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    Welcome to the Newcomers Club of Greater Huntsville. We are a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving women's organization. Most of us are Huntsville or Madison residents, but we have members from as far west as Athens and as far north as the Tennessee border. The club offers you an opportunity to make lasting friendships while learning about northern Alabama. There is at least one activity every week — anything from casual luncheon potlucks to all-day bridge sessions to area tours. Check out our Facebook Page.   Click here to view our history page.

    The Newcomers Club is non-sectarian, non-political, and non-commercial. If you have moved to the area within the last three years, you are eligible to join. Want more information on membership? Click here.

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Happy New Year everybody! Here we are in the dead of winter, the gloomy days, and the coldest time of year. But optimists have fun now -skiing, sledding, skating. I used to be a skier, until I got too klutzy and it wasn't fun anymore. (Did you know there is a "Cluttsville" here in Madison County?) But I digress. I had always loved downhill trail skiing because it was quiet, peaceful and beautiful. So when I gave it up, I took up cross country skiing. Don't get me wrong; I've taken a pretty hard tumble doing that too, but it is far less dangerous (especially for me). And it is oh, so quiet. I'll bet you didn't know I kind of like my quiet times too.

I think there are two kinds of Newcomers members also-the downhill skier and the cross country skier.

Our downhill skiers take off immediately and dive right down the slope, taking part in as many activities as their interests and calendars will allow. They are enthusiastic and cheerleaders of our club. Some are even what we call "hotdogs" in skiing, trying anything that comes their way.

Our cross country ladies find a niche and really stick with it. They can savor each moment spent with their new friends and enjoy the activities that they find the most rewarding. They include our very thoughtful members who give me inspiration and encouragement and probably do the same for you.

And we have all sorts of combinations of the two, each person able to find their own comfort level. Our January "Craffle" will demonstrate the individuality of our members while really showing off their talent.

As a group we really shine. We embrace our new community and help to enrich it. Last month alone we helped 4 different charities in 4 different ways. Gift wrappers helped CSNA, the Holiday Social garnered $925 for Habitat for Humanity, 2 cars full of food were dropped off at the Downtown Rescue Mission after the Holiday Luncheon and 750 Mama Bags were assembled for Manna House!

The coming months will still be a flurry of activity, with luncheons, socials, a fashion show and even a parade to add to our monthly events. You choose what kind of skiing you'd like to do and we'll provide the snow and equipment.

Isn't it wonderful that all of us can enjoy the snow? What's even better is that both types of skiers, and those who are a combination of the two, can enjoy the hot chocolate and warming hut that is the entirety of Newcomers. Like a glowing fire on a wintry dayNewcomers welcomes you.

In Friendship,

Cathy Brickey
President 2016/2017

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