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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of August 2015

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Neal Froese, Chaplain;  Dan O’Neill, Finance Officer;; Dale Yeckley, SVC; Curtis Gray, Adjutant; Harold Pierce, Tim Merris, Historian, Lee Cogswell, Ed Geerdes, Troy Stockman, Elvia Bourland, Jay Hoefling, Robert Burkholder, Mike Davis. 

EXCUSED; Josh Hogstad, Service Officer; Daryl Hillyer, JVC; Cal Davis, Chaplain

GUESTS: Marc McGill, Director of VA Medical Center, Nancy Yeckley


Post Commander Lou Brackett called the brief meeting to order at 9:04am at Judy’s Family Restaurant, Fruita, CO. The colors were in position and the Cmdr. asked those present to render an appropriate hand salute. All Legionnaires were asked to uncover, then the opening prayer was offered by Neal Froese.


The POW/MIA Cover was placed on the Empty Chair by Dale Yeckley, SVC, and Troy Stockman, District Sgt-at-Arms. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Adjutant.  The Commander declared The American Legion Post 2006, Department of Colorado convened. A quorum was present.


The Committee reports of membership (105%+) and finance ($4,581.20 Acct./BB $675.00 BB Acct Balance) were presented. The Service Officer was not present to give his report. A Motion was made by Dan ONeill and seconded by Dale Yeckley to approve and second the finance report. Motion voted upon and approved.  The motion to approve the membership report was made by Dale Yeckley and seconded by Dan Oneill.  Motion carried. The motion to approve the minutes was made by Chaplain Neal Froese, and seconded by Dale Yeckley. Motion carried. The Chaplains report was given. No members passed to Post Everlasting.


The unfinished business was presented to include: 1) Discussion of new Officers for 2015-16 which was tabled until August meeting; 2) Determining the delegates to attend the Department Convention in Colorado Springs, CO, June 25-28; 3) Sending out thank you letters to participants of the JUCO Color Guard.


New business included: 1) Post website to be developed and managed. A new member has been asked to head up the Post Website, Jay Hoefling. 2) Curtis Gray, golf committee member indicated that the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11, 2015 at the Adobe Creek National Golf Club. Turnout was low in teams because of conflicts with Father’s Day, working at Country Jam, and personal injuries.


With no other business being brought before the members present, the Post Comdr. closed the meeting , the Post Commanders Charge was presented, a salute was rendered to the national colors, the announcement of the next meeting will be held at Palisade Post 50, Palisade, CO, on Saturday, September 12, 2015 with registration beginning at 9:00am. Meeting was adjourned at 10:50am.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006

Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006