THE AMERICAN LEGION PETER WOLLNER POST 288
Regular Monthly Meeting 14 March 2023
The meeting of this post was called to order by Commander Dennis Jaeger at 1900 hours followed by the appropriate opening ceremonies.
Roll call of officers was taken with 10 present and 3 absent.
Introduction of Guests: Joe Rintelman, President – The Greater Cedarburg Foundation
Charlie Robinson, Army Active Guard Reserve.
Presentation: The Greater Cedarburg Foundation President Joe Rintelman presented Peter Wollner Post 288 with the Civic Award for 2023. The award carries with it a $1,000 grant from The Greater Cedarburg Foundation and the Post will have the honor of selecting a deserving recipient.
The Adjutant presented the minutes of the 14 February 2023 Regular Monthly Meeting. There was a motion and second to approve those minutes as presented. The motion was carried.
The Adjutant presented the minutes of the 28 February 2023 Executive Board Meeting. There was a motion and second to approve those minutes as presented. The motion carried.
Legion Notables: PDC/NEC Bob Shappell; PDC and current Adjutant Bob Batty; PDVC and current 1stVice Commander Jim Lee, 2nd District Adjutant/Finance Officer and current Post 288 Commander Dennis Jaeger.
1st Vice Jim Lee: Jim Lee reported Post membership is at 88.5% of goal and needs 42 more renewals to make the Post’s membership goal for the year. He will be sending out reminders to those who have yet to pay their dues, both letters, phone calls and emails.
2nd Vice Gene Szudrowitz: Absent
3rd Vice Jerry Smith: Jerry Next Rifle Squad practice will be Saturday, March 25th at 10 a.m. The Memorial Day Planning Committee will meet this Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 p.m. 75 days to Memorial Day!
Finance Officer Dennis Loberger: Finance Officer Dennis Loberger presented the finance report for the month of February detailing Post revenues, expenses, disbursements, and investments. Motion and second to accept the finance report. Motion carried. (The Post Financial Report is available upon request to all Post members in good standing).
Bar Report Rick Seifert: Rick Seifert reported the bar had an excellent February due to a well-attended Fish Fry and several party rentals. Motion and a second to accept the Bar Report. Motion carried.
Fish Fry Report: Fish Fry Chairman Bob Batty reported the February Fish Fry all did quite well with 362 meals served of which over 100 meals were takeout. For the March Fish Fry he still needs a volunteer for the Baked Fish position and one more volunteer on 2nd shift dishwashing. All other positions are fully staffed. He expects the Fish Fry will be well attended as it is St. Patrick’s Day.
House Report: Ed reported we had a county health and building inspection on February 21st. ADD batteries required replacement at a cost of $200 each. He reported Birchwood is doing a good job on snowplowing and salting of the parking lot. Ed is waiting on a quote for refacing the cabinet doors in the kitchen and will need to get bids on repairing the gutter and facia on the garage this spring or summer.
Chaplain: It was reported that Post member Christopher Koppa has passed.
Service Officer: Absent
Historian: No Report
SAL: Jerry Gomez reported the SAL is at 101% in membership.
Other Committees: None
Rod Kison donated $100.00 to the Dick Engert Memorial.
CHS TEquity Club, a club of young high school age women interested in engineering and manufacturing is seeking donations. After discussion it was decided to donate $500 to the club. Motion and second to donate $500 to the Cedarburg High School TEquity Club. Motion carried.
Commander Jaeger inquired if the Post membership would like to continue their subscription to the Military Times Magazine, all branches of the military. After discussion it was decided to renew the Post subscriptions to Military Times, all branches. Motion and second to renew the Military Times Magazines. Motion carried.
Finance Officer – Bills to be paid? Finance Officer Dennis Loberger read the Bills to be Paid totaling $2,860.99. Motion to Pay the Bills. Motion carried.
2nd District Spring Conference, Saturday, April 29, 2023 – Hosted by Allenton Post 483
Chaplain read the names of Post members who passed during the 2022 – 2023 membership year.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEGION
104th birthday party for The American Legion, Saturday, March 18th.
Metro Milwaukee Military Historians – Monday, March 20th. Guest speaker – Samuel Rogers – Global War on Terrorism, US Army Veteran.
Wisconsin American Legion College (courses in March and April).
Veterans Day at the Capitol – April 26, 2023.
Thursday morning coffee at Jim’s Grille, 10 a.m.
Auxiliary hosting Car and Craft Show, June 10th at the Post – Need volunteers.
POT OF GOLD
There being no further business the meeting ended with the appropriate closing ceremonies and was adjourned at 1950 hours.
Robert Batty, PDC
Peter Wollner Post 288
Department of Wisconsin
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