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Date: 8/25/2020
Subject: September Newsletter 2020
From: New Friends

Please see the final draft of the September NL.  I will be sending it out tomorrow around 5 pm.  Louise and Jeanne, if you will make sure all the events scheduled will be open around that time.  If you need me to help do that...just let me know.
Thanks so much.  Looks like we are slowly opening events.  
  Editor: Lora Castello

President's Message

Pauline Trautman



Hello Ladies,


Are we all tired of the heat and humidity yet?   I can say with certainty that I have had enough.  What makes it worse is the fact that we have to wear our masks. 

I do not leave the house without mine.


The Board decided after much consideration of our members’ safety and health that we are finally beginning to hold some events.  Bunco 2 is meeting twice a month with groups of eight.  This allows 16 ladies to attend per month.  Lunch Brunch and Ladies Night Out are also holding events and to date they have been well attended.  If some of our other groups feel safe hosting the events for which they are responsible, please do so in small groups.


It was wonderful to see 29 ladies attend the July Membership Luncheon.  We all felt very safe at Mario’s/John’s Place.  Everyone arrived with their masks on and removed them once we sat down for lunch.  The restaurant did a great job of setting us up in a private room with tables of four.  I want to give a shout out to our VP of Luncheons:  Barbara Scott-Cannon and Moira Yeager.  They have a wonderful year planned for us.  Several different restaurants have been chosen.


Hope to soon see you out and about or at an event.

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


VP of Membership
Susan Brandenburg
   Even during the pandemic we welcome two new members this month, Monya Thomas and Abbey Campbell. If you see them at an event please welcome them.  Groups are starting to open with safety precautions in place.  When you are ready, we are ready for you!  I certainly miss all my "new friends".   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, September 3. 10 am
Home of Moira Yeager
306 Trapper Cove Lane
Matthews, NC  28104
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.  
Please register on the website.

Care and Concern
Susan Brandenburg

If you know of any member that may need a condolence, get well or encouragement card please let Susan know.  We want to support our members in time of need.

  Membership Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, September 24
McCormick and Schmick's 
  4335 Barclay Downs Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28209
11:30-Social  12 noon-Luncheon
 Cost per person $30      Limit 70

We will be served a choice of:
Herb Grilled Chicken with Roasted Vegetables/Seasonal Vegetables
Cedar Plank Salmon with Roasted Vegetables/Seasonal Vegetables
Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp with Fries
All served with Iceberg Wedge Salad 
Creme Brulee' for Dessert
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Ray Drury

Dr. Drury is a regular keynote speaker for conferences, seminars and events all over the world. He feels most at home when speaking to a large group about something he is passionate about, helping people. Not one to tiptoe around controversial issues, Dr. Drury holds no punches when it comes to standing up for the truth and exposing non-truth. Dr. Drury will be anything but boring. He will be surprisingly educational, usually funny, always inspirational and he will leave you a little smarter, more alive and super empowered!

You must register on the website.
  The club subsidizes the cost of our luncheons.   
Please do not arrive early as the wait staff needs to set up before we arrive.  

 Wednesday, September 16   10 am
 Joan McLean   
Zoom Meeting
A social time will begin at 9:30 am with the book discussion starting at 10 am.
Meeting details will be sent one week prior.  
Please RSVP for the Zoom meeting by registering here on the webpage.

This month we will be reading  
 Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Discussion Leader: Cher Erickson
Book Selection for October : 
 Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Appetizers with Friends
Sue Howard
September 18  7-9 pm
Roseann and Doug Fochi
3510 East Sandy Trail
Fort Mills, SC  29707
Due to Covid, we will be using disposable plates, cups, and eating utensils. Bring your own serving utensils to serve yourself. We will be meeting outside until the weather turns bad. In case of bad weather we will either postpone or reschedule. Our numbers will be smaller as well for the time being.  Hopefully things will go back to some kind of normal soon! 

Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share(table ready) and your own wine or beverage. Water/soda will be provided.
Please register on the website.

Sip and Stitch
Thursday, September 10
 1 pm
We will meet on Zoom. 
Please register on the website.
An invitation will be sent on September 9.

Book Swappers
Monday, September 14  7pm
Home of Carol McPhee
2024 Fitzhugh Lane
Weddington, NC
See the website for contact information and to register.

Ladies Night Out
Wednesday,September 16
1824 Roxborough Road
Charlotte, NC  28211
6 pm.
$23 per person 
covers appetizers, drinks, tax and gratuity.
To register please visit our webpage.

Friday,September 11  
12:00 noon
Killington's Restaurant and Gastro Pub
Located in Baxter Town Village
940 Market St. #110
Fort Mill, SC 
We will be in a private room on the 2nd floor (elevator access).  All guest must wear a mask entering and exiting the restaurant.  
You must sign up on the website.

Bunco #2
Monday, September 21
10:00 am
Hostess: Kathy Conseler
17127 Hedgerow Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28277
Cost $5 per player
Limit 12
Everyone will have their own dice to play with that have been sanitized.  The hostess will decide if masks should be worn, so please have one with you.  
After play we will go to lunch at Red Rocks in Indian Land, near the hostess home.  

9/1-Elizabeth McFadden
9/1-Cynthia Llewellyn
9/2-Barbara Minkoff
9/3-Diane Swain
9/4-Lora Castello
9/8-Suzanne McInerney
9/13-Mickey Key
9/14-Helen Creighton
9/14-Sandi Cherrybone
9/15-Dolly Biden

9/16-Kathy Haines
9/16-Martha Smith
9/23-Karen Kovach
9/24-Alice Elizabeth Russell
9/24-Carol Henderson
9/24-Sharon Parkhurst
9/26-Chris Green
9/26-Diane Fohr
9/28-Barbara Scott-Cannon
9/28-Ursula Baker

To look at the calendar, please visit:  Calendar