June Luncheon Meeting

June 28, 2017, at 11:30 am

Alta Sierra Country Club

Cost: $23.00 per person – Please Note New Price of $23.00


June Program –  Gary Noy –  One Woman’s Journey: Luzena Stanley Wilson

We’re going out with a bang for our final Newcomers Club luncheon this year! Grab your friends for the grand finale and come prepared to be captivated by a master storyteller, Gary Noy, author and historian of the Sierra Nevada.

For most who participated in the California Gold Rush, the tale was often the record of a journey, a search and taking a risk. Never was this truer than with the chronicle of Luzena Stanley Wilson. Luzena traveled with her family from Missouri to California in the fabled days of 1849 in search of a new and better life. In an illustrated lecture, Gary will recount the remarkable story of Luzena: an account of illness, intolerance, fire, flood, wealth, poverty, guts and a triumphant spirit. For his presentation, Gary will draw upon material from his book Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck, which will be available for purchase and signing.

June Luncheon Menu

Choice of

Roast Beef and Blue Cheese Sandwich with red onion jam and micro-shaved apples


Asian Chicken Waldorf Salad with celery, grapes, caramelized walnuts, apples, and crispy Asian noodles served with ginger sesame dressing

Herbed Cheese Polenta Stackers with lentils, corn crusted tomatoes, tarragon cream and Manchego cheese

All entrées will include cold soup du Jour, bread and butter, coffee and tea

Plated Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert

To Make Reservations for June 28, 2017, please make your $23.00 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB, and mail your $23.00 (please note cost increase) check to the address of the June Reservation Chair listed in your newsletter.

Checks must be received by Monday, JUNE 19. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, JUNE 20. Please write JUNE-Beef or JUNE-Waldorf or JUNE-Polenta on the bottom of your check. After Tuesday, June 20, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for June.

Seating at Regular Luncheons 

Among the many benefits of belonging to the Newcomers Club is our monthly luncheon where you have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful program and visit with your friends and acquaintances. However, if you arrive with a group of friends close to the time when lunch is served (11:30 am), it makes it very difficult for the Greeters to find you adjacent seats. Therefore, if two, three, or four of you wish to be seated together, please try to arrive earlier rather than later.

Luncheon Raffles

The luncheon raffles are an important part of the Newcomers Club budget. They support all of our activities. There will be a special raffle at the April Fashion Show, which directly benefits the Christmas Families Project. Please patronize the businesses that provide us with donations. While you are there, mention that you are a Newcomers Club member and appreciate their support. Thank you to all the members who support our organization by buying raffle tickets.