THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 24 October 2017
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 13 present and 3 absent.
Guests: Post member Lee Jost, Service Officer Ed Downey. Lee asked the board if they would consider his donation of “The Patriot’s Primer on American Liberty”. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to accept this donation of 250 copies of this booklet. The motion was carried.
1st Vice Jim Lee – reported 247 members paid to date which is 66.2% of membership. Our goal is 373 members (+ 1) to be eligible for the post excellence award.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke – asked for details for the November ad which will highlight post Veteran’s Day activities. The December ad will feature the Army/Navy game.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith - reported on all the Veteran’s Day activities that this post will participate in with one added event at Village Point Commons (this information is available at the Post web site – Events Calendar). Jerry reported receiving 5 boxes of winter uniform jackets. He will take them to have the patches and post name sewn on in Grafton and these should be available at the next rifle squad practice on November 11th at 10 a.m.
Finance Officer Rod Kison – reported that he had paid the monies for registration and meal and the following would attend the 2nd District Fall Conference in Grafton on October 28th - Delegates at Large: Bob Shappell and Bob Batty. Delegates: Gene Szudrowitz, Dennis Jaeger, Rod Kison, Kent Bolyard, and Ted Jirschefski. Rod reported two outstanding bills: Ambassador Services for 12 Bibles and a statement for the Past Commander’s Dinner. Rod also questioned a statement from Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly that he needs an invoice for. There was a motion and second to pay all the bills. The motion was carried.
Commander Batty informed the board that the approximate balance in our post building fund. The Commander also reported that he is finishing up a letter that will go out to all the membership asking to donate to our building fund.
House and Fish Fry Report – Gene Szudrowitz – reported a new door closer will need to be installed on the front door. Gene reported that a new commercial refrigerator was purchased. Gene reported on post fish fry statistics: in the last 12 months 4,239 meals were served at our fish fry. The monthly average is 353 meals served. There were 390 meals served at our October fish fry. There was discussion on placing a fish fry ad at the Rivoli Theater. There was a question on profit for our fish fry. Gene reported transferring monies to the general fund and also to the post Auxiliary so far this year. There was also discussion on volunteer help for our fish fry as well as our current system of rewarding volunteers with drink tickets and/or dinner tickets.
Chaplain Kent Bolyard – reported sending out the Last Bugle for post member Gerald Tenpenny as well as presenting a Bible to the family at his MFH.
Executive Board member Greg Jourdain – reported he will have a signed building contract by next week with JFK Designbuild out of Oconomowoc (the contractor for our new building addition).
Commander Batty mentioned receiving a license plate from Thief River Falls in Minnesota and asked that 3rd Vice Commander Jerry Smith hang this on our license plate wall.
1st Vice Commander Jim Lee – reported he will have sign up sheets for the Salvation Army Bell Ringers at our next general meeting. This will start a week before Thanksgiving and run until Christmas Eve.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
There was discussion on the booklet we received earlier in this meeting “The Patriot’s Primer on American Liberty” and it was agreed that this booklet will NOT be handed out to any schools.
Service Officer Ed Downey – reminded all of the weekly coffee hour at Jim’s Grille in Cedarburg on Thursday’s at 10 a.m.
Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 1947 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
The Mighty 2nd District
Department of Wisconsin