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The American Legion Auxiliary

Peter Wollner Post Unit 288

Monthly Meeting

February 18, 2019


Meeting was called to order by President Gail Andree-Kjell followed by the appropriate opening ceremony.

Secretary Sandy Mack

Roll call of officers                 10 Present                   2 Absent

Secretary Sandy Mack read all correspondence-Minutes from prior meeting posted on website.

Treasurer Report Kris Gomez

            Checking Balance                   $

            Money Market Balance           $


Membership 1st Vice Mary Garner

            156 Paid to date

            70 unpaid

C&Y/Americanism Asst Sergeant @ Arms Nancy Wallock

            613 Valentines were collected from the schools and delivered to Zablocki VA by

Bob Skidmore.  Motion was made by Donna Kison and 2nd by Maggie Geiger to

reimburse, Nancy Wallock for the 5-$20 gift cards given to the schools.  Webster

Middle School asked if we could supply 5 flags for Memorial Day at a cost of

$13.95 for a 3x5.  Motion was made/carried by Mary Garner, 2nd by Donna Kison

that the unit purchases the 5 flags, all in favor non-opposed.

Badger Girls-Shirley Krier

            Orientation is May 15th, and will be held at the Americanism Center in Waubeka

sponsored by Fredonia unit.  Badger girls is in need of both Parlie Pro Books and

pocket flags for approximately 750 students.  Motion was made and carried by

Maggie Geiger and 2nd by Nancy Wallock to the cost of 100 books.  All in favor


VA&R-President Gail Andree-Kjell

            Next bags will be packed in spring, we are in need of Kleenex, combs,

            toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, finger nail polish, etc.

Old Business

Take 10- Nancy Wallock

            Nancy presented 5 schools with a backpack filled with school supplies such as,

            ruler, pencils, construction paper, tissue paper, towels, folders, pens, etc.  Total

            cost to unit $169.00.

Fish Fry Committee-Mary Garner

            No meeting has been set as of yet

Blanket Tie/Chili Dump-Maggie Geiger

            March 9, 2019 11-3pm.  Bring scissors.  Sign-up sheet for food was passed. 

            Lunch will be at about noon.  We have 35-39 blankets to do

100th Legion Birthday Party-President Gail Andree-Kjell

            March 16, 2019, Out & Out will supply the food.  See Gail for invitation.  Meat

            will be pulled pork.

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser-President Gail Andree-Kjell

            March 5, 2019.  Short meeting after unit meeting for anyone interested in being

            on the committee.  Funds raised are tabled until the March unit meeting. 

            Suggestion to make donations to the clothing center at Zablocki, USO and Family

            Promise Homeless Shelter of Ozaukee County.

Sweat4Vets Fundraiser-Sandy Mack

            Still in the process of raising sponsorship monies.  Question was asked on how

            much of profits will go back to the Auxiliary.  After research the S4V

            coordinators will need to approach both the Grafton Unit & Cedarburg Unit

            Executive Boards to discuss what percent will be kept by each unit.  Date of meeting has not been set as of this date.

Constitution & By-Laws/Standing Rules-Maggie Geiger

            Additions/Corrections were handed to all Executive Board members and will be

mailed to all members for viewing.  Contact Maggie Geiger with any questions. 

Revisions will be read at the March meeting.           


Nominating Committee-Maggie Geiger, Shirley Krier & Mary Lewandowski.

            Anyone interested in an Executive Board position should contact one of them.

 Elections are at the May meeting for 2019-2020 officers.

Guest Speaker Bob Shapell

            Everyone is invited to the WALC (Wisconsin American Legion College) which

            will be held at the Saukville Post on March 3rd, 24th & 31st.  Learn about the

            legion history, four pillars, goals and services.  You must complete the Basic,

            Intermediate & Advance classes to graduate.  Cost is $25 per session/lunch

            provided.  You can sign up on the American Legion Website or last minute sign

            ups must contact Bob Shapell to inform him of your attendance.

New Business

Ozaukee County Council Meeting will be April 17th, held at the Grafton Rose Harms post.  Sign-up sheet for this event will be passed at the March meeting.  Bridgette Kuhlenbeck & Barb Tenpenny will put together a raffle basket valued at a minimum of $30.

2nd District Spring Conference will be on Saturday April 27, 2019 hosted by the Pitterle-Beaudoin Unit 189 (Jefferson County) in Watertown.  Sign-up sheet will be passed at March meeting.  Raffle tickets are being sold-see President Gail-Andree Kjell or 1st Vice Mary Garner to purchase.

Teri West has set a unit field trip on Monday April 22, 2019 to the Zablocki VA to view where all items donated to the veterans are kept for disbursement.  If interested in attending contact President Gail Andree-Kjell.  Ride together and meet at the post at 10:00 a.m.  At this time they are not looking for donations.  Once the season changes they will be in need.  2 things they could always use are Umbrellas & Ponchos.

Maggie Geiger will set up a field trip to the Poppy room at the VA, and get us advised of the date.

At this time no applications have been received for the 2019-2020 Poppy Princesses.  Age group for Jr’s 6-11/Sr’s 12-17

Kris Gomez asked that we match a donation of $200 from our SAL for Josh Dogs.  These dogs are provided to children of deployed military.  Motion was made and carried by Maggie Geiger, 2nd by Bridgette Kuhlenbeck to make a $200 donation.  All in favor, non-opposed.

Wisconsin Veterans Job Fair-Shirley Krier-It is Ozaukee County’s turn to purchase items needed for the fair.  Motion was made and carried by Sandy Mack, 2nd by Maggie Geiger that we make a $50.00 donation to Shirley for items from Costco.  We will also pass a sign-up sheet around at the next meeting to make homemade cookies.

Unit was in agreement that we host the ALA-In-The-Know on Saturday October 5, 2019

Chaplain Mary Jaeger offered a closing prayer

President Gail Andree-Kjell called the meeting adjourned

Pot of Gold winner-Barb Tenpenny

Respectfully Submitted By:

Unit 288 Secretary Sandy Mack