​Bill Turner
Assistant Director
Steve :Snas" Nasrallah

Vicki Fleming
Mary Jane Cobb
Randy Everhart
Road Captain

Membership Chairman
Jennifer Jeffery
Greg Ohlfs

Safety  Officer
Jeff Koch


December Ride/Event List

SATURDAY – DEC 6th – Just a reminder about our “RIB COOK-OFF” at our Post. If you want to participate in the cook-off there is a sign up sheet at Post 148. Please do it now so we know how many ribs we need to buy. Entry Fee is $30.00 and includes ribs and 1 rib dinner. All cooking and judging at the Post. Rib cooking begins at 8:00 AM Saturday. Judging at 4:00 PM with awards at 4:45 PM. $10.00 rib dinners served at 5:00 PM. Includes your choice of 4 ribs. Additional ribs $2.00 each. Sides included. $2.00 hot dogs and chips. For more details call Susi Martinez at 813-842-4460.  

SUNDAY – DEC 7th – Cookson Hills Toy Run at Veterans Park, Hwy 301. Leaving park at 1:00 PM for a 20 mile country ride. Please bring wrapped toys to hand out to the kids. Gifts passed out 2:30 PM. Gift unwrapping ceremony 3:00 PM. A community event for all ages. KSU from Post 148 at 11:00 AM

Also…Same day - Veterans Park “Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony” starts at 11:00 AM 

SATURDAY – DEC 13th – Wreaths Across America at Bushnell and Sarasota. Those going to Bushnell KSU at Post 148 at 8:00 AM to hook up with many other

groups. Those going to Sarasota, you will need to be at the rest area on I75 South of Ruskin no later than 7:30 AM.

Also…Same day - Lighted Boat Parade Party hosted by Bobby & Michelle Woolbright 748 Kingston Court, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP by Dec 6th to 813-645-2272 or email The boats should be cruising down the canal around 7:00 PM. Kid friendly party. Plenty of food. Please BYOB

FRIDAY – DEC 19th – Legion Post 148 Christmas Party for Adults, 7:00 PM....Pot Luck Dinner. Ugliest Christmas Sweater contest.

SATURDAY – DEC 20th – Children’s Christmas Party at Post 148 from 12:00 till 2:00 PM.

Also…Same day - The Legion Riders have taken on a family in need. We are asking each rider to bring wrapped toys who would like to participate. One for a 2 year old boy and one for a 4 year old girl. We will be taking these toys to their home in Riverview so the kids can have a good Christmas. We thank everyone for your support and hope we can show the community what we are all about.

Now just a few reminders:

•We are holding our annual Haley House Fund Raiser on March 21, 2015. We are now looking for sponsors and raffle when you get a chance get out and hit up your friends and businesses.

•Also in February the Riders will be helping in a Fund Raiser for “Parkinson Disease”. We need donations and raffle items.

•Please note: ALR dues are $10.00. You must first pay your Legion, Auxiliary or SAL dues before you can get your new Riders card. Riders cards are available at the monthly riders meeting. Please have your paid 2015 card with you at that time. 2014 Riders cards expire on 12/31/2014.

As a reminder you are a member of Post 148 first. Please attend the monthly meeting which applies to your membership:
American Legion: 2nd Monday of the Month
American Legion Auxiliary: 3rd Thursday of the Month
Sons of the American Legion: 2nd Thursday of the Month 

Any questions please give me a call at 813-299-3792. Email: 

Thank you, God Bless and Happy Holidays....ride safe!!! 

Road Captain
American Legion Riders
Riverview Chapter Post 148AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 148


Watch your e-mails for any last minute rides and changes. If you have a biking event you’d like to invite others to join in, please e-mail the details and we’ll be happy to send it to the group.

Official Rides: These are the official ALR148 rides scheduled for this month. Official rides are those rides sanctioned by our executive board. These rides count toward getting and maintaining membership as a Legion Rider. All riders are encouraged to participate if possible. These rides will be lead by the Road Captain or one of the Assistant Road Captains. Official rides support our veterans and strengthen our position in the community.

Fun Rides: These are the currently planned fun rides, though more may come up at any time. Fun rides are not sanctioned by the executives, and your participation is optional. These rides may be organized and lead by anyone. Schedules and routes are subject to change, depending on the weather, the leader, and the whim of the group that’s riding. These typically focus on scenic backroads and good watering holes. In the event of a conflict between a fun ride and an official ride, the official ride takes precedence.

Flag Placement On Motorcycles


US Flag Only: If only the US Flag is on your bike, it should either be at the center, or to its "marching right" - on the right side of the motorcycle to the rider's perspective when facing forward.

US Flag And One Other Flag Of Any Type: If the US Flag is on your bike with another, it should be to its "marching right" - on the right side of the motorcycle to the rider's perspective. If the other flag is that of another nation, it should be the same size and at the same height of the US Flag - NO flag should ever be displayed higher than the US Flag.

US Flag And More Than One Other Non-National Flag: If the US Flag is on your bike with several other non-national flags (POW/MIA, ALR, Eagles, Service Banners, etc.) , it should be at center and higher than any of the other flags.

US Flag And More Than One Flag Including Those Of Other Nations: If the US Flag is displayed on your bike with those of any other nation, the flags should be same size and at the same height, with the US Flag to marching right (right side of the vehicle), and others arranged in alphabetical order to the left. Other flags should be arranged in order of decreasing importance - Nations first, states (in order of admittance) and territories second, military third (in order of establishment), and then any others. Again, no flag should fly higher than the US Flag, but the US Flag should be no higher than that of any other nation’s displayed.

Susie Pugh