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
From the Outgoing President
And here I am, at the end of four years as club president. It’s been interesting, intriguing and engaging. I have learned a lot, met many more of you that I might not have otherwise and had a really good time doing this. It truly has been an honor.
I’m excited for Les Slowik as he begins his first term in office. I know he will do well and the club will benefit from his leadership. The executive board is filled with really good folks to make his job much easier. I’ll help where I can and not meddle when I’m not needed.
Just to brag a bit, some accomplishments. We have grown substantially over the last four years. Attendance at the monthly meetings has increased (91 at our March meeting!). Members reach out to potential new members. They’ve suggested topics or speakers for our meetings, and those presentations have sparked more interest. It has been a group effort. Club activities draw people to us.
So thank you for having trusted me as your president for four years. Please, give Les the same support and encouragement. Great things will happen in the coming year!
Bob Noble, outgoing president
From the Incoming President
Talk about being lucky--first to find the Newcomers Club where Tizza and I have made many wonderful new friends and enjoy the great activities; and second to be honored to carry on as president the great traditions established by Bob Noble.
The club is a vibrant organization with dedicated professionals giving their time and skills for the committees and fun activities. I have the easy job. That being said, I'll work hard to continue our growth, be responsive to members’ ideas and make GJNC the envy of the valley. The continued support of Bob and Susan Norton will provide a familiar routine while the new enthusiasm from Katie Sullivan (2nd VP) and Jo Ann Hargis (Secretary) will give us more depth to try new ideas. A special thanks to Carolyn White for the professional newsletter and directory.
Les Slowik, incoming president
All I’ll say this month –
Thank you! to an invigorated executive board -
President Les Slowik 1st VP Bob Noble 2nd VP Katie Sullivan Treasurer Susan Norton Secretary Jo Ann Hargis
We all appreciate your stepping forward. A great club will become even better with your enthusiasm, commitment and fresh ideas.
Carolyn White, Editor
Barbara Hill passed away in her home on March 6 after a short stay in hospice. Those of us who have enjoyed the screenings of opera and ballet at the local theatre mostly have Barb to thank; bringing MET Opera to Grand Junction was her initiative. She was also an avid bridge player and a Great Old Broad for Wilderness. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 2 pm at her home, 2935 El Torro Rd.
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.