It’s October, and excitement is in the air! Not because of ghosts and goblins but because of so many wonderful happenings within Newcomers of San Antonio!
Did you hear we turn 40 this year!?! See the teaser article in this October Newsletter giving you a sneak peek at our 40th Anniversary Celebration plans for December 2nd. Be sure to mark your calendars and remember to reserve your luncheon early for that 12/2/21 Fortieth Anniversary Celebration Luncheon.
Our November Luncheon will be open for reservations on October 7th, and I will be first in line as I already peeked at our Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen menu, and I can’t decide between two of the entrees!
Speaking of luncheons: You probably noticed my excitement for the October Interest Group Luncheon, and now it is just days away! I cannot wait to see all of our Interest Groups on display and will have a blast watching so many of you go home with the amazing drawing prizes! BUY YOUR OPPORTUNITY DRAWING TICKETS – you’ll love all the amazing drawing prizes! I want to give a shout-out to the Corporations who donated gifts: Academy, Ancestry.com, Chicken N Pickle, REI, StoneWerks, Top Golf, and Whiskey Cake. Remember to thank them if you visit and thank your Interest Group Leaders who organize and host such fun things for us to do each month. Many leaders also donated AMAZING gift baskets for this luncheon. Thank you all! And, If you have an interest you’d like to lead or if you cannot participate in it on the day(s) offered or because its full, please find the What Group Do You Want to Start? table on October 7th as we will assist you in starting your very own group!
We have a new Board Member! Please join me in welcoming Susi Baylis-Powell to our Newcomers Board! She joined Newcomers and jumped right in. Check out her Bio in the Oct Newsletter. On that note, we still have two board vacancies: 2 Coffee Chairs. You can email, call, text, or send a message in a bottle if you’d like to join our board!! I think we’re rather fun!
I’ve never received so many positive comments, emails and texts thanking me for the final note in my September message, so I will reprint below as it certainly still applies:
While some of us have decided to stay away from gatherings, many are finding the need to make new friends and be active again. I support each group leader deciding how to run their groups in this difficult time and ask that we all respect each other’s decisions on gathering safely. When gathering in a private residence, it is up to the host to set the guidelines for their home. When we enter a restaurant, it is up to the restaurant owner. No one should feel pressured into participating, and I ask that no one ostracize those making decisions different from their own. My goal is to encourage you to bloom where you are planted in a friendly environment as you continue to make San Antonio your home.