Wow! Are you sure it’s October already? I think I missed August and September. Oh well….
October has a lot to recommend it. The official Fall social whirl has begun. My calendar is filling up fast. Make sure your calendar includes Newcomer events. Join our circle of friendship and support. Come to our meetings, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners , book clubs and join our new movie group.
Now that I’m feeling better, I’m looking forward to some nice Fall walks at Wawayanda. Love that Fall smell and the crunch of the leaves under my feet. Come join me. I look forward to your company.
I want to thank you all again for the cards, flowers, phone calls and company. You brightened my days. Special thanks to Connie, who heads our “cheer up committee.” As I keep telling you all “Newcomers Rule.”
Our October meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10th, with social time beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting beginning at 10 a.m.
Our speaker for this meeting is Ricardo Pino, Director of the West Milford Township Library will be talking to us about the events and services offered by the new library.
Refreshments for this meeting will be provided by Krystyna Wezdecki and Dot Mazzarisi.
BOOK GROUP:Carol Smith
The next meeting of this group will be on Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Carol Heinz. We will be discussing “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore. Please let Carol know if you are planning to attend.
BREAKFAST BUNCH: Mary-Ellen Snyder
This group will be meeting at the Sit N’ Chat Diner on Thursday, October 5th, meeting at the diner at 9:30 a.m. Please let Mary-Ellen know if you will be attending.
COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB: Carol Heinz
This group is on hold and will resume at a later date.
COUPLES DINNER GROUP: Pat Kaminskyj
Pat will let us know by email when the next dinner is planned.
DON'T WAIT TO LOSE WEIGHT (DoWaLoWe): Mary Loudin
DoWaLoWe is a self-help group which began in January, 2009. Each new member is asked to state the number of pounds she hopes to lose and to briefly describe her weight-loss method. DoWaLoWe has its own e-mailing list for weekly weigh-ins. Members of the group check their weight every Monday morning by noontime and then report their weight gain or loss (number of pounds) or maintenance of the same weight to all members of the group. Knowing that other friends are attempting to lose weight and reporting one's own weight control on a weekly basis have proven effective in keeping members on track. Mary Loudin is the coordinator. If an individual member does not have e-mail, she may call Mary every Monday before noon, who will then report the results to the group.
FLICK CHICKS: Dot Mazzarisi
The first outing of our new Movie Group, now to be known as The Flick Chicks, was a
big success! Further outings will be planned at the Kinnelon theatre, always on a
Thursday (Senior Day) with a $5 admittance fee and always at the 2 p.m. matinee
showing. Watch your emails for upcoming movie viewing plans.
LET’S DO LUNCH: Merrilee McKittrick
The next luncheon will be on Thursday, October 26th, meeting at the Vila Verde restaurant in Wayne for Spanish/Portuguese cusine at 12:30 p.m. Let Merrilee know if you are planning to attend.
PAY IT FORWARD: Rosemary Martin
Rosemary collects sample or full size toiletries, unused gift toothbrushes from the dentist and barely used shampoos or conditioners and similar items. These items are very much appreciated at our local women's shelter. Please contact her if you have something to contribute or bring them to a Newcomers meeting.
SUNSHINE SQUAD: Connie McHugh
If a member needs help for a SERIOUS reason, Connie will coordinate assistance from willing club volunteers.
WAYWAYANDA WALKERS: Mary Loudin
This group will continue to meet at the lake parking lot in Wawayanda State Park on Mondays at 11 a.m. Children and dogs are welcome. Park regulations require that dogs be on leashes. You do not have to call Mary if you are walking, just show up by 11 a.m.
WORKING WOMEN’S CHAT-A-BIT DINNER GROUP: Mary Loudin
In October, “The Halloween Witches” will take flight with an outing at Penning’s at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10th. This group is open to all our members. If you plan on attending, let Mary know. Other dinners to follow: The Snow Bunnies in January, the April Fools in April and The Dynamic Dames in July.
New groups are always forming and changing around the interests of our members. If there is any other activity you would like to see implemented, please feel free to bring it up. New ideas are ALWAYS welcome.
Blanche A. DeSimone (2009 - present)