President’s Message

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Norman Vincent Peale

Let’s start our fabulous February with an attitude of “can do,” for with a positive attitude we can accomplish anything we set our mind to do. We have a few needs that I hope you will positively think about and will join us in having fun and making lasting friends.

We started our year with our January meeting where we learned a lot about the importance of being aware of our surroundings and how to protect ourselves when we are out and about. Our speaker heightened our awareness of some challenges in our world that we didn’t have time to worry about in the past. Too many of our members have had their purses stolen when least expected. So please just take a moment to be aware of your surroundings and follow your instincts. Please be safe!

We are looking for models for our fashion show. We want women of all shapes and sizes because they are representative of our club. The bonus is that we have an absolute fashion expert in our Fashion Show Chairman. Her experience in the fashion industry is priceless. She can help everyone look her best, and it is such fun to work with her! It’s like having your own private personal fashion consultant helping you select something that you may not have considered, but is just right for you! So, please consider being one of our models for our “Color Me Spring” Fashion Show April 22. Call the Fashion Show Chair or the Ways and Means Chair.

We are also looking for members who are interested in joining our Board of Directors. Soon our Nominating Committee will be calling to ask for your participation. As one board member said, “It is a lot of fun and we make great friends doing something we all enjoy.” Why not offer some of your time and join our board?

We are also looking for a few team members to join the Live Auction team. This work starts early in the year and culminates with our fabulous auctions in October that provide the funding to help children experience Christmas through our Christmas Families Project. There is already a team in place but a few more helping hands are needed, and someone or a couple of co-chairs to lead the team. Please call me if you would like to help.

Our February speaker is Navy Admiral Bonnie Potter, a physician and first woman commander of a hospital ship in the Gulf War — a true leader with lots of interesting tales you won’t want to miss hearing.

Let’s strive to bring a positive attitude to everything we do, and we will surely succeed.

Color Me Spring

Our fantastic Fashion Show, COLOR ME SPRING, is in the works for 2020. If you love color you won’t want to miss this year’s show on April 22 at Alta Sierra Country Club featuring all of the spring fashions in beautiful colors. Are you in the mood to join in a fun day of modeling? We want you – all sizes and shapes! Sign up to model your favorite colors at our next meeting or contact the Fashion Show Chair or the Ways and Means Chair. The show is only a few months away and will feature new spring fashions found at our local stores. Alta Sierra has some new talent to help make this luncheon a memorable one, and beautiful tables are already in preparation. We will have ten outstanding WOW items to raffle from our stores and restaurants. This is sure to be a Fashionable Day for you and your friends. The Fashion Show luncheon is always a sellout so be on the lookout in the March Newsletter for important reservation information and the Table Reservation policy.


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

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.


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.