Great Member Experience.
Those words go back almost a year. They were the challenge I set out for our new Board at the first gathering last June.
And a challenge it was – no single person, no single idea, no single decision would achieve that goal alone.
Looking back, I see so many instances where an issue or opportunity was turned into a success by those who rose to this challenge.
I very much want to elaborate on those successes, but I will save that for the May General Meeting. I hope all of you plan to join us in the celebration of the Newcomers 2018-2019 year.
In the meantime, I would like to recognize those 57 people that pursued Great Member Experience this year.
Let’s roll credits:
|Interest Group Leadership|
|Food & Drink|
|Dining In||Jean McLaren|
|Dining Out||Joan Ralph|
|Ladies Margarita Madness||Donna Rosser|
|Lunch Bunch||Mike Tracy|
|Men’s Breakfast||Bill Solms|
|Women’s Breakfast||Kathye Osborne|
|Easy Hiking||Ed Ellingson|
|Walk & Talk Around the Lake||Joe Van Winkle|
|Weekend Hiking||Caity Leeds|
|Nature Photography||Debra Sloan|
|Morning Book Club||Cathy Gersztenkorn|
|Couples Book Club||Pam & Neal Standard|
|Katie & Dave Bretz|
|TGIF Book Club||Joan Ralph|
|Movie Night Out||Gaylan Tracy|
|Trail Ridge Quilters||Pam Standard|
|Travel Club||Jean Van Winkle|
|Fun & Games|
|Board Games||Cindy Kaufmann|
|Men’s Poker||Mike Tracy|
|Ladies Night Bunco||Linda Fromholzer|
|Social Bridge||Becky Day|
|Mah Jongg||Margaret Greene|
|Social & Special Events||Liz Zornes|
|Wine & Cheese Coordinator||Judy Gigax|
|Community Outreach||Susan Landers|
|Interest Group Coordinators||Jane Leymaster|
|‘We Believe’ Planning Team||Cheryl Baker|
|Santa Claus||Al Davis|
|1st Vice President, Programs||Danny Gigax|
|2nd Vice Presidents, Venues||Colleen Ellingson|
|3rd Vice Presidents, Membership||Rod Unruh|
|Event Registration||Kreg Leymaster|
|Hospitality & Member Care||Judy Shipman|
|Tech Ops||Jeff Lindberg|
|Newsletter Editor||Donna Pierce|
|From The Board||Danny Gigax|
|At Large||Robin Converse|
|Bylaws Review Committee|
|From The Board||Stan Osborne|
|Past President||Jan Boatman|
|At Large||Jean Van Winkle|
|Joe Van Winkle|
|Finance & Executive Committee|
|Past President||Sherry Unruh|
|Assistant Treasurer||Kendra Wallis|
|President Pro Tem||Danny Gigax|
This will be the last President’s Post I have the privilege of composing. Certainly a bittersweet moment.
It truly has been a great experience for me to serve the Club this past year as President. Making new friends and working alongside such outstanding people who contributed to the experience of so many others – it doesn’t get any better than that.
I thank each of you for the honor.
Membership Renewal Process for 2019-2020
One of the key provisions in the updated Newcomers Bylaws moves the membership year to July 1 – June 30. This change was intended to create a better transition from one set of officers to the next, facilitate event and activities planning, expedite Interest Group signups, and allow for an earlier start to our year.
This is what you need to know about how the change will impact you:
- You can check your account status online on the ABOUT YOU page from the Newcomers website. (If you’re not already signed in, first select the green MEMBER SIGN IN button to sign in with the email of your primary contact, then that option will appear). You should see that your online account has been updated to indicate that your membership expires on July 1st:
- Renewing your membership can most easily be accomplished online (by selecting the blue button shown above). Mail-in payments will be accepted also.
- To make this transition easy for everyone, a 60-day grace period will be observed, starting July 1, so that everyone can continue to enjoy Club events and activities through the summer. All members will receive renewal reminders by email during this time.
- Active members who have not renewed by September 1, 2019, will be considered inactive and no longer eligible to participate in Club events and activities.
In the past, many members renewed their memberships and signed up for Interest Groups at the September General Membership meeting. With this change, you must renew your membership BEFORE you can register for the September meeting.
It is important to note that the change to the membership year does not affect the Club’s General Membership Meeting schedule – those events will continue from September through May, as in past years.
If there are any questions on the above, please contact email@example.com
Discover History Deep Inside The Park
The Club has arranged for two guided hikes into Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, May 30th. The tour focuses on areas of historic significance within RMNP. Sites visited will include: Fall River lodge, convict cabins, Ashton homestead and garage, Hupp graves, Hondius farm house foundation, High Drive water treatment plant and Sprague’s Lodge.
The trip will include a couple of restroom stops, but no stops for food. There is about a mile of walking total for all of the stops. Much of it is on a trail or a dirt road.
Registration is open so register today!REGISTER NOW
Summer does not slow down the Interest Groups – there’s fun to be had!
Check out these Interest Groups that meet during the summer months:
The following members make up the graduating class of 2019:Jan & Jack Boatman
DJ & Rod Christian
Kathy & Alan Groesbeck
Fran & Clyde McKinney
Jean & John McLaren
Anne & Doug Rogers
Sandra & John Schaumberg
Marianne & Bill Solms
Gaylan & Mike Tracy
We will miss you!
Welcome to Tech Tips! In this monthly series, our Tech Ops team will share simple tips and techniques to help you get the most out of the Club’s technology resources.
Club Calendar: “What’s Going On”
As you have probably seen, the “What’s Going On” link at the top of any page will take you to the Club calendar of events. Some tips about using the calendar:
- As you scroll down the page, future months will automatically load into the display. However, if you want to review past events, you need to click the “Load Older” link at the top of the calendar.
- You will notice that some types of events are displayed in a certain color. You can filter down to only a specific event category (e.g. General Meetings) by clicking the “Show” button at the top left and selecting the desired category.
- And naturally, if you click on any event in the calendar, it will take you to a page with more information about that event.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following people have just joined the class of 2024:Kara & Robert Baker
Melody & Ray Buxton
Kristie & Paul Capo
Colleen & John Derber
Carol & Don Gillespie
Lynn & Rick Lawson
Becky & Jeff Robbins
Welcome to the Club!
Estes Park Newcomers Club thrives by the involvement of all our members. We have developed a brief questionnaire to help the Club leadership understand our members’ interests and experience.
The information you provide will NOT obligate you to any particular activity or volunteer role. The first 25 members who submit the questionnaire might possibly be entered into a drawing to receive a new 4WD hay wagon (just kidding!).
Membership Interests Questionnaire …wait, WHAT? You’re asking me to fill out a questionnaire, and I don’t get a prize? Your reward will be a more fun and diverse Club for you and everyone else! It’s quick and easy to complete and will help us get to know you better.
Please ask other adults in your household to also complete the questionnaire. We want to hear from all our members. Thank you!COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE
While this is a breeze to complete, any questions may be directed to email@example.com.
The information you provide will NOT be shared outside of Estes Park Newcomers Club.