August 21, 2017
To Riders and Supporters Nationwide,
It’s an honor and privilege to have been elected as your Rider’s National President!
I have some large shoes to fill, but I have had some great leaders to show me the way.
And I will continue to strive to do my best to represent our great nation of riders.
I'd like to take this time to highlight those individual’s that excelled this year in helping the riders make a difference. Dept. of the Year, Kentucky with programs award with $3,721.28 per member reporting, Chapter of the Year, Florida 86 with $12,221.66 per member program reporting, Dept. Rider of the Year Natalie Cummings form Iowa, Chapter Rider of the Year Richard Dean from Missouri. President’s Prestige’s award for outstanding achievements go out to Kristin Orem from Kentucky. President's Award for most improved chapter goes out to Kentucky 125. Membership award for largest chapter went out to Florida Chapter 2 total of 89 members. Membership award for revalidation and over whelming aspect of LRB and LRS went to Dept. Of Missouri.
As past Presidents before me, I too have an open door policy as long as you follow your chain of command. We here at National strive on the fact that all of our officers do their jobs and do them well.
If you haven’t already please go to our web site www.amvetsridersnational.org. Sometimes the information you are looking for is there. Kelly Webber, our Publications officer does a great job making sure everything is there. It’s a shame if we don’t use it.
Communication: Just a reminder. our national face book page is there for you to use. Please just remember this is not where we air out our issues. Please remember to be courteous and professional. Our communications officer Kathy Campbell has the right to remove anything deemed to be offensive, advertisement or just not appropriate to our cause.
National Secretary Karen Cox has agreed to continue do the great work she does. With saying that, please make sure when sending our Membership spreadsheet back to us that you do not add any boxes or changes to the format of this document that our beloved K ladies have worked really hard making.
Quarter Master: please continue to use the National Amvets Quarter Master for all your riders apparel. A link is on our national page and Lara Stenson will help you in any way. All she asks is that if she doesn’t answer, that means she’s on the other line working on other people’s stuff. Leave her a message and she will get back to you.
Midyear Rally 2018 will be in Florida as well as National Convention 2018. So start planning now. Hope to see a lot more new faces in the seats.
In closing, please all be safe riding this year. Keep up all the great work helping all our veterans nationwide. I would love to see the riders storm the hill with the sons in Washington this year. We do make a difference when we are there.
See you all soon.
National Amvets Riders President