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Regular Monthly Meeting 14 May 2019


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 and 2 absent. 

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 Jim Lee – reported this post is at 100% of membership (347 members).

2nd Vice Robb Hanke – reported Memorial Day ad is ready to be placed in the News Graphic.  Any information to be placed in these monthly ad's should be e-mailed to Robb no later than the 28th of the month.

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – Jerry presented the lineup for our Memorial Day parade and Rememberance Ceremony.   

Finance Officer Dennis Loberger:  reported the following:

  • Checking account balance forwarded 4/1/2019: 
  • Receipts for the month: 
  • Disbursements for the month: 
  • Checking account balance 4/30/2019: 
  • Cash funds available less restricted funds 4/30/2019: 

There was a motion and second to approve the April finance report as presented.  The motion was carried.  


Bar Report Rick Siefert – reported the following: 

  • Credits (income) for the month: 
  • Payments (disbursements) for the month: 
  • Charges/Credit Cards: 
  • Total Revenue: 
  • Total Expenses: 

There was a motion and second to approve the bar report as presented.  The motion was carried. 


House Report Gene Szudrowitz – reported the POS system is in place and a training session is available the Thursday before the Fish Fry.  Gene also reported that the hall air conditioner is still not working.                                                     

Chaplain Jerry Wanty – reported post member and Lasata resident Jim Bertram has attended the last two coffee hours at Jim's Grille......he is doing much better.

Service Officer Ed Downey – reported the Cedarburg History Museum will be hosting a veterans display celebrating The American Legion's 100th Anniversary from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. 



Commander Batty read a letter from Mitchell Weir who thanked the post as the winner of our $1000 scholarship. 



Commander Batty announced the following:

  • Sweat4Vets on May 18th with the walk starting at 10 a.m.
  • June 11th membership meeting and Awards night --- preceeded by a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m.



Commander Batty reported that this post would sponsor an American Legion U-19 baseball team named the “Cedarburg Merc Dawgs”.  These players are current CHS sophomores and juniors with one senior.  The first game is June 11th at 8 p.m. At Behling Field.  Following discussion, there was a motion and second for the post to approve a donation for this team.  The motion was carried.

Board member Tom Ingram – made a motion to approve a donation to the Cedarburg Lions Club for their Spring Swing.  The motion was carried. 

Judge Advocate Keith Collins presented the proposed list of post officers for the 2019-2020 membership year:

  • Commander Dennis Jaeger
  • 1st Vice Jim Lee
  • 2nd Vice Robb Hanke
  • 3rd Vice Jerry Smith
  • Adjutant Bob Batty
  • Finance Officer Dennis Loberger
  • Chaplain Jerry Wanty
  • Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond
  • Service Officer Ed Downey
  • Judge Advocate Tom Ingram
  • Historian (open)
  • Sgt. At Arms Dan Calbow
  • Sgt. At Arms Keith Mason

The Judge Advocate asked for nominations for the above positions.  Hearing none, the Adjutant moved to cast a unanimous ballot for the election of all officers.  The motion was carried. 

Judge Advocate Keith Collins asked for nominations for the Executive Board. 

Walt Raebel, Art Filter, Erv Herman, John Katzka, Rick Siefert, Kim Queen, and Brian Kjell were nominated for the executive board.  There was a motion and second to close nominations.  That motion was carried. 

The following persons were elected to the Executive Board following a second vote to break a tie: 

  • Art Filter
  • Kim Queen
  • Rick Siefert
  • Brian Kjell 


Commander Batty has the updated Post Constitution and By-Laws which will be presented to our Executive Board at the May meeting and available for any post member at the June meeting. 



Commander Batty reminded all officers of the 2019 Installation Dinner which will be held on June 28h, 2019 at Grafton Post 355.  Cocktails start at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

House Chair Gene Szudrowitz reminded all of the post Chicken Roast on Sunday, July 28th and asked all members to help sell tickets for this event.



$50 – Terry Ronsman (who donated it back to the scholarship fund)

$25 – Dave Boyles

$15 – John Haen

$10 – Joan Willbrandt



Tom Ingram and Bob McPherson


There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2042 hours. 


Respectfully submitted,


Dennis Jaeger


Peter Wollner Post 288


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