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May 13, 2024

Dear BNC members:

April showers have brought the May flowers!  Our next general meeting is Tuesday, May 21st. As usual the doors open at 9:30 at the United Trinity Methodist Church on Nash Street in Southport across from the Southport post office. We will have coffee and snacks (feel free to bring a sharable treat if you wish). Make sure to bring your checks or cash with you to sign up for activities.

We will be concluding the election process for two open board spots for the next fiscal year with the installation of the 2024-2025 President and First Vice President elects, Kathleen Ragan and Leslie Walsten, respectively.

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”.  Over the years, the strength of our Newcomers Club has been members taking “the leap” and volunteering to give their time and talent to one of our committees to help put on its events/activities.  Yes, it takes some time and effort, but the friendships that result are priceless, and the satisfaction of coordinating something fun is so worthwhile.  The Special Committee and the Hospitality Committee are in critical need of some new volunteers for us to be able to continue next year. We appreciate the years of service those moving on have provided to the club.  I urge you to consider volunteering.  Please contact:

Social Events Committee:  El Lambert  lambert.r.elizabeth@gmail.com (630) 347-0661

Hospitality Committee:  Chuck Walsten  chuck.walsten@gmail.com  (201) 602-2656

Our speaker this month is Suzan Bell, Oak Island Sea Turtle Rescue.  Oak Island had the first sea turtle nest in NC on May 6th, so we are very excited to hear and learn about our wonderful program and how we can support our natural habitats.

We are winding down for the season as the summer hiatus is upon us.  Here are some of the activities you can sign up for on the 21st. There is additional information on our website BNC Website and updates are posted on Brunswick Newcomers Club on Facebook. If you would like to join our club, you can do so at the meeting. The Membership Fee for May( covers any May and summer evens) is reduced to $10.  Please remember only members who have paid their dues can participate in club activities.

Sign up at the following tables: (Times and additional details at the tables)

Wine Tasting:  Friday May 31st “Sounds Like Summer” at host homes. (Hosts are needed)

Social: Tuesday May 21st @4:00 pm, Pickle Ball Social, Smithville Park, catered $20/pp

Lunch Bunch: Thank you for a great season.  We will be back in September with our Fall schedule.

Special Interest: Oak Island Lighthouse Tours (various dates)

Hand, Knee and Foot cards 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 9-12am St. James Community Center

Singles: Tuesday May 21st @4:00 pm, Pickle Ball Social, Smithville Park, catered $20/pp

ThursdayJune 13 Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson $5/person

Travel: Christmas in Asheville December 17-20 Biltmore, Winery, Gingerbread Houses

Australia and New Zealand – 19 days Departure Date August 28, 2025, optional pre trip to Melbourne and post trip to Fiji.  This is a Grand Circle trip, gct.com .   Our Travel Ambassador is Bev Mastrovich #1112993   From $7025 per person includes round trip from Wilmington

As always check Facebook and the Website for updates and contact information (links are above).

Our Give Back to Brunswick Organization for May is for baby and infant items for Samara’s Village.  Check the Brunswick Newcomer’s Facebook page for a detailed list of needed items.

Hope to see you next Tuesday.

Best Regards,

Bev Mastrovitch

First Vice President BNC




UPDATED June 5, 2024