Social Scene: Newcomers honor 48 years of tradition

Jodi Pree
Special to the Eagle


Newcomers honor 48 years of tradition

Newcomers, now entering their 49th year, held a special luncheon honoring their club’s traditions, their members’ contributions, and the spirit of friendship that serves as their foundation.

The packed agenda included an afternoon of hellos and goodbyes. Past presidents were welcomed and honored for their service to the club. Newcomers also welcomed seven new members while saying goodbye to the 2018 spin off class which included 22 ladies. After five brief years, all Newcomers must spin off.

Membership Chair Kathie Richel welcomes seven new members.

Past president Beverly Novark extended an invitation to each of the spin offs to join Just Friends, a group where they can reconnect with past Newcomers and be members for life. Outgoing President Jaye Spencer gave her farewell remarks, thanked her “J Team” for their service, and announced the 2018-2019 board members. Jacky Childress, past president and mentor to the incoming president Donna Dubey, performed the ceremony of the installation of executive officers.  The luncheon concluded with the ever-popular sponsors’ prizes and 50/50 raffle.

For more information about joining Newcomers contact: Debbie Kelly at 732-915-6318 or Camilla Sawick at 847-302-9231. For more information about attending a Newcomers Luncheon, held on the second Wednesday of every month contact: Susan Wolfe at 239-970-2007.