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
I have good and bad news. The good news is that the club continues to grow with several new members each month. The easiest measure of this is our meeting attendance. November’s meeting had about 66 people.
The bad news is that the COVID situation has caused the board to decide against a holiday party. It would mean a sizeable group of people in an enclosed space, putting many at risk of contracting this serious disease. Although many of us have been vaccinated and boosted, the danger of infection remains. We have all enjoyed the holiday gathering in the past. Perhaps we can replace it, this once, with a celebration later in the year. The board will continue to monitor the situation
We still need help with some committees. Armchair Travelers needs someone as a liaison with the Mesa County Library and others who want to talk about their travels. It’s ok to brag about a favorite trip from the past since recently travel has been curtailed. Please consider getting involved in that program and talk to me if you are interested.
Some activities could use some help. If you’d like to get more involved in a favorite activity, talk to its contact person. If you don’t know who that person is, talk to me.
The holiday season is coming on fast. For many of us that means travel to see family or friends. Travel safely. Keep an eye on the COVID situation wherever you are heading and be prepared to take appropriate precautions.
And one last precautionary “not.” If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, please do so. If you have been vaccinated but haven’t received a booster shot, do that. For your sake and that of your fellow Newcomers.
- 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.