President’s Post October 2021

October 5, 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.


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