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Get Out. Make New Friends.
Have Fun!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to get out of the house, make new friends and participate in exciting activities, then look no further. New Friends of Carolina (NFC) is what you’ve been looking for. Founded in 1989 as a not- for- profit social club for women, NFC welcomes both new comers to the Carolinas as well as those who have lived here for years.

There’s no need for concern about pressure. You’ll find the members of our club to be both friendly and welcoming. They simply want you to join in the activities and have some fun. There’s something for everyone. For a complete list of activities see INTEREST GROUPS below.Learn More
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A Sweet Deal!


Join us at Georges Brasserie on April 26th for the Monthly Membership Luncheon.  Cost is $25.00 which includes a three-course gourmet lunch.  Self-described Bee Man – Randall York of Cloister Honey will be the speaker.  Mr. York will tell us about beekeeping and how his hobby became a business.  Cloister Honey is known for its creative take on specialty honeys and its Ghost Pepper Whip Honey was awarded Southern Living Magazine’s “Good Food Award” for being one of the region’s best spreads. Come and hear what all the “buzz” is about!
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Community Volunteers

We are partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to provide donations to those in need.  Lora Castello and Diane Swain will be collecting your donations during May events.

Second Harvest is in short supply of canned proteins (beans, chicken, meat, fish).  Low sodium soups and stews are also great options!  They can also use baby items:  diapers, wipes and formula.  Financial donations are always welcome to fund refrigerated trucks to transport fresh produce, dairy, and meats to partner agencies.

We will be collecting at the monthly luncheon in May, as well as sending an e-blast for other events you can bring your donations to.

Thanks for your generosity on behalf of those less fortunate - you make a difference!

"Reminders "

Registering for events:  Some events will be posted ahead of time but will be “Temporarily Unavailable” for registration until after the Newsletter has gone out.  Once the newsletter has gone out , “Registration” will be opened.  

New Check Cashing Procedure:  Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not For Profits, any check received by NFC for any event will be immediately endorsed and deposited within one week's time.

For any member who cancels their reservation before an event deadline and is eligible for a refund, their account will automatically be credited for said amount. This amount can then be used for a future event.  If the member prefers a cash refund, she must request a refund check from the Treasurer. 

No Solicitations
:  It has been called to our attention that certain members are soliciting at luncheons and other events.  According to our Policies and Procedures, solicitations are not allowed.  See Section 3-Members Item # 6.

Interest Groups

  • Appetizers with Friends
  • Arts
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Book Lovers
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Chick Flicks
  • Contact Rummy
  • Dining with Divas
  • Golf
  • Gourmet Lunch
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jongg
  • Matinee Madams
  • Referral List
  • Scrabble
  • Sip & Stitch
  • Swappers
  • Travelers
  • Winers & Diners

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


President's Message

President Marie Shea Picture

Our Club is growing by leaps and bounds. So many new faces and interesting life stories! How lucky we all are to be part of this growth experience and to enjoy the benefits of membership in this great Club.

An integral part of this experience is the new website which enables us to participate more fully in Club life. It not only allows us to register for activities online but also to locate other women in our neighborhoods who may be attending. We are never truly alone in this Club.

This month our Luncheon will be at Georges Brasserie and the delightful “Bee Man” will once again entertain us. Come and join us for good food, good company and an enjoyable presentation. Some of us will be attending “Beatles vs Stones” musical event at McGlohon Theatre on April 15th. It promises to be a fun evening. Stay tuned for more such events coming your way from Chris Green and the Arts & Entertainment group.

We are all looking forward to a glorious Sunday afternoon on May 6th at the Spring Social at Childress Vineyards. There may still be a few spots left, so if you want to go, don’t delay and register today.

 This month, then, enjoy your usual activities but in addition, try something new, perhaps something challenging. You never know. You might become a regular.

Just a reminder: We still need members to serve in leadership positions within the Club. If you are interested, please let me know. Also, if you would like to start a new interest group, we are always open to your ideas.

Have a wonderful month.