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Monthly Updates - 5/15


Now that my term of Presidency is coming to an end, I would like to salute my Officers and Board
for an incredible year!

I also want to wish incoming President, Jodie Baker and her new Board best wishes for the coming
year 2015-2016. Jodie has some creative plans and ideas for her term! Let us all work together and
make it a tremendous year for all of us.

Remember, our friends increase the quality of our lives. They add, enjoyment to our spirit, which we
all need. That is what
Newcomers and Friends is all about and has been for the last 30 years!

Thank you!
Milly Ginsburgh, President

"Friendships for Life"



Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 pm, at Milly Ginsburgh's home, (new location)
All are welcome! We will be discussing the the transition of the Boards, Installation Luncheon and any
final issues for this year.

***Please note that the Incoming Board members will be submitting updates for the webnews beginning with the June issue! You will send that to the editor/webmistress, Barri Boren, by May 10! You will receive an email with more details around the first of each month.  

Congratulations to our new Board Members for 2015-16! They will begin their term in June after being 'installed'       at our May Luncheon and General Meeting! 


President……………………………  Jodie Baker

Executive Vice President...............      Diane Millikin

First V.P. Luncheons……………...      Nalini Amin, Mikki Garside

Second V.P. Membership………...   Janice Weiner

Secretary…………………………..       Sonja Ley

Treasurer…………………………..   Kay Moioffer, Assistants: Donna Jones, Marge Eveland

Webnews Editor……………….   Barri Boren, Sandy Enerle

Activities……………………………       Sandy Nichols, Muriel Usselman

Recruitment………………………..    Luana Law, Gwen Halstead


Auditor………………………………       Mikki Garside

Birthdays…………………………... Carol Costin, Pat Berkery, Trish Mooring, Kathy Kunkel, Joan Perrine

E-Mail Communication……………    Shirley Birnholz, Rosalyn Glenn

Historian…………………………...        Nancy Andrews, Lois Mills

Hostess……………………………  Jeannine Boren, Charnell Tressel, Jody McEvoy, Yolanda Resnick, Muriel Usselman, Gwen Halstead

Luncheon/Programs………………   Grace Elliott, Pat Oguss 

Luncheon Decorations…………… ___________________

Luncheon Reservations…………      Milly Ginsburgh (phone), Mikki Garside (email)

Parliamentarian……………………    Alyce Kesselman

Publicity……………………………   Gwen Halstead

Opportunity Drawing……………..     Carla Lewis, Pat Passalacqua, Wynn Weber, Muriel Usselman

Sunshine…………………………     Kitty Zimmerman, Margaret Gilmer

Telephone…………………………   Noreen Motts, Ann Pfeifer, Barbara Ferone


The By Laws Have Been Tweaked!

The April Board meeting marked the conclusion of the year long discussion of our By Law revisions.  The process has been a wonderful example of how well this board has worked together. During many past months, each section was read out loud, discussed and voted on.

The intent of the revision is to make our By-Laws reflect current practices and to provide clearer guidance for our future. All members were actively encouraged to attend the board meetings and join in this process.  

The board has approved the revision of April 2, 2015 and is embarking on the next step which is presentation to the general membership for approval. This will take place by voting at the next General Meeting/Luncheon on May 14, 2015 at Le Chene.

Please review the revised By Laws before the May luncheon and be prepared to vote on them at that time. To view them, go to the home page of this website, click on 'By Laws' to open. Scroll down to the new revision title in red. 

We need you to be aware of these
By-Laws because when you are a member of Newcomers and Friends you are required to abide by them.

All By Laws can be found in the By Law section of this website The present By Laws have been left on for comparison.  Upon approval of the revised By Laws, the
new ones will remain on this Website and the old ones will be removed.

Thank you all for all of your assistance

Alyce Kesselman and Marlene “Mikki” Garside

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our sorrow

In Memorium 
(members we sadly lost this past year)

Giovanna "Gia" Cabaret
Rose Foglesong
Elaine Klone
Clare Lukas


Getting to know……..Charlotte Marton

This month I had the pleasure of getting to know Charlotte a little better! 

Charlotte and her husband moved to the Santa Clarita area in 1968 for his job, but she didn’t hear about Newcomers until about four years ago through a neighbor.  She has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and spend time with so many wonderful women!

Charlotte is currently on the opportunity drawing committee and has been so for the past 3 years.  She enjoys the luncheons and playing in several game groups.  She also belongs to a Red Hat group called Sassy Sisters, and reads a lot of books in her spare time. 

She worked in the aerospace industry for 19 years as a shipping and receiving clerk.  Her husband passed away eight years ago, and joining Newcomers has been a tremendous experience and a great way to get
out and about with other friends with similar interests.  She has two sons and five grandchildren and says she loves living here!

Thank you Charlotte for sharing a bit about yourself!

Submitted by Diane Millikin


Dear Newcomer Friends,

I have loved, loved, loved doing my Decorations 'job' all these many years (15?)!  Alas, I have decided it is time for me to retire. The special favors, unique treats, centerpieces, corsages and all the other decorations that I created for the Club has given me so much joy!  Both the creative process and then seeing your appreciation of them has been really gratifying. Thank you for indulging me as I tried to provide a little something special to our get-together's.

I will continue as a Hostess this next year and look forward to seeing you each month!  

Thank you, thank you!
  Jeannine Boren

The April Luncheon was held at Margaritas Grill with a bounteous Mexican feast! Everyone was decked out in their cowgirl 'Boots & Bling' fashions to honor our unique Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival!
Charnell Tressel procured Mike Fleming, the Director of the Festival as our speaker. He regaled us with the Festival's history and why it will be held in Hart Park and downtown Newhall due to the top secret HBO project filming at Melody Ranch this year. He quizzed us and then awarded Festival posters as prizes! Jeannine provided western decor and treats to round out the fun. Hope you all went to the Festival!

Upcoming General Meeting & Luncheons

(see the Luncheon page for details)

May 14th will be our "Evening in Paris" themed "Installation Luncheon" at Le Chene Restaurant. Please join us at this important celebration of appreciation for our outgoing Board and welcome of our new President and Board amidst the romance of a French setting!

June 11th at New Moon Restaurant

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An essential ingredient of enjoyment and excitement found by singing, dancing, laughing and many other things,



Please join me in welcoming our newest members:

Julie Howley              birthday  8/9
Marjorie Potechin       birthday  12/3

***Membership Renewal Applications will be mailed shortly.  Please note that they are due back to me NO LATER than June 1st if you wish to be included in the new Directory. The sooner, the better! If you wish to receive a paper copy of the webnews, you can indicate so on the Application, and include an additional $12.00 in your check.

Are you considering joining our Club? Annual dues are $30. Our year runs from June through May. We are beginning our 31st year!!!  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.



The Coffee Corner

Our ‘Coffee Corner’ welcomes potential new members and current members for a morning of friendship
 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at different locations around SCV.

The May Coffee Corner will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

For location please call Carolyn Wolf or Shirley Lamoureaux


(Editor's note: The website may be published after the April 23 date for this event)  

Mah Jongg Day

Diane Millikin is hosting a Mah Jongg Day at her home on Thursday, April 23, from 10-3.  Anyone in Newcomers is welcome to attend and a waitlist will be utilized if the demand is greater than the number of tables (currently planning on 4).  On that day, participants can discuss the possibility of forming a new monthly group if there is enough interest.  Please email or call Diane to reserve your spot or if you have any questions or suggestions for the day.  Participants should bring their own lunch, 2015 Mah Jongg card and game set if they have one to share.  


Hello ladies,  
A "Meet up" is being planned for May 5th, a Tuesday. Those who would like to join in will meet at the Town Center theater to see a special film showing of the ballet La Fille Mal Gardee otherwise known as the Badly Guarded Daughter  

This is a one time showing that begins at 7 pm and would run approximately 2 1/2 hours.  This is a joyful, fun ballet with brilliant choreograph by Frederick Ashton and starring Natalia Osipova. I have seen this ballet live on stage and loved it.

This film is from the 2014-15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season and offered by  The ticket price is 15.00 for seniors and 18.00 for non seniors.  Well worth the price considering that live ballet performances begin at 100.00 per seat.  This is an event that both singles and couples would enjoy.  We could have dinner beforehand if we decide to.  Tickets can be purchased at the theatre.  Call me to sign up or if you have questions.  I am hoping to share this event with you!
 Jodie Baker


'West Side Story'
Canyon Theater Guild

"Said to be Patti Finley's, (our former President) last performance in a production at the guild."

I'm planning a Saturday afternoon in June to attend this iconic musical. Please let me know if
you are interested in participating. The cost will be between $17-$19 and the exact date will be announced later.

Sandy Nichols 661-252-7937, 661-714-6327 or

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.

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

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


Sandy Enerle, one of our newer members, hosted the April Tea. She and her guests celebrated Spring with a fun word game which lead to lots of talk and, as always, laughter.

There are different guests at each Tea, and guests are welcome to attend as often as they would like.  Please let me know if you would like to sign up for one of the Teas.  

You can call me, email me, sign up at a Tea, a Board Meeting, or at a Luncheon.  Email is best, but know that I will confirm with you that I have received your message how ever I receive it!  
As always,Teas are open to any member of Newcomers, and I have sign-up sheets for all of 2015.Tea is held the second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm.  I always keep a waiting list in case of any cancellations.       661-255-1619
Thank you.

Janice Weiner

Newcomers Explorers' News

Jane Conklin and company


*Surprise everyone!  It’s about time I stopped taking it easy and smelling the roses so that I could thank you wonderful friends who sent notes, cards, well wishes, prayers and even made phone calls to my family and to me while I was in the hospitals. Because of you and my family, I knew I had to work at getting my health back and start living my life again.  Wow, I now realize how lucky I have been to have the friends and family I have.  Thanks so much again. 
Love to all,
Sharon Welch

*Eileen Kircher sends everyone her heartfelt thanks for all the calls, cards and well wishes she received following her recent surgery. 

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

If you or anyone you know has a special celebration or an illness please send the information to Margaret Gilmer or Carla Crancer, Sunshine Chairpersons, they 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!

May Birthdays  

Happy Birthday to all our ladies!
   Come to the monthly Luncheon & General Meeting and you will receive a special gift!

Wynn Weber              5/3
Sharon Welch             5/6
Carole Iungerman       5/8
Sue McMichael          5/13
Eleanor Mellen           5/15
Marilyn McDonald     5/16
Lois Mills                    5/19
Florence Ross              5/22
Lynda Domer              5/23
Betty Keyes                 5/23
Carol Costin                 5/24
Jocelyn Fitzpatrick       5/25
Pat Berkery                   5/26
Joyce Brady                  5/28
Sandy Enerle                5/ 29
Barri Boren                   5/31        

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