JULY 1966 TO JULY 1967
July 18, 1966 Committee on National Affairs formed to establish new REA Chapters until an REA National Headquarters is established.
President - Dean Sorell
1st Vice - Francis Clark
2nd Vice - Clifford Monroe
3rd Vice - George Barnes
Treasurer - Herman Sneiderman
Rec. Sec. - Clarence Nuss
Chaplain - J. S. Mullendore
Sgt-At-Arms - Eugene Simmons
The July 18 meeting was held in the Security Savings and Loan Conference Room. At this meeting the new officers for REA and for the Woman's Club were installed. The Chapter Building Committee reported that they would have a meeting with Mr. Grindell the next day to discuss the legal procedure for the purchase of the Chapter 1 Clubhouse.
At the Sept 21 meeting the membership was informed that the vacant lot and the building both not worth the asking price. It was suggested that REA should design and procure an organizational flag. An organization called "Military Retired Association" (MRA) was recently formed in California. The membership committee agreed to write a letter to MRA suggesting it merge with REA.
The October 20 meeting had a "Meet Your Candidate" night. Over 10 candidates for local and National office spoke to the members. There were candidates for U. S. and Colorado House of Representatives, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, County Commissioner, County Assessor, and County Treasurer. REA was gaining a reputation as a group candidates wanted on their side, so when they had the opportunity to speak to REA members they were quite willing. The November meeting included President Orsak leading the discussion of having a "National Meeting" where all the chapters would discuss matters pertinent to the National Organization.
At the January 18, 1967 Scout Master from Boy Scout Troop 100 spoke on their need for support. The Anniversary Banquet was planned at the USAF Academy NCO Club; the cost will be $2.50 for either Roast Beef or Steak.
At the February 15 meeting it was announced that the IRS has recognized REA as a non-profit organization under IRS Code Section 501(c)(7). At this meeting a motion was approved to sponsor Boy Scout Troop 100.
At the April 19 meeting it was announced that Chapter 6 was formed in Kansas City, Missouri earlier in the month.
The May 17 business was to discuss the Bingo/raffle license that would not be available till REA had been in existence for 5 years. It was announced that the REA National Meeting was to be held at Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO in August 1967. Anyone having ideas for topics to discuss at the National Meeting should present them to Chapter President Sorell. The first item would be to discuss a National Standard (flag).
The Jun 21 meeting President Sorell reported the decals were available at $.25 each. A report was heard about the REA manned fireworks stand where they grossed about $1238 with a net to the Boy Scout Troop 100 of $310. Chapter 7 was formed in Portland, Oregon.
National project: Display of American Flag by each REA member on national holidays. George Skonce chaired project.