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  Welcome ... Join the Fun ...

Breakfast Club ~  Bunco ~ Coffee Talk at Wegmans ~ Book Groups ~ Couples and Friends Night Out ~ Day Away ~

 ~ Home Cooking Fun ~ Happy Hour ~ Let's Do Lunch and a Movie ~ MahJong ~ Needlecrafters  ~ And much more.

    If you are interested in New Friends Club of Frederick, you may attend any two activities as a guest before joining.


Welcome to New Friends Club of Frederick, Maryland

Whether you are new to Frederick or entering a new stage in life and looking for something exciting to do, New Friends of Frederick offers an open door to making new friends and finding activities to enjoy. 

New Friends of Frederick is primarily a social group.  Promoting friendship is our goal.  We also support humanitarian projects in the Frederick, Maryland community through our annual fundraisers where all proceeds are donated to a local charity. 



Jo and Laura 
Newly Elected Co-Presidents

Shirley and Karin
Outgoing Co-Presidents

Row 1  Outgoing Executive Committee Members 
Row 2  Newly Elected Executive Committee Members for 2018-2020 

Please extend a hearty "Thank you" to our Co-Presidents, Shirley and Karin and to all outgoing leaders.
  And give a warm welcome to all who will be taking on leadership duties for the coming year.

Thank you Shirley and Karin and all who served !

New Friends Club of Frederick

For more information or to become a member, please contact one of our Club Officers.
Send your e-mail request to Debbie or Pam.

Debbie, Co-Chair Membership Committee.  Send e-mail to: 
Pam, Co-Chair Membership Committee.  Send e-mail to:

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♦♦♦ October Luncheon and Monthly Meeting ♦♦♦

Tuesday, October 8
, 2019

Location:  The Vistas at Richland Golf Club 
50 Glenbrook Drive, Middletown, MD
Time:  Doors open at 11:30 AM
Cost$25.00  (All Inclusive)

Lunch Buffet
~ Cream of Crab ~Vegetable  ~
 ~ Tossed Salad  w/ Ranch or Apple Vinaigrette Dressing ~
Cocktail Sandwiches
~ Chicken Salad on Croissant ~ Turkey on Roll ~ Ham on Roll ~ Roast Beef on Roll ~ Vegetarian Wrap ~
~ Cake  ~
~ Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea,  ~ 
****  Your reservation for this luncheon must be received before Tuesday, October 1 at 4:00 PM.
Send your RSVP to Michaela at e-mail:

Guest Speaker:  Becky Bickerton, Assistant Director of the Tourism Council of Frederick County, will present
information about the Public Art Trail in downtown Frederick and will also discuss other local sites of interest.

  Minute for Charity:  Please remember to bring a jar of peanut butter (15 or 18 ounce size) to the luncheon. 
The Peanut Butter will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack and will help ensure that
needy Frederick County students have food over the weekend. 
If you have questions, please contact Denise at


Friends and Couples Night Out

♦♦♦  October Night Out ... Just for Us Girls    ♦♦♦

Location:  "I MADE THIS"  Paint Your Own Pottery Studio
10-B North East Street, Frederick (behind Talbots)
Appetizers and Drinks at Ayse Meze Restaurant 

Date:  Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time:  4:30 for Appetizers at Ayse Meze
6:00 to 8:00 PM for Painting Pottery

New Friends will meet at the Paint Your Own pottery Studio for an evening of painting pottery! 
No artistic skills required.  All paints and brushes are included in the price of the pottery item you select.
The studio will glaze and fire your creation and call you when it is ready for pickup.  

We will have a private room at the studio.  Seating is limited to 24 people at the pottery studio.   
You may bring snacks and drinks. 

  For those who want to nosh on appetizers and drinks, come early and meet at nearby
Ayse Meze Restaurant for their Happy Hour beginning at 4:30 PM.
RSVP:  By September 30 to Hilary at
Seating is limited. Reserve early

Friends and Couples Night Out  - for November

 ♦♦♦ An Evening at Monroe 200 Restaurant ♦♦♦
200 Monroe Avenue, Frederick (near Frederick Airport)
Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost:  $20.00 per person - proceeds support the student culinary institute program.

An evening of great food and beverages prepared by the talented culinary students of the
Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute at Frederick Community College.  Enjoy an array of substantial
hors d'oeuvres and specialty seasonal "mocktail" beverages. 
Also available are iced tea, sparkling lemonade, coffee and hot tea.  
RSVP by Nov 5 or earlier.  Seating is limited. Contact Jo at


Autumn Glory at Longwood Gardens

  Monday, October 7, 2019.
Location:  Longwood Gardens at  
Kennett Square, PA
Cost:  $60.25 per person

Cost includes round trip bus transportation, entry fee for Longwood Gardens and
bus driver gratuity.  Garden tour is self-guided.  Lunch at the Cafe is not included.

We are delighted to announce a bus trip to Longwood Gardens on Monday, October 7, 2019. 
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens featuring 
"Autumn Colors." 
Indoor and outdoor foliage and fountain displays resonate throughout.
The bus will depart at 8:30 AM and return by 6:00 PM. 
Club members, spouses, family friends and friends are welcome to participate. 
RSVP to Jan at:  Your check for $60.25 is required in advance.
  Your seat will be guaranteed on a first come basis. 
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter for Jan's address and all the details.

Calling All Bridge Players 

If you are interested in helping to establish an intermediate Bridge Group, we are looking for you ! 
If you have a playing knowledge of the game and are looking for a social game, we might be able to
make up 1 to 3 tables.  Based on a group consensus, we would determine the type of bridge to play --
possibly Party Bridge.   Please contact Pam at if interested.

Hiking Club

Now that cooler weather is on the way, we hikers will get moving again ! 
We will soon begin scheduling hikes based on the 10-day forecast, so keep on the
lookout for future events.  Possible hikes at Gettysburg and the Monocacy Battlefields in October.  
If you would like to join our group and can hike at least four miles,
please contact Nancy at


Save the Date

♦♦♦ December 12, 2019:  New Members Continental Breakfast at 10:00 am. 
 New members will receive a personal invitation before
October 31.

♦♦♦ April 14, 2020Show Your Talent Auction - a fundraiser, will be held at Dutch's Daughter Restaurant.
Details will be announced soon. Check Friendly Conversations Newsletter

Flash From the Past
The October 2004 luncheon was held at the Bavarian Inn.  Our speaker was co-president Barbara Murphy's daughter,
Susan Meslovish, whose topic was "equity for women" (would be interesting to know how she might
update this today).  Day away was at the Air and Space Museum near Dulles. 
We decided to continue mailing our Newsletter to memebers (pre-email days!) 

"Club Historian" Elaine Junker can be reached at