President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at
10:02 am at the First Christian Church Hall. Del Wharton and Susan Hanson were recognized for preparing the coffee. The minutes were summarized from last month’s meeting and accepted as stated.
Jerry Norton reported on club finances since Treasurer Susan Norton was present. We have $1,153.78 in checking and $6,491.57 in our money market account. That does not include approximately $800 in checks that were just received in the mail. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Guests Elaine Johnson-Craig and Shannon Freed spoke about the Roice-Hurst Human Society activities and the need for volunteers.
New members Barbara Colby, and Martha and Istvan Potyondy were introduced. We also had three visitors.
Linda Ash said that Ralph Cerbone is doing well after surgery. We also learned that Cathy Zippert will have surgery soon.
Joe Wharton announced that a survey should soon be available on what members feel should be done with excess club funds.
Wayne McCalla has received enough interest in a Silverton-Durango trip that he is looking into various options for a trip possibly in late June.
Janice Shepherd gave details about the Jan. 13 Armchair Traveler event and the Jan. 15 tour of Flyin’ Miata. She also noted the need for more Lunch and Tour committee members.
Helaine Cohen reminded members of the annual Bridge Bash to be held Jan. 27.
Regarding potluck dinners, the potluck committee was recognized for the successful New Year’s dinner. They were Beverly Biggs, Beverly Kingsley, Alberta Husch, Marilyn Montoya, Joyce Olson, Paula Struckman and Del Wharton. Joyce Olson asked if anyone owned some items left behind. Paula Struckman announced the next potluck would be a July picnic.
Bob Noble gave information received from the Colorado West Area Square Dance Council. He added that the weekly blues jam has resumed at a Taste of Heaven.
Dennis Pretti said that he was not planning a dinner theatre night this year, but he and Reg Price were looking into doing a wine tasting, perhaps in March. For those who are interested in opera, Bev Biggs is arranging a non-club outing to the Santa Fe Opera this summer. Jerry Norton urged members to see one of the remaining performances of “Les Misérables.”
The raffle featured gift certificates Jan Curtis had obtained from Garfield’s/Loree’s and Uniquely Yours.
The meeting was adjourned at 11 am.