This will be the last of many things for me as President. My last letter to all of you.
The last time I will be able to publicly thank my Board for the help and support you have
given me this year. Grace, Anne, Paula, Aimee, Alyson, and Susan, without your
ideas, help and support my job would have been impossible.
To my Standing Committee chairs, Connie, Karen, Eugenie, Angie, Sally, Sandy,
Jodie and Cathy, I want to let you know that the time and effort that you have put into
your jobs have certainly been instrumental in the success of NCGH this year. I also
want to thank all the activity leaders that make our monthly activities so much fun.
Thank you to the two special committees that arranged and organized the December
Luncheon and the Spring Fashion Show. Both these events are highly anticipated
and deserve special mention. Thanks to the Past Presidents, Mary and their
committees for their efforts in making these events so enjoyable and successful.
Thanks also to Ann Marie and her committee for the scarecrow at the Botanical
Gardens. This is great advertisement for us as a club.
A special thanks to Sheelagh. You have been my trusted advisor, my rock, my
sounding board and my good friend throughout this year. I couldn't have done my job
It is possible that your name isn't mentioned here and that you contributed in some
manner. I didn't forget, I just don't have room to name every person that worked hard
to make this year so fantastic.
Most of all I want to thank the membership for supporting me and all the
activities. The attendance at our coffees has been phenomenal. The monthly Interest
Groups have been appreciated and well attended and the Luncheons and Socials were enjoyed by many.
Each one of us can contribute something to Newcomers. Maybe you will become a
special friend to someone that you meet at a coffee or an activity. Perhaps you possess
a special talent that you could teach at an Arts and Creations activity. Maybe you have
an idea that will enhance our club. If you take part in an activity or event that is offered,
you are contributing. If you feel that Newcomers has helped you in some way, please
give back in any way you can. It is important that we keep our club vibrant and
interesting, so as to attract new people and keep current members engaged.
Remember, it is up to all of us as members of Newcomers, to act as ambassadors and
to bring new members into the fold. So far, all of you have been doing a wonderful job.
Keep up the good work!!! Our membership is at an all-time high!!!!
I am passing the gavel to Eugenie Candon and her Board at the end of this
month. I wish them every success in the coming year. I am certain they will do an excellent
job of continuing the wonderful tradition of welcoming newcomers to our area as
well as holding the interest of the long-timers who remain members.
I hope to see all of you at the activities that are being planned. I may be moving on
from my current position, but I intend to stay active and willing to help in any way I
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