President’s Message

It is always a good idea to show kindness to others, and it is the random acts of kindness that have the most impact. Let’s share our kindness and friendship to our fellow Newcomers in as many ways as we can during this trying time.

Your Newcomers board deliberated on whether to cancel the March meeting. Initially it appeared that we could continue, but as time wore on and with recommendations of needing to be more careful, especially with our club population, the board was polled and overwhelmingly decided to cancel the March meeting.

The April Fashion Show Committee has been meeting since last September to plan a spectacular fashion show. But, like other events, it has been postponed until further notice. There will be no April meeting.

Newcomers still has work to be done. The board is proposing that we change our IRS recognition from our current 501(c)(7) status to that of non-profit charitable organization 501(c)(3). We have been working on this concept for many months and the board has agreed to move forward. There will be no change to our normal operations. We will continue having our interesting monthly programs, as well as our many activity groups, and build upon the unique friendship opportunities we have in our active and engaged club.

This important change reflects what we are already doing and will allow our hard-working Christmas Families Project committees to more easily raise the needed funds to support underprivileged children and their families. More than two-thirds of our members participate by serving on committees, shopping for or wrapping gifts, or financially supporting these needy families. Others who choose not to participate are not obligated to change.

Look for the necessary Bylaws and Standing Rules amendments at the end of the newsletter. We will consider this newsletter information delivered to all members as the “first reading.” If you have questions, please feel free to call me. I am happy to hear from you.

We are sorry to tell you that our Membership Chair has resigned her position. We truly appreciate the energy and special efforts that she made to build our membership and engage new members. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts! The board will be acting on her resignation at the next board meeting. Meanwhile, we have assigned an interim Membership Chair to step up to help.


 

Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

www.facebook.com/NewcomersNC

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.

Sunshine

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.