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President’s Message for February  2023
 
Already we are approaching the month of February. It always amazes me
how fast the months fly by! As I sit with my coffee this lovely morning, I look around me and notice that Christmas is still not completely putaway. Again, where did that time go?
 
I have also noticed that in February life seems a little sweeter. We “Love thy Neighbor,” we “Pay it Forward,” we even smile at the stranger more often. The calendar flips to February and all the love comes flowing out. How wonderful is that!
 
But a new phenomenon has been showing up over the last few years. February 13 has been designated as “Galentine’s Day.” Interesting concept actually! Women get together the day before Valentine’s Day and have a small holiday of their own. It is a great time for ladies to touch base with friends and enjoy a lovely day or evening together. There is always food and beverage available and plenty of giggles. A real “Love Fest”!
 
As members of Estero Newcomer’s Club, we seem to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” every day. Throughout the year women get together to enjoy each other's company and participate in many diverse outings. We make a lot of new friends from many different backgrounds and share a lot of common interests with each other. ENC has given members the opportunity to expand their interests, but also to “get out of their comfort zone!" Never had I imagined myself in the role as President to such a group of inspiring women. Definitely out of my comfort zone but enjoying every minute of this experience! 
 
Every month the Newsletter and our website lists many events that are open to all ENC members. Some events even give you the opportunity to share your experiences with a guest. It is especially important though, that you keep your membership current. If you have not done your renewal for 2023, visit the website and it will give you step by step instructions.  We will be posting many events throughout the 2023 season so check the website often: esteronewcomers.com
 
As I conclude, I came across this saying the other day:
 
Start the day
With a Song in
Your Heart and A Giggle in
your Wiggle!
 
Happy Love Day! Hug Often, Smile Lots!!!!
 
 
Judy Lindgren
2023 ENC President
 
 
P.S. With so much info available today, I came across these special days for you to enjoy:
 
 February 2: Bubble Gum Day..A Popping Fun Day
 February 3: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day..Butter Pecan Here I Come
 February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day..What a Lovely Day This Will Be
 February 18: National Drink Wine Day..Now How Fun Will This Day Be
 February 20: Love Your Pet Day..Get Those Fancy Treats Out
 
This is just a sampling. There were so many more I will share throughout the year.
 
 
 

TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
If you were a Member in 2022 and you are not moving to Encore this year, please renew your 2023 Membership before the end of the year. The renewal fee for 2023 is $30!  We ask that you log-in and complete the renewal process and update your profile prior to December 31, 2022. You have the option of paying online or mailing in a check.  For detailed instructions on how to renew, click here.

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Welcome!
Estero Newcomers Club is a vibrant, active organization with many opportunities for socializing and meeting new women 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 monthly at local country clubs except for November and December. There are also a host of varied, monthly activities which enable local 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 women
  • Develop new friendships
  • Enjoy group activities, and,
  • Learn about our Southwest Florida community

Monthly Activities at a Glance
Destination Dinner
 
Destination Dinner is held on the 1st Thursday of the month. Get a chance to try local restaurants with your ENC friends. Dinner will be held February 2nd from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. at Aqua Restaurant in Bonita Springs.  Click HERE to register for this fun event!
 
Breakfast Club
              
 
 
 
 
Breakfast Club is open to members with the option of bringing 1 guest and will be held February 7th at 9:00 am at the Marios Restaurant in Estero.  Click HERE to register for this event!
 
Woman to Woman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woman to Woman is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  We will be going to the The Clam Bake in Fort Myers on February 9th  5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Click HERE to register.
 
Happy Hour
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Hour is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  For the month of February, we will be having our ENC monthly luncheon on this date so Happy Hour is canceled for February but we look forward to seeing you on March 22nd at Aqua in Bonita Springs.
 
Beach Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beach Day is CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Hurricane Ian.
 
Book Clubs
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARADISE READERS
Click HERE for the 2023 book list.  See you February 13th.   For further information contact Barbara McTaggart at mctagrt2@verizon.net.
 
BEYOND THE BOOK
Click HERE for the 2023 book list. Beyond the Book is the 4th Monday of the month.  This month we will meet on February 28th.   For further information, contact Mahasti Koosha
 
Film Club
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Film Club on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Our next film club will be January 31st.  Click HERE to register for this event.  Movie will be announced once it gets closer to the date.  Afterwards, we go out for a meal to a local restaurant.
 
 
Yarn and Chat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yarn and Chat is held the 1st Monday of the month. It is scheduled for February 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
 
ENC Mah Jongg Groups:
 
Mah Jongg lessons for new players will  begin March 2023.
 
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.
 
Mah Jongg is held every Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm at Fountain Lakes except the 3rd Thursday of the month when we have our ENC Luncheon.  Contact BarbaraMcTaggert 
enc.mahjong@gmail.com with questions regarding the experienced player group.
 
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 Wednesday, February 1st.  Free to play and a cash jackpot!  Start with dinner at 6:00 pm or join us at 7:00 pm when the fun begins.  Click HERE to register.   Contact Barbara DeVille at btdeville@comcast.net