JULY 1965 to JULY 1966
The following officers were installed at a joint Chapter/REA picnic at the Air Force Academy:
President - Julius Orsak
1st Vice - Harry Glass
2nd Vice - Herman Sneiderman
3rd Vice - Charles Rubart
Rec. Sec. - E. Simmons
Cor. Sec. - Francis Clark
Chaplain - J. S. Mullendore
Sgt-At-Arms - George Barnes
Treasurer - Clifford Monroe
Trustee - George Skonce
Trustee - James E. Scott
August 20, 1965 – Chapter 2 was still not communicating with REA since it was chartered in November 1964.
September 5, 1965 - Chapter 4 was activated in Junction City, Kansas. Dean Sorell swore in the Officers.
At the Sept 17 meeting President Orsak reported that information he had been providing to a group in Junction City, KS was successful in establishing Chapter 4. Letters were sent to the following: (1)IRS concerning the non-profit status, (2)Representative Frank Evans in support of Rep. Mendell Rivers' Bill on retiree recomputation, and (3)to the Army and Air Force Times to publicize REA. Several members wives attended the meeting and plans were made to hold Halloween, Christmas, and New Years parties. It was at this meeting that Mrs. Holland presented a painted emblem. She had been paid $15.00 for the artwork. Decals of the REA Emblem based on this artwork were made at the Ft. Leavenworth federal prison.
October 20,1965 – Still no response from Chapter 2 in Columbus, GA. A registered letter was sent to each member of Chapter 2 reminding them that REA must hear from them. Mr. Skonce and President Orsak reported that they will visit with the IRS in Denver concerning REA request for non-profit status. There had been a continuing discussing on caps for the organization. Mr. Orsak had an oversea style cap made and wore it to the meeting. This created a motion to have 50 caps made and brought to the next meeting for fitting and lettering.
At the December 15 meeting it was reported that the membership committee were receiving letters daily requesting information about REA.
The January 19, 1966 meeting found Mr. Skonce making a motion to establish a quorum at 10% of the membership or 20 members, whichever was less. It was at this meeting President Orsak established a building committee and $150 was allotted for it. Chapter 1 had grown to 139 members.
February 16, 1966 meeting found two BOD members resigning, Mr. Clarence Rubart resigned as 3rd VP and Co-Founder George Skonce resigned his position as Trustee.
At the March 16 meeting the guest speaker was Mrs. Martha Elmore, Secretary of the Reserve Officers Association Auxiliary. She spoke on how to organize and Auxiliary.
The April meeting was the first mention of conducting Bingo as fundraisers. Mr. Sorell was to contact the Secretary of State as to the legal aspects of bingo.
At the May 18 meeting a report was heard on the Chapter 5 organization meeting in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 7, 1966. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Glass from Chapter 1 attended along with Mayor Hawks of Leavenworth.
June 15, 1966 At this meeting a motion was adopted to have Mr. Fry check with an Attorney about the purchase of land or a building for the use as Chapter 1 Clubhouse. Again if was suggested that shares be sold to members with repayment from future revenue. The new officers were elected.