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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ENC text message number - (239) 880-8393
Please create a contact for this text message phone number. In the event that an activity needs to be canceled at the last minute, a brief text message will be texted to members attending the event AND have their text message phone number in their profile. Also this year's Board will be contacting members periodically to notify members and generate participation in upcoming events. Please ensure your profile is updated. Note: this number does not accept texts​​. For information on updating your profile click here.
 
ENC Virtual Gathering
The monthly business meeting was conducted during the monthly luncheons. Although we are not meeting in person, we still meet virtually each month to conduct club business and try to simulate the kinds of activities usually conducted at the luncheon. This year's board has decided to rename the monthly event to ENC Virtual Gathering.
When we meet via zoom, this will be the name of the monthly membership business meeting. If we resume an in-person meeting, it will be called a Luncheon.
 
 
Prevent SPAM and Junk Filtering
 
Add noreply.esteronewcomers.com to your approved list.
 
Check your SPAM or Junk folder regularly for club emails.

 
January
Have you ever thought about how many New Year’s resolutions you’ve made in your lifetime? If you’re like me, most likely too many to count. Some of the ones that are floating at the top of the list…lose weight, get in better shape, become more organized, manage our time better because somehow the day just gets away from us…and now with the new way of socializing, we may feel that it takes much more effort to stay engaged and connected with others.
 
Estero Newcomers Club has a long history of offering a wide array of events to appeal to many. Meeting up at these events has been the foundation to building lasting friendships. Unfortunately, since the pandemic hit…almost 10 months ago…just about all of our events came to a screeching halt.
 
The Club has new faces and new ideas heading up the Board and Coordinator positions for 2021! A big change is that the 2021 Board is WAIVING your MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FEE for this year! Although you will not be charged, You still need to log into the website and complete the renewal process and update your profile. We are taking steps to move towards introducing safely planned, outdoor, small group, in-person events. Also, we are all brainstorming to create interesting and engaging virtual events to keep the connections thriving for those who are not comfortable meeting face-to-face in the near future.
 
Some key ways for Members to find out what is going on and being offered within ENC is to read your emails and the Newsletter…and to log into our website from time-to-time…as new events and happenings will regularly be added. We are also going to introduce TEXT MESSAGING ALERTS…so while you are renewing your membership and updating your profile…please also fill in your cell phone number again…in the box that says “Text Messaging phone #.” We feel this will be an easy and quick way to keep you updated.
 
We are excited to breathe new life into ENC once again…and to make it a place for meeting, engaging, and growing. We may be physically distant…but let us look forward to being socially connected!

Monthly Activities at a Glance
In Person Club Meetings Slowly Resuming
Breakfast Club is ON for February 3rd, 2021 at Haney's Cafe, 18011 S. Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers. Online Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Click here to go register for this event!
 
 
Luncheon Meet and Greet is On for February 10th at The Other Side Bistro, 24630 US 41 Bonita Springs. Online Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Click here to go register for this event!
 
Outdoor and Zoom Activities
Beach Day is ON HOLD for the foreseeable future until someone steps up to coordinate this monthly event.
Neither Encore, our sister club, nor ENC has located someone to coordinate this OUTDOOR, physically distant activity. For more information on signing up to help this safe activity continue, contact one of the Board Members (see the Board Contact Info page) or use the Contact Us page to send an email to a board member.
 
Monthly Book Clubs
PARADISE READERS
Meetings are held either in person or virtually via ZOOM at the preference of the discussion leader. Click HERE for the book list.
The discussion will be held in person outdoors under the pavilion at the Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd on February 8th at 1:00 PM. For further information, contact Sue Shaw alandsueshaw@gmail.com 239-301-2195
 
BEYOND THE BOOK
Meetings are hosted via ZOOM and are posted on the Book Club Lists page.
The book for January is Still Life by Louise Penny. The discussion leader will be Lynette Russell. The ZOOM meeting is January 25th from 2:00-3:30 PM. For further information, contact Mahasti Koosha mahkoosha@gmail.com  609-647-0185
 
Virtual Film Club
Barbara DeNapoli has started a new group to safely discuss recent films via ZOOM.
The first meeting will be February 16th at 4:00 PM. The movie to be discussed is The Midnight Sky starring George Clooney. You can catch it on Netflix and watch at your leisure. Check out the event registration page after January 21st to register. For further information contact Barbara DeNapoli myqueen80@gmail.com 908-247-0917
 
Yarn and Chat
The next meeting is February 1st from 1:00-3:00 PM via ZOOM. It starts with a Surprise! demonstration. Attendees can show off completed projects or those in progress. Lots of gossip on books, TV shows and activities is shared. All new members and first time attendees are welcome too.  For further information contact Lonnie Estes lonnieta@comcast.net  304-933-9289
 

Our Mission
The Estero Newcomers Club is a social club which affords women of the Estero and surrounding areas the opportunity to...
  • Meet new people
  • Develop new friendships
  • Enjoy group activities, and,
  • Learn about our Southwest Florida community.

Links and News Contacts
Safety Information
Check out this graphical Safety Tips information!
 
 
 
 
Desserts from Viking and Blue Zone Recipes
 
Check out these dessert ideas!
 
 
 
Beautiful Garden Getaway Videos!
 
 
 
Interested in the Arts or are you Artistic?
Bonita Spring Art Center Activities:
Latest Websites
Check out this website with old time radio shows: mystery, western, comedy, music- FDR Fireside Chats, Sherlock Homes, Flash Gordon, Our Miss Brooks, Dragnet, Bob Hope,  and more...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hot Videos and Sites Spotlighted this week!
Check out the links below to You Tube videos, virtual tours, live cameras of some SWF beaches and other activities.
 
EXERCISE ENTHUSIAST - exercise Video Program
 
FOR SHOPPERS
 
MOVIE ENTHUSIAST?
 
CURIOSITIES
 
 
Newsletter
January's newsletter is available and all newsletters can be accessed HERE. Check out the calendar especially if you are lucky to be a January baby. Brenda has featured you on your special day and posted a surprise too! There are Sheltering in Place activities, January Charity information is under construction. Contact Brenda Njiwaji, njiwajib@msn.com or via the Contact Us page to share a topic of interest.
 
Website
The home page is updated often to keep you informed of any important notices. Refer any website issues to the website administrator, Jayne Cohen, jaynejcohen@gmail.com or via the Contact Us page.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Charity of the Month
The Charity of the Month will now coincide with the days between monthly business meetings. We are currently meeting virtually for our monthly membership meeting but when we hope to resume our monthly luncheons at Country Clubs soon. The Charity of the Month is available for donations from from the 3rd Thursday of one month until the day before the 3rd Thursday of the following month. Check out the Charity of the Month to make a donation from January 21st through February 17th.

Welcome!
Estero Newcomers Club is a vibrant, active organization with many opportunities for socializing and meeting new people in both large and small group settings. Click About Us to learn more about our history, membership, organization, and Activities.
 
Our Luncheon meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at local country clubs. There are also a host of varied, monthly activities which enable Estero women to meet others with mutual interests. Explore our wide array of activities and find the ones that most interest you.
 
Although our club is designed for women, we have many activities, excursions, and events that include spouses, partners, and male friends. These men can also participate in their very own lunch, held at the same time as the Estero Newcomers monthly luncheon.
 
The Estero Newcomers Club is a warm, inviting, inclusive organization which will welcome and encourage you as you get acquainted. Does this sound like a group you would enjoy? Join today!
 
Estero Newcomers Club
PO Box 1157, Estero FL, 33929

TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Renewals are due January 1 for the 2021 membership year. Check your account box below for links to view and/or pay any unpaid invoices. For detailed instructions on NO FEE renewing, click here.

Your Estero Newcomers Account Balance
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