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 about the same amount in our checking account as last month. In other words, “we still have money.”
John and Lynn Dierks, who were visitors last month, were introduced as new members. Also present were guests Sue Lund and John and Judy Ness.
Linda Martin, Sharon Lovell and Ruth Trowbridge were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments.
Janet Roland of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) talked about its program for kids who need a voice in court proceedings. Volunteers are not mentors, but serve in an investigative role. CASA also has other positions open to help, as in office work and publicity.
Linda Ash reported that long-time former member Anna Plessinger had died and a card was sent to her family.
Dennis Pretti suggested some members might be interested in a self-guided trip to Paonia during its Mountain Harvest Festival on Sept. 25. The time of the Nov. 3 wine tasting has not been settled yet; it may be at 7 pm instead of 6 pm.
Next week’s lunch and tour will be at the new Community Hospital medical plaza. Changes have been made to the schedule for later tours. November will be a walking historic tour of downtown Grand Junction with lunch at Café Sol afterward. There will be a small charge for the tour. There will be no tour in December. According to I.P. Potyondy the planned Oct. 21 of the Ute Water Conservancy District is problematic. Before we can tour it, members must clear a security check (full name, Social Security number, $6 charge). No cameras, cell phones or bags allowed at the site. A show of hands indicated most members were not interested in the tour with those requirements, but an email would be sent out to all members to determine if I.P. should follow through with it or go with a different idea. I.P. asked for ideas for next year’s tours and urged members to join the committee to help plan the tours.
Janet Johnson had a sign-up sheet for volunteers for our fall clean-up at Highline State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 13. It will conclude with a picnic.
The raffle had concert tickets and a bottle of wine.
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 am