June Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting of American Legion Post 3
Lincoln Elks Lodge #80
June 13, 2017


The colors being in place, Commander Jack Sibert opened the June 13, 2017 meeting of American Legion Post 3 at 7:00 P.M. at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80.   About 25 Legionnaires and guests were present.

The minutes of the May meeting were read and approved.

Ed Schnabel gave the finance report for the month ending May 31, 2017 showing a balance on hand of $27,673.41.  The report was approved and filed for audit. 

Jerry Cummings was introduced as a new member to Post 3.  He had previously been a member of the post in Paris, France.

Veterans of the various war eras were asked to stand and be recognized.

Membership was reported as 1717 paid members.

Jody Schmale reported for the Legion Riders.  The Poker Run was held last week, and the Riders will be participating in the Omaha ALR Poker Run, the Denton Car Show, the Music Festival at the VA Hospital, and the flag exchange to be held at Scheel's.

In the way of Americanism, Brendan Moore reported that Ed Schnabel had received an award for his service to veterans (the Steven D. Gilbaugh Award presented by the Vietnam Veterans).

Commander Sibert reported that Jess Johnson was not going to be the Post 3 representative for County Government Day this year and asked for a volunteer to succeed Jess.  Dr. Jackson said he would volunteer.

Pam Alm reported briefly on American Legion Baseball.

Gerry Wolf reported on the activities of the Memorial Committee, and Commander Sibert thanked all who had participated in Memorial Day activities in several location around town.

It was announced that the SAL would meet this Thursday and the 40/8 would meet next Tuesday.

Commander Sibert asked for a volunteer to replace Mark Novak as the post's POW/MIA Liaison.

The list of nominees for next year's officers having been read and no additional nominations having been received from the floor, Fred Craigie made a motion to elect the slate of nominees as presented.  Upon a proper second, the slate of officers was elected.

 2nd Vice Commander --- Pam Alm

1st Vice Commander --- Dave Timmerman

Commander --- Jack Sibert

3-year term on the Executive Committee --- Steve Bartos

Installation of officers will take place at the July meeting.

Wade Graft reported on the Music Festival to be held at the VA Hospital on June 24th.  He also announced that everyone was invited to a breakfast to be held by the Elks on Father's Day.

Ed Schnabel indicated that dues to conflicts with the Department Convention being held at the same time as the music festival, volunteers are needed to help with set-up, operations, and clean-up.

 Commander Sibert made several announcements:
1 --- Department Convention

2 --- Consolidate Post Report

3 --- Vietnam Veterans Reunion

4 --- Centennial coins being available for $10.

5 --- Flag exchange at Scheel's on June 30

6 --- Flag retirement ceremony at the Boy Scout camp on July 26th (8:00 AM)

7 --- General Lempke to be the speaker at the July meeting

8 --- No meeting in August

9 --- Legion night at the Saltdogs on August 3    (6:45; tickets are $8.00 in Section 112)

It was announced that a draft budget will be discussed at the July meeting and that the budget is driven by membership.
The Chaplain read TAPS, and the Post 3 meeting was closed in proper form at about 8:00 P.M.

Steve Bartos