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Newcomers Newsletters
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published on 10/19/2001

THE WELCOME MAT - Newcomers of Signal Mountain November Newsletter

Newcomers Newsletter Editor

Message from the Co-directors

As we begin to surrender our shorts and tee shirts for jeans and sweatshirts, sip hot tea instead of iced, and rake the leaves in the lawn instead of mowing it, one realizes that fall is finally here and that can only mean one thing: the Holidays are just around the corner.

To kick off the beginning of the Holiday season, we will hold our Annual Holiday Market at the November 6th meeting. We will have vendors selling toys, cookware, beauty products, home decor items, women?s clothing and more! So bring a friend and get a head start on that holiday shopping for family, friends or even yourself!

Since holiday time is also giving and sharing time, please think about those who are less fortunate here on the mountain. At the November meeting we will be taking donations for the Welfare Council?s annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for toddler boys and/or girls, or a check payable to the Signal Mountain Welfare Council.

Lastly, we would like to thank Mechele del Valle for bringing her accounting expertise to Newcomers by becoming our new Treasurer.

We hope to see everyone at the Holiday Market. Remember: this is not just for Newcomers, so bring a friend!

Our next meeting is November 6th at the Bachman Center (10:00a.m.). See you there!

Vickie Love, and Dominique Gable,

The Newcomers Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bachman Community Center. No Board Meeting this Month!!

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.

Toy Drive
Once again, Newcomers will be participating in the Annual Toy Drive that the Signal Mountain Welfare Council conducts. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the November 6th meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting but have a toy, other drop-off places will be available (banks, post office, etc.), or call Teresa Marshall () for pick-up. Also, remember the older children when donating. Thanks!!

Join us for BUNCO Thursday evening, 11/8 at 7:00 p.m. at Linda MacDonald?s home, 3905 Windtree.. Bring $5 with you, as well as your (alcoholic) beverage of choice, and you could go home with some serious cash! Everyone is welcome? especially those who have never played before! Call Linda at to reserve your spot.
Join us for Recipe Club on November 15 from 11:30-1:30 at Elizabeth Stewart?s home, 934 Whippoorwill Drive. Our theme is ?Thanksgiving Favorites?, so bring a sample and copies of your recipe. Call Elizabeth () by 11/11 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 dining at Pastaria following the meeting on 11/6.

PLAYGROUP meets every Friday at 10am. Some people bring a picnic lunch or snack. Hope to see you all there! For Locations 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, November 27, at Nancye Freeman?s home. We will read and discuss Daughter of Fortune, by Isabelle Allende. For more information or directions, call Nancye Freeman at .

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

Third time?s a charm for the Sowell family! We are pleased to announce that Amy gave birth on September 28 to Aidan Cooper Sowell. Congratulations to Amy, Forrest, and big brothers Lannom and McKinnon!

Congratulations also to Eunice and Jim Campbell on the September 27 birth of Lindsay Wyndham. Lindsay joins big sister, Avery.

Couples? Night Out

Saturday, November 3rd
$5.00 per person
Cash prizes * Fun and easy to learn
Please bring your own beverage and an Hors d?oeuvre or
munchies for the tables (snack mix, nuts, etc.)
Mimi and Uwe Abels? Home
3105 Pintail Lane (Fox Run)
RSVP Phyllis Angel-Roark


BINGO at Alexian
Volunteers are needed for the two sponsored Bingo games at Alexian. Keep in mind that kids are a welcome addition. Monday, 11/26 Mountain Creek Rd. facility (bottom of mountain on Mtn. Creek near Four Squares) at 10:30 a.m.
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. Call Teresa for more information.

Consider joining the Signal Mountain Guild and attend the meeting, Wednesday 11/28 at 10 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 TUES., 11/20 from 9-12 noon. Children are welcome to attend. You may sign up at the meeting or call Connie Brown ().

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
With the holiday season just around the corner, the Newcomers are gearing up for a busy season of fun and FUNdraising! We have many events that need volunteers and we are sure to find a match for any busy newcomer?s schedule!

*Christmas Tree Lighting at MACC: We need volunteers to assist Santa with the children and to take Polaroid pictures. We also need volunteers to make Christmas goodies and others to sell them at our hot chocolate & cider table (Dec. 7 @ 7:00).
*Silent Auction: Even though the auction is months away, it is time to start forming our committees. We are looking into ?teams? of Newcomers to assist with our search for new donors. Please be thinking of any friends or family members who may offer a service or have access to items that may be solicited for our auction. More on this at our next meeting.
*Cookbook: In your newsletter you should receive a recipe submission form. Please copy this as needed if submitting more than one recipe. Deadline for recipes is November 6!! The ?category? line denotes what type of recipe it is (dessert, etc.), and please let us know if it would fit into a sub-category such as Quick & Easy, Low Cal, etc. Please contact Allie Levine (), Wendy Hagen () or Jeannie Nolan () with any questions.

The Hospitality Committee needs an assistant who is willing to coordinate special meals for members in need and to submit announcements of needs to the Newsletter.

Also, we need a Programming Chairperson to begin coordinating the meeting programs. Only 4 months remain, beginning in January 2002, so here?s your chance to plan meetings around topics and celebrities of your choice!

Please contact Dominique () or Vicki () if you can help.

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 and Mailboxes, Etc. for printing our Newsletter.

The Deadline for the next Newsletter is November 10. Please submit your info. to Deanna Daugherty by e-mail: , or by phone ().

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