President’s Message

“You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful and neglected secret to success and happiness.”                                                                                                                                                                                              ~Percy Ross

In October we hold our popular silent and live auctions. They are the source of funding for our heartwarming Christmas Families Project that involves many of our club members in the fall.  We always look forward to the treasures our members donate that make this one of the more unique auctions in our community. We have learned that bringing items before the day of the auction helps immensely with set up. Look elsewhere in the newsletter for the drop-off schedule. Questions can be directed to the auction chairs. Please come to this fabulous luncheon, bring a friend and bid on something wonderful!

You are invited to come to the October meeting in costume. It is amazing how creative our members can be when offered a chance to assume another identity while in costume. I ask you to participate! There will be prizes for the best costumes, and judges will be roaming the room to find the best ones.

We are pleased to tell you that we have scheduled all our regular meetings at the Alta Sierra Country Club for this club year. There will be a small price increase beginning in January, but our restaurant coordinators have assured us that our dates are firm for this year.

It’s not too early to be thinking about how you can help with the Christmas Families Project. We always need shoppers who are given an allowance per child and his or her “wish-list.” Once shopping has been completed, we need wrappers to help wrap all the gifts and pack them for each family unit. This is a big undertaking for our club. We welcome new members joining in the fun of helping needy families and making new friends in the process. We’ll soon be soliciting volunteers, so I ask you to help!


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.