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Executive Board Meeting 28 November 2017


The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies. 

Roll call of officers was taken with 15 present and 1 absent.



1st Vice Jim Lee – reported he is working on 2930 members.  Letters will be going out to those who have not paid next week. 

2nd Vice Robb Hanke – reported submitting the ad to the News Graphic and Rivioli Theater for the ARMY/NAVY game on December 9th.  Robb reported he has switched vendors for our general membership meeting (switching from Piggly Wiggly to Meijer).  

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – reported our honor guard will participate in MFH at Trinity Lutheran tomorrow.  Jerry reported this post has been invited to provide a color guard for the CHS Girls Basketball home opener on December 1st.  Jerry also reported the next rifle squad practice is scheduled for 12/9/2017 at 10 a.m.

Finance Officer Rod Kison – reported paying the renewal for the annual dues for the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce 2018 brochure.  Rod reported adding dollars to our account at the post office.  Rod reported receiving the invoice of for installing the new door closer (there was no charge for labor to install this closer).  Following discussion, there was a motion and second to send to S & K Services a check and a letter of appreciation.  The motion was carried.  There was a motion and second to approve the finance report as presented.  The motion was carried.

House and Fish Fry Report Gene Szudrowitz – reported the following for the October fish fry: 

Bar/Food Sales: 

Cost of Goods Sold/Bar Purchases: 


Gene reported on the cost for the fish fry workers party.  There was a motion and second to approve the House/Fish Fry report as presented.  The motion was carried. 

Chaplain Kent Bolyard – that since July 1st approximately 20 post members have been called home to the Lord. 

Board member Tom Ingram – reported he has an uneasy feeling about this year’s Zablocki Veterans Christmas party because he feels he does not have enough entertainment.  A lengthy discussion followed. 

Board member Art Filter – suggested that our Historian have pictures available before meetings to be run our TV’s.  2nd Vice Commander Robb Hanke offered to coordinate with our Historian on this. 

Board member Greg Jourdain – reported our raffle license was returned to us because of improper paperwork.  It was resent in to the proper authorities and we have not heard back from them at this time.  It was noted that 288 tickets are already printed. 

Adjutant Dennis Jaeger – reported that our National Commander would like $1 from each post for every post member for the Veterans and Family Support Fund.   Following discussion, there was a motion and second to donate that amount to the National Veterans and Family Support Fund.  The motion was carried. 



Commander Batty reported receiving 3 checks…..all for the post building fund. From Wiesler’s, Cornerstone Bank and from Dennis Kristofel



Commander Batty reported receiving from Stecker Accountants our 2016 Form 990.  This tax form has been filed electronically.  Commander Batty reminded all that this board has given him the authority to find another accountant for our post.  Commander Batty reported he will have a list of candidates next month.  

Commander Batty reminded all that our current fish fry chairman will be retiring in February and no one has stepped up at this time to replace him.   Our next post fish fry committee meeting is on December 4th at 7 p.m.



Judge Advocate Keith Collins asked about the American Legion College.  This basic course is scheduled to be held here at Post 288 on January 13, 2018 with registration starting at 8 a.m.   Keith also asked about Mid-Winter Conference at Ho Chunk Casino.  This conference runs from January 18 – 21, 2018. 


There was discussion on the ARMY/NAVY game here on December 9th starting at noon.  Cost is $5 which includes free Pabst, Miller Lite, and soda. 


Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 1953 hours. 


Respectfully submitted,


Dennis Jaeger


Peter Wollner Post 288


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