Minutes of Meeting

December Minutes


Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
December 11, 2018


The colors being in place, Commander Dave Timmerman opened the December 11, 2018 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80, with 27 Legionnaires present.  

The minutes of the November 2018 meeting were read and approved without objection.

Ed Schnabel gave the financial report for the month of November showing a balance on hand of $40,672.55. The report was received and filed for audit.

Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.

Ed Schnabel reported that paid membership for 2019 stood at about 1300 --- about 80% of goal.

Ed Muggy reported for the Legion Riders. He indicated that the Riders would be ringing bells at Hobby Lobby on Thursday. He also indicated that the Riders would elect officers for the coming year on December 20th --- most or all officers repeating in office.

In the way of Americanism, Brendan Moore spoke about a video going around which addresses flag folding. He also reported that he had just recently attended the Army – Navy football game.

Dr. Jackson reported that Post 3 would ring bells for the Salvation Army on Thursday, December 13th, and that a few spots still need to be filled at Super Saver on North 27th Street.

It was reported that the Area C Oratorical Contest had been held last Saturday (no contestant from District 15). The Department finals will take place in Norfolk in January at the Mid-Year Conference.

Fred Chrastil reported for the Memorial Committee.

Fred Craigie reported for the Sons of the American Legion. He indicated that the Sons would be ringing bells on Thursday.

Bartos reported that the Lincoln Legionnaire had been printed and mailed.

Dr. Jackson announced that Voiture 103 would hold its Christmas Party next Tuesday at the Elks.

Dr. Jackson read TAPS and the meeting was closed at 7:25 PM.

Following the close of the meeting, Post 3 and Unit 3 joined together for entertainment provided by the Acafellows --- an A Cappella group from Pius X High School directed by Todd Krier.

The evening ended with playing-card bingo and refreshments provided by Unit 3.

Steve Bartos




November 2018

District 15 POST 3

123 S. 84th St. Suite L

Lincoln NE 68510

(402) 466-3958

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 Adjutant 

We finished up 2018 with 102 paid renewals for December 2018. To reach our assigned goal we still need about another 300 paid 2019 members. As we lost 137 Post 3 members during calendar year 2018 we need to get out and talk up what the American Legion does or has done for our fellow veterans. Thanks to those who have already paid their 2019 dues. Remember, if you happen to get a renewal request from National, and you have paid, just throw it away. 

Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts is to unveil a new proposal for expand tax relief for Nebraska veterans. He will be hosting a press conference on Friday, 4 January 2019, 1030 hours, at the State Capitol, Warner Chamber.

Thanks for your service and thanks for your support of Post 3.

Ed Schnabel, Adjutant

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan.8, 2019, at the Lincoln Elks Lodge # 80. 


We are glad to have  0 new members a 0 Transfer-in, in Dec.

As of   Jan. 3 2019, Post 3 membership for 2019 stands at 1353, 82.3 percent of our 2019 goal.


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 Sept. 2018 

Becker, George B.  Korea   12/10/2018

Bradley, Holbert S. Jr. WWII 12/31/2018

Dietze, Dwayne A. Korea 12/31/2018

Klanecky, Glen R. Korea 12/10/2018

Magwire, Dean  Korea 12/17/2018

Ozaki, Ronald H. WWII 12/17/2018

Scholl, David E. Korea 12/06/2018

Sullivan, George F. WWII 12/28/2018

Waddell, Walter K. Korea 12/20/2018

Woody, Don L. Korea 12/25/2018


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