American Legion Post 279

903 W. Superior  Jacksonville, Illinois 62650         217-243-6144

Email: legionpost279@gmail.com
​Commander: Danny W. Davison
​SAL Commander: Joel DuPre

  
  American Legion Post 279                                       5 June 2018

Meeting was called to order 19:00 hrs, The Commander offered a prayer in the absence of the Chaplain, Pledge of Allegiance and POW-MIA Recognition was done, Post business was started.

Minutes were read and a motion was made by Bob Northrup. Seconded by Ron Hoffstadt Minutes were approved.

  
Legion Finances are as follows:
 
Bar Account:                             $15,534.31
General Fund:                           $35,127.36
Building Fund:                          $ 9,104.99
Membership:                            $ 1,673.49
 
Total:                                          $61,440.15
  

The Commander spoke with Lomilino Sign Company who is suppose to fix the Legion Sign on the north end of the building.  Either he gets it fixed or we need to go elsewhere to have it repaired.

The Memorial Day Remembrance went great.  C.O. Smith gave a great speech.  There was a good crowd at the Legion for lunch afterwards.  Sam McCann stopped by the Legion and presented the Commander a $250 personal donation.

We can get the concrete poured for the walk thru door on the east side of the building and the overhead door done for $1500.  If we want to get the concrete poured for the smoke shack at the same time, we might be able to get a better price on the total concrete.

The Commander talked about the smoke shack.  He stated that the plan is to install outlets and ceiling fans as well as cookers.(Grills).  He also stated that the sides would be able to open up in the summer and close down in the winter making it a year round shack.

The Annual Election of Officers was held. Bill Morrow made a motion to leave the slate of Officers as they are.  Motion seconded by Ron Hoffstadt.  Motion Carried.  John Sampson did not accept the position of Service Officer so therefore it is Vacant.

 The following is the slate of Officers for 2018-2019.

Commander                 Danny Davison
Sr. Vice                          Frank Marshall
Jr. Vice                           Zeddie Bell
Chaplin                         Louis Eason
Sgt At Arms                  Mike Morrow
Finance Officer            Vacant
Service Officer             Vacant

Joel Dupre will be the new Commander of the Sons of The American Legion.

Donald Bates, Jr. from the SAL was in attendance.

The Commander stated that he is still trying to get all of the Veterans Organizations to work together on the Veterans events but to no avail. 

The Commander spoke about updating our security system.  We currently have an 8 camera system.  He wants to upgrade to a 16 camera system to provide better security coverage for the bar, banquet hall and the parking lot.  For ease of installation, wireless cameras are what are planned.  We have been having issues with people dumping trash in our dumpster. 

The slots for May brought in approximately $8,500.

There being now further business, the meeting was adjourned at 19:30 hrs.
  


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