In the past month, we have witnessed an irony of events that have caused upheaval across the United States. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have overwhelmed Texas and Florida with floodwater, while wildfires in the West threaten life in California, Washington, Oregon and Montana. As Newcomers, most of us are transplants from other areas of our country and I hope that your families, friends and acquaintances, and even the places of your fond memories, remain unscathed.
How fortunate we are to live in the Cary area, where the weather is mostly fair and stable (although I am warned by Carolina natives not to get overconfident). Even so, we are wise if we take the lessons of neighbor-helping-neighbor in times of need. In our many different ways, isn't that what we aspire to in Cary Newcomers Club? Many of our veteran members have brought neighbors to join us and helped ease their transition to a new home. Our activities enable Newcomers to find pleasant pastimes. leading to comfortable relationships and valued friendships. Do you remember that first time you were in a shop or restaurant and "ran into" someone you knew from here in Cary? It is an important landmark in creating that feeling of home! Our monthly programs continue to educate us to the offerings in and around Wake County and we have the chance to give back to our community by supporting the fund raising plans of our new Charity Committee.
The PolkaDot Mama Melanoma Foundation was voted to be recipient of our fund raising efforts in 2017-18 and I hope that many will be able to attend the Afternoon at the Movies event at theCary theatre on September 28th. The Social Committee is planning another successful Holiday Party at Embassy Suites at Brier Creek and will sell tickets for the December 8th luncheon at the October and November General Meetings. You are welcome to invite guests to join us at these events. Do remember that we are always looking for leaders with ideas for new activities to add to our offerings, so please feel free to speak with me or any of the members of our Executive and General Boards. I look forward to seeing you !
CNC President 2017-2018
Wednesday, Oct 4 9:15am
Conference Ctr at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
804 High House Rd, Cary NC 27513
OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING
Join us as we welcome featured speaker Linda Barrett, Manager of Community Health at WakeMed. Ms Barrett will be speaking to us about Nutrition and Healthy Eating. She will also give a brief overview of WakeMed services in our area. Hope you can join us!
SIGHTSEEKERS' OCTOBER ACTIVITY
This month we will visit the
NORTH CAROLINA STATE CRIME LABORATORY
Put on your sleuth trench coat and join us for a tour of the NC State Crime Laboratory
Lunch to follow.
Sign up at the October General Meeting
CHARITY FUND RAISER: SILENT AUCTION
Out with the Old and In with the New!
At our November 1st General Meeting, we will be having a Silent Auction of "White Elephant" items - items you thought you would use or gift but didn't.
Here's your chance to donate them for our sale and make room for something you CAN use or give as a gift. This will be a lot of fun so we hope you will participate.
All proceeds will support the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation.
VERY IMPORTANT - Please bring your items to the October General Meeting so we can prepare them for the auction.
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 monthly 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!
This monthly 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.