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
July saw the passing of one of our oldest and much beloved members, Dennis Pretti. Everyone who knew Dennis praised his upbeat spirit and positive attitude. His leadership and enthusiasm made each wine club gathering extra enjoyable. Dennis and Peggy, we raise our glasses to you both. Dennis will be greatly missed.
Our July guest speaker was well received and was still being peppered with questions at the end of the meeting. Seems we all picked up ideas for our senior planning. Kudos to Bob Noble, our guest speaker recruiter. For August Emily Shockley from D51 will talk about the funding issues that will be on the November ballot.
See the article in this newsletter about a Newcomers bumper sticker. I am looking forward to a spirited discussion. I feel it’s an inexpensive way to support and promote the club. Participation is optional.
Here are the results from our unscientific membership longevity survey taken at the last meeting: 70% have been members for less than 5 years, 7% for 5 to 10 years, and 23% have been members for more than 10 years.
As always, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and happy. See you the 9th.
Les Slowik, president
Carpe diem, seize the day. And still remember earlier days and friends lost. We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Dennis Pretti’s untimely death on his 69th birthday. Then to learn only a few days later of another dear friend entering hospice care with the grace and dignity that is natural to her. It seems so unfair. Sometimes life just kicks you in the teeth.
Dennis wanted a party to celebrate his life after his memorial service, and he’ll get it. I expect the wine group will hoist a glass to him at every tasting. Life goes on, but we’ll hold fast to our memories. Each one of us has contributed to our community of friends and we will not forget. Life goes on enhanced by those who are no longer with us in body, but still in our hearts.
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.