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, March 9, 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 .
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 Tea~
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 February.
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter
for more detail. If you would like to attend a practice session on using Zoom, please contact Laura at:
Mid-term Special Election in AprilBoard positions need to be filled for the final year of the current two-year term:
**Co-President - work with Laura H
**Co-Recording Secretary - work with Pat M
**Co-Corresponding Secretary - work with Peggy V
Please consider volunteering for one of these openings ... contact a member of the Nominating Committee by March 31:
A ballot will be e-mailed to all members in April. Results to be announced in May.
March 9, 2021Brown Bag Virtual LuncheonSpecial Guest SpeakersBarb Wheat and Becky Smock
Charity Committee Co-Chairs
Barb Wheat, a long-standing member and Past-President of New Friends Club of Frederick together with Becky Smock, one of our newest members, recently volunteered to serve as co-chairs of the Charity Committee. At our e-Luncheon on March 9, Barb and Becky will talk about their plans for raising funds to support the Frederick Food Bank. During the coming months, Barb and Becky will also request your donation of time, talent and resources for this imporatant activity.
Charity Selected for 2021 - 2022THE FREDERICK FOOD BANKOur new charity for the next two years is
The Frederick Food Bank .... Many thanks
for supporting this important activity of
New Friends Club of Frederick.
Frederick Food Bank
Congratulations Elaine !!Our very first Honorary Lifetime Membership was awarded to Elaine at our
January Brown Bag Virtual Luncheon.
The Board recently approved this recognition for members in good standing who are young at heart and have celebrated 85 birthdays. The Honoray Membership designation recognizes members for their support and dedication to
New Friends Club of Frederick
Now - Next - New
*** Roster Refresh ***
Coming to your e-Mailbox in April !Roster Refresh will provide up-to-date
contact information in April and October of each year via an e-mail file. You will continue to receive the printed Directory of Membership and Activities as usual every 2 years. If you have changes to your personal conact information, please contact Debbie
or Pam before March 19 to ensure accuracy for the first Roster Refresh in April. _______________________________________
Check This OUT - New Activities
NEW Bingo: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, March 15. Meeting time is 1:00 PM on Zoom. Activity leader is Michele Samuel. Please RSVP by March 12 at: Msamuel1215@aol.com Michele will provide details and rules for play.
NEW The ABCs of a Cut Flower Garden: Special Zoom event with Denise on March 16 at 1:00 PM. Denise will share tips for growing annuals for cut flowers you may enjoy all summer. Details will include photos and instruction to help you prepare for the gardening season. Please RSVP by March 12 to Laura at: firstname.lastname@example.orgCooking with Sally: Scheduled for March 11 at 2:00 PM via ZOOM and each month on the
2nd Thursday. March menu is Irish Soda Bread and warm Farro Salad with dried cranberries and walnuts. Recipes provided in advance. RSVP is required by March 4 to Sally at: email@example.com.
Walk with My New Friends: Meets March 17 or monthly on the third Wednesday at
11:30 AM. The the group generally walks in a different location each month, weather permitting. Please RSVP to Barb at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Movie Time: Meets on ZOOM at 2:00 PM on March 8 to discuss The White Tiger.RSVP is required by March 5 to Jan L at email@example.com.
__________________________________Renew your MembershipFor 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AM Book Club Meets the 4th Tuesday at 10 AM . Please contact Jeanne at at: email@example.com
PM Book Club Meets the 4th Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Please contact Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Movie TimeNEW Meets on ZOOM on March 8 to discuss the film The White Tiger availble on Netflix. Please watch the movie prior to the meeting ... be ready to discuss the story. RSVP to Jan by March 5 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 March 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 March 4 to Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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