These minutes need to be approved at the September meeting.
Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
July 14, 2020
The Color being in place, Commander William Jackson opened the July 14, 2020 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 with 13 Legionnaires present.
The minutes of the June meeting (held virtually) were read and approved.
Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending June 30, 2020, reporting a balance on hand of $33, 188.56. He indicated that donations had been solicited and received to pay for 42 WWII and Korea members. The report was accepted and filed for review.
Wes Newton was introduced as attending his first meeting.
Membership for 2020 was reported at 1402. Adjutant Schnabel also indicated that 555 memberships for 2021 had already been processed.
Bruce Gubser reported for the Legion Riders. He announced that the Riders would meet at the Denton American Legion this Thursday. At least 1 Lincoln Rider attended the unveiling of the Medal of Honor Highway Sign in South Sioux City, and a poker run is being planned for later in the year.
Gerry Wolf reported for the Honor Guard. He indicated that they had been inactive for about 2 months, but funerals were now picking up again.
Fred Craigie report that the SAL was going to meet this Thursday, but that it would be somewhere other than at the Elks.
There was some discussion about the Voiture 103 plans to meet next week. Considering the rising number of virus cases in Lincoln currently --- and other factors ---- the consensus of voyageurs in attendance was that cancelling the gathering would be prudent.
District 15 Commander Ed Muggy was called to the podium for the purpose of installing new officers for 2020-2021. Installed were:
Commander --- Wade Graft
1st Vice Commander --- Gerry Wolf
2nd Vice Commander --- Bruce Gubser
Executive Committee (3-year term) --- Jack Sibert
Gerry Wolf presented a National Membership Retention Award to Adjutant Ed Schnabel on the post’s behalf.
Gerry Wolf presented Wade Graft with his certificate for having received the 2020 District Citizenship Award.
Jack Sibert recognized and thanked Dr. Jackson for completing his year of service as Post 3 Commander. He pointed out that Dr. Jackson was the first individual to have served 3 times as commander.
Ed Schnabel presented a proposed budget for the coming year. He pointed out that to be conservative, 92% of current membership is used as a basis for projecting income from dues. He also reported that the copy machine in the office was on its last leg.
Upon motion by Sibert and second by Jackson, $1000 was added to the budget for the purpose of purchasing a new copy machine. Following additional discussion and upon motion by Jackson, the post adopted the amended proposed budget with the understanding that an item would be added to track the funds in and out of the “Bunker Fund.”
Chaplain Jackson read taps, and the meeting was closed in proper form at 7:35 PM.