Newcomers Club of New Bern, January 2022


Club President's Message

Dear Newcomers:

I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season with family and friends and looking forward to a Happy and Healthy New Year.  I hope those of you who attended our Holiday Party enjoyed yourselves celebrating with our club members as well as our friends and neighbors from the Alumni Group.  I would like to recognize our Social Committee, Cindy Harrington, Joanie Bogle, and Carol Halbig, who dedicated a great deal of their time and talent to planning, organizing, and executing this event.  Thank you, ladies!!  Additionally, I would like to thank Ken Gerhardt and his team at Carolina Colours for their support of providing the Christmas decorations, setup, teardown, and cleanup.  All their assistance and support are greatly appreciated!

Starting with our General Meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022, we will kick off the New Year!  I hope you will plan to attend.  We meet at the Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street and doors open at 6:30PM; the meeting will start at 7PM.  Our speaker will be Mr. Foster Hughes, New Bern City Manager.  Mr. Hughes previously served as the City of New Bern’s Director of Parks and Recreation prior to being appointed to his current position on September 14, 2021.  I look forward to seeing you there!

As we all are aware, the Omicron variant of Covid 19 is making its presence felt around the world and the Newcomers Club will support all guidelines and mandates from Federal and State leadership.  Additionally, we fully understand each one of you will use your best judgement as whether to attend activities or functions or not.  At present, we intend to continue our monthly General Meetings and our slate of activities to support of our mission of welcoming new folks to our historic city, and we will let you know as soon as we must make changes to this approach.  Thanks for your support and understanding.

Finally, I want to thank all of our Activity Leaders, including the Leaders from the Alumni Group, for their dedication and support of this vital part of our mission, to welcome folks to New Bern and help them mix and mingle during their transition.  Your efforts are key to our success and, hopefully, we can continue to sustain the growth we have enjoyed this past year.  In that vein, I received a great input from our RV Group leader, Robin Melton about their recent trip to Night of a Thousand Candles in Murrell's Inlet, SC.  I encourage you to take a look to see her comments about this trip and dates for future trips she has planned on the RV Group’s Activity Page.  Additionally, Randy Schmidt has offered to start a new activity; Disc Golf if there is interest in doing so.  If you are interested, please contact him at .  You can find information about all 24 of our activities by going to our website, where you will find all activities listed alphabetically and the activities calendar.  Please take a look.

I want to wish each of you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year, and I look forward to seeing you at our meeting 13 January.


Randy Bogle

President and Activities Director

Newcomers Club of New Bern

619-804-5712 (M)

252-631-3109 (H)




Activity Director Update


(There is no update for the month of December.)



Resources and Reminders


Watch the website for activities being held throughout the year.

Resources: Newcomers Facebook Page

Newcomers Website


General Meeting Reminder

Date: November 11, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location:  Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern

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P.O. Box 14140
New Bern, NC 28562


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