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.
In treasurer Susan Norton’s absence, Bob reported we have $2,437.57 in checking and $6,494.23 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
We had two guests.Rob Bleiberg, executive director of the Mesa Land
Trust, was our guest speaker. He gave a brief outline of the Trust’s history and current efforts to preserve working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat and scenic
Linda Ash reported that she had sent cards to Wayne Bills, Ruth Trowbridge, Tina Grodt and Bob Bradley.
Bob Noble told the group that he had spoken at the Grand Junction Rotary Club in June, and that the club had made a donation to the Grand unction Imagination Library in the GJ Newcomers’ name as a token of appreciation.
There will be going-away parties at Tiara Rado Golf Course for Reg and Linda Price and Jim Hays and Bev Biggs on July 6 and July 20 respectively.
Replacing Bev on the potluck committee will be Reid and Marilyn Worlton.
Del Wharton announced that sign-up for the pig roast would be at next month’s meeting. She could take reservations now, but the price has not been determined yet.
Paula Struckman told us of a speaker program being organized, a Western Slope chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America. A sign-
up sheet was available for anyone interested in learning more.
The city has accepted our application for a booth at an upcoming farmers market. We should have a date soon and will notify members beforehand.
Webmaster Joe Wharton reminded us that he’d like to limit email flashes to two a month. More than that would tend to diminish their effectiveness.
Wayne McCalla and Reid Worlton reported on the Aspen Music Festival outing and the Silverton/Durango trip respectively. Both were pronounced very enjoyable by those who went.
Doug Grodt will be leading a wildflower walk on the Mesa next week.
Dennis Pretti recommended a drive-it-yourself Saturday tour of farms around Montrose and Olathe.
Also proposed in lieu of the Meeker Sheepdog Trials we attend the Nationals Sheepdog Finals in Carbondale the following weekend in September.
Jan Curtis raffled off gift certificates from Berna B’s Restaurant and Village Inn Restaurants.
The meeting adjourned at 10:55 am.