September 2023
President’s Message
Happy Fall to you!  Here in SWFL we really don’t see much change in the weather, it’s always Paradise! The days are sunny and warm and we’re always looking for that cool beverage to make the day complete!
Here in my neighborhood, The Place at Corkscrew, September is a big time for change. Not the fall leaves we experience up north, but the sounds have changed. In the early morning I hear children and their scooters heading to the bus stop for school.  As a mother and grandmother, I relish those excited voices.  I always shed a few tears on that first day all the way till they finally left for college.  Such anticipation for the upcoming year.  Sure, there will be the occasional hiccups along the journey, but it always made for a great learning experience!
I was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom.  On that first day of school in September, I waited patiently, glancing out the window for their return. Those several hours were endless.  But they finally came home with smiling faces and so many stories to tell.  They were so anxious to empty their backpacks of all the treasures they collected on that first day. Of course, there was the occasional piece of fruit or cut up veggies that I sent for snack time that they never even touched.  What would make me think that they would have eaten that on their own, when they never did at home!  I guess it made me feel better as a mom.
Then there was all the paperwork.  Good I only have two children. It took me the better part of the evening to complete all the forms.  Heaven help you if you had the only child in the class that didn’t promptly send them back the next day.  How humiliating that would be! As I was completing the standard emergency cards, allergy alerts and my whole family tree information, my favorite form appears.  The volunteer forms!  There it was in all its glory with endless opportunities to share my time.  I quickly volunteered for the occasional bake sale and the opportunity to supervise the most anticipated trip to the zoo. I blocked complete weeks out of my calendar to help children read.  I was front and center at all the PTA meetings.  I was in my happy place! 
You could possibly call me a professional volunteer!  Fine with me!  I love the way volunteering makes such a small difference in someone’s life. Along the way I learned a lot about people, and I made such good friends to last a lifetime.  How rewarding is that!  I think if I had gotten a paycheck for all the hours that I volunteered, there is no amount of dollars that could surpass the joy that it gives me!
At Estero Newcomers Club there are so many opportunities for you to volunteer. We are always in need of greeters for the Luncheons.  Or maybe you’d enjoy selling raffle tickets.  We always are open to any ideas that you might have for a new monthly event.  Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with the ladies?   Or have you visited that special place and thought how you would like to organize a special outing for the ENC group?  The possibilities are endless, and we have a great Board of Directors to hear all your ideas and to help you make it happen.
Over the next several months we will be posting positions that are open within our Executive Board, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. According to our by-laws we will be taking nominations during September and voting in October for these positions.  After that process is complete and we have our Executive Board established for 2024, those board members will be in search for talented women that could fill several open board positions.  Don’t feel that you would be volunteering to handle the positions on your own.  So many of you have found that sharing a position with a co-chair works the best for our busy lives.  
You Have the Talent to Take ENC into 2024! 
Carefully read your emails. There will be many coming your way that will need your attention!  This is a busy time of year for ENC!  So many things coming up, so little time to fit it in!
Just A Few Dates To Remember:
September Monthly Luncheon
Spanish Wells Country Club
September 19
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
$35.00 pp
Italian Wine Tasting
Total Wine - Coconut Point
September 25, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm
$30.00 pp
Check the Website to register for our Monthly Events.  They fill up quickly and we would miss you if you were not there!
The Joy of Volunteering!
Judy Lindgren
ENC President

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Estero Newcomers Club is a vibrant, active organization with many opportunities for socializing and meeting new women 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 monthly at local country clubs except for November and December. There are also a host of varied, monthly activities which enable local 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

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

Looking for Something Fun To Do
Bell Tower Events including the monthly Yappy Hour:
Bonita Springs Concert Band Series:
Center for the Arts - Bonita Springs:
Florida Repertory Theatre - Fort Myers:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Events:
Lee County - South County Regional Library Events:
Miramar Outlets Events:
Farmers' Markets in the Area
The home page is updated often to keep you informed of any important notices. Refer any website issues to the website administrator, Suzanne Smith, via the Contact Us page.  Or enc.computergal@gmail.com

Monthly Activities at a Glance
ENC Monthly Luncheon
Our Monthly Luncheon will be held  on Tuesday, October 17th 11:30 - 2:00 pm at:
Spanish Wells Country Club
9801 Treasure Cay Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
It's that time of year ladies!  The Fall Fashion Show with clothing provided by J.Jill at Coconut Point.  Clothing will be modeled by our own members.  
Online Registration is Required.  Payment is either via WePay or mailing a check for $35.00 to:
 Estero Newcomers Club
PO Box 1157
Estero FL 33929
Please click HERE to register.
Destination Dinner
Destination Dinner is held on the 1st Thursday of the month. Get a chance to try local restaurants with your ENC friends. October DD will be held at Bricktops in Naples on Thursday, October 5th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.  Click HERE to register for this event.  This event will be limited to 30 people.   
Please email Mary to be placed on a wait list if interested in attending this event.
Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club is open to members with the option of bringing 1 guest and will be held on Tuesday, October 10th 9:00 - 11:00 am at Dollys Produce in Bonita Springs.  Click HERE to register for this event!
Woman to Woman
Woman to Woman is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  We will be going to El Gaucho Inca - across from Coconut Point  from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on October 12th.  Please note time change.  Click HERE to register.
Happy Hour
Happy Hour is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.   Happy hour will be held at Seaside Grill in Bonita Springs on September  27th 4:00-6:00 pm.  Click HERE to register online.
Beach Day
Beach Day is CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Hurricane Ian.
Book Clubs
Click HERE for the 2023 book list.  Paradise Readers is the 2nd Monday of the month.  See you on September 11th.   For further information contact:
Joan Pittman at
Click HERE for the 2023 book list. Beyond the Book is the 4th Monday of the month.  Beyond the Book is taking a break in August and will return September 25th.   For further information, contact Mahasti Koosha
Film Club
Film Club:  Our next film club will be held, Thursday, September 21st. We are going to see the movie  "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3"
Click HERE to register for this event. Please join us for a fun afternoon with your ENC friends!
Yarn and Chat
Yarn and Chat is held the 1st Monday of the month. It is scheduled for October 2nd from 1:00-3:00PM!  Yarn a little and chat a lot and if you need help with a project there's always someone who can help.  Contact Lonnie if you want to join in the fun!  lonnieta@comcast.net  or 239-575-8226
ENC Mah Jongg Groups:
Have you always wanted to learn American Mah Jongg but weren't quite sure how to get started?  Here's your opportunity to learn with Freddi Krell at askitty9@yahoo.com  or call her at 847-814-8717 starting in September.
Mah Jongg is held every Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Fountain Lakes.  Contact BarbaraMcTaggert at enc.mahjong@gmail.com with questions regarding the experienced player group.
Canasta/Samba Card Game
Lessons for this group will be every Friday in September from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Starting in October, the group will play the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.  There is a limit of 12.  Contact Brenda Bennett for more information at 317-902-7014.
Twisted Bingo is a fun mix of regular bingo with music and some twists of fun challenges along the way!  We are returning on Wednesday, September 6th 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Click HERE to register.

New ENC Group Starting
The Saturday Singles Happy Hour
By Joan Pittman on September 17, 2023
What better way to spend a fun evening than finding the best restaurants while making new friends. The Saturday Singles will become a group of single women who value great food, good friends, and everything in between. These get-togethers provide a relaxed and casual atmosphere where single women can come together and engage in meaningful conversation. This can be especially valuable for those who are looking to expand their social circle or meet new people. Please check the calendar for upcoming events.