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Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 and also on ZOOM
June 8, 2021
Commander Wade Graft opened the June 8, 2021 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with 22 Legionnaires and guests present. The meeting was being made available on Zoom.
The meeting was recessed, and members of the Elks and Auxiliary Unit 3 joined the group to hear the evening’s guest speaker. Introduced was Mary Spencer and her husband, Lorre. She explained her role with the Wyuka Cemetery Foundation and made a presentation on the history of Wyuka and the 2000+ children buried there without a headstone. She described the “Littlest Angels Project” --- which endeavors to place a stone and all of those graves --- and invited any kind of support she can get to keep the project going. Mrs. Spencer was excused.
Steve Bartos read the minutes of the May 11, 2021, meeting.
Ed Schnabel gave the financial report for the month showing a balance on hand of $39,432.42 The report was filed for review.
47-year member and first-time attendee Marvin Williams was introduced, and made a few remarks about his time in the service.
Several new members or guests were asked to introduce themselves, and they made a few remarks.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Ed Schnabel reported Post 3 membership as 1325.
Bruce Gubser reported for the Legion Riders. The Poker Run had 15 Riders playing 42 hands, almost $800 was raised. The Riders will meet on the 17th. Bruce indicated that the parade season had started.
Bruce also reported on the Birthday Card Program for the senior living centers.
Fred Chrastil reported for the Memorial Squad. He indicated that the team has been preparing for the Department Convention and that they had been in a long day attending a number of events on Memorial Day.
Fred Craigie reported for the SAL. He indicated that they would be meeting at the Post 3 business office on the 17th and were planning to move their meeting night back to the 2nd Thursday in the near future.
Wes Newton gave the POW/MIA report.
Since there were no contested positions, Fred Craigie moved that the Adjutant be instructed to cast 1 vote for each candidate for office representing the entire membership present. The motion was unanimously approved, and the Adjutant submitted a ballot representing the unanimous election of officers.
Commander --- Gerry Wolf
1st Vice Commander --- Bruce Gubser
2nd Vice Commander --- Ronnie Hindmand
3-Year Term on Post Executive Committee --- Fred Craigie
Commander Graft announce that the Elks were doing a flag / flag pole dedication on June 12th at 2:00. All are invited.
The Commander mentioned an incident in Ohio on Memorial Day involving some inappropriate action taken by a local post at their Memorial Day services. He indicated that the national organization plans to impose sanctions.
It was announced that the Veterans Music Festival would take place on the VA Clinic grounds this coming weekend.
Chaplain Jackson read TAPS and the meeting was closed at about 8:00 PM.
Steve Bartos, Recorder