The first meeting for the year 2017-2018 of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on April 23.
The meeting was opened according to ritual, led by president Diane Martinez. Roll call of officers showed marshal Helen Wurm absent. Five past presidents were in attendance.
Recording secretary Mary Jo Chaffee read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read. She then read the bills. They will be paid.
Financial secretary Mary Jo Chaffee and treasurer Barbara Pierce read the financial reports. These will be filed pending audit. Corresponding secretary Barbara Pierce read the communications, which consisted of several thank you letters for assistance given. A special thank you letter was received from the exalted ruler of the Delta Elks Lodge. A magazine from HopeWest was received and a letter from Delta High School informed members that Garrett Abeyta was selected as Student of the Month for March.
A short recess was called. The scholarship march was conducted. Garrett Abeyta won the door prize, which he donated to the scholarship fund. Under new business, the club donated to the Colorado state president's project. President Diane then asked for a show of hands for members attending the third quarterly meeting of the state association, to be held in Montrose on May 6.
The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m. according to ritual.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.