The Cheerful Learners met March 19 at the home of Johnny Ullmann. Members present included Helen Chesnut, Sandra Hays, Ann Hughes, Virginia Morris, Barb Sloan, Ruby Spaur, Anne Thomas, Barbara Tregoning, and Johnny Ullmann.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Collect were said, members enjoyed a “getting caught up” article by Andy Rooney, which was shared by President Sloan. The treasurer’s report was given by Ms. Chesnut.
New business: A request for sponsorship was received by the Weld County Fair Board to support the open-class awards again for this year. After discussion, a motion was made and passed to continue our sponsorship. Volunteering at the Fair was discussed and a decision will be made at a later date.
Committee reports: Sunshine Committee Chairman Ullmann reported a number of care cards were sent the past month and calls were made to all members regarding the March 19 meeting.
Ms. Hays presented the program entitled “Hypermiling – driving smart.” Members had a very informing discussion regarding the many ways in which one can save gas while operating their vehicle. Ms. Hays also shared highlights of her recent visit to California, including great pictures of places she visited in Los Angeles.
The next meeting will be held on April 16, hosted by Ms. Hughes and Ms. Spaur.
JOHNSTOWN-MILLIKEN ROTARY CLUB
The Johnstown-Milliken Rotary Club met at 7 a.m. last Thursday at Johnson’s Corner for its March 15 meeting. Ed Spreng gave the invocation and Torrin Williams led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Club President Colleen Flack led the group in the Four-Way Test.
Guests included Liam Burack, Roy Hucke, and Paula Grzenia.
President Flack noted the Board of Directors decided the club would adopt a section of Colorado Highway 257, between Weld County Road 52 and Colorado 60. The club will be responsible for litter control four times a year.
Ben Peal, sales and ticket director for the Colorado Eagles, gave the weekly program. While the presentation focused on the history and structure of the local hockey team, Peal did speak to the organization’s community involvement and support of local youth programs.
On the third Thursday of each month, throughout the school year, the Johnstown-Milliken Rotary Club hosts the Bedtime Reading Program for pre-school and grade-school-aged children. Children are invited to the Milliken Police Department at 6:30 p.m., when they are read bedtime stories and participate in craft activities. Guest readers consist of local police, town officials, Santa Clause, hockey players, and even a clown. The program is also co-organized with the Community Preschool and Head Start teachers. Local merchants support the program by supplying milk, cookies, and pizza.
The Johnstown-Milliken Rotary Club meets 7 a.m. every Thursday at Johnson’s Corner. The board of directors meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Milliken Police Department. Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact Jordan Jemiola at (720) 261-0229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.