Dean Gruber (left) , Director of the American Legion Riders and American Legion Post 138 Commander Newman Roosevelt.
The local chapter of the American Legion Riders has been welcomed by American Legion Post 138 in University Place. In a unanimous vote at the Post’s meeting Monday Jan. 15, Post 138 voted to host and affiliate with the Legion Riders.
The local Riders chapter was established in Rainier, WA nearly two years ago, but due to some insurance issues with Rainier the post decided that it needed to absolve the affiliation last October. Dean Gruber, current director of the Riders, is a resident of Lakewood so Post 138 was approached about affiliating. The insurance issue was addressed and cleared so the Post welcomed the Riders.
The American Legion Riders are members of the American Legion who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They can be found participating in parades, partaking in motorcycling events, and supporting the communities in which they live, work, and play. Members of the Riders come from the Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. The American Legion Riders were formed…
…to participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion.
…to promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest.
…to use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion.
The American Legion Riders is not a Motorcycle Club, and does not practice M/C rules or regulations. The American Legion Riders is family-oriented, just as is its parent organization: the American Legion.
The American Legion Riders is open to all motorcycle riders who own a street legal motorcycle and are members or are eligible for membership in the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary or The Sons of the Legion.
Anyone who would like more information about the American Legion family or the Riders may contact Dean Gruber via e-mai: LegionRiders138@yahoo.com