President’s Message

A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~ Gina Carey

It’s 2020 – I remember when we were worried that our computers wouldn’t be able to change from 1999 to 2000 – it seems like just yesterday. But here we are, facing a new decade and embracing positive changes and new learning experiences. It is my hope that we will all face challenges with courage and optimism.

We had such a heartwarming Christmas luncheon where we heard from two incredible young women who told us how their lives have turned around for the better. One is recovering from drug addiction and all the horrible side effects, while the other, a victim of domestic violence, now works with women in similar circumstances as a staff member at Women of Worth. Their young families received gifts from our Christmas Families Project, and their testimonies about the despair they were experiencing as well as the absolute joy the Christmas Families Project has brought to their families touched our hearts. My eyes were a bit moist, I must admit. To hear the young girl play the saxophone we gave her last year (as one of our special items) was the “icing on the Christmas cake.”

We passed the Christmas baskets, and our generous members filled them with $1,578.25.  Thanks, everyone!!

Thanks also to all the Christmas Families Project volunteers. It takes many hands to help 117 children have a joyous Christmas. Your time and support are deeply appreciated!

We really need help for the October 2020 Live Auction! This annual event raises the majority of the funds for the Christmas Families Project, but due to health and other personal matters, our previous chairwomen cannot continue and the work must start soon to be ready for October.  There is a hard-working Live Auction team already in place. We have had two co-chairs for the past several auctions so the task can be shared. If you would be willing to help, please call me or our Vice President to discuss the tasks, and we can connect you with others who know all the details of the work to be done. Please consider stepping up to help with this important work to assure our Christmas Families Project is funded. We are working on some changes to make the job easier.

We resume our monthly meetings beginning the fourth Wednesday of January, the 22nd, and look forward to sharing this challenging new year with all of you!


Color Me Spring

Our annual Newcomers Fashion Show will be held April 22, 2020 at Alta Sierra.

FIRST CALL TO MODEL!

Would you like to model in our Spring Fashion Show? If you would like to be one of our fashionable models, we want YOU! We need models of ALL sizes to show fashions from our local stores. Call or email us if you would like to be a part of this fun day of fashion. Sign up sheets will also be available at our January luncheon. Soon spring will be in the air with lots of colorful fashion! Contact our Ways and Means Chair or our Fashion Show Chair.


Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

www.facebook.com/NewcomersNC

Remember, our club has a website, www.NewcomersNC.org. There you’ll find information on our charter, activity groups, luncheons and special programs. It also contains the membership application form along with instructions on how to join. Newcomers Club of Nevada County also has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NewcomersNC. You can check the page for our current newsletter and interesting photos, articles, and luncheon information. Like, Share, and Follow if you wish.

We would like to post photos of our activities on our web page, our Facebook page, and the Chamber of Commerce website. If you do not want your picture posted anywhere, you need to contact the Historian or the Membership Chair. Their contact information can be found in your newsletter or roster. If you notice someone taking your picture and do not want to be in it, please make sure you remind them and mention it to the photographer.

Sunshine

If you know of anyone in need of a comfort or condolence card or contact from the Newcomers Club, please contact the Sunshine Chair.

Newcomers Club Community Table

The purpose of the Newcomer’s Club Community Table is to provide our members with a method of displaying a non-profit organization or group that they feel may be of interest to other members. In addition, the table helps us all to be aware of the community programs in our beautiful area. Several groups need your help and support; there are others that can guide you to a new and interesting activity. We are delighted to display a brochure or booklet for these non-profit community organizations. We ask that you do not supply materials that pertain to advertising for a business or service for personal financial gain; that is not the purpose of our table. Members are welcome to leave information at the table; the pamphlets and brochures will continue to be displayed at the community table throughout the year. We respectfully request that we not be asked to display political, religious or any subject matter that is of a highly controversial nature. If you have any questions; please do not hesitate to contact the Historian at the email address or phone number in your roster. Here is a current list of pamphlets and brochures: 

Bear Yuba Land Trust, Cancer Aid Thrift Shop, Friendly Visitors & Telephone Reassurance Volunteers, Friends of AAUW, Friends of Hospice, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, Habitat for Humanity (Cars for Homes), Helpline Information & Assistance for Nevada County, Music in the Mountains, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (Building Homes Building Lives), Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, Nevada County Resource Conservation District, Nevada County’s Golden History, North Star Historic Conservancy, ReStore Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The Friendship Club, Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue, and Women of Worth

You will also find descriptions about most of our Activities  in the Three-ring Binder on the Community Table.