February Luncheon Meeting

February 28, 2018, at 11:30 am

Alta Sierra Country Club

Cost: $23.00 per person 

February Program: Niel Fischer – Fire Control in Northern California Forests

February 28, 2018 – Niel Fischer, California Registered Professional Forester, will speak on our Northern California forests, fire control, the drought, and the respite from the drought. He is the Director of the California Fire Safe Council and the former Director of the California Licensed Foresters Association. Living in our beautiful forest environment brings with it the danger of forest fires. You cannot miss this timely subject.

February Luncheon Menu

Choice of

Baked Salmon with a whole grain honey mustard glaze, served over rice pilaf

Lingonberry Chicken wrapped with prosciutto ham, seared and served with a lingonberry demi-glace and rice pilaf

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

All entrées will include Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and radicchio, house-made croutons and Parmesan chips,
bread and butter, coffee and tea

Chocolate Pear Williams Torte with poached pears, chocolate mousse and ganache for dessert

To make reservations for February 28, 2018 , please make your $23.00 check (dated 2018) payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB and mail it to the Reservation Chair for February. Her information is listed in the newsletter.

Checks must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Please write Feb-Salmon or Feb-Chicken or Feb-Veg on the bottom of your check. After Tuesday, February 20, 2018, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for February.

March Luncheon Meeting

March 28, 2018, at 11:30 am

Alta Sierra Country Club

Cost: $23.00 per person

March Program:  Brent Nixon – Naturalist

Brent Nixon is a well-known naturalist who researches the environment from whales to coral reefs. You can find his research and video footage on National Geographic programs and on his own DVDs. He is often characterized as a David Attenborough type scientist with a Robin Williams sense of humor and level of energy that matches Jim Carey! Brent’s has been our most popular “bring him back” program. Go to http://www.naturetalksbybrentnixon.com/ for snippets of some presentations. DVDs will be available for sale.

March Luncheon Menu

Choice of

Roasted Pit Ham with brown sugar mustard and a clove glaze served with mixed potatoes au gratin

or

Icelandic Cod grilled and served with a zucchini ratatouille and mixed potatoes
au gratin

or

Roasted Portabella Mushroom Ravioli with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce

All entrées will include creamy potato/cheddar soup, bread and butter, coffee and tea

Yogurt Cake topped with a currant/raspberry sauce for dessert

To make reservations for March 28, 2018 , please make your $23.00 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB and drop it in the Check Box at the February Luncheon or mail it to the Reservation Chair for March.
Checks must be received by Monday, March 19, 2018. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Please write March-Ham or March-Fish or March-Veg on the bottom of your check. After Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for March.

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 are four to five prizes raffled at each luncheon. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for six tickets, or $10 for fifteen.

Thank you to all the members who support our organization by buying raffle tickets.