September 2018 Edition

PRESIDENTS’ CORNER

September brings many changes from the intense heat and slower routines of the summer. Days become shorter and somewhat cooler. School buses enter the lines of traffic, football games occur every weekend, summer flowers begin to fade and intense tones of yellow, orange, and dark red appear in zinnias, marigolds and mums, and harvest time encourages travel to the apple orchards nearby. Helen Hunt Jackson accurately stated:” By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summers best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”

For Newcomers many of our activities begin after summer break such as Couples Night Out, Take a Hike, and Lunch and Learn. What a good time we will have catching up with friends and hearing about summer holidays!

We want to thank all our members for their outstanding support of our charity, Lighthouse for Life. The Board voted at the August meeting to give $1000 of the over $1500 collected. Our members have given so unselfishly and generously to this very worthy cause.

The Spring Social is awaiting its new planning committee. Call Maggie or Carol if you would like to be a part of this group.

It’s not too early to begin planning for the holiday season! Please block the date of Friday, December 7th for our annual Holiday Gala at the Lexington Country Club Reservation forms will be placed in the September and October newsletters.

Guidelines for planning club social events were adopted by the Board in August to make this process simpler for the planning committees. These guidelines will be available for the planning committees going forward.

As we enter the months that end in the “ber”, we hope to see you at our many events.

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