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Newcomers Newsletters
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published on 10/04/2001

THE WELCOME MAT - Newcomers of Signal Mountain October Newsletter

Newcomers Newsletter Editor

Message from the Co-directors

As all of us were beginning to gather for our first Newcomers meeting of the year, we were little by little learning about the atrocities that were taking place in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. You begin to wonder if you should continue with your meeting. But with beautiful words of remembrance to those whose lives were lost that morning and prayers for our great country to cope in the aftermath, given by Teresa Marshall, we chose to continue with our meeting.

We had many new and prospective members in attendance and this is so very encouraging. We even had a brand new member offer to become our treasurer this year. It is so encouraging to see those that are walking into our room for the first time anxious to volunteer.

Along this line, Newcomers new policy for members to volunteer for at least two events each calendar year was met with great enthusiasm. It was not an easy Board decision to make but based on the civic part of our Purpose, it was a necessity. Many volunteered for more than two events. Dominique and I would like to thank each and every person that submitted their forms at the meeting and ask those that desired additional time to please either mail those forms or submit them at our next meeting. We will have these forms available each meeting date for new members to be given this opportunity.

Our next meeting is October 2nd at our new location, the Bachman Center (10:00a.m.). See you there!

Vickie Love Dominique Gable

Membership Committee
Dues are $25 yearly and may be paid in cash or check payable to Signal Mountain Newcomers. New visitors will receive a newsletter for 3 months until dues are paid. Try to pay dues at our next meeting to ensure your inclusion in the Membership Directory.

Join us for BUNCO Thursday evening, 10/11 at 7:00 p.m. at Jayme Upton?s home, 2108 Valleydale Lane. This is a dice game that requires no skill, so come and have a good time! The more people who sign-up, the more you?ll get to know and the more fun you?ll have. Bring $5 with you, as well as your (alcoholic) beverage of choice, and you could go home with some serious cash! Everyone welcome? especially those who have never played before! Call Jayme at to reserve your spot.

Join us for Recipe Club on October 25 from 11:30-1:30 at Rebecca Bursch?s home, 61 Cool Springs Road. Our theme is ?Tailgate Favorites?, so bring a sample and copies of your recipe. We will also enjoy Jayme Upton?s famous Pepper Jelly, so bring $4.00 for the supplies.

Call Rebecca () by 10/11 to RSVP and for directions if you plan to attend.

Let?s all go to lunch and get to know each other! We?ll be picnicking at Signal Point following the meeting on 10/2. The Pizza Place will provide the chicken teriyaki salad for $6.00 each. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Stewart () by October 5. Directions will be provided at the meeting.

10/5 - Pumpkin Patch
10/12 - Riverview Playground
10/19 - Pumpkin Patch Playground
10/26 - Eunice Campbell?s home (103 E.
PLAYGROUP meets every Friday at 10am. Some people bring a picnic lunch or snack. Hope to see you all there! For directions or questions, contact Eunice Campbell ().

Anyone interested in Bridge? Sudie Thorpe will organize bridge groups for anyone interested. For those of you who have never played but always wanted to know how, Sudie will arrange for instruction in this great parlor game, so sign up at the next meeting, or call Sudie at .

Join us at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23. We will decide our next book and meeting place (we need hostesses to volunteer!) at the September meeting. For more information or directions to the September meeting, call Nancye Freeman at .

Please let Dominique Gable () or Vicki Love () know about any serious illnesses, new babies or other important events in the lives of our Newcomers, so that we may support them with cards and meals. In addition, please let us know if you would like to help make a meal for one of these families. Thanks!

Couples? Night Out
By popular demand: Wine Tasting for Couples Night Out, Saturday, October 20, 7:00p.m. at Michael and Wendy Hagen?s home, 2 Fireside Way.

Directions: Take Timberlinks to Hathaway, turn right. Go through the stop sign and go straight. When the road only curves left, you are at the Hagens? home. It is the large brick home on the right. Phone Wendy for reservations (), and Phyllis Angel-Roark for questions (). Reservations must be honored or offer a substitute. Limit: 12 Couples.

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;

Mailboxes, Etc. for printing our Newsletter.

The Deadline for the next Newsletter is October 15.
Please submit your information by e-mail to , or by phone () .


Co-Directors & Hospitality: Vicki Love, and
Dominique Gable,
Secretary: Kimberly Schmidt,
Treasurer: Sherry Jennings,
Fundraisers: Wendy Hagen,
Allison Levine,
Jeannie Nolan,
Babysitting: Arlina Hensley,
Book Club: Nancye Freeman,
Bridge: Sudie Thorpe,
BUNCO: Mary Beth McClure,
Clothes House: Connie Brown,
Community Outreach: Teresa Marshall,
Couples Night Out: Phyllis Angel-Roark,
Ladies? Night Out: Jayme Upton,
Membership: Rebecca Bursch,
Nancy McCaffrey,
Newsletter: Deanna Daugherty,
Julie Queen,
Playgroup: Eunice Campbell,
Programs & Hiking: Miranda Perry,
Publicity: Nanette Chapman,
Recipe Club & Ladies? Lunch: Elizabeth Stewart,
Refreshments: Elke Grass,


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

Monday, 10/22- Mountain Creek Rd. facility (bottom of mountain on Mtn. Creek near Four Squares) at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 10/25 -Signal Mountain facility at 2:30pm.

** Bingos are always held on 4th Monday morning at 10:30, and 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 meetings on the 3rd Mondays of the month at 10:00 at the Signal Mountain facility. Again, call Teresa for more information.

Consider joining the Signal Mountain Guild and attend the meeting, Wednesday 10/24 at 11 a.m. Meetings are normally held the 4th Wednesday from 10-12 noon at the Signal Mountain Town Hall. Call Teresa Marshall at to RSVP.

Newcomers assist the Signal Mountain Welfare Council with the Clothes House one day each month. The Clothes House, located on Fairmount Avenue, sells donated clothes, toys and household items to raise money for Mountain residents in times of need.
Volunteers are needed to hang clothes on Wed. 10/24 from 9-12 noon. Children are welcome to attend. You may sign up at the meeting or call Connie Brown ()

The Hiking Club will meet every Friday - weather permitting - at 9:30 a.m. in the Pruett?s parking lot. Our first hike will be October 19, 2001. Bring a lunch or snack and plenty of water. If you have any questions, call Miranda Perry at .

Babysitting is available during our monthly meetings/ luncheon from 9:30a.m. ? 1:30 p.m. for $3/hr for one child and $1/hr for each additional child (cash only please). Signal Mountain Baptist Church graciously allows us to use their nursery but requires that all children be able to walk (infants and pre-walkers are welcome at the meeting). Make reservations by calling Arlina Hensley () by the Friday before the meeting. To ensure that the nursery is adequately staffed for your child?s safety, reservations are required. 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.

Fundraising Committee News
The Fundraising Committee is looking for a few good chefs who would like to see their favorite family recipe in print. For our 2001 fundraising year, we are considering publishing a Signal Mountain Newcomers cook book. We will need recipes and several volunteers to help plan., produce, and of course test recipes! Please bring your ideas and suggestions to our next meeting.

Ladies? Night Out
Order takeout for hubby and the kids, and join us at 7:00 at Linda MacDonald?s home, 3905 Windtree Drive Thursday evening, October 4. Call Linda () to RSVP or for directions, and what to bring.
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