THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Regular Monthly Meeting 13 March 2018
The meeting of this post 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 and 2 absent.
Guests: new member Steve Keller, retired Air Force.
The Adjutant read the minutes of the February General meeting and the February Executive Board Meeting. There was a motion and second to approve both minutes as read. Both motions were carried.
1st Vice Jim Lee – reported we are 38 renewals short for 100% membership…..we are at 335 out of 373….which leaves our post at 89.81 % of membership. Jim also explained our 288 Scholarship held at our monthly meeting and the need to still buy tickets for this fundraiser.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke – The advertising theme for April will be the Auxiliary’s Dance of the Decades. Next month’s meeting is a joint meeting with our auxiliary so the meal will begin at 6 p.m. with the general meeting starting at 7 p.m.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – reported he had met with Andy Boland – a representative from Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. He requested our post’s participation in an upcoming event – “A Last Soldier Ceremony” on April 14th at Zur Ruhe cemetery in Cedarburg. Jerry will send out an e-mail to rifle squad participants for this event. Jerry reported there are 75 days until Memorial Day. Our next Memorial Day committee meeting is scheduled for March 29th at 7 p.m.
The Finance Officer was excused – no report.
Bar Report Rick Seifert:
- Bar Income for February:
- 430 Fish Fries served
- Fish Fry – cash taken in:
- Credit Card sales
There was a motion and a second to approve the Bar Report as presented. The motion was carried.
House/Fish Fry Report – Gene Sudrowitz – reported he transferred to the general account and to the Auxiliary from the bar/fish fry account.
Gene reported we need a new CD player.
There was a motion and second to approve the house/fish fry report. The motion was carried.
Chaplain Kent Bolyard – reported he had presented a Bible to the family of post member Leroy Melendorf and has sent in the Last Bugle for this post member.
Historian Bob Skidmore – reported on an e-mail he received from a person who had attended our post display back in 2010 at the Ozaukee County Fair and that he had pictures of this person who is now in the US Air Force stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. His parents wanted our post to know that our display “made a difference” in helping this young man choose his career.
SAL Jerry Gomez - SAL Commander Jerry Gomez reported that membership has gone up to 53 out of 59 members.
Commander Batty read a thank you letter from Festivals of Cedarburg thanking our post for our participation in their WinterFest parade.
Commander Batty reported that 288 Scholarship tickets still need to be sold.
Commander Batty reported that the 2nd District Spring Conference will be held at Post 36 in West Bend on April 28th.
1st Vice Jim Lee – reported that this post would host an Eagle Scout presentation called “Vets Fireside Chat”. Veterans from this post will participate in this presentation on March 25th starting at 3 p.m.
Commander Batty reported that Department Spring Meetings will be held at department headquarters in Portage on May 11-12, 2018.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
Commander Batty reported that today is “K9 Military Veterans Day”. Commander Batty brought alone artifacts from when he served in Vietnam as a K9 handler.
Commander Batty reported on the following:
- Veterans weekly cup of coffee – Thursday mornings at Jim’s Grille @ 10 a.m.
- Gun Raffle Building Party here at the post on April 21st starting at 1 p.m.
- Family Sharing Cart – please drop off donated items in this pink shopping cart thru March 31st
- The Auxiliary’s “Dance of the Decades” coming up on April 14th
- Wisconsin American Legion College opportunities – Intermediate @ Plymouth Post 243 March 24th Advanced course at Plymouth Post 243 April 21
POT OF GOLD
Guenther Bruckner and Ray Fisher
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2002 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
The Mighty 2nd District
Department of Wisconsin