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THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288

Regular Monthly Meeting 11 September 2018

 

The monthly general 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 10 present and 3 absent.

Guests:  Shirley Krier, Executive Board member Auxiliary 288, who presented a thank you card along with a check for Poppy distribution in May 2018. 

Commander Batty introduced NEC Bob Shappell who introduced Badger Boys alumni Mitchell Boline who spoke briefly about his experience at Badger Boys State.

New member John Haen introduced himself.....a Navy veteran who served from 1965 to 1969.  Welcome John!

The Adjutant read the minutes of the August general membership meeting.  There was a motion and second to approve the minutes as read.  The motion was carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1st Vice Jim Lee – tonight reported by Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – reported a problem with Department and their total of renewals.  We are currently at 67% of membership.

3rd Vice Jerry Smith --- Our next rifle squad practice will be held on September 22nd starting at 10 a.m.  

Finance Officer Dennis Loberger reported the following for the month of August 2018:

  • Checking account balance forwarded 8/1/2018:
  • Total receipts: 
  • Total disbursements: 
  • Checking account balance 8/31/18: 
  • Cash funds available less restricted funds 8/31/18: 

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

Chaplain Jerry Wanty:  reported he and Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond visited Richard Howell at Lasata nursing home.  Chaplain Wanty also reported 53 caskets with Korean war veterans will be returned to the USA.          

SAL Commander Jerry Gomez – reported no membership cards for 2019 have been received yet from Detachment HQ.  Jerry expects these cards will be mailed to us in the next two weeks. 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Commander Batty read a letter from Sokol Milwaukee 150th Anniversary event (a one-man show about a WWII American officer who liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents) The Accidental Hero, which will take place on October 6th at Pius High School in Milwaukee.  Tickets are $20 each.

Commander Batty mentioned that CUW is hosting a “Host a Hero Lunch” on November 8th from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in honor of Veteran's Day.

Commander Batty read a letter from the Zunker-Held VFW Post 3358 in Slinger, WI who are hosting a special event called “Honor Tailgate Event” in 2019.  The purpose of the event is to honor veterans.  This event will coincide with the Village of Slinger's 150th anniversary.  With this event they will have a Milwaukee Brewers game following the tailgate event.  No date has been set up as yet for this special event.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Service Officer Ed Downey reported on the progress of our building addition.  Construction has been held up because of the recent rains. 

Commander Batty reminded all of Wine & Harvest Fest parking on September 15th & 16th.  Volunteers are needed!

Commander Batty mentioned the Packer party on September 23rd hosted by our post's Auxiliary starting at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $10 each. 

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – gave a lengthy video presentation on the history of our flag (1775 – present).

 

NEW BUSINESS

Commander Batty reported that the Ozaukee County Flag retirement will take place on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at Saukville Post 470 starting at 6 p.m.

Commander Batty reported that our post will hold two joint meetings with our post Auxiliary in 2019, with the April meeting hosted by the Legion, and the August meeting hosted by the Auxiliary.  These meetings will be preceded by a dinner starting at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Commander Batty reported that a National Vice Commander will be visiting our area November 8-10, 2018.  More information to follow next month. 

Commander Batty announced that the 2nd District Fall Conference will be held at the Saukville Post 470 on October 27, 2018.

 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION

Post member Curly Hanrahan reported that the 2nd District Legion Riders will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Camp American Legion on Saturday, September 15th at the camp in Lake Tomahawk.  Curly made a motion for Post 288 to donate to this fundraiser.  There was a second to the motion and the motion was carried.

Adjutant Dennis Jaeger mentioned the 2nd District POW-MIA Silent March to held Saturday, September 15th hosted by Lodi Post 216.

 

288 SCHOLARSHIP

$50 – Shelby Loberger

$25 – Bill Raymond

$15 – Tom Ingram

$10 – Jo Jo Keller

 

POT OF GOLD

Rick Hokans and Ed Downey

 

There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2022 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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