Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2012 16:23 Written by Matt Lubich Friday, 28 December 2012 16:13
JOHNSTOWN-MILLIKEN ROTARY CLUB
At 7 a.m. Dec. 12, the Johnstown/Milliken Rotary Club met in Johnson’s Corner.
Club President Vivian Tapp gave the invocation and led the club in both the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way-Test.
Guests included Assistant District Governor Susan Van Deren, Paula Grzenia, Stan Beltz, and Sonia Gonzales and her mother. Guests were welcomed with the singing of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” The club also sang “Happy Birthday” to Colleen Flack and Ken Grack.
President Tapp indicated Beltz had submitted an application for membership. She also reported the Black Friday Book Fair at Barnes and Noble brought in $1,110 in register sales. Added to the $265 in cash donations, the one-day event raised $1,375 for the Student of the Month program.
Van Deren presented the club with a check for $985 as part of the district’s Literacy Grant. The money will be used for literacy projects within the community.
Gonzales is the December Student of the Month. She said she plans on attending Colorado State University-Pueblo to study pre-med and was presented a certificate, medal, and $100 gift-card to Barnes and Noble.
The program for the day was an annual favorite – club member Ed Spreng singing Christmas carols and classic cowboy songs and playing his guitar.
Throughout the school year, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Milliken Police Department, the Johnstown/Milliken Rotary Club hosts the Bedtime Reading Program for pre-school and grade school-aged children. They are read bedtime stories and enjoy making craft activities. Guest readers consist of local policemen, town officials, Santa Claus, Colorado Eagles hockey players, and sometimes even a clown. The program is 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Lesli Bangert Wednesday, 28 November 2012 17:14
Cheerful Learners met Nov. 19 at the home of Barbara Tregoning. Lyn Russell served as her co-hostess.
Club President Barbara Sloan opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and the club collect. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was given.
Only 10 members answered roll call with their plans for Thanksgiving. Thank yous were read from the Glenn A. Jones Memorial Library for our donation and the Knights of Columbus and the youth of the United Methodist Church for donations toward Thanksgiving Baskets.
Members voted to give $50 to the Calico and Jeans 4-H Club, and to renew our membership in the Johnstown Historical Society along with the usual donation.
The new address for Virginia Nazarenus was given to members to update their program books.
Officers for the group were railroaded to serve another year.
The next meeting will be the Christmas party held at Johnson’s Corner with husbands as our guests. This will be Dec. 17 with supper at 6 p.m. Members are reminded to bring their secret sister gifts.