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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.
 
 
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Check your SPAM or Junk folder regularly for club emails.

March - Women's History Month
So often women feel they need to be adept at carrying off a balancing act on a daily basis. We may have juggled careers, partnerships and parenting as some of the roles we’ve orchestrated over the years. This is an age-old concept and for the many fabulous females who walked this path before us…sometimes even in heels…the doors were not always open. There are many opportunities that have come to fruition because of the trails that were blazed by amazing women who made history. Some of which even hundreds of years before us.
 
In honor of Women's History Month, I thought I would share outstanding accomplishments of some incredible women who most likely slid under our historical radar. We may not be aware of their contributions and how they truly laid the foundation for the advancement of women in our nation.
  • Mary Katherine Goddard became the country's first woman postmaster for the City of Baltimore in 1775. She then became the first printer to offer copies of the Declaration of Independence that included the signers' names in 1777.
  • Mary Kies becomes the first woman to receive a patent in 1809 for a method of weaving straw with silk.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell received her medical degree from the Medical Institution of Geneva, N.Y in 1849, making her the first woman in the U.S. with a medical degree.
  • Arabella Mansfield became the first woman lawyer when she was granted admission to practice law in Iowa in 1869. A year later, Ada H. Kepley of Illinois graduated from the Union College of Law in Chicago. She is the first woman lawyer to graduate from a law school.
  • Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman Presidential candidate in the United States when she was nominated by the National Radical Reformers in 1872 nearly 150 years before Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President. This is groundbreaking…as it shows our children and grandchildren that no matter who you are does not define or limit where you can go or who you can become.
These women were visionaries and made history as “the first” in a variety of ways. We have all blazed a trail and have touched others throughout our journey of life. I hope this encourages you to continue to connect with fellow ENC Members and to share your stories…as you never know who you may inspire.

Monthly Activities at a Glance
In Person Club Meetings Slowly Resuming
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Breakfast Club is ON for April 7th, 2021 at 41 Diner, 19050 S. Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers located in the Grand Bay Plaza. Online Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Registration will open soon for this event!
 
Luncheon Meet and Greet is ON for March 10th from 11:30 - 1:30 PM.  The venue will be the Barefoot Bar & Grill at The Place on Corkscrew Rd. Online Registration is REQUIRED. Check with the event coordinator to be added to the waiting list. 
 
Woman to Woman has just been scheduled for March! Click here to register. This is a combined event between Encore and Newcomers. Our new event coordinator is Cindi Hendricks!
 
 
 
 
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 March discussion leader, Jackie Gall chose This Tender Land by William Kent KrugerThe discussion will be held in person outdoors under the pavilion at the Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd on March 8th at 1:00 PM. For further information, contact Sue Shaw alandsueshaw@gmail.com 239-301-2195
 
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 March is  The Perfect Couple by Lisa Hall. The discussion leader will be Susan Goodchild. The in person outdoor meeting is March 22nd from 2:00-3:30 PM at Lakes Park 7330 Gladiolus Drive Ft Myers, FL 33908. 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 March 16th at 4:00 PM. The movie to be discussed is The Trial of the Chicago 7 starring Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance and Frank Langella. You can catch it on Netflix and watch at your leisure. Check out the event registration page after February 18th to register. For further information contact Barbara DeNapoli myqueen80@gmail.com 908-247-0917
 
Yarn and Chat
The next meeting is April 5th from 1:00-3:00 PM via ZOOM. The link will be sent out the morning of the meeting. Lonnie starts the meeting off with a Surprise! demonstration and sends out quick patterns prior for those who want to keep busy. 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
 

Links and News Contacts
Are you interested in Drawing or Photography?
Check out these apps from Microsoft - some are FREE!
 
Want Some Laundry Tips?
 
Do You Want the Latest Safety Tips?
Check out this graphical Safety Tips information!
 
 
 
 
Have You Seen These Cooking Stories and Recipes?
 
Why Not Wander These Beautiful Garden Getaways?
 
 
 
Is there a Wanderlust Spirit in You?
Checkout this website for Travel and Culture
 
Interested in the Arts or are you Artistic?
Bonita Spring Art Center Activities:
Why Not Checkout These 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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
How About Trying These Spotlighted Hot Videos and Sites?
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
February's newsletter is available and all newsletters can be accessed HERE. Check out Birthday honorarium especially if you are lucky to be a February baby. There are Sheltering in Place activities, February Charity information and other news about upcoming events. 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 February 18th through March 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

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.