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Santa Was Good to Bright Blessings 

Bright Blessings Gifts

The mountain of gifts under the tree are courtesy of New Friends  and Dr. Drury's patients.  God bless them all for their generosity!

Dining with Divas

Dining with Divas - Dec

Dining with Divas met in December to celebrate the Christmas season.

Bunco Cookie Exchange

Bunco Cookie Exchange

The Bunco gals met in December to exchange yummy Christmas cookies and to play Bunco of course.  

Get Out. 
Make New Friends.
Have Fun!

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.

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Better Homes and Gardens 

Our BHG gals met at Pikes Greenery to make Christmas wreathes and swags. 

Our Venue

Meet Our Speaker
Adam Pharr

After graduating from Western Carolina University in 2015, Adam Pharr worked as a seasonal/temporary employee before becoming a park ranger at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.  He then became a park ranger at Crowders Mountain State Park.  He has now served five years as a park ranger. 

The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain, which are companion peaks at Crowders Mountain,  offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs, and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont.  Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.  Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas.  For those having a permit, the rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering in designated areas.   A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits offers regular interpretive programs. 

Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday, February 25, 2021
11:30 - Social     12:00 - Lunch

McCormick and Schmick's Seafoord and Steak
4400 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Entree Choices:  
Herb Grilled Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Cedar Plank Salmon with Northwest Berry Reduction, Roasted Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables
Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp with Fries and Cocktail Sauce 

All entrees will be served with:
Tea, coffee, and soda products
Iceberg Wedge Salad
Cream Brulee

Price $28.00



Interest Groups

  • 9-Hole Golf
  • Appetizers with Friends
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Book Lovers
  • Bunco Group 1
  • Bunco Group 2
  • Canasta  5 Deck - Beginners
  • Canasta 5 Deck - Experts
  • Chick Flicks
  • Contract Rummy
  • Community Volunteers
  • Crafty Creations 
  • Dining with Divas
  • Drama Queens
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jongg - Beginners
  • Matinee Madams
  • Scrabble
  • Sip & Stitch
  • Swappers
  • Travelers
  • Winers & Diners Group 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


President's Message


Hello Ladies,

Welcome 2021.  I hope this year brings us good health and an end to COVID 19.

New Friends will be entering its 32nd year with the announcement of our Nominating Committee.  Due to Covid 19, the Nomination Committee was delayed by a month to prevent members from having to meet so soon after Christmas and New Years.  The Chairperson for this committee will be Jean Rottmann. 

The elected Board positions are President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Luncheon Programs, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster.  If you would like to be more involved in our great club, please contact Jean Rottman at or 516-578-2600 to express your interest.

There will also be Standing Committee positions available.  If you are interested in being a Standing Committee chair, please contact Pauline Trautman at or 704-507-5680.  I know there are many talented ladies out there who we would love to fill these positions.

As we start this New Year, remember if you sign up for an event, please be courteous and let the Interest Chair know if you are unable to attend.  I was at a couple of events last year waiting for someone to turn up.  They were a NO SHOW without contacting the event chair to cancel.