Grand Junction Newcomers Club Meeting Minutes, September 10, 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.
In treasurer Susan Norton’s absence Bob reported we have $1,662.79 in checking and $6,495.33 in our money market account. The club subsidy for the pig roast was about $590, covering 86 attendees including six guests. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Del Wharton was recognized for her efforts in organizing another successful pig roast. She, in turn, urged volunteers to step forward for next year.
We had no new guests or new members.
Reid and Marilyn Worlton, Ruth Trowbridge and Pam Lochrie were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments.
As a surprise treat and thank you for Newcomers’ staffing Grey Gourmet’s route #11, Marsha Kosteva brought in its “famous wacky chocolate cake.” The need for more substitutes was also brought forward.
Kelly Anderson, executive director of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, was our guest speaker. He gave a description of the Symphony’s history, upcoming events and what will be performed in the newly renovated Avalon Theatre. He also distributed vouchers good for two tickets at a classical concert
this season. After Kelly spoke, GJ Symphony Guild co-president Susan Hanson invited non-Guild members to attend its meeting next week at which local master cello maker Chris Dungey will talk.
Geri Mishmash reported in Linda Ash’s absence that cards were sent out to Jim Reisinger, Ken Alevy and Earle Mullen.
Joe Wharton asked that anyone who suspected they hadn’t been getting email flashes let him know. He had a serious computer crash, but is back up to speed now.
Dennis Pretti announced we will have a second wine tasting at Fisher’s Market on Nov. 11. Dennis also told us that instead of a December Lunch and Tour, we will have a special November Lunch and Tour at Café Lena. He also asked for interest in a men’s bridge group.
Wayne McCalla reminded us of carpooling for the sheep dog finals in Carbondale on Sept. 13 and 14.
I.P. Potyondy told us of the Sept. 17 tour of the Orchard Mesa Irrigation Facility. The October tour will be of a recycling center. He asks members for input on what they’ve liked, the format, changes and such.
Volunteers are needed as several committee members have served for many years.
Doug Grodt said the Thursday hiking group would switch from the Mesa to a lower trail tomorrow.
Bob Noble told members that volunteers were needed for the grand opening of the Avalon Theatre in a week. He also gave a summary of how the farmers market booth went.
Jan Curtis raffled off gift certificates from Citrola’s Italian Grill and Lou Dean’s Treasure Trove, and tickets to Mesa Community Theatre shows.
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 am.