President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at
10:05 am at the First Christian Church Hall. The last month’s minutes were accepted as printed in the newsletter and online.
Treasurer Susan Norton reported we have $3,283 in checking and about $6,500 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Susan Hanson and Mary Tyrone were recognized for preparing the coffee. Ruth Trowbridge asked that volunteers step up for preparing coffee as we don’t have anyone signed up after May.
We had five visitors.
Linda Ash reported that Pam Lochrie, Kathy Zippert, Patricia Amadeo, Bobbi Ritchie and Bob Bubel have all had medical issues but are doing well now. Sandy Miller’s mother passed away.
Bob Noble reminded us that our website now has the survey to determine members’ preferences on what to do with excess funds. Results are expected to be available at the March meeting.
Wayne McCalla has looked further into a Silverton and Durango overnight trip, tentatively scheduled for June 26-27. He estimates that costs for the railroad and bus ride, hotel and restaurant meals would be around $350 for a couple.
Dennis Pretti announced that the March 11 wine tasting has been fully sold out. He expects that Fisher’s Liquors will be happy to host more tastings.
Paula Struckman said that the potluck committee is planning a picnic for July 4 at Devil’s Kitchen in the Monument.
Non-club matters: Helaine Cohen told members of the availability of complimentary tickets to the Symphony since she and her husband Jess are concert sponsors. Susan Hanson announced that the Symphony’s executive director Kelly Anderson would be singing at a free concert that day at the United Methodist Church. She also urged members to consider joining the GJ Symphony Guild. Linda Ash discussed the need to continue the Newcomers’ participation in Grey Gourmet. George Humfeld announced that a quartet from the Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus would perform at next month’s meeting, prior to its April 12 concert.