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Scholarships, Turkey Shoot On Legion Meeting Agenda
AmbergThe meeting of the Mullany-McTrusty American Legion Post 428 of Amberg was brought to order by Commander James Fronsoe, followed by the opening prayer by Chaplain Donald Flom when they met on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Amberg Town Hall/Community Center. Nine members attended. They saluted the flag and said the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble.
Adjutant Denis Dejardin read minutes of the Monday, June 16 meeting which were accepted as read.
Treasurer Ronald Schwartz gave the financial report which was accepted as given.
The first item of business concerned ticket sales for the Turkey Shoot and Raffle held on Saturday, July 26. The commander and members processed the list and checked those working who have the correct understanding of their jobs.
A thank you card was read from John (Sonny) Wontor for holding graveside services for his brother, the late Jerry Wontor.
Also two Post members are hospitalized. It was discussed as whether to change the big signs wording for the future Turkey Shoots. Following a short discussion, members agreed to keep the wording as is. The signs have been installed since June.
New business is the scholarship committee, with one member withdrawing his services and a new replacement is necessary. The matter is tabled on the agenda for a future meeting.
James Godsey, Bonnie Dejardin, Patricia Boshen, Donald Flom and Denis Dejardin met at the Amberg Town Hall/Community Center at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 to sort through all gifts, donations and certificates, gift cards, etc. and assign to appropriate areas, whether for the big ticket or for the paddle wheel prizes. The committee put all prizes in place.
It was agreed to present the $500 scholarship certificates to both persons who have been awarded. They and their parents are invited to lunch at the Turkey Shoot at a specific time. Wyatt Tilkens, son of Jennifer and Brian Tilkens of Amberg, has been awarded a $500 scholarship for a vocational diploma in welding at NWTC-Marinette and James McTrusty will attend NWTC-Green Bay to receive his degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is the son of Mary and James McTrusty of Amberg.
The Post election was held. James Fronsoe continues as Commander, James Godsey is First Vice Commander and Melvin Smiley continues as Second Vice Commander. Bill Jansen will serve as Adjutant with Denis Dejardin being elected as the new treasurer and financial advisor.