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
February was another great month for Newcomer activities and events. We enjoyed fun happy hours, the largest crowd at a monthly meeting, and the many activities and clubs that fill our social calendar. February speaker, Chris Thomas brought us up to date on the continuing growth and success of Community Hospital. The February tour at Eureka! McConnell Science Museum at CMU was a blast. Community Hospital and Eureka are some of the many gems that make Grand Junction such a great place to live. Now if we only had a recreation center!
I’m sorry we’ll miss the March meeting to attend a family function, but I’m sure you will enjoy the March speaker, Miranda Botts, a professional clinician at the newly opened Mind Springs health.
It has been a great two years. We have had gala Holiday parties, tasty Labor Day BBQ, and solid membership growth. The Club is successful because of each of you. Activity leaders, committee heads, board members all deserve my heartfelt thanks. A special thank you to Susan Norton, whose solid leadership and experience makes this Club soar.
I thank you for this opportunity to make you laugh and will continue to support the Club any way I can. Hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and hopeful.
Well, so much for the informal readership study last month. The 300 emailed and snail-mailed copies netted just 14 people who said they found the smiley face . That’s less than 5%. Granted, the prizes for finding it were nugatory, but I expected more. It wasn’t exactly hidden. Even my nearest and dearest were absent from the returns.
But upon reflection, I’ll take that not as a measurement of newsletter readership, but more of the Editor’s Note. Only those who read that piece would look for the smiley face. Readership of the newsletter must be better. Let’s leave it at that.
So I’m dropping the Editor’s Note unless I have something I just gotta, gotta write about.
Holiday gift to myself: this is a combined DecemberJanuary issue. Travel in December will bump up against the deadline for getting a January issue out in time without a lot of stress.
Enjoy the holidays!
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.