1 Newcomers and Neighbors Extending a friendly hand to all women of Central Texas November 2018 View the Newsletter at any time on our website sofwaco.com Join the fun! Join a SIG (special interest group) page 4 and 5. Visit us on Facebook at WACO NEWCOMERS & NEIGHBORS Have a happy Thanksgiving but join us on the 21st to laugh and socialize with your friends. See you there! November Meeting Will Make You Laugh Please join us to hear our very own Marilyn Patterson present a fun and fascinating book review on Jen Hatmaker's book, 7-An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. You will be so entertained, you will laugh, and you will have a great time. BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Kathy Northrup Doors open at 11: VP PROGRAMS Bobbyee Oliver VP CLUB SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT Becky Moore VP SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Carol South Make Your Reservation Our next luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday November 21st 11:30 at Ridgewood Country Club. Reservations are due by 5 pm. on Thursday November 15th. Make your reservation with Alice McEwen. her at the club or call her at Include your full name and telephone number with the reservation. Please allow 24 hours for Alice to respond back with a confirmation. You may RSVP for another member, but if you make a reservation for yourself or someone else and you or they are unable to attend, you are responsible for finding a replacement or paying for the meals. You can pay the $20 for lunch with cash or a check.
2 From the President BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONTINUED RECORDING SECRETARY Ruth Kuhns CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Doreen Wood TREASURERS Kandy Bergen Mary Welch DATABASE/DIRECTORY Glenda Ruiz VP RESERVATIONS Alice McEwen Sally Martin (name tags) MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR Valerie Reyes Greetings! I want to wish you all a thankful and joyful Thanksgiving. We had another wonderful program in October, I hope that those that attended enjoyed it. Next month, our very own Marilyn Patterson will be presenting us will a book review on Jen Hatmaker's "7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess". I know she will give a fun presentation! Would you like to become more involved? Our Nominating Committee will be gathering names for the positions on the Board that need to be filled for next year. I have enjoyed being on the Board and getting to know more people, making friends and helping to shape our group as we grow. If you would like to serve, give me a call at and I will submit your name to the committee. At this moment the following positions need to be filled: President, Reservations, Membership, Newsletter. So if any of those appeal to you give me a call. Hope to see you at the next meeting. Kathy Northrup President CARES AND CONCERNS Please let Doreen (Rita) Wood know if you know of any member with a care or concern so she can send a card. NEWSLETTER DIRECTOR Donna Graham PUBLICITY DIRECTORS Kathy Lanfrankie Betty Williams WEBSITE MANAGER Yvonne Evans We have several member to keep in your thoughts and prayers. These ladies have health concerns for themselves or a family member. Barbara Bayer Becky Moore Bobbyee Oliver Husband ill. Judy Hartley Ann Sefcik Brother passed Alice McEwen
3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Annette Phipps 11/1 Shirley Svrcek 11/2 Ann Cox 11/3 Barbara Haynes 11/3 Evelyn Reynolds 11/3 Patricia Curry 11/4 Valerie Reyes 11/4 Dianne Jones 11/4 Lyn McCright Lawson 11/5 Bobbyee Oliver 11/7 Alicia Smith 11/7 Susan Cavazos 11/8 Janis Bodin 11/11 Donna Pratt 11/12 Patricia Boyd 11/16 Lavern Johnson 11/18 Martha Allison 11/19 Mariann Ryan 11/22 Charlotte Shanks 11/22 Sally Martin 11/23 Jo Ann Pulattie 11/24 Janice Kriegal 11/25 Linda Howell 11/26 Rita Standefer 11/26 Janice Runyons 11/27 Tera Kiger 11/30 Sue Sellers 11/30 ***** WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ***** Alissa Fereday ADDRESS: 212 Ivy Lane, Hewitt, CELL PHONE: (832) BIRTHDAY: 12/29 NEW TO WACO: yes SIG: Art & Artists Carole C. Bartasek ADDRESS: 3687 Old Lorena Rd., Lorena, CELL PHONE: (254) BIRTHDAY: 04/18 SIG-Canasta; Lunch & Movie; Sassy Singles; Waco Wanderers Carenet Pregnancy Center of Waco has served the area since 2004 seeing 2,600 clients yearly for pregnancy testing and ultrasounds-free of charge. Each girl receives a goodie bag with diapers, prenatal vitamins, and socks for themselves. If you feel so inclined, donations of new ladies ankle socks or fuzzy socks for these gifts would be welcome. Bring them to any meeting and Yvonne Evans will deliver them.
4 FUN!! SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS FUN!! New Special Interest Group Director for the new year, 2018 /2019, is Carol South. Contact : or address : 42 Group - EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27TH, THE 42 GROUP WILL RETURN TO CASA DE CASTILLO, TOWN OAKS DR & SANG- ER We play on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, starting at 11:00 and usually done by 3:00. Even if you don't know how to play, someone will be happy to teach you. If you have any questions, please contact SIG Leaders, Betty Williams, ( (254) or Kathy Lanfrankie (903) ART AND ARTISTS Art and Artists will take the month of November off. For more information about this group, contact Maggie Sanders at or BOOK CLUB We meet the first Friday of each month at 12:15 at the West Waco Library. Book for November is: The Long Haul by Finn Murphy, this is a book about truckers. Going out of our comfort zone for this one. The books for December are: Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan or Christmas in Mustang Creek by Linda Lael Miller. You can read both or one and we will discuss both in December. For more information, contact Marie Provencher at or or BRIDGE (DAYTIME) meets at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Casa de Castillo. If you have signed up to play and have to cancel, you are responsible for finding your own sub. For more information, contact one of our new leaders, Judi Campbell and Janis Bodin Play dates and hostesses are listed below. Nov. 6- Marilyn DuByne Nov.13-Phyllis Gilliland Nov. 20- Carmen Encarnacion Nov. 27- Leanne Glass BRIDGE (EVENING) Contact Janis Bodin at or CANASTA meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison Center next to the Lions Den on North 42nd St. It s a fun informal group, and we will be happy to teach you to play. For more information, call Maggie Sanders at or CHINESE MAH-JONGG The long-running, fun group extends an invitation to join them at the Harrison Center on Mondays 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. If you would like to meet some laid-back ladies who love to have fun playing an exciting, lively game, then you're looking for Mah-Jongg. Don't worry, they'll teach you to play if you'd just like to try them out. If interested, contact Sharon Romano at or phone her at They'll make sure to have the tables and game sets ready to go! (There is a small $2 fee for use of the facilities.) N&N KNITTERS The N & N knit and crochet group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the West Waco library from 1-3. We also meet the 4th and 5th Thursday at Crestview Community Center, 7129 Delhi Rd from 1-3. Contact Beverly Ramirez at or LUNCH AND A MOVIE To reserve a chair at the table, please Janice at or call I will contact you to confirm your reservation. See you all there. MOVIES AND MORSELS Stay tuned for info on the next fun event. Gaylene Reed head this group that is open to all members. Gaylene Reed, Movies and Morsels had a Sock it to 'em and "fun" night at Gaylene's home in Oct.. L to R: Pat Pophin, Gaylene Reed, Lottie Phillips, Pat Sledge, Maggie Sanders, Delores Brasher, Shirley Mulligan, Mariann Ryan, Billie DeFrees, Becky Parton (Notice the smoking cauldron!!) Second picture is of the great socks everyone wore just for fun! The movie "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" was absolutely charming and well worth watching-----and the food was delish and varied!! We shared pics of our pets (fun) and stories about the various dishes we brought (more fun).
5 SASSY SINGLES Adventure before Dementia Charlene Umberger is our new leader. Contact her at or November 8th, 4:30-6:30pm Happy The Baylor Club, McLane Stadium, Baylor Club. Entrance faces I-35, 2nd Floor. Complementary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Entertainment by The Brazos Nights! November 11th, 10:00am Cafe Homestead (Homestead Heritage) and Shopping at the Craft Village & Gardens. 608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco Carpool driver's needed. Please volunteer if you can. November 27th, 5:00pm Wine & Cheddars Scratch Kitchen, 4208 Franklin Ave., Waco Happy Hour at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm. Join us for either or join us for both. Kudos to Gail Woodward for organizing last minute event to MCC's Blue Stocking & Jon Lillie's! Unless stated otherwise...please RSVP at least 2-days before each event you plan to attend. Follow Sassy Single Facebook page for additional information/reservations and unscheduled events. Or contact Charlene ( ), SECRET PALS: A new group is forming in July. If you do not hear from by the middle of July please call to verify that Cathy Valentine is aware of your interest in the group. When you become a Secret Pal - your pal will be looking forward to hearing from you monthly. What a great way to make one of our members feel special. WACO NEWBIES After going strong for over a year and a half, some of the "NEWBIES" aren't so "new" any more! That's good news! You don't have to be "new to Waco" to join this group. They generally 10 am on the (3rd) Thursday (day after the Wednesday N&N luncheon) at Panera's (Marketplace Mall) for coffee, visiting, and planning their next adventure. From Austin Street Downtown Waco TO Cameron Park Zoo and everything in between, they are having so much FUN discovering what Waco and the surrounding areas have to offer! So if you're interested in this group, contact Valerie Reyes at or call her at (214) WACO WANDERERS Glenda Ruiz is the new SIG leader for the Waco Wanderers. She can be reached via her office # or Cell The group will occasionally join the Hewitt Library Travel group for trips. her or call for information on the next trip. Her is STUDY GROUP We have chosen US History as our next topic for study. US History for Dummies book will serve as the basic guide, so anyone interested will need to have a copy. We will supplement our knowledge of the subject through reports and any relevant material that members of the study group may provide. Movies, documentaries, and field trips will also be considered to enhance our understanding of US History. US History Study Group meets first Wednesday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 am. at the Westview Library on Bosque. We welcome anyone interested in History to join the group. For further information, please contact Pushpa Reddy at or Another Sassy evening! Great food at a new restaurant and a well done play at MCC. Thanks to Gail for getting this done. L to R-Pat Pophin, Pat Sledge, Janis Bodin, Gail Woodward, Gaylene Reed, Susan Folkert, Kathy Lanfrankie, Fran Jordan (and missing Delores Brasher)
6 Valerie Reyes, Membership Chair, hosted the New Member Brunch at Egg and I. The new members attending are (L-R) Diana Bradley, Donna Pratt, Diane Walbesser, Martha Allison, Liz Flynn, Debbie Chianelli, Angelika Hoeher, Ellen Lavern Johnson, Jackie Dodson, Charlotte Shanks, B.G. Coulter, Bonnie Jones Misenheimer, and Diane Mayfield Fehler. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS