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Out with the old.  In with the new.

On May 21st both the old and new board members met at outgoing President Mickey Key’s beautiful lakefront home to install the new board members and discuss the transitioning of duties and responsibilities. Afterward everyone enjoyed a sumptuous luncheon and stimulating conversation.

Outgoing Board

Incoming Board

New President Pauline Trautman
Old President Mickey Key
John's Place is to the left of Mario's.

Meet Our Speaker

Karen Vey

  Karen Vey has been practicing yoga for 12 years.  She is a graduate of the 200-hour teacher training program at Y2 Yoga in Charlotte, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (200 RYT).

Karen’s passion for yoga and its benefits inspired her to become a teacher. She believes that yoga should be energizing, fun, and empowering!  Karen is available for private or group in-person classes or zoom classes. 

A native of North Carolina, Karen   resides in Mint Hill with her husband Danny, 13-year-old son Dylan, and fur baby Foster.

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, July 23, 2020
11:30 - Social     12:00 - Lunch

John's Place
2945 Matthews-Weddington Road
Matthews, NC. 28104

Entree Choices:  Italian roasted chicken, shrimp scampi, or baked ziti

All entrees are served with tossed salad, fresh garlic buttons, and mini cupcakes.

Price $20.00
Limit 50

Please do not arrive early as the wait staff needs to set up before we arrive.

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Interest Groups

  • Appetizers with Friends
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Book Lovers
  • Bunco Group 1
  • Bunco Group 2
  • Canasta  5 Deck Beginners
  • Canasta 5 Deck Expert
  • Chick Flicks
  • Contact 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 1
  • Winers & Diners Group 2

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


President's Message


Hi Ladies,

I hope that we are all staying safe and well in our confinement and finding ways to keep up with our friends. This is a very strange time we are experiencing. However, it has introduced us to social connecting through apps like ZOOM, Skype, and FaceTime to name a few.

This virus has also changed the way we had to vote for our new slate of officers. Normally we vote in person at the April membership luncheon. We are happy to announce that our results from online voting have been quite successful. For those who chose to participate, we had a unanimous vote “yes”. Our board will be discussing how to move forward for future surveys. The online voting does allow for the entire club to vote if they so choose. We had a substantial higher number of votes than we would have had at a luncheon.

  I know we will be so happy to see each other again and even more appreciative of our NFC friendships and fun activities.