May 2019 Edition

PRESIDENTS’ CORNER

In the musical, Camelot, they called this the “lusty month of May”. Maybe because after the quiet of winter, “Spring Fever” awakens our senses to the beauty springing forth with the unfurling new leaves and flowering bushes, whose bright flowers paint our landscape with saturated colors. Our love of being outdoors, soaking up the warm sun or the cooling pleasure of a light shower, comes naturally with rising temperatures. Sunny days are ahead that promise picnics, trips to the beach, and boat rides on the lake.

Before looking ahead to what is coming up in our Newcomers’ Club schedule, let’s take a short trip back. Those of you who attended the Brazilian Tropical Beach Cocktail Evening on April 4 were treated to perfect evening. Donna, Sue, & Brenda worked hard to assure you wouldn’t be disappointed, and their work paid off! Perfect weather, great food, a casual evening to roam and visit with friends, was topped off with a delightful short program demonstrating the tango, a classic dance full of passion that was born in sultry South America. Bravo ladies, great job!

The next few luncheons promise to be very interesting indeed. Our speaker, Dr. William Skelton, in May is an acupuncturist who will enlighten us about the ancient, time proven treatments of Eastern medicine for various health issues. In June, a club favorite, Dawn Corley, known as the Charleston Silver Lady, an expert on silver, pearls, fine jewelry and antiques, will be our speaker. If you have a piece of jewelry or other small family heirloom that you would like appraised, a la Antiques Roadshow, plan to bring it.

Besides our Monthly Luncheons and Coffees, what special interest groups have you participated in? New members often find that the small group activities are a great way to make new friends. Take a Hike, Lunch and a Movie and Lunch and Learn are some of the favorite small group activities. Perhaps it’s because they all involve sitting down to lunch together, a good time for fellowship. If you haven’t tried one of these activities, pick one and sign up to attend this month.

At last, spring is in full bloom!

Carol and Peggy
2018 Co-Presidents of
Newcomers’ Club of Greater Columbia