President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at
10 am at the First Christian Church Hall. Wayne McCalla and Marilyn Worlton were recognized for preparing the coffee. The minutes were summarized from last month’s meeting and accepted as stated.
Doug Grodt was recognized for leading the wildflower walk on the Grand Mesa on July 24. Kay Klausmeier announced the lunch and tour at Leitner-Poma on
Aug. 21. Del Wharton stated she must have sign-up and payment for the Labor Day Pig Roast by Aug. 23.
Treasurer Susan Norton reported we have $2,456 in our checking account and $6,489 in our savings account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
We had guests from HopeWest, Diane Dickey and Deborah Horwitz, who spoke to us about the many programs under the hospice umbrella and the need for volunteers.
Membership announced we have ten new members. Carolyn White stated she’ll have an updated membership directory in September for those who have opted for electronic delivery and urged everyone to get updates and corrections to her, regardless of their delivery preference.
Janice Shepherd announced a holiday luncheon at the Clarion Inn on Dec. 18. A harpist who donates her talents to hospice patients and families will play for us. The $21.50 cost will include a donation to HopeWest for her services.
Doug Grodt said he’s working on a September lunch and tour to a pot-bellied pig shelter, Pig-A-Sus, in Loma.
Janice Shepherd told us of Armchair Travelers’ move to the renovated Mesa County Central Library and the change to the third Monday of the month, except when that day falls on a federal holiday. The first program will be Oct. 21, when she will present Cambodia and Viet Nam. Full details will be in the newsletter.
Barbara Meysenberg gave a summary of what the Book Club will be reading. Their first meeting will be Sept. 10.
Carolyn White displayed a copy of the August issue of Grand Valley Magazine with a two-page Emerging Artists feature of member Renée Herring.
Del Wharton asked that the club consider making a donation to the library since we have a comfortable cushion in our treasury and we will be using the library for Armchair Travelers. Following was a brief discussion by Susan Norton of how the money accumulated, mostly by cutting back on expenses and a modest increase in dues. No conclusion was made regarding a donation to the library or other organization. The executive committee will meet to discuss this further before bringing the issue back to membership.
The raffle featured gift certificates that Jan Curtis had obtained from Village Inn restaurants and the Cake Cottage. Reid Worlton donated a ceramic bowl of fresh peaches; Janice Shepherd some fresh and stewed rhubarb; and the Symphony Guild two tickets to Jazz Among the Grapevines.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 am.