President’s Message

Gratitude is the soul’s pathway to ease and comfort. When you practice gratitude, suffering can be transformed into heartfelt peace. Your mind and brain change when a sad thought is switched to gratitude. The result is a kinder, gentler take on life.
~ Anonymous

I am truly grateful for the efforts of our many hardworking committee chairs and members who work so hard to produce supercharged, successful meetings. There is a lot of work behind the scenes managing reservations, researching programs and presenters, as well as the monthly menus ably handled by our Luncheon Chairs. Please be sure that, if you have any issues at a meeting, you contact the chairperson who coordinates all of the details. Newcomers thrives on newly made friendships, activities and new experiences. We invite all activity groups from Christmas Families to Walkers to please consider sitting together at the January Luncheon. Our “official photographer” will be taking photos.

Planning for our annual fashion show in April has been underway since September. Note the new theme “Savvy, Sassy & Sophisticated.” We are asking members to consider joining in the fun by being a model. Look for information elsewhere in this newsletter with all the details. We are pleased to announce that “Whim” from Penn Valley will be in the show this year.

I am grateful to report that 136 children from 59 families enjoyed a special Christmas provided by our Christmas Families Project this year under the leadership of our Christmas Families co-chairs and their team. Our deepest thanks go to the 53 shoppers and 40 wrappers who found time to help make this project so successful. We are grateful that our members supported the October Live and Silent auctions that raised $9,565 and $1,719 respectively. Our Christmas Basket raised another $967, plus an additional $1,133 earmarked for Special Items and the Change Jar brought in $360.25 for a total of $13,744.25. 

The two young moms who came to our Christmas luncheon and told us about their family’s Christmas experience reflected the true essence of this project. They not only thanked us for the gifts for their children but also attributed their subsequent encouragement and growth directly to Newcomers.

May we find much to be grateful for in this New Year!

Savvy, Sassy & Sophisticated!

Our 2019 Fashion Show will be April 24, 2019 at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

CALLING ALL MODELS

If you would like to be a part of our exciting show, please call or e-mail the Fashion Show Chair NOW.

You must be available for your assigned store fitting the week prior to the show, the rehearsal on the morning of the 23rd at Alta Sierra, and the day of the show. Models will not be seated, but will be hosted a light lunch in the Model Room prior to the show.

Selections of outfits will be made by the store owners, the fashion chair, and YOU, so that each store is represented individually.

When you call or e-mail, please include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Height
  • Size: pant, top, dress
  • Hair color and style

Stores participating in our 2019 Fashion Show are the following:

  • Beautiful, Grass Valley
  • Mill Street Clothing, Grass Valley
  • Judi’s, Nevada City
  • Whim, Penn Valley
  • Marilyn’s, Auburn

As last year was so much fun, we expect a great turnout of models. Please get your requests in ASAP!

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 is in need of a sympathy, get well, or thinking of you card, please notify our Sunshine Chair, who is listed on Page 5 of your Roster, and she’ll put one in the mail.

Newcomers Club Community Table

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