Menominee American Legion Post 146


American Legion Post 146, Department of Michigan

Regular Membership Meeting

March 13th, 2017


Commander Chernetski opened meeting at 1700 - Roll call was taken, quorum was met


Minutes from February meeting were read and approved - Executive meeting deemed not necessary


Relevant Correspondence was read (City requesting flower baskets, MDBA volunteer)


Financial: Report was read                Balance forward                   $13,535.92

                                                        Income                                  $3,944.64

                                                        Expenses                               $2,289.58

                                                        Balance                                 $15,190.98

                     Approved motioned by Gary Scholtz seconded by Dave Herold - motion passed

                     Financial Officer Berry closed kitchen account and incorporated it into the General                              Fund Account


House:          Natural gas line ran to Snack Shack area

                     Sign in back fell apart during wind storm - working on getting it fixed

                     Bathroom leak fixed


Activities:       Mardi Gras cleared about $700 but still working on figures. Could be more or less once                       consolidated


Membership:  Looking good.   112% - Reminded everyone that cards arive in July - Dues are from                            July to July


Kitchen:         No Report

Riders:           No Report

SAL:              No Report

Aux:               No Report


Downtown:     New website up and running. Working on a membership drsive - getting current                                   members to renew

                       Working on getting flags to line the Interstate bridge

                       July 4th will continue - at least this year - to be celebrated at Marina


Athletic:         April 26th Spaghetti Dinner

                      June 14th American Legion Family Night w/Legion color guard

                      July 12th Hosting annual Baseball M&M game

                      Working on hosting the Legion Tourament in July

                      Working on gettinng a Windscreen for the ojutfield fence at a cost of $3200

                      Will be selling ad space in the programs

                      Will be selling advertising signs for the field fence

                      First year implementing pay to play $60.00


Americanism: Passed newe info on Bay's State Program. No Boy's State nominees yet. Two Girl's                            State nominees


New Business: Sponsor D.A.R.'s booth for Family Recreation Day $260.00 Pier motioned, Oscarson                          2th, Motion passed

                        4 flower baskets for 1st Street @ $30.00 each. Scholtz motioned, Nutter 2nd, Motion                          passed

                        Ed Smith joined Legion (at the meeting)


                        Nominations for Elected Positions were held

                        Commander                           Steve Fifarek

                        Adjutant                                Tom Chernetski

                        1st Vice                                 John Nutter

                        2nd Vice                                Bill Paris

                        3rd Vice                                John Smith

                        Financial                               Jim Berry

                        Staff Judge Advocate             Kim Coggins

                        Chaplin                                 Dick Pier

                        Historian                               Jim (Smitty) Smith

                        Sgt-at-Arms                          Herold Herson

                                                                    Coo-Coo Cossen