Monthly Breakfast – First Thursday of the Month – Arvada American Legion Hall

Attend the Rocky Flats Retirees Breakfast at the Arvada American Legion Hall, 6230 W 60th Ave, Arvada on the first Thursday of each month. This gathering started many years ago as an informal gathering of a few retirees and has grown to an attendance of 60 to 80 retirees each month. This is a Homesteaders sponsored event. Come meet old friends and get caught up on what your Rocky Flats peers are doing now. You do not need to be a Homesteaders member to attend this breakfast, but you do need to be a former Rocky Flats Employee. Cost is $10.00.

Several Breakfasts this year are going to be funded by the health care companies as an outreach to showcase their services to former energy workers. These companies provide a resource for folks filing claims with the Energy Compensation program. While the Homesteaders remain neutral and do not recommend any one specific company we do acknowledge the services being offered to former workers.  


Other Retiree Breakfasts

Other retiree gatherings for breakfast include the following:

  • First Thursday of each month, 9 a.m. at The Arvada American Legion Hall, 6230 W. 60th Ave.
  • Second Tuesday – 8:30 AM at Perkins, 2051 North Main, Longmont.
  • Third Tuesday – 8 AM at Morning Story Restaurant, 8025 Sheridan Blvd. Unit Y, Arvada. (NEW LOCATION)
  • FIRST Thursday – 11:30 AM at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, 2440 Highway 6 and 50, Grand Junction.

2023 EVENTS – 

The following events are planned for 2023.


We will again have a sandwich lunch at the Arvada American Legion Hall. We are looking for a good turnout and the social time with our members makes for an enjoyable afternoon. The lunch will be free to Homesteader members in good standing. We will gather at 11:30 and the lunch will be ready at 12:00 noon. This event is for Homesteader members only because of the subsidy provided by our treasury. The reservation form is in the January 2023 Newsletter and must be returned by March 11 to Gene Mc Cracken.

EVENTS Complete

Sandwich lunch event, March 16 at Arvada American Legion Hall.

The sandwich luncheon at the Legion hall was attended by about 35 Homesteader members. We had a good time socializing about health issues and how each was dealing with the winter and telling stories about the past. Getting back to social events is the number one goal of the Homesteader Board to enhance everyone’s enjoyment in retirement. We look forward to large turnouts at the future events.

Spring Luncheon, May 14 at Carrabba’s, Westminster

The luncheon at Carrabba’s was attended by 53 members. The weather was a sunny warm Saturday. Because of some type of mixup the staff was surprised to see 50 people ready to come in when they unlocked the doors. The staff did handle the group with the type of professional care we expected from Carrabba’s.

Everyone was in good spirits and congenial which made the luncheon an enjoyable event. It was great to see some new faces of retirees that have been members for a long time but this being their first attendance at a group event. The food was good and the Homesteader subsidy made it very economical.

Golf Tournament, June 15 at Eagle Trace Golf Club, Broomfield

The early morning warmed up to be a comfortable day for the 2022 tournament which was a great success. We had 59 players. Professional Case Management treated everyone to coffee and donuts before tee off. Critical Nurse Staffing came with gift items for players before and after the tournament. Every player received a goody bag that contained a variety of donated items. The team of Frank Grady, Bob Dichard, Steve Yonkoff and Bill Gomer with a score of 65 took first place. The top three teams as well as the bottom two teams received awards. Drawings were held after the tournament and each player received something. The tournament committee expresses thanks to the many businesses that donated to the tournament. Thanks to the golf committee of Don Baaso, Roman Kohler, Don McCullough, Phil & Jody Saba, Rich Sato and Gordon Waggoner for another great event.

HOMESTEADER PICNIC REPORT, August 13 at Westminster Elks Lodge:

On a very nice warm day 78 Homesteaders gathered for the annual picnic. The Elk’s pavilion provided good shade and a light breeze made for a pleasant afternoon. The food of beef, pork, sausage and chicken along with all the extras were good. Professional Case Management funded the soda and had items for drawings before the start of bingo. CNS provided cookies and also had items for the drawings. Roman called bingo for cash prizes. Assisting with the bingo were Tom Lutz and Jim Lutz. Thanks to all who helped with setup and takedown of tables and chairs at the pavilion.


The luncheon at the Longmont Elks was well attended. A total of 51 Homesteaders reserved but several had to cancel before the event because of illness. Papa Frank’s in Broomfield provided the spaghetti, meat balls and sausage along with extras for a delicious lunch. Thanks to Gordon Wagganer for the arrangements at the Elks and Gene McCracken for co-ordinating Papa Franks and Homesteader reservations for this event.