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If you’re looking for an opportunity to get out of the house, make new friends and participate in exciting activities, then look no further. New Friends of Carolina (NFC) is what you’ve been looking for. Founded in 1989 as a not- for- profit social club for women, NFC welcomes both new comers to the Carolinas as well as those who have lived here for years.

There’s no need for concern about pressure. You’ll find the members of our club to be both friendly and welcoming. They simply want you to join in the activities and have some fun. There’s something for everyone. For a complete list of activities see INTEREST GROUPS below.Learn More
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A Sweet Deal!


Join us at Georges Brasserie on April 26th for the Monthly Membership Luncheon.  Cost is $25.00 which includes a three-course gourmet lunch.  Self-described Bee Man – Randall York of Cloister Honey will be the speaker.  Mr. York will tell us about beekeeping and how his hobby became a business.  Cloister Honey is known for its creative take on specialty honeys and its Ghost Pepper Whip Honey was awarded Southern Living Magazine’s “Good Food Award” for being one of the region’s best spreads. Come and hear what all the “buzz” is about!
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"Reminders "

Registering for events:  Some events will be posted ahead of time but will be “Temporarily Unavailable” for registration until after the Newsletter has gone out.  Once the newsletter has gone out , “Registration” will be opened.  

New Check Cashing Procedure:  Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not For Profits, any check received by NFC for any event will be immediately endorsed and deposited within one week's time.

For any member who cancels their reservation before an event deadline and is eligible for a refund, their account will automatically be credited for said amount. This amount can then be used for a future event.  If the member prefers a cash refund, she must request a refund check from the Treasurer. 

No Solicitations
:  It has been called to our attention that certain members are soliciting at luncheons and other events.  According to our Policies and Procedures, solicitations are not allowed.  See Section 3-Members Item # 6.

Interest Groups

  • Appetizers with Friends
  • Arts
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Book Lovers
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Chick Flicks
  • Contact Rummy
  • Dining with Divas
  • Golf
  • Gourmet Lunch
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jongg
  • Matinee Madams
  • Referral List
  • Scrabble
  • Sip & Stitch
  • Swappers
  • Travelers
  • Winers & Diners

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


President's Message

President Marie Shea Picture

Spring is in the air and the world is alive and hopeful. Signs of Spring are popping up all over: longer days, birds chirping, and flowers coming into bloom.  With Spring comes new experiences and adventures and we will help you to pursue them.

The Club website is now running full tilt thanks to Webmaster Kathy Consler’s work and that of the group who assisted her in the effort. The Classes held at Matthews Women’s Club on February 23rd , helped many members feel more comfortable  in using the system. What a blessing the website is proving to be!

So, now that we are able to sign up for events on the website, here are a few of the upcoming activities that you either have already registered for or may want to register for soon: 

Join us for the March Membership Luncheon at Providence Country Club on March 22nd . I am sure the meal will be special and we will once again have the delightful Susie Cochran from Roundtree Plantation as our speaker and demonstrator of gardening techniques. You won’t want to miss this luncheon.

Many of you and your guests have signed up for our Spring Social at Childress Vineyards on May 6th . This event planned by Mickey Key and her group promises to be such fun with wine tasting, lunch, and music,  all in a beautiful setting with warm and wonderful  companions.

Another important event on the calendar is The Active Shooter Survival Training being held at Cedarwood Country Club on March 6th .  This Program presented by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department provides useful information on how to act if ever confronted with this situation.

So, we have busy and creative times ahead. Continue looking at the website and Newsletter and register for your activities online. 

Again, please consider stepping up and filling leadership positions in the Club. We need your individual talents and energy to keep our Club strong.  Contact me if you are interested in working with a Group or starting another Group. Thank you.