I found a quote by Mark Twain that states, "In Spring, I have counted 136 kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." Well, maybe not in a single day, Mr. Clemens, but give us a week and your words will certainly sound familiar in North Carolina! Because we strive to get these Newsletters to you in a timely fashion, I write these lines in the middle of March, when our temperatures are holding tightly to lower figures. But I am optimistic that by the time you read this and the information within, you will be invigorated with the energy that Spring creates.
A great deal is happening behind the scenes of Cary Newcomers Club. The Nominating Committee has worked to find candidates to fill positions on the 2018-2019 Executive Board. The slate will be presented at this month's General Meeting and the membership will vote on the new officers at our General Business meeting in May.
Our Membership Renewal Drive will take place in April and May. We ask that you submit dues in the form of a check.
We are also working to find volunteers to for several important roles in the functioning of our organization. Would you consider stepping up to fill the following jobs?
• Greeters - This role is essential as the first stop in our welcome to first-time newcomers. The task would be lightened by a small committee to share the monthly commitment.
• Charity Fund Raising chairperson - The committee has shared the work of their various projects. They are in search of a leader to organize the schedule and oversee their work.
• Special Interest Coordinator - handles the Activity Sign Up sheets at our General Meetings. This job could be done by 1 or could be shared by 2 or 3. Some basic Word processing skills are useful.
In the coming months, I will speak of other open positions as they arise. Please consider getting involved. It is a wonderful way to continue to get to know other members and make real friendships.
A final reminder here: the date of our April General Meeting has been changed and will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, due to the Easter recess on the St. Michael's church campus.
Brenda Kay-Kucin, CNC President 2017-2018
April General Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 9:15 am
April is Stress Awareness Month. So our speaker this month will be Lisa Koch, who is a Stress Counselor for Wake Med and she will be speaking about handling stress in our lives. Lisa graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in social work and has a masters from Campbell Divinity School. She currently handles the stress management program for patients and has been with Wake Med for 10 years.
We hope you will join us on the 11th.
Sightseekers' April Event
Sarah Duke Garden Tour
A guide will accompany us as we
stroll the beautiful grounds of this local treasure. Learn about the history of the gardens and the different plants that make up the stunning landscapes.
Sign up at the General Meeting
ANNUAL FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
Join us on April 25th for our annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. CNC members will be modeling fashions from Christopher and Banks.
Tickets will be on sale at the March and April General Meetings.
Proceeds to benefit the Polka Dot Melanoma Foundation
New Members & Guest
We all remember what it's like to walk into an established group and be the only person who doesn't know anyone. It can be a bit overwhelming. This brunch provides a great opportunity for prospective and new members to get to know each other in a casual setting where other "newbies" are also anxious to make new friends. At the same time, you can learn more about Cary Newcomers Club activities and events!
The brunch is designed for anyone who is relatively new to CNC or is thinking about joining. Please come and get to know other people just like you! If you're a member and have someone you'd like to introduce to CNC, please come and bring them. And if you've attended before and want to come back and meet other new people, please join us.
We will meet at a local restaurant for dinner and play. Bunco is a fun social game that is easy to learn! Sign up at the General Meeting.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S EVENING BOOK CLUB
This great new evening Book Club is just getting started.
If interested in joining, please sign up at the General Meeting
YEAH!! We have another Wine Group forming. Cary Newcomers Club currently has other Wine Groups that are so popular they are currently full. But good news...We’re starting a new group! Wine Groups are a great way to get to know each other and also get our Significant Others involved. This activity is open to all members, single and couples. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, or one you’ve been wanting to try, along with an appetizer to share. Sign up at the General Meeting.