Newcomers April Update






Club President’s Message

April 2021


We have welcomed Spring to New Bern, North Carolina and rolled the clock forward.  The weather is getting warmer and our next meeting will be April 14 at 7:00 PM at the Gazebo, weather permitting, as well as on Zoom. The state of North Carolina has increased the capacity for outside meetings, so we will be able to have all attend in person. Our guest speaker will be Tammy Rodriquez, a New Bern Visitor Center Representative.

We will be using our new sound system for this meeting; I want to thank Jules and Tony Tauber for allowing us to borrow their unit for the meetings at the gazebo.

We have begun the work on creating a new more modern, secure, and easier to use website for the membership.  We will give a status update at the meeting.

Our activity director, Randy Bogle will provide the latest updates on the activities.  Cindy Harrington and Joanne Bogle will provide the latest on the upcoming social events.

We will also continue to provide updates on what is happening in New Bern for April. The big event I hope everyone plans to visit is The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. It will be open to the public April 8 – 11, 2021 in Lawson Creek Park.

In order for the Newcomers to continue operation next year, we need candidates for the Board of Directors- President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activity Director, Social Director, Membership Director and Communications Director.  A description of the duties can be found at the following link:

Newcomers Board Responsibilities

If interested, please contact Dave Pfluge ( ) or Lee Harrington ( )

Regards, Dave Pfluge,
President 2020-2021

Activities Director Update

I would like to encourage all our members to make an effort to attend our 14 Apr Club Meeting to have an opportunity to meet the Club’s Activity Leaders in person.  This will be part of our effort to get our activities jump started for the rest of 2021 as well as to see everyone’s smiling faces, even if they are behind masks!

We are in the process of updating the info posted on the activities page of our website, so please take a look and contact the activity leaders for any questions you might have.  In that vein, we are looking for a replacement for George Caflin who heads up our golf activity; he has filled this leader position for two years and has done a magnificent job!  If you are interested in relieving George, please give me a shout and you can also speak with George to get answers to any questions you might have with responsibilities of this position.  Additionally, LeAnne Welder has moved and we are looking for a leader for Evening Bunco.  Anyone interested please give me a call.

RV Group is having a Morning Coffee get together on April 21st.  Reach out to Robin and Darrell Melton if you are interested in joining this group.

April Outdoor Wine Social –April 17th at 6PM Hosts for this activity are Lee and Cindy Harrington.  Location:  Carolina Colours, 4046 Reunion Point Lane.  Bring your snack, beverage of choice, and glassware.  RSVP by 4/15 to

Mini Wine Social in Fairfield Harbour – April 24th at 6PM. Host for this activity Anne Griffith.  Social will be at the Marina in Fairfield Harbour. Bring your snack, beverage of choice, glassware, and your chair.  RSVP by 4/19 to

Newcomers Outdoor Summer Celebration– June 12th 4PM to 8PM, Creekside Park. Light fare box meal, lawn and table games, 60’s and 70’s music by Boomerang!  RSVP and payment required in advance.  Come join the fun and reconnect with your fellow newcomers.
Click for Event Details

Finally, please take a look at the Day Trips planned for April, May and June!  Sue MacDonald always does a great job of planning trips for this activity and I strongly encourage our members to take a look and take advantage of the opportunities to meet, mingle, and see this great area we live in.  You won’t be disappointed.

The link below will take you to the homepage of the Website.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for our current calendar.

Activity Calendar

Highlights from Last Month
Bike Group – Joint Newcomer and Alumni Activity
March 15, 2021: We had a chilly but nice bike ride today thru FairField Harbour with a “Snack Stop”, half way, at the Burtons. The riders were Peter Roberts, Sara & David Duda, Dave Debus, Cindy Harrington, and Steve Burton. Hostesses for our snack stop were Corrine Burton and Laura Debus.
If interested in joining future rides – reach out to Steve Burton

Reminder:  If you have not completed the Members Survey for the Spring of 2021, please click on the link below to complete the survey!
Survey Link


General Meeting Reminder:

Date:  April 14, 2021
Time: 7:00PM
Location:  Weather permitting – Union Point Park Gazebo
Zoom will also be available.


Newcomers Club of New Bern

P.O. Box 1410

New Bern, NC  28562


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