December 2018 Newsletter

President's Corner

Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982
The holiday season is upon us and I'm sure everyone is as busy as I am.  This may be a first, but I don't have much to say!  It may seem far away but remember to mark your calendars for January 26th  when we will gather at the North House for our Winter Gala.
Safe travels, warm toes, and good eating to all.


Toni Robinson 860-217-1915

We are 162 members strong. Including 3 of our newest members: Kitty & J. Taylor Albright; Julie & Craig Ludko; Elaine Tucker. Welcome!

We welcomed 30 new members and 132 members renewed.
The Simsbury Newcomers 2018-19 Membership Directory has been mailed. Let me know if your's has not arrived. Please remember that the Directory is for your personal use and not to be used for any form of solicitation. Hope you like the bright, obnoxious yellow cover. It should help you find it easily.

Civic Concerns

Simsbury Social Services has families in need this Holiday gift giving season. This particular family has six children and would be so grateful for gift cards as listed below. Any amount. Any number of cards.

2 boys - ages 3 and 11: Walmart gift cards 
girl - age 8: Walmart gift card
girl - age 12: Visa gift card
2 boys - age 16: Visa gift cards
We need to collect all  cards by December 16 in order to deliver to Social Services.  Contact Eileen Higham with any questions or to schedule delivery of your donation:
860-836-4417  1 Musket Trail, Simsbury 06070

Thank you for your generosity!

Daytime Bunko

The November Daytime Bunko sends their Holiday greetings to Charlotte Ray!

Paddle Tennis - Couples

The SNC Couple's Paddle Tennis season is in full swing!  We play Sunday afternoons at Simsbury Farms from 4:30 to 6:00.  We are a hearty, active, fun crew.  Our roster is currently set but we are always looking for subs, both couples and singles.  If you are interested, please call Camilla Thompson, 860-729-4806 or e-mail  I hope to hear from you!
The winter quarterly gathering of the Wellness Club will be on topic of Home and Wellness.

As we may be spending more time indoors in winter. The wellness session will be around ideas in having  more positive, low maintenance and organized home to promote wellness. I have invited Sabrina Mosier to talk on how to maintain homes that promote good wellness for the family.   

Sabrina represents H2O company that have some great new products to assist with easy cleanup without chemicals. After her talk, we will be hosting a H2O party to review the products, if interested.   
Topic: Home & Wellness
Speaker: Sabrina Mosier
Where – Nita's home in Avon
Time - Thursday Dec 6th  at 6 pm
Agenda - 6 - 6:30 social, 6:30 - 7:45 - presentations,  8 pm onward social
Please RSVP asap to confirm your attendance to Nita:
Single Active Women (and Friends)
Toni Robinson 860-217-1915

We attended the Simsbury Theatre Group performance of "Honeymoon in Vegas" starring our own Donna Sennott as a Vegas Chorus Girl.

December is a busy time for all of us. We will be meeting up again in January. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Holidays.
Walking Group
Michele Abbott 860-217-1730  515-480-5107 (c) 

Welcome all walkers!  Our group meets every weekday at 9am. We start our walk from the lower parking lot behind CVS adjacent to the Iron Horse Trail. If you are walking for the first time, please text Michele so she can keep her eyes out for you.
Last month our group walked the trail in Collinsville along the river. The leaves had already fallen, but the views were beautiful!

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Holiday luncheon at Simsbury Inn
397 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 

Thursday, December 6 at 11:30a

Call Alayna Clark for more information - 860-217-0054
RSVP to Toni Robinson 

Dining Out Dinner

Theresa Awad Roe 860-408-9278
Beth Payne 860-352-2384

We will celebrate the festive season at the Avon Old Farms Hotel on Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 PM.

We’ll have choices of both The Tap Room and Seasons Restaurant menus.
Please RSVP by December 2nd.

Book Discussion

Jane Fox  860-658-0388     

December 14
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

January 25
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnet

Cheryl Cook 860-408-1577  

December 4
The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

January 8, 2019
The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright


Wine & Women

Cheryl Sojkowski 860-658-2199
Sarah Nanzig 860-651-9085

Wine & Women is a fun and casual group that meets once a month, at a member’s home, usually on the third Thursday night of the month. Everyone brings a bottle of wine or other beverage of choice and an appetizer or dessert to share. It’s fun to meet new members and reconnect with friends. And, of course, you don’t have to drink wine to enjoy an evening out with this lively crowd!  We welcome members to join the group at any time during the year. If you are not currently on our email distribution list, please email Cheryl or Sarah with your name, telephone number, and email.

We will not be meeting in December.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!  We do need hostesses for January 17th, March 21st and June 7th.  Please contact Sarah or Cheryl if you would like to host one of these fun evenings.
Save these dates: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 25, May 16, and June 7 (a Friday date for “Wine, Women and Guest”). Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to open their home to our group.

Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982

Coming up on Sunday, February 3 is our annual Superbowl Party! Dick and I are happy to host again but if there's anyone out there who wants to give it a whirl we're happy to step aside. Please let me know if you're interested.  Wherever it winds up I'm sure it will be another great evening!
November Birthdays

Ofelia Baldwin
Iris Bashkin
Holly Beum
Niki Bonnett
Carlos Brea
Arline Croce
Larry Gannon
Gerda Grossack
Mary Ann Hill
Craig Hugel
Rolene Johnson
Shirley Kucia
Marylou Lavoie
Joyce Marcotte
Nita Okray
Diana Pratt
Anthony Raiano
Kathy Schwartz
Ted Stapleford
Jean Summers
December Birthdays

J. Taylor Albright
Sara Bensics
Patti Cummings
Pam Drew
Suzanne Harrington
Sheila Hayes
Helen Matacin
Charlotte Ray
John Roper
Preston Ruddell
Cindy Schafer
Rachel Taylor
Dana Valdez
Genie Wilmarth
Valerie Wozniak