President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at 10 am at the First Christian Church Hall. Janet Johnson, Wayne and Carin Bills, and Mary Tirone were recognized for their work in organizing the Highline Lake State Park clean-up and barbeque. A copy of September minutes had been distributed to each table in the meeting room. The minutes were accepted as recorded.
Treasurer Susan Norton reported we have $1,740 in our checking account and $6,490 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Guest Krystyn Hartman, publisher of Grand Valley Magazine, spoke to us about the special features of the magazine and changes they have planned.
Our second guest was Joy Hudak, co-executive director of the Riverside Educational Center. Joy went over the center’s many programs and the need for volunteers.
Mary Tirone and Ruth Trowbridge were recognized for preparing the coffee.
We had two guests who expressed interest in joining.
Linda Ash reported that she sent a card to Lois Laase, who is recovering from hip surgery.
Paula Struckman gave details on the New Year’s Eve potluck at the Whitman Center. Entertainment at the end of the meal will be Zingo. The cost is $5 each for members and guests. Each couple should bring a dish that serves ten.
Renée Herring announced that the Oct. 16 Lunch and Tour of the Edgewater Brewery was full.
Janice Shepherd urged members to sign up for the Dec. 18 Christmas luncheon. She also urged members to attend the Armchair Travelers’ presentation on Oct. 21 when she will present Cambodia and Viet Nam, which she and her husband visited last spring.
Dennis Pretti reported that the September bike trip in the Glenwood Canyon was a great success.
Helaine Cohen reminded us that the Texas Tenors will be performing with the GJ Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 26. Her husband Jess and she are underwriting the concert as a present to the community to celebrate her 80th birthday.
Carolyn White said she’d be getting out the half-year updated directory to members who opted for electronic delivery within the week.
As to unfinished business, the board is reviewing the club bylaws for revisions that should be made.
Del Wharton announced that at the November coffee we would have Angel Tree ornaments with gift requests from Salvation Army families.
Susan Hanson stated that at the Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s October meeting Carolyn White’s frequent mention of Guild events in the newsletter was recognized with appreciation.
Wayne McCalla gave a brief summary of the Western Colorado Choral’s upcoming programs.
Jan Curtis gave descriptions of the raffle items, with apologies for missing last month’s meeting. The raffle was held with September’s items as well of October’s.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 am.