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President’s Post November 2021

Brrrrrr….Hello everyone and hope you are all well and safe!  We have many things offered during our fall/winter months. 

RSVP

Please check the Calendar regularly for events, and RSVP on the website for ALL activities, including Coffees.  This helps our Group Leaders to prepare and if necessary, send messages to those who have RSVP’d.  We are always open to new ideas, new interest groups, or special activities for daytime or evenings. Thank-you to all our volunteers that keep our organization going!  

COVID

Concerning the pandemic, the Board agreed that our Club require attendees to all events be vaccinated. Masks are optional. We are also closely watching our local and CDC guidelines for updates and will adjust our guidelines as needed.

Welcome New Members

Jim White from Atlanta, Georgia

Social Media

We have a Facebook account, Morgantown Newcomers Club, that is Public. Denise Berrebi, Publicity Director will post upcoming Special Events. If you choose to post on the site, remember to ask permission of those in the pictures you post, as well as keeping the contact of postings strictly relevant to our Club and our activities. The best way to share pictures is to send them to our Historian Director, Ann Siochi. She will organize photos and preview them before they become public.

We also have a Private Chat on Facebook. This is available to members who wish to share personal photos and information.  Please contact Jane Taylor if you wish to be invited into this group.

Website Profile: You may wish to check your profile under Members on our website and make changes (add info or a photo of yourself) as needed.  

Service to our Community

After listening to Beth Currence from LIBERA, we will be writing letters to teens in need at our next Coffee. 

Fundraising

My ENJOY Dining and Coupon Books are still for sale.  These offer great  savings and useful gifts to others who live in this area!  We receive $10 per book profit.  Contact Denise Berrebi for orders.

Morgantown Community Newcomers Club T-SHIRTS!

More information will be coming soon about ordering Club T-shirts with our logo. Thanks to Jane McCracken and team for working on this.

We hope to see all our members involved in these activities! There are many ways to socialize, and keep yourself active. Don’t be afraid to jump in if you haven’t been active. As Newcomers Members we are committed to promote new friendships while also enjoying what our Morgantown community offers, as well as exploring the surrounding areas.

Denise Berrebi and Ann Siochi

Co-Presidents

UPCOMING EVENTS

Walking Group: 8:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday on local trails

Coffee Hour: November 3 at 10am-Noon, home of Gandee Barkley

Luncheon: November 16 at Winchesters Restaurant

Bunco:  November 30 at 1:00 pm

Chicks at the Flicks: November 9 (lunch and movie)

Book Club: November 10 at 10:30 am -12 pm (Discussing Climbing the Mango Trees)

Adventures in Daytime Dining: November 12, 11:30am at Morgantown Draft

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES!!

DEC 1  Wreath Making and Cookie Exchange at Fred and Denise Minnears

DEC  6  Holiday Shopping and Wine and Cheese Party at Old Stone House

DEC TBA:   Holiday trip to Pittsburgh for shopping and lunch

President’s Post October 2021

Fall is here and serves as a reminder to our club members to reach out to new neighbors, colleagues, church members, etc. and tell them about our Newcomers Club.  Our mission is to welcome our neighbors, both native, and recently located to Morgantown, to our Club and to encourage friendships and fellowship through our many activities and groups.

    Concerning the pandemic, the Board agreed that our Club require attendees to all events be vaccinated. Masks are optional. We are also closely watching our local and CDC guidelines for updates and will adjust our guidelines as needed. At this time, we are trying to schedule outdoor venues, but will offer indoor opportunities and Zoom options as well.

Our Annual Morgantown Newcomers Welcome Picnic was a great success!

The weather was perfect and Coopers Rock was a beautiful setting for an early Fall event. We had about 50 guests and everyone had a wonderful time! The food was catered by Backyard BBQ in Cheat Lake and we donated untouched leftovers and water to the Community Kitchen and Circle of Friends. Thank-you to all who could come, all who lent a hand, and to Sally Kirkpatrick for organizing the event and Jenny Robbins for the decorations and Raffle baskets.

RSVP

Please check the Calendar regularly for events, and RSVP on the website for ALL activities, including Coffees.  This helps our Group Leaders to prepare and if necessary, send messages to those who have RSVP’d.  We are always open to new ideas, new interest groups, or special activities for daytime or evenings. Thank-you to all our volunteers that keep our organization going!

Please Welcome our new members!

Lisa Anderson moving here from Delaware

Sandy Standley from Fairmont

Carol Henry in Morgantown

Gerda Augustin from New Jersey

Kim Lovinski moving here from South Charleston, WV

Sandra Rogers from Morgantown

Social Media

We have a Facebook account, Morgantown Newcomers Club, that is Public. Denise Berrebi, Publicity Director will post upcoming Special Events. If you choose to post on the site, remember to ask permission of those in the pictures you post, as well as keeping the contact of postings strictly relevant to our Club and our activities. The best way to share pictures is to send them to our Historian Director, Ann Siochi. She will organize photos and preview them before they become public.

We also have a Private Chat on Facebook. This is available to members who wish to share personal photos and information.  Please contact Jane Taylor if you wish to be invited into this group.

Upcoming Events

Walking Group: 8:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday on local trails

Note: Special Walk on October 5 at Friendship Hill in Point Marion, PA

Golf: 12:15 on Wednesdays

Coffee Hour: Wednesday, October 6 at 10am-Noon, home of Denise Berrebi

Book Club:  Wednesday, October 13 at 10:30 am -12 pm (Discussing the Vanishing Half)

Adventures in Daytime Dining: October 8, 11:30am at Tropics Restaurant

NEW:  Biking Group will meet on Mondays at 9:00am in October on local Mon River Trails. Please check the Calendar for more information.

We hope to see all our members involved in these activities! There are many ways to socialize, and keep yourself active. Don’t be afraid to jump in if you haven’t been active. As Newcomers Members we are committed to promote new friendships while also enjoying what our Morgantown community offers, as well as exploring the surrounding areas.

Denise Berrebi and Ann Siochi

Co-Presidents

 

Presidents Post Sept 2021

President’s Post September 2021

As the days are getting shorter, it reminds us to enjoy the last days of summer while we still have sunny days!

Late summer also brings new families moving in and out of Morgantown, and is a reminder to our club members to reach out to new neighbors, colleagues, church members, etc. and tell them about our Newcomers Club.  Our mission is to welcome our neighbors, both native, and recently located to Morgantown, to our Club and to encourage friendships and fellowship through our many activities and groups.

Concerning the pandemic, the Board agreed that our Club require attendees to events be vaccinated. Masks are optional. We are also closely watching our local and CDC guidelines for updates and will adjust our guidelines as needed.  We also discussed whether events and activities will be held indoors. At this time, we are trying to schedule outdoor venues, but will offer indoor opportunities and Zoom options as well.

Please check the Calendar regularly for events, and RSVP on the website (even for Coffees at this time).  We are always open to new ideas, new interest groups, or special activities for daytime or evenings. Thank-you to all our volunteers that keep our organization going!

Please Welcome our new members!

Wade Grove, moving here from Leland, NC

JoAnna White, moving here from Atlanta, GA

Janet Persaud, moving here from Alexandria VA

Ann Soderberg, moving here from Bridgeport, WV

 

Upcoming Events

Walking Group: 8:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday on local trails

Golf: 12:15 on Wednesdays

Coffee Hour: Wednesday, Sept 1 at 10:00 am at Terra Café

Book Club:  Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 am -12 pm

Bunco: Tues, Sept 8 at 1:00 pm

 

Newcomers Annual Picnic:

Members and families are invited to attend (no fees) for a Barbeque at Coopers Rock State Forest, on September 19 at 1:00 pm at Pavilion 2. Please RSVP as soon as possible and tell us how many are coming.  Raffle prizes will be given, and there will be plenty of food, desserts and beverages!

 

Biking

 Any interest in a Bike Group? Meet together at Decker’s Creek (across from DMV) and we will bike to the river (approx 2 miles/ 4 + miles total), stop for refreshments at River Birch Café and bike back. DATE: Thursday, September 16 at 9AM. Since this is a trial, RSVP directly to 304 685-1291 (Denise Berrebi). If you are interested but the date doesn’t work out- let me know.  Dust off your bikes, try out your new ebike, enjoy the company!

 

 

 

“Catch it Early” September 25, 2021

“Catch it Early” September 25, 2021

The WVU School of Dentistry is having a free oral cancer screening from 9:00am-2:00pm.

For more information visit the WVU School of Dentistry website and go to “Our Calendar”