This month, please join me in recognizing Brenda Davis as Outstanding Member of the Month
Brenda Davis joined Newcomers in 1982 and has continued her membership for 39 years!! She is our LONGEST ACTIVE MEMBER and deserves great honor, especially at this special 40th Anniversary Celebration time. She tells of dinner clubs and book clubs from way back then that still meet to this day!! She describes how the members created an off-shoot group called ACT TWO for those to join after their three-year membership expired, as were the by-laws in the beginning. Brenda is still friends with many past and present Newcomers of San Antonio members. I hope we get the chance to sit down and hear her stories one day!
One such story is about her close friend and past president Paulette Reynolds (who sadly died in an accident) who was a very friendly person always wearing a smile. But when Paulette had to move away, she couldn’t find friends like she had in Brenda and Newcomers of San Antonio so Paulette moved back! Now that’s a great advertisement for joining our group!!
Recently, Brenda connected us with founder Elaine Van Buren enabling us to invite Elaine to be our Keynote Speaker at the Anniversary Luncheon. She has been very helpful in connecting us with past leaders who have been hard to locate. You’ll typically see Brenda at luncheons and a few interest groups, but what makes her extraordinary is her support and dedication for 39 years to this amazing group we all love which makes Brenda Davis, our December 2021 Outstanding Member of the Month!!
To recognize those who go above and beyond to welcome our newest members, I have created this column. To nominate a current member you’ve seen do so recently, please email submission to Cindy Richards and describe how they have gone above and beyond to welcome our newest member(s).