2017-02-17 / Community

The Welcoming Club of Garden City

Who we are:

The Welcoming Club of Garden City is a well-established women’s organization that focuses on welcoming new members to our community, fostering relationships of long-time residents, supporting local businesses and raising money for charity. This year The Welcoming Club of Garden City is proud to support the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc.

Want to join the fun and make a difference?

We invite you to join the club! For just $35 a year you will have access to lots of great events and many fun members-only clubs. Complete the easy online membership form today at www.thegardencitywelcomingclub.org, in the “Join” section of the website. While you are there, browse the site for lots of great information about the club.


February 28th :Book Club

Looking for a casual get-together and a way to meet new friends? Join us for our next book club meeting which will begin at 7:30 PM on February 28th. We will discuss the book is “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith. Join us for some great conversation, wine and snacks. (Even if you haven’t read the book you are still welcome!) Please contact Whitney Sardelis (Whitney.c.sardelis@me.com) or Rachel Weber (Rachelmwoodward@gmail.com) and let them know you will be there!

March 18th : Couples Tennis Social

7:00 – 10:30pm

As we know you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, just like you don’t have to be Bobby Riggs or Billy Jean King to participate in couple’s tennis!! Please join us as at The Garden City Community Park Tennis Center for a fun night of tennis. Cost is $65 per couple and includes the tennis, appetizers, beer, wine, soda and dessert. Wear some green, or a kilt or tons of shamrock tatoos…prize for the couple with most festive attire!


April 22nd: Escape Room Social


Betty’s Helping Hands

If you are updating, renovating or beautifying your home and you don’t know who to call, please keep our committee in mind. We can provide a list of licensed and insured businesses that were recommended by club members. Contact Susan Licciardi at (susanz02@yahoo.com). Also, if you have any recommendations please let us know!

Book Club

Enjoy a good book amongst good friends. Our book club meets on a monthly basis to discuss the page turner of choice. For upcoming book club events please contact Rachel Weber (rachelmwoodward@gmail.com) or Whitney Sardelis (whitney.c.sardelis@ me.com).

Bowling Club

Join us! No experience necessary.! We are looking for new faces to join our Wednesday morning league. Pacers are also needed. Onsite babysitting available! Anyone interested please contact Ellen Diller (Diller05@aol.com) Carol Santangelo (Santa060@yahoo.com) or Elizabeth Colantonio (mcdea@aol.com).


Bunko is a fast paced dice game played in a group of 12. It is a great way to meet neighbors and make new friends. The game is easy to learn and play. If you are interested please contact Deirdre Kenny (deirdrekenny7@gmail.com).


Golf lessons at Cherry Valley Club are always a big hit! Ed Kelly- golf pro helps us GCWC ladies improve our golf game. Contact Bridgette Mastaglio (bridgettemastaglio@gmail.com) if you are interested in reserving your spot for the spring session.

Gourmet Club

The Gourmet Club is a way to meet new friends, practice your cooking skills and learn new recipes. The club consists of four couples who meet four times a year. Each couple prepares a portion of the meal and takes turns hosting. If you are interested in joining a gourmet group please contact Deirdre Kenny (deirdrekenny7@gmail.com).

Running/Walking Club

The Running/Walking Club is a great way to meet new people and stay healthy. We also have a stroller walking club for those moms who don’t want to leave the kiddos home. Please contact Erin Schwarz (champ1380@gmail.com) for more information.

Toddler Playgroup

If you are interested in joining a playgroup for your child please contact Joanie Cook (joaniecook323@gmail.com) or Joeleen Tepper (Joeleen_ Smith@yahoo.com. New groups are being formed regularly, recommended ages 6mos.-3y

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