*** August 20th ZOOM Luncheon - Coming soon ***
  • Watch for an email to confirm the event
  • Go to the Event Registration page to sign up and/or donate to the Charity of the Month!
WARNING: Email Scam
Be aware there is a new email scam that may be sent from a "known" contact. The latest, an Encore member received a plea for help from another Encore member. After some exchange of emails, the 'conversation' escalated to a request to purchase something. Once $$$ was brought up, the jig was up and a "scam alert" was raised in the contacted person. She phoned her sister member and only that morning the sister member found out about the scam when other friends called to notify her.
Charity of the Month for August - Interfaith Charities of South Lee County
Check out the Event Registration page to make a one-time only donation all month via WePay to the selected charity for this month. Donations of  $5, $10, $15 or $20 will be gladly accepted. Watch the video on the efforts of the volunteers and the programs.
REMINDER: Update your profile - Our link to you!
Please keep these current:
Email, Phone, Address, Partner, Photo

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Prevent SPAM and Junk Filtering
Add info.esteronewcomers.com and noreply.esteronewcomers.comto your approved email list. Also, check your SPAM or Junk folder regularly to ensure you do not miss any emails of importance from club members, the website, and/or WePay.
ENC text message number - (I239) 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 those members who are attending the event AND have registered their text message phone number in their profile. Please take this time to ensure your profile is updated. Hurricane season along with COVID may cause scheduled activities to be canceled. Note: this number does not accept replies. For information on updating your profile click here.
In Person Club Meetings Slowly Resuming
The Executive Board is committed to following the State of Florida guidelines. Check out Trip, Tour and Special Events for NEW links to  You Tube videos along with the virtual tours, live cameras of some SWF beaches and Activities Chair Lynn Medini's suggested activities.

Beach Day is postponed indefinitely.
For more information, contact Cindy Marchant,
Paradise Readers book club usually meets at Perkins Restaurant on the corner of Benn Hill Griffin and Corkscrew Road on the second Tuesday of the month at  1:00-3:00 (lunch is at 12:00). Contact Sue Shaw, 239-301-2195, alandsueshaw@gmail.com or Kris Parker, 518-605-2216, parkerkris@comcast.net  for more information and to see if this has been rescheduled due to the upswing in Covid.
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Google Meet or Zoom - Safe Social Distance Meetings
Experiment with Zoom or the new Google Meet to schedule a "Happy Hour" or catchup meeting with your ENC friends.
  • Chante Pemberton will speak to the members on the Blue Zone Project which is exploding all over Southwest Florida communities. Sign up for the ZOOM event on August 13 at 2 PM. This is an easy way to become familiar with ZOOM meetings as instructions on how to connect will be provided in the online registration confirmation.
  • BEYOND THE BOOK ZOOM MEETING will be held August 24 at 2 PM. The group will be discussing the book “A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum. Anita Tennial will be hosting. Contact Mahasti Koosha, mahkoosha@gmail.com for further information.
Yarn and Chat, a Encore and Newcomers combined activity, held the monthly meeting via Zoom on August 3rd from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Attendees exhibited projects that were completed or currently underway. Lots of 'gossip' and books read, TV shows and activities were shared. Sign up for the September meeting by contacting Lonnie Estes, lonnieta@comcast.net, 304-933-9289
August's newsletter is another WORK OF ART! This month check out the calendar. If you are lucky to be an August baby, Brenda has featured you on your special day and posted a surprise too! The results of the survey are in and provided for your viewing. There are several pages devoted to Sheltering in Place activities, August Charity information, and a Website tip on using filters to search the member directory. Click the link to access and read the latest newsletter posted on the website Newsletter page. Contact Brenda Njiwaji, njiwajib@msn.comor via the Contact Us page if you have an interesting story to share.
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.
Check out the Tech Tips section under Member Resources! This month's tip featured in the Newsletter addresses using filters to search the member directory. If you have a photo to download from your phone or computer, click adding your photo to your profile. Photos help your new friends locate you should they forget your name (easy to do at this time)!

What happened this month in history...
August is known for many things, including the dog days of summer - boy are we feeling this with the current Florida temperature and isolation due to the COVID-19 spike.

Here are some fun holidays to put into your calendar and plan to do things with your friends!

National Girlfriend’s Day (Aug. 1st) - Take this opportunity to tell her how much she means to you or do something special to show you care; at this time, I wish only the best to my Estero Newcomers Girlfriends!
National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3rd) - classified as a fruit and a vegetable!
International Beer Day (Aug. 7, 2020) - first Friday of August since 2007!
National Smile Week (Aug. 5th - 11th) - see how it changes someone’s demeanor!

But there are many other fun facts associated with summer’s last full month. August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire.

August 1, 1944 - Anne Frank penned her last entry into her diary. "[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if...there weren't any other people living in the world." Three days later, Anne and her family were arrested and sent to the Nazi concentration camps. 
August 2, 1776 - In Philadelphia, most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.
August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three ships, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Seeking a westerly route to the Far East, he instead landed on October 12th in the Bahamas, thinking it was an outlying Japanese island.
August 14, 1935 - President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act establishing the system which guarantees pensions to those who retire at age 65+. The Social Security system also aids states in providing financial aid to dependent children, the blind and others, as well as administering a system of unemployment insurance.
August 28, 1963 - The March on Washington occurred as over 250,000 persons attended a Civil Rights rally in Washington, D.C., at which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his now-famous I Have a Dream  speech.

Although our vendor canceled the July luncheon and the current spike caused the ENC Board of Directors to determine that August may be too soon to meet (Aug. 20th), Estero Newcomers Club will host their first Zoom Luncheon with a featured speaker; watch in the upcoming weeks for the announcement and link to join the ENC Board  Members with the opportunity to reconnect with old and new ENC friends.

I feel the hardest thing we are experiencing is the inability of being social, but your Board continues to be creative and think out of the box — REMEMBER to read the newsletter and check the website frequently for current updates… SAVE the DATE for August’s Zoom Luncheon; October’s Fashion Show and Executive Board Elections, and lastly the December Luncheon and subsequent evening Holiday Party with your significant other. Until then, hoping that you and your family remain healthy!

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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.