The Greensboro Newcomers Club has been welcoming people to our community since 1954. We continue to provide a friendly setting where newcomers can get acquainted with the Greensboro area and meet people. Whether you are new to Greensboro or find yourself in a new life circumstance, our club provides social opportunities to meet and make new friends. We love to have fun together as we explore Greensboro and the community around us. We provide special interest groups that are as varied as our members. We would love to meet you. Please consider this your invitation to join our club and explore all that we have to offer.
Letter from our President
It was so lovely to see so many old, new and prospective members at our August Meet and Mingle and I do hope you enjoyed catching up after the summer break. Many thanks to our Vice-President, Kerri Buted, for hosting in her beautiful home. We also saw a great turnout for our August 17 Kick-Off Meeting at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. Members were able to sign up for the various Interest Groups and meet old and new friends. Our Interest Groups start back in force in September, so we shall all look forward to our schedules becoming busy again after a quieter summer. Our next Meet and Mingle should be great fun – an evening at Cugino Forno at Revolution Mill, a new pizza restaurant which has proved very popular since it opened. This will be on Wednesday September 6 at 6pm. I am very much looking forward to attending this event and hope to see many of you there too, particularly those members who work and are unable to attend daytime events. Our September General Meeting follows on September 28 at a new venue, the Glenn McNairy Library on Lake Jeannette Road. The speaker will be Mavis Liggett, local artist and graphic designer, who will talk to us about the renaissance of downtown Greensboro and the role of the artist community in this.
I have my children (students) arriving from England a few days before this newsletter goes out. We are taking the opportunity to visit some more of your wonderful National Parks, including Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. I am sure I will have lots of tales to tell on my return, just in time for the September Meet and Mingle!
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Thursday September 28 at 10am to 12 noon
Speaker: Mavis Liggett
Topic: The Renaissance of Downtown Greensboro and the role of the artist community in this
Mavis Liggett, a resident of Greensboro for more than 30 years, is a graphic designer as well as a professional oil painter. She is the owner of Nuclear Catfish Fine Art & Graphic Design and has enjoyed a successful career as a graphic artist for over 20 years. She has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut where she specialized in intaglio and stone lithography. Her paintings have been exhibited locally, regionally and internationally and also reside in over a dozen private collections. Since 2011, Mavis has worked exclusively through her sole proprietorship, Nuclear Catfish, designing marketing materials for a variety of local businesses, providing creative workshops for cancer survivors through Wesley Long Cancer Center and Hirsch Wellness Network, and showing and selling her original oil paintings. Mavis has also shared her love of the medium by teaching beginner/intermediate oil painting for Art Alliance of Greensboro in the Greensboro Art Center. Mavis was a board member of Art Alliance for several years and chair of the board from 2010-2013.
No need to RSVP. Guests are welcome. Please remember your name badge.
Prospective members, please call our club’s voicebox at 336-638-1639 to leave a message and let us know your interest; or email the new member contact via: email@example.com . She will get back to you with more information
For future scheduled Meet and Mingles for new members, please check the events calendar or email the membership chair via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check out our calendar of events to learn where you can join in the fun!
Completed forms should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 49808
Greensboro, NC 27419