THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 25 October 2022
The meeting was called to order by Commander Dennis Jaeger at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 13 present and 3 absent. Quorum present.
Guests: No guests.
1st Vice Jim Lee – Jim sent out 100 letters to post members who have yet to pay their dues and is getting some responses. Some already have paid online. Post is at about 59% of its membership goal.
2nd Vice Gene Szudrowitz – No Report
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – The Post will perform Military Funeral Honors on Saturday, November 5th. Currently Jerry has three riflemen and a bugler but is hopeful that he can get a couple more riflemen to better fill out the squad. Jerry also reported on Veterans Day activities for Nov. 11th which include the Veterans Car Parade past the elementary schools and the activities to be held at Webster Middle School following the car parade. Veterans Day activities slated for Nov. 1st at First Emmanuel Schools were also discussed.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger – No Report
Bar Chairman Rick Siefert – Absent
House Chairman Ed Downey – Talked about plunging the drains outside front door and side stairway. Garage is cleaned out, and the post is ready for winter. Discussion around paying Jeff Hoffmann to shovel the sidewalks and entrance way to the post. Motion and a second to pay Jeff Hoffmann $20 per incident to shovel snow when it is 2 inches or more.
Chaplain Jerry Wanty – No Report
Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond – No Report
Judge Advocate Tom Ingram – No Report
Immediate Past Commander Bob Batty – No Report
Kristin Burkhart – No Report
Rick Siefert – Absent
George Maumee – No Report
Kim Queen – Absent
Correspondence - None
Bills to be Paid: Finance Officer Dennis Loberger read the bills to be paid totaling $9,651.49. Motion and second to pay the bills. Motion carried.
Commander Jaeger presented information on the Veterans Day car parade past the Cedarburg elementary schools and the necessity to sign up beforehand. The parade will be held on Veterans Day beginning at 9 a.m.
Commander Jaeger received contact from Louise Matousek of Quilts of Thanks informing they are holding a presentation of quilts to veterans at the Cedarburg Library on November 10th at 11 a.m. and asked if the Legion could provide someone to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and say a few words. They specifically mentioned Ed Downey as a possible speaker and Ed has agreed to perform this role.
Commander Jaeger announced that National Vice Commander Kenneth Hylton will visit Post 288 Wednesday evening, November 2nd between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Post members are encouraged to attend to “meet and greet” with National Vice Commander Hylton. The bar will be open and pizza will be served.
Good of the Legion
2nd District Fall Conference hosted by Post 288, Saturday, October 29th – Need volunteer for Registration Table. (Dennis Loberger volunteered).
Department of Wisconsin Vice Commander Karl Stuvengen will visit Post 457 for the Ozaukee County Council Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 7 p.m.
Wayne’s Drive In will offer a FREE MEAL to all veterans and active-duty military ($15 Max) on Veterans Day, November 11th between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Post 288 Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 3rd with 5 p.m. Cocktails, 6 p.m. Dinner and 7 p.m. festivities.
ARMY/NAVY GAME party at the Post on Saturday, December 10th – Admission $7.00, Pabst Beer and luncheon provided.
The Post will need one new Sgt-at-Arms by the end of the year. Please ask for volunteers to fill these positions.
2023 Mid-Winter Conference – January 12 – 15, 2023 at Green Bay (Radisson Hotel).
Thursday morning coffee @ Jim’s Grille, 10 a.m.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers, Jim needs volunteers. Jim has sign-up sheets beginning November 8ththru December 24th.
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was
Adjourned at 2022 hours.
Robert S. Batty, PDC
Peter Wollner Post 288
Department of Wisconsin