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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

Old Business:

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.

New Business:

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.

Additional Business

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



Closing Prayer by Chris Skidmore

Pot of Gold Winner: Sandy Mack

President Gail called meeting adjourned

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