Wow, it’s hard to believe that we’ve reached the end of our Newcomers year already! We’ve had so much fun as Co-Presidents of the club this year, and we hope that it has been as great a year for all of our Newcomers!
This year, as has every year, brought change to the club: we initiated a new website, added several new activities, and augmented some of our standard activities. We received lots of great feedback from those of you who participated in the survey that we sent out in April – we should see Newcomers change further still based on those results. Thanks to everyone who helped shape our future!
As we prepare to hand the reins over to our new team, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the awesome volunteers who make Newcomers the success that it is – we couldn’t do it without the dozens of people who dedicate their time and efforts to Newcomers. So, a special shout out to all of the Activity Chairs who worked so hard at creating great events for us each month, to our incredible Board members, many of whom will continue to contribute their time to the club next year. We couldn’t have done any of this without you! And to our new Board members, thanks in advance for stepping up to get involved at a different level – you will have so much fun with this dynamic group!
Collectively we have served on the board for a total of 5 years, so stepping down will truly be a big change for us, but we will continue to enjoy Newcomers and all that it has offered and will continue to offer us! It is a great honor to pass the torch to Lori Goodman and Trish Breede, who will take over for us at the end of June. While Newcomers takes a break during the summer, the Board is busily planning for the year ahead. Look for emails during the summer announcing special events, in particular the annual gathering at CHIRP in August.
In the meantime, enjoy our beautiful town and all of the great new friends you’ve met this year. We look forward to seeing you at one of next year’s many gatherings!