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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of May 2015

ATTENDEES: Present were Lou Brackett, Commander, Neal Froese, Chaplain; James Solace,  Dan O’Neill, Finance Officer;; Dale Yeckley, SVC; Dan and Lynda Colesworthy; Tommie Derryberry, Sgt-at-Arms, Harold Pierce. 

EXCUSED: Curtis Gray, Adjutant; Josh Hogstad, Service Officer; Daryl Hillyer, JVC; Ed Geerdes; Bob Parker; Cal Davis, Chaplain



Post Commander Lou Brackett called the brief 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 Neal Froese.


The POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony was not conducted, because of the brevity of the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Senior Vice-Commander.  The Cmdr.  declared The American Legion Post 2006, Department of Colorado convened. A quorum was present.


The Committee reports of membership (94%+) and finance ($3,575.89 Acct. Balance) were presented. The Service Officer was not present to give his 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 to include: 1) Selection and nomination of Officers for 2015; 2) Assignment of members to serve on the Color Guard for the Junior College World Series; 3) Asking for delegates to attend the Department Convention in Colorado Springs, CO, June 25-28.


New business included: 1) Post website to be developed and managed. 2) Curtis Gray, golf committee member indicated that the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 20, 2015 at the Adobe Creek National Golf Club.


With no other business being brought before the members present, the Post Comdr. closed the meeting , the Post Commanders Charge was presented, a salute was rendered to the national colors, the announcement of the next meeting will be held at Fruita Civic Center, Fruita, CO, on Saturday, June May 20, 2015 beginning at 9:00am. An Executive Committee mtg. will be held at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting was adjourned and individuals were sent to their assigned posts to help with the City of Fruita’s “Mike the Headless Chicken”  5k/10k Run/Walk.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006

Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006