September Luncheon Meeting

September 25, 2019 at 11:30 am
Alta Sierra Country Club

Cost:  $23 per person

September Program: Coping Strategies When Life Gets Tough

David Woods Bartley is a nationally recognized speaker, writer and trainer. He discusses the rather delicate subject of mental health with engaging stories from his own journey, personal tales taken from his twenty years of work in animal care and rescue. David is passionate about his subject and offers positive suggestions to cope with life’s changes and challenges. For a preview check http://www.davidwoodsbartley.com.  

September Luncheon Menu

Choice Of:

Chicken Taco with Pico de Gallo*
Chicken, cheese, cabbage, and chipotle sauce (not spicy) in a corn tortilla

or

One Half Grilled Southwest Turkey Sandwich*
Turkey, Ortega chilies (not spicy), pepper jack cheese, tomato, and
chipotle aioli (not spicy)

or

Mexican Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, black beans, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, tomato, and tortilla strips with an avocado lime vinaigrette

*served with a side Mexican Caesar salad of romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and tortilla strips with an avocado lime vinaigrette

Chips and salsa on the tables

All entrées include coffee and tea

Churros for dessert

 

To make reservations for September 25, please make your $23.00 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB. Write Sept-Chicken, Sept-Turkey or Sept-Salad on the bottom of your check. Mail your $23.00 check to the Reservation Chair for September.

Checks must be received by Monday, Sept. 16. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 17. After Tuesday, Sept. 17, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for September.


Christmas Families Goodie Bag Project

2019 has been very rewarding for the Goodie Bag Project. Through the generosity of all the angels in our membership, the moms and dads of the children enrolled in our Christmas Families Project are going to have something from Santa as well. Thank you all for caring! 

Please put on your angel wings and bring some of the listed items below to the September luncheon. Newcomers’ angels always come through!

For the ladies: journals, ditty/cosmetic bags, small hand creams, perfumes, kitchen towels, scarves, jar candles, a variety of socks

For the men: wool caps, athletic or dress socks, packaged razors, small aftershave, cologne, deodorant

Thank you in advance for spreading holiday cheer to our hard-working Christmas Families parents.


October Luncheon Meeting & Annual Auctions

October 23, 2019
Alta Sierra Country Club
Doors Open at 10:00 am
Silent Auction Bidding begins at 10:30 am
Luncheon Meeting at 11:30 am
Live Auction begins at 12:45 pm

Cost: $23.00 per person

October Program: Our Annual Live and Silent Auctions

Get ready for another fantastic Live Auction! Your auction committee has been busy all year working to bring you exciting items to include in the October Live Auction. There are 26 pre-registered, unique packages for you to bid on. Included are some familiar and popular items from previous years, plus an array of new items to tempt you. Returning this year is our enthusiastic and entertaining auctioneer, John Renwick, owner of RE/MAX Performance. This is the major fundraiser for our Christmas Families Project so we hope you will save the date, bring a friend, make a reservation for lunch and support this worthwhile cause.

Below is a preview of our enticing offerings:

Come Paint with Us at the Foothills Event CenterOlive and vinegar tasting at The

Onyx Theater tickets and a gift certificate to California Organics Market and Café

A fun day in Grass Valley—gift certificates to the 49er Fun Park, Prosperity Lanes and Baskin-Robbins

Affordable Auto Detailing with an emergency kit from Riebes Auto Parts

Handcrafted cozies (bowl covers)

Bird Girl statue

Two acupuncture sessions at Dharma Acupuncture

A massage from Aloha Healing Touch Massage and a facial from Terra Bella Salon

Sierra Cinemas tickets and a gift certificate to Lazy Dog Chocolateria

Sierra Stages tickets with a gift certificate to Bistro 221

A week’s stay at a condo in North Carolina

InConcert Sierra tickets with a gift certificate to Sergio’s Caffé

A fresh autumn bouquet by Grass Valley Florist

Handcrafted table runner, napkins and placemats

Truckee River rafting trip with lunch at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant 

A basket of hand-knitted scarves

Window washing certificate from Auburn’s Finest Window Washing

CATS tickets with a gift certificate to Lefty’s Grill

Taste of Nevada County with gift certificates to Lefty’s Grill, Cirino’s at Main Street and the Timbers Bar & Grill at Alta Sierra Country Club

Affordable Auto Detail with Arco gift card

Four-night stay at a condo in north Lake Tahoe

 

Who doesn’t love the opportunity to get a special something for almost nothing? That’s our upcoming Silent Auction in a nutshell, but we need everyone’s help and support for it to be a success. Please take a few minutes between now and early October to look through your closets and favorite hidey-holes for those almost new or gently used items to donate to the auction (no clothing, please). Our Christmas Families Project is the beneficiary of 100% of the proceeds from your donations.

As the auction date draws nearer, we’ll schedule and announce early drop off days at Alta Sierra Country Club when we’ll take in your donated treasures. In the meantime, if you have questions about donations, drop-off, or storage of items for the auction please contact the Silent Auction Chairs.

October Luncheon Menu

Choice Of:

One Half Order of Spinach Fettuccine
served with a meatball and marinara sauce and a side Caesar salad

or

One Half Order of Spinach Fettuccine (no meatball)
served with marinara sauce and a side Caesar salad

or

One Half Croissant with Turkey
and brie, sliced apple, sprouts and mayonnaise
served with a cup of butternut squash soup

All entrées include coffee and tea

A Halloween themed dessert

 

To Make Reservations for October 23, please make your $23.00 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB and drop it in the Check Box at the September meeting or mail your $23.00 check to the Reservation Chair for October.

Checks must be received by Monday, October 14. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 15. Please write Oct-Fett/Meatball or Oct-Fett/Veggie or Oct-Turkey on the bottom of your check. After Tuesday, October 15, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for October.


Luncheon Raffles

The luncheon raffles are an important part of the Newcomers Club budget. The proceeds support all of our activities. Our Ways and Means Committee strives to include fun and appealing prizes to be taken home by four or five lucky winners at each luncheon. This month could include you! Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for six tickets, or $10 for fifteen.

Thank you to two of our members for donating items for the May and June raffles. One item was the Rollins Lake camping package and the other was the beautiful ceramic serving pieces with fish motif. The “money hat” returns in June for the last raffle of the Newcomers year. Thanks to all who support this fundraising activity by buying tickets and donating items. If you are interested in helping with raffles in the future, either by shopping for prizes or selling tickets, please contact the Ways and Means Chair.