President’s Message

There is nothing in the world as irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”                                                                                                                                                                                           ~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WOW! What a fun luncheon and auction we celebrated in October. We made some serious money for our Christmas Families Project and will be able to help little children experience the joys of Christmas.

It goes without saying that our members stepped up, brought their treasures, and other members gave them new homes. We thank you so much for your unique donations and your generous participation. We appreciated having items delivered early. It is such a big help on auction day.

All in all, it was a really fun day. And the costumes, oh the costumes! It is always a surprise to see our members dressed up in such fun and creative ways. Often it’s the quiet ones who take on an alter ego and become someone else, if only for a few hours. Congratulations to our costume contest winners!

Just a friendly reminder — because our monthly meeting would normally be the day before Thanksgiving, we do not hold a November meeting. We extend a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and look forward to seeing you on the FIRST WEDNESDAY in December.

The annual Christmas luncheon on December 4 is not to be missed. It gets you into the holiday spirit and has all the elements of a “special Newcomers experience.”

We have invited moms who have been recipients of our Christmas Families Project to speak. For a brief moment we will be able to look at the world through their eyes, learn about their challenges, and share their delight in having their family selected to receive our personally selected gifts. It warms our hearts to know that we have been able to bring a little Christmas magic to little ones who might otherwise have been overlooked. It’s really all about the children, but we also thank our members for helping us create some useful gifts for their parents who are always surprised that there is something for them, too.

Our December program always includes music, and this year is no exception. We have invited the Nevada Union High School Madrigal Choir directed by Rod Baggett to perform for us. We look forward to hearing their beautiful voices. All in all, this will really put us in the holiday spirit!


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.

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Please contact our Board Secretary or Luncheon Secretary, if you know of a member who is in need of comfort or condolences.

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.