Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
July 11, 2023
Commander Gerry Wolf opened the July 11, 2023, meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with about 20 Legionnaires present.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
The minutes of the June 13 Post 3 meeting were read and approved as corrected (to show that the May 31 ending balance was 38, 847.58)
Ed Schnabel gave a financial report for the month ending June 30, 2023, showing a balance on hand of $37,847.58. Ed also reported that the post had purchased 3 color guard uniforms. Upon proper motion, the report was accepted and filed for review.
Vice Commander Bruce Gubser reported for the Legion Riders and the birthday card program.
William Jackson gave an Americanism report.
Squadron 3 Commander Brendan Moore reported briefly for the Sons of the American Legion and indicated that they were 1 member short of reaching their 2023 goal.
Commander Wolf reported on the Jr. Law Cadet programs for boys and girls. He read a letter of appreciation from a girl sponsored by Post 3.
2023 membership was reported at 1098 --- just over 90% of our goal.
Past Post 3 Commander and current National Executive Committeeman Fred Craigie installed the following officers for the 2023-2024 year.
Commander --- Bruce Gubser
1st Vice Commander --- Ron Hindmand
2nd Vice Commander --- Rich Lemmerman
Executive Committee (3-year term) --- Jack Sibert
Since Dave was unable to attend the formal presentation at the department convention, Commander Gubser presented the 2023 District 15 Citizenship Medal to Dave Timmerman.
Commander Gubser spoke briefly on membership and then issued a challenge --- Bring a non-member to a Post 3 meeting!!
The Chaplain read TAPS, and the meeting was closed in proper form at
Steve Bartos, Recorder