WANTED—A FEW GOOD CHAIRWOMEN
We are currently in the process of filling the various committees on the Newcomers Board. Below are the committees that currently have an opening along with a brief description. If you have been thinking about taking a more active role please seriously consider these openings. You may want to work together with a friend as committee co-chairs.
CHICK FLICKS – Choose a movie for the first Tuesday of the month. Invite members via email. Call our usual restaurant to let them know how many members will be attending. Enjoy a fun afternoon!
COMMUNICATIONS – Send out emails and evites from committees as needed. For example: Each month an email is sent out to board members to get a count of who will be attending. Help us stay connected and informed! Some computer experience necessary.
COMMUNITY SERVICE – Choose a local charity of your choice. Raise funds to donate to the charity. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the needs of Tampa Bay and to help make a difference.
CRAFTY LADIES – Meets on the 4th Monday of the month. Choose any craft project and then invite members to join in the fun. Some past crafts are: making chocolate, painting on glass, and basket weaving. Creativity has no restrictions!!! One existing Crafty Ladies co-chair will be staying on and would like to have another chairperson join her.
GAD-ABOUTS – Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Perfect for new residents to Tampa Bay! What better way to discover your new area than getting out there and exploring it with new friends. Some past Gad-Abouts are: a Sunset Diner cruise, visiting an Alpaca farm, touring behind the scenes of the Aquarium, exploring the Straz center, and a holiday shopping trip and a visit to the Bok Towers. Whatever you want to see or do you can be assured that others would love to see it too!
LUNCHEON ADMINISTRATOR – Collects the luncheon reservations. Works with the Treasurer and 1st Vice President to help the monthly luncheons go smoothly.
PARTIES ‘N MORE – Some of the Parties enjoyed in the past are: Crazy Bowling, Sweetie Card Party, Scavenger Hunt followed by a BBQ, a Road Rally and Pie for Breakfast! If you like games, organizing parties and having fun this committee is for you!
PROGRAMS – Programs is responsible for obtaining the entertainment for the luncheons. In the past we have had Doctors and Lawyers speak, a movie critic share his views, a steel drum musician play holiday music, singers and dancers, a Gemologist shared her treasures, beautician did a makeover and shared tips, a collector brought her wedding gown collection and gave us a history lesson through the dresses, in addition to numerous fashion shows showcasing local boutiques. There are so many options available for speakers or entertainers in our area. You get to choose!
TGIF – A casual Friday evening usually held in a member’s home. This is a BYOB and everyone brings an appetizer to share. Members sign up to host. A very popular, relaxed and fun evening! A few days before TGIF send a reminder email to those attending. Then go to TGIF and enjoy the evening! That is all there is to it!
DIRECTORY – The clubs annual directory starts being updated in June. Work closely with the Membership Chairman. Take photos of new members throughout the year. Send the updated version of the directory electronically to the printer. Distribution takes place at the end of the summer and Newcomers love getting their new directories! Computer experience required.
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming the Committee Chairperson please let me know. I will be waiting by the phone for your call and will have my IPAD in front of me to receive your emails. I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!