Meet Your Neighbor: Glad Goldman, Tall Grass
Submitted January 31, 2013 7:20PM
Mona Lawrence and Glad Goldman of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club. | Submitted
Updated: March 4, 2013 6:24AM
Editor’s note: The Sun, with the help of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club, is featuring each month a recent Naperville transplant or a resident who has had a significant life change. Let’s get to know our neighbors!
Glad Goldman, 47, is originally from Greenville, S.C. She lived in Georgia and Texas, but most recently, Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved several times since being married but never joined a “newcomers” club until moving to Naperville.
What brought you to Naperville?
“My husband, Peter, left P&G in Cincinnati to work with Wrigley in Chicago. We chose Naperville because I wanted a classical method school for our daughter Casey. Naperville Christian Academy was the best one in my search. It has been a real blessing to us.”
How did you hear about the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club?
“My neighbor was fairly new to Naperville as well, so she brought me along to a NNNC welcome coffee. I met the nicest people and formed some instant lasting friendships. Naperville seems like such a transient city, so there are always people to meet that have just moved into the area. At the welcome coffee, there was a plethora of groups to join, and it was easy to find ladies with similar interests.”
What activities do you participate in and which is your favorite?
“I’ve joined the walking group, book club, coffee shop chat and monthly luncheons, my favorite being coffee shop chat. It’s just ladies gathering for conversation, a great way to get to know members and make friends!”
Where in Naperville do you live and why do you like it?
“I knew I wanted to live in a subdivision when moving here, since I have a child in grade school. We chose Tall Grass for its newer construction and pool community, but I have to admit, after spending time in the older homes in downtown Naperville, I would have considered living there as well. You can’t beat the character in the architecture, convenience and central location. Naperville is adorable!”
The Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club holds a welcome coffee once a month from September through June at the Municipal Center. Contact Sue at 630-904-5629 to learn more.