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Bright Blessings Needs Our Help

Bright Blessings has asked us to provide hygiene kits for the homeless children.  Each kit must be placed in a large Ziplock bag and contain each of the following items, which should be new and in unopened individual packages.  No hotel samples or travel sizes please.

Toothbrush        Washcloth  
Full-size toothpaste Pocket-size tissue pack
Bar of soap  Lip balm/Chapstick
12 oz. bottle shampoo    Pocket-size hand sanitizer                     

Please contact Libby Joyce ( or Diane McCartney ( to let them know how many kits you plan on providing.  You can take these kits to any NFC event, or contact Libby or Diane, who will gladly arrange to pick them up.

As always, we appreciate your willingness to help those children who are in need.

Our Venue 
McCormick and Schmick

Meet Our Speaker
Dr. Ray Drury

Dr 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.


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.

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Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:30 - Social     12:00 - Lunch

McCormick and Schmick 
Southpark Location - Dogwood Room
4335 Barclay Downs Drive
Charlotte, NC. 28209

Entree Choices:  
Herb grilled chicken with roast potatoes & vegetables
Cedar plank salmon with northwest berry reduction, roast potatoes, & vegetables 
Chesapeake buttermilk fried shrimp with fries & cocktail sauce

Served with iceberg wedge salad and creme brulee. 

Price $30.00
Limit 50 - 75

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Interest Groups

  • 9-Hole Golf
  • Appetizers with Friends
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Book Lovers
  • Bunco Group 1
  • Bunco Group 2
  • Canasta  5 Deck - Beginners
  • Canasta 5 Deck - Experts
  • Chick Flicks
  • Contract Rummy
  • Community Volunteers
  • Crafty Creations 
  • Dining with Divas
  • Drama Queens
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jongg - Beginners
  • Matinee Madams
  • Scrabble
  • Sip & Stitch
  • Swappers
  • Travelers
  • Winers & Diners Group 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
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President's Message


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.