Jan. 31 - Board Meeting Please contact us if you have an interest in attending or in joining the Board of Directors. 6:30 pm
Feb. 3 - Newcomer's & HDG Monthly Meeting Whether you're new or a veteran, we encourage you to attend as we welcome new people, go over how to engage with HDG and plan for the upcoming year together. 10 am at the Garden Room (625 27 1/2 Road, GJ)
Feb. 10 - Olympics Party/Potluck Bring a dish to share and and represent a country of your choosing as we celebrate the Olympics and compete in some silly events. This event is not open to the general public and is intended only for existing HDG members.
(Events are subject to change and we are busy working on adding additional events.)
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HDG January 2018 Newsletter
Catching up with events in HDG requires us to head back to November where we started the month by helping the Mesa County Central Public Library with Culture Fest. The library had fantastic turnout and our volunteers helped in a variety of tasks ranging from directing traffic to unloading supplies to assisting people inside the event.
We then held a book club meeting at the Garden Room where we discussed a variety of different types of books that people had selected to read. It was a fun way to add to everyone's reading lists.
For our third event of November we held our annual After-Thanksgiving Potluck. Participants were able to help eat all that excess food and were able to spend time socializing with one another.
We finished up the month by taking a stroll along the Palisade Riverfront Trail. Along the way people were able to learn about local history and the historical migrant worker camp.
We started off December with a monthly meeting. We also discussed ways that our families celebrate the holiday season and the unique traditions some of us have.
Our second event of the month had our volunteers out doing a good deed for a neighborhood in Grand Junction. We were happy that we were able to help out five households with disabled individuals this time around. In a pleasant surprise and completely by chance, we ended up finishing our day at the house of one of our members who had previously donated usage of her van to HDG for the Colorado Secular Conference we hosted several years ago. We also celebrated the secular holiday of HumanLight in December. We did this by baking and packaging together a ton of delicious treats. We slowed things down this year, had some white elephant gifts, watched some old holiday cartoons and listened to some music as we did our packaging this time around. We ended up with more than 280 treat bags ready for delivery and had even more being created after the event by one of our MVP bakers.
We next sent out teams of volunteers to deliver the baked treats all around the Grand Valley and even a bit farther to people who were working during the holidays or who were otherwise away from their families. We had some great stories come back to us and one woman even wrote, "I work in public, and often get SO disappointed in Humans....You helped me to believe in good people again, thank you so much." It's hard to ask for much more!