Calumet County Council Minutes of the April 24, 2014 Meeting Calumet County Council was called to order by Commander Wayne Steffen at 7:30 pm. The meeting was hosted by Hilbert Post 127. A hand salute was rendered to the colors in place. Following a prayer by Chaplin Ob Amel the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble were recited. POW-MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was read and the POW-MIA flag placed on an empty chair. Quorum of members were present for the meeting to take place Roll Call of Posts: 124 New Holstein (3) 125 Chilton (1) 126 Brillion (2) 127 Hilbert (4)
128 Stockbridge (4) 265 Darboy (0) 496 Sherwood (2)
Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the February 27, 2014 minutes were read by Adjutant Ron Deets. Rino’s Run stop in New Holstein will be at the Post on July 16, not July 17 as stated in the minutes and will stop at the Post, not Kiwanis Park. Corrections made to the minutes. Joe Geiger made a motion to accept the February Minutes as corrected and it was seconded by Ed Welch. Motion approve by the majority present. Tom DeTroye reported that if Posts have Rino’s run checks that they can bring them to New Holstein on the July 16th present them to the State Commander or give them to him, and he will present them on their behalf. Finance Report Balance on-hand February 27, 2014 Receipts: Expenses: Outstanding Check Balance on-hand April 24, 2014
$1793.35 $1649.90 $1619.90 $25.00 $1848.35
Motion was made by Ron Schneider to accept the Finance Report as read and seconded by Tom DeTroye. No correction or additions. Motion approve by the majority present. No bills to submit Guests: None present Sick Call: Elroy Ecker, Stockbridge Post 128 - Bill Mertens, New Holstein Post 124 - Don Rickend, Hilbert Post 127 - Don Desky, Brillion Post 126 Page 1
Calumet County Council Veterans Service Officer: Not present District Vice-Commander: Not present Committee Reports: Ken Geiger reported on the Badger Boy/Girl Orientation for Calumet and Manitowoc Counties that was held at Brillion High School on April 23rd. Ken stated that 20 boys and 22 girls were in attendance. Ladies from Manitowoc County Auxiliary (mostly Reedsville) provided refreshments. The presenters were Jean Conradt and Russ Handsetter. They are two of the best in the State. Thank you Ken and Post 128 for all your work organizing and hosting the event. Commander reported on the Birthday Banquet. There was over 79 dinners served. He was happy how it turned out. He also reported that he is working with the Post trying to help them obtain 100 percent membership. There was considerable discussion of a report that is needed with the names of all area veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Sharon Woefel Nett will continue to try and get the needed report. Old Business: None New Business: County Youth Government Day needs to change. Work responsibility is changed at the county court house and Beth Hauser wants and needs the help of the American Legion to make our program a great program. The Commander stated that he already has two volunteers, Jim Stecker and Herb Buhl and would like to have two more. The commander asked for volunteers and there were none. He’ll ask again next month. Commander and Jim Stecker brought up that the flags used by the County, especially the one for fallen County Police Officers is in bad repair and we should “step-up to the plate” and replace them. Jim estimates the cost to be $125. A motion was made by Jim Stecker and seconded by Ken Geiger to proceed with the purchase of all three flags. Motion was approved by the majority present. Commander read his agenda notes on the Birthday Banquet and a Thank You note he received from Mary Euclide. Banquet was a success. District Officers Jeff Puddy and Jerry Laubey attended. Guest Speaker was Lt. Colonel Rich Appel. Entertainment was provided by the Party Band. A good time was had by all who attended. Commander was asked at the DEC meeting on March 12th to try and help the County Posts that have not already obtained 100 percent membership. He agreed to try………. Spring Conference at Kingston Post 395 on April 27th. There will be a bid at the meeting for host the Fall Conference. No posts expressed interest.
Calumet County Council Next Council meeting will be held on May 22, 2014 Sherwood Post 496. Good of the American Legion: Mount Calvary Post 454 Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 4, 2014. All proceeds go to the Honor Flights. Flag Day in Fond du Lac, New Holstein and Stockbridge will attend There being no more business to come before the meeting a prayer was said by Chaplin Ob Amel and a hand salute were rendered as the colors were retired at 8:12 pm. Winner of the 55/50 raffle was Ron Deets. He won $13 and council received $12. Thank you to Post 127 for hosting the meeting and for lunch and refreshments Respectfully Submitted, Ron Deets Adjutant, Calumet County Council