October Luncheon Meeting & Annual Auctions

October 25, 2017

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 at 1:00 pm

 

Cost: $23.00 per person 

 

October Program –  Our Annual Live and Silent Auctions

Again this summer, we have been busily working to bring you an outstanding live auction at our October Luncheon. To date, we have over seventeen special groupings for you to bid on! Some familiar and very popular items from last year include a three night stay at a home in Santa Cruz, Tim the Tree Man, a one night stay at Atlantis Resort and Spa, an expanded house maintenance package, theater tickets paired with restaurants, and a flyover of the local area with pilot Bruce Marlow. One of the exciting new packages this year is a week’s stay at Chetola Resort in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! John Renwick, owner of RE/MAX Performance, will be returning as our entertaining and enthusiastic auctioneer. For information or to donate live auction items, please contact the Live Auction Chairs.

October will be here before we know it…let’s make 2017 a memorable year!  

In 2016, our silent auction sales and participation were down. Please consider donating or re-gifting items tucked away in your cupboards, closets, garages and yards. THERE IS NO COST TO REGISTER DONATED ITEMS, and our Christmas Families Project receives 100% of these proceeds! Members may also register and sell their personal treasures. There is a limit of two items and a registration fee of $3 per item. More information will follow in the October newsletter. Your involvement is what makes this event a huge success.  

For questions about donations, registering items, or pick-up and storage of items for the silent auction, please contact the Silent Auction Chairs. 

In 2018, the Silent Auction will have new leadership. New volunteers have already come forward and will be mentored this year. Consider getting involved and supporting the new leadership for this event. It’s a fun, enjoyable way to participate, and helps develop new friendships. New faces, ideas and enthusiasm are great for business and our community!

October Luncheon Menu

Choice of

Tri-Tip Madeira with tender sautéed mushrooms, Madeira wine reduction and a sour cream demi-glacé served with buttered mashed potatoes

or

Stuffed Pork Loin with baby spinach, feta, seared apples, caramelized red onions and mint pear au jus served with buttered mashed potatoes
or
Stuffed Manicotti with roasted veggie ragout and herbed Parmesan risotto

All entrées will include butternut squash soup, bread and butter, coffee and tea

Pumpkin Pie for dessert

To Make Reservations for OCTOBER 25, please make your $23.00 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB, and mail it to the Reservation Chair for this month. Her information is listed in your newsletter. 

Checks must be received by Monday, October 16. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 17. Please write Oct-Beef or Oct-Pork or Oct-Veg on the bottom of your check. After Tuesday, October 17, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation Chair for this month.

December Luncheon Meeting

December 6, 2017

Alta Sierra Country Club

Luncheon Meeting at 11:30 am

Cost: $25.00 per person 

 

December Program:  Richard Altenbach 

Richard Altenbach, formerly 1st Violinist of the Los Angeles Chamber, LA Opera, Joffrey Ballet, and Houston Symphony Orchestras, and currently first chair for the InConcert Sierra Orchestra and the Auburn symphony, is preparing a beautiful musical program with three or four other musicians. He is composing one of the works especially for us. Richard has performed live on the Academy Awards (including 2014) and The Tonight Show, and has collaborated with Frank Sinatra, YoYo Ma, Barbra Streisand, Mannheim Steamroller and Puff Daddy among many others. We are fortunate that he is bringing this program to Newcomers. Join your friends and get into the holiday spirit!

Table Reservation Policy for the December Luncheon

All attendees will have assigned seating.

You may create a group from two to eight people for this event. Maximum of eight per table. For reservations with fewer than eight, your table will be completed with other members.

There are two ways to make table reservations for your group:

1) The Head Person for your group collects all the checks (made out to Newcomers Club in the correct amount) and lists what each person wants for lunch either on the lower left hand corner of each check or on a group list. Paperclip the checks together and place in an envelope.

Or,

2) The Head Person for your group may write one check for everyone in the group and provide a list of attendees along with each of their lunch requests.

Please ensure that each person’s meal choice is noted on the checks or on your list of tablemates. 

If you wish to make a single reservation, submit your check made out to Newcomers Club and write your luncheon choice on the bottom of your check. You will be welcomed by our reservations team at the Luncheon and given a seat that has been pre-assigned to you.

December Luncheon Menu

Choice of

Citrus Baked Salmon with a lemon caper cream sauce served with herbed mixed potatoes

or

Tri-Tip London Broil marinated, charbroiled and roasted with a mushroom Bordelaise sauce served with herbed mixed potatoes

or

Cheese Stuffed Tortellini with slivered peppers, butternut squash and a pumpkin cream sauce

All entrées include cream of mushroom soup, bread and butter, coffee and tea

Chocolate Walnut Tartlets with Chantilly whipped cream for dessert


To make Reservations for December 6,
please make your check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB in the amount of $25 and drop it with your reservation instructions into the Check Box at the October Luncheon, or mail them to the Reservation person for December. You’ll find her information in your newsletter. 

Checks must be received by Monday, November 20. Cancellations will be accepted before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21. Please write Dec-Salmon, Dec- Beef or Dec-Veg on the bottom of the check, or on a list of attendees if you are a Head Person. After Tuesday, November 21, to see if there has been a cancellation or to have your name added to the waiting list, call the Reservation person for October. You’ll find her information in your newsletter.

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.