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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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June Membership Meeting and buffet luncheon at Piper Glen Country Club

Join us on Thursday, June 28th to learn all about NASCAR.  Kevin Schlesier, Director of exhibits at the NASCAR Hall of Fame which is right here in Charlotte.

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2018-2019 Board

President - Kathy Consler
VP Membership - Karen Bearss

VP Luncheon Programs

Susan Brandenburg
Pauline Trautman
Secretary - Jean Rottmann

Treasurer - Dee Drobonick

Newsletter Editor - Kathy Salvador

Webmaster - Missy McLaughlin

Advisor - Marie Shea

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Must renew online:  If you need help with renewing online please contact Missy McLaughlin or Mickey Key

Card or Check: Either form of payment is fine.  However, if paying by check, you must complete your renewal online and print out a receipt to attach to your check before mailing.

Emergency Contact:  Accidents & illness can happen at any time or anywhere.  Please provide us with a name and phone number of the person you would like us to notify in case of an emergency.

Club (Interest Group) Selection:  You must select at least one club (Interest Group).  Starting August 1st all Club (Interest Group) notifications, emails, etc. will only be sent to those members who have signed up for a particular club. Therefore, if you want to receive information from a particular club you need to sign up for that club – this includes Chick Flicks and Matinee Madams.  In the future, Eblasts will only be sent out for important information pertaining to all club members.

Thursday, June 28:  Online Renewal Help will be available at the June Membership Luncheon.  If you plan to register then, please be prepared with your Emergency Contact Info., clubs you wish to join, and how you wish to pay.

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

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President's Message

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This year has been a journey, raucous at times, but, oh, what fun we’ve had! We’ve enjoyed two wonderful Socials and have had great monthly Luncheons. We now have a website we can actually use that simplifies Club processes and our ability to engage. We have a new sound system which will make it easier to hear speakers at Club events. So many Club activities have been enthusiastically supported and well attended. We actually have waiting lists. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fun journey.

Now, it is my pleasure to turn the leadership of our Club over to Kathy Consler and the Board of 2018-2019.  They will take you further down the road on this journey, will serve you well, and make your lives fuller and more interesting. I will support them in their efforts every step of the way.

This month, come to our Luncheon at Piper Glen and be entertained by a representative of Nascar. After all, we are the home of Nascar and it is good to be informed. Enjoy your usual Club activities and move on into summer.

I wish each and every one of you well. It has been my pleasure serving you.