This month, please join me in recognizing Carol Palazzo as the Outstanding Member of the Month.
Carol Palazzo joined Newcomers in the midst of lockdown due to COVID-19 and once we started meeting again, it took all the courage she could muster up to even attend a coffee. But, Carol wanted to make friends so she pushed herself to attend. Today, Carol is our 1st VP of Membership and leads Lunch Bunch and Genealogy interest groups! But, because she knows how hard it was for her to take that first step, Carol actively reaches out to our new members in various ways. She first looks to see if new members have started getting involved and will call or send emails to check in on them and personally invite them to our upcoming events. Carol often asks if any new members would like to sit at her table at the luncheons and deliberately set up Lunch Bunch as a great opportunity for any member to meet friends over lunch. Carol is the one who suggested that we plan a big celebration to mark our 40th Anniversary of Newcomers. She wants to honor our Founders and past presidents who have kept this wonderful Newcomers Club going for 40 years as well as celebrate what our future holds with all these new members joining now!! Carol is also concerned with those who need a helping hand and would like us to form a committee to do so. (Please see her if you care to be on this Helping Hands Committee) She has been doing all this while enduring much pain with a mending broken elbow, surgery, many doctor appointments and trying her best to keep that whole arm immobile. I call that going above and beyond which makes Carol Palazzo, our November Outstanding Member of the Month!!