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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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My two cents...

I love fall, especially here in Huntsville. I love the changing of the seasons, the color of the leaves, the start of the holidays, and my friends in NCGH. NCGH has given me so many things to look forward to during this season, from parties to activities with friends. We have just completed our first social of the term. Oh what a night! Many members and guests came out with their masks. Huntsville Country Club really did a great job! Thank you to all the ladies that stepped in to make the evening a success. Eugenie walked away with the door prize and everyone had fun with remembering masked heroes and villains! Many thanks to Kathy, our newest member, she and her husband came and taught us some simple swing as well as line dancing. (I hear that there may be some video evidence.) Janet shared her expertise in photographing guests and the event. We are so lucky to have these talented women in our club and their generosity in sharing their skills. THANK YOU!

One trait that is important in a good friend in generosity. Our members have a richness in spirit and a generosity of heart that leaves me humbled. Generosity is simply the willingness to share: share time, talents, and lives. Leonard Nimoy says this about generosity, "The miracle is this. The more we share, the more we have." This sharing can take many forms but the truest and most dear is the sharing of ourselves. Khalil Gibran said "It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." For me, the lesson is to give of myself to others -- my attention, my time and my concern. Gandhi said "Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed." Generosity makes us happier and happiness makes us more generous. It is my opinion that generosity and gratitude are two sides of the same coin. I have read that Maya Angelou stated, "When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." I want to practice both generosity and gratitude, so I will try to share freely without remembering and to receive without forgetting.

Gratitude is emphasized during the upcoming holiday season and Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I love that it focuses on family, friends and remembering our blessings. I feel so grateful to live where I do because I have had the blessing to meet the dear ladies of NCGH.

We will learn about the chosen charity for the Holiday Dinner Party at our November Coffee. You will want to attend and hear about the local activities that we (as individuals) can support. We will continue the collection of non-perishables for the Manna House food banks at the November coffee and luncheon. I hope to see you on November 7th.

Looking forward to our CRAFFLE on November 14th, where we will also have the General
Meeting. Let us remember that "for it is in the giving that we receive" (Francis of Assisi) while
he wasn't speaking about our CRAFFLE it does directly relate. The CRAFFLE is a wonderful
opportunity to share of yourself and possibly receive from someone else. Everyone who
attends will receive some raffle tickets and those who donate CRAFFLE items will receive more! Additionally, we will be voting on the two proposed by-law changes. Please give
some attention and thought to those proposed changes. If you are not able to attend the Luncheon/General Meeting you can place an e-vote. I know that Nicki and her committee have been hard at work to make this a lovely day, so be sure to get your tickets at the Coffee.

I hope to see you at our coffee and other activities this month. I need to always remember that "No one has ever become poor by giving…" Anne Frank.

In Friendship,
Crystal



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