Interest Groups for Members
Whether you are new to Gallatin County or have lived here for years, GVNC provides an opportunity to make new, longtime friends through fun-filled activities. Joining an Interest Group is fun and you get a chance to visit with others in informal settings of your choice. This is an important part of our organization, as it allows us to get to know others with our same interests.
As an active member, you may visit our members-only listing of interest groups, complete with contact information. We make it so easy to become involved in doing the things you love!
Several interest groups are slowly reemerging with caution based on concerns for COVID-19. If anyone is interested in joining an interest group, please reach out to that interest group leader for further information and ask to be added on to their roster once they begin meeting again.
Annual Interest Group Fair – September 2nd 2021
Stay tuned for more details on our Interest Group Fair Luncheon on September 2nd 2021. This is a great event to find interest groups to join! You may join as many as you like.
Join throughout the year. If you find there isn’t a group for your interests, start one!
Our Current Interest Group Listing:
Alpine/Downhill Skiing – Downhill ski with other members of all skill levels at Bridger Bowl on a weekly basis. It’s good exercise and a great way to enjoy the winter season in Montana.
Book Clubs – GVNC hosts a variety of book clubs which are reading and discussion gatherings. These meet monthly and the places and times, and subjects vary.
Bowling – Bowling With A Partner meets every two weeks. Time to be determined by those involved.
Bridge – Currently there are several bridge groups that play once a month in addition to a ladies’ marathon group of ten pairs. Contact
Bunco – An easy and fun dice game. Dates and times are determined by those playing.
Canasta – Card game requiring some strategy – similar to rummy.
Community Service – This group provides information and manpower to service organizations in the Gallatin Valley who request volunteers to support projects in our community.
Country Line Dancing – They meet the first Monday of every month and every Friday. Times are shown in the Member’s Only section.
Games – This group is called Games, but they play Canasta, Scrabble, board games, you name it. If you have a favorite card game or board game, join this group to see what they play.
Gourmet Groups – This is a couples dinner event with three other couples that meets in individual homes about four times a year subject to the consensus of the group.
Hiking – This group meets to hike one of many trails available within Gallatin County during the non winter months.
Knitting – Knitting group usually meets at a coffee shop once a month.
Mahjong – This is a Chinese tile game that is not hard to learn, but does have some strategy involved. This is a fun game and can last most of the afternoon, from 1 pm to about 4:30 pm. Volunteers host in their homes.
Pickleball – The Newcomers Pickleball Interest Group have games several days a week and welcome players with varying levels of experience.
Pinochle – We meet once a month and anyone who would like to learn to play is welcome. It is hosted by volunteers in their homes.
Rummy – The Rummy Group plays rummy, a card game using two decks of cards. The group of four people meets twice monthly in individual’s homes.
We also have liaisons to other groups in the community, such as Garden Clubs.
Garden Club Bozeman. Contact Judy Locker @ [email protected]
Garden Club Belgrade. Contact Annie Molluck @ [email protected]
NOTE: You must be a current member of GVNC to participate in an interest Group, except Liason groups.