Spring is upon us and now is the time to grow the AMVETS Riders organization by talking with veterans while we get out and ride with pride! I ask that each AMVETS Riders Chapter focus on helping veterans through various programs. I also challenge each Riders chapter and Department to hold one poker run or event that contributes proceeds to help support the national Riders’ program, Work Vessels for Veterans. WVFV is a program that helps wounded combat veterans start and operate their own business. Check out their website at www.WVFV.net. A special thanks goes out to Mr. John Niekrash, founder and CEO of WVFV, for giving some very inspirational speeches at the spring NEC!
I encourage everyone in the AMVETS Family to take part in the AMVETS Riders National Raffle. Prizes include a Caribbean vacation, a seven-day cruise and several great cash prizes! Also, please keep safety in mind while you are riding all over this great nation. There are many drivers who are distracted by cellphones, eating, etc. We have to take care of ourselves by being aware of our surroundings while riding. Let's go out and make things happen! LRB