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Fruita, CO 81521

Meeting Minutes of November 2016

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

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



Post Commander Lou Brackett called the brief meeting to order at 7:00pm 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 the Post Adjutant.


The POW/MIA Cover was placed on the Empty Chair by Dale Yeckley. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by Tommie Derryberry. 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 (53%+32/58 for 2017) and finance ($4,689.48 Acct./Baseball  Acct. Balance $1,149.73) were presented. The Service Officer Report was not given. 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 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” to be presented at the Avalon Theatre, Grand Jct. as a fund raiser for Veterans with Mental Health issues. 3) Webmaster gave his updated status report. 4) Change in meeting times to the second Saturday morning of the Month , motion made and approved. 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.


The next Fruita Post 2006 meeting will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Judy’s Family Restaurant, HWY 6&50 Fruita, CO.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted: Curtis Gray, Adjutant, Fruita Post 2006

Review by: Lou Brackett, Commander, Fruita Post 2006