American Legion Auxiliary
Peter Wollner Post Unit 288
MINUTES: Unit Meeting May 1, 2018
Auxiliary Meeting was called to order by President Gail Andree-Kjell
Roll call officers:
11 Present 1 Absent
April minutes were posted, no additions or corrections.
Correspondence - none
Treasurer’s Report- given by Maggie Geiger
Correspondence – none
Membership – Mary Garner gave the update. Goal is 225, 217 paid, still have 9 unpaid
VA&R – Heather Garstecki gave an update. Items needed: tissue, toothpaste, chapstick, lotion, sunglasses, razors. Gail brought in 12 homemade children’s bags for Boudicca House. Have 21 homemade cloth bags for adults.
Poppy Weekend – May 11/12 – Shirley Krier is chair; volunteers still needed
Chicken Roast – July 29th desert bakers still needed
Dance of Decades – Final Report by Heather Garstecki 57 tickets were sold, attendance down due to the weather. $ 1,181 brought in, with 695.00 profit. 1/3 to ALA, the remaining to be split to Camp American Legion Women’s Week and the Boudica house.
Kentucky Derby Party - everything is ready, tickets sold at the Pig
Sweat for Vets update by Sandy Mack; 200 had registered, hoping for over 400
Parking at Bell Lot – May 27, Maxwell Street Days, volunteers needed
Memorial Day Parade and Lunch, meet at 8:00 am, parade at 9 am, service & lunch following
Past Presidents Luncheon – Saturday, June 2nd Juices Ghost Town in Grafton at 11:30
Gold Star Banquet – Tuesday, June 5th ; the committee is Gail Kjell, Carol Szuds and Sue Canney. The dinner will be at Flannery’s at Fire Ridge Golf Course, Grafton; social at 5:30, dinner at 6 pm Motion by Mary Garner to proceed with this plan, seconded by Donna Kison, all in favor.
Joint Meetings – suggestion to have joint meetings twice a year. Motion by Sandy Mack, seconded by Mary Jaeger, all in favor. Food to be hosted by the ALA in August and by the Post men in April.
Strawberry Fest Parking – Chris Skidmore will chair; volunteers needed VIP lot, June 23/24th
Membership Dues - Membership dues are going up. Mary Garner shared, suggested to raise dues to $ 30 for adults. Motion by Shirley Krier, seconded by Mary Garner, all in favor. Motion by Shirley Krier to raise dues for juniors to $ 6, seconded by Mary Lewandowski, all in favor. By Laws will need to be updated.
Elections were held, and the following were elected:
President: Gail Andree-Kjell
1st Vice: Mary Garner
2nd Vice: Carol Szudrowicz
Treasurer: position remains open, Maggie Geiger will fill in until position fills
Chaplain: Mary Jaeger
Sgt @ Arms: Donna Kison
Asst. Sgt @ Arms: Nancy Wallock
Historian: Kathy Nurek
Executive Board: Maggie Geiger, Shirley Krier, Mary Lewandowski
Fall Schedule – Fashion Show; Packer Party or Badger Party. The fall schedule was discussed. The Fashion Show will be co chaired by Barb Tenpenny and Mary Garner. Doralee Piering will help with advertising. A Packer Party will also be planned, with Mary Garner as chair, co chair Mary Lewandowski.
Trees from Home – Shirley Krier gave an update
Hoptel – Maggie Geiger stated that they need blankets and flip flop shower shoes
National President Diane Duscheck will be in Cedarburg June 28th
Pot of Gold – Carol Szuds
Closing Prayer by Chris Skidmore
Pot of Gold Winner: Sandy Mack
President Gail called meeting adjourned