American Legion, J.W. Mathers Jr., Post 163, Eau Gallie Fl.
Meetings held at the post the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.
Weekly meetup Ride, meet up for Saturday breakfast 8am - 11am. Kick Stands up 10 am
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 through service to our Community, State and Nation.
Any current member of the American Legion, Auxiliary of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and the spouse of said member, shall be eligible for membership.
The member or their spouse must own a street legal motorcycle of at least 350cc (21.4 CI) in size.
The members of The Legion Posts which do not sponsor American Legion Rider Chapters are permitted to join a post with a chapter, provided they met that Chapters membership requirements.
At the Post 163 Legion meeting on 5/12/2011 a motion was made to charter a Legion Riders Chapter at the post 163. The members present voted and the motion passed unanimously.
Our Legion Rider organizational meeting was on 6/16/2011 and the qualified members adopted by-laws and voted in officers to officially begin our "Legion Rider FL Chapter 163" 12 members signed up the 1st night. Our next meeting on 7/6/2011 was our first full meeting, we signed up 4 more members closing our "Charter membership" with 16 members.
We have our uniforms/Vest Patches and T-Shirts. Our Chapter has participates in the 12th District Meet & Greets, Wounded Worrier escorts, Fallen Soldier escorts and parades. There have been several rides and escorts, supporting veterans & other local Legion Rider Chapters we've participated in. (among other things).
In February we hold our annual "Big Chill Scavenger Hunt" a fun fundraiser, with outside vendors and band. On occasion we hold a "FUN RUN" as a membership drive.
We often take the Veterans from "Avante' of Melbourne" (an assisted living center) out for lunch at Hooters thanking them for their service. We collect and donated some clothing and furniture to the VA for distribution to homeless Veterans.