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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 288

Executive Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2018


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

Roll call of officers:    12 Present                   1 Absent

Topics of Discussion Reviewed:

  • Veterans Luncheon:  Approximately 25-30 veterans were served. Lunch consisted of Subs, Chips, Pickle, Cowboy Beans and homemade desserts.  Our post veterans were presented a check for $1,000.00 from Westlawn School.
  • Grafton Christmas Parade:  Anyone wishing to ride should meet on Saturday November 24th at St Paul’s Church on 6th Avenue in Grafton at 10:00 a.m..  About 8,000 pcs. of candy have been donated to toss to spectators. 

    Zablocki Christmas Party:  Cookie donations of a minimum of 3 dozen can be dropped off at the post if you are attending the Legion Christmas party or brought to the post the following Sunday prior to 10:00 a.m..  Veterans from Zablocki will arrive around noon.  Cookies will not go on the table for the veterans until after lunch is served which will consist of ham/cheese sandwiches and chips.  Entertainment is supplied by the Post.  Dinner will be served by 4:00 p.m.

  • Auxiliary Christmas Party:  5:00 p.m. cocktails, female veterans from Zablocki will arrive by 6:00 p.m. at which time no alcohol will be served.  Approximately 6 veterans will be attending the pot luck dinner.  Each veteran will receive a goody bag, coat, blanket, hat & gloves.  Mary Garner will make little Christmas pins for the coats.  20 coats were purchased.  Veterans will leave by 8:00 p.m. anyone wishing to stay for a few cocktails afterwards are welcome.  If anyone would like to help decorate the day before they should be at the post by 4:00 p.m..  Mary Lewandowski will check on hot chocolate packets from Costco.

  • Supplies still needed for the clothing room at Zablocki VA per Mrs. West.  We have already purchased 10 bathrobes, 15 pairs of pajama’s and 70 pairs of socks.  They are still in need of hair dryers and brushes.  This was tabled until after the 1st of the year to see what other units have supplied.

  • Carol Szudrowitz is starting a coffee clutch for members that are not able to attend our evening meetings.  1st one starts on Monday November 26, 2018.  Anyone interested can join her at PJ Piepers in Cedarburg at 9:30 a.m..

  • Discussion was brought to the table by Carol Szudrowitz regarding the need for at least 2 ALA members to attend fish fry meetings.  Should a particular officer’s position is to be assigned.  This is tabled until after Mary Garner speaks with the Commander.

  • VA&R bags are packed and we have an abundance supply of soaps, decision was made to disburse them to others in need.

  • Constitution & By-Laws/Standing Rules were tabled to the January 2019 Executive meeting

  • Review of the Unit Officers Duties was completed by both Mary Lewandowski/Sandy Mack.  A reminder that these are not a part of the Constitution & By-Laws/Standing Rules.  They are only provided to give members an idea of what an officer’s description of duties entail.  Additions and corrections were made and some duties were tabled for further discussion.  The completion of this will not be done until after all additions/corrections and approval of the Constitution & By-Laws/Standing Rules are completed.

  • Christmas Gift Shop gift wrap will be held in Brookfield on December 1st from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Brookfield post.  If anyone is interested please contact either Sandy Mack or Shirley Krier.

  • Meeting was adjourned by President Gail Andree-Kjell.

  • Pot of Gold winner-Nancy Wallock

Respectfully Submitted by:

Sandy Mack-Secretary