Upcoming Events

Red, White, & Brauen Music Festival

To learn more and get tickets for this event visit www.rwbmusicfest.com

Salute Music Fest

2022

To learn more you can visit www.salutemusicfest.com

Boots Bulls & Country Music

Carmi, Illinois

Dubois County Boots and Bulls

Big Wheels on Little Wabash Logo

Big Wheels on the Little Wabash

Presented by the City of Carmi

PBR Touring Pro Division Logo

PBR Pro Touring Division

May 28

presented by Shoe Sensation

About Rally Point Events

Our Mission

Provide support, both financial and otherwise, to local veterans and veterans organizations, in the Tri-State area.

Our Story

We are an organization that puts on events in the Tri-State area. To support our mission we will be hosting music and food festivals in the Evansville, Indiana area. The festivals will consist of local as well as nationally known talent. 

We are a 501(c)(3) entity and our board consists solely of volunteers.

Where Our Proceeds Go

The board works directly with local Veteran’s Outreach Programs to prioritize funds, scholarship awards, and other charitable donations. In the coming months we will have an application system where you can apply for funding for your veteran based need.

Combat Boots to Work Boots Logo

Combat Boots to Work Boots

Rally Point Events Combat Boots to Work Boots program. Is a program that distributes high-quality work boots and shoes to veterans through Combat Boots to Work Boots in partnership with Shoe Sensation to thank them for their sacrifice and dedication.

Meet the Rally Point Board

Lance Yearby

Lance Yearby

President

Lance is a 2004 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. After High School he joined the United States Army.

Lance served in Iraq from 2007-2009 with 1-163rd Field Artillery, where he served as the communications Sergeant for Alpha Company while also preforming convoy security missions.

In 2009 Lance took a job with the US Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for maintaining lock and dams on the Ohio river. Lance is also a underwater Diver for the Army Corps, performing underwater structural inspection on our nation’s infrastructure.

During his time with the Army Corps he was heavily involved in the flood of 2011 in Metropolis, IL.

In 2013 during Hurricane Sandy, Lance was the field Supervisor in New York City. He oversaw all clean up and teardown of structures and rebuilding of new boardwalks and roads.

In 2015 to 2016 Lance was a Dive Safety Officer, overseeing all dive operations at Olmsted Lock and Dam, a multi-billion dollar project being built in Olmsted, IL.

In 2017-2018 during Hurricane Marie in Puerto Rico, Lance was a field Supervisor overseeing the rebuilding of the power grid in the Rio Grande Area.

At the End of 2018 Lance was a field Supervisor in Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John overseeing the staging area. The the rebuilding following Hurricane Maria.

Lance served as a City Councilman in Carmi, IL from 2015 to 2018, where he lives with his wife Melanie and their four children.

Lance is a member of many organizations including the Carmi Lions Club, Carmi American Legion, Carmi VFW, and is the Past Commander of the Metropolis American Legion. He is also a member of the Metropolis Masonic Lodge, Ainad Shrine, Hadi Shrine, Hadi Shrine Legion of Honor, Hadi Shrine Funsters, and attends Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City, IL. He he also President of Carmi Christmas Elves a nonprofit that raises funds to provide weekend meals for the Carmi School kids.

Jeff J Meeks

Jeff J Meeks

Vice President

Born and raised in Princeton, Indiana.

Graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1982.

Immediately went to work at Southern Indiana Tire where he worked his way up to Vice President, owner / partner and wholesale manager. He worked there for 23 years where he went through extensive managerial training and learned business organization skills. He went through OSHA safety training and became a sight safety inspector.

In 2004 Jeff started his own corporation, Gibson County Quality Assurance Inc. in Princeton. Main objective was to support Toyota Manufacturing with quality products through inspection and warehousing. He grew that successful business over the next 8 years to a high of over 900 employees. In 2012 he sold GCGA and retired to pursue his passion to help with veterans and veteran issues. His father was a Korean veteran so he has a very high respect for all past present and future members of the military.

Jeff is Vice President of Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6 where he is very active with veteran issues and needs. Jeff is a Liaison for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ( ESGR ) where he is on the military and employer outreach team. He has been awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award with ESGR. ESGR is a branch of the Department of Defense. Jeff is a lifetime member of VFW 1114 in Evansville, a Military Highpower Expert shooter, and an avid marksman.

Jeff and his wife Christina ran Meeks Guns Inc for 8 years in Fort Branch Indiana before retiring from that hobby project in September 2019.

Christina and Jeff live in Evansville, Indiana where he spends valuable time with their 6 kids and 11 grandchildren. They enjoy motorcycle riding, Evansville Corvette Club, traveling and spending time at our Colorado ranch.

James A Stidham

James A Stidham

Member

Married to Michelle Stidham
From Mt. Vernon, In
Owner of Beaux Cheveux salon in the downtown Evansville area
Graduated from Bosse High School in 1992
From 1993 to 1997 mechanic on uh-1n huey and ah-1w cobra attack helicopters
From 1997 to present, entering the union in 1999 IBEW member
Executive board and Safety committee for IBEW local 16
He also serves on the Vanderburgh County Building Commission electrical examining board.

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Member

Jason is a native of Haubstadt, IN. After graduating from Gibson Southern High School he attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After a few years working in other locations in the Midwest, Jason returned to the area. He obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration and currently serves as Unit Engineering Manager for BWX Technologies. He has over twenty years of leadership and management experience in various manufacturing industries.

Jason is a Past Master of Fort Branch Masonic Lodge. He is also a member of Hadi Shrine and a Past President of the Hadi Funsters.

Jason currently resides in Haubstadt with his wife Bobbi and their two daughters Autumn and Raegan. They attend Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh, IN.

Jason’s desire to serve on this board is rooted in patriotic pride and a desire to instill respect and honor in younger generations for those who have served and sacrificed for the United States. It is also an avenue to honor the service of his father, grandfather and other family members.

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Rally Point Events

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Mailing Address

Rally Point Events
522 N. Kluemper Rd
Jasper, IN 47546

President Phone

Lance Yearby (618) 771-7408

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