American Legion Post 279

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

Email: [email protected]
​Commander: Danny W. Davison
​SAL Commander: Joel DuPre
AMERICAN LEGION POST 279 6/7/2016


MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 19;00 HRS.

AFTER OPENING CEREMONIES AND POW RECOGNITION, POST BUSINESS WAS STARTED. MINUTES WERE READ AND A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE AND SECONDED BY DANNY DAVISON, MINUTES APPROVED.

FINANCE OFFICER REPORTED THAT OUR GAMING RECEIPTS LAST MONTH WAS 6,000.00, HOPE TO KEEP AROUND THE $500O.OO FOR THE SUMMER.

CONCRETE WORK IS COMPLETE, AND A FINE JOB BY HOSS FARMER AND MIKE WANKEL.

COMMANDER SAID THAT THERE WILL BE A FUND RAISER FOR THE IRAQ MEMORIAL.

A BIG THANKS TO RON HOFFSTADT FOR HIS GIFT OF THE 30 NEW TABLES TO THE LEGION.

DANNY DAVISON SAID THAT HE THOUGHT THAT THE MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE FIRST CHOICE OF ANY OF THE OLD TABLES. MIDDENDORF AUCTION WILL KEEP THE 10 WIDE TABLES.

BILL MORROW MADE A MOTION AND FRANK MARSHALL SECONDED TO LET MEMBERS HAVE FIRST PICK OF THE REMAINING TABLES. MOTION APPROVED.

FRANK MARSHALL MADE A MOTION TO LET MIDDENDORF AUCTION SELL THE REMAING TABLES AT THEIR NEXT AUCTION, SECONDED BY TREVOR LAHEY, MOTION APPROVED.

DANNY DAVISON REPORTED THAT THE LEGION HAS PURCHASED CHAIR COVERS AND TABLE CLOTHS FROM A WEDDING THAT WAS HELD AT THE LEGION. THE LEGION WILL BE ABLE TO RENT THEM TO WEDDING PARTIES AND OTHER GATHERINGS.

THE LEGION HAS ALSO PURCHASED LOAD AND UNLOAD SIGNS FOR THE NEW ENTRANCE. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON THE NEW CONCRETE. SMOKING SIGNS WILL ALSO BE PUT UP AWAY FROM THE FRONT ENTRANCE. HANDICAP PARKING SIGNS WILL BE PUT ALL ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF THE FRONT ENTERANCE.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE LEGION AUXILIARY DONATED $2OO.OO TO THE POST FOR TWO NEW SIGNS.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE LEGION WILL BE GETTING 20 TONS OF ROTO MILL FROM THE FOUR RIVERS PROJECT. IT WILL COST $2,OOO.OO, WHICH INCLUDES HAULING AND SPREADING.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY BILL MORROW AND SECONDED BY BILLY STOUT TO MOVE THE JULY MEETING TO THE SECOND TUES OF THE MONTH, MOTION APPROVED.

FRANK MARSHALL TALKED ABOUT CONVERTING THE BATHROOMS UP FRONT TO HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, IT WOULD BE LESS EXPENSIVE AND PROBABLY WOULD REQUIRE NO PLUMBING. WOULD CHECK TO SEE WHAT ADA SPECS ARE.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE NOMINATED FOR THE 2O16/2017 YEAR. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS. DANNY DAVISON FOR COMMANDER, FRANK MARSHALL FOR SR. VICE COMMANDER, ZEDDIE BELL FOR JR. VICE COMMANDER, WM. MORROW FOR FINANCE OFFICER & MIKE MORROW FOR SGT. AT ARMS, AND WARREN HEATON FOR ADJUTANT.

BILL MORROW MADE A MOTION AND BILLY STOUT SECOND, TO LEAVE THE NOMINATIONS AS READ, MOTION APPROVED.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR POST 279 FOR THE 2016/2017 YEAR.
 
DANNY DAVISON                               COMMANDER
FRANK MARSHALL                              SR. VICE COMMANDER
ZEDDIE BELL JR.                                VICE COMMANDER
WM. MORROW                                   FINANCE OFFICER
MIKE MORROW                                  SARGEANT AT ARMS
WARREN HEATON                               ADJUTANT
JOHN SAMPSON                                  SERVICE OFFICER
 
THERE BEING NO OTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 19;30 HRS.