sold patches will go to Hero’s Care.
David Ray – Department of GA President, has been appointed as National Historian. He was presented with a red beret.
Move from regular business to nominations for National Officers:
Sergeant-At-Arms Larry Saad nominated Accepted
Treasurer Dan Macdonald Accepted
Judge Advocate Jim Whitcraft Accepted
2nd Vice John Reando Accepted
1st Vice Tom McNamara Accepted
President George Cummings Accepted
Back to regular business. Cindy Zebley, 1st Vice Riders Chapter 113 thanked everyone for coming.
The National Executive Board thanked everyone.
President George Cummings gave a personal thank you to everyone for coming.
Motion made to adjourn. No discussion, passed. Adjourned at 3:25pm.
Prayer by RNCHAP Jeremiah Botkin.
Colors retired by RNSAA Larry Saad.
Riders National Secretary
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!!!
Commemorative Patch Contest
To: All AMVETS Riders Members
2018 Marks the 10th anniversary of the AMVETS Riders National Charter.
In celebration of this milestone National AMVETS Riders is looking to have a “10 Year” commemorative patch made and available at convention in August.
We are opening this up to the membership as a “10 Year” patch contest!
The patch design must be approximately 3” to 4” in size, round or oval and must represent the 10 years.
The person who submits the chosen patch design will receive $100!
All designs must be submitted by email to the Riders National Secretary no later than June 10th, 2018.
We look forward to seeing your ideas!
Submit your patch design to:
Karen Cox – RNS
Remember the deadline to submit is June 10th!