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President’s Message
 
March 2024
 
Hi Ladies,
 
Happy March!
 
With “season” in southwest Florida in full swing, am I the only one who feels like they are running a hotel? We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place - it’s no wonder all of our friends and families are showing up to escape the cold!
 
The March luncheon and business meeting is at another new venue for the ENC! Please join us at Grandezza on March 19, 2024 to catch up on all that’s happening with our club. We are pleased to have Alonya Ushe, Executive Director, Arts Bonita as our guest speaker to tell us about all the exciting upcoming events. Thank you Janet Doll for making our Grandezza luncheon happen!
  
We will continue to support our first quarter charity, The Immokalee Pregnancy Center through our luncheon raffles. Thanks to our Charity Chairwoman, Rose Schmidt, for also adding charitable volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are available in the Member Activity section of the website. Please consider volunteering your time for the good of our community!
  
Remember, take time to breathe. Be kind - to yourself and others. We are a group of strong, smart women - we all matter!
 
 
Michelle
 
 

Welcome!
 
Thank you for your interest in the ENC!
 
The Estero Newcomers Club is a vibrant, active organization with many opportunities for socializing and meeting new women in both large and small group settings. Visit our About Us tab to learn more about our history, membership, organization, and activities.
 
Our ever popular Monthly Luncheon & Business meetings are held during the third week of the month (usually on Tuesdays) from January - October and during the second week of the month during November - December.
 
There are also a host of varied, monthly activities and fun events which enable women of Estero and the surrounding areas to meet others with mutual interests. We welcome you to explore our wide array of activities and find the ones that most interest you. Most activities require registration which can be found in the Member Activity tab.
 
Although our club is designed for women, we have many activities, excursions, and events that include spouses, partners, and male friends. The men can also participate in two events specifically for them - Breakfast with the Guys and Lunch with the Guys.
 
The Estero Newcomers Club is a warm, inviting, inclusive organization. If this sounds like a group you would enjoy, click here to Join today!
 
Estero Newcomers Club
PO Box 1157, Estero FL, 33929

Our Mission
 
The Estero Newcomers Club is a not-for-profit social club which affords women of Estero, Florida and surrounding areas a forum to
  • Foster new friendships
  • Strengthen current friendships
  • Promote community good will

Final Call to Renew Your 2024 Membership by February 15th
If you were a Member in 2023 and you are not joining Encore this year, please renew your 2024 Membership by February 15th for $40.00. Please click here to renew your membership:
 
You have the option of paying online or mailing in a check.  For detailed instructions on how to renew, click here.
 
Please update any information in your profile that has changed in the past year.  For example, address, cellphone, emails etc.  Also, please update the experiences or talents area on your profile.

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Website Administration

The home page is updated often to keep you informed of any important notices. Refer any website issues to the website administrator, Suzanne Smith enc.computergal@gmail.com

Monthly Activities at a Glance
 
ENC Monthly Luncheon
Our Monthly Luncheon will be held  on Tuesday, March 19th 11:30 - 2:00 pm at The Club at Grandezza located at 11481 Grande Oak Blvd., Estero, FL .  Please note the cost of this month's luncheon is $40.00.  Our Charity for the first quarter of 2024 is the Immokalee Pregnancy Center, Inc. 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. We will be going to San Matteo Italian Restaurant & Bar on March 7th at University Village Shops 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Please click here to register.
 
Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Great small group event to introduce friends to ENC. We will be going to Marios in Estero on February 6th @ 9:00am. Please click here to register for this event.
 
Woman to Woman
Woman to Woman is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Join us Thursday, March 14th at Aqua in Bonita Springs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Click here to register for this fun event!
 
Happy Hour
Happy Hour is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.   We will be going to The Causeway -  28280 Old 41 Rd #1, Bonita Springs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  Click here to register for event.  Guests/Spouses/Friends are invited to attend this event.
 
Saturday Singles 
Saturday Singles will meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday of the month at different restaurants.  We will be going to Ruth's Chris Steak House 23151 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 16th  4:00 - 6:00 pm.  Please click HERE to register.  There is a limit of 20 ladies.
 
Paradise Readers
Paradise Readers is the 2nd Monday of the month. Click HERE for the 2024 book list.  See you on February 12th at Perkins.  For further information contact: Joan Pittman at
 
Beyond the Book
Beyond the Book is the 4th Monday of the month. Click HERE for the 2024 book list.  See you February 26th.  Pull up the Book List to find out monthly meeting location.  For further information, contact Mahasti Koosha
 
Film Club
Film Club:  See you March 2024!
 
Yarn and Chat
Yarn and Chat is held the 1st Monday of the month. It is scheduled for March 6th 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
 
Mah Jongg 
Mah Jongg is held every Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Fountain Lakes.  Contact Barbara DeVille at btdeville@comcast.net with questions regarding the experienced player group.
 
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 March 2024.
 
Canasta/Samba Card Game
This new 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 
Twisted Bingo is a fun mix of regular bingo with music and some twists of fun challenges along the way!  Join us at Naples Flatbread on March 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm or for dinner at 6:00. Please click here to register.
 

BREAKING NEWS!
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Looking for Something Fun To Do
 
Bonita Springs Concert Band Series:
 
Center for the Arts - Bonita Springs:
 
Florida Repertory Theatre - Fort Myers:
 
Lee County - South County Regional Library Events:
 
Miramar Outlets Events:
 
Farmers' Markets in the Area
 
Lyrical Ladies
Rehearsals are every Monday, 3-4:30 pm at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community, 19680 Cypress View Dr, Estero FL.  Looking for sopranos and altos to make beautiful music. Ability to read music is a plus but not required. Sheet music as well as soprano/alto audio recordings are provided for practice and learning of parts.
If interested please email, text or call Linda Serro at lindaserro@gmail.com 239-220-7320