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, February 9, 2021Virtual 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~
Fun Feature .... Secret Valentine
Spread the Love ! Send a card or note
in the Mail to your Secret Valentine.
Include something special ...
a poem, quote, reicpe, or web link.
Contact our New Friends "Cupid," Denise: firstname.lastname@example.org no later then February 5th to sign up. Denise will secretly match you with another Club Member so you can send her your special message in time for Valentine's Day. Remember the US Postal Service is running a bit slow ... please mail early.
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:
February 9, 2021
February's Brown Bag Virtual Luncheon
Special Guest Speaker
Serina Roy, Owner
Dublin Roasters Coffee North Market Street, Frederick MD
Serina is an absolute dynamo in personality, business acumen, community involvement and world compassion. Serina has blazed a path of firsts throughout her career. The year 2020 is a testament to her creativity and tenacity. As Serina says, "simply put, we are fueled by love and positivity."
Charity Selected for 2021 - 2022
THE FREDERICK FOOD BANKOur new charity for the next two years is ...
The Frederick Food Bank ... selcted by an overwhelming majority of New Friends Club members who voted in the recent e-mail poll.
Many thanks for your support of this important activity for 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 ysupport and dedication to
New Friends Club of Frederick Maryland._____________________________________
Now - Next - New
*** Malachai Stout's Family Reunion ***
Rave Reviews - Huge Success !!
Terriffic Talent from our New Friends !
Thank you Nora, Jill, Jo Jeanne, Heather, Jan, Denise, and Barb for sharing your time and talent. You brightened a wintery day in January into a speceil event for all of us.
Thank you very much !!
Check This OUT - New Activities
NEW Bingo: Begins on February 15 and will continue to meet the 3rd Monday of each month. Meeting time is 1:00 PM on Zoom. Activity leader is Michele Samuel. Please RSVP by Feb 11 at: Msamuel1215@aol.com Michele will provide details and rules for play.
NEW Kitchen Herb Bouquet: Special Zoom event with Jan M on Feb 24 at 1:00 PM. Learn how to make a Kitchen Herb Bouquet plus tips for growing, preserving and cooking with herbs. Please RSVP by Feb 19 to Laura at: email@example.comCooking with Sally: Scheduled for Feb. 11 at 2:00 PM via ZOOM and each month on the
2nd Thursday. February's menu is Chicken Paprikash (Paprika Chicken) and
Spoon Bread. Recipes provided in advance. RSVP is required to Sally by Feb 4 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk with My New Friends: Meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:30 AM.
The the group generally walks in a different location each month, weather permitting.
Nora is substituting for Barb in February. Please RSVP to Nora at: email@example.comIt's Movie Time: Meets on ZOOM at 2 PM on February 22 to discuss the Movie of the Month.RSVP is required to Jan L at firstname.lastname@example.org.
__________________________________Renew your Membership
For 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: email@example.com
AM Book Club Meets the 4th Tuesday at 10 AM . Please contact Jeanne at at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PM Book Club Meets the 4th Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Please contact Denise at: email@example.com
It's Movie TimeNEW Meets on ZOOM on Feb 22 to discuss the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution availble on Netflix. Please watch the movie prior to the meeting ... be ready to discuss the story. RSVP to Jan by February 19 at firstname.lastname@example.orgNeedle CraftersMeets on the 3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM. Contact Jo at: email@example.com or Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast ClubMeets 2nd Friday at 10:30 AM. Contact Nora at: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 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 February 4 to Sally at email@example.com
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 Nora at: mom.the firstname.lastname@example.org or 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