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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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June Membership Meeting and buffet luncheon at Piper Glen Country Club

Join us on Thursday, June 28th to learn all about NASCAR.  Kevin Schlesier, Director of exhibits at the NASCAR Hall of Fame which is right here in Charlotte.

2018-2019 Board

President - Kathy Consler
VP Membership - Karen Bearss
VP Luncheon Programs 
Susan Brandenburg 
 Pauline Trautman 
Secretary - Jean Rottmann 
Treasurer - Dee Drobonick
Newsletter Editor - Kathy Salvador
Webmaster - Missy McLaughlin
Advisor - Marie Shea

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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

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President's Message

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This year has been a journey, raucous at times, but, oh, what fun we’ve had! We’ve enjoyed two wonderful Socials and have had great monthly Luncheons. We now have a website we can actually use that simplifies Club processes and our ability to engage. We have a new sound system which will make it easier to hear speakers at Club events. So many Club activities have been enthusiastically supported and well attended. We actually have waiting lists. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fun journey.

Now, it is my pleasure to turn the leadership of our Club over to Kathy Consler and the Board of 2018-2019.  They will take you further down the road on this journey, will serve you well, and make your lives fuller and more interesting. I will support them in their efforts every step of the way.

This month, come to our Luncheon at Piper Glen and be entertained by a representative of Nascar. After all, we are the home of Nascar and it is good to be informed. Enjoy your usual Club activities and move on into summer.

I wish each and every one of you well. It has been my pleasure serving you.