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.
Prevent SPAM and Junk Filtering
Add noreply.esteronewcomers.com to your approved list. If you have GMAIL, add this email address to your Contacts and label it ENC or Estero Newcomers.
Check your SPAM or Junk folder regularly for club emails.

April - Spring is HERE!
By now the Spring season has made its debut. Since moving from the cold Northeast to tropical Southwest Florida, I do have to say that  Spring does not quite pack the same punch for me. There are times that I forget what month it is living here. Not that I am complaining at all... The balmy weather was one of the things that drew us to move to this beautiful area.
I do admit though, I miss the feeling that I got when I was a little girl when Spring was approaching. It was always my favorite season since I am not a fan of cold weather and my birthday is in April. So no surprise this was always my favorite month as well.  Anticipation would build as I knew we would be going shopping for my birthday/holiday outfit and withbaccessories too! When I was growing up, Spring was a time for celebration. It signified warmth, sunshine, fresh air and coming out of hibernation to play outdoors with my friends.
Although we don't experience really cold weather down here, we have been sort of in hibernation to stay healthy and safe. During these still challenging times, ENC has slowly been introducing some great outdoor, in-person events in addition to the virtual ones we have provided this year for you. We have created some new and restarted several popular events available this month:
  • Beach Day at Bonita Beach - April 8th is a great way to relax and connect with Members of ENC and Encore, our sister club.
  • Woman to Woman - April 8th is another way to chat up members of both clubs over a light meal and beverage.
  • Luncheon Meet & Greet - April 13th at Naples Flatbread in Miromar Outlets is our NEW and popular ENC event.
  • Happy Hour - April 28th at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Kitchen is an ENC member event that encourages bringing a guest/partner to mix and mingle over cocktails and a light meal!
Although not an in-person event,  our April Virtual Gathering will be a LIVE interactive Fashion Show featuring a variety of clothing from Chico's of Coconut Point. It is scheduled from 11:45 to 1:00. We have invited our sister club so you can reconnect with or expand your group of friends. You will have the opportunity to see some of our ENC and Encore Members model these beautiful fashions, with commentary describing the outfits. And there will be some giveaways as well!
Please don't forget to register for these upcoming events. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS especially as there are attendance limits for all activities.
Please make sure you read our monthly eNewsletter and check out our website at esteronewcomers.com for details on additional planned activities and register for our upcoming events.
So although the change in seasons most certainly are not as drastic here as they are in other parts of the country, Spring is still a wonderful time to smell the flowers, taste a seasonal specialty and put on that special outfit while coming out to play and connecting with old friends and making some new ones too!

Monthly Activities at a Glance
In Person Club Meetings Slowly Resuming
By submitting my registration, I hereby discharge the Club, its officers, and volunteers from any and all responsibility or liability for injury, loss, illness or disease, or damages of any kind incurred by me or by my invited guests during Club activities or events. I further agree that participation in any Club activity will represent that I am and my invited guests are aware of and fully understand its physical requirements, and expressly assume all risks inherent in such participation. I further understand and agree that any photos taken at Club activities and events may be used, produced and distributed for Club purposes. It is my responsibility to notify the photographer at the time of the event if I do not wish to have my photo taken.
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 April 13th from 11:30 - 1:30 PM.  The venue will be the Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar at Mir0mar Outlets off Corkscrew Rd. Online Registration is REQUIRED. Check with the event coordinator to be added to the waiting list if the event is 'Sold Out'. 
Woman to Woman is scheduled for April 8th! 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 scheduled for April 8th  at Bonita Beach from 9:00 to noon. In the following months, it 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 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
Meetings are held either in person or virtually via ZOOM at the preference of the discussion leader. Click HERE for the book list.
The April discussion leader, Sue Shaw chose The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettThe discussion will be held in person outdoors under the pavilion at the Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd on April 12th at 1:00 PM. For further information, contact Sue Shaw alandsueshaw@gmail.com 239-301-2195
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 Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. The discussion leader will be Cindi Dugan. The in person outdoor meeting is April 26th 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 April 20th at 2:00 PM. The movie to be discussed is "I Care a Lot" starring Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. You can catch it on Netflix and watch at your leisure. Check out the event registration page after March 28th 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
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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.

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.

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.