President’s Message

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
~ Louisa May Alcott

Our Newcomers Club is focused on social experiences, making new friends, fostering existing friendships and on activities that create even more fun for our members. But from time to time we need to conduct some business to help our club run more smoothly. For that purpose, we held the first reading of a Bylaws Amendment to create more flexibility when filling board positions and will vote on it in June. We also changed the Standing Rules to create more flexibility for our meeting schedule. Detailed information is elsewhere in this newsletter.

I am looking forward to the June meeting where two of our members have put together a helpful montage of information to help us through the tasks that remain after losing a loved one. They are not lawyers, but are educated and capable women with useful advice. It will be a positive and interactive program with lots of helpful tips and a handout. Come and bring a friend who may also benefit from the presentation.

Last June we held our meeting at the Historic North Star Mine in Grass Valley and saw the beginning of the Heritage Garden. Now it is planted and ready for viewing. We are all invited to the Grand Opening on June 23 from 1-3 pm.

It’s that time of year again — dues are due and payable as soon as possible. Invoices were sent out, and a copy of the renewal form is included in the Newsletter. Remember our club year is from September through June with recess in July and August. Paying dues in May helps our club.

It’s never too early to begin thinking about our October auctions that support the Christmas Families Project and provide over 100 children with personalized gifts. Please set aside items to donate for our Silent Auction. Our Live Auction committee has been working for many months and has created over 21 unique items you will want to bid on and take home!

June is our last program meeting before we recess for the summer. We hope everyone will enjoy

the summer and be ready to come back and renew friendships when we resume meeting on September 25.

Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

Remember, our club has a website, 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: 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.


Please contact our Sunshine Chair, if you know of a member who is in need of comfort or condolences.

2019/2020 Newcomers Club Board

The Newcomers Nominating Committee presented nominations in April, and the election of officers for next year was held at the May luncheon.

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