THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 27 February 2018
The meeting was called to order by 1st Vice Commander Jim Lee at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 8 present and 8 absent.
Guests: Quinten McDonald from Cedarburg Boy Scout Troop 835 who explained design modifications to his Eagle Scout display case project. Quinten also showed a model of what the shelving would look like with glass inlayed into the wood. A friend of the family who is a cabinet maker has agreed to donate all the wood for this project. There is a 90 day timeframe for completion of this project.
1st Vice Commander Jim Lee stated that the scouts have asked to use our hall for a presentation on Saturday, May 26th. It was agreed by all that this would not interfere with our Memorial Day preparations.
Mary Garner – 1st Vice of Unit 288 Auxiliary – Mary asked that the Legion support (monetarily) their Kentucky Derby Party on May 5th. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to approve a donation to Unit 288 for their party. The motion was carried. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Camp American Legion.
1st Vice Commander Jim Lee – reported that this post is leading the county in new members. Jim continues to work on membership and that this post now has more members than last year and while not at 100% this post will receive a “Post Excellence Award” at the department convention in July.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke – reported tonight by Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – Robb questioned the Auxiliary is using our ad space in the News Graphic and theater where we already allowed them to advertise Dance of the Decades and now they want to advertise their Kentucky Derby party. Robb felt that we as a post should not be paying for this. I replied via e-mail that this same issue came up several years ago and at that time we as a post decided “for the good of the Legion family” we would pay for that ad. It was agreed by all that nothing has changed and that Post 288 would pay for this ad.
3rd Vice Jerry Smith – reminded us that the next Memorial Day Committee meeting is Thursday, March 8th at 7 p.m. Rifle squad practices continue on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Finance Officer Rod Kison – reported the Conley ad has increased. Rod stated tax forms from the City of Cedarburg (Real Estate Tax Exemption Report and an Unrelated Business Income Report – these are due every two years) are due by the end of March and that he would handle this.
Bar/Fish Fry Report – tonight reported by Jim Lee – our bar reported the best month ever for February. February fish fry – 430 meals served. Jim reported March hall rental looks good but April we have no bookings at this time.
Chaplain Kent Bolyard – reported sending a get well card to Duane Robertson. Kent reported the passing of member Leroy Mellendorf and that a Bible would be presented to the family.
Board Member Greg Jordain – reported several dollars has already been donated to our building fund from the gun raffle. Greg expects about 150 persons will attend our building fund party on April 21st. Greg presented drawings on service emblems that would be installed on the exterior of the new addition. Greg made a motion to have monies come from our memorial fund (not to exceed) to help pay for these service emblems (if needed). There was a second to the motion and the motion was carried. Greg asked that the post get a “builder’s risk policy” during construction. Jim Lee will check into this.
1st Vice Jim Lee reported that he still has about 150 tickets left for our 288 Scholarship. Several in attendance stated they would purchase more tickets for this fundraiser.
1st Vice Jim Lee reported that we will have a post chicken roast again this year which will be held on July 29th. Cost will be $10 a ticket.
Ed Downey asked if the SAL could continue to park cars during Summer Sounds. Permission was granted to the SAL for this.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – reported that Ozaukee County Legion Bowling will be held the weekend of March 10th – 11th with Fredonia Post 410 hosting this event at Harbor Hills in Port Washington. Response for this event continues to be low.
Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – reported that the 2nd District Spring Conference will be held on April 28th at Post 36 in West Bend.
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 2000 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288
The Mighty 2nd District
Department of Wisconsin