Club President’s Message
AUGUST 31, 2022
Where has the summer gone? It seems like it was just June and now it’s nearly September! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer! Our first meeting of the new year is coming up. Our activities are also up and running with our activities’ directors planning fun and interesting things to do. If you have not signed up for activities, you can do so at the meeting on September 8! We have a lot to choose from – something for everyone!! We are looking forward to a great year!
My Best, Joanne
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022
7:00 P.M. (DOORS OPEN AT 6:30)
HARRISON CENTER (311 MIDDLE STREET, NEW BERN)
SPEAKER: MICHAEL SMITH, CEO/PRESIDENT CAROLINA EAST HEALTH SYSTEM
Mr. Smith is a native of New Bern and has been with Carolina East Health System since 2010. Mr. Smith has led his team to grow Carolina East Health System into a multi-specialty practice with 18 locations. He was instrumental in successfully negotiating Carolina East’s affiliation agreement with UNC Health. Mr. Smith is heavily involved in the Eastern North Carolina community and serves on multiple boards including Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plant and the Epiphany School of Globe Studies.
We are thrilled to have Mr. Smith speak to the group. We hope you will all join us for what is sure to be an interesting and informative meeting.
Yearly membership dues of $15 per person were due July 1. If you have not paid your dues, you may do so at the September 8 meeting.
Alternatively, you may mail your dues to:
Newcomers Club of New Bern
P.O. Box 14140
New Bern, NC 28562
Just a reminder . . . you may not participate in group activities unless your dues are current. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Activity Director Update
We’re kicking off the new club year with lots of activities, both old and new. Activities are the heart and soul of the Newcomers Club, and we encourage you to get involved, have fun, and meet folks with similar interests.
In order to keep these activities going, however, we need people to step up to lead them. Currently, we need leaders for 5 activities: the Book Club, Day Trips (we have a co-leader but need someone to help out), Dining In, Singles Mingles, and Women’s 9-Hole Golf. Please consider helping out with one of these activities—it helps the club and is a great way to meet people and learn more about your new home city. Unfortunately, if we don’t find new leaders for these activities, the groups will be disbanded until someone steps up.
In the meantime, we’ve also had people suggest several new groups, including Boating (needs a co-leader), Yoga, and Amateur (ham) Radio—please let me know if you’re interested in or have questions about any of these groups
We also have a new “Table Games” activity that plans to meet in the evenings to play “Hand and Foot” (a card game) as well as Poker. Our traditional sports and games also continue, with regularly scheduled games/events for Biking, Bocce, Bridge, Bunco, Chess, Golf, Mahjong, Mexican dominoes, Pickleball, Scrabble, and Tennis.
There are also events scheduled for the Book Club, Crafters (Wine & Design), Day Trips (Sylvan Bird Sanctuary), Outdoor Adventures (Carolina Kite Festival), RVing (local camping in September and the Biltmore in December), Tastings, Wine Socials, Dining Out, and a Singles Mingles meet and greet in September.
Want to know more? Check the calendar and the Activities section on the Newcomers website or come to the monthly meeting on September 8th at the Harrison Center at 7 p.m.
Resources and Reminders
Watch the website for activities being held throughout the year.
Resources: Newcomers Facebook Page
General Meeting Reminder
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern