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Monthly Updates - January 2013

President's Letter

President's Message for January

Happy New Year, dear Newcomers and Friends members!

I hope your holiday was filled with wonderful hours of fellowship and fun.

As we start 2013, the Executive Board will start the process of electing new board members for 2013 - 2014.  As per Article 9 in our By-Laws (you can find them on the website or you can read it in your hard copy), we will move forward in anticipating many new members, and long time members, joining the board.

The board is a special way a member can share her talents with Newcomers and Friends.  I would ask you to consider becoming a member of the board.  It is truly a wonderful experience. 

It’s a brand new year.  Let’s continue to celebrate the season.  Did you receive a gift that just somehow doesn’t fit into your life style?  Maybe it’s the wrong color or just doesn’t fit in with your decor or plain doesn’t fit.  If so, why don’t you bring it to the January luncheon and auction it off?  Alyce has volunteered her fun loving self to be the auctioneer.  The item owner will set a minimum starting bid to be revealed at the time of the auction.  Just make sure it is a new, unused, never worn item.  Come and laugh with us as we auction off these poor, unwanted gifts so that they can find a new home where they can be happy.  Whatever money your auctioned item earns goes directly to your pocket or purse.  (Checks or cash only, no credit cards.)

It has been written that children laugh 400 times a day, while an adult laughs on the average of 15 times a day.  I invite you to release the child within.  Laugh and find joy in the every day.

Dream big dreams,
Donna Jones, President, Newcomers & Friends

Board Meeting

The January board meeting will be held at Irene Jansson’s clubhouse on January 2, 2013  at 1:00 p.m.   Please call Irene to reserve a chair if you plan on attending.  See the directory for the address and phone number.

Membership

Hello Ladies,

Please welcome our new member, Lynn Rafac

I want to wish everyone a Happy Healthy New Year.

If you know anyone who would like to join Newcomers & Friends have them call me l.

Sincerely,  Irene Jansson, Membership

For information on membership, New member or Renewing member Applications or additional copies of the Directory contact Irene Jansson, V.P. Membership, at 661-255-0992

RECRUITMENT

THE COFFEE CORNER

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The January Coffee Corner will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Please call Carolyn Wolf or Shirley Lamoureaux for location.

Activities

GAME DAY!!

GAME DAY will be held on January 28th.  If you wish to learn a game, please contact me so I can include you.

Please look at the current updated Activities listing on this website.

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


SOCIAL CLUB

Well, we made it through the holidays and our last event of the year at the El Portal Theater. Now the Social Club is going to take a slight break to relax and enjoy the New Year.
 
We are working on an outing in late winter or early spring. It's too early to provide details, but as soon as the date and venue are decided on we'll  let you know.
 
Happy New Year to you all and thanks for the continued support.

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

Happy New Year to all from the joyful group of 23 ladies who were at the December Tea!

What a wonderful gathering.  We ate, answered a Holiday Quiz, sang and generally celebrated each other’s uniqueness and sense of fun.  The ladies outdid themselves in the culinary department.  Every dish was delicious and unique. Thank you Charnell for sharing your recipe for that delicious fruit salad.   Thank you to all who pitched in to help with clean up and a special thank you to Irene  Jansson and Rita Jensen for doing a terrific job of brewing pots and pots  and pots of tea.  You are champions!  

Now on to January 2013.  The January Tea has a full house, but February has one more seat and we will take two for the waiting list.  Call if you are interested.

Finally, my co-chair, Ginger Freed and I would like to thank everyone who came and shared a cup of tea and friendship this past year.  
               Thank You, Merci, Gracias, Graze , etc!   
                          
Jodie Baker and Ginger Freed

VAGABONDS

VAGABONDS
Giovanna Cabaret, Alyce Kesselman, Sharon Welch

THE
PARTY BUS
RIDES AGAIN!

The Vagabond trio has just finished planning another legendary overnight trip.  Our exciting excursion is going to be a “RE-DO and NEW-DO”!  Don’t let this one slide by!!!!

On Thursday,  February 21 and Friday, February 22, 2013 we will be going to the Palm Desert Area and once again enjoy a day at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival.  Many years ago, during our previous trip there we saw camel and ostrich races, consumed quantities of festival food, enjoyed lots of entertainment and had an absolute blast.  Who knows what memories this visit will make???  We will be staying at the Fantasy Springs Casino and the following day will be filled with new places, new faces and of course, surprises.

Cost for this trip is only $245.00.  Included in that price is travel on the Party Bus, entry fees, very nice accommodations in a double bedded room, several meals and some yet to be disclosed extras.
 
Call Giovanna Cabaret and tell her you are going.  Name your “roomie” if you have one or let her know that you will need one.   Then, send her your non-refundable check (made out to her.)  Questions??  Call any Vagabond and ask.  
We need your commitment NOW!!!  

Final date for reservations AND payment will be January 10, 2013.
But, please do us a favor and do it sooner!

Sunshine

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

Lorraine Alberi is recovering from extensive hand surgery,  She would like to send a Big THANK YOU Very Much to our members who gave her lots of much needed help during the early part of her recovery.  You know who you are!

If you or anyone you 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.

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.

 January

First Name Last Name Birthday
MILLIE HUBERT 01/05
H. GINGER
FREED 01/06
MARGOT AMADOR 01/08
ANN ANDERSON 01/08
JANE LEACH 01/08
NANCY POWDER 01/10
KAY DeMUNIZ 01/12
LORRAINE ALBERI 01/13
BARBARA FERONE 01/14
CHARLOTTE MARTON 01/16
JOAN PERRINE 01/16
JANE CONKLIN 01/17
MARILYN KOMAROMY 01/19
MARIANNE ZINKEWICZ 01/20
BETTY DOVE 01/21
TRUDI HEGY 01/24
SYLVIA
REYES
01/24
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