President’s Message

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected”                                                         ~ Anonymous

Our September luncheon was the first time we have been able to get together since the start of the pandemic. Although the attendance was considerably less than our previous luncheons, I think everyone had a good time. The buffet was better than expected, and the entertainment was enjoyed by all. We did, however, have a few complaints. Prior to the luncheon, we had advised our members that masks should be worn whenever we walked around the room and that included when we were waiting in line at the buffet table. I understand that not everyone is happy to be wearing a face covering, but there are many who are very concerned about contracting the COVID virus and feel uncomfortable when around members who do not adhere to the rules. We look forward to getting together for our December 1st luncheon, and I hope we will have many more members attending this special event. This will be an opportunity to thank everyone responsible for our Christmas Families Project. There are many people involved in the hard work it takes to make this such a worthwhile endeavor.

Thanksgiving will soon be here, and I hope that those of you who will be travelling to see family will have a safe journey. For those of you who will spend time with friends and family at home, I trust that the celebration will be a memorable one.


More Program Highlights – Mark Your Calendars!

February 23, 2022 – TBA

March 23, 2022 – Loren Acton, Astronaut Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle Challenger and world leading astrophysicist, will give a talk about what you have forgotten, or perhaps never knew, about “Human Spaceflight – Past and Future.”

December 8, 2021 – Ken Getz and a group of singers from the InConcert Sierra Quartet will entertain us for the December luncheon.


Activities

The Activities Notebook, usually available at our luncheons, is being revised to reflect numerous changes over more than a year. In the meantime, please refer to the new roster for current information regarding all groups.

One of our members would like to play Hand and Foot and is willing to start a new group! 

If you have any questions, ideas or are interested in forming a new group, please contact The Activities Chair.


Sunshine

If you know of anyone needing some support, comfort, or encouragement from our club, please contact the Sunshine Chair.


 

Membership

E-Mail Changes, Membership Questions: If you know someone who would be interested in joining Newcomers, contact our Membership chair or direct her to our website, NewcomersNC.org, where she can find and print a Membership Application.