Newcomers Club of New Bern, August 2022


Club President’s Message

Happy Summer to everyone!

As of July 1, 2022, the Newcomers Club of New Bern has a new Board.  I am happy to introduce you to your Board for the 2022-2023 year:

Joanne Orluk  –  President,  Peter Blackburn – Vice President,  Marty Pagnozzi – Treasurer,  Rick Magda – Membership Director, Ellen Cioccio-                                  Activities Director,  Dee Schmidt – Communications Director,  Carole duBois – Secretary,  Melissa Hess/Kathleen Petrill –  Social Co-Directors,  Sandie Swigart-  Advisor/Founder

A huge thanks to each of the Board Members for their willingness to serve in these positions.  We are busy at work preparing for the upcoming year.



Membership dues for the 2022-2023 year were due July 1, 2022.  Dues are $15.00 per person. 

Many members have not yet paid their dues so I would ask that you do this as soon as possible to ensure you receive all Club and activities information and remain eligible to participate in everything our Club has to offer.

The address to mail your dues is:

Newcomers Club of New Bern

P.O. Box 14140

New Bern, NC  28562


Newcomers Club Information/Welcome Event * August 23, 10 a.m. – noon

New Bern Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern

We need your help to spread the word to friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.  This meeting is for anyone who has recently moved to New Bern* and is interested in getting more information about the Newcomers Club of New Bern.

*A newcomer is considered someone who has lived in New Bern for less than one year.

This meeting will provide information about the Club, our many activities, and events.

If you have a Facebook page for your development/neighborhood, please make a post with this information. Please help get the word out to anyone who might like more information on our Club.  This meeting IS NOT for current members (you already know how wonderful we are!)


Next General Meeting: 

Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern

I am excited for a great new year of Newcomers.  We are always open to your ideas, suggestions, and comments.  Please feel free to reach out to me or any of your Board members and be sure to visit our website at

My Best,

Joanne Orluk





Activity Director Update


Resources and Reminders


Watch the website for activities being held throughout the year.

Resources: Newcomers Facebook Page

Newcomers Website


General Meeting Reminder

Date: June 9, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:  Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern

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