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Newcomers Newsletters
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published on 02/18/2002

The Welcome Mat - February Newcomers Newsletter

Newcomers Newsletter Editor

Message from the Co-directors
Wow! That’s what we say about today’s Newcomer meeting. We were really fortunate to have such an entertaining and informed duo - Jed Mescon and Thom Benson from Chattanooga’s Morning Show. Not only did we learn about their lives, but we also learned some about the weather, about life in the news room and about all this area has to offer. We met in a classroom at Bachman today and it has a more “pleasantly aesthetic” feel to it! And so, we will do it again for the future.

Please take advantage of all Newcomers has to offer. We have so many activities going on and we need to boost attendance. Explained today that Book Club is more a social medium than a get-down book worm event. Recipe club also is lots of fun. Try out those new recipes that we clip all the time and stuff in a box. Attendees don’t care. We just want to eat and socialize!

Next month, we ask for all to “dress down”. We are going to stretch the meeting time away, while getting a few Yoga pointers.

One small business item: please get with one of us to “report” your volunteer hours if you didn’t give them at the meeting today. We would like to keep up with them and give you credit for all the great time you are putting in. We are getting terrific feedback on this new feature of membership. And, expect a call for help from Allie and Wendy. The auction is around the corner and we will need lots of help.

Thanks for all you do. See you soon.
Vicki Love, and Dominique Gable,

Membership Committee

What a great meeting to start out the New Year! We had many new faces, and many new memberships. Welcome these newest members:

Laura & Britt Reynolds
(Isabelle, 18 mos.)
120 St. Charles St.

Moved from Nashville

Jennifer & Andre Dantzler
(Ashley, 8 & Isaac, 14 mos.)
1004 Crown Point Road W.

Lisa & Jim Boyette
(Zachary, 9; Sammy, 8)
1115 Applewood Cir.

Moved from Atlanta

Shanna & Winston Brooks
111 Malcolm Lane

Moved from Memphis

Stormey & Philip Dooley
(Twins, Michael & Rachel, 2)
914 Dunsinane Rd.

Moved from Idaho

Beth & Mike Lancaster
(Maddie, 4 & Allison, 15 mos.)
199 Palisades Dr.

Please contact Nancy McCaffrey () or Rebecca Bursch () if you hear of or meet a new resident so that we can send them our newsletter and invite them to come join the fun!

S * T * R * E * T * C * H YOURSELF at the Next Meeting! Sue Reynolds (Well Spring Yoga) and Lara Caughman (Welfare Council) will address the Newcomers February 5, 10:00 a.m., at the Bachman Community Center!

What’s happening this month with Newcomers . . .

We want to extend our support and sympathy to Nanette Chapman on the loss of her husband, Charlie. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Join us for Recipe Club on Tuesday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. at the Pastaria. The theme is “Light & Luscious.” Call Elizabeth Stewart () for details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

We will meet on February 7 at 7:00 at Teresa Marshall’s home, 32 Cool Springs Rd. Please RSVP to Teresa () for more information and what to bring!

Join us after the meeting on February 5 for lunch. A head-count will be taken at the meeting.

PLAYGROUP meets every Friday at 10am. bring a picnic lunch or snack. For questions and locations for this month’s play dates, please contact Eunice Campbell ().
• 2/1: Eunice Campbell’s Home (10:30)
103 East Palisades
• 2/8: Arlina Hensley’s Home
5 Fortune’s Way
• 2/15: Beth Baker’s Home
4 Big Rock
• 2/22: Courtney Armstrong’s Home
111 Arrow Drive

Our next meeting will be February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the home of Nancye Freeman, 14 Northfield Rd. We will discuss The Rector’s Wife.. Please RSVP to Nancye at .

Join us for BUNCO Thursday evening, 2/21 at 7:00 p.m., at the home of Leanne Dolan, corner of James Blvd. and Cauthen Way (1200 James Blvd., driveway off of Cauthen Way). Bring $5 with you, as well as your (alcoholic) beverage of choice. Call Mary Beth at for details and to reserve your spot.

Couples’ Night Out
BUNKO FOR COUPLES; (a lively dice game);
Saturday, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.; $5.00 per person. Cash prizes - Fun and easy to learn. Please bring your own beverage & an hors d’oeuvre or munchies for tables (snack mix, nuts, etc.) Nancye & Phil Freeman’s home, 14 Northfield Rd. Hidden Brook);
RSVP Phyllis Angel-Roark ().


BINGO at Alexian
Please volunteer for the two sponsored Bingo games at Alexian. Children are, as always, a welcome addition:
Monday, February 25, 2002 - 10:30-11:30 at the Mountain Creek Road facility, and
Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 2:30-3:30 at the Signal Mountain facility.
Coordinator: Teresa Marshall ().

Alexian Auxiliary
Remember Alexian Village Auxiliary meeting on Monday, February 18, 2002 from 10:00 -11:30 at the Signal Mountain facility. Call Teresa for more information.

Consider joining the Signal Mountain Guild! Meetings are held the 4th Wednesdays from 10-12 noon at the Signal Mountain Town Hall. This month’s meeting is February 27. Call Teresa Marshall at to RSVP.

CLOTHES HOUSE - Come Shop, Gab and Hang!
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 Wednesday, February 20 from 9-11:00. Children are welcome to attend. You may sign up at the meeting or call Karin Dering ().

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 News
The Fundraising Committee was so pleased to see so many new faces at our last meeting. We hope that everyone is geared up for the upcoming silent auction. Please start thinking about any friends, family members or business associates who may be able to donate items to the auction. We are really excited about some of the potential items that have been suggested! We will be assigning committees for the auction at our next meeting.
As for the cookbook, all is going very well. We are still accepting recipes so start looking and pass them on to Allie Levine or e-mail them to her at . We are planning on having our tasting luncheon after the auction excitement is finished so there still is plenty of time! Don’t miss out on getting your recipe in print!
And finally, a great big THANK YOU goes out to all those members and husbands who helped us out at the Holiday Festival! We really appreciated your hard work!

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 Jean Dolan at .

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.

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

Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts - 1 Siskin Plaza (34-1700); Kangaroo Conservation Center - Dawsonville, GA ( or; Fall Creek Falls State Park - UTC Challenger Center ->

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.

The Deadline for the next Newsletter is February 15. Please submit your info. to Deanna Daugherty by e-mail: , or by phone ().

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