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American Legion Riders: Chair

From the Chairman

Jim Wineland

Jim Wineland
ALR Chairman

November 2020

Merry Go Round & ALR Summit

Well, we should find out today who won the Merry Go Round Trophy. Will Sonny have to go on another road trip again, we will know today. I hope everyone enjoyed the new program tracker that we have adopted, if not, please let us know your thoughts. We are planning on using the same rules and program for the Round Robin.

It is final, we will hold the Summit at Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center, 6515 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. This is the same hotel I mentioned in last month’s article, and yes, they will have fire pits. We have negotiated an $87 per night rate which includes breakfast. You can start making your reservations on Monday November 2 through December 31st. AAA will be handling all the reservations for us through Laura Lyden at 904-543-6864. There will be two hospitality rooms on the main floor and four hospitality suites available to the group. One of the suites will be the ALR Department’s sponsored by ALR District 15. They will receive the room at no cost because of their winning performance in the last Round Robin.

The summit format will mirror last years with and few more items to be confirmed. We will have the same topics with a few changes with instructors. We will add an active demonstration of the current program we are using to track our performance with the Merry go Round and Round Robin. We will keep you posted on other changes we will be making as the Summit comes together.

As I have mentioned before, Bev and I are looking for a little help. We are a little ahead of the schedule because we moved unused plans from last year to this year, but we need more individuals to get involved and ready to step up as the needs of the program change.

Again, Thank You for all your Efforts!
We already have our schedule put together for next year. More info coming. Here is our tentative schedule for next year for your review and comments

  • November 5-8, Fall Conference – Cancelled
  • February 3, Summit – Meet & Greet 6P – 8P
  • February 4, 5, & 6, Summit – Classroom, we may add AM Sunday for Road Captain Training
  • April 3, Children & Youth Picnic at American Legion Post #1, Titusville, Florida, 12P to 6PM
  • April, all month, Round Robin, PVR/SPI
  • April 18, Meet & Greet – Marathon & Pensacola FL
  • April 19-23, North & South – In-State Unity Rides
  • April 24, In-State-Rally – Harley South Kissimmee FL
  • June 16-19, Department Convention

Beverly and I would like to thank each of you for the support we received this last year! Thank You for what you do, and we are proud to be part of your Leadership Team of such a great group!

Jim Wineland
American Legion Riders

“For the Cause, not the applause.”