Newcomers Club of Amelia Island
PO Box 16242
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-3121

We welcome you to Amelia Island and Nassau County and wish you a wonderful life while living here!

Newcomers Club of Amelia Island is a local club with the purpose of extending a friendly hand to all women, developing new friendships, and offering social events, activities, and service opportunities in the community. The Club is open to any woman who resides in Nassau County.

For more information, please contact our 2015 New Member Orientation Chair, Carroll Mixon, (904) 432-8334, or 2015 President, Signe Lupfer, (904) 261-8025. We encourage women interested in joining Newcomers to attend a monthly coffee, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month. A prospective member may attend one luncheon and/or two meetings or activity groups before joining.

Some of our many groups and activities include:

Bicycle group
Members bike on Wednesday mornings, alternating between the roads of Ft. Clinch and the south end of the island. Once a month we do lunch after our ride. We vendure off the island for special rides.
Book Group
Participants report on books they have recently read.
Book Review
Each month a pre-selected book is discussed in detail.
Bridge -- Marathon
Competitive Team Play. Intermediate skills; 26 hands, once a month. Pick your own partner.
Bridge -- Monday
Bridge starting at 1:00 PM. Intermediate players are welcome
Bridge -- Wednesday
All levels. New players welcome. Meet at 9:30 AM.
Bunko Group
Bunko is an easy dice game that fosters relationships as you are always changing partners. Meets once a month.
Canasta group
Canasta is a card game for two or more people. New players at all levels are welcome.
Classical Music Group
For the musical novice interested in increasing one's knowledge of classical music.
Cocktal Socials
Monthly evening gatherings at members' homes. Spouses/partners may attend.
Coffee Get-Togethers
Meet and greet new and prospective members. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month.
Community Service Group
Supports non-profit organizations with proceeds from the luncheon 50/50 raffles, supports special fund raising for selected causes, and sponsors Bingo for ARK bi-monthly. 1 ft Meets 1st Friday of the month.
Finance Education Group
Discussion and education on financial topics which are of interest to members.
Fitness Walking Group
We meet on the first and third Monday of the month. Location varies to enjoy the natural beauty of the island and surrounding areas. Walks are generally four miles in length on trail or pavement.
Gals On The Go
Monthly dinner out with the girls in the PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month at different local restaurants
Golf Group
Meets Tuesday mornings to play 9 holes at Amelia River Golf Club. Golf clinics are periodically scheduled for beginners. NOTE: Reservations are required to play.
Gourmet Group
Many diverse events and activities involving food sampling and recipes, preparation and lectures by local food merchants, wine tasting etc.
Kayaking Group
Members enjoy paddling in and around the beautiful waterways of Amelia Island and Georgia. Most outings are 3 to 4 hours, always led by certified kayak guides. No experience necessary and new paddlers are always welcome!
Line Dancing
Move our bodies to fun and upbeat popular music.
Mah-Jongg Group
Ww still meet every Tuesday except 2nd Tuesday at the Council on Aging, at 1:30 PM. You must have an American Mahjong Card to play. Lessons are given once a year. Call for information on lessons.
Poker Group
We play the Texas Hold'em Style of Poker which is easy to learn, we meet on me second Tuesaay or each month. All are welcome.
Second Sunday Brunch
This group enjoys a leisurely brunch together once a month.
Special Events
This group plans one-of-a kind unique events several times a year for members to experience. Events can be local to the Amelia Island/Jacksonville area or may include ventures afar. Refer to the monthly newsletter for details on upcoming events.
Stitching Group
Members who do knitting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, any king of handwork. Beginners to advanced. All are welcome.
Tables of 8
Themed dinner party gatherings for both couples and singles which may be held in multiple homes. Dinner guests will either be asked to host and/or provide a side dish and wine for dinner.
Tennis Group
Meets Tuesday mornings at the Omni Plantation tennis courts. Each tennis clinic includes both a lesson and play time.
Theater Group
Monthly attendance at live theater or movie event, followed by discussion and socializing.
Field trips to nearby destinations in North Florida and Georgia.

Special Committees

Audit Committee
Reviews income and expenditures three times a year.
Birthday Bouquet Committee
Provides a flower bouquet at monthly luncheon for a member whose birthday is in that month.
Carpool Coordinator
Coordinates a carpool program for the times we plan out- of-town activities
Communication Chairs
Advise members by email of upcoming events, changes of schedules or events, and other important messages as directed by the Club President.
Door Prizes
This group solicits and purchases door prizes for luncheons.
Fashion Show
Presents the annual Fashion Show at the April luncheon.
Historical Committee
Documents the club's activities through the year by creating a photo album
Holiday Dinner Dance
Plans annual Holiday Party in December.
Luncheon Centerpieces
Creates centerpieces for designated luncheons.
New Member Orientation Assistant
Assists with orientation of new members.
Newsletter Production
Ensures the monthly newsletter is copied and mailed to members in a timely manner.
Newsletter Proofreaders
Assist the Newsletter Editor by checking facts and correcting typos.
Nurturing Newcomers
A support group of Women Helping Women. The group's mission statement is to provide our members with special attention, support, and assistance during a time of need. This is not a group that meets monthly. Those who volunteer will be called upon as needs arise.
Spring Fling
Assists with the Men's Newcomers April Dance.
Vice President Assistant
Helps plan the monthly lunches by coordinating with the VP on the venues, negotiating lunch prices, and going over the contracts as well as attending the monthly board meetings when the VP is not able.
Publishes and distributes the annual yearbook in March.

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