About Grand Junction Newcomers Club
Our Motto :
"Where Newcomers become old friends"
And, we mean it!
We are an active, fun, friendly organization of men and women striving to make your stay in the community a long and happy one. Click to go to the CALENDAR. to see the wide range of Club activities, and, by the way, if you have an activity you like that is missing form the list, bring it up at the next coffee, and you might be surprised. A new activity group may form!
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Time flies when you are having fun. Fall fun is here and the party time of year with a holiday party on Dec 13 and a New Year’s Eve potluck. Details to follow.
First, a Sept. 21 editorial in the Sentinel praised Mesa County Libraries winning District of the Year award cited “the popular Armchair Traveler series” as one of their many services. Kudos to us! Sorry Tizza and I will miss the October social, but you are in good hands with Bob Noble manning the gavel and Sandy and Dave French in the kitchen. The Plane Crazy enthusiasts hit another home run in September with a visit to Olathe Spraying Services. It was a fascinating tour with high-tech hardware and old-fashioned dead reckoning – 2nd field past the white barn.
Thanks to Martha Potyondy’s potluck group we found a great venue for our parties – the Masonic Lodge at 2400 Consistory Ct. Sounding out members’ opinions at the September social resulted in some adjustments to accommodate member preferences. The three entrees are roast beef, festive chicken breasts and vegetable lasagna plus vegetables, potatoes and dessert. This change will lower our costs and provide more choices. Details and sign-up for both will begin in November.
Continue enjoying our many activities, tours and events. As always, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and happy. See you Nov 8.
Les Slowik, president
A fellow Newcomer knew Bob and I had been to Italy and asked if I had anything on Tuscany that she could borrow. Sure enough, we had a good area guide and road map. And then a light bulb clicked on.
We Newcomers are enthusiastic travelers. Why not set up an online catalog of those guide books, maps and DVDs that we’ve amassed? There’s no point in someone buying yet another guidebook when it could be borrowed. Plus, it gives us the opportunity to share our experiences, to tell of those lesser known attractions, give advice of what to pack. Handovers can be made over coffee or after a dinner. Jim Hughes has agreed to set up a web page with a spreadsheet with columns for country, type of media (book, map, DVD), title or description. Let’s call it Traveler Connection.
So, take a look at your bookshelves to see what you can share and let send an email to email@example.com. Then we can get this up and running.
Carolyn White, editor
Not a member of Newcomers? There’s an easy fix tor that. You don’t even have to be new to the area. Annual dues are just $15 or $25 for a couple. You can download the membership form by clicking here, and then send the completed form and a check to Grand Junction Newcomers Club, PO Box 3222, GJ 81502. Or better yet, come to the next monthly coffee, get to know us a bit, and sign up then. You’ll meet some great people, get a copy of our member directory, begin receiving our monthly newsletter and timely email alerts, can join any of our regular activity groups, and participate in special events such as our pig roast and potlucks.