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American Legion Auxiliary

Peter Wollner Post Unit 288

MINUTES: Unit Meeting February 6, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Gail Andree-Kjell

The opening procedures was followed in order: Prayer Pledge. Proclamation

Roll Call – Absent: Kathy Nurek, Kathie Bruhn, Mary Garner, Mary Lewandowski, Sandy Mack, Carol Szudz

Minutes – January’s minutes were posted on the Legion website

Treasurer’s Report given by Maggie Geiger. The accounts were audited in January and found to be good.

Correspondence read by Secretary Sue Canney

Membership: 152 seniors; 25 juniors paid for a total of 177. Goal is 225


Veteran’s Village Brick – The ALA is donating an inscribed brick for the patio in the Veteran’s Village (tiny houses for homeless vets) in Racine. Sue Canney shared the inscription decided upon: American Legion /Auxiliary Unit 288/Peter Wollner Post/Cedarburg WI/2018/“Service Not Self”

               Volunteer Hours Due – Please turn in volunteer hour sheets to Gail.

Elections – Elections are in May, please led Sandy Mack know if you wish to run, and if you wish to continue in your position.

               Poppy Princess – Poppy Princesses will be chosen in March.

Mary Chemotti AFS speaker – 4 exchange students from Cedarburg High school came to share their experiences.  Students were from: Germany, Finland, Japan and Dominican Republic.

Old Business:

Fleece Blankets – Gail shared Kathy Bruhn’s report.  45 blankets were made, 35 people, lunch was served. Maggie and Brian will deliver to Zablocki.

Creative Board Making – Chris Skidmore gave an update. Feb 24 6:30 – 10:00. Please sign up in advance. All are welcome.

Legion Birthday Party

Valentine’s Day Cards – Nancy Wallock will be getting Valentines cards from the local schools and will take to Zablocki.

VA&R – Heather Garstecki gave an update. More items are needed: deodorant, body wash, nail polish, adult coloring books and clothes.

 Remodel Party – April 21stGail gave an update and encouraged all to buy raffle tickets.

Sweat 4 Vets – May 19th. Planning is underway and a large turnout is hoped for. Save the Date cards and flyers will be going out.

New Business:

Family Sharing Pink Donation Cart - Feb/Mar – A pink grocery is in the Post lobby. Please bring in food items for Family Sharing.

County Meeting – Wednesday, April 18th at Belgium – Please let Sue Canney know if you wish to attend.

2nd District ALA Spring Conference – Saturday, April 28th at Horicon Please let Sue Canney know if you wish to attend.

Dance of Decades – April 14th, Debbie Gabert gave an update. A budget is needed to determine the food, the band is booked.

               Kentucky Derby Party – Gail gave an update

Underwear donation – Maggie Geiger shared that Keith Collins has been working with Concordia students and staff to collect underwear for the women in the VA. Sue Canney made a motion to donate $ to purchase new underwear; seconded by Mary Jaeger. All in favor.

               Pot of Gold – won by Barb Frank; and donated back to contribute to the underwear donation.

Closing Prayer by Chaplain Chris Skidmore

Meeting was adjourned by President Gail Andree-Kjell


Respectfully submitted

Sue Canney

Unit 288 Secretary                   


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