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2017 Gathering of the Guard – Billings

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have selected and secured a place for us to gather! The 2017 Gathering of the Guard for Patriot Guard Riders of Montana is in Billings on Saturday June 24th. The Gathering with be held at the Red Lion Hotel. Registration will be from 8:00 -10:00 am with the meeting after. Along with discussing business for PGOM, we will be having raffles including a rifle, a pistol and other great prizes

Please RSVP to effenglide@gmail.com so we can get a head count for the meeting and dinner by May 27th, 2017

The Red Lion Hotel has set aside rooms at a group rate of $94.95 plus current taxes and fees Be sure to mention Patriot Guard Riders for that rate. Get reservations early as cut off is June 3rd.

Their contact information is:

Red Lion Hotel

1223 Mullowney Lane

Billings, MT 59101

(406)248-7151

(888)427-4809

www.redlion.com/billings

Friday night we will gather for a no host meet and greet at the hotel lounge so we can reacquaint and relax along with preregistration.

Saturday evening we are planning a short ride to dinner to 3 North Bar and Grill in Acton, MT (www.3northbarandgrill.com)

We hope you all will be able to join us!

Sincerely,

Tom Flynn

effenglide@gmail.com

2016 Gathering of the Guard: BOZEMAN!

GATHERING OF THE GUARD 2016 in BOZEMAN, MT on Saturday, June 18.

Plans are being finalized for the Gathering of the Guard in June.  We have a conference room reserved at the Grantree Inn, in Bozeman.  The hotel has a pool, a restaurant and a full service bar.  Other hotels and restaurants are close by.

We have a block of rooms at a special “government” rate (due to many of us being Veterans).  $138 per night.  You will need to get your reservations at your earliest convenience to guarantee a room at that rate for Friday (17th) and/or Saturday (18th).

GRANTREE INN

Address: 1325 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715

A somewhat less expensive option for staying in Bozeman would be:

TLC, INN 805 Wheat Drive:  $119 single and $129 double

There are many others, a quick “googling” will show you other options in the area and in nearby Belgrade.

We will meet in a conference room (look for signs in lobby and hall) at the Grantree at 9am with the meeting starting by 10am.  You may want to eat breakfast before hand (or get a quick bite at the noon break from 12-12:45), as we are having a dinner together after the meeting.  This year, the meeting is our main focus and there will be lots of time to discuss and get things accomplished and to move them forward with your new and/or reinstalled board members.  There is no rush to finish, as we have the room until 3 pm if needed.

After the meeting, Steve White will Ride Captain a trip taking the back roads to Sir Scott’s Oasis in Manhattan for dinner at 4pm.  Sir Scott’s has fantastic burgers, great steaks and tons of other meal options.  In order to participate in this ride and join us for this meal, you MUST sign up ahead of time, as we need a head count for the Oasis to prepare for us.  Please REPLY to this email by February 8th to assure we have enough spots open for everyone who wants to come.  Tell me how many in your party for the meal.

Saturday evening, Darla and Jim have planned, and will Ride Captain, an evening ride around 6:30 or 7:00 pm, for anyone interested, to ride through downtown and then up to the cemetery in Bozeman and see where the new Veteran’s Cemetery will be, which the Patriot Guard of Montana has supported.  More details on this ride and the dinner ride will be announced at the meeting.
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RAFFLE!!!:

Jim and Darla will be selling raffle tickets, starting at 9am in the conference room at the Grantree.  This year, we are foregoing the silent auction and instead raffling just a few incredible items to our membership. There are no “pre-sales” and this is only open to PGOM Members who are AT the Gathering.  Tickets are ONLY available starting at 9am in the conference room before the meeting and will be sold until the meeting starts and again during the break from noon until 12:45.  The winner MUST BE PRESENT at the end of the meeting to win, in order to do the appropriate paperwork.  You must also have ID with you to complete your paperwork and to receive your item.

Raffle details were provided in an email to members.  You don’t want to miss this one!!

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Again, please get your reservations early to assure your room price and your reservation for a room.

Please also remember to REPLY to this email with HOW MANY in your party to attend the destination dinner at Sir Scott’s Oasis.  Your reservation must be in by February 8th to assure a spot for this dinner.  You DO NOT HAVE to go on the ride, and can meet everyone at the dinner, if you choose, but you still MUST get counted now so everyone can have a spot.

June 13, 2105 Darren Linde Memorial Fun Run/Walk

June 13, 2105 Darren Linde Memorial Ride – Sidney Montana
1st Annual Memorial Scholarship 5K Fun Run/Walk

All proceeds go to the Darren Linde Scholarship fund.  SFC Darren M. Linde was killed in action on December 3, 2012 when his vehicle was hit by an IED.

10am Registration
11am Start time
Begin and end at the Armory in Sidney

$25 registration fee per individual or $50 for a family
Registration deadline to guarantee a t-shirt is May 29th.
Race day registration does not guarantee a t-shirt.

Pick up registrations at Johnsons Hardware or Reynolds, and return paid registrations to Yellowstone Bank, 120 2nd St NW, Sidney, MT 59720    Questions, call Kayla Propp at 406-489-2687

House Bill 211- POW/MIA flag req

The Montana Legislature 64th Session
Bill Type – Number: House Bill 211
Action: (S) Hearing
Date: Wednesday, 3/25/2015
Hearing Room: 335
Hearing Time: 3:00 PM
Committee: (S) State Administration

Introduced by: Rep. Kirk Wagoner

This bill for an act entitled: “An act requiring the POW/MIA flag to be displayed with the flag of the United States of America at specified locations to symbolize Montana’s concern and commitment to achieving the fullest possible accounting of U.S. Military personnel who are or may in the future become prisoners of war, missing in action, or otherwise unaccounted for as a result of hostile action; and providing an effective date.”

The seven members of the Senate Committee – State Administration:

Brown, Dee (R) – Chair
Roger Webb (R) – Vice Chair
Sue Malek (D) – Minority Vice Chair
Robyn Driscoll (D)
Jedediah Hinkle (R)
Doug Kary (R)
Lea Whitford (D)

Please share this email, and contact your State Senator with your support, if you have not already done so.

We plan to testify at this Senate Hearing.

Thank you,

Linda & Dick Juvik
594.2248

Lodging Info for the Montana Gathering of the Guard 2015

The following information is from Jeff & Kari and details the contact information and lodging rates for two facilities in Lolo Hot Springs.

Note:  when contacting these folks, remember to mention that you are members of the Patriot Guard Riders of Montana to get the reduced rates.

Safety Helmet will be playing Saturday Night at Lolo Hot Springs Bar for the Patriot Guard fund raiser!!   https://www.facebook.com/safetyhelmetband

Hope everyone can come out and enjoy music and good company!

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Lolo Lodge:

www.lololodge.com

406-273-2201 for reservations

Type of Room: King Deluxe w/futon # of Rooms: 6 Price: $112.00

Type of Room: Double Queen # of Rooms: 9 Price: $112.00

Type of Room: Queen Deluxe w/futon # of Rooms: 3 Price: $112.00

Type of Room: Single Queen # or Rooms: 10 Price: $ 75.00

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Lolo Hot Springs Cabins and Campground

www.lolohotsprings.com

406-273-2297 for reservations.

Deluxe Cabin – $75.00 per night – 4 Available

The Deluxe Cabin will sleep up to 6 people. It is a one room cabin with a queen size bed that has a full size trundle bed under it and a futon sofa that folds down in to a full size bed. There is a microwave, small coffee maker, 32in tv with Satellite cable. Dorm room size refrigerator and the showers and bathrooms are in the cabin.

Camping Cabin – $30.00 per night. 9 Available

The Camping Cabin is our basic cabin that is small and there is no water in it so you have to use the Shower House for the bathrooms/showers. There is a bunk bed with a full size on the bottom and a single on the top. A small table with two chairs.

Many of the rooms / cabins will sleep up to 6 people so if there are groups that wanted to get cozy with each other… they could save.

Reservations should be made soon. If we run out of rooms, I’ll contact surrounding lodges / cabins to see what they may have available.

Any of the cabin rentals come with passes to the Hot Springs Pools.

There are also Rv sites. All sites have power and water.

There is a Dump station by the Shower House.

There is also Tent Camping

Jeff & Kari.

2015 Gathering Of The Montana Guard

The Gathering of the Montana Patriot Guard will be the SECOND to last weekend in June.  June 20th and 21st in 2015, in the Western District!

Our Annual Meeting will be Saturday morning and exact meeting times and agenda will be sent by email before the event.

Safety Helmet will be playing Saturday Night at Lolo Hot Springs Bar for the Patriot Guard fund raiser!!   https://www.facebook.com/safetyhelmetband

We hope all members can come out and enjoy the music and good company!

See the LODGING post here in our events section for more information on lodging, camping and the resort.