Grand Junction Newcomers Club
Meeting Minutes, October 8, 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.
Treasurer Susan Norton
reported we have $1,527.82 in our checking account and $6,495.85 in our money market account. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
We had two new members as well as three visitors.
Ruth Trowbridge and Barbara Hill were recognized for preparing the coffee and refreshments. The need for volunteers to step up for later coffees was stressed.
Guest Steve Attarian of the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction gave an informative overview of the virtually all-volunteer program and how it serves our community.
Linda Ash said she sent out only one card this month, to Jack Furchak for his back surgery. Jack was present and said he was doing well, his physician’s bank account even better.
Dennis Pretti announced we will have a second wine tasting at Fisher’s Market on Nov. 11, but it’s completely full. 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.
I.P. Potyondy reminded us of the Oct. 15 lunch and tour at Western Metals Recycling and the Nov. 12 visit to Chez Lena. The restaurant will have a new menu and I.P. will bring a copy to the November coffee so we can choose entrees. Wayne McCalla told us that Chez Lena has to rebuild its email list because of a computer crash, and urged us to contact the restaurant to sign up for its regular emails.
Janice Shepherd gave an overview of the first Armchair Traveler presentation of the season on
Oct. 20. Programs are planned through April 2015.
Janet Johnson is planning a spring clean-up by members at Highline State Park, similar to what we did in the fall of 2013.
Geri Mishmash reminded us of our annual Salvation Army Giving Tree project. She will have gift tags available for pick-up at the November coffee.
Jan Curtis raffled off gift certificates from the Flower Shop and Citrola’s Italian Grill, as well as an unused one from Lou Dean’s Treasure Trove.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.