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THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288

Regular Monthly Meeting 10 July 2018

 

The annual awards night was preceded by a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. followed by a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1910 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies. 

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

The Adjutant read the minutes of the June regular monthly meeting and the minutes of the June executive board meeting.  There was a motion and second to approve both minutes as read.  Both motions were carried.

Commander Batty announced the Legionnaire of the Year Award – this year going to post member Art Filter.

Commander Batty and Adjutant Jaeger handed out new member awards and consecutive year service awards (5 years up to 45 years).

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1st Vice Jim Lee – reported the new membership year started on July 1st and asked all to pay their dues.  Jim also asked for help this weekend with Maxwell Street parking.  Final post membership for 2018 is 347.

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – reported Rifle Squad Practice this month will be on 7/28. This post has been requested to post colors at CHS opening football game on 8/24/18.  Commander Batty announced this post has received a check in memory of LTC Koutney. 

Finance Officer Rod Kison:  reported the following:

  • Checking account balance forwarded 6/1/2018: 
  • Strawberry Festival parking receipts (excluding Weil Pump): 
  • Receipts for the month: 
  • Disbursements for the month: 
  • Checking account balance as of 6/30/2018: 
  • Cash funds available less restricted funds 6/30/2018: 

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

Rod Kison stated that this is his final finance report for this post and that he has been doing this for 42 years and that he will miss doing this.  Rod was given a standing ovation for his many years of service.

Fish Fry Report - Commander Bob Batty said that we will have our July Fish Fry on July 20th.

House Report – Gene Szudrowitz - reported that our post Memorial monument has heaved up from frost and that he is working with Hilgendorf Memorial to fix this problem.

Commander Batty reported that the post was going to reinstall the old air conditioning unit on the roof but this unit runs on R22 refrigerant which no longer will be available in 18 months.

Commander Batty announced a bid from Interstate Heating and Cooling to replace this air conditioning unit.  There was a motion and second to approve spending that amount (from the general fund) for a new A/C unit on the roof.  The motion was carried.

Service Officer Ed Downey – reported on a Flag Day ceremony at Lasata. 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Commander Batty read a thank you letter from Eagle Scout Colin Schiesl thanking us for the Eagle Scout ceremony.

Commander Batty read a thank you letter from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for our donation for David Jaeger's participation in the Cedarburg MS Walk.

Commander Batty announced an event “Scoops For Troops” on Tuesday, August 7th from 1 – 8 p.m. at Scoop DeVille Ice Cream shop in Hartford to raise money for local Support the Troops Organization.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Post Member Joe Willbrandt announced there is a signup sheet for our post Chicken Roast on July 29th and asked that people sign up to help with this post fundraiser.

 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION

Commander Batty announced our post has the Saturday morning shift on August 4th at the Ozaukee County Fair and asked for volunteers for this event.

Commander Batty reported that the Grafton Post 355 will host American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan on August 4th starting at 3 p.m. with an informal dinner to start at 4 p.m.   Please RSVP to Grafton Post by July 21st

Commander Batty announced The Mighty 2nd District Annual Golf Outing to be held at Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield on Saturday, August 11th starting at 7:30 a.m.

Commander Batty handed out letters written by Badger Boys State on Veterans night in Ripon as well as pens promoting Bob Shappell's run for National Executive Committeeman.

 

288 SCHOLARSHIP

$50 – Gunther Bruckner

$25 – Mike Barikmo

$15 – Megan Haggart

$10 – Robert Batty

 

POT OF GOLD

 Tom Brown and Greg Jourdain

 

There being no further business, the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2017 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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