Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 and also on ZOOM May 10, 2022
Post 3 Commander Gerry Wolf opened the May 10, 2022 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with about 20 Legionnaires and guests present. The meeting was also being made available on Zoom. The minutes of the April 12th Post 3 meeting were read and approved. Bartos reported that the list of Lincoln-area boys being endorsed for Boys State by Post 3 had dropped to 17. He also reported that a Boys State Orientation had been held on May 1 and that 14 of the 17 boys attended. Department Adjutant Dave Salak conducted the orientation. Ed Muggy, Gerry Wolf, and Bruce Gubser also attended. . Adjutant / Finance Office Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending April 30, 2022 showing a balance on hand of $42,702.45. The report was accepted and filed for review. Ed also reported that Post 3 had donated $1000 to the Lincoln Baseball Association to help with the American Legion Baseball program. Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized. Post 3 Legion Riders Director Bruce Gubser reported that the Riders plan to participate in a patriotic parade in Omaha on May 28th. Bruce also reported on the post’s birthday card program remains active. Voiture 103 Chef de Gare Wade Graft reported for the 40/8. He reported that the voiture will highlight some of the elements of a formal wreck at next week’s promenade. He also commented on the upcoming Show and Shine at Star City Shores and the June 11th Music Festival at Antelope Park. Ed Schnabel reported that our number of Jr. Law Cadet candidates remains at one. It was reported that Commander Wolf and Adjutant Schnabel participated in the ROTC Chancellor’s Review at UNL and the JROTC program at Lincoln Northeast High School. Nominations were received for next year’s officers. For the 3-year vacancy on the Executive Committee, Fred Craigie nominated Wade Graft and Jack Sibert nominated Karl Christensen. Ed Schnabel suggested that the current commander and two vice-commanders each serve another term in their respective positions and jointly nominated Gerry Wolf to serve as commander, Bruce Gubser to serve as 1st Vice Commander, and Ron Hindmand to serve as 2nd Vice Commander. Hearing no further nominations for any office, the nominations were closed. All nominees agreed to serve if elected. Commander Wolf reminded those in attendance of several upcoming events. Membership was reported to be 1174.
Wade Graft read TAPS, and the meeting was closed in proper form at 7:30 PM.
Steve Bartos, Recorder