February President’s Message

It’s February, and we are already seeking your input for next year.

I am getting ready to assemble our annual Nominating Committee for our officers and board members for next year. Please consider helping out by volunteering to be part of this important committee and sharing the fun of being on our board. My contact information is below.

Something NEW!! Change for Children! Do you live with a container of loose change that keeps on growing? Bring your coin jar contents to the next luncheon. All the money we collect will go towards our annual Christmas Families Project. Our money jar will be present at all of the luncheons the rest of the year. We thank the organizer for proposing this great idea and for following through with it!

With the wildfires here and elsewhere in California, we are all in need of information about being fire safe. Our program for the February Luncheon will be presented by Niel Fischer, a California Registered Professional Forester. He will present timely information about living safely here in our beautiful forest environment. Don’t forget to sign up to be with us for lunch on February 28th.

At each luncheon be sure to look at the Community Table with its information about happenings in our area. For several years one of our members brought this information to each luncheon. She had to resign from our board for health reasons. Thank you, for your service to our club. We appreciate the member who will be continuing to bring the Community Table information to us.

My thought for this month:

“How do you spell ‘love’?” –  Piglet

“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh

–  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

May you feel lots of love from your family and friends!

Member Survey – Win a Free Lunch!

If you’ve read the Newsletter, you may have been looking for the information on how you can win the drawing for a free lunch. It’s easy. Just fill out the Member Survey attached to the end of the newsletter (page 9). Even if you have submitted one in the past, please fill it out again. We’d like to know about your current interests. The surveys help keep our club running smoothly. Please drop it in the mail or bring it with you to the February luncheon, and your name will be placed in the drawing. One lucky lady will win a free Newcomers lunch! And, this time you need not be present to win.

Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

www.facebook.com/NewcomersNC

Remember, our club has a website, www.NewcomersNC.org. There you’ll find information on our charter, activity groups, luncheons and special programs. It also contains the 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 a member who has been ill, or who might be in need of comfort or condolences, please contact our Sunshine Chair, so we can let that member know we are thinking of her. You’ll find her contact information in the newsletter or in your roster.

Newcomers Club Community Table

The purpose for the Newcomer’s Club Community Table is to provide our members 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