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
As you dismount, you look around your new digs. Swell, you ponder. Looks like all the other towns you’ve had the fortune—or misfortune—to be rewarded with as an assignment. But…this time…things will be different. This time…you kinda know what you’re doing.
Yeah, it’s kind of like some old western movie saga where the sheriff, now wised by age and experience, comes to accept a post in another town full of possibilities. In this case, this “sheriff”—the new American Legion Post 3 commander--has been to this Post twice before, making this third go-round quite a charm. But by God’s grace, this tour will be an adventure worth settling into. I look forward to a success stay.
Rev. Dr. William Jackson
ALP 3 Commander
From the Adjutant
We are very busy in the office again, processing the 2020 renewals. Thanks to help from Ed Muggy and Jack Sibert we are keeping up with those coming in by US Mail. As of 5 August we have processed 857 2020 renewals, or a little over 50 percent of our 2020 goal.
If want an easy way to pay your due, you can go to The American Legion web site and do an on line renewal using your credit card. When you do, I can get your 2020 membership card in the mail the following day, as I check for an updated listing each morning.
If you paid by US Mail, your July bank statement should show that your 2020 dues check has been processed.
On the chance you have paid your 2020 dues and have not received your 2020 membership card, please call the office. We received back from the US Postal Service one of our envelopes that was eaten by their processing machines. There was nothing returned of the envelope but our return address. Thus we have no way of knowing who’s card was eaten.
Thanks again for renewing your 2020 dues and Thanks for your Service to this Great Nation.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept 10 2019, at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We have 0 new members and 0 Transfer-in, in July.
As of July 31 2019, Post 3 membership for 2020 stands at 805, 55.02 percent of our 2020 goal.
VA Coffeehaus 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 July. 2019
Eastlack, Ned B. WWII 36 07/22/2019
Leeper, Stephen H. Vietn 50 07/14/2019
Moenning, Herman H. Korea 7 03/21/2019
Ross, Irvin F. WWII 22 10/02/2018
Vaigrt, Lmir A. Korea 58 07/03/2019 Dept Life