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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.

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The Lusty Month of May

Yes, the "Lusty Month of May". Most of you know that I was an English major. My minor was folklore with special concentration on the Arthurian Legend. Our wedding was in May. I was married in a medieval style dress made of velvet. The Lusty Month of May was played before the wedding and we walked down the aisle at the end to the "Camelot" theme. I am still quite enamored with all things Arthurian despite that pesky love triangle that ruined it for everyone. It is the ideal of 'might for right' and the community of chivalry looking toward the future that always holds my interest. Enough about me………

Let's celebrate the community of Newcomers this month. It's our own little Camelot. The Board of Directors and Standing Committee Chairs have been at the Round Table overseeing the business of the realm. To Crystal, Nicki, Margarita, Barbara, Dona, and Sharron: your wisdom and support have made all the difference to me. The Standing Committee Chairs have been the reassuring knights. Janet M, Vivian, Carolyn, Phyllis, Connie, Janet H, Michelle and Felecia have kept us on a direct path and have inspired us with their ideas and talents. And Eugenie (my Merlyn) proved to be a sage and trusted advisor.

Our historical and heraldry department has been top notch, with Dona and Janet H gathering all the information and Janet M, Lynne M, Phyllis and Connie disseminating it far and wide. And our census keeper, Margarita kept the rolls. Our coffers will be healthy, thanks to Barbara and to you, our members.

The Ladies who brought us the feasts have been awesome. Every month Mary Ann and her loyal crew have plied us with a themed repast. We are able to honor our new friends in style with Carolyn and Patti's help. Katherine and Jan have kept us in the Sunshine. And oh, the banquets!! Jody S and Karen M have organized the best of the best for our Lords and Ladies. And our VPs do double duty for Socials and Luncheons. We have been regaled with the efforts of Crystal and Nicki. Let's all say thanks to the committee members, the faithful pages. Everyone works together to keep the mission going. We cheer at their valiant efforts and their glorious successes, like last month's Fashion Show under Laura's guidance. Huzzah!

How about those tournaments? With cards and bowling, even dice, we were part of the friendly competitions overseen by Vivian. Thanks to Connie, Annette, Carolee, Vivian, Deborah, Janet M, Karen K, and Sandy. And those wanting calmer pursuits have had books and sewing and movies headed by Dona, Deborah and Jamie. We have explored our kingdom with Felecia and Michelle. Again Huzzah!

Space precludes me from listing each committee member, but please know that I see you all as the foundation for our fortress and am grateful for all of your help this year, whether to me or to a Chair.

We have been good stewards of our community-our kingdom-the Greater Huntsville area. It is even in our mission statement. We are givers, especially during the holidays, to those in our region who have great needs. And we are supporters, like at Tinsel Trail (Diane B), Panoply and the St. Patrick's Day Parade (Connie & Vivian). These are opportunities to give civically as well as inform the public. "Might for Right"

As I step down and yield the Presidency to the extremely competent Crystal, I go (not to a convent) knowing that all this support remains and she will also be overwhelmed by the assistance that is freely given to her and her own "court". Congratulations to all the Ladies presented by the committee headed by Sharron; you will receive so many rewards as a result of your work. I have.

Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was our own Camelot………………………………………………

In Friendship,

Cathy Brickey
President 2016/2017

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