Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heather's Corner: Welcome Club Northwest-For Oro Valley Newbies

The Welcome Club Northwest was organized in 1968 and has long been a source for making friends and establishing ties to the community.

With a primary purpose of welcoming those new to the area and those with recent life changes, there are opportunities to become aquatinted through various activities and social events.

Monthly luncheons are the first Thursday of each month and are held at a local restaurant or resort. They are followed by an information session allowing those to find out about local opportunities and attractions and further mingle with other members.

Monthly coffees are the third Thursday of the month and are located in the home of one of the members allowing for great conversation and common interests amongst other members. Special interest groups also meet monthly and include book clubs, genealogy groups, scrabble, canasta, MajJongg, and more.

The club also selects a new charity every two years. Part of the membership dues go toward support of the club charity. In addition each year the club sponsors several fund raiser events and activities. Currently they are raising funds for The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) which supports families, caregivers, teachers and patients of mental illness, providing education and support.

If you or someone you know is new to the area feel free to find out more information at www.welcomeclubnorthwest.org.

With yearly dues just $ 25.00 for the year, what have you got to lose? We look forward to hearing from any of you that have experienced this Welcome Club firsthand.
Heather Nenadovich has lived in Oro Valley a total of five years. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her husband is Canadian so she is a hockey fan by default and so are her two very clever children. When not being a mommy, she enjoys hiking in Catalina State Park, hand building pottery, and gardening. Her favorite things about living in Oro Valley are the towns recognition of art and culture, their commitment to preserving nature and the Christmas parade. (Also anything from GMG Chinese Bistro.)

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