THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 10 November 2020
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 2 absent. Quorum present.
1st Vice Jim Lee – Jim reported membership is at 68% with about 100 members remaining to achieve goal.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke – No Report
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – Reported on Veterans Day activities and Honor Guard activities.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger – No Report
Bar Chairman Rick Siefert – Rick reported bar revenues of $890.00; hall rental income of $275.00; credit card income of $326.68 for total monthly revenues of $1,216.68. Bar expenses for the month totaled $1,909.61. Motion and a second to approve the Bar Report. Motion carried.
House Chairman Ed Downey – Ed reported on cleanup of the basement. Presented contract for snowplowing for 2021. Ed is still looking at options for the Post sign, but an electronic sign is not likely. Ed worked with the Boy Scouts (the Boy Scouts were working to fulfill volunteering time for The Order of the Arrow) to cut down the plantings around the post. Ed recommends that all the thermostats be replaced and be alike with locks on them.
Chaplain Jerry Wanty – Jerry reported he sent a sympathy card to the Ambrose Wilgar Family and reported on upcoming funerals. Commander Jaeger asked the chaplain to send a get-well card to Gene Szudrowicz who is currently ill.
Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond – No Report
Judge Advocate Tom Ingram – No Report
Immediate Past Commander Bob Batty – No Report
Art Filter – No Report
Rick Siefert – No Report
Brian Kjell – No Report
Kim Queen – No Report
Adjutant Bob Batty – No Report
Commander Jaeger read a letter from Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce Director, Maggie Dobson thanking the Legion membership for the last-minute use of the Post for a Chamber meeting.
Commander Jaeger read an email from the Ozaukee County Commander requesting reports on post membership (new, renewed, deceased members and 2930 transfers), MyLegion.org (need help?). Commander must have information to the county commander by November 13th which in turn will be forwarded to the 2nd District Commander.
Bills to be Paid: Dennis Loberger reported bills totaling $557.81. Motion and second to pay the bills. Motion carried.
Commander Jaeger presented a proposal from Fast Signs for $3,011.00 to replace the Post sign. It was decided not to proceed with decisions on the sign replacement until spring.
Commander Jaeger inquired if Buddy Checks have been completed. Jim Lee responded they will be completed by the middle of the month.
Ed Downey reported on a Post inspection by Hydro Corp. Purpose was check water utilities for cross contamination. Required by the City of Cedarburg.
Commander Jaeger asked about a fish fry or drive-through for Novmeber or December. Due to COVID-19 spiking in Wisconsin it was decided not to hold a fish fry or drive-through till 2021.
GOOD OF THE LEGION
Jim Lee reported on the impromptu birthday party for Lasata resident Ruth Holman, a former Marine who was celebrating her 98th birthday. Members of the Post and the Marine Corps League presented Ruth with a cake and gifts. Social distancing was observed.
Bob Batty reported on the progress with the recognition boards. Jan Batty and Mary Garner obtained pricing for two styles of boards. First style is inscribed metal plates mounted on wood boards. The second style is inscribed plastic with wood board backing. The inscribed plastic boards are half the price of the boards with the metal plates. Motion and a second to go with the inscribed plastic boards. Motion carried.
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was
adjourned at 1957 hours.
Robert S. Batty, PDC
Peter Wollner Post 288
Department of Wisconsin