Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
January 10, 2023
Post 3 Commander Gerry Wolf opened the January 10, 2023 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 with 18 Legionnaires present.
The minutes of the December 13, 2022 Post 3 meeting were read and approved.
Finance Officer Ed Schnabel gave the financial report for the month ending December 31, 2022 showing a balance on hand of $42,862.27 The report was accepted and filed for review.
Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.
Bruce Gubser reported on the Birthday Card program )a few more than a dozen in the last month) and the Legion Riders (installation of officers on the 19th)
It was reported that the Mid-Year Conference will take place in Norfolk this coming weekend. The Department Executive Committee will meet on Friday, and the training portion of the conference will take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning. The state finals of the Oratorical contest will be held in conjunction with the conference on Saturday evening.
Commander Wolf made mention of a resolution we probably will see at the department convention. It will change the number of issues of the Nebraska Legionnaire to 6 from 8.
William Jackson read an Americanism report.
Squadron Commander Brendan Moore reported for the Sons of the American Legion. He indicated that the squadron had passed out more cash donations for Xmas. He indicated Squadron 3 was 4 members short of goal.
Commander Wolf reported for the Honor Guard. He indicated that they had done 11 Legion funerals and helped the VFW with 6. 154 combined funerals for the year. Gerry also said that some Honor Guard members helped with Wreaths Across America.
Commander Wolf gave a short report on the water pipe that broke in the building where the Post 3 business office is located. Adjutant Schnabel is currently operating out of his home. It appears that it’s going to be several weeks before there’s a chance to get moved back in.
Commander Wolf reported on several upcoming events, including the February 14th meeting of Post 3 ---- which will serve as our District 15 Convention. A number of Department officers and candidates for office can be expected to attend. That meeting will begin 30 minutes early at 6:30 PM.
Post 3 membership was reported tonight to be 1001 ---- About 82% of our goal of 1217.
The Chaplain read TAPS and offered the closing prayer. The meeting was closed in proper form at 7:20 P.M.
Steve Bartos, Recorder