By Diane Probst
My thoughts and prayers are with the Yeamans family as they begin to put their lives back together after the loss of a wonderful father, husband and friend -- Asa Yeamans.
Asa was a mentor to me in every sense of the word. He was always there when I needed his advice, opinion, help, etc. He was always there and always committed to serving the Chamber. He loved the Chamber.
Please note the following information on the Asa Yeamans Memorial Fund.
From John Jackson: He left a permanent mark on Aransas County and most definitely the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. When we think back all the years we have been trying to solve our offices and visitor's center issues, it seems Asa carried that torch the longest, and perhaps from the very beginning. He was still quite involved and active on the Building Task Force. It seems only fitting that we should memorialize him somehow permanently in this building, which is the culmination of his vision going back many years.
To that end, I am officially starting an Asa Yeamans Memorial Fund with a $1000 gift in his honor. I would like to encourage others, at whatever level they are comfortable, to add to this fund. The Chamber is a 501(c)6 organization. Check with your tax advisor for deductibility. As the building nears completion, at some point I would like to permanently display this memorial or dedicate a part of the new building or its furnishings. We can decide the best way to do that in the near future.
Please feel free to pass this Blog on to those you deem appropriate. I encourage everyone to contribute in honor of this community servant.
John Jackson, Past Chairman '86-87, Building Task Force Chairman
Asa, I will always miss you. May you rest in peace.