January 2019 Newsletter

President's Corner

Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982

Happy 2019!

How time does fly. Hard to believe but nominations season will soon be here. Serving on the board for nearly four years has been a great way to get to know so many members that I might not have met otherwise. I urge you to consider both giving back to Newcomers through your service and also to reflect on how you will benefit if you choose to share in the work of keeping this great organization going. Eileen Higham will be looking for members to serve on a nominating committee. Over the next few months the committee will contact members to fill open positions. The new board will be installed at the spring luncheon in May. Here's the really good news: if you're interested in serving on the board you can nominate yourself! Give Eileen a call at 860-651-3260. She'd love to hear from you.
Looking forward to seeing you all on January 26th at the North House.  Don't forget your dancing shoes. Last year nearly everyone made it onto the dance floor. No partner? No problem!  We had groups dancing the night away, and the food will undoubtedly be a delight.

2019 SNC Winter Gala at The North House

Save the date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 for the SNC Winter Gala

We have planned an evening for all the club with lots of time for socializing, dinner buffet, cash bar, and of course plenty of music and dancing!  Look for your invitation in the mail right after the New Year. We will gather at The North House at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  The cost will be $30 per person for members, and $35 for guests. Any inquiries, please call or email Sarah Nanzig at 860-651-9085 or  See you there!



Toni Robinson 860-217-1915

We are 165 members strong. Welcome to our 3 newest members: Libby Easton-May, Claudia Norsworthy and Marje VanDusen.  

Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982

Superbowl Party - Sunday, February 3rd at the home of Shari Cassutt and Dick Mullen. Potluck! Games!  Prizes! All are welcome. RSVP to Shari at
Pinochle is an interesting and fun card game, and we would love to have you join one of our groups. Evening Pinochle meets the second Tuesday, Daytime Singles meets the first and third Tuesday afternoon, and Daytime Couples meets the fourth Tuesday afternoon. For lessons or more information, contact Judy Rabinowitz at or Sue Gannon at

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Thursday, January 10 at 11:30a

RSVP or for more information:
Alayna Clark  860-217-0054
Toni Robinson 
Discover New England

American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol CT

How many clocks are in the museum? Lots!!! And Discover New England will take you there to see them on January 24th. After our tour we will have lunch right across the street at Parkside Cafe, a very popular spot. Time and directions and cost will follow.

Please contact Diana for more details at
We hope you will join us!!
Diana and Patty

Here are a few photos from our trip to the Barnes Museum in Southington earlier this month. Sorry we didn't get a chance to get the entire group - will try for that next time!

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.

Our next gathering of the season will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, at the home of Holly Beum. Please bring an appetizer or dessert, and a beverage to share with the group. You will receive a reminder email the week before the event with the location details and you can RSVP by replying to the email. Please RSVP by January 15th.


SAVE THESE DATES: 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. We still need hostesses for March and June
Single Active Women
Toni Robinson 860-217-1915

Watch your emails for our January gathering. Need your input for our activity. Are you interested in learning Zentangle, Floral Design, Jewelry making, or going to Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Movies, or having a Game Day? Let me know what you’d like to do.

Wishing you an exciting New Year!

Book Discussion

Jane Fox  860-658-0388     

January 25
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnet

February 22
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Cheryl Cook 860-408-1577  

January 8, 2019
The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright

February 5, 2019
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
January Birthdays
“Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!”
Bob Belden
Christina Brea
Leo Carlin
Libby Easton-May
Jane Fox
Camille Gentile
Karen Goldschmidt
Jane Keiffer
Gail Langdell
Jesse Moldavsky
Angie Raiano
Toni Robinson
Theresa Roe
Patrice Sala
Sarah Schafer
Vivienne Semler
Elaine Tucker