Welcome to New Friends Club of Frederick, Maryland ...
New to the Frederick area ? Entering a new stage in life and looking for something exciting to do ? New Friends Club of Frederickoffers an open door to making new friends and discovering new activities.
New Friends Club of Frederickis primarily a social group. Promoting friendship is our goal. We also support humantiarian projects in the Frederick community through our annual fundraisers where all proceeds are donated to a local charity.
Join the Fun ... Breakfast Club ~ Coffee at Wegmans ~ Book Groups ~ Bridge ~ Bunco ~ Friends and Couples Night Out ~ Day Away ~ Happy Hour ~ Hiking Club ~ Home Cooked Fun ~ Mah Jong ~ Needlecrafters ~ Samba ~ Shanghai ~ and more.
If you are interested in New Friends Club of Frederick, you may attend any two activities as a guest before joining.
*** WITH REGRET AND IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ***
Regularly scheduled activities are temporarily limted due to restrictions of COVID-19.
Thanks to technology and the internet, a portion of the activities are now available through video / virtual meetings on Zoom or other live video applicatons. OUR FULL SCHEDULE WILL RESUME WHEN REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE LIFTED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Luncheon and Monthly Meeting
*** Luncheon ***
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon
with New Friends and Good Friends
Location: Your dining room or den !
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
An Invitation and Log-in details for Zoom will be sent to all members via a Blast in early January .
Please check your in-box.Luncheon Menu Whatever you choose for your Brown Bag~Yogurt~A Bowl of Chili ~
~Tuna Fish Sandwich~
~Ice Cream~Chocolate Pudding~
~Glass of Wine~Cup of Holiday Tea~
Fun FeatureMalachai Stout's Family Reunion
A 30-minute mystery play set in an
Play detective or just sit back and enjoy the show as the Stout Family gathers for a Reunion that turns deadly !
Was it the Butler ? Or one of the family members ? And, who absconded with the Stout Family Jewels ??
After joining the Zoom meeting, there will be a few announcements. You will be "zoomed" into a virtual room with other New Friends to share conversation.
Additional details for this Virtual Luncheon Meeting will be included in the Blast that you will receive in early January.
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter
for more detail. If you would like to attend a practice session on using Zoom, please contact Laura at:
January 12, 2021
January's Brown Bag Virtual Luncheon.
Solve the Murder Mystery
Are you a fan of Agatha Christie-style mysteries ? Then join the fun at our January virtual Brown Bag Luncheon and help solve the mystery. Meet our cast of suspicious characters:
Grandma Winifred Stout (Nora)
Penelope Clarington (Jill)
Harrison Clarington (Jo)
Mortimer Stout (Jeanne)
Monica Stout (Heather)
Sabrina Stout (Jan)
Edwin Stout (Denise)
Sebastian Steward (Barb)
Charity Nominations for 2021
Three Frederick area charities were selected by the Board from six organizations that were submitted for considerationby our members. At the January e-Luncheon, a representative for each charity will give a brief overview of the selected organization. Members will be able to vote for their choice via email. Details for voting will be provided later. Please take time to read about each organization. The three charities and their websites are:
Frederick Food Bank
www.cityoffrederickmd.govMission of Mercyhttps://www.amissionofmercy.org/maryland-pennsylvania/mission-history/Second Chances Garagehttps://secondchancesgarage.org
Watch for details in Friendly Conversations Newsletter.
Looking Ahead to February 9th
Brown Bag Virtual Luncheon February 9th ... Our Guest Speakeris a globe trotting local celebrity with a fascinating work history of firsts and a penchant for both coffee and philanthropy. One again, we are mighty lucky ladies. Mark your calendar ... !
Now - Next - New
*** TOYS FOR TOTS ***
Santa appreciates your help !
Thank you for your caring and generosity in donating 105 toys and a check for $25 to support Toys for Tots. And many thanks to Pat and Sharon for collecting the toys. Your thoughtful contribution brightened the Holiday for many children in our community.
Check This OUT - New Activities
Cooking with Sally: Began on November 12 at 2 PM via ZOOM and is held monthly on the second Thursday. First session Sally shared her secrets for making Scones and Lemon Curd. Recipes and ingredient lists are available. RSVP is required to Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk with My New Friends: Meets monthly on the third Wednesday, usually at 11:30 am and the group generally walks in a different location each month. RSVP is required to Barb at email@example.com
It's Movie Time: Meets on ZOOM at 2 pm on the second Monday of each month to discuss the Movie of the Month.RSVP is required to Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renew your Membership
For members who did not renew for 2020-2021, the October Friendly Conversations Newsletter was your final edition. If you want to stay connected and participate in Club activities, please contact one of the following Club Officers.
Activities ~ Fun Things To Do ~ More News
Activities listed below are now meeting via Zoom. Please call or
e-mail leaders of the activities if you wish to receive an invitation to join the Zoom meeting.
Coffee ClubMeets on the 4th Thursday at 11:00 AM. Contact Carol at: email@example.com
AM Book ClubNo meeting for December. Return to our regular schedule in January. Contact Jeanne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PM Book ClubMeets on December 22 at 1:00 PM. Please contact Denise at: email@example.com
It's Movie TimeNEW Meets on ZOOM on Nov 9 at 2 pm to discuss the film Lady Bird - available on Netflix. Please watch the movie prior to the meeting ... be ready to discuss the plot, acting or anything that strikes you fancy about the movie. RSVP to Jan by November 2 at firstname.lastname@example.orgNeedle CraftersMeets on the 3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM. Contact Jo at: email@example.com or Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast ClubMeets 2nd Friday at 10:30 AM. Contact Nora at: email@example.com
YahtzeeNEW Meets at 1 PM on the 1st Thursday of each Month. Number of players limited to the first 12 who sign up. To reserve your spot, RSVP to Diana at: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.
Cooking With SallyNEW Join Sally each month on the 2nd Thursday at 2:00 PM ... follow along as Sally prepares recipes that you can test in your own kitchen in real time. Sally will provide a list of ingredients before each class. You may prepare the dish along with Sally or just watch for fun. RSVP by November 25 to Sally at email@example.com Yum !!!
Walk With My New Friends.NEW Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM. Walking ... enjoying the sites of Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick or along the Monocacy River or other interesting locations. RSVP to Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board MeetingMeets on the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Contact Laura at: email@example.com
Reach OUT ... Stay in Touch ... In the best of times, New Friends Club of Frederick offers countless opportunities for fun. Now that social distancing is the name of the game, we need to find new ways to stay connected. One suggestion: Select a name from the Club Directory or look up someone you sat with at a recent luncheon or card game ... send an email or call to just say "Hello." Making a New Friend !
New Ideas For Acivities Most Welcome ... Would you like to propose and lead a new activity, either monthly or as a one-time event ? The Board would love to hear your ideas ! Please sign up to discuss your plan at a Board meeting, to include a possible venue, cost and any questions/concerns you might have.
New Friends Club of Frederick"Friends are like stars.
You can't always see them but you know they are always there. "
Blast From The Past 2010
In 2010, New Friends had 155 members. Our Book Club grew so large that we expanded to an afternoon session. The February meeting was cancelled due to a blizzard...a first for the Club. We visited the Hillwood Museum during a Day Away. In May, we had a Spring Book Sale followed by our 2nd annual Spring Hat Luncheon in June.
A memorable speaker Sharon Jacko, retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer, spoke about the plight of women in Muslim countries. We were able to try on a burqa (unsettling). Later in the year, Sharon told us about the Women of Hope project, and in support, many members purchased beautiful crafts handmade by Afghani women.
Club Historian, Elaine, can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org