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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.
 
PARADISE READERS returns to Perkins!
The June book club meeting will resume the in-person meetings at NOON for lunch and 1 PM for the book discussion. See more information in the Monthly Activity box below!
 
The Last ENC Virtual Gathering is Planned for May----
Monthly Luncheons will resume SOON!
We are planning on resuming the Monthly Luncheons starting in June! We will be meeting in person to conduct the monthly business meeting. Limited seating is available based on the venue guidelines.
 
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May - Celebrate and Participate!
May was named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. It is also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month. Maia was considered a nurturer and an earth goddess. This would seem to explain the connection to the number of celebrations and causes that are honored within this lovely month. During May, days are set aside to commemorate teachers, nurses, Red Cross, men and women of the military and let’s not forget mothers.

As each month arrives, ENC is fostering connections with our Members on a regular basis as we continue to re-introduce fun outdoor, in-person events. The new monthly Luncheon Meet & Greet made its debut in February and has quickly become very popular! It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends and meet new Members too! We brought back Beach Day in April which was enjoyed by all. Doc’s at Bonita Beach will be the place to BE on May 27 th ---so grab your beach towel and sunscreen while soaking up the sun with fellow Members of our sister club, Encore for this combined event. The other combined events are both Book Clubs and Woman to Woman and Breakfast Club. A Newcomer Only event, Happy Hour permits each member to bring along 1 guest.
 
Remember to read our monthly eNewsletter for all our planned activities in detail. Check out our website often for the latest information and to register for all of our upcoming events.

AND --- stay tuned as we are planning to bring back an old favorite in the near future, our Monthly Luncheons held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at local Country Clubs. This has always been a well-attended event!

If you are still not ready for in-person activities, don’t forget the online events that ENC offers. Each month a movie is selected to view in the comfort of your home. You can register to attend a lively discussion with our Virtual Film Club on May 18th . On the 3rd Thursday of the month via ZOOM, we hold our Virtual Gathering with a brief business meeting and informative presentation from a monthly Speaker. And for those who enjoy crafts, Yarn & Chat is held on the 1st Monday of the month. Each of these is a great way to connect with Members for some informal discussion and catch up with ENC members.

As we are approaching the “merry month of May” hopefully the outlook is brighter and we are able to get out and about visiting more with family and friends. We hope you will come connect and celebrate with fellow members and make some new memories!

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss

Monthly Activities at a Glance
In Person Club Meetings Slowly Resuming
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Breakfast Club is ON for June 2nd, 2021 at LuLu B's Diner 2374 Immokalee Rd, Naples. Online Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Click HERE to register for this event!
 
 
Luncheon Meet and Greet is ON for May 11th from 11:30 - 1:30 PM.  The venue will be the Ford's Garage at Mir0mar Outlets off Corkscrew Rd. Online Registration is REQUIRED. Click HERE to register and for more details. 
 
Woman to Woman is scheduled for May 13th! Click HERE to register. This is a combined event between Encore and Newcomers. Our new event coordinator is Cindi Hendricks!
It will be at Naples Flatbread Kitchen and Bar (Miromar Outlets) starting at 4 PM.
 
 
Happy Hour is now open to members with the option of bringing 1 guest. Click HERE to register for the May 26th event at Naples Flatbread in Miromar Outlets.
 
 
Outdoor and Zoom Activities
The next Beach Day is scheduled for May 27th  at Bonita Beach from 9:00 to noon. Beach Day will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month providing a host is available. Click HERE to go to the registration area.
Neither Encore, our sister club, nor ENC has located someone to coordinate this activity. For more information on signing up to help this popular 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 now held in person. Click HERE for the book list.
The May discussion leader, Cindy Dugan chose Hillbilly Elegy by J. D.  VanceThe discussion will be held in person outdoors under the pavilion at the Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd on May 10th at 1:00 PM.
For further information, contact:
Sue Shaw
The next book club on  Monday, June 14th will be held at Perkins Restaurant at the corner of Corkscrew Road and Ben Hill Griffin starting at 12PM for lunch and 1PM for book discussion.  
 
BEYOND THE BOOK
Meetings are hosted either in person or via ZOOM. The reading selection for this year is posted on the Book Club Lists page.
The book for May is The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. The discussion leader will be Lynette Russell. The in person outdoor meeting is May 24th from 2:00-3:30 PM at Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. 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 next meeting will be May 18th at 4:00 PM. The movie to be discussed is "Thunder Force" starring Melissa McCarthy. You can catch it on Netflix and watch at your leisure. Check out the event to register. For further information contact Barbara DeNapoli myqueen80@gmail.com 908-247-0917
 
Yarn and Chat
This meeting is June 7th from 1:00-3:00 PM IN PERSON at her home! There is always a special SURPRISE from her kitchen to share. Attendees can show off completed projects or those in progress. Lots of gossip on 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
 

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Newsletter
All newsletters can be accessed HERE. 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 return to the calendar month. It will open the first of the month and close the last day of the month. If possible, a representative from the charity will speak for 10 minutes at our monthly business meeting, Virtual Gathering! We are currently meeting virtually for our monthly membership meeting but when we hope to resume our monthly luncheons at Country Clubs soon.

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

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.