JULY 1963 TO JULY 1964
REA was limited to Colorado Springs area with meetings held in various NCO Clubs. Mr. Richard Merrill, Membership Committee Chairman, reported sending letters to retirees in the Denver area with the purpose of starting a REA Chapter. This is the first recorded action outside the Colorado Springs area.
Membership campaign limited to word-of-mouth and local news coverage, but membership committee did have some success in getting list of retirees from some of the local military installations.
At the July 17 meeting the following officers were installed: Officers:
President - James E. Scott
1st Vice - K. E. Riley
2nd Vice - B. L. Barrie
3rd Vice - A. Q. Sapp
Exec.Sec. - J. K. Smith
Cor. Sec. - R. C. Merrill
Chaplain - J. S. Mullendore
Treasurer - C. L. Thompson
The business of the October 14 meeting was to pass a motion to declare the office vacant if when the office holder misses three consecutive unexcused meetings. Elections were scheduled for the October 25, 1963 meeting at Carpenter Hall. At that meeting the following officers were elected to fill the vacant positions: 1st Vice - George Skonce Exec. Sec. - Harold Chidister 2nd Vice - Julius S. Orsak Cor. Sec. - Dean M. Sorell 3rd Vice - John Potter
Other business at the Oct 25 meeting was to pass a motion to prohibit drinking during meetings and to replace the word "Chairman" with the word "President" in all position names. One other significant motion was discussed, Mr. John Potter proposed that REA rent Carpenter Hall for the next 3 months at a rate of $50/month. The motion carried.
A week after the election, President Scott changed jobs and worked nights. 1st Vice President George Skonce conducted meetings until the June 1964 elections.
It was during the November 15 meeting that it was decided to change the meeting time to once a month on the third Friday night of each month. This motion was brought by Chaplain Mullendore.
Dues were increased at the April 17 meeting to $5.00 per year. The Treasurer's Report showed a balance of $234.82. It was at this meeting that it was approved to have the Treasurer give a financial report at all future meetings.
May 15, 1964 President Skonce announced that meetings could be held free of charge at the Northern Bank Building and that he would seek additional information. Because with each idea presented at these meetings there was considerable discussion, Mr. McMillin suggested that routine business be handled by in appropriate committee. Each committee would than make recommendations to the membership at large. This would save valuable time at monthly membership meeting.
At the Jun 19 meeting the Treasurer reported a balance of $216.89. Other business included the reading of a letter from Colorado's Governor Love. The letter was in response of Mr. Sorell opposing Mr. Lenox as State Civil Service Commissioner. The Governor stated that there were a significant number of applicants and REA objections would be considered.