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.
Treasurer Susan Norton reported we earned 33¢ on our checking account, $3,854.99, and 53¢ on our money market account, $6,506.78.
Jennifer Murrell of the Mesa County Libraries spoke about some programs that may be of special interest to seniors. For example, patrons can borrow reading glasses or magnifying glasses while at the library. It has an ADA area with a high-tech scanner reader for the vision impaired. A handout of two of the library’s webpages—the home page for Senior Living and of Senior Living: Recreation, Travel, and Learning— showed the online availability of magazines, reference guides, classes, links and more. She had time to field a few questions about the production studio, book clubs and Independent Lens film series. She noted that Bob is on the library’s senior advisory committee and members could let him know of relevant concerns.
Tizza Chace and Les Slowik had a wonderful array of homemade baked goods for our coffee, and Tizza has promised to bring treats for every coffee starting in September.
We welcomed four new members: Laura DowlenJones, Terry Keane, Ann Repka and Tony Weadock.
We Care report was given by Linda Ash, who said Jackie Noonan, Jerry Norton and Dave Brown are all recovering from recent surgeries.
Jim and Pamela Hughes are working with webmaster Joe Wharton in transitioning responsibilities for the website and flash emails.
I.P. Potyondy said the Lunch and Tour next week of the National Weather Service is full. Nancy Channell is organizing an Aug. 17 visit to the election board. The year will finish with visits to Royce-Hurst in September,
the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in October and Western Slope Industries in November.
Wayne McCalla gave final details on the Aug. 2 Jeep trip in Ouray. The June trip to Dinosaur National Monument was “a blast.”
Jim Hughes reminded those in the wine tasting group that it was meeting the next day at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
With the club subsidy, here will be no price increase for the pig roast: $20 for members and $25.50 for guests. Susan Norton is accepting payment. More details will be in the August newsletter.
Susan Hanson raised the issue of funding for the Centennial Band, given that the city is not funding the Commission on Arts and Culture and yet is charging the band to perform in its parks. She urged us to contact council members to show our support of local music and arts. Others suggested that the club underwrite the $250 - $300 that it costs the Centennial Band for a park performance. This will be an agenda item in August.
Dinner Club will return in September with a slightly changed format. There will be no substitute members; everyone will be invited to every dinner. Members will host only one dinner during the season.
The performing group Up With People will be in Grand Junction in August. To reduce costs to production crew and singers, local families are solicited as hosts. Kenny and Faith Alevy will have more information on the program.
The raffle had several items donated by members.
Meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.