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Date: 7/22/2020
Subject: August 2020 Newsletter
From: New Friends

  Editor: Lora Castello


    President's Message

 Pauline Trautman


Hello Ladies,


I am happy to say we are underway with some of our events.  We need to enter into this phase slowly and carefully.  If you are going to an event, please wear your mask.    

I know these are unusual times for us all.  Thankfully, at this time I have not heard of anyone I know having Corona Virus (COVID19).   I hope every one of our members is safe and healthy.


This year’s Board voted to hold our Joint Board Meetings quarterly.  The first meeting will be in January, 2021.  We feel it is prudent not to gather at this time in large groups, hence the delay until January.  If you have a prospective member who is interested in joining at this time, please have them contact Jeanne Deiger, our Web Trainer, and she will give her an overview of our website.


We are excited to be holding our Luncheon at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room on August 27.   If you feel comfortable attending please sign up on the web site.

Stay healthy and safe.  We will get through this trying time together.


VP of Membership
Susan Brandenburg

Thanks to all who renewed their membership!  We really appreciate you. We know there is still a lot of uncertainty about when and how groups will begin to meet. But it will happen and by renewing your membership you will be ready.  If you haven’t renewed it is not too late! If you have any problems please contact me and I will help you get renewed.  

If you are out and about and meet new ladies be sure to invite them to give us a look.  New Friends of Carolina is a great place to make new and lasting friends.


Board Meeting
Thursday, August 6  10 am
Home of Pauline Trautman
8301 Silver Maple Lane
Mint Hill, NC 28227
This Board Meeting will be for Standing Committee and Elected Board Members only.  We ask that you please register online.  If you are unable, or feel uncomfortable in attending, please let Pauline know.  

to merge Care and Concern to VP Membership
 As of the printing of the Newsletter at 5 pm Wednesday, July 22 there were 68 votes.  
67 votes Yes
1 vote No
 Going forward the Vice President of Membership will be responsible for Care and Concern.

  Membership Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, August 27
Bonterra Dining and Wine Room
  Cleveland Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
11:30-Social  12 noon-Luncheon
 Cost per person $28       Limit 72

We will be served a choice of:
Heritage Pork Tenderloin
Springer Farms Chicken Breast
Roasted Scottish Salmon
all served with Caprese Salad and Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Guest Speaker:
Robin Ciordia from 
When was the last time you had a really sweet moment? Something that made you feel special, that gave you an exceptional experience. Come listen to Robin Ciordia of The Secret Chocolatier as she informs you of why their chocolates and confections are like no other. 
  The club subsidizes the cost of our luncheons.   
Please do not arrive early as the wait staff needs to set up before we arrive.  

Book Lovers
Wednesday, August 19
ZOOM MEETING  9:30-Social  10 am
Book discussion-House of Broken Angels  by:  Luis Alberto Urrea
Details for the meeting will be sent out one week prior to meeting.  Please visit the webpage to register and for any further information.
Our book selection for September:  Disappearing Earth   by:  Julia Phillips

Sip and Stitch
Thursday, August 13
 11 am
Hostess-Carol McPhee
Co-hostess-Valerie Marczyk
204 Fitzhugh Lane
Weddington, NC

Ladies Night Out
Wednesday, August 19
Reids Fine Foods
4331 Barclay Downs Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28209
6 pm
To register please visit our webpage.

Friday, August 14
11:45 am
Napa On Providence
110 Perrin Place 
Using 6' social distancing mandates, we ask all patrons to be masked at all times except when seated at their table.  We will be seated in a private room.
Please register and visit the webpage for more information.

Bunco #2
Monday, August 17
10 am-12 noon
Home of Susan Brandenburg
5513 Two Iron Drive  Matthews, NC  28104
Bunco #2
green bunco dice
We are offering two Bunco #2 dates in August.  We will only have 2 tables of 4 (8 players).  We are asking you to wear a mask.  Each player will receive their own dice to play with as well as writing materials.  Cost is $5.  
Please sign up for either Monday, August 17th (Susan B) or Monday, August 24th (Pauline)  so we can offer more people the opportunity to play.
Bunco #2
Monday, August 24
10 am-12 noon
Home of Pauline Trautman
8301 Silver Maple Lane
Mint Hill, NC 28227

8/1-Mary Jean Kushner
8/2-Emily DeGnore
8/6-Sandra Sherrard
8/6-Kathy Couture
8/6-Karen Bearss
8/7-Trisha McGinn
8/9-Becky Sigmon
8/11-Jean Griffiths
8/12-Marie Griffy
8/17-Pam Puetz
8/17-Marie Latorre
8/18-Jeanne Deiger
8/18-Sandra Riddle
8/19-Karen Knaub
8/25-Sandy Herberg
8/26-Laura Mauldin
8/27-Louise Palmer
8/27-Marilyn Olson
8/28-Pamela Synder
8/29-Roxana Shell
8/29-Carol Ellwanger
8/29-Julia Zaremski
8/30-Grace Smith

To look at the calendar, please visit:  Calendar