Grand Junction Newcomers Club
Meeting Minutes, August 13, 2014
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 $2,240 in checking and about $6,500 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
We had four visitors and welcomed three new members, Barbara Endres, Judy Saxton and Shirley Herber.
Marilyn Worlton and Pam Lochrie were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments.
Our scheduled guest speaker did not appear, apparently due to reorganization at the Mesa County Food Bank. However, Barbara Endres was able to speak impromptu about the Western Colorado Suicide
Prevention Foundation and an upcoming fundraiser for their outreach efforts.
Linda Ash reported that she had sent cards to Jeanne Vincent on the death of her mother, Ann Bradley on the death of her husband Bob, and Marcia Norton, who is recovering from a fall. We noted that Linda
herself has been newsworthy with a “Cool Snap” on a recent KKCO weathercast and that she’s in a photo in an article about Grey Gourmet in the current issue of GV Magazine.
Del Wharton announced that prices for the pig roast will be $17 for members and $25 for guests. She said the last day for reservations is Aug. 25.
Volunteers were solicited for manning our booth at the farmers market on Aug. 14.
Dennis Pretti announced we will have a second wine tasting at Fisher’s Market on Nov. 11.
Regarding regular activities, Janice Shepherd said that most of the upcoming Armchair Traveler season
has been lined up. The first show will be Oct. 20. Joy Bush reminded us of next week’s Lunch and Tour to the Nature Center in Fruita; I.P. Potyondy gave a heads-up on the October event, a visit to the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District Facility.
Janet Johnson said that a group Newcomers garage sale in the fall hasn’t worked out, but that Rachel Johnson would be willing to include members in an upcoming garage sale that she’s planning.
Other announcements: Wendy Bain has two B.B. King concert tickets available. A women’s jacket was left behind at a coffee two month’s ago. The Riverside Educational Center needs volunteers. The Tour of the Valley bike race held here over Labor Day weekend also needs volunteers.
Jan Curtis raffled off gift certificates from Bella Balsamic & the Pressed Olive and from Village Inn Restaurants.
The meeting adjourned at 10:55 am.