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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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Welcome Matters

My two cents...

Wow, what a whirlwind of a September!
As a club we have had it all - storms, travels, births, and more. Whew!

I am so very proud of our members. Ladies you amaze me!
Within our club we touch lives here in Huntsville, in times of crisis and across
the nation. Crisis Services of North Alabama, American Red Cross, Manna House, North Alabama Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Chamber Guild, Broadway Theatre League, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and Prevailing Winds are just a few of the organizations that our members personally support. It reminds me that an important part of being a friend is to have compassion for others.

Our members are consistently reaching out to those around them with sensitivity
and understanding. It has been said that there are two kinds of people: those who brighten the room when they enter, and those who brighten the room when they leave. I know that our membership is in the first category. THANK YOU!

The Dalai Lama has said "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion." The practice of compassion starts with knowing that we all have difficulties and challenges, continues with understanding that no one is perfect and concludes with the realization that acceptance is better than condemnation. It is my hope to expand my practice of compassion and to recognize compassion in others.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou

We have many opportunities in October to meet with Newcomer members and build friendships beginning with the Get Acquainted Coffee and continues with
card games, craft sessions, potlucks and Punch 'n Lunch, movies, tours as well as bowling. Get your reservation for the Enchanted Masquerade on 10/14 at the Huntsville Country Club. Please find something that interests you and join in. Don't forget to bring your non-perishables for the Manna House to the October Coffee. We begin our collecting there. Remember to sign up for the November Luncheon our CRAFFLE and General Meeting. We will be voting on the proposed by-law changes. So we have many opportunities to practice compassion.

Let me share a couple more thoughts on compassion, one from Nelson Mandela and the other from Lao Tzu.

"Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." Nelson Mandela

"Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." Lao Tzu

In Friendship,
Crystal



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