Meeting Minutes, May 14, 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 $2,930 in checking and $6,493 in our money market account. This is after our donations of $750 each to Mesa County Libraries and the Community Food Bank. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Susan Hanson and Barbara Colby were recognized for preparing the coffee. We need volunteers for July, August and September.
We had no new members present.
Jennifer Murrell of the Mesa County Libraries gave a presentation of library resources, especially e-resources such as online language, photography and craft classes; legal forms; and magazines such as Consumer Reports.
Linda Ash reported that Beverly Rogers had passed away and that Dorothy Lorentzen had had surgery.
Wayne McCalla said he had about six people signed up for the Silverton-Durango trip. He and Dennis Pretti are looking into possible group trips to the Aspen Music Festival on July 5 or 6, the Albuquerque Balloon Festival in October, and a wine tasting on Nov. 11. He also recommended the Digitone call blocker to control unwanted phone calls on your landline.
Janice Shepherd was not present to talk about Armchair Traveler, which is finished for the season. Dennis Pretti expressed a concern that it has become “loved to death,” requiring attendees to arrive very early in order to get a seat.
Paula Struckman gave details on the July 4th picnic at the Hell’s Kitchen picnic area. Details will be in the June newsletter.
Renée Herring is still signing up people for next week’s tour at the Mustang Rescue in Glade Park. I.P. Potyondy is organizing the June lunch and tour, a visit to the Perstigo Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Jan Burch urged members to sign up for a July 12 golf outing at Adobe Creek Golf Course to benefit type 1 diabetes.
Janet Johnson said that the member garage sale has been postponed to sometime in the fall. The location is to be determined.
Barb Hill circulated a petition to urge Regal Theatres to bring classical ballet to Grand Junction, similar to what is done for opera.
Guest Sharon Currie-Mills, who is on the board of the Colorado National Monument Association, told us of a concert fund-raiser this Friday. Cathy Zippert and Alberta Husch also spoke of the summer concerts put on by the Art Center Guild.
Webmaster Joe Wharton asked members for a show of interest in having a web sign-up for group activities such as potlucks and tours. There would be no mechanism for payment. The response was positive.
Alberta Husch is still taking orders for nametags.
Jan Curtis raffled out gift certificates from Office Max and Alida’s, and a ticket to a Jazz Among the Grapevines concert.
The meeting adjourned at 11:03 am.