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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of January 2014

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Dale Yeckley, SVC; Curtis Gray, Adjutant; Bob Parker, Committee Mbr.; Chad Davis, Finance Officer; Tommie Derryberry, Sgt-at-arms, Tex Tolman, Ed Geerdes, Cameron Stout and Troy Stockman, Committee Members.

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

GUESTS: Sue Brackett, Nancy Yeckley, Terrilee Davis, Elaine Gray.

Post Commander Lou Brackett called the breakfast meeting to order at 9:30am 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 Chad Davis.

 The POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was conducted with the POW cover being placed over the chair by the Sgt-at-arms and SVC. The Commander read the POW Resolution and the Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Adjutant. The Commander then invited all to recover and then 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. A quorum was present. The Committee reports of membership (90%, 39/43) and finance ($2529.85 Acct. Balance) were presented. The Service Officer’s Report was not given. A Motion was made by Dale Yeckley, and seconded by Chad Davis to approve and second the finance report. The membership report was made by Curtis Gray, seconded by Dale Yeckley and then approved. The Chaplains report was not given as the Chaplain was absent and excused.

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 two local businesses. Motion made by Curtis Gray and seconded by Dale Yeckley. Motion approved. 2) Another fund raising idea presented by Curtis Gray of a potential new member to provide $250 with matching funds by the Post 2006 and another business to match those funds. Motion was made by Dale Yeckley, seconded by TexTolman, and approved. 3) Herbergers fund raising/selling coupons during January through March with a motion made by Curtis Gray, seconded by Dale Yeckley, and approved by the Post Legionnaires. A committee will be selected to implement this fund raising program. 4) Last, members of the golf committee indicated that there would be scheduled for 2014 the Post 2006 primary fund raiser scheduled to be held in June at the Adobe Creek National Golf Club. 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 by one of our members (announced at a later date). 2) Initiatory Membership Awards were also presented by the Post Commander. One of the newest members Troy Stockman and Cameron Stout was introduced and Legion Certificates and Pins were awarded to each. A Press release was written and will be distributed to the Grand Valley newspapers along with photos taken by Post photographer Bob Parker. 3) Sign-up roster for the Health Expo Event was passed around and members contacted to volunteer.

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 Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, CO, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 beginning at 9:00am. An Executive Committee mtg. will be held at 8:30 a.m. A raffle was held and three prizes were given to three Legion Post attendees.

 Meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant Fruita Post 2006

Reviewed By: Lou Brackett, Commander Fruita Post 2006