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We learned all about wine and sommeliers at our February Luncheon. It was really special. Thanks to our wonderful speaker, Randa Warren, Master Sommelier. She told us about her book, 60 Minute Wine Expert.
Our January luncheon was lots of fun. Here are some pics of the event.
The December Luncheon, our last of the year, was delightful! Janet Gingerich, our outgoing VP of Programs, arranged for a violinist to entertain us first, and then a group of singers from the Bixby High choir sang Christmas Carols! So much talent, some of us thought they could be on The Voice! Enjoy these photos!
The Cedar Ridge Country Club was decked out with beautiful holiday decor, and the centerpieces were amazing as always!
Our 2018 Fall Brunch was so much fun! Jacqueline Wilson was our gracious host in her beautiful home overlooking a neighborhood lake, and everyone contributed wonderful food to share! Brunch is a good way to get to know other members in a casual social atmosphere.
Good food, good friends!
Here are a few photos taken at LOFT (Lunch on First Thursday) on October 4! Lunch was at Bin 35 Bistro in Brookside. Those enjoying lunch and a fun social time: Janet Gingerich, Nancy Harris, Debbie Council, Shirley Crane, Barb Pixley, Linda Sellers, Terry Fenner and Cindy Truby, among others not pictured.
The September Luncheon, at the 5 Oaks Lodge in Jenks, included signing up for the new year of Interest Groups, Interest Group donations of baskets and gifts as a fundraiser for the Holiday Party in December, a business meeting and a whole lot of fun socializing with friends! Also, there were fun centerpieces given as door prizes!
Our August Luncheon at the Oaks Country Club featured a very interesting speaker, Michelle Place, Executive Director at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum (https://tulsahistory.org)!
So many members are traveling this summer, but we still had a wonderful July Luncheon at the Cedar Ridge Country Club! Our featured guest speaker described a few of her adventures in her new book, which was also available for sale after the luncheon, and of course, we had drawings for cool gifts from our sponsors! Here are a few photos:
Our June Luncheon was at the Oaks Country Club, and featured speakers from Hospice of Green Country, with information about the charity's wonderful resale shop, Sophisticated Seconds!
Left to right, first row: Janet Gingrich, VP Programs, talking about the July Luncheon program; listening attentively to the ladies from Hospice Green Country and Sophisticated Seconds.
Left to right, second row: our beautiful centerpieces, made by members Pat Freemyer and Jody Zscheck; Elizabeth Gray and Janet are pulling tickets for the drawings!
Bottom row: the lucky prize winners!
The May Luncheon was held at a venue we've not been to before as a TNC group, and it was a huge hit! The 5 Oaks Lodge in Jenks provided wonderful food in a unique atmosphere, and that, plus our featured speaker, TNC Member Elizabeth Gray, made it one of our most popular events. Here are a few photos of Elizabeth's presentation on Domestic Violence and our door prize winners!
Oh, the fun we have! Our Spring Brunch was held today, April 26, at the home of Nancy Harris, and while the group was small, it was delightful, and the tasty brunch treats everyone brought to share were yummy! Nancy is a wonderful host, and had decorated the tables so beautifully, it would have been very hard to not enjoy the day! Here are a few photos of the place settings, part of the group, and one special photo of Sheryl Fritz wearing her adorable "Brunch Earrings" that she bought just for these occasions! Last but not least, Nancy with her precious Bella and Bebe, just before she banished them to the upstairs!
Our April Luncheon was held at the Marriott Hotel, and featured our own Jackie Wertis, who spoke to us about Genealogy, as she is truly an expert! Jackie is the only board certified genealogist in the state of Oklahoma!
Socializing, eating, and learning about how to find our ancestors!
Our door prize winners, 50/50 winner (new member Lynn Elliott), and the lucky ladies who won the centerpieces drawing!
The Oaks Country Club was the venue again, for our March Luncheon, also known as our Annual Fashion Show! Zella's Boutique owner Susan Starling Nye was our guest speaker, presenting some delightful fashion designs and accessories, modeled by some of our own TNC members! Everyone agreed it was a great preview of spring and summer fashions for 2018! Be sure to stop by Zella's and let her know how much we appreciate her sponsorship of our club; she deserves to know, as she's been a sponsor (remember those door prize gifts??) for about 12 years now!
OUR MODELS, left to right: Elizabeth Gray, Jacqueline Wilson, Eleanor Heger, Nancy Harris, Brenda Barnes, Zella's Owner Susan Starling Nye and Mirella Sehl Many thanks to these adventuresome ladies!!!
Our March Door Prize Winners!
The February 2018 Luncheon was at the Oaks Country Club, and our tables were beautifully decorated with a Valentine theme! Everyone commented on the delicious crab cakes and chicken piccatta, as well as the entertaining presentation by Bryant Hastie, the in-house designer for Windsor Market Antiques!
Our Door Prize Winners and our Centerpiece Winners!
Our January Luncheon, the first luncheon of 2018, was a hit! Our featured speaker was John Erling, voicesofoklahoma.com, and we enjoyed his fun stories of people he's interviewed, and a few recordings too! Here is a photo of John, as well as one of our door prize winners. Be sure to join the fun at our monthly luncheons!
Our final luncheon of 2017 was at the Oaks Country Club, and featured the fabulous "Pitchin' a Fit" singing group, entertaining us with Christmas carols! We had a delicious lunch too, and a short business meeting to approve the revised bylaws. Here are photos!
What a wonderful November Luncheon! We met at the Cedar Oaks Country Club for a great program (thank you, LaVonne Ruse, our Vice President - Programs), featuring local author Cheryl Waldeck! Cheryl gave us lots of tips about entertaining, using a colorful power-point presentation on a large screen, so everyone could see. Then President Jan Briggs introduced Sherri Hardy from PAL (Pet Adoption League) and Sharisa, representing the Madonna House, and presented a check for $250 from TNC to each charity! Members also brought donations. We voted on the slate of officers for 2018, and had door prize drawings too. A most successful day --- be sure you don't miss the December luncheon --- we always have a great time!
Our Fall Brunch was on Thursday, October 26 at the Hyde Park Clubhouse, hosted by Barbara Pittman. Yes, it is true: we Newcomers enjoy food, which goes so well with socializing! Note the adorable table centerpieces in the photos below!
We met at Los Cabos Mexican Grill at the Riverwalk for our October Luncheon and enjoyed a very funny presentation by Linda Collier, owner of the Cave House here in Tulsa. She regaled us with tales of lost keys, the Rag Lady, bootleggers, and other delightful stories of the history of the Cave House! Here are photos of Linda, our door prize winners, LaVonne Ruse and Phyllis Koors announcing door prize winners, and just generally socializing with friends!
Our September Luncheon at the Oaks Country Club was delightful, with so many exciting baskets prepared by the Special Interest Groups! Just buy some tickets, place them in the box by the basket you hope to win, and wait for the drawing! These are the ladies who were lucky enough to win, and below this is a photo of 8 of our Past Presidents, honored at this luncheon for their service.
The August Luncheon featured a terrific presentation about scams and fraud, by Lori Fullbright, the crime reporter and 5 o"clock news anchor for News on 6! Lori entertained us, even while speaking about the pain of victims of email, telephone and internet scams.
There is evidence to suggest that a very suspicious event occurred the evening of July 8, creating Murder Mystery Mayhem! The scene of the crime was an Italian restaurant, where certain members of the Tulsa Newcomers Club were suspects, one was the victim's widow in mourning, and all were charged with solving the crime! Was someone framed? Who was proclaimed guilty? Who was exonerated?You wouldn't know, if you didn't go!
A great cast of characters!!!
How inspiring our speaker was at our July Luncheon! Beth Rengel spoke of her personal journey of self-discovery, from her reign as "Miss Texas" through her years as an anchorwoman, right here on Tulsa TV! Lots of socializing and a tasty lunch at the Tulsa Country Club, and several door prize winners, including our guest speaker! Won't you join us at our next luncheon in August?
Our door prize winners!!
A group of 14 Newcomers attended the Tulsa Drillers game on Friday, June 10th --- a fun time was had by all, and following the game, we were treated to a fabulous fireworks show!
Our June Luncheon was amazing! We had lunch in the Math and Science building at Jenks High School, followed by a delightful show in the planetarium about the Sistine Chapel!
Getting started, checking in!
Socializing --- what we do so well!
Our lucky door prize winners!
At the planetarium
The Sistine Chapel show, narrated and produced by Jenks own students!
Our May Luncheon featured Rolling Thunder, a group dedicated to educating the public about our POWs and MIAs from 20th century wars. It was a ceremony none of us will forget.
Janet Gingerich spoke at our March Luncheon about her years of volunteer service in the Clinton White House!
Janet brought along some interesting memorabilia, and regaled our group with anecdotes about her group of volunteer military wives, which came to be dubbed "Metro Babes"! This group, now scattered throughout the US, gets together annually for a vacation full of reminiscing and fun!
This is our "Friends in Need" group, which meets the last Tuesday of each month to help at the Tulsa Food Bank! Contact Cindy Truby about lending a hand for this worthy cause. (Note: this group is now defunct.)
Bunco meets on the third Thursday of each month. Some of the players, waiting to see who wins the cash prizes, and Sondra Banta who WAS the big winner!
Having fun at Mah Jongg - March 1, 2017
Some of the Canasta Group at play! Lunch often plays an important role in our activities too...
2nd & 4th Bridge Group played at Montereau on Monday, April 24 -- 3 tables of eager bridge players!