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
Our Meet and Mingle at the ‘Traveled Farmer’ on October 4 was a treat, and we heard from their passionate chef Jay the story of the restaurant and its “Farm to Table” mission. I encourage you all to go and eat there sometime. Our next Meet and Mingle will be another evening event on Friday November 3 at 6pm and should be a fascinating “behind the scenes” tour of the Proximity Hotel and Printworks Bistro (details below ) We hope that many of you can join us, and partners are most welcome.
By the time you read this our October General Meeting will have happened. There is no General Meeting in November due to Thanksgiving. I know this is a special time of year for you all, a time to get together with family and a time to eat! I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We Brits don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but we have our own celebration in November – “Remember Remember the 5th of November” is Guy Fawkes Day when we celebrate the failure of the gunpowder plot, led by Guy Fawkes and his fellow Catholic rogues, to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. Londoners immediately began lighting bonfires in celebration that the plot had failed, and a few months later Parliament declared November 5 a public day of thanksgiving. Guy Fawkes Day, also known as Bonfire Night, has been around in one form or another ever since. Though originally anti-Catholic in tone, in recent times it has served mainly as an excuse to watch fireworks, make bonfires, drink mulled wine and burn Guy Fawkes effigies (along with the effigies of current politicians and celebrities!).
So we are approaching the Holiday Season and, after Thanksgiving, we will be looking ahead to December and our Holiday Luncheon. This takes place this year on Thursday December 14 at the Starmount Forest Country Club (details below). We look forward to celebrating together and hope to see many of you there. Donations for the raffle are always much appreciated.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!
Thursday December 14, 2017
At Starmount Forest Country Club
1 Sam Snead Drive, Greensboro 27410
Doors open at 11.30am for socializing
Lunch served at 12.15pm
Cost: $28 Members; $32 Guests
Our luncheon will be a plated meal. Entrée choices are below:
- Buttermilk Pecan chicken with a peach glaze, parmesan whipped potatoes and green been almandine
- Maple Roasted Salmon with French green beans and black sesame with Scallion steamed rice
- Seasonal vegetable pasta tossed with fresh herb tomoato coulis
All meals will be served with a salad and chocolate mousse in a martini glass with a berry garnish. Included beverages will be tea, coffee, or water. There will be a cash bar (serving sodas, wine, beer and Bloody Mary). There will also be a raffle. Please bring cash or check to purchase raffle tickets and drinks from the bar.
Please remit the enclosed form with your menu selection and your check made out to Greensboro Newcomers Club by Thursday 30th November to Ann Leitner, 821 Rollingwood Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410.
NAME: __________________________ MENU CHOICE: ___________________
GUEST: __________________________ MENU CHOICE: ___________________
EMAIL: _____________________________ PHONE: __________________________
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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com.
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