THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 24 July 2018
The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Guests: Past Post Commander Al Klug.
The Adjutant had the roll call of officers with 10 present and 3 absent.
1st Vice Jim Lee (excused) – tonight reported by Adjutant Jaeger – Dennis reported 115 members renewed along with 20 members renewed online which puts our post at 38.9% of membership.
2nd Vice Commander Robb Hanke – reported an ad was placed in the News Graphic for our post chicken roast being held on July 29th. Augusts’ ad will announce fallen comrades during the past year.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – announced rifle squad practice will be on Saturday, July 28th at 10 a.m. Jerry also announced 9 color guard events coming up and asked for volunteers.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger: reported the following:
- a statement from John Szudrowitz for cleaning
- a statement from Rivoli Theater for advertising
- a statement from Community Printing for newsletter printing
There was a motion and second to pay the bills. The motion was carried. There was a brief discussion on Tax Form 990.
Bar Report Rick Seifert – reported the following:
- Income from the bar at the July fish fry
- Cash deposit
- Hall rental
- Bar and Fish Fry account balance 6/30/18
- Bar and Fish Fry account balance 7/24/18
There was a motion and second to approve the Bar report as presented. The motion was carried.
Judge Advocate Keith Collins – asked the Commander if he had seen the Certificate of Liability for each subcontractor working at this post. Commander Batty stated he will inquire about these Certificates.
Board Member Tom Ingram – asked about the Certificate of Liability requested by this board (at 24 April 2018 meeting) for the vendor who cleans the post after our monthly fish fry. Commander Batty reported he did talk to John Szudrowitz …....who declined to purchase this liability insurance........therefore; the post has decided to maintain the current agreement between the post and John Szudrowitz. A lengthy discussion followed on this subject.
Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – reported the post received at the recent department convention a “Certificate of Recognition” for our participation and contribution to The American Legion Blood Donor Program.
Commander Batty read a letter from Dough boy MIA (they were featured in the November 2017 issue of American Legion magazine). This group wants to come in to our post and do a 30 minute presentation and they are looking for donations. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to pass on this request. The motion was carried.
Commander Batty announced CHS is selling ads in their Cross Country souvenir program and asked if we would like to place an ad. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to place an ad in this souvenir program. The motion was carried.
House Chair Gene Szudrowitz – reported on Profit and Loss for Bar and Fish Fry for January through June. After transferring monies to the Legion general account and to the Auxiliary account as of 6/30/18 we have a said amount.
Commander Batty announced there will be a Fish Fry Committee meeting on August 20, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m. here at the post.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
Judge Advocate Keith Collins – asked about new member packets.....and that they should be made available for new members coming into our post.
Keith also announced that on Thursday, July 26th Wayne's Drive-In will have their car show with the CHS Robotics Team as a featured participant. This program starts around 5 p.m.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – announced he had attended the 12th anniversary of Steven Castner being KIA in Iraq. His unit will be deployed in the future and Jerry asked about providing care packages for this unit. Jerry will follow up on this.
There being no further business, the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 1955 hours.
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