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
Holiday season is here, and winter is upon us! As Christmas and the New Year rapidly approach, the club has much to be thankful for, to be merry about and to look forward to. We have enjoyed another year of success as the club has thrived and grown throughout 2019. We have a great event coming up to celebrate the holidays. And we have the prospect of another wonderful year coming our way.
There will be changes, no doubt. We know about one already, as Susan Norton, our treasurer, has announced she will not be available to fill that position next year. She will serve through her last term but will not run again. We need someone to step up to fill her spot. That will not be an easy task, although she swears the job is not hard. She has been a reliable and trusted member of the executive board for ten years, so taking over the reins will be challenging. Susan will still be here and available to mentor the new treasurer. Talk to her if you are interested, or talk to me about running in the election.
Speaking of the election, anyone who wishes to can place themselves in consideration for any of the executive positions. We will elect president, 1st vicepresident, 2nd vice president, treasurer, and secretary. New blood is always welcome. I have often said, changing the executive position holders periodically is good for the health of any organization. So please give it some thought. The biggest plus for those serving as executives is that you get to be more involved with the club activities and be better acquainted with our members. Those are great perks!
Enjoy the upcoming holidays!
Bob Noble, presiden
Though the club will not be able to participate in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program (we’ve been calling it “Giving Tree”) this year, we are still collecting food for the community food bank. Please bring donations to the Dec. 5 happy hour coffee or Dec. 11 coffee. Also consider gifting through one of the many organizations that welcome money, gift cards, toys or other items: Toys for Tots, the Catholic Outreach giving trees at all library branches, Latimer House, STRIVE, Homeward Bound, and more. We can still brighten the holiday season for many even if it’s not a joint effort.
May you have a well-earned holiday, safe travels, loved ones close, and health through this and the coming year.
Carolyn White editor
Membership Renewals Dues are collected January through March for the 2020 year. Please fill out the form on the last page and return it by mail with your check. You may bring it to any meeting, but there’s often a crush at the membership table. If payment is not received by April, membership is terminated, and you will receive no more newsletters or event emails. Note: this does not apply to new members who joined Oct. 1 or later. Those are good through 2020.
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.