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
August has been a good month for the club. We added several new members, enjoyed a really interesting and timely presentation by the Grand Junction Police Department at our meeting, and enjoyed a very good happy hour on the 15th. Les Slowik and Tizza Chace have been arranging some interesting venues for happy hours which have been fresh, new and just plain fun!
Plans for the club BBQ are well underway, and this should be a stand-out event. Kenny and Faith Alevy have done a lot of hard work to get this year’s picnic organized. Plans for the holiday party and dinner are also advancing, and this will be an excellent event, I have no doubt.
The club continues to grow, in large part to the efforts of current members. You all have welcomed new members to the community by inviting them to come check us out. Once they visit a meeting or a happy hour, we’ve got ‘em. People who used to be members have also come back because they realize (I think) that they are missing out on a lot of fun.
And to think, summer is not over yet!
t’s great how members come together to make things happen. In a few days we’ll be sitting down to a Memorial Day BBQ thanks to the committee that planned the menu, reserved the space, took reservations, did set-up and more. Often, we rely on a few reliables. But others, especially newer members, should get involved too. New ideas are always welcome. Witness that in the past year we’ve formed new groups for RV camping, singular diners and knitting.
That said, we’ll need help on these –
✓ Armchair Travelers needs presenters. Contact Nancy Channell (314-7102, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have photos from a trip you’d like to share. ✓ Lunch and Tour needs new committee members for 2020. I.P. Potyondy ((713) 898-2994, email@example.com) will fill you in on what is involved. ✓ The committee for the holiday party on Dec. 11 could use another member for planning, someone to head up decorations, and, closer to the date, volunteers for set-up and clean-up. Talk to Sue Slaughter ((817) 271-3727, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Let’s git ‘r’ done!
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.