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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of December 2016

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander; Jim Solace; Dale Yeckley, Curtis Gray, Harold Pierce, Curtis Gray, Jay Hoefling, Kenneth Kline, Howard Gold.

EXCUSED; Josh Hogstad, Dan Oneill, Finance Officer; Daryl Hillyer, JVC; Cal Davis, Chaplain; Elvia Bourland,  Tommie Derryberry

GUESTS: Nancy Yeckley, Harold Pierce’s Grand daughter and her husband.


Post Commander Lou Brackett called the brief meeting to order at 9:00am 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 the Post Adjutant.


The POW/MIA Cover was placed on the Empty Chair by Dale Yeckley. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by KJ Kline. The Preamble was read by Jim Solace. Commander declared The American Legion Post 2006, Department of Colorado convened. A quorum was present.

The Committee reports of membership (72%+37/58 for 2017) and finance ($6,519.10 Acct./Baseball  Acct. Balance $1,149.73) were presented.  The Service Officer Report was not given but Legion members Bob Parker and David Wininger were visited. The membership report was made by Post Commander. The Chaplains report was not given.


OLD BUSINESS: The unfinished business was presented to include: 1) “Project Sanctuary” Update


NEW BUSINESS: Included: 1) Blue Star Banquet/Program will be scheduled for Spring 2017, location  is pending  in Grand Junction, CO.  Parents and service members currently serving will be recognized; 2) Herbergers fundraising opportunities and staffing schedule was discussed, as was a special film, “Almost Sunrise” was presented at the Avalon Theatre, Grand Jct. as a fund raiser for Veterans with Mental Health issues. A total of approximately $2,000 was raised. 3) Webmaster gave his updated status report. 4) Change in meeting times to the second Saturday morning of the Month , and breakfast was provided to the Post members.


No other business being brought before the members present, the Post Comdr. closed the meeting , the Post Commanders Charge was presented, the POW/MIA Cover was retrieved, and a salute was rendered to the national colors.  Toys and/or money contributions were made to be given to needy families identified by the Salvation Army in Grand Junction. Those present spent additional time visiting with one another and wishing each a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


The next Fruita Post 2006 meeting will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2016 at Fruita Civic Center in Fruita, CO.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006

Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006