Here we go! Another great year for Newcomers of San Antonio is in the forecast!
Many of us make a Resolution or two, at the beginning of the New Year. Perhaps join a new Interest group,
improve your health and wellness or better yet— Step into a Role on our Board! It is time to begin seeking Nominations for our 2018-2019 Board, which will be installed at the May luncheon. See the Survey in this Newsletter, as well as a synopsis of each position’s responsibilities. Any Member who has joined since June 2013 may be considered for the Executive Board. The Appointed Board may be a member in good standing for any length of time. Ask a current Board member if you have questions or contact our 1st Vice President of Membership, Sue Ellen Smith, who leads the Nominating Committee.
It is a key element of our Organization for All Members to volunteer their time and talent as officers and activity leaders. This keeps our organization vibrant, current and most of all a wonderful place for newcomers to San Antonio to have a welcoming group to join as they learn about our great city and make new friends.
If you haven’t already done so, please review our current Bylaws (located in the back of your hard copy Directory) and submit any changes or suggestions to our Parliamentarian, Ali H. no later than January 20, 2018. Also, let Ali know if you will serve on the nominating committee – one member at large is needed to serve.
I hope you can attend the January 4th luncheon at Pappadeaux’s. We will have Guest Speaker – Dr. Paul Ringenbach, Historian and Board member of the San Antonio Historical Society. He will speak to us about his time with the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Team and the preparation involved to gain the nomination that resulted in the missions’ inscription as a
World Heritage Site in 2015.
Enjoy our usually mild winters in south Texas. It is fun to bundle up for a few days. But the norm is chilly in the morning and beach weather by mid afternoon. Key to dressing—think layers! ☺
– President Newcomers of San Antonio