On September 18th, 2014, the members of Chapel Hill Post 6 voted to accept the recommendation of the Post Executive Committee to permit the Post Revitalization Committee to investigate five options. It is essentially our post’s Comprehensive Plan for the next ten years.
The Revitalization Committee spent over a year looking at our options. Now it is time for them to investigate some in more depth. What does that mean for you as a post member? It means that we are looking forward. Our recent vote was a “vote for growth.” We will be looking at a lot of ways to provide for today’s returning veteran and their families.
We will share with you stories and examples of other posts in North Carolina that have revitalized their post. Some have found that smaller is better. Others merged with nearby posts to maximize resources and reduce cost. Others have built new facilities, added new buildings and centers, or refurbished an existing post. Our nearby Burlington Post 63, a District 12 Post, recently invested $40-50,000 in renovations.
Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina added a new convention center and lounge as a separate building on their post site. Also added were picnic, barbecue, and recreation areas. Post 116 is part-owner of a huge pond (lake?) and their post home overlooks the pond. About 11+ acres is theirs. Take a look at their facilities by clicking on the photo of their post home to the right. Their post is a good example of what we could be.
Contact the First Vice Commander, David Chandler, to learn more and to volunteer your assistance in this vital project.