Written by Lesli Bangert Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:17
The Johnstown Breeze
Cheerful Learners met Sept. 17 at the home of Barb Sloan. Members present included Sloan, Helen Chesnut, Sandra Hays, Jean Hoffman, Ann Hughes, Ruth Nelson, Kelly Portz, Bonnie Ruppert, Ruby Spaur, Barbara Tregoning, and Johnny Ullman.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Collect were said, correspondence from the Glenn A. Jones M.D. Memorial Library, League of Women Voters, and Champion Senior Citizen cake decorator Marilyn White was read, thanking the Cheerful Learners for their support. Chesnut followed with the treasurer’s report.
In new business:
– Future monetary donation recipients were discussed. A gift of clothing to the elementary schools was tabled until the next meeting. It was decided before the October meeting is held, members will focus on possible organizations that should be considered as recipients of future donations.
– The Cheerful Learners’ Christmas party will be held at Johnson’s Corner.
In committee reports:
– Ullman, the Sunshine Committee chairman, reported cards were sent to several members over the summer months.
The “home” program was led by Nelson. After joining to recall all phrases which include the word “home,” members immensely enjoyed reminiscing about “homecoming” and all the memories it brought to mind.
The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 15, hosted by Spaur and Hoffman.
Written by David Cornelius Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:58
The Johnstown Breeze
JOHNSTOWN-MILLIKEN ROTARY CLUB
At 7 a.m. last Thursday, the Johnstown/Milliken Rotary Club met in Johnson’s Corner for its June 28 meeting.
Jim Lutey gave the invocation. Torrin Williams led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. President Colleen Flack led the group in the Four-Way-Test. Guests included Eli Wilcox and Dr. Duane Flack.
Colleen Flack, who was officiating her last official meeting, thanked the club for allowing her to serve for the past two years and presented each member with a letter of thanks.
June 29, the club held a “Changing of the Guard” ceremony at Hays Park in Johnstown, when Flack turned the gavel over to the incoming president, Vivian Tapp.
Flack told the club that along with the Centennial Rotary Club of Greeley and Johnson’s Corner, the J-M Club would provide a donation box at Johnson’s Corner for victims of the High Park Fire. The box will be placed this weekend and be available for about a month. Johnson’s Corner has graciously offered to match up to $10,000.
The donation box will be next to the display of a statue in Johnson’s Corner’s lobby of a firefighter. The statue is a replica of one donated to Williston Park Firehouse in New York as a 9/11 memorial. The artist is a member of the Centennial Club.
Dennis Reed noted the club will pick up litter along Colorado Highway 257 on the morning of July 28.
Club Member Marva Wilcox provided the morning’s program. She presented an update of the club’s international project: Blue Dragon, a school in Saigon, Viet Nam, that helps children get off the street and out of sweatshops.
The club will host a golf tournament on July 21 at The Mad Russian in Milliken. It is open to the public but will also feature a Rotary Team challenge in which teams from area Rotary Clubs will compete for a traveling trophy. Cost of the tournament is $80 per play, which includes a cart and catered meal. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $25. For more information, contact Jerry Dunn at dunn.jerryd.@gmail.com, or 534-1410.
The Johnstown/Milliken Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday in 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 should contact Jordan Jemiola at (720) 261-0229, or at jemiola.jordan@gmail. com.