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
Did you miss me? I missed you. Traveling to see distant friends and family is fun, but like the old saying–it’s good to be home–is ever so true. Bob Noble and friends have been keeping me up to date on Newcomers news. Sounds like fun happy hours, great hospital helipad (try saying that fast three times) tour and solid progress on end of year parties. Many thanks to Bob, Dave and Sandy French and I.P. and Martha Potyondy for helping out while we were gone.
As I send this off to Carolyn White we are packing up to leave Florida, then we have stops at New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Fe and the homey confines of Grand Junction. Watch out, Susan and Jerry Norton, your mileage record looks to be in jeopardy.
As always, I hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy. See you all the 8th of November.
Les Slowik, president
The mailbox recently received a letter from a disappointed member who wasn’t able to sign up for the recent St. Mary’s helipad tour. In fact, the tour had 43 people, a Lunch and Tour record. Unfortunately, at 76 years of age and with 327 members, I’d say the club has a growing problem. Sometimes group activities fill up so quickly that members miss out. Waiting lists are a partial solution, with those who can’t attend doing the polite thing and letting the organizer know ahead of time. Some of the more popular tours are repeated another year (patience!).
On the bright side, most of our other activities don’t have participant limits, and many would welcome more. Pam Hughes does a wonderful job of getting the word out on what’s coming up. Be sure to look for her emails. Check our facebook page for updates. Read the minutes as they often refer to events well in the future. Get to know the committee people and let them know of your special interests.
We want everyone involved.
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.