Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
June 11, 2019
The colors being in place, Commander Dave Timmerman opened the June 11, 2019 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 with 20 Legionnaires and guests present.
The minutes of the May meeting were read and approved.
Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending May 31, 2019, showing a balance on hand of $33,127.07. The report was approved and filed for audit.
Alan Henrichson, a long-time member who resides in Germany and in town visiting family, was introduced.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Ed Schnabel reported that Post 3’s paid membership stood at 1451, not counting 9 transfers from other posts. We stand at about 90% of goal.
Jody Schmale reported for the Legion Riders. In addition to other items, she indicated that the Riders would be helping with the Flag Exchange at Scheel’s on June 28th. Jody also made reference to her article in the latest Lincoln Legionnaire which discussed a project to send lip balm to the troops overseas.
Upon proper motion and second, the post voted to purchase 5 of the lip balm kits at $30 per kit.
Steve Bartos reported that Boys State concluded last Saturday, and that all of the Lincoln-area boys attended as scheduled.
Steve Bartos also reported that baseball was being played at Sherman field. Those involved are scrambling a little bit to round up help in the press box and ticket booth. He suggested that anyone interested in helping should just come out to Sherman Field to observe what goes on in the way of our involvement in those activities.
Gerry Wolf reported for the Memorial Committee. He said that they have already participated in 103 events so far this year. That number includes 83 funerals.
Fred Craigie reported that there would not be an SAL meeting this month, in that the scheduled meeting date conflicted with the Department Convention.
Steve Bartos reported that he welcomes submittals of pictures and articles for the Lincoln Legionnaire. The commander mentioned that a recently-transferred member, Justin Cremers, may be interested in taking over the reporting on POW-MIA issues.
It was reported that Voiture 103 would meet next Tuesday.
Upon motion by Fred Craigie and a proper second, the post agreed to suspend the rules and direct the Adjutant to cast one vote representing a unanimous ballot for an amended slate of candidates for next year’s officers which reads as follows:
Commander --- Dr. William Jackson
1st Vice Commander --- Ed Muggy
2nd Vice Commander --- Jack Sibert
Executive Committee --- Bill Bowman
Fred Craigie gave an interesting report on his recent Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
It was reported that the next Koffee Haus would be held at the VA hospital on June 21st.
Steve Bartos announced that Fred Craigie has expressed an interest in seeking the office of National Executive Committeeman. Upon motion by Bartos and a proper second, Post 3 / District 15 voted unanimously to endorse Fred’s candidacy for that position.
Ed Muggy reported that Friday the 14th was Flag Day and that the Elks were planning a program at 6:00 P.M.
Steve Bartos read the TAPS report for May, and the Post 3 meeting was closed in proper form at about 7:40 PM.
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
Can it be June already, how the year has flown by. As of this news letter, Post 3 membership stands at 1451 paid members, or 90% of our assigned 2019 goal.
You will now be receiving your 2020 Legion Dues statement from The American Legion National office towards the end of June.
As a reminder, the Legion Year runs 1 August to 31 July, thus the 2020 Legion Dues will be payable starting the first of August.
WW II and Korean members are leaving our ranks, currently we have 117 WWII Veterans and 317 Korean Veterans.
On May 25th, Post 3 Honor Guard took part in rendering Military Honors at the Omaha National Cemetery, this is the second time they have done so.
Thanks again for your service and thanks for be a member of this Great organization.
Ed Schnabel, Adjutant
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11 2019, at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80.
We have 0 new members and 1 Transfer-in, in Feb.
As of April 30 2019, Post 3 membership for 2019 stands at 1458, 88.79 percent of our 2019 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.
ALREADY KNOWN TO AFFECTED PEOPLE
TAPS for June, 2019
Boswell, Hobart H. Jr. Vietnam 48 05/23/2019 100119293
Carbon, Thomas J. Korea 38 05/03/2019 102191135
Dr. Johnson, Orlen Korea 8 05/06/2019 102191686
Lewis, Dewey WWII 55 05/28/2019 102193026
Lund, Bernard A. Vietnam 39 05/15/2019 102089250
Nichols, Robert W. WWII 36 05/28/2019 100119620
Sheary, Melvin L. Korea 61 05/02/2019 102193250
Ventura, George J. WWII 45 05/23/2019 102216746