THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Regular Monthly Meeting 9 May 2017
The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 11 present, 1 absent, and 1 position vacant.
Guests: Auxiliary member Shirley Krier who spoke about Poppy distribution days (May 12th & 13th) in Cedarburg and asked the Post for help with this event.
The Adjutant read the minutes of the April general and Executive Board meetings. There was a motion and second to approve both minutes as read. Both motions were carried.
1st Vice Ed Downey – reported post membership at 328 paid members.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – informed the membership that rifle squad practice continues the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Jerry reported that stage and benches would be setup on Saturday, May 27th. Memorial Day parade participants should be at the Post between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. Jerry read the lineup for our Memorial Day parade and program. Jerry presented a video reminder of what Memorial Day really means.
Finance Officer Rod Kison: reported the following:
- Checking account balance forwarded 4/1/2017:
- Total Receipts for the month:
- Disbursements for the month:
- Checking account balance 4/30/2017:
- Cash funds available less restricted funds 4/30/2017:
There was a motion and second to approve the April finance report as presented. The motion was carried.
House/Fish Fry Report Gene Szudrowitz – 385 meals were served in April. Gene reported the cords/ropes for all the flags have been replaced at the front of the building.
Chaplain Kent Bolyard – reported sending flowers to Post member Bob Stelter who was hurt and reported the last bugle and filling out Post everlasting forms for Post member Herb Huebner.
1st Vice Ed Downey – reported on the progress of our building addition and that this Post will need to raise one half of the money needed before work can start.
Commander Batty announced that the Cedarburg Lions Club have donated to this post $10K for our building addition.
Post member Debbie Gabert announced that the Post Auxiliary is producing a new cookbook and asked members for favorite recipes to include in this cookbook. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go to our building fund.
Commander Batty read a letter from Bob and Sandy Stelter thanking the Post for the flowers that were sent to them following their recent accident.
Commander Batty read a thank you letter from the Victor Earl Putzbach family for recent MFH. Two checks were included for the building fund.
Commander Batty read a thank you letter from Bobbie Herman thanking the Post for it’s donation to Walk MS: Cedarburg. Included with this letter was a donation for our building fund.
Commander Batty announced the Legion Riders are holding their annual sweepstakes to benefit the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to donate for this sweepstakes (12 tickets). The motion was carried.
Commander Batty read a letter from the National American Huey History Museum (American Huey 369) soliciting funds for the 2nd phase of their history museum. No action was taken on this request.
Finance Officer Rod Kison announced several bills that he had recently received. There was a motion and second to pay all the bills. The motion was carried.
Assistant Chaplain Jim Lee mentioned he has sign up sheets for Maxwell Street parking on May 28th and asked for volunteers.
Commander Batty asked current County Commander Dennis Loberger to announce our slate of officers for election. The following persons were elected for 2017-2018:
Commander – Bob Batty
1st Vice Commander – Jim Lee
2nd Vice Commander – Robert Hanke
3rd Vice Commander – Jerry Smith
Adjutant – Dennis Jaeger
Finance Officer – Rod Kison
Judge Advocate – Keith Collins
Chaplain – Kent Bolyard
Assistant Chaplain – OPEN
Historian – Robert “Skid” Skidmore
Service Officer – Ed Downey
Sgt. At Arms – Dan Calbow and Keith Mason
Executive Board members at large – Art Filter, Dick Engert, Tom Ingram, Greg Jourdain.
Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – made a motion to donate monies to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. There was a second to the motion and the motion was carried.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
Commander Batty reminded all of the Auxiliary fundraiser “Sweat4Vets” on Saturday, May 20th with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m.
House Chair Gene Sudrowitz reminded all of the Post Chicken Roast on Sunday, July 30th and asked all members to help sell tickets for this event.
Member John Katzka announced he will be giving a talk at the Cedarburg Public Library on May 18th starting at 6:30 p.m. The talk centers on the end of the cold war when John was stationed in Russia.
$50 – Camille Kison
$25 – Lorraine Hanson
$15 – Art Filter
$10 – Joy Schramka
POT OF GOLD
Dennis Jaeger and Art Filter
Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2031 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
The Mighty 2nd District
Department of Wisconsin