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Newcomers Newsletters
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published on 05/21/2002

The Welcome Mat - Newcomers of Signal Mountain Newsletter

Newcomers Newsletter Editor

Message from the Co-directors

Well, here we are in May already and our “reign” is almost over. I am sure Dominique would agree that this has been a fun year for us. I think the best thing is that we really didn’t know each other before we were elected to this post and we found throughout the year how much we thought alike! It’s probably because we were raised in neighboring New Jersey towns! We also enjoyed working with all of you. We instituted the Volunteer program to membership and were very pleased with how well everyone enjoyed their “work” days. So many of you participated in many different areas and we have heard how it really has made you feel more a part of the community as well as given you the opportunity to meet many more people. It was great for Newcomers to make more of a mark on the Mountain this year and fulfill the civic part of our Mission.

At “press time,” we have many openings on the Board, including a Co-Director’s position; two positions on the Fundraising Committee; and at least one Community Outreach director. Some of the recreational activities also lack leadership. Please consider filling one of these vacancies. Newcomers has so much to offer, and it would make it so much better if there was a lot of diversity in what is available. To volunteer, call Dominique or Nancy McCaffrey before the meeting. The work is not as much as you may think, and the rewards are invaluable.

Many of us will be leaving this year, since we are “Not-So-New” anymore. I encourage those who decide to move on to join the Evening Guild beginning in September (call Vicki for details). We hope to join forces every now and then to continue the friendships we have forged and also to make the transition more comfortable when the next line of Newcomers is ready to move on as well. Our next meeting will include voting for Newcomer of the Year, recognitions of some members, and information concerning the Auction outcome. See you there and Thank You to everyone for a terrific year.

Vicki Love, and Dominique Gable,

The next Newcomers Meeting will be Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. at The Bachman Community Center. Board members will meet promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Membership Committee
Next year’s Board Members as well as Newcomer of the Year will be elected at the next meeting, so this is one you don’t want to miss! Many outstanding women are slated for positions, and we still have a few available if you would like to get involved and make Newcomers even more rewarding of an experience. Call Nancy McCaffrey at before the meeting if you are interested or would like more information.


BINGO at Alexian
Volunteers are needed for the two sponsored Bingo games at Alexian. Keep in mind that kids are a welcome addition.

Monday, 5/20 - Mountain Creek Rd. facility 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, 5/23 - Signal Mountain facility, 2:30- 3:30pm.

** Bingos are always held on the 4th Monday morning at 10:30, and the 4th Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Mark your calendars in advance. It would be great if you let us know ahead of time, but showing up is just fine! Coordinator: Teresa Marshall ().

Alexian Auxiliary
Remember Alexian Village Auxiliary meeting on Monday, May 20, 2002 from 10:00 – 11:30 at the Signal Mountain facility. Call Teresa for more information.

This month the Guild meets on May 22 at 10:00.

(Remember: regular Guild meetings are normally held the 4th Wednesday from 10:00 -12:00 noon at the Signal Mountain Town Hall. Call Teresa at for information or to rsvp for the next meeting.)

Babysitting is available during our monthly meetings/ luncheon from 9:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is offered for a fee of $3/hr for one child and $1/hr for each additional child (cash only please). Signal Mountain Baptist Church graciously allows the use of their nursery but requires that all children be able to walk (infants and pre-walkers are welcome at the meeting). You can make reservations by calling Arlina Hensley at by the Friday before the meeting. You may call later to see if openings are still available. Remember to bring drinks, snacks, and lunch for your child if you will be attending the luncheon.

Come shop, gab and hang with us at the Signal Mountain Welfare Council’s Clothes House on Fairmount Avenue! We will meet on Wednesday, May 22 from 9-11:00. You may sign up at the meeting or call Karin Dering at .

Playgroup’s Summer Schedule
Playgroup will continue to meet at 10:00 on Friday mornings, unless otherwise noted. For rain dates, contact Beth Baker () or Courtney Armstrong ():
3 Coolidge Park Fountain
10 Riverview Park
17 Signal Mtn Country Club Park
24 Red Bank Park
31 Pumpkin Patch

7 Signal Mountain Pool (12:00)
14 Cherokee Street Park
21 Coolidge Park Fountain
28 Riverview Park

5 Signal Mtn Country Club Park
12 Red Bank Park
19 Pumpkin Patch
26 Signal Mtn Pool (12:00)

2 Cherokee Street Park
9 Coolidge Park Fountain
16 Riverview Park
23 Signal Mtn Country Club Park
30 Red Bank Park

6 Pumpkin Patch
13 Cherokee Street Park
20 Coolidge Park Fountain
27 Riverview Park

What’s happening this month with Newcomers…

Join us for BUNCO Thursday evening, May 9 at 7 pm. at Teresa Marshall’s home, 32 Cool Springs Drive. Bring $5 with you, as well as your (alcoholic) beverage of choice. Call Teresa at to reserve your spot.

Contact Elizabeth Stewart () for this month’s location and theme.

Please join us for our very last Ladies’ Lunch for the 2001-02 year after the May 7th meeting! Details to be provided at the meeting.

PLAYGROUP meets every Friday between 10am-12noon. Some people bring a picnic lunch or snack. Call the hostess by Thursday morning prior to meeting so we know how many people to expect. Hope to see you all there! For information, contact Beth Baker ().

Hiking Club
T he hiking club meets each Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Pruett’s parking lot – weather permitting. Bring a lunch or snack and plenty of H2O. If you have any questions, call Jean Dolan at .

Saturday, MAY 18, 7:00 p.m.
at Brad and Teresa Marshall's home:
32 Cool Springs Road- Hidden Brook
Please bring a Mexican dish to share and a beverage for yourself. Directions: On James Blvd. take Inverness- Bear right and go down steep hill to
"Hidden Brook Lane"- turn RIGHT. Go through stop sign. 2nd street on right is Cool Springs Rd. Turn Right. 2d driveway on left is # 32. Wear something colorful!! RSVP Phyllis Roark

Congratulations to Amy and Daniel Lamsey on the birth of John Thomas on February 17, 2002! John Thomas, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 ozs., joins big brothers, Matthew and Philip.

Condolences are extended to Allie Levine and her family on the loss of Allie’s grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

YOU GO, GIRL!!! Our own Nancy McCaffrey was one of 500 final interviewees from a pool of 25,000 applicants for a spot in the cast of the next CBS Survivor series! Although Nancy won’t be competing in some exotic television locale for $1,000,000, you can spot her right here on Signal Mountain, lounging by the Town Center swimming pool this summer!

Please contact Nancye Freeman for more information concerning the May Book Club plans. Her phone number is .

Ladies’ Night Out
Leslie Goff is hosting our Ladies’ Night Out on May 1 at 7:00. Please RSVP to Leslie at by April 29. Leslie’s address is 11 Hidden Brook Lane. See You There! Also, if anyone is interested in continuing Ladies’ Night Out during the summer, please contact Elke Grass ().

As Always, Our Special Thanks To:

Bachman Community Center
For hosting our meetings

Signal Mountain Baptist Church
For the use of their nursery

The Bread Basket
For furnishing the yummy refreshments

Have a fun-filled and safe summer! See you in the fall for another great year in Newcomers!!

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