“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
When I think about our Christmas Families Project I can only think about the adventures that our families must travel to reach the life of their dreams. Feeling that Christmas is too precious for children to miss, selfless moms call asking if there is just a little something that we can provide for their children. What they receive from us is not only a warm and personalized bag full of gifts for their children, but small useful gifts for the parents as well. We realize their gratitude when we hear from a couple of them at our Christmas luncheon who are brave enough to tell us their adventure and how we fulfilled their Christmas dreams.
This adventure for the Newcomers Christmas Families Project began 18 years ago with a total of $400 when we helped just four children and their families with gift cards. Now we provide Christmas for over 100 children and personalize their gifts with a hope that our efforts will warm their hearts and help them realize their dreams.
Please remember that there is no meeting in November, and the meeting in December will be held earlier than normal on December 5, the first Wednesday. We will be trying a buffet for lunch for the first time. The price of the special December lunch is $30, and we ask members to reserve tables with friends to help with reservations. We will be passing the Christmas basket for an additional opportunity to support these children. In January we will resume our normal schedule meeting on the fourth Wednesday, January 23. Due to increased costs at Alta Sierra Country Club the price of lunch will be $23.
Always feel free to take the adventure!
Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page
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.
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