The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.
The meeting was opened according to ritual by president Diane Martinez. The annual memorial service was conducted by officers according to ritual.
Roll call of officers showed two officers absent -- marshal Chandra Martinez and financial secretary Illene Drier. There were five past presidents in attendance.
Recording secretary Mary Jo Chaffee read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read. Treasurer Barbara Pierce gave her monthly report. It will be filed pending audit. Corresponding secretary Mary Jo Chaffee read the correspondence. That needing action was taken up under the proper order of business. She then read the bills. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills.
Community service chairman Mary Jo Chaffee gave the following report -- card tops, 308; cancelled stamps, 306; one glass case; one pair of glasses; educational box labels, 17. Community services involved 88 miles, 18 hours and cash of $14.50.
A short recess was called for the scholarship march. The birthday of Margie Ahlberg was celebrated.
Under new business, a motion was made and seconded to make donations to the following: Elks Christmas basket, foster children and the Pregnancy Resource Center. Two local families in need were given donations for Christmas.
Plans were announced for the annual club Christmas party at the Sundance Dec. 5.
The meeting was adjourned according to ritual at 7:30 p.m.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.