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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, 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.


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25-12-Garden-ClubJoyelle Worley, Karen Massaro, and Debby Worley admire the scenery and the beautiful roses grown by club member, Nancy Rutt, during Monday’s monthly meeting of the Friendship Garden Club. The club has been quite busy lately, taking on the jobs of planting a flower bed and two urns at the Johnstown Cemetery entrance. The Garden Club is also responsible for deadheading the 41 planters and the ground-level planters at each end of the downtown area. If you love dirt, you are welcome at the Friendship Garden Club! For information, call Gloria Dunn at 396-2619, or Julie Dowling at 587-9990.Photo provided by Julie Dowling Bonnie Ruppert and Ruth Nelson hosted Monday’s Cheerful Learners meeting at the Parish House in Johnstown.













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The April 11 meeting of the Estrellita Club was held at the home of Debi Sauer, with Ruth Wilbanks serving as her co-hostess.

After a lovely dessert was served, the meeting was opened with the reading of the Collect. Roll was taken with 11 members present: Haroleen Young, Kay Sandberg, Diana Seele, Debi Sauer, Susan Wadas, Ruth Wilbanks, Phyllis Bruce, Katie Ehrlich, Karen Ehrlich, Erin Poszywak, and Teresa Mueller.




The Cheerful Learners met April 16 at the home of Ann Hughes. Co-hostess was Ruby Spaur.

Minutes of the prior meeting were approved as read. The treasurer sent her report.

In attendance were Sandra Hays, Ann Hughes, Charlene Nelson, Bonnie Ruppert, Linda Russell, Barbara Sloan, Ruby Spaur, and Barbara Tregoning. It was reported Johnnie Ullmann was under the weather.

Barbara Tregoning told of her husband, Irving, along with two brothers, are going to attend the Honor Flight in May.

President Barbara Sloan closed the meeting with a reading of “Room by Room Treasures.”

The May meeting will be held at the home of Kelly Portz with Helen Chesnut as her co-hostess.


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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.


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


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