About the Grand Junction Newcomers Club
Our motto -
"Where newcomers become old friends."
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 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
The club continues to thrive by attracting new members with variety of activities we offer.
Our meetings draw good attendance, averaging around 60 people. Our guest speakers have all heard of the club and were very interested in telling us about their organizations. Some organizations reach out to us because we are well known in the city as having an involved and active membership. Other speakers are impressed with the size of the club and thus the reach it gives them into the community.
Warmer weather is with us, and outdoor activities will be very pleasant for the next few months. Take the time to enjoy as much of our beautiful area in this spring and early summer as you can. Also, many of the venues for our happy hours have outdoor spaces which make the evening gatherings very pleasant indeed.
And I want to thank Pam Hughes for her many years’ service in communicating to our members details of upcoming events, often at the last minute. She’s decided to take a well-earned break, and I’ll try to get those emails out in a timely fashion. As I’ve said so many times, it’s the members who make the club run so well.
- Bob Noble, President
Now that we're back to regular meetings again, here are a few reminders of what to expect.
The monthly coffee meetings start at 9:30 for a half hour of socializing before we sit down for the meeting. If you arrive earlier, be prepared to help with setting up tables and the coffee and pastry service.
Raffle items such as regiftable items and concert or sports event tickets are welcome. Tickets are just $1 for one, $2 for three, and $3 for five.
Bring magazines to pass along at the Magazine Exchange. Take any that attract your interest. Those left over will be taken to HopeWest’s paper recycling bin.
You don’t have to wait for the newsletter to read the minutes of the last meeting. They’re posted on our website gjnewcomers.org as soon as our secretary submits them.
You can also refer to the calendar on the club’s website for activity dates, times and locations.
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 BBQ and holiday parties.