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Monthly Updates - March 2013

President's Letter

My dear Newcomers & Friends,

Friendship is a rainbow between two hearts and happiness is made to be shared.  It is my pleasure to be among our members.  I always look forward to seeing your faces and enjoying your laughter and shared fun.

According to our by-laws:

Article 9: Section 2: Elections
Election of President, Executive Vice President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmistress, Activities Coordinator and Recruitment Coordinator and committee chairpersons shall take place at the March general meeting.  

We look forward to as many members as possible attending the March luncheon to be present as this new slate is put forth.  

Many of our current board members will continue serving on the board and some new members will be joining them. These are the unsung heroes of the club.  These members volunteer their services to Newcomers & Friends.  These board members have earned our respect and support.  A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them.

The song tells all of us that “when Irish eyes are smiling, it’s like a morn in spring, with a lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.”  So please be wearing your green or your orange as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Valencia Country Club in peaceful harmony.

Friends make this earth a garden.  May you be one of its many blooms.

Sincerely,
Donna Jones
President,
Newcomers & Friends



Board Meeting

The March Board Meeting will be held on March 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Sandi Cates’ club house.  See the directory for Sandi’s address.  Call Sandi to reserve a chair.

Membership

Due to health issues, Irene Jansson is stepping down as V.P., Nancy Andrews has graciously taken on those responsibilities till the end of term.

Please welcome our New Members:

Louise Elerding, Birthday October 18

Carol Henry, Birthday December 25


For information on membership, new member or Renewing member Applications or copies of the Directory, contact Nancy Andrews, V.P. Membership, at 661-295-6771

RECRUITMENT

THE COFFEE CORNER

The March Coffee Corner will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:00am.

Please call Carolyn Wolf or Shirley Lamoureaux for location.

Activities

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Laurie Prince - Princelor@sbcglobal.net , 661-367-4117

SOCIAL CLUB
YOU ARE INVITED TO A PRIVATE TOUR AND TEA AT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY!

Date of Tour:   Thursday, April 18, 2013

Arrival Time:
   10:30 A.M. -  Estate Tour

Tea Time: 
  12:00 P.M.

Where: 
  The Huntington Library – email:  huntington.org
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2240 – Group Sales

Cost:
   $65 per person - Write a non-refundable check made payable to Lois Silverman, 26116 Alberto Ct, Valencia, CA  91355

Dress Code:
     None.  Wear comfortable shoes for an easy walking tour

Deadline:
     By March 29, 2013, or when 30 spots are filled

Transportation:
   Please arrange your own transportation*    

Contact:

Shirley Lamoureaux - (661) 254-0205
Lois Silverman - (661) 222-9095
Dorothy Karnes – (661) 251-4412
Grace Elliott – (661) 263-9727

The Newcomers and Friends Social Committee invites you to a private, one-hour Estate Tour where Docents will “tell the story of how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino ranch into a world-famous cultural and educational landmark.”  

We will then proceed to the Tea Room where pots of brewed tea and baskets of freshly baked scones are served at each table.  There is a central buffet with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, imported and domestic cheeses, chilled salads, and petite desserts.   You may have as much tea, scones, and buffet items you desire. The Tea Room overlooks three acres of roses.

After tea, we are invited to browse through and purchase items in the beautiful gift store, and to walk through their magnificent gardens on our own.  The grounds close at 4:30 P.M.

You are encouraged to invite your spouses and friends to join you for a tour and tea at The Huntington Library.  Please plan to attend.

*Two weeks prior to this event, we will provide you with a list of participants by city of residence, if you need to arrange a carpool.  Directions will be provided in April’s newsletter.

If you have any questions, please call:

Shirley Lamoureaux 661 254 0205, Lois Silverman 661 222 9095,
Grace Elliott 661 263 9727 or Dorothy Karnes 661 251 4412

AFTERNOON TEA GROUPS
What a lovely Valentine Tea we had at Janice Weiner's " Bonita Hacienda".  The quiz was HARD.   It was an intimate group of 9 ladies, just right for such a special day and for much shared conversation.  
          
Thank You Janice and co-chair Marje.
                                   
The March Tea is a full house so if you would like to join us in April, there are only 3 spaces left.  The tea will be at Charnell Tressler's home on Tuesday, April 9th at 1:00pm.  Call Jodie Baker for your reservation. 661-255-7701.  May is a full house as well.  You may want to sign up for July as June is also full at this time.  I can put you on a wait list as we sometimes get cancellations.     

We would love to have you join us.


"Come let us have tea and continue to talk about happy things."
Jodie Baker and Ginger Freed

Sunshine

Please be advised that we will publish personal or private information only from members who wish to be acknowledged in our newsletters.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Lucia Durbin for the loss of her Mother Helga Kania.  Helga was a beloved member of Newcomers for many years.  She was a valued participant in many of our activities and will be greatly missed by the many of our members who considered her a dear and loyal friend.

Wishing Ginger Freed's Husband a speedy recovery from his second fall.

And, in closing, we're sending  A BIG GET WELL  and  HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER  to all of our members who have suffered through or are still dealing with the symptoms of 2012-13's  severe cold and flu season.

Special Note:

"To the many people who sent cards and made calls to me, thank you so very much for your good wishes.  I am now well on my way to recovery and appreciate your concern.  I'm hoping to become more active in the days ahead.  
Fondly,  Estelle Gold"

Carla Crancer and Pat Oguss

If you or anyone your know has a special celebration or an illness, please send the information to a Sunshine chairperson,  so that she can send them a card and include them in our monthly updates.

March

First Name Last Name Birthday
LAURIE PRINCE 03/01
JEAN DESSER 03/02
SHERRY PETERSON 03/03
NALINI AMIN 03/04
LORAINE BREWER 03/04
GIOVANNA CABARET 03/04
CAROL CRAMER 03/06
MARJORIE McKENNA 03/08
JEANNE ILER 03/13
GALE EFFINGER 03/13
LINDA REDMOND 03/14
MARILYN "MIKKI" WILZBACH 03/20
JENNIFER EDISS 03/23 
LOIS SALCEDO 03/28
JOAN BOYD 03/29 
ERNI MOTTER 03/29
GLORIA ADAMS 03/30
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