Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 and also on ZOOM
July 12, 2022
Post 3 Commander Gerry Wolf opened the July 12, 2022 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with 19 Legionnaires present. The meeting was also being made available on Zoom.
The minutes of the June 14, 2022 Post 3 meeting were read and approved.
In the absence of the Finance Officer, Commander Wolf read the financial report for the month ending June 30, 2022 showing a balance on hand of $41,015.50. The report was accepted and filed for review.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Post 3 Legion Riders Director Bruce Gubser reported that about a dozen Riders had gone to Seward for the 4th of July festivities there.
Bruce also reported that 17 birthday cards had been delivered to several senior living facilities during the past month.
Dr. Jackson gave an Americanism report.
Wade Graft reported for the 40/8 and indicated that the annual pot luck dinner would be held next Tuesday.
Wade also announced that Kent Colson would make a 2-hour presentation on suicide prevention tomorrow night from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge at 27th and “B.”
Commander Wolf reported for the Memorial Squad and indicated that activity had tapered off during the last month. It was also reported that Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home had honored the Post 3 Memorial Squad by hosting them for a breakfast and presenting them a Certificate of Appreciation.
Jerry Salber announced that Gary Burk’s wife had passed away.
Past District 15 Commander Ed Muggy announced that Jack Sibert had won 2nd Place as Webmaster in the “Over 150 Members” category. He also announced that the Post 3 Email Newsletter produced by Gerry Wolf had won 2nd Place in the Print Media Category. Both awards, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion Media Alliance, were announced at the Department convention.
National Executive Committeeman Fred Craigie was called to the podium for the purpose of installing next year’s officers. Installed were:
Commander --- Gerry Wolf
1st Vice Commander --- Bruce Gubser
2nd Vice Commander --- Ron Hindmand
3-Year term on Executive Committee --- Wade Graft.
Brendan Moore announced that he had received an email from the University of Nebraska announcing a veterans’ appreciation project by which veterans could purchase 2 football tickets to three specific games for $10 each.
Fred Craigie announced that Woody Williams, the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient, had died. Funeral services are this week.
Commander Wolf made an announcement of several upcoming events --- and pointed out the special Early Bird drawing for regular members who pay annually and renew their dues by September 6th.
The Chaplain read TAPS, and the meeting was closed in proper form at 7:40 PM.
Steve Bartos, Recorder