2017 Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. Memorial Motorcycle Ride

“Patriots on Wheels”
Inaugural Poker Run: Gretna, LA–Saturday, July 22,2017
Welcome riders, one and all, to support our nation’s men and women in uniform and honor the memory of Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. (Commander-in -Chief 1979-80, Adjutant General1981-1995). All net proceeds of the ride will be donated to the Veterans & Military Support Programs to benefit those in uniform and their families. The agenda for Saturday, July 22nd is being prepared and will be forwarded as soon as possible.
Thank you to all who participated in your 2016 ride to Charlotte. You raised more than $38,000 for U.S. troops and their families through our Veterans & Military Support Programs. You did that with just slightly more than 90 riders. This year our goal is to double both the riders and the donation to Veterans & Military Support.
I have attached entry and sponsorship forms for your use. If you’re a rider, sign up and get as many sponsors as you can. Plan your route to New Orleans, LA and start finding your sponsors today. Let’s show the rest of the VFW what those who ride can do for those in uniform and their families.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE SENT AS THE RIDE DEVELOPS. IN THE INTERIM, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS, E-MAIL ME –
Lynn Rolf, Director of VFW Programs,
LRolf@vfw.org or call 816-968-1116.
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN New Orleans

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VFW Riders;

    Thanks so much for what you daily in support of the VFW and your local communities. I would like to challenge our group of past and presently registered riders across the country to help us knock this year’s ride out the park and show the leadership what the impact can be. I know Ed Horton the Louisiana Riders Chairman, VFW Post #3121 and Louisiana VFW are preparing to receive everyone and the hospitality will be 2nd to none at VFW Post #3121. The check presentation will be on Tuesday during business and not like years past at the end of the ride. We will be doing an Inaugural Poker run instead. Looking at some Mardi Gras swag and other surprises for those who sign up. In addition, those who get recruited to join either VFW or Auxiliary the day of will ride free along with active duty military members. This year’s ride we will start at Gretna Post #3121. Registration will start at 9 am and KSU at 10:30 am. The final stop, as it stands, will be at NOLA Brewery on Tchoupitoulas St (pending agreement of NOLA Brewery). There will be 3 stops between the beginning and ending. As we get into Conventions, I would ask you to start educating your departments on the support of the Veteran & Military Support programs this ride supports-Get your VMS Chairman involved. Even if you don’t have any riders going you can still support.  There are other VSOs that have rides every year and they gain a lot of attention and ours go under the radar. Let’s blow this year’s up with social media attention and participation and use our #VFWPostPride.

 Please share this event far and wide.

Lynn W. Rolf III
Programs Director
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
406 W 34
th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
o:816.968.1116  C:
 816-730-2145

Rider Sign Up Form

Sponsorship Form

 

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