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
October Food collection was lighter, but gives GJNC a two month total over 150 lbs. The Community Food Bank thanks the club. One more time in Nov. We’ll send e-mail reminder
October tour was School District 51 and they rolled out an impressive presentation on their operations, goals and successes. Our schools will benefit from last falls bond issue and the thoughtful planning for future construction needs, and they are daunting.
November speaker will be Dr Andrew Jones, Chief Medical Officer & VP of Medical Affairs at St. Mary’s Medical center. Dr Jones will cover the many services St. Mary’s provides to the community. Future speakers are from Mesa County library and Community Hospital CEO.
At the November meeting we’ll start collecting money for the Holiday Party ( Wed Dec 12th). The club is subsidizing members meals @ $4 each plus all the other non food costs. You are welcome! On your check made out to “newcomers club” indicate prime rib ($25), chicken or vegetarian ($20) on the reservation form. This is needed for planning food quantities. Any non-member guests you invite are at $30.
Hope you have a scary Halloween and say thank you to the Veterans you know as we celebrate Veterans day Nov 11/12.
See you at the Nov 14th meeting. Hope this newsletter finds you enjoying the fall colors and good health and much happiness.
Les Slowik, President
The date’s been set—Wednesday, Dec. 12—at the Masonic Center at 2400 Consistory Ct (take Bookcliff Ave east from 1st St, then north on Consistory Ct). The party will start at 5:30 pm with food service beginning at 6 pm. Be prepared for an evening of festivities, music and gourmet food. Before the evening is over we’ll vote on the best table decoration. (See page 4.)
Entrée choices are chicken Dijonnaise (with creamy mustard sauce), herb-crusted prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce, and squash ravioli with a pesto cream sauce. Accompaniments will be winter greens with Haystack Mountain goat cheese, cranberries, maple candied walnuts and a fig balsamic vinaigrette, herb butter baby potatoes and roast winter vegetables. The meal with finish with a gingerbread cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting. We will have non-alcoholic beverages available, but you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine.
Use the order form on the back page to make your reservation and entrée choice. You may mail a check to our PO Box or bring payment to the November 14 coffee. We need all reservations by Dec. 5.
Back when I was young and callow, I worked in pharmaceutical advertising. One of the techniques to measure ad readership was a check study in which actual checks for $10 were affixed to an ad in a sample of a magazine’s distribution. The percentage of checked cashed yielded a measurement of readership. The technique was eventually so overused that doctors reportedly had receptionists go through all the many controlled circulation (free) magazines they received each month to find those checks.
Today I often get positive feedback about this newsletter, but I also often hear a “Gee, I wish I’d known about that”” when the information was in the newsletter. That’s time for a silent “Aaargh!” As a riff on a check study I’ve planted a smiley face somewhere in this issue. Anyone who finds it and responds to firstname.lastname@example.org will have a choice of a bag of spiced mixed nuts, a bag of dog treats or a copy of my all-time favorite cookie recipe. Digital readers, no fair using Search. And for those who can’t find the smiley face, I’ll be selling the nuts, dog treats and other goodies at the Art Center’s Art and Craft Fair in November.
I hope to hear from you soon.
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.