November 2019 Edition


November is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This holiday is one of our truly American celebrations. In Virginia the celebration began as a day of prayer and fasting in 1619 and in Massachusetts in 1620 the Pilgrims shared a feast of local foods with the Patuxet Indians. Now many of us celebrate with family and friends and with foods and traditions from many parts of our country, all melded together as one.

November is a busy time for Newcomers. Some of our Interest Groups will meet and some will not. Check the Calendar.

• Most importantly, the General Meeting and the Luncheon will be November 21, the third Thursday. Your check and reservation must be received in the mail by November 13.

• The vote for our Charity for 2020-2021 will be held by individual ballot at our November Luncheon. If you cannot attend, you may vote by completing the ballot in the Newsletter and mailing it to Deidra, our First Vice-President.

• Our Holiday Gala is Friday, December 6 and the checks and your food choice need to be mailed to Tricia by November 15. The committee has plans for a good time for everyone.

• The Holiday Coffee and Installation of Officers will be held at BJ’s home on Tuesday December 3rd. This event is one of our most special coffees for all our members. The Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. and the coffee begins at 10:30 a.m. There is no General Meeting/Luncheon in December.

• Complete your membership form and send your check to Pat, our Membership VP, as soon as you can by the end of the year.

As your Co -Presidents for this year, we hope that you have enjoyed all the social activities that we have shared during this past year. It has been a delight to work together for you and with you in 2019. Welcome our new board and leadership for 2020!

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