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, December 8, 2020
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 by Monday, December 7.
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~
Festive ...Wear your Holiday Sweater. Festive Zoom surroundings.
'Tis the Season to be jolly !
After joining the Zoom meeting, there will be a few announcements. You will be "zoomed" into a virtual room with five other New Friends to share conversation.
Additional details for this Virtual Luncheon Meeting will be included in the Blast that you will receive on December 7.
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter
for more detail. If you would like to attend a practice session on using Zoom, please contact Laura at:
Surprise Guest Speaker
Everyone has a story. Our December surprise guest speaker has been called "The Gold Standard in Storytelling" by the Washington Post.
Prepare to be both inspired and enterained. We wil be thinking and talking long after her storytelling has ended. Let our hearts be tugged. Lucky us.
Mark your Calendar - January 10, 2021
January's Brown Bag Virtual Luncheon.
Solve a Murder Mystery
Are you a fan of Agatha Christie-style mysteries ? Then our January virtual Brown Bag Luncheon may be just your cup of Tea.
On January 10, a cast of suspicious characters, played by New Friends members, will present Malachai Stout's Family Reunion, a 30 minute mystery play. And, every club member Zooming plays a role ... as a
Watch as the Stout family, a dysfunctional clan gathered at an isolated mansion, turns a family reunion into something deadly ! Did the butler do it ? Who took the family jewels ?
Calling all "Hams." We promise it will be a lot of be fun! Interested in playing one of the eight characters in the play ? Contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Nominations for 2021
Members may submit names of local organizations for consideration until NOVEMBER 30, 2020 when the top three organizations will be selected by the Board from your nominations. You will receive a brief description of each and also will hear a short talk about the three organizations at the January 12 Virtual Lunchoen Meeting. Your vote will be required by January 15 via e-mail. Watch for details in Friendly Conversations Newsletter.
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:
*** TOYS FOR TOTS ***Santa Needs your help ! It is ime for our annual Toys for Tots to provide Holiday Joy for underprivileged children. This year is especially important to help ensure that kids will have a joyful Holiday.
Bring your new, unwrapped toy to one of two collection sites in Frederick:
** Tuesday, Dec 1 10am - 2 pm
at Sharon's Home
** Wednesday, Dec 2 10 am - 2 pm
at Pat McC's Home
Note: If you are not able to drop off your gifts during the above stated times, you may arrange for a different drop-off time by contacting Sharon or Pat.Please checkFriendly Conversations Newsletter for location address.
Check This OUT - New Activities
Cooking with Sally: Begins November 12 at 2 PM via ZOOM. First session Sally will share her secrets for making Scones and Lemon Curd. Recipes and ingredient list will be available. RSVP by Oct 28 to email@example.com
Walk with My New Friends: Meets Nov 18 at 11:30 am at the LaPaz Restaurant . Socially distancing and wearing masks, the group will walk along the Carrol Creek trail. RSVP to Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Movie Time: Meets on ZOOM at 2 pm on November 9 to discuss the Movie of the Month. For November, please watch Lady Bird - available on Netflix - before the discussion date. RSVP by Nov 2 to Jan at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AM Book ClubNo meeting for December. Return to our regular schedule in January. Contact Jeanne at: email@example.com
PM Book ClubMeets on December 22 at 1:00 PM. Please contact Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.comNeedle CraftersMeets on the 3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM. Contact Jo at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise at: email@example.com
Breakfast ClubMeets 2nd Friday at 10:30 AM. Contact Nora at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Yum !!!
Walk With My New Friends.NEW Meets every 3rd Thursday 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 email@example.com
Board MeetingMeets on the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Contact Laura at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com