President’s Message

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!”                                                                 ~ George Elliston

I think that we have a unique club. We have many capable and kind members who help to make the Newcomers Club a special and welcoming one. However, it has recently come to my attention that some previous members do not hold the same opinion. One, in particular, has decided not to renew her membership. Why? The reason she gave was that she felt our club members were too cliquey. I was very disappointed to learn that she felt that way and, for that, I am sorry. I must admit when I first joined Newcomers in 2003, I was a little apprehensive. I had attended a couple of luncheons and did not find the experience a very friendly one. At that time, I decided that I needed to participate in some of the activities the club had to offer, and my first experience attending a Garden Club meeting made all the difference. This year, maybe because of the pandemic, we have not had the same number of members renewing their membership. If you are one of those who have not, I hope you will reconsider.

We are always looking for members who want to get more involved. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in helping to run a successful club, and your board is mostly responsible for that. At the moment, we are without a Vice President and, unfortunately, our very capable Luncheon chairs have found it necessary to resign because of personal commitments that are preventing them from continuing in that role. If any of you would be interested in finding out more about these positions, please contact me.

As always, stay safe and well and always remember to be kind to one another. Kindness really does make the world a better place.


More Program Highlights – Mark Your Calendars!

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

January – Judith Kautz, memory specialist and consultant for Dignity Health, will speak on aging.

February – Astronaut Loren Acton will talk about “The New Space.” 


October Silent Auction Fundraiser

Please see details about our Estate Sale on the Luncheons page!


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.


New Member Reception

There will be a Newcomers New Member Reception on Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 pm at the home of the New Member Reception Chair. All new members are invited to come and learn more about the Newcomers Club and the various activity groups available.  Please R.S.V.P. to the New Member Reception Chair. Adjustments for current Covid precautions are as follows: Everyone will wear masks while inside, removing them only to eat refreshments. Socially distanced seating will be arranged. Weather permitting, the meeting will take place outside on the deck where masks can be removed.


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.