THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Regular Monthly Meeting 10 March 2020
The meeting of this post was called to order by Commander Dennis Jaeger at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 10 present and 3 absent. Quorum present
The Acting Adjutant read the minutes of the February general meeting. There was a motion and second to approve those minutes as read. The motion was carried.
The Acting Adjutant read the minutes of the February Executive Board meeting. There was a motion and second to approve those minutes as read. The motion was carried.
Introduction of Guests: Denise Loveridge, Senior Corps Director, Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County. Denise shared information on Interfaith Caregivers programs and solicited volunteers.
LEGION NOTABLE: None
1st Vice Jim Lee: Jim is ill. The Commander reported the Post is currently at 96.8 per cent of our membership goal. We need to renew 11 additional members to reach our membership goal.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke: Robb will be working with the current and past Historians to develop a montage for a new ad format for the Rivoli.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith: Jerry reported there are 76 days until Memorial Day. There will be a walk through for Past Post Commander at 4:30p, March 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. There will be Military Funeral Honors on March 14 at 2p at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistadt.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger: Dennis reported that due to the passing of our accountant, Steve Stecker, a new accounting firm to handle our future accounting requirements has been selected and that is Sehmer and Son. The Financial Statements have been submitted to them for preparation of the 990. The Finance Officer then reported the February 2020 financials.
Motion and second to approve the Finance Report. Motion carried.
Bar Report Rick Seifert: Rick reported that the “3-month ordeal” is not quite over since the plate necessary to cover the electric box has not yet been installed. The bill of $889.00 will not be paid until it is installed. Rick reported February may very well be the best month ever for the bar since total receipts were $8610. Expenses for the month were $3,057.58.
Fish Fry Report: Rick reported that the Fish Fry cash was $2,868.89. Fish Fry tips were $596.52. Fish Fry credit was $2,600.00 with 408 dinners served.
Motion and a second to approve both the Bar Report and the Fish Fry Report. Motion carried.
House Report: Gene Szudrowitz reported that there is a roof leak in the kitchen.
Chaplain: Jerry Wanty reported there is a walk through for William Helm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on March 20 at 4:30p
Service Officer: No Report
Historian: No Report
SAL: No Report
Other Committees: None
CORRESPONDENCE: Commander Jaeger read thank you letters from Lynn Raebel and family, Mary Lewandowski and Bernie Koehler
Finance Officer – Bills to be paid? – Bills totaled $2,582.77
Motion and second to pay the bills. Motion carried.
Commander Jaeger reminded everyone of the “Open House” on Sunday, May 17 at 1p-4p. Invitations will be mailed by April 4. The next scheduled meeting of the ad hoc committee meeting will be held on April 3 at 2p
The Commander reminded the group that the next Fish Fry is March 20. We still have slots to fill.
The Commander said anyone interested should attend the next 2nd District Spring Conference April 25 at Country Inn & Suites in Port Washington
The Legion 101st Birthday Party is scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 with cocktails at 5p and Dinner at 6p
Commander Jaeger announced that the Ozaukee County Student Government Day will be held Wednesday, March 18.
Commander noted that Sweat for Vets will be held on May 16.
A motion and second was made to donate $500 to Sweat for Vets. Motion carried
Keith Collins suggested we investigate how we can provide support to Interfaith Caregivers. On suggestion of the Commander, Keith will get together with them to determine where we will go from here.
A motion and second was made to donate $250 to Interfaith Caregivers. Motion carried.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION:
The Commander brought up the fact that it was suggested $25 be given to Jeff Hoffman for selling 65 scholarship tickets.
A motion and second was made to pay Jeff Hoffman $25 for selling scholarship tickets. Motion carried
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: Chaplain Jerry Wanty and Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond held a Remembrance Ceremony for Post members who passed during the 2019 and 2020 year.
288 SCHOLARSHIP –
$50 – Jim Schnoeck
$25 – Chuck Kison
$15 – Shelby Loberger
$10 – Matt Haggart
$50 – Brian Berndt
$25 – Johnathan Kison
$15 – Paul Batty
$10 – Aiden Loberger
$50 – Mike Friehe
$25 – Tom Gaertig
$15 – Wes Nyehuis
$10 – Avery Downey
POT OF GOLD
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2022 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
Department of Wisconsin