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     6 September 2016

Meeting was called to order at 19:00 hrs after opening ceremonies and POW-MIA recognition.  Post Business was started.

Minutes were read and a motion to approve was made by Billy Stout and seconded by Chaplain Eason.  Minutes were approved.
Under old business.  The commander reported that the former commander WarrenMoss is still waiting on back surgery.

The commander reported that we have all of our new table carts and we also have purchased 3 chair carts.  The commander also stated that we have 239 usable chairs, but still need another 100 chairs to go with all of our white tables.

The banquet hall floor was discussed about whether or not to install new tile.  The new floor material would cost around $2500 and to have it installed would cost another $7500 for a total cost of $10000. 

The floor polisher that we have been trying out for the past few weeks can be purchased for $2200.  It is a rebuilt one and the owner will allow us to make payments on it.  After much discussion, a motion was made by Zeddie Bell and seconded by Tyler Aring to purchase it. 
Motion Carried.

The Commander reported that Rid-All pest control came in and sprayed for bugs and set traps for mice.  The legion still owes $ 2000 from a past commander and that was never paid.  Rid-All has agreed that we can pay off the outstanding balance a little at a time.

The new Post By-Laws were brought up for discussion.  The commander noted that the only differences in our By-Laws and Department’s is the we will have one meeting a month and that we will not vote on a new member joining our Legion providing they meet the time in service requirements and have their DD214.  It was also noted that we would need a minimum of six members present to have a quorum.

Bill Morrow made a motion and Ron Hoffstadt seconded the motion to accept the By-Laws as stated.  Motion carried with Tyler Aring voting no.  The Commander opened up discussion at the request of Tyler Aring that the quorum be changed to 10 members present instead of 6.  Tyler Aring also requested that the By-Laws state that 2/3 rds. majority present to raise dues.  Motion was approved with requested changes. 

The kitchen renovation project was brought up once again.  Mark Scott from Scott Brothers Electric has agreed to do the electrical work for free plus he will donate some material.  Mark Scott will also fix the flag light that has a dead short.  Tim Ritzo made a motion and seconded by Zeddie Bell to have Scott Brothers put a bid together and present at the next meeting.

It was brought to the attention of the membership that security cameras have been installed in the Legion.  The security system was purchased at Wal-Mart for $313.  Cameras are located in the bar, hallway, foyer area, and banquet hall. 

The Jacksonville Police Dept. were pleased to see the cameras because they thought it was a matter of time before someone tried to break in here.

There being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 20:05 hrs.