THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 23 October 2018
The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of members was taken with 14 present and 2 absent.
1st Vice Jim Lee – reported another postcard will be sent out after November 1st to those members who have not paid their membership dues for 2018 – 2019.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith - reported on all the Veteran’s Day activities that this post will participate in:
- Friday, November 9th at McKinley Place @ 10 a.m.
- Friday, November 9th at Westlawn Elementary School @ 2 p.m.
- Monday, November 12th at Webster Transitional School @ 10 a.m.
- Monday, November 12th at Lasata Heights – Commons @ 2 p.m.
- Monday, November 12th at Lasata Care Center @ 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 13th at First Immanuel Lutheran School @ 1 p.m.
In addition, Judge Advocate Keith Collins mentioned an event at CUW (Host A Hero Lunch) on November 8th from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger – reported receiving a donation in memory of post member Donald Zautcke.
House and Fish Fry Report – Gene Szudrowitz – reported on the Profit & Loss statement from January 1st thru September 30th. There was a motion and second to approve the report as presented. The motion was carried.
Chaplain Jerry Wanty – reported post member Nick Schultz was called home to the Lord last Sunday.
Jerry also mentioned post member Jim Bertrand will be having heart surgery this week.
Post member Erv Herman has asked to be removed from calling for walk-thru's.
Board member Tom Ingram – reported Wayne's Drive In is offering free food (up to $10) for veterans on Friday, November 9th.
Tom gave a brief update on the Zablocki Veteran's Christmas Party on December 2nd. It was agreed that the post would pay for the Auxiliary's costumes for this party.
Board member Greg Jourdain – asked about the update for our sound system that Robb Hanke was looking into. Robb reported no contractor is interested in such a small project.
Greg asked about restroom cleaning and who is responsible for this. Commander Batty replied job descriptions will be referenced as to determine responsibility.
Greg reported meeting with LaRosa Landscaping. Our remodel landscaping will be done at no cost to this post.
Greg reported on progress of the building remodel. Construction should be finished at the end of the month (except for parking lot re-stripping). There was a lengthy discussion on parking lot parking for fish fry's (specifically east of the handicap ramp).
Keith Collins (for the record) is opposed to any parking east of the handicap ramp.
Keith asked about wainscoting for the new storage room. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to approve waincoating for this new storage room. The motion was carried.
Commander Batty reported on a thank you letter received from Camp American Legion thanking this post for their donation for the 9th Annual Fall Ride to the Camp.
Commander Batty reported that this post will host a “Meet and Greet” for a national vice commander starting at 5 p.m. On Thursday, November 8th. Our bar will be open and pizza's will be available. All veterans are invited to attend!
Commander Batty reported that the American Legion (National) is presenting a resolution to go to Congress to get our charter changed to include other time periods for eligibility into the American Legion. A lengthy discussion followed on trying to bring in younger members into our organization.
Commander Batty announced 288 Scholarship tickets are printed and now available to sell.
Commander Batty passed out new keys for entry into our post (the same key for all doors).
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2024 hours.
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