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Welcome to American Legion Post 2006
AMERICAN LEGION POST 2006
Fruita, CO 81521
Meeting Minutes of February 2015
ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Curtis Gray, Adjutant;; James Solace, Harold Pierce, Dan O’Neill, Finance Officer;; Dale Yeckley, SVC; Dan and Lynda Colesworthy; Tommie Derryberry, Sgt-at-Arms;; Ed Geerdes; Jeff McDonnell; Josh Hogstad, Service Officer; Randal Bagwell;
EXCUSED: Neal Froese, Chaplain; Daryl Hillyer, JVC; Cal Davis, Chaplain; Bob Parker; Dennis Duffey
GUESTS: Mrs. ONeill; Mrs. Hogstad
Post Commander Lou Brackett called the meeting to order at 9:00am at Fruita Community Center, 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 Curtis Gray.
The POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was not conducted. with the POW cover being placed over the chair by the Sgt at Arms. The Commander read the POW Resolution and the Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Senior Vice-Commander. The Commander then invited all to recover and then the Jr-Vice Commander lead the reciting of the Preamble.
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 convened. A quorum was present.
The Committee reports of membership (90%+) and finance ($3,575.89 Acct. Balance) were presented. The Service Officer did not have a report. A Motion was made by Dan ONeill and seconded by Tommie Derryberry 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 Tommie Derryberry. Motion carried. The Chaplains report was not given. No members passed to Post Everlasting.
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. Fund raising ideas were presented to include: 1) Ordering 2014 Legion Calendars with costs being sponsored by a local business. The Post Commander informed the members of the two military organizations where the funds were to go to (Children’s Legacy Scholarship Fund and Wounded Warrior Project).
New business included: 1) Post website will also be developed and managed. 2) Herbergers fund raising/selling coupons during February 27-28, 2015 will be scheduled. 3) Curtis Grey, golf committee member indicated that the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled on June 20, 2015 at the Adobe Creek National Golf Club. 4) Post members will also volunteer for the 2015 Fruita Health Expo 5K/10K Walk Run on February 14, 2015.
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 meeting is to be held at Fruita Civic Center, Fruita, CO, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 beginning at 9:00am. An Executive Committee mtg. will be held at 8:30 a.m. Meeting was adjourned at 10:45am.
Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006
Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006