Welcome to Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough for the year 2015-2016. You will soon find that we are a creative, energetic and fun-loving group of women. By joining us you will have opportunities to learn, sample, discover, discuss and simply enjoy. We hope you will take the opportunity to participate in the myriad of activities designed to help you get to know your community but more importantly to help you get to know each other.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia
"May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours where ever you may roam"
Irish Proverb
This page was last updated: February 1, 2016

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Gadabouts at the Don Cesar Hotel
Beach Party
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Tour of the
Raymond James Art Collection
February 24th

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President's Corner

Open enrollment was held during the month of January and I am so pleased to extend a warm welcome to our newest members.  At our monthly luncheons, new members from the 2015-2016 club year will have red stickers on their luncheon name tags to help identify them and make it easier for existing members to say hello and introduce themselves.  New member contact information is listed in the Newsletter, as are any changes or additions throughout the year. This is a good time to cut out and tape these additions into your Directory so that you will be up to date.

Due to an overwhelming response, the Sweetie Card Party has met its quota and has a wait list. If you have an idea for an evening, a couple hours or a day of fun be assured that you WILL get a great response! The Newcomer Gals love a good time out and are up for just about anything! If you have the idea, mention it to our activities coordinator or any board member and we will be happy to work with you to plan a great event. You won’t be on your own.   I promise you will have many smiling faces and helping hands to bring your idea to fruition.

For those of you new to the Tampa Bay area, or Florida, the best weather months are finally upon us. Low humidity, dry days and cooler weather make for ideal conditions. However, many of you may feel like you are hosting a Bed and Breakfast for northern family and friends! Don’t panic or worry that you won’t know how to entertain your guests. Please keep in mind that Newcomer members are experts in many different areas.  They can suggest great restaurants to try, wines for even the most discriminating palate, day trips and fun activities right in our own back yard. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the chairmen concerning a topic you may be interested in. Many of our members have been attendees or chairmen of committees and have extensive knowledge of the area through their research and experience and would be happy to help fill an itinerary of great options for you and your guests to explore. An added bonus is that reaching out is also a great opportunity to connect with a fellow member. You will find Newcomers are a pretty friendly and giving group! Some of my favorite things to do this time of year are to attend some of the Gasparilla events. Gasparilla should be experienced, even if just once! It is more than just a parade and always makes for great people watching! Keep your eyes on the Krewes during the parades; you just might see some fellow Newcomer members dressed in their pirate finery!

There are also many free concerts at Curtis Hixon Park to enjoy, The Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete is not just food items and is always fun to explore, the Strawberry Festival in Plant City has hands down the best strawberry shortcake, the Clearwater Jazz Festival is a great way to enjoy a picnic while listening to some great jazz music and any of the Fairs held in Dunedin. It is such a cute little seaside town to stroll around and explore I would use any excuse to visit there! When making your plans, don’t forget our resource list. It includes many useful items you may want to borrow. The complete listing is in the Newsletter. Contact our Resources Chair and she will be happy to get any item to you.   And when making your plans keep in mind the wonderful resources you have in 161 of your amazing fellow members! Enjoy!

Lynn-Marie Long