Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
October 13, 2020
The colors being in place, Commander Wade Graft opened the October 13, 2020 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 with 14 Legionnaires present.
The minutes of the September meeting were read and accepted without objection.
Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending August 31, 2020, reporting a balance on hand of $35,461.44. The report was accepted and filed for review. Ed also reported on the status of some accounts associated with the post’s activities involving American Legion baseball.
Adjutant Schnabel also reported on membership, indicating that about 950 members were paid up for 2021. (66%)
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Bruce Gubser reported for the American Legion Riders. He said that he had just recently been informed that the Denton American Legion had experienced a COVID-19 issue and was closed temporarily. He said the this week’s Riders meeting would be held virtually.
Dr. Jackson indicated he would have an Americanism report next month.
Dr. Jackson indicated that he nothing definite to report on County Government Day.
Gerry Wolf indicated that plans are being made for the Post 3 / District 15 Oratorical Contest to be held at 4:00 PM on November 4th at the Good Shepard Presbyterian Church. There is currently 1 announced contestant from Pius X High School.
It was reported that Gerry Wolf would looking after ROTC activities for the coming year.
Gerry Wolf reported for the Memorial Committee and gave an update on the number of activities funerals or other activities attended so far this year.
Fred Craigie reported for the Sons of the American Legion. He indicated that the SAL would meet this Thursday at the Post 3 business office. He also report that a dues notice was resulting in some good success. 91 members of 165 renewed so far.
Commander Graft indicated that we currently do not have a POW/MIA chairman. Anyone interested is asked to step forward.
It was reported that Voiture 103 would hold its promenade next Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. No meal will be served.
Ed Muggy made a pitch for the Elks Lodge 80 January calendar fundraiser.
Gerry Wolf reported that the Memorial Squad was going to begin some flag-folding / presentation practice sessions beginning at 10:00 AM next Thursday at the Post 3 business office.
Hearing no final bids from those in attendance, Commander Graft announced that Bruce Gubser had won the 3-dimensiomal wooden flag constructed and donated by Rick McLaughlin. His bid was $155.
On display tonight was a lamp which had been constructed from a Seagram’s Whiskey bottle commissioned for the 1975 American Legion National Convention. The lamp had been donated to Post 3 by Unit 3. It was agreed to hold another online auction for the lamp as a Post 3 fundraiser. Some starting bids were received from those in attendance, and the lamp will be awarded at the November meeting.
Dr. Jackson read TAPS, and the meeting was closed in proper form at 7:35 PM.