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Vice President for Membership

Vice President for Membership

My name is Larry Moody. I serve on the Board as Vice President for Membership. Falmouth Newcomers is a social club of over 500 Falmouth residents who enjoy meeting fellow residents who are new to the area or who have had a life-changing event. We provide an opportunity to learn about the community and participate in enriching activities, social events, and programs. We have over 60 activities including biking, wine tasting, book clubs, current events, kayaking, dining in and out, field trips, golf, and scrap booking to name just a few.

Membership is open to those who have lived in Falmouth for five years or less or have had a life- changing event such as change in marital status, death of spouse/partner, or retirement in the last five years. If you meet any of these requirements and would like to join us, please fill out the online application and release form.

We’d be happy to welcome you as a member of Falmouth Newcomers to meet new friends and adjust to your new surroundings while enjoying the many activities, socials, and programs. If you have any questions, please contact me at 617-874-0656.

Vice President for Socials

Vice President for Socials

Welcome to the Socials page. Dena and I encourage all of you to attend social events as they are announced throughout the year.

Socials are open to all members (and sometimes Encore members and/or friends). Socials give you an opportunity to make new friends and build upon friendships you’ve already made here at Newcomers. You’ll learn more about all the wonderful leisure activities available right here in Falmouth or nearby. And obviously, socials offer a chance to enjoy an afternoon or evening of fun and entertainment.

We try to plan several different types of social events that will appeal to a wide variety of interests. This year, we are planning eleven socials! We’ll root for our hometeam, the Falmouth Commodores, enjoy our beautiful coastline with cruises around Falmouth, celebrate the seasons with various holiday events, participate in a Falmouth-style Cape Cod Clambake, and more. It should be fun!

You can find information about Socials on the website. In the Newsletter, we provide a “Save the Date” notice in advance of each event, and then the details, dates, cost, and reservation information are usually published two months before each social event. If you see something you like, sign up early – some of the venues have a maximum capacity!

We always welcome suggestions for new events – and while our bookings are done well in advance, we are always looking ahead to future social opportunities. We also welcome your help to serve on a planning committee, which we will advertise in the Newsletter when the need arises, so consider volunteering! And always feel free to contact me or Dena with your thoughts
or questions.

Thank you
Paula Foster, Vice President of Socials
Dena Quinn, Assistant Vice President of Socials
falmouthnewcomers.vpsocials@gmail.com

Vice President for Activities

Vice President for Activities

Our club offers you the opportunity to join a great variety of activities that meet regularly in addition to the fun Socials and enriching Programs available to you throughout the year.  Some groups are small, some are large, and others have multiple groups of the same activity.  If we do not have an activity that you are seeking, we encourage you to consider starting one by contacting us via email.   

We are very appreciative of our personable, creative, knowledgeable, and dedicated leaders for organizing these great leisure activities for us.  We have so many options in which to enjoy ourselves while meeting new people and spending time in gorgeous Falmouth, or elsewhere if the activity involves travel.  Your new friends are out there waiting for you to join their groups so don’t wait any longer! 

Best,
Robin Hodor, VP for Activities
Tiffany Persechini, Assistant VP for Activities
Email: falmouthnewcomersactivities@gmail.com

President

President


Hi Newcomers,

Well, the time has come to start our Anniversary celebration!!! As I mentioned in January, this year represents 40 Years of Newcomers Club. Our tag line this year is “Forty Years of Friendship”. It’s amazing to think of all the friendships that members have made during these years. I can trace many of my friendships by remembering the Past Presidents I have personally known.

Seven years ago, when my husband and I joined, the president was Doris LaChapelle. She presided over our first General meetings and gave us a good understanding of how the Club works. Since the president changes every year, I have known seven different presidents. After Doris, Margaret  Souza became president. It was because of Margaret that we were first introduced to the Activities. We had not realized that we were missing this wonderful aspect of Newcomer’s Club. Thanks, Margaret!

Christina Brodie, the next president, was the ingenious person who organized the Board into its present format of two years for each position. This is working beautifully for continuity in our club! Jeanne Fortier, the next President, was so organized! Poor Jeanne was president during the beginning of COVID restrictions. Talk about having to be inventive!! Zoom meetings and Zoom talent shows for entertainment were great ideas!

Geri Smith continued the Covid protocol meetings and gradually restarted the Activities, Socials, and Programs. What a stressful year she had!! Susan Gilbert came next and is my direct predecessor and my mentor. I’m surprised that she still answers her phone when I call!!  Working with Susan has been a wonderful experience. I can’t thank her enough for her help and her wonderful friendship!
My personal history with the Newcomer presidents has shown me how Newcomers Club has changed over the years. Each president has been a pleasure to get to know and has helped me learn what to do as president. Thank you all for being so dedicated in the continuation of Newcomers Club through some very challenging, changing and growing years! This is my personal “Seven years of Friendship.” You can read other “Friendship” stories in this and future issues of the newsletter.

In Friendship,
Ann Marie Cunha

Vice President for Programs

Vice President for Programs

To Newcomers,

I am VP for Programs and Paul Ross is Assistant VP for Programs. Monthly programs are planned at each
Business Meeting on the second Thursday of each month, September through June.

The monthly newsletter will provide you with updated program information.  The website will provide any
updates on program changes. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please email
me.


Bill Kelly, VP for Programs
bikelly@verizon.net

Paul Ross, AVP for Programs
paulross643@gmail.com

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