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 $2,523.81 in checking and $6,493.70 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Susan Hanson and Barbara Colby were recognized for preparing the coffee.
Barbara Hill had brought a guest, but there were no new members present.
Maranee Parry, coordinator for Cooking Matters, gave a presentation on the No Kid Hungry campaign and how its educational program operates. It needs volunteers to help fulfill its mission to end childhood hunger.
Linda Ash reported that Marilyn Montoya, Chuck Hanson and Dee Tompkins all had surgery, and that Don and Pat Stikkers’ son had passed away.
On special events, Reid Whorton said that only a few people had signed up for the Silverton-Durango trip but that it was a “go.” Wayne McCalla proposed a drive-it-yourself trip on the July 4 weekend to Aspen for a Sunday morning rehearsal of the Aspen Music Festival. Because time is short he will send out an email blast with details in addition to information in the newsletter.
For regular club activities, Carolyn White reminded members that dinner club was recruiting new members and that dues for couples had been lowered to $18. Doug Grodt noted that the hiking group has shifted to the Grand Mesa. Doug also urged members to sign up for next week’s tour of the Persigo Waste Water Treatment Plant. Bob Noble reported that 31 people were at the last happy hour at Loree’s, and we’ll continue meeting there for the first Thursday happy hour. Paula Struckman said the potluck committee is still taking names for the July 4th picnic at Devil’s Kitchen in the Monument.
Helaine Cohen gave a fond farewell to the group as she and Jess will be leaving later this month for their new home in Scottsdale.
Barb Hill was appreciative of the members who last month signed her petition to bring classical ballet to Grand Junction. Regal Theatres has indicated it will screen ballet similar to what it does now for opera.
On new business, Bob Noble presented the idea of having a booth or table at one of the downtown farmers markets this summer as the cost would be only $30. Members expressed positive interest and several volunteered to staff it. Bob will see about getting a date for us.