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THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288

Regular Monthly Meeting 8 May 2018

 

The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies. 

The Adjutant had the roll call of officers with 12 present and 1 absent. 

Guests:  Commander Batty introduced Cedarburg Schools Superintendent Todd Bugnacki who spoke at length about the survey in the mail about the school district’s long range master plan. 

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. 

Judge Advocate Keith Collins introduced two prospective new members:  his brother-in-law Terry (Army) and his friend John (Army).

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1st Vice Jim Lee – reported our post is at 341 paid members.  Jim informed the membership that the state (Department) should be at 100% by the end of this month.

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – Jerry read the lineup for our Memorial Day parade and program. 

Finance Officer Rod Kison:  reported the following:

  • Checking account balance forwarded 4/1/2018: 
  • Receipts for the month: 
  • Disbursements for the month: 
  • Checking account balance 4/30/2018: 
  • Cash funds available less restricted funds 4/30/2018: 

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

House Report Gene Szudrowitz – reported the following:

  • 457 meals served at our April fish fry. 
  • The kitchen oven was repaired. 
  • A plumber was here to clean drains, install a new drain valve for the soda guns. 

There was a motion and second to approve the house/fish fry report.  The motion was carried.

Service Officer Ed Downey – reported our post has been asked by Lasata for a program on Flag Day.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Commander Batty read thank you letters from the Mellendorf family along with a donation to our building fund; a thank you letter from Lasata for the flags we presented to them; a thank you letter from Dennis and Mary Jaeger for the post’s donation for Walk MS – Cedarburg.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Judge Advocate Keith Collins announced the current slate of officers for this month’s election: 

  • Commander Bob Batty;
  • 1st Vice Jim Lee;
  • 2nd Vice Robb Hanke;
  • 3rd Vice Jerry Smith;
  • Adjutant Dennis Jaeger;
  • Finance Officer Dennis Loberger;
  • Chaplain Jerry Wanty;
  • Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond;
  • Service Officer Ed Downey;
  • Judge Advocate Keith Collins;
  • Historian Bob Skidmore;
  • Sgt. At Arms Dan Calbow;
  • Sgt. At Arms Keith Mason;
  • Executive Board members at large:  Greg Jourdain, Dick Engert, Art Filter, Tom Ingram, and Erv Herman. 

The Judge Advocate asked for nominations for all positions.  Hearing none, there was a motion for the Adjutant to cast a unanimous ballot for the uncontested positions.  The motion was carried.  There was an election by secret ballot for 4 positions on the executive board at large.  Elected were members Dick Engert, Art Filter, Tom Ingram, and Greg Jourdain. 

1st Vice Jim Lee mentioned he has sign up sheets for Maxwell Street parking on May 27th and asked for volunteers as well as tickets for the post chicken roast on July 29th.

 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION

Commander Batty reminded all of the Auxiliary fundraiser “Sweat4Vets” on Saturday, May 19th with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at Post 288.

 

288 SCHOLARSHIP

$50 – Jo Jo Keller

$25 – Tom Ingram

$15 – Keith Nelson

$10 – Shirley Krier

 

POT OF GOLD

Ed Downey and Tom Ingram

Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2028 hours. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dennis Jaeger

Adjutant

Peter Wollner Post 288

Chaplain

Ozaukee County Council

The Mighty 2nd District

Department of Wisconsin


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