Monthly updates 9/16


Hi friends!

Summer is wrapping up.  That makes me sad, I for one, will miss the hot, sunny weather.  Those of you that have been lucky enough to live here longer are probably ready for cooler fall temperatures.  Me – I wish it lasted all year!

We are all thankful our friends impacted by the Sand Canyon fire are safe, ladies please know we are here for you and we were thinking about you.  If it’s going to be winter soon, I hope it will rain and make it safer for us all!  At least that will make up for it not being hot and sunny!

Our August luncheon at Marie Callender's was another lovely day put together by my great team. We enjoyed Jennifer Schwartz and her inspiring story of her realization that you ca do anything, more than you ever imagined, at any point in your life. It was also a chance for us to recognize ladies that were first time members of Newcomers and Friends. WE are grateful to all our past and present members for renewing- we are glad you are all with us this year!    

Please be sure to continue to scroll down for this introductory letter after this introductory letter and read all the details about the upcoming events for the year. I'm going to list the dates for our Social and Explorers and some other here, but for more details, continue to scroll down on the newsletter page.   

Aug 27             Evening Under the Stars

Aug 29             Game Day

Sept 29            Senior Olympics (cheerleaders needed)

Oct 29              Halloween Costume Party

Nov 9 –             Marrakesh – Studio City

Dec 10 –           Holiday Cookie Exchange

Jan 25 –            Drag Queen Bingo – Hollywood

Jan/Feb TBD    Downtown San Diego overnight on private train car

Jan 31               Party Fortune Teller

Feb 25              Clifton’s Cafeteria – LA

Mar 29             Melting Pot Food Tour

Mar 30             Bachelorettes and Bullets Murder Mystery

April 22            San Juan Capistrano train trip

April 25           Julia Child presentation and lunch

May 22, 23     Sycamore Mineral Springs overnight

Every month:  1st Wednesday – board meeting, 2nd Tuesday – teas, 2nd Thursday – luncheon, 2nd Friday-Mexican Train, 3rd Thursday Coffee Corner.  See the activities page for additional groups/games such as couples dining and book groups.  Now you can’t say you don’t have anything to do, please join us!

For our September luncheon we will be welcoming Assemblyman Scott Wilk and his wife Vanessa at the new Dario's in Canyon Country.  Grace continues to bring us interesting and relevant speakers that you have requested.  In October, we will be having a fun table decorating contest, with teams doing themed tables.  This special event will be held at Knollwood Country Club so that we will have plenty of space for the tables.  It is only a 10-minute drive from Santa Clarita and you can take the Old Road to Balboa and avoid I-5 if you choose.  More info below from Muriel. 

In closing, I want to thank my team/board members/chairladies and those working behind the scenes to make this a fantastic year.  I appreciate you all!


Life is Sweeter      










This month’s Board Meeting will be on Wed. September 7th at Barbara F's lovely home at 1.00pm. Please RSVP to Barbara at 661 298-3726 so that she can plan enough seating.




Are you considering joining our Club? Membership dues are $30.00. Our year runs from June through May. We are in our 32nd year!!!  

Prospective members are always welcome at our monthly "Coffee Corner" or at our monthly Luncheon and General meeting. For more information see the Luncheon page or Coffee Corner below.     

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 W., V.P. Membership by opening the home page on our website ( and click on the word ‘membership chairman’ in red letters.



"The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy 
to your soul.”

 Shanna Rodriquez


Upcoming General Meeting and Luncheons

(See the Luncheon page on the left for details, 
reservations & cancellations)


September Luncheon and General Meeting

Thursday September 8th, 2016 at          12:00 Noon

Dario’s Canyon Country

27247 Camp Plenty Road 

Santa Clarita, CA

We will be enjoying a Mexican Fiesta Buffet

 Cost is $21 per person




           October Luncheon and General Meeting

Tablescapes Contest at the October Luncheon!

A ‘tablescape’ is where you create a dining table setting around a theme. Get a few friends together and let’s have some fun! You can also join an existing team! Design your table around your theme; fun, elegant, holiday, movies/TV, books, events etc.  Themes that have been chosen so far are:  Halloween, Paris, Seascape, Southwestern and Beach. There are lots of ideas online, just search ‘tablescapes’ or go to ‘pinterest’.  Judges will select the winners and wondrous prizes will be awarded!

Create your table display around your theme and include: tablecloth (tables are a little larger than a card table), 2 place settings, written menu and centerpiece. No actual food is needed. We will be at Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills for this Luncheon. Contact Muriel U. for more information!




To All Game Players 

We would like to compile a list of all players who would like to play in a game or become a member of a sub list for a game.

Hopefully this will help to start new groups or get more calls to sub in a game.

Also established games will be able to add to their sub lists.

Please e-mail me to let me know all the games you are interested playing or learning.

Also let me know of any other activities such as bowling or movies or any group you would like to see started.

If you have a game and are having trouble finding a sub please call Barbara Ferone, I have a list of members hoping to play.


Thank you,

Barbara F. 661 298-3726

Noreen M. 661 254-1307





Holiday Cookie Exchange

Please join us for the 2nd annual Holiday Cookie Exchange.  Sign up to bring 3 dozen homemade cookies to share.  Fudge and brownies are welcome, too.   Bring 5 copies of your recipe as well as a container to take cookies home in.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please contact Janice to sign up.  I already have several names on the list, so be sure to contact me to add your name. or 661-255-1619.

Sat. Dec. 10th,   1:00p.m. -  3:00p.m. -  at the home of Janice W.


The Leisure (Senior?) Olympics


Thursday, September 29, 2016

10:30 a.m. at the home of

Diane M.


Form your teams of 5 members now.

(Last year’s teams are also welcome)

This is a chance for YOU to earn

The ribbons and medals you can show off

To your friends and family.


Compete in:

Mexican train dominoes

Balloon toss

Corn hole/Bean bag game


And, a walk in the pool (the pool is 5 ft. deep only at its center point and wearing shorts or cut offs in the pool is OK)

Choose your Team Name and pick your Team Colors!!

Or ask to join our Cheer Leaders or our Judges.


Bring your sack lunch, Drinks will be provided

Contact Social Chair Pat O.    661-222-7383 


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.

This month’s Coffee will be held at Marie Calendars at10:00AM on the September 15th. The address is 27630 The Old Road.

Since we need to make reservations, if you plan to attend, please contact Luana L., Gwen H. or Donna J. Hope to see you there. 






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 you can learn in a few minutes and play right away.

This game is held at the IHOP restaurant which is located on Lyons, near the I-5 freeway. We start playing at 10:30 am and take a break around noon to order lunch and eat together.      

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.     

Please contact me at 661-670-0395 with any questions. 



Tea Ladies


In August, Nancy Andrew hosted a Hawaiian themed Tea.  After enjoying tea and a delicious lunch, guests were invited to share their dance skills, for which prizes were awarded!

The Teas are a really fun way to get to know one another a little better, and we encourage all of you to sign up to be one of the guests.

Contact me at or 661-255-1619.  If you are interested in hosting a Tea next year, give me a call. 



Hand Knee and Foot


4th Monday of each month

For Details Call Muriel


cell 702-461-2609 

About Our Website!

Newcomers and Friends has its own website on the internet.  
You can go to the website,, at any time, 24/7 and read the latest news.  We update the website every month with new information including Luncheon info, the President’s message and all of our upcoming activities. Then we tell Shirley B. who sends everyone a "reminder" email letting you know that we have updated the information on the site.  If you do not receive these emails, or your email address changes contact Shirley. Like magazines, we update the webpage towards the end of the current month, for the next month. The exact day varies due to the many people involved and Godaddy our website manager/provider. If you have any questions or comments please contact your webmistresses/editors/writers Barri B. and Sandy E.





She's sick/ down in dumps/ family news joyful or sad 
recovering from physical ailment/ just plain needs a 
boost---we can help just call Kitty Z., Sunshine co-ordinator. 

Life is always better when you know someone cares!



Good friends are quiet Angels who lift you up when your 
wings have forgotten how to fly 



Happy Birthday to all our special ladies!

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


TRISH M 09/02
MARSHA  Mc 09/03
DIANE G 09/04
CHELLEE  B 09/06 
JOAN H 09/11
GERRI  B. 09/12
NANCY A 09/13
MARIE S 09/16
SANDI O 09/19




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