Note NO MEETING IN AUGUST
Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
July 9, 2019
The colors being in place, Commander Dave Timmerman opened the June 9, 2019 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:10 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 with 25 Legionnaires and guests present.
The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved.
Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending June 30, 2019, showing a balance on hand of $31,235.85. The report was approved and filed for audit.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Ed Schnabel reported that Post 3’s paid membership stood at 1455 --- about 90% of goal. Membership dues for the 2020 year have begun trickling in.
Ed Muggy reported briefly on the Legion Riders.
Rick McLaughlin reported for the Athletic Committee. The Area A Tournament will be coming up in a couple weeks and help may be needed in the press box and ticket window.
Fred Chrastil reported for the Memorial Committee. The committee remains very busy and participated in activities at Eagle Days, the Scheel’s flag exchange, and numerous funerals. He also reported that he had contacted the funeral homes in town to make sure they were aware of the committee’s commitment to the families of our deceased veterans.
Jack Sibert reported that he, Wade Graft, and Gerry Wolf did a flag folding presentation at the Scheel’s event.
Fred Craigie reported that the SAL would meet at the Elks on Thursday the 18th. Voiture 103 and Salon 832 will hold their potluck dinner next Tuesday.
Jack Sibert announced that Gerry Wolf’s granddaughter had been awarded a $500 scholarship from Post 3.
It was announced that a flag retirement ceremony will be held at the Boy Scout Center on Wednesday, July 24th.
Steve Bartos reported that after an absence of a number of years he was once again serving on the Department Membership Committee. He indicated that Nebraska is not doing well nationally in membership and Post 3 is not doing well within the Department. He urged everyone to always keep in mind that our objective is to grow --- and that while we may budget for the possibility of a loss in membership, we must only speak of our real goal as being one of growth.
Curt Sanford reported that registration at the recently concluded Department Convention in Kearney number about 185. Post 3 had 9 members who registered and attended.
Wade Graft made a few comments about the recently implemented national “Buddy Check” program. Veterans will have the opportunity to get together in Lincoln.
Wade Graft also reported on the veterans’ tribute to be constructed at the University of Nebraska. Upon his motion and a proper second, the post agreed to donate $500 to the project.
District 15 Commander Gerry Wolf was called upon to install officers for the coming year. Installed were:
Commander --- Dr. William Jackson
1st Vice Commander --- Ed Muggy
2nd Vice Commander --- Jack Sibert
Executive Committee --- Bill Bowman
Adjutant Ed Schnabel presented a past commander’s pin to Dave Timmerman.
Steve Bartos read TAPS, and Commander Jackson closed the meeting in proper form at 8:00 P.M.
District 15 POST 3
123 S. 84th St. Suite L
Lincoln NE 68510
Post meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month At the Elks Club
5910 South 58th at 7:00 p.m.
All members are invited to attend
From The Commander
Autumn is nearly here. That means that Husker Nation will reign supreme for a while, whether the Black Shirts win every game, or…manage to squeeze into the play-offs with just enough presence to have their devoted fans go “ga-ga” and “sis-boom-ba” over every play.
Would that every U.S. Armed Forces veteran could feel and think as much about their present and future after leaving the military, then readjust to doing something just as great for the community they’re raising a family in.
The American Legion, with Post 3 being a prime example here in Lincoln, follows it’s Four Pillars—Americanism, Veterans Support and Rehabilitation, Children and Youth, and National Security—to satisfy community concern with community commitment.
Why not do the right thing—what you know as a veteran that you should be doing—and get on with being a responsible community image everyone can be proud of in the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave.”
Rev. Dr. William Jackson
ALP 3 Commander
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct 8th 2019, at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80.
We have 1 new members and 4 Transfer-in, in Aug.
As of Aug 31 2019, Post 3 membership for 2020 stands at 935, 63.9 percent of our 2020 goal.
Please join us on the third Friday of every month from 11am – 1230 pm in the Auditorium of the Lincoln VA, 600 South 70th Street. If you would like a Flyer Please let me know.
TAPS for Aug. 2019
Name War Yrs Death
Basel, Orville H. WWII 33 08/22/2019
Hove, Andrew C. Viet 57 08/22/2019
Ohnoutka, Dwain G Korea 59 08/19/2019
Omeara, Daniel O. Viet 48 08/22/2019
Tice, James H. Korea 55 08/23/2019
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