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Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 and also on ZOOM
October 12, 2021
Vice-Commander Bruce Gubser opened the October 12, 2021 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with about 20 Legionnaires present. The meeting was also being made available on Zoom.
Steve Bartos read the minutes of the September 14, 2021 meeting; and they were approved without correction.
Ed Schnabel gave the financial report for the month ending September 30, 2021, showing a balance on hand of $45,964.69. The report was filed for review.
Adjutant Schnabel also reported that Post 3 membership for 2022 stood at 856.
Vice-Commander Gubser introduced a first-time attendee --- Bob Selig. Legionnaire Selig made a few remarks and indicated he served on the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court and had worked in airport management for a number of years, including an appointment to the Lincoln Airport Authority Board.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Vice-Commander Gubser indicated that he was serving as membership chairman this year and welcomed any help in the task of growing our numbers.
Bruce also reported for the Legion Riders. He indicated that the riding season was slowing down and that the “Lack of Cents” fundraiser was going to end this month.
Dr. Jackson gave a report on Americanism making reference to the principles of never leaving any comrade behind and suicide prevention.
It was reported that Nathan Thedford and his helpers have been providing some weekly clean-up at Pine Lake Park.
Ed Schnabel reported on the Oratorical Contest to be held on November 3. The contest is at 4:00 PM. Helpers need to arrive by 3:30.
Brendan Moore reported for the Sons of the American Legion. They will meet this Thursday at the Post 3 business office.
Brendan also commented on the Veterans Parade to be held November 7th and a dinner dance to be held at the Auld Pavilion on November 5th. Brendan wished the Navy a Happy 246th Birthday tomorrow.
Vice Commander Ron Hindmand reported on Bell-ringers. Post 3 (American Legion Riders) will fill all the time slots at Hobby Lobby on December 1st. Post 3 will also commit to ring bells the entire day (1100 – 1900) at the Williamsburg Hy-Vee.
Vice Commander Gubser reported that the Memorial Squad is keeping busy serving at funerals and doing other events.
Vice-Commander Gubser read a report detailing the identification of WW II remains of Denis J. Hiskitt of Nebraska City.
Bartos reported that Voiture 103 of the 40/8 would meet next Tuesday at the Elks. He said he wasn’t sure what would be on the menu.
Bartos also reported that Post 3 needed to recommend a Legionnaire for a 4-year term on the Legionnaire Club, Inc. board of directors. He then moved that the post recommend Fred Craigie to succeed himself for another term. The motion was adopted unanimously.
Adjutant Schnabel made a few comments about the Koffee Haus being held at the Auld Pavilion and that the music festival would be in the park next year, also. Buddy Checks are held on the 22nd of each month at The Foundry Coffee Shop, and the Veterans Parade will be November 7th.
The Adjutant also indicated that he hoped to have a budget formulated by the end of the month.
Chaplain Jackson read TAPS, and the meeting was closed in proper form at 7:40 PM.
Steve Bartos, Recorder