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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.

Club News

Welcome Matters

Cha, Cha, Cha, Changes………….
On September 22nd we entered a new season and most of us welcomed it. Ah, the changing of the seasons. That's one of the inevitabilities of life, change. So we've all moved here, to a new place with maybe a different culture and a different climate, with people who might talk in a code we are not sure we understand and we try to adjust to the change. Newcomers Club does attempt to help in that process, but we, as a club experience changes too.

"The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions." ~ Ellen Glasgow

And so to improve and grow, we change. We have new versions of old activities. Sit and Stitch, gone for a few years has an excellent descendant in Threads and Needles, thanks to the enthusiastic Deborah Fields. I just might get that quilt done by the end of my term. Lunch and a Movie is back and remastered so we can pick the movie in advance-a welcome change thanks to Jamie Beasley. And, though interests wax and wane, like phases of the moon, we've kept our options open by placing Crafts and Creations, On Stage and Sports in an "on demand" category. This keeps them viable and pliable, something we all like to be during change! And it works! The Craft for October filled up at the September coffee! (You really can't miss a coffee!)

For several years we had a great team putting up scarecrows for the Huntsville Botanical Garden's Scarecrow Trail. That's not happening this year. But we hope to continue the community outreach by participating in the Huntsville Downtown Tinsel Trail. This was a brilliant suggestion made at the board meeting as we discussed the cessation of the scarecrow participation. What a great idea! Our year over year continuation of this project (should we choose to pursue it) will depend on our membership pitching in to help find one annual sponsor or to find sponsors annually. Sometimes it's hard work to change but we may discover it's so worth it.

And Crystal and Nicki are not afraid to try new venues for our socials and luncheons. I love that! Those of us who have been here a while get to see some of the changes around town we might not have noticed otherwise. All of our leaders are willing to be part of our changes-are you?

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
~ Author Unknown

In Friendship,
Cathy Brickey, President

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