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
Things are moving along nicely for the club as we get deeper into summer. Our annual Labor Day barbeque is less than two weeks away as I write this. It will be a chance for lots of people to spend some social time together. Hopefully the recent break in the extreme heat will hold up, and only the beef and chicken we eat will be barbequed!
I must make another plea for someone to step up and take on the coordinator position for Armchair Travelers. We have gone so long without one that I fear we will lose this valuable program. Valuable in what way, you may ask. Valuable to the Library and the community because it has broadened people’s horizons in positive ways. Valuable to the club because it was one of our most visible contributions to our whole community. I’d hate to see us lose the program. It requires a volunteer to be our liaison with the Library and help plan the programs. Please give it some consideration and contact me if you are interested.
We have continued to change up happy hour locations, mostly for variety. Email notifications will continue to go out for each a day or so in advance so you can keep up with where to go.
As always, thanks to the volunteers who do so much to keep the club functioning. Your hard work is much appreciated.
- 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.
Since the quilters group is no longer meeting at the Masonic Lodge on the second Wednesday of the month, parking should be easier.
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 Suzan Fournier 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.