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 $6,505.06 in our money market account and around $4,000 [exact figure unavailable] in our checking account.
Wayne McCalla and Sherry Schenk were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments. We will need help after May.
Dana Liesegang, local author of “Falling Up, My Wild Ride from Victim to Kick-Ass Victory,” gave a moving talk about how the military treats sexual trauma, her efforts to walk again, and the power of forgiveness.
In addition to four guests, we had a new member, Lori Newsom.
Linda Ash sent out several cards to members recovering from injuries or surgery: Carol Todd, Lindarae Rindels, Marilyn Montoya and Jan Burch. Services for Marcia Norton will be held this Saturday.
Dennis Pretti invited interested members to join him after the meeting to discuss a new wine tasting group. Wayne McCalla asked for interest in a late July/early August Jeep tour in Ouray. Janice Shepherd gave a brief description of the March and April Armchair Travelers presentations. The March Lunch and Tour of KKCO is full. In April Doug Grodt will lead a wildflower walk in the Monument. May’s tour will be to SunCrest Orchard Alpacas and Fiber Works.
No new candidates were forthcoming for officer elections. Accordingly, Bob Noble, Susan Norton and Dennis Pretti will continue in their present positions. Wayne McCalla is an ex officio officer with his work on special outings. Beverly Kingsley has agreed to help Wayne.
The raffle had several prizes donated by members.
The meeting adjourned at 11:04 am.