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The New

 Neighbors Club of Goldsboro & Wayne County










New friends whom you make today

Will soon be classed as old.

And then you’ll have a store of

wealth That far surpasses gold:

For all the friends who now are new

You’ll soon be calling old!

                        Alice Cotterill



Celebrating our 31st anniversary




New to the area?


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Just recently moved?


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Lived here for many years?


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Need to make new friendships?


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Come join us!


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We’ve been welcoming new faces since 1978!


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You’re Invited to



Come Inside!




Originally founded in 1978, the New Neighbors Club is a social organization for women residents of Goldsboro, Wayne County and the surrounding areas. It is our purpose to welcome newcomers to the area, to promote shared activities and friendships, and to encourage interest in available cultural and service programs. Currently, women of all ages and interests belong. Some are from all over the country/world, and are new to North Carollina, and some have lived here for a long time, if not always.




Yearly dues are just $15.00. This covers the costs of a monthly newsletter, an annual directory and basic operating costs. Members are responsible for the cost of the meals when a reservation to attend the monthly Club meeting is made. [This includes an entrée, drink, dessert, tax and tip.]



We meet at the Walnut Creek Country Club (WCCC), located at 508 Lake Shore Dr. in the Walnut Creek subdivision (on Rte 70, east of Goldsboro).



Meetings are usually held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, Sept. through May. The meetings alternate between luncheons and dinners. We have a special Coffee in August to welcome back returning members and to meet new/prospective members.



Each meeting consists of a sit down meal and planned program: such as, speakers, harvest sale, bingo, or Christmas gift exchange. Members may sign up to participate in any interest groups of their choice.



Interest groups consist of ladies meeting to do various activities together. These groups may meet in homes or travel to a destination for the activity. Some groups meet during the day and others in the evening.  (see description of some of these groups following contact information).




For more information contact:

Helga Sauter, Membership Chairman  or    Rhonda Stokes, Club President

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Interest Groups are limited to members of the New Neighbors Club only.


A member may register for any number of the interest groups listed below. The member will be called by the Chairman of each group and an invitation will be extended to meet informally with people who share this common interest.


Registration can be accomplished at the monthly meeting or by calling the Chairman for the specific interest group. Also, if you have any ideas for new groups, please call the Board’s Interest Group Chairman, Barb Swanson,


Everyone should sign up again at the Get-Acquainted Coffee and/or September meeting. After that, only newly interested people should sign up. You may join any time throughout the year.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Each month this group of women get together to discuss 1 specific book. In order to keep it interesting, each month a different member is responsible for choosing the book and bringing it to all the other members to read. This way we are sure to read books of every genre and thus satisfy the interests of each of our members. We try to limit the cost of the books to $5.00 per month. (Chairman: Rhonda Stokes)

BOOK EXCHANGE CLUB: Each month this group of women get together to tell each other about books they have read that the others might be interested in. At the same time books are then exchanged for those interested. (Chairman: Phyllis Pijanowski)

BUNCO: Strictly speaking, Bunco is a game of dice, played in rounds. Players take turns rolling the dice and trying to accumulate as many points as possible to win each round. The game is played at tables of four in competing teams of two.


Players score points by rolling three dice and trying to match the number they're supposed to roll for that round. They get a point for each die that rolls the number, and if all three roll the number they score 21 points. They also score 5 points for rolling three of a kind of any other number. They get to keep rolling as long as they score one or more points with each roll. Once they fail to score they pass the dice to their left and the opposing team gets a chance to score.


During each round the teams at the Head Table try to score 21 points. The first team to score 21 points wins the round and play stops. At all other tables play stops when the Head Table play stops and the team with the highest score at each lower table wins the round. At the end of the round players change seats, the winners at each of the lower tables move up a table, and the losers at the head table move to the lowest table. Players also switch partners at the end of the round, so you never play with the same partner twice in a row.


During play, players track the number of rounds they win and lose as a team, and the number of Buncos scored individually, on their personal scorecard. At the end of the night wins/losses and Buncos are tallied and prizes awarded. (Chairman: Marilyn Duraski)

CANASTA (Regular/Classic Version): As usual, there are four players in fixed partnerships, partners sitting opposite each other. Two 52 card standard packs plus 4 jokers are shuffled together to make a 108 card pack. (Two groups: Tea Timers Chairman, JoAnn Myers; Morning Glories Chairman, Marilyn Duraski)

CANASTA (Hand & Foot Version): Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up. There are numerous variations of this game and no standard rules. The most usual version is for four players in partnership. Although most people say that Hand and Foot is best played by four people in partnerships, it can also be played by six in two teams of three, or by any number of people playing as individuals. The rules while similar to classic Canasta also have definite differences. (Three groups: Dawn Daisies, Chairman Barb Swanson,; The Shufflers, Chairman Jeanie Bacon; andTwilighters, Chairman Dianna Jarman)

COFFEE KLATCH: Once a month ladies get together to have coffee, maybe breakfast, and enjoy each other’s company and conversation. Everyone usually meets at the Lane Tree Country Club dining room. (Chairman: Alice Cox)

CONTINENTAL RUMMY: This is a popular Rummy game for large groups. Continental Rummy is, as many references state, a relative of Contract Rummy, and like Contract Rummy, it require creation of a certain combination of melds, but unlike most Contract Rummy games, which are played over a series of deals, a game of Continental Rummy is played in a single hand. (Chairman: Doris Murphy).

FUN BRIDGE: Ladies meet twice a month to play this regular (non-duplicate) style, of bridge, which is mostly made up of beginners. The idea is to have fun, and while taking our play seriously, not get too serious. Lessons are usually given to help newer members get up to speed. (Chairman: Lynn Finnegan)

FOODIES: Once a month ladies get together to go to a Restaurant and maybe a shopping excursion in places like Greenville, Raleigh, and Durham. Everyone usually meets at the old Food Lion on Spence and then car pool to the chosen location. (Chairman: Ursula Kesler)

CRAFTS: A different craft items is demonstrated and then learned by participants (i.e. dried apple garland, mini-picture scrapbook, decoupage, etc.).  (needs a new chairman)

JEWELRY MAKING: Once a month ladies get together to make jewelry using glass beads as provided by our instructor. She is then reimbursed for those items used (at a discounted price). (Chairman: Martha Merritt)

KNITTING: This group of ladies gets together twice a month to either knit or crochet individual projects or a group project while enjoying each other’s company. (Chairman: Ruby Barker)

MALL WALKING: This is a weekly event, usually Monday mornings. Ladies get together to walk the Berkeley Mall for about 30 minutes. (Chairman: Sue Vandergrift)

TAI CHI: Tai chi, sometimes called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing.

Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. It doesn't take physical prowess. Rather, tai chi emphasizes technique over strength.

Tai chi is used to:

·        Reduce stress, anxiety and depression

·        Increase flexibility

·        Improve muscle strength and definition

·        Increase energy, stamina and agility

·        Increase feelings of well-being

·        Improving balance and coordination

·        Reducing the number of falls

·        Improving sleep quality, such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day

·        Slowing bone loss in women after menopause

·        Lowering blood pressure

·        Improving cardiovascular fitness

·        Relieving chronic pain

·        Improving everyday physical functioning

Tai chi has more than 100 possible movements and positions. Most forms are gentle and suitable for everyone. And they all include rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing.

Although tai chi is generally safe, consider talking with your doctor before starting a new program. This is particularly important if you have any problems with your joints, spine or heart. (Chairman: Rhonda Stokes, Would meet either weekly or bi-weekly. As a space will have to be rented there will be a nominal monthly fee to cover this cost.)



GALLOPING GOURMETTES: Once a month a different member will play hostess to the others and prepare a “gourmet” meal for everyone to enjoy. (needs a new chairman)

GAMES NIGHT: Once a month, during the evening, ladies get together to play different types of games, depending on the hostess. These games can include: sequence, Michigan rummy, trivial pursuit, etc. (needs a new chairman)

GARDENING: Ladies get together and share their love of gardening offering each other advice, etc. (needs a new chairman)

HEARTS: Hearts is a trick taking game in which the object is to avoid winning tricks containing hearts; the queen of spades is even more to be avoided. Hearts is most commonly played by 4 people. There are no formal partnerships, though there are times when players will find it in their interest to help each other.

A standard 52 card deck is used, with the cards in each suit ranking as usual from ace (high) down to two (low). There is no trump suit. Each heart is worth one penalty point and the queen of spades is worth 13 penalty points. The other cards have no value. The object of the game is to avoid scoring points. The game is ended by someone reaching or going over 100 points, and the winner is the player with the lowest score at this point. (needs a new chairman – Rhonda Stokes if no one else volunteers)

MOVIE GROUP: Once a month ladies meet to go see a movie that has recently premiered at the local theater. (needs a new chairman)


















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