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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 288

Peter Wollner Post

Joint Meeting

August 14, 2018


The meeting was called to order by Commander Bob Batty with the appropriate opening ceremonies.

Rick Wallock received a plaque in recognition for his outstanding workmanship for the post.  Rick is an SAL member however it should not go unnoted that he is a veteran.  Thank you Rick for your service and all you.  It is always a pleasure for the auxiliary members to work with you.

Commander Bob Batty dismissed the auxiliary members.

Meeting was again called to order by President Gail Andree-Kjell.

Roll call of officers:

            11 present                    1 absent

Reading of correspondence by Secretary Sandy Mack:

            Thank you letters from MS Society for our donation

            Thank you from President Gail Andree-Kjell for gift

            Letters from:   Department President Char Kiesling

                                    2nd District President Danie Wilson

                                    Ozaukee County President Amy Luft

Membership Report- Mary Garner

  • Our goal is 231 to be 100%, last year was 227
  • In order for your name to be placed in the 2 drawings which are for a $25 gas card and a $25 card to Piggly Wiggly you MUST have your dues paid by October 2nd

Badger Girls-Shirley Krier

  • A detailed description of how the girls are chosen and the procedures taken prior to the young ladies attending Badger Girls State

VA&R-President Gail Andree-Kjell (filled in for Heather Garstecki)

  • Items needed are Kleenex, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, winter gloves, socks, granola bars, etc.
  • Sandy Mack presented about 33 bags hand-made/donated by Janet Sackett to use for items listed above.  Thank you to Mary Jaeger/Barb Tenpenny for donation of material.

Old Business:

Sweat4Vets Report-Sandy Mack

  • This was a joint venture with our sister unit Grafton
  • Approximately 3500 volunteer hours between the 2 units
  • Money raised              $
  • After expenses there is $                   to be split between the 2 units
  • Our portion $                     (2/3rds to Healing Patriots) 1/3 to unit
  • A motion was made that of that 1/3  we use $      to make a total donation to Healing Patriots of $           and placing the other $           into the Auxiliary account.
  • Motion was made by Maggie Geiger, 2nd by Sandy Mack, vote was made by ballot to donate the $                    to Healing Patriots.  Motion was carried.

VIP Parking-Chris Skidmore

  • Money raised $                which is split between the unit & VIP.  Leaving $      .
  • $            is tabled for discussion on whom shall receive these funds

Gold Star Mothers Banquet-President Gail Andree-Kjell filled in for Sue Canney

  • 48 people attended
  • Fire Ridge gave us the room needed
  • 2 GSM’s attended along with a brother

Directories-Mary Garner

  • Roster was passed around for members to update any corrections necessary

Jr. Leader-Vacant position

  • Leader needed

New Business:

  • Pins/Ribbons were distributed to new members
  • Trees from Home-Shirley Krier

    We have 96 trees to decorate, bring your hot glue guns, extension cords and any small decorations that you would like to donate

  • Packer Party-Mary Lewandowski

    Mary is in need of help please volunteer your time for this great event and contact Mary if you can assist, also looking for donations for raffle/baskets

  • Fashion Show-Barb Tenpenny

Everything is on schedule-sandwiches will be ordered from Brandy Wine and members will provide salads/desserts.  2 more models are still needed

  • Ozaukee County Council Meeting-Sandy Mack, Shirley Krier & Maggie Geiger

    Members elected that the unit provide the meat and individual members will provide salads & desserts.  Side up sheet passed around for day of event and food donation.  Meat will be tabled until September meeting.

  • Parking Chairs for Wine n Harvest Fest are needed
  • Wreaths-President Gail Andree-Kjell & Mary Garner

Order forms were passed out asking to please try and get at least 5 each orders


  • For reporting purposes all past event reports need to be turned in promptly
  • Community service hours are past due please turn into President Gail Andree-Kjell
  • Silent March held in Lodi
  • ALA dates were given

Closing prayer was offered by Chaplain Mary Jaeger

Pot of Gold winner-Mary Lewandowski

President Gail Andree-Kjell called meeting adjourned

Respectfully Submitted:

Sandy Mack-Secretary






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