If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then, repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all, “This too will pass.”
We can all take advice from Ann Landers considering today’s challenges. As we make progress through our stay-at-home restrictions to help keep everyone safe, we can look to the future. After careful consideration by the Newcomers Board of Directors, the decision was made to cancel the meetings for March, April, and May. As progress is made and our elected officials begin to lift restrictions on our social distancing, we are hopeful that we will be able to meet in June. A fun activity and great meeting are in the planning stages.
We will be recessing for the summer months of July and August, and plan a rousing start on September 30 with a rescheduled annual Fashion Show. Please note the date is the fifth Wednesday for this special event.
We have pending Newcomers business to conduct. The Board recommends a Bylaws Amendment, included again in this issue of the newsletter. All members are invited to call me. All inquiries are welcomed, and I am happy to talk about these changes and answer any questions you may have.
We will be holding an election for new officers for our new club year that begins officially in September. So, I am hopeful that plans for June will allow for these business items to be completed.
Until then, stay safe and healthy, and I look forward to extending a warm welcome to you when we meet again.
Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page
On this website (www.NewcomersNC.org) you’ll find information on our charter, activity groups, luncheons, and special programs. You can also find our 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.
If you know of anyone in need of a comfort or condolence card or contact from the Newcomers Club, please contact either of the Secretaries.
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.