American Legion Post 279

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

Email: [email protected]
​Commander: Danny W. Davison
​SAL Commander: Joel DuPre II

American Legion Post 279                                       4 September 2018
Meeting was called to order 19:00 hrs, The Chaplain offered a prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and POW-MIA Recognition was done, Post business was started.
Minutes were read and a motion was made by John Sampson. Seconded by Donald Bates Jr. Minutes were approved.
Legion Finances are as follows:
Bar Account:                          $ 13,919.32
General Fund:                       $  36,141.54
Building Fund:                       $  11,202.23
Membership:                        $    2,161.00
Raffle Fund:                          $        50.00
Total:                                   $  63,474.09
We had 19 members in attendance. 
The Commander read his opinion as to what he would like to see done with the Legion Sign.  His thoughts were to keep it in its original iconic state but just replace the new lettering.
The Commander has spoken with Ace Sign Company about the Legion sign on the front of the building.  The original bid was $ 4200.  That included removal of the sign, complete restoration and reinstalling the sign.  We are waiting on a bid to just replace all the letters of the same color.  The motion was made by Bill Morrow and seconded by Bob Northrup to wait until we get the new bid before making a decision on what to actually have done.
The Commander made mention of needing volunteers for the Queen of Hearts drawing.  He would like volunteers from 5 to 8 on the night of the drawing.
The Commander has purchased new frames for our past Commanders.  Most of the existing frames were falling apart and did not match. The plan is to display the pictures in the meeting room (Banquet Hall) on both sides of the back bar.
Joel has been mowing our lawn at the legion.  Our regular lawn service man has quit due to illness. 
Ed Stout who is one of our Sons members is not doing very well. 
There being now further business, the meeting was adjourned at 19:35 hrs.

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