by Lisa Tome
The members of the Colora Civic Association have settled in nicely at their new venue - West Nottingham Presbyterian Church.
The group also has new officers, new goals, and many plans.
What they don't have is a large membership.
"We want to get really involved in the community. But we need more people. We have a very nice, huge venue and we have room for lots more people," said April Foster, who was elected president of the association on January 7.
Foster will lead the group. Charles Herzog will do double duty serving as both vice president and treasurer. George Kaplan is secretary. Wanda Klatte is hospitality coordinator. Mark Broomell will be the event coordinator.
The group, which was founded in 1992, is still actively working to remember the founder, Hazel Jenkins. They want to memorialize Jenkins' community contributions by placing a plaque at the Colora Post Office.
Foster said the group also plans to work closely with West Nottingham Presbyterian. Civic association members may soon begin helping at the church community outreach luncheons on Tuesdays. They've also signed on for the WNPC yard sale on June 7. "The people involved in the organization are very motivated. They are looking forward to doing a lot," said Foster.
Tentative plans include reviving the Colora Days festival. They may also partner with West Nottingham Academy for a Colora site tour.
Membership in the organization costs $10 per person or per business, annually. You do not have to live in Colora to join.