President’s Message

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
~ Albert Pike

We enjoyed another spectacular fashion show in April while learning about what makes us look our most “Savvy, Sassy and Sophisticated.” Who would have thought that adding layers would have such stupendous results, or combining comfort and style would add such sass to our wardrobes?

Thank you so much to the Fashion Show committee ably led by our own fashion expert. And it was all possible because the shop owners agreed to help us in so many ways. They offered the real shopping experience where you could actually touch the fabric, try on the fashions, and get their expert advice. Thanks so much to Judi’s of Nevada City, Mill Street Clothing Company and Beautiful boutique in Grass Valley, Whim be beautiful! in Penn Valley and Marilyn’s Fashionations in Auburn.

In May we will be electing officers for the upcoming club year, and the board members who work hard to keep our club functioning will be introduced. It is now time to renew your Newcomers membership. Dues vouchers are being sent out this month. In case you misplaced your Renewal Form, another one is attached to this newsletter.

Also, in May we will have special musical entertainment by one of our favorites, Sierra Stages. For our last luncheon in June we have planned an interesting and informative discussion on preparing for the loss of a loved one. This meeting will be accompanied by a salad buffet lunch.

We continue to welcome new members and hope everyone is finding opportunities to make new friends while having fun doing it! Activities information is available at our lunch meetings thanks to our Activities chair, Stacey Nicolai.

Your comments and ideas are always welcome. Please feel free to call me or share your ideas with any board member.

Savvy, Sassy and Sophisticated – A Great Success!

Twenty-five models from five local stores were the Stars of the Show, each beautifully dressed to enhance her unique body type. Our Emcee did a wonderful job of explaining how each model’s look was a success, layer by layer. In addition, our membership chair gave a special introduction of our five storeowners as they presented the ten winners of the raffle prizes from their stores. All in all it was a “Savvy, Sassy and Sophisticated” day of fashion.

Photo Contest for the Cover of the New Roster

Do you have a photograph you’d like to enter in the Roster Cover Photo Contest? Here are the contest rules.

  1. You must be a current member of our Newcomers Club.
  2. You may submit 1-2 photos.
  3. Your photo should depict something to do with or happening in Nevada County.
  4. The photo should be of high quality and adapt to portrait mode (8” tall by 5” wide).
  5. The winning photo will be selected by a three-judge panel.
  6. By entering the contest, you agree to have your photo (whether the winning photo or not) shared on our website and on our Facebook page.
  7. Photos should be emailed to our Membership Chair by June 1, 2019.



Nominations for the 2019/2020 Newcomers Club Board

We would like to extend our thanks to Nominating Committee for nominations for the 2019/2020 Newcomers Club Board of Directors.

Standing committee chairs have also been nominated for the upcoming club year. The election will be held at the May luncheon meeting, and officers will assume their duties in September.



Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

Remember, our club has a website, 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: 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