THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 27 June 2017
The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 15 present and 1 absent.
Guests: 2nd Vice Commander-Elect Robb Hanke and Post member Mike Miller.
1st Vice Ed Downey – Ed reported final Post membership for 2017 at 328 members which is 87.9% of membership. Two new members were signed up.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – reported on the 4th of July parade plans. Judge Advocate Keith Collins reported that this will be the last parade using the deuce and one half.
Finance Officer Rod Kison – reported registrations and money were sent in for the Ozaukee County Officers Installation Dinner at Saukville on June 30th. Commander Batty asked about delegates for the department convention. Delegates to this convention will be: Bob Batty (delegate at large); Bob Shappell (delegate at large); Jim Lee (2nd District Commander); Dennis Jaeger; Gene Szudrowitz; Robb Hanke; and Rick Siefert.
Bar Chair Rick Siefert – reported June receipts were about one half of what this Post normally takes in.
House and Fish Fry Report Gene Szudrowitz – reported 287 meals served at our May fish fry. Gene reported only 100 tickets have been sold for our July chicken roast. Gene reported on the Bar and Fish Fry May net income.
Chaplain Kent Bolyard – Kent reported sending a get well card to Dan Reichert. It was reported that Post member Glenn Port was called home to the Lord.
Board member Greg Jourdain – reported that the ad at the Rivoli Theater has not been running and discussion followed.
Commander Batty read a card from our Post Auxiliary with a monetary donation to our Post in honor of former member Carol Gosse who was called home to the Lord in May 2017.
Commander Batty read a letter from the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the National Flight Academy located at Pensacola, FL seeking sponsorship of students in their educational opportunities. No action was taken on this.
Board member Greg Jourdain – reported on the progress of our building addition. Brochures to be mailed out to all Post members have been printed and are ready to be sent out. It was decided that these brochures would also be mailed out to Auxiliary and SAL members. Discussion followed on community awareness (and how to improve it) of our building fund program.
Post Member Mike Miller: Mike reported on income tax form 990-EZ for the years 2014 and 2015 and the numerous errors on both forms. After a lengthy discussion, there was a motion and second to hire a professional accountant to amend these forms for 2014 and 2015. The motion was carried. Commander Batty will appoint a committee to carry this out.
House Chair Gene Szudrowitz – reported on Strawberry Festival parking:
Gene also made a request from the SAL for parking their hot dog cart in our garage. Permission was granted for this.
There was discussion on raising the rate for Strawberry Festival and Wine and Harvest Festival parking at this Post. There was a motion and second to raise the parking rate at this Post for these two festivals. The motion was carried with 3 members voting NAY.
Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2019 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
The Mighty 2nd District
Department of Wisconsin