Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Held Virtually on ZOOM
June 9, 2020
The colors being in place, Commander William Jackson opened the June 9, 2020 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:05 PM. The meeting was held virtually on ZOOM.
10 Legionnaires were present online.
Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending May 31, 2020, reporting a balance on hand of $33, 214.35. He indicated that the $1000 received from the sale of the golf cart was included in that balance. Ed also gave an update on the current balances in several other savings and investment accounts. The report was accepted and filed for review.
The minutes of the March 10, 2020 meeting were accepted as previously posted online.
It was reported that the Post 3 Honor Guard was getting back into doing funerals. It was also reported that the National Cemeteries were beginning to allow funeral ceremonies again.
It was announced that the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 was slowly returning to being open, but ----- for now --- was only open for short periods of time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
There was some discussion about American Legion Baseball and the numerous changes and restrictions being imposed this year. It was agreed that with rising costs, severely reduced opportunities for revenue, a shortage of help, and the impacts of the COVID-19, Post 3 cannot continue supporting baseball to the extent it has in the past. The Post is still discussing with the Lincoln Baseball Association just exactly what our involvement might be this year --- and going forward.
The following nominations for 2020-2021 officers were properly received.
Commander --- Wade Graft
1st Vice Commander --- Gerry Wolf
2nd Vice Commander --- Bruce Gubser
Executive Committee (3-year term) --- Jack Sibert
Since there was no competition, and upon a proper motion and second, the Adjutant announced that he was casting 1 ballot for the quorum present to elect the entire slate of candidates by acclamation.
Membership was reported at 1371.
The virtual meeting was closed in proper form at 7:35 PM.