President’s Message

As of September 18, it was stated that the county is on track to move from the COVID ‘substantial’ (purple) risk tier to ‘moderate’ (orange), and I believe that when you read the October Newsletter, change will already be in place. I am not sure what this will mean as far as our luncheon meetings at the Alta Sierra Country Club, but I am hopeful that it will be possible to get together for our Holiday luncheon. Should Alta Sierra be able to accommodate us in December, it may still be necessary for them to restrict the number of attendees.

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic we have also had fires creating hazardous breathing conditions, protocols, home schooling, economic problems, and so much more. Everyone has been impacted in some way or another. Coping with these disruptions in our lives has not been easy, but I am hoping that you have all stayed safe and well.

Many of us are missing the normal contact with family and friends but, hopefully, many of you are able to safely get together with your activity groups. Personally, I have enjoyed meeting with my gourmet cooking group and my book club.

I am happy to report that, although we are not able to hold our October Live and Silent auctions, which bring in the majority of the funds to support our Christmas Families Project, we are still planning on continuing this important project, as it provides a wonderful Christmas to so many deserving children. You can read more about it in Stacey Nicolai’s report in this newsletter.

Please take care, and hopefully we will soon return to life as we knew it.

Patricia Graves, President

Fashion Show Update

Although the 2020 Fashion Show has been cancelled twice, we hope to again treat our members to a fabulous show of fashion in April 2021.

At this time there are many unknowns. We do know that Marilyn’s of Auburn has closed its doors permanently. We will miss this wonderful “local” store but can appreciate that Marilyn felt it was time to retire. The owners of our other participating stores, Beautiful boutique and La Te Da of Grass Valley and Whim be beautiful! of Penn Valley, are all trying to adapt and move forward with the new shopping restrictions. Now, more than ever, they need our support. I hope we all think of them first in updating our fashion looks for the fall.

Antonio is on board for catering, and Alta Sierra is still an unknown as far as seating a large group. We will continue to hope that many issues can be resolved so that we are able to bring you a spring fashion show. If and when possible, we will do it!

Newcomers Club of Nevada County has a Facebook page

On this website ( you’ll find information on our charter, activity groups, luncheons, and special programs. You can also find our 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 anyone in need of a comfort or condolence card or contact from the Newcomers Club, please contact Janet A. at

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

You will also find descriptions about most of our Activities in the Three-ring Binder on the Community Table.