TRIER-PUDDY POST 75
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 1/11/2023
The meeting was called to order by Commander Darryl at 18:30 PM. The colors were advanced, the opening prayer said, the POW Flag placed on the empty chair. The Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble read.
Roll Call: Present were Darryl Driscoll, Bill Tollefson, Tim Holt, Gail Johnson-Daveau, Rob Sharp, Dave Tellefsen (EX), Jeff Winter, Steve Critchley (EX), Wendy Johnson, Deb Minger (EX), and Jeff Puddy. Quorum was established.
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented, and reviewed. Accepted by general consensus.
Finance report was read and discussed. Motion to approve the finance report made by Jeff P., seconded and approved unanimously.
Current membership totals and percentages and projections discussed. Projected 74.4% membership. Discussed opportunities for upcoming membership drives and noted 2023 was now available for renewals online and via mail.
Honor Guard Report:
12 funerals for Dec, 270 volunteer hours by the Honor Guard. 60 Funerals for the year.
Navy Club Chili Cookoff coming up the week after the Midwinter Conference at the Legion Hall. 1-21-23 more details to follow.
Dates for upcoming Events:
Midwinter Conference Jan 12-15th at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay
Department Oratorical Feb 11th at Ripon College, followed by the Americanism Banquet at LaSure’s later that day.
6th District Spring Conference 4-23 @ St. Nazians
Badger Boys State June 11-17th at UW Eau Claire
Department Convention July 19-23rd in Wausau
Ceremony in Spring to mark the completion on the new Flag post rework out front. Date TBD.
Belt Sander and Chili cookoff at the post coming February 25th 3-8 pm, courtesy of US Military Vets MC.
New sign currently be worked on by Envision of Fond du Lac, seeking $30k in funds from donations. Progress has been steady.
Maggie print we received was framed and now available for hanging in the bar, courtesy of Jim Neuman.
Armory door relocation completed, thanks to Gail’s nephew and crew. His services were donated and we covered the cost of materials.
Sean noted the SAL attended the Wreaths Across America event and also that they ended up donating $2k to the Veteran’s Home in King. Also, he presented the Legion with a $1k donation from the SAL towards the new Legion sign fund. He also mentioned the SAL monthly meeting has now moved to the 2nd Weds of every month at 6 pm.
March 11th Pancake Breakfast at the Legion Hall, more to follow.
Gail made a motion for the post to cover the cost of a room for attending the American Banquet for one night only, and the motion was seconded. Discussion followed and was voted on to approve, with only one dissenting vote.
Vet’s Sturgeon Retreat hosted by House in the Woods Military Family & Retreat. Feb 9-12th email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website houseinthewoods.org if interested in going.
Noted the Fond du Lac County Student Government Day planning committee meeting is on Jan 23rd @6pm of the City/County Government Building in Room F, those interested in volunteering for this should be there.
WolfPac Rugby will once again be hosting their Sportsman Raffle here at the Hall, Saturday March 18th from 2-8 PM with the main event at 4 PM. Tickets are $100 a piece with numerous prizes available.
Discussed awareness of the new Mental Health toll free number now available, 988 and option 1 for veterans.
Meeting adjourned at 19:25. Closing benediction and retiring of the colors completed.