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State Emblem Clubs gather at Hotchkiss Elks Lodge

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The second meeting of the Colorado State Association of Emblem Clubs was held at Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Coffee and doughnuts were served, then a workshop consisting of word games was conducted by Donna Cochran and Karen Martin. Prizes were given to winning teams.

Two committee meetings were held, standing rules and ways and means.

An auction was started just before lunch was called. Lunch consisted of several homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. The auction was resumed after lunch.

The regular meeting was opened according to ritual by state president Jan Gardner. Roll call of officers showed corresponding secretary Judi Lichliter and first assistant marshal Diane Martinez absent.

Recording secretary Barbara Pierce read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read. Financial secretary La Von Campbell and treasurer Karen Martin gave their reports. They will be filed pending audit.

Recording secretary Barbara Pierce read a letter of thanks from a recipient of a state scholarship award. She then read the bills. A motion was made and carried to pay the bills.

Committee reports were given by Mary Jo Chaffee, Americanism; Lynn Tingley, sunshine; Donna Cochran, a special sunshine request from the Hotchkiss club.

A short recess was called and the scholarship march was conducted. The meeting resumed with president Jan giving some highlights of her attendance at the supreme convention. She announced that Cortez received a certificate from supreme for membership additions.

Short reports were given by committees that had met that day. President Jan then honored the appointed supreme officers with gifts. They were Gladys Carpenter, Hotchkiss, press; Dottie Brown, Durango, organist; Barbara Pierce, Delta, deputy; and Edna Silva, Durango, chaplain.

The roll call of clubs showed Montrose #91 with two, Durango #131 with four, Cortez #261 with one, Hotchkiss #306 with five and Delta #462 with four.

Second vice president Donna Cochran introduced her guest, Meg Hendrix, who played piano for the meeting ritual. The meeting was closed at 2:30 p.m.

Ruth Marvel
Press correspondent

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