The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on Monday, Sept. 26.
The meeting was opened according to ritual by president Diane Martinez at 7 p.m. Roll call of officers showed second trustee Helen Wurm absent. There were five past presidents in attendance. Recording secretary Mary Jo Chaffee read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read.
Financial secretary Ilene Dreier and treasurer Barbara Pierce gave their reports. They will be filed pending audit.
Corresponding secretary Mary Jo Chaffee read the correspondence and the bills. These were taken up in the proper order of business.
Committee reports were given as noted:
Americanism: Barbara Pierce sent 1,615 coupons to our armed forces with 10 hours and 15 minutes of time involved.
Community service: Mary Jo Chaffee tallied 37 educational tickets, 404 cancelled postage stamps, $29 in cash, 31 hours of time, one small bag of pop tabs and one pair of used glasses.
Drug awareness: Since October is designated National Drug Awareness Month, chairman Garrett Abeyta and marshal Chandra Martinez are in charge of a poster contest at Delta Middle School. Cash prizes will be given for the top three winners.
Literacy: The club will display posters at the Delta Library featuring club activities.
Recess was called. Kay Thatcher won the door prize and donated it to the scholarship fund. Ruth Marvel's birthday was celebrated.
Under old business, vice president Kay Thatcher reported on a discussion with PSP Anetta Machada on the wording of our standing rules. Some changes will be made.
Under new business, Garrett Abeyta requested that the Delta Emblem Club purchase ads in the Delta Paw Print. The motion carried.
Due to members' working hours, president Diane asked that the meeting time be changed to 7 p.m. Serving of bingo refreshments will also change from 5 to 7 p.m. The motion carried.
It was announced that Colorado State Association president Jan Gardner from Cortez will be making her official visit to Delta on Oct. 24. A potluck dinner will be served at 5 p.m.
The meeting was closed at 7:50 p.m. according to ritual.
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