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Monthly Updates - October 2015



Welcome Fall! 

I don't know about you all but, I am finished with endless summer.  Being a San Francisco native (almost) I am ready for some cool weather and maybe some     beautiful fog.

September was a great month for Newcomers and Friends.  So much happening. The fashion show was a wonderful, fun gathering of 67 members and the   laughter and comradery was delightful. I sent “A Hundred Thousand Thanks” to everyone who modeled, decorated, planned, and attended.

Now we head into October where Grace Elliott (Programs), the Luncheon Ladies and  the ‘Cruise Troupe’ has more great things planned for us.  I understand that the October Luncheon at Rattlers BBQ is to be held for just $17.00 per person.  The Luncheon Committee met with the manager of Rattlers and at the end of the meeting we sampled the delicious chocolate cake that will be our dessert for the October Luncheon!  You don't want to miss out so, plan to attend.

I would love to see you join in on the Cruise fun that is being planned, sign up today!                                                                                                                                                                                                


In Friendship, Jodie Baker

"Friendship's Tapestry" 



Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 pm at Diane Millikin's lovely home. Please note that our Board Meeting and the Luncheon are in the same week this month! We will continue planning for all the special activities going on and coming attractions for the Fall and beyond.
 All are welcome. Please RSVP to Diane.

From the Editor/Webmistress:

Starting this month we have added a calendar to the website! It will feature events that are open to all members. Just click on the 'Monthly Calendar' on the left side menu. Also we have added a 'print page'  link to all pages so that you only have to click on that to print any page.  Remember you can access our website at any time during the month, you don't need to wait for the update email from Shirley Birnholz. Many thanx  to Sandy Enerle for her expert help with the website. We hope to continue making more improvements on the website in the future months!  Barri Boren

September Luncheon & General Meeting:

Wow, the Zodiac Fashion Show was a spectacular presentation of a wide variety of clothing styles,       colors and design representing the varied signs of the Zodiac. Jodie and Janice emceed as the well       dressed and exquisitely accessorized models sashayed around the room for the appreciative audience.       The ladies enjoyed the new venue, HIlton Garden Inn, and their delicious lunch, especially the           desserts! Joyce Brady provided beautiful Zodiac themed centerpieces that were raffled off. Jodie very             generously gave everyone pieces of gorgeous vintage jewelry that belonged to her family. They now         have found new homes! Thank you Jodie!!! The Cruise Troupe, Jeannine and Barri Boren, performed a     clever skit with a Zodiac theme to promote our cruise!    




START PLANNING.  BOOK NOW!  Discover cruising with Newcomers and Friends on a seven day cruise aboard the Crown Princess. This ’Coastal Cruise’ will give us the opportunity to explore     San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada from the dockside.  Bring a companion, husband, friend or family member with you!  Don’t worry about driving to and from the port because it will all be handled from Santa Clarita via the Party Bus.  There will be surprises and prizes from the time you board the bus, on the cruise and on the return trip to Santa Clarita!      The date is April 2-9 2016. 

Hurry, hurry to get the best selection of cabins.  A small down payment holds your reserved cabin. See the “Friends a Cruising” page on this website for all the details, including booking. Reservations for our special cruise can only be made by calling Lisa at 855-783-2600!  For further information please call Milly Ginsburgh, Barbara Ferone or Barri Boren .



Upcoming General Meeting & Luncheons

(see the Luncheon page for details, reservations & cancellations)

October Our Luncheon will be at Rattler's BBQ and the special speaker will be Carl Goldman! Carl and his wife, Jeri, own KHTS AM-1220, our local radio station in Santa Clarita, and they have built the station into an essential voice for the Santa Clarita Valley.

November - A mystery surprise!

December - Our annual Holiday gathering will be at the Paseo Club!


Hi girl friends!

Remember to bring all those little toiletries from your summer travels to our October Luncheon to donate to our local DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER.  Our donations, made as individual members, are so appreciated. Regular size shampoo, soap, lotions, cosmetics, etc. are also sooo appreciated!

See you at the luncheon! 
Gwen Halstead

Leisure (Senior?) Olympics

N&F’s Leisure (Senior?) Olympics Games for 2015 are now closed. All of our members who were able to attend the games had a FABULOUS time! Yes, it was hot but the temperature had dropped by more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit from the previous day’s high. After the opening ceremonies and the traditional march of the teams, everyone looked around the backyard and thought they had stumbled into a 5-star spa. Thank you to our gracious hostess Diane Millikin and thank you to our anonymous benefactor for ALL of the donations including the cosmetic bags filled with prizes for the winners.


Do we still hear the cheers and see the MAGICAL bubbles floating past our heads? Thank you to Donna Jones our captain of the cheerleading squad and to her cheerleaders who both cheered and stepped in for the athletes who went on injured reserved. Thank you to the fearless captains of our teams – Kitty Zimmerman, Diane Millikin, Wynn Weber, Ann Pfeifer, Jodie Baker, and Rosalyn Glenn.


And how could we forget to say thank you to our fair and impartial judges – Barbara Michael, Luana Law, and Carol Costin – or to our official Olympics’ photographer Nancy Andrews. We are PROUD OF ALL OF OUR SENIOR ATHLETES and especially proud of the AWESOME “Daring Damsels” who took 1st place over 5 other teams.  Will they wear their ROYAL BLUE team shirts to the next N&F luncheon??  Come to the luncheon and see for yourself!

Pat Oguss

Social Chairperson


Water Aerobics!

We have suspended Water Aerobics till next spring, watch for an announcement then!  
Jodie B.


Day Outing to the Bunny Museum!
If you love Bunnies join fellow Newcomers in touring this unique, record holding Museum.                  It now houses 28.000 bunny related items!

When:  Thursday, October 29th

Time:  2pm

Cost:  $5.00 (pay at door)

Depending on how much you enjoy the museum is how long your tour will be.  However, usually     1-1 1/2 hours is standard.  

Newcomer's will carpool.  Some will dine in the Pasadena area at one of their numerous restaurants.

Please call Sandy at 661-252-7937  c661-714-6327  for further information and to register. 

No coats, hats or bags allowed.  Also, if you would like to donate any "Bunny" gifts please check their website,, to see what is allowed.   Thanks, Sandy



Please join me in welcoming new and renewing members:

Betty Dove                   Birthday    1/21
Linda Eisenberg                            5/13
Lily Ellis                                         11/22
Diana M. Fauth                              2/3
Judy Guerra                                  12/24
Shirley Hollingsworth                     11/30
Alanna Miklic                                  8/23
Betty Peck                                      2/18
Maxine Stepnick                             3/22
Linda Wilding                                  9/26    

Are you considering joining our Club? Annual dues are $30. Our year runs from June through May. We are in our 31st year!!!  We are going on a cruise, join the fun!  Contact us with any questions you might have and to receive an application if you are interested in joining us for Fun, Friends and Happy Times Together!!! For information on Membership, New Member or Renewing Member Applications, contact Janice Weiner, V.P. Membership by opening the home page on our website ( and click on the word ‘membership chairman’ in red letters.

"Friends become our chosen family!"


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

Linda Bolanas had recent surgery and we wish her a complete and speedy recovery!

If you or anyone you know has a special celebration or an illness please send the information to Kitty Zimmerman Sunshine Chairperson, she will send them a card and, if given permission, include the information in our monthly Webnews.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
 an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn
 a day or a life around!



The Coffee Corner

Coffee Corner welcomes potential new members and current members for a morning of friendship at different locations around SCV. The event is scheduled on the third Thursday of the month.  New members are encouraged to attend as it is a great way to make new friends and find out about the Club's activities.  

The October coffee will be held at Marie Calendars, 27630 The Old Road on October 15th   at 10:00AM.

Since we need to make reservations, if you plan at attend, please contact Luana Law,  Gwen Halstead or Donna Jones.  Hope to see you there.

Luana Law



Mexican Train Dominoes

You are invited to join us for a fun, social game of 'Mexican Train Dominoes'. Open to all members! We play the second Friday every month!

This is the only game currently available to Newcomers & Friends that does not require a monthly commitment or RSVP and is open to all members. Come whenever you’re available. Dominoes is a fun, but simple game that that you can learn in a few minutes and play right away.

Start time is 10:30 AM and we stop around noon to order lunch at a local restaurant.

We play till about 2 PM. If you are a new member, this is a great way to start getting involved with your    Club and to meet new friends. If you are a long time member, come have fun with old and new friends.    
We would love to have you! Contact me for location.

Carol Costin


Tea Ladies

September featured 'Tea with the Queen' at the home of Marjorie McKenna. There were plenty of Photo Ops for fans who wanted their pictures taken with Queen Elizabeth!

We enjoyed a fun quiz that challenged our memories with details about some old Nursery Rhymes.  Some were unfamiliar to a few of the guests (including me) and others required us to know more than just the first verse to find the correct answer.  We had so much fun and laughs, that it was decided to give a prize to the person with the fewest answers as well as to the overall winner.

I would like to again remind everyone that I have sign-up sheets for every month in 2016, and they are starting to fill up!  Please let me know ASAP if you want to be added to the guest list for any month.  I always have a waiting list if the guest list is full.
As always, if you want to attend any of the Teas, please contact me either by email at or phone: 661-255-1619.  If the guest list is full, I always have a waiting list.  

Janice Weiner

General Activity Information:

**Please let me know of any games you'd like to learn. If you are interested in participating in, or especially, coordinating any activities such as walking, games, movie outings, gardening or couples activities etc., please contact me and I will help you organize it.

Contact: Sandy Nichols 661-­252-­7937 or  661-­714-­6327  


 October Birthdays  

Happy Birthday to all our special ladies!

Come to the monthly Luncheon & General Meeting and you will receive a special gift!  



                                              "FRIENDS A CRUISING", APRIL 2016 
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