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Executive Board Meeting 26 November 2019


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 14 present and 2 absent.  Quorum present.

Guests: Ed Downey, Service Officer


1st Vice Jim Lee – Sending out cards and making phone calls.  Post membership is over 75% of goal.

2nd Vice Robb Hanke – Placed ad in paper for Army Navy game, December 14th, $5.00 admission fee.  

3rd Vice Jerry Smith – Steve Curtain, Boy Scout delivered flag stand and case (Eagle Scout project), now in place. Weapons transfer from Legion to VFW still a work in progress.

Finance Officer Dennis Loberger – Dennis reported the following financials; delivered $700.00 in twenty-dollar bills to Tom Ingram for the Zablocki Veterans Christmas party.  Will cut a check for $300.00 for the Vet’s Christmas party for entertainment.  

Bar Chairman Rick Siefert – Rick reported that Lauterbach delivered updated soffit and installed same; contacted Economy Glass regarding the new mirror but they are experiencing vendor issues and the mirror will take a while longer before installation. Bar take for the November Fish Fry was excellent.  

House Chairman Gene Szudrowitz – Aerial truck is back at Fire Dept.  Gene will call and get a training mission to install halyards.  Gene inquired if we wished to place a holiday wreath on the front and backdoor.  After some discussion it was decided by the Commander to put wreaths on both doors.  Still working on arranging the cleaning for the Post, no response from P&R. Hope to get someone in by end of December. Gene reported on House expenditures and income for the month of October. 

Chaplain Jerry Wanty – Jerry sent a Get-Well card to Bill Helm and will send a card to Dave Boyles.  Deceased, Bob Stelter and Thom Brown.  

Assistant Chaplain Bill Raymond – No Report

Judge Advocate Tom Ingram – No Report

Immediate Past Commander Bob Batty – Our newsletter editor, Jan Batty is quite pleased with the quality of the newsletter from the new printer.  Costs are virtually identical to the former vendor but quality of the product and service are far superior.  


Art Filter – No Report

Rick Siefert – No Report

Brian Kjell – No Report

Kim Queen – Absent

Adjutant Bob Batty – No Report


Sarah Reams, St. Francis Borgia Bear Scouts.  Wants a couple veterans to come to a scouts meeting and talk about their experiences in the military.  Brian Kjell and Robb Hanke volunteered.  Brian Kjell will contact Sarah Reams and set a date.

Commander read a letter from US Bank inviting veterans to reserve VIP seating on the reviewing stand for the Grafton Christmas Parade, normally a $16.00 charge but free for veterans.  


Bills to be payed – The Finance Officer read the outstanding bills to be paid which totaled $2,013.26. 

Motion and second to Pay the Bills, Motion carried.  

Commander Jaeger requested a recap of the work on our Memorial.  He suggested we recognize Hilgendorf Memorials for their work on the Memorial.  It was decided to present Hilgendorf with a Certificate of Appreciation and to give them four Fish Fry tickets.  

Commander Jaeger again inquired on the status of the cleaning of the Post and if it couldn’t be expedited.  

Motion and second to donate $500 to Fire Dept. for parking cars at Fireman’s Park. Motion carried.

Motion by Tom Ingram to donate $250 to Cedarburg High School choir fund, motion seconded and carried.  

Motion and second to buy a $25 Poinsettia plant from the Lion’s Club.  Motion carried.


288 Scholarship Tickets – Guy Poisson will chair committee.

Good of the Legion  

Grafton Christmas Parade – 11 a.m., 30 November 2019.

Post Christmas Party – December 7th, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner.

Zablocki Vets Christmas Party – 8 December 2019, 10:30 a.m. Need volunteers.

2nd District Bowling Tournament – 16 February or 23 February 2020.

Ed Downey recommended painting the storage room at a cost not to exceed $250.00. 


There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was

Adjourned at 1945 hours.

Respectfully submitted, 


Robert S. Batty, PDC


Peter Wollner Post 288

Department of Wisconsin