THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Executive Board Meeting 8 September 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 excused.
Guests: Service Officer Ed Downey and SAL member Terry Ronsman.
1st Vice Jim Lee – reported we are at 58.3% of membership with 206 paid members. We need 149 members to renew to reach 100%.
2nd Vice Robb Hanke – no report.
3rd Vic Jerry Smith – reported the next rifle squad practice will be held on September 26th at 10 a.m.
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger – no report.
Bar Chair Rick Siefert – reported for the month of August $100 for rent, credit card receipts of $1857, expenses of $495, for a profit of $1463.
House and Fish Fry Report Gene Szudrowitz – no report.
Chaplain Jerry Wanty – no report.
Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond – no report.
Judge Advocate Tom Ingram – no report.
Board member Brian Kjell – no report.
Board member Kim Queen – no report.
Board member Rick Siefert – no report.
Commander Jaeger read a letter from Mequon Smile Design announcing “Freedom Day” on 10/8/2020 where any veteran can receive complimentary dental care from them on that day.
Commander Jaeger read a letter from Angermeier & Rogers, LLP, attorneys for Genevieve L. Anschuetz. Our post is the main benefactor in her will.
Commander Jaeger read an e-mail received from County Commander Jim Schmidt regarding buddy checks.
Finance Officer announced several bills to be paid. There was a motion and second to pay all the bills. The motion was carried.
Board member Rick Siefert reported that the ice machine has not been cleaned as of this date. Rick will follow up on this with Mike Collins.
Commander Jaeger reported that a bid from FAST SIGNS was received (for the replacement of the Hilbert Avenue sign) in the amount of $8500. Ed Downey reported he asked for bids from C & K and Fidelity Graphics in Grafton on this sign and he has not heard back from them yet. Discussion followed.
There was discussion on the buddy checks that our County Commander wants every county post to complete.
Commander Jaeger reported that the Ozaukee County Council per capita dues are $142.00 (355 members X $0.40 = $142). Our finance officer will pay these.
There was discussion on weather or not we would have an October general membership meeting. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to cancel the October general membership meeting. The motion was carried. There was discussion on publishing awardees (post continuous membership awards) in our newsletter. Commander Jaeger informed the board that no newsletter will be published the rest of this year to save money ($550 per issue to print). The board then felt that this could be published on our web page.
There was discussion on our October fish fry. Following discussion, there was a motion and second to let the fish fry committee decide weather or not to have an October fish fry. The motion was carried.
Commander Jaeger informed the board the our Auxiliary will be hosting an outdoor event called “Pop Up Beer Garden” at our post on September 26th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
Commander Jaeger reported that he and (hopefully) Bob Batty would attend the Tavern League of WI Food Safety – Manager License course on September 14th.
Commander Jaeger informed the board that at the next Ozaukee County Council meeting on October 1st the county council would host a Flag Retirement Ceremony starting at 6 p.m. followed by the county meeting at 7 p.m.
Their being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 1938 hours.
Peter Wollner Post 288