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 $16,042.70 in our checking account and $6,504.54 in our money market account. This is a $473 net increase over last year’s balance. We had 22 new members join last year, and have 215 memberships (single and joint) now. To date, 81 have paid for 2016.
Janice Shepherd and Cindy Duta were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments. Ruth Trowbridge has volunteers lined up through May.
Steve Jozefczyk, business development manager for the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, spoke about GJEP’s efforts to attract business to relocate or expand in the area and to support local businesses.
We had two guests and a new member, Eileen Egloft.
Linda Ash said she had sent cards to James Boylan and Bob Norton, who have health issues, and to Tony Portella on the passing of his wife Carmelita.
We had updates on several activities. Paula Struckman said Janice Shepherd, Arlene Alberts, Les Slowik and Tizza Chace have joined the potluck committee for 2016. Armchair Travelers continues to attract a very good crowd. We will tour Reynolds Polymer next week as a Lunch and Tour; February will be a tour of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
Dennis Pretti and Jim Hughes sounded out interest in a bi-monthly or quarterly wine potluck. Details are yet to be worked out.
The raffle had several prizes donated by members.
The meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.