Teamster Horsemen: Who We Are
By Scott Samoyedny
The Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. I’ve been a member of Teamsters Local 456 for 15 years and a Teamster Horseman for three years.
I personally joined the Teamster Horsemen because I not only love riding my Harley, but I’m a proud Teamster. Our chapter of the Horsemen has been fundraising for our local children’s hospital in the Hudson Valley of New York for the last three years. The hospital is the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a one-of-a-kind hospital just for children. The fundraiser is called the “Go the Distance” walk, which had more than 5,000 participants last year alone.
The next fundraising event is on April 22, 2012. If you can’t join us at the event, you can still help out here.
Our chapter of the Teamster Horsemen also supports the SPCA of Westchester, N.Y. We will be attending a fundraising event with them on April 28, 2012.
I would love any Teamster to join the Teamster Horsemen to get involved in this wonderful experience. Anyone in the Hudson Valley here in New York can contact me to join my chapter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s some more information about the Teamster Horsemen:
It shall be an objective of this organization to raise funds to help our brother and sister members within the Teamsters Union and to donate to charitable organizations especially children’s organizations.
It shall also be an objective of this organization to unite as brothers and sisters and ride motorcycles for the enjoyment of the ride and to be a family oriented association. It shall also be an objective of this organization to help our brothers and sisters who are on the strike line by riding in and joining them when at all possible.
It shall be an objective of Teamster Horsemen to persuade and encourage Chapters and members under the jurisdiction of the National Chapter to remain members in good standing of Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association Inc. to engage in proper, reasonable and legal activities designed to persuade the public of the desirability of a Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association.
It shall be our objective to seek proper, reasonable and legal means whereby we may protect our organization from any threat caused by persons outside or within any Chapter.
We pledge that as members of the Teamster Horsemen, we above all others shall set a good example and never bring dishonor to this organization or ourselves.
We pledge that we will support our brothers and sisters in the Teamster Horsemen regardless of race, creed, color or national origin and will never knowingly harm or bring reproach upon a member of the Teamster Horsemen or this organization.
We pledge to combat any forces which would seek to undermine or bring reproach on this organization or the Teamsters Union, and we shall always strive to bring respect and dignity to this organization.