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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of December 2013

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Dale Yeckley, SVC; Daryl Hillyer, JVC, Curtis Gray, Adjutant; Bob Parker, Committee Mbr.; Chad Davis, Finance Off; Josh Hogstad, Service Off, Tommie Derryberry, Sgt-at-arms.

EXCUSED: Cal Davis, Chaplain.


Post Commander Lou Brackett called the meeting to order at 9:03am at the Fruita Civic Center. 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 Tommie Derryberry.

The POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was conducted with the POW cover being placed over the chair by the Sgt-at-arms and JVC.  The Cmdr. read the POW Resolution.

The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Adjutant.

The Cmdr. invited all to recover and recite the Preamble of the Constitution.


The Cmdr. gave one rap of the gavel, asked all members to take their seats and declared The American Legion Post 2006, Department of Colorado be convened.


The roll was called with a quorum being present.

The Committee reports of membership and finance were presented. The Service Officer’s Report was not given. A Motion was made to approve and second the finance report. The balance in the Post Account was $2,529.85.  2014 Membership was 36/43 or 83.72%.


The unfinished business was presented and discussed which included the status of the relocation of Legion Posts and availability of a permanent facility in Grand Junction. Other fund raising ideas were presented to include ordering 2014 Legion Calendars. After a call to Legion Emblem Sales, we were informed that the calendars are not available for 2014.  Other fund raising ideas and programs will need to be discussed in our Jan./Feb. meetings.


New business included to inform the members to provide a copy of their DD214 to be kept on file with the Post Adjutant.  Post website will also be developed and managed by one of our newest members Gerald Dustin.  Initiatory Membership Awards were also announced by the Post Commander. One of the newest members Edward Geerdes was announced to include a Press release being written and distributed to the Grand Valley newspapers. Toys and funds were collected by Post members and were to be distributed to our local Salvation Army.


With no other business being brought before the members present, the Post Comdr. closed the meeting with one gavel rap. The Post Commanders Charge was presented, a salute was rendered to the national colors, the POW cover was retired, and the announcement of the next breakfast meeting is to be held at Judy’s Family Restaurant, Fruita, CO, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 beginning at 9:00am. An Executive Committee mtg. will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Light refreshments were served.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:25am.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant Fruita Post 2006

Reviewed By: Lou Brackett, Commander Fruita Post 2006