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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of January 2015

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Curtis Gray, Adjutant;; James Solace, Harold Pierce, Neal Froese, Chaplain; Dale Yeckley, SVC; Jay Hoefling, Webmaster.

EXCUSED: Dan Oneill, Finance Officer; Dan and Lynda Colesworthy; Josh Hogstad, Service Officer



Post Commander Lou Brackett called the meeting to order at 9:01am at Fruita Civic 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 Neal Froese.


The POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was 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 ($3,876.88 Acct. Balance) were presented. The Service Officer was not present to give his report. A Motion was made by Neal Froese 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 Neal Froese.  Motion carried.  The Chaplains report was given by Chaplain Neal Froese. 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) Not Ordering 2016.  


New business included: 1) Post website will also be developed and presented by Jay Hoefling; 2) Herbergers fund raising/selling coupons during February 27-28, 2016 will be scheduled. 3)  Curtis Grey, golf committee member indicated that the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled on June 11, 2016 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 13, 2016.


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, Fruita, CO, on Thursday, February 11, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. An Executive Committee mtg. will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006

Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006