President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at
10 am at the First Christian Church Hall. The last month’s minutes were accepted as published in the newsletter.
Treasurer Susan Norton reported we have $4,470 in checking and about $6,500 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. Tax forms for 2013 have been filed.
Janet Johnson and Barbara Colby were recognized for preparing the coffee. Ruth Trowbridge urged others to sign up for upcoming coffees.
The survey results on what to do with excess club funds were discussed. They showed an even split between subsidizing club activities and making a donation to a community organization. A vote to subsidize events was held and was passed with the understanding that special events such as the pig roast would not be completely subsidized so that attendance and costs can be better controlled.
The board recommended a one-time donation of $750 to two organizations this year. Susan Norton added that those two would be excluded from a list of possible recipients in the following year to allow for a wider range of recipients over time. Before voting on donations to the two leading organizations, a discussion was opened on whether we should increase our donation in lieu of rent to the church. That was voted down unanimously. Votes were held on donating $750 to Mesa County Libraries and the Community Food Bank, the two top choices in the survey. Both passed. Janice Shepherd asked that the library’s check be available for presentation at the April Armchair Traveler meeting.
The election of officers proceeded with no new candidates forthcoming. Accordingly, the office of secretary remains vacant. Bob Noble will continue as president, Susan Norton as treasurer, Reid Worlton as 1st vice president, and Wayne McCalla as 2nd vice president. Susan will mentor Janet Johnson on the treasurer’s responsibilities so that she may be up to speed for election next year.
We had two guests as well as two new members, Marleen Rennke and Helen Stenmark.
Linda Ash reported that Beverly Rogers had surgery and that Ethel Oatman’s mother had died.
Jess and Helaine Cohen’s many contributions to the community were recognized with well wishes for their relocation to Arizona. Janet Mayerik will take over for Helaine in the bridge club. With the Cohen’s departure the bridge club will need new members.
Wayne McCalla will have information on the Silverton-Durango trip in the May newsletter. It is planned for June 26-27. He has spoken to Grey Gourmet because many of our members would normally be volunteering on those days. It will find replacements for those days.
Janice Shepherd reminded us the April 21 Armchair Traveler presentation would be the last of the year. She has several lined up for next year already and would like to hear from others.
The lunch and tour of the Avalon Theatre is fully booked. Renée Herring announced that next month’s tour will be at the Mustang Rescue in Glade Park.
Before Jan Curtis began the raffle, she was presented with a framed certificate of appreciation for her many years’ service to the club. After several minutes of speechlessness, Jan proceeded with the raffle with gift certificates from Shabby Chic’ and Judy’s Family Restaurant.
The meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.