The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on Monday, June 26. The meeting was opened according to ritual, led by president Diane Martinez.
Roll call of officers showed first guard Garrett Abeyta 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. Corresponding secretary Barbara Pierce read the communications and bills. Those needing action were taken up in the proper order of business. A motion was made and passed that all bills be paid.
Financial secretary Mary Jo Chaffee and treasurer Barbara Pierce gave the financial reports. They will be filed, pending audit. Communications consisted of the following: a letter from the Delta Fire Department and thank you notes from the Delta Barracuda swim team and Cedaredge grad night party.
The following committee reports were given: sunshine, a sympathy card to the Reim family; Americanism, 599 coupons, one hour and 50 minutes; community service, six education labels, nine cancelled stamps, 18 miles, 12 hours and a small bag of pop tabs.
Recess was called and the scholarship march was conducted. The birthday of Barbara Pierce was celebrated. Margie Ahlberg won the door prize, which was donated to the scholarship fund.
Under new business, a motion was made and seconded to donate to the Delta Fire Department for the annual fireworks display.
A discussion was held concerning the selling of pop tabs locally, with the cash to be sent to the Ronald McDonald House.
Members who attended the state convention in Cortez gave reports of the activities there. Three Delta Emblem Club members were elected to the state roster of officers for the coming year. Members were reminded that July will be a dark month for the club. We will continue to assist at the Delta Elks bingo night. The meeting closed 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.