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Welcome to the 2022-2023 New Neighbors operating year!
I’m Keith Krueger, incoming President of New Neighbors. I’m looking forward to a year full of fun, great memories and the opportunity to meet the nearly 1000 active members! We have had unprecedented growth in our organization during the past 24 months.
I hope everyone takes the time to get involved and meet your new friends!
I want to take a moment and thank Roni Meikle, outgoing President, for her leadership and energy during her tenure. She was committed to executing a smooth and successful transition from the current year to the new year and built a foundation for the new Board of Directors to deliver effective programming during the next twelve months.
I also want to thank the outgoing Board members for their effort the past year. They delivered over thirty special and recurring activities while strengthening the infrastructure within the organization to allow future boards to succeed. During May and June, the Board trained all of their replacements to provide a seamless transition.
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 20th, for our New Neighbors Opening Reception at Palmetto Ballroom. Our new Social Chairs, Marilee Dalbey and Susan Kurtain, are in the planning process for a fabulous kickoff event! You’ll have the opportunity to register for the event on August 18th. Keep an eye-out for that announcement.
All the activities periodically require your involvement and response, including RSVP’s when requested. Your acknowledgement helps us to effectively plan each respective activity and to confirm commitments we’re making to third party vendors and suppliers. Please read and reply to emails and other communication on a timely basis. Your cooperation is appreciated.
A reminder that our recurring activities (golf, pickleball, walking, etc.) continue each month throughout the Summer. Our new activity Chairs are eager for you to participate. Our special event Chairs are actively brainstorming new event offerings that will appeal to our members. The monthly newsletters and eBlasts will keep you informed. Stay tuned!
July 1, 2022show less
Don’t Miss the New Neighbors Kick Off Reception and Party
September Kickoff event, Welcome to Paradise Island, Tuesday, September 20, 5 – 7:30 PM, Palmetto ballroom.
Welcome to Our Newest Neighbors
- Jack and Mary Jo Boyce, Highland Beach, FL / Armonk, NY
- Jaye Brownstein, Englewood CO
- Jim and Suzanne Bryan, Savannah, GA
- Nina Cook, Gaithersburg, MD
- John and Sherry Forney, Warriors Mark, PA
- Tom and Connie Hickey, Sewickley, PA
- David Hyman and Farah Jimenez, Philadelphia, PA
- Chris & Leslie Long, Columbia, SC
- Phil and Laura Martinek, Mundelein, IL
- Dave and Carrie Montague, Hunts Point, WA
- Steve and Susan Pisarik, Newport Beach, CA
- Ken and Katherine Ritz, Hamilton, OH
- Greg and Sabina Scalley, Westfield, NJ
- Jim Schneider & Jennifer Brennan, Los Angeles, CA
- Kathleen and Michael Silvestri, Redding, CT
- Peg and Tom Weihsmann, Marietta, GA
- Sara Wheeler, Hoschton, Georgia
August 1, 2022show less
Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of Fall, and as promised, your Activity Chairs have loaded the month of September with an abundance of Activities!
We’ve featured our numerous monthly Recurring Activities in the previous eBlasts, and encourage you to review the calendar to learn more about what interests you. The focus of this issue is to provide a glimpse of the September Special Events. Remember, mark your calendar for Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 a.m. to sign-up for these events!
Tuesday, September 6 – The Arts & Crafts team is kicking-off the Fall season inviting members to make sweater pumpkins for your Fall home decor. Never heard of a sweater pumpkin? Click the link on the Calendar to see for yourself and be prepared to Sign-Up August 18th @ 8:00 a.m. as participation is limited!
Monday, September 12th – Two Events!
The first Ladies “BreakfastnBrunch” of the season will convene at B. Matthew’s Eatery located at 325 E. Bay Street @ 10:00 a.m. Sign-Up via email to firstname.lastname@example.org begins August 18th at 8:00 a.m. Limited to 18 ladies, participants are reminded to wear your name tag.
Keeping with the gastronomic theme for the day, the NN’s Men’s Lunch Co-Chairs are hosting their Fall kick-off event at the popular J. Christopher’s restaurant, 122 E. Liberty St. in downtown Savannah. Join fellow New Neighbors at Noon, and reach out to: email@example.com with any questions.
Tuesday, September 13th – Another two Events!
The NN Boating Co-Chairs invite you to the first boating & dinner event of the month. Boats leave from the Delegal Marina @ 3:00 p.m. and cruise to Fish Tales Restaurant at the Fort McAllister Marina. Plan on returning to the Marina by 7:00 p.m. Check-out Fish Tales at: www.fishtalesrh.com Sign-Up begins August 18th @ 8:00 a.m.
Join up to 30 colleagues to visit the Yaupon Teahouse + Apothecary hosted by our NN Local Flavors Co-Chairs from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Did you know that Yaupon Holly is North America’s only indigenous source of caffeine? Yeah, we didn’t either :). To learn more, and sample a variety of teas and test beauty skin products, Sign-Up August 18th @ 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 17th – The popular NN Happy Hour continues! All NN’s are invited to participate, and equally important, we’re looking for hosts. Each host will be given emails to contact their guest list via email with address/location, time, and what to bring (BYOB, appetizers, etc.) Note that Sign-Up begins August 18th @ 8:00 a.m. and closes September 3rd @ 5:00 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be a host or guest.
Wednesday, September 21st – Whether you’re new to Savannah, or have been a resident for a while, the Old Town Trolley’s are a great way to learn more about our beautiful historic district and its 270+ years history. Join our Discover Savannah Co-Chairs at the Savannah Visitor’s Center (301 Martin Luther King Blvd) for our own trolley exclusive for New Neighbors! The event begins no later than 10:15 a.m., and Sign-Up is also August 18th @ 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 22nd – The iconic Olde Pink House will be the site of the first NN Ladies Lunch of the season. The space is limited, as the restaurant will be providing us with our own room. This will facilitate the opportunity for attendees to get acquainted as well as learn from staff the history of the building (including some of its supernatural stories). Sign-Up begins at 8:00 a.m. on August 18th.
Friday, September 23rd – Sign-Up @ 8:00 a.m. August 18th as we kickoff our first NN Mixed Double Golf play! The 18-hole Step Aside Scramble begins with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at the Palmetto course followed by a Tailgate Buffet Dinner and Member bar. Registration for this event begins August 18th @ 8:00 a.m. and is limited to the first 36 couples. Need a partner? Sign-up and also email email@example.com and we’ll find you a partner! BTW, “Step Aside Scramble” and other rules will be explained at the event…….
Tuesday, September 27th – The second NN Boating and dinner event of the month will depart The Landing’s Harbor Marina @ 3:00 p.m. Our scenic boat ride on the Wilmington River will take us to The Wylde Dock Bar & Restaurant where we’ll dine around 5:30 p.m. and return to The Landing’s Harbor Marina by 7:00 p.m. You know the drill by now……Sign-Up begins at 8:00 a.m. on August 18th.
And…..if the TEN Special Events and Dozen Recurring Events aren’t enough for September, as the late night TV infomercials say, “but wait, there’s more”!
“WELCOME to PARADISE ISLAND” is our themed NN Kickoff & Welcome Event on Tuesday, September 20th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Palmetto Ballroom will be transformed into an island paradise replete with food, beverages and music (no sand). All NN’s (“new” and “old”) are invited to socialize as well as meet and visit the Chairpersons at their respective table to learn more about their Activities.
Upon arrival at the ballroom entrance, each NN will be offered a specially curated and themed cocktail (alcoholic & non-alcoholic versions will be available) and be given 5 raffle tickets.
So, what’s the raffle all about? Each Activity will create a gift basket worth up to $50 featured at their table. As you explore what each Activity has to offer, you can choose which basket(s) you would like to enter for a chance to win by dropping your ticket in the table’s collection box. The winners will be selected toward the end of the evening.
Bountiful island themed food will be provided. The evening will begin with passed hors d’oevres, a tropical fruit and cheese display will be featured, as well as four food stations. Member bars will also be available.
This promises to be a fun and memorable event, with a cost of $45 (plus tax & a small Eventbrite fee) per person. Sign-up begins August 18th @ 8:00 a.m. and closes Wednesday, September 14th at Midnight!
We (NN Board and Activity Chairs) look forward to seeing you there and invite you to wear your island casual attire! And, make sure to wear your name tag!
Finally, one quick note about the NN Walking Group – for the month of August, walkers will meet at the Palmetto Clubhouse parking lot (closest to Landings Way), and September will be meeting at the Marshwood Clubhouse.
To learn more about any Activity – Recurring or Special – simply click on the associated description on the NN calendar. For Special Events, please don’t leave home without your name tag!
Stay cool, and hope to see you at Paradise Island!
Joe Krisch & Steve Brueske
August 15, 2022show less
August E-News 2022
We’re in the Dog Days of Summer, but that hasn’t deterred New Neighbors. All of the recurring activities have picked up right where they left off in June. We have strong participation levels for each activity. Everyone is having a great time!
We had our first board meeting with the new Board and had a healthy exchange of ideas for the upcoming months. You’re going to enjoy updated social offerings that complement the robust schedule the Club is providing. Food, fellowship and memorable experiences are on the horizon!
It’s my pleasure to introduce this year’s board:
2022 – 2023 Board of Directors
New Neighbors Board Support Team
Welcome to Paradise Island, the theme for our September Kickoff Reception and Party on Tuesday, September 20th, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. It will be held in the Palmetto ballroom. Our Activity Chairs will have display booths promoting their respective events, and it will give you an opportunity to meet them and discuss their ideas for the next year. You’ll be treated to food fit for the occasion, and of course, a member bar. Please watch for the formal announcement later this month on August 15th. Then you’ll need to register for the event at 8:00 am on Thursday, August 18th.
Have a great month!
Landings New Neighbors
August 1, 2022show less