Welcome!

 

 

Northwest Neighbors (NWN) is a non-profit social club for women who reside in the Northwest Austin area of the great state of Texas. The object of the organization is to help women in our area become better acquainted with each other and the community. Our activities include a Monthly Luncheon with a speaker or program held at the Great Hills Country Club, as well as our many Interest Groups, where smaller groups of members get together at various locations to share common interests.

 

There are no specific borders that limit participation in our club and we currently have members from Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and as far as Marble Falls. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years, you are welcome to join us.

 

President’s Message

 

 

To Our Northwest Neighbors,

 

I am looking forward to being your Northwest Neighbors President and I know that I follow a long lineage of women who have made outstanding contributions to the club. I have enjoyed serving as Vice President in charge of Programs and we are now passing the torch. I feel very blessed to know the wonderful people in our organization and on the Executive Board….so time passes.

 

How we deal with time and perceive time differs from person to person.  The past and the present can influence the future.  Seconds turn to minutes, minutes turn to hours and hours turn to days. Days turn into lifetimes and a lifetime turns into eternity. How do we measure meaning?  Time flows and changes from moment to moment. 

 

Parents will always remember the eyes of their children and the moments that brought laughter and tears. Time is like a butterfly. It begins as a caterpillar and then moves from its cocoon to stretch its wings. It moves from one flower to the next one. Time is the sparkling moments that once touched and realized disappear.  I love to capture these moments and hold them in my heart and then close my eyes and revisit the shining moments in time that twinkle like stars in the sky. Best wishes to all as we begin a new season.

 

Gail I.

Announcements

 2017-2018 Executive Board Officers Approved by Acclamation at March Luncheon Meeting!
 
We welcome our new Board Officers for the upcoming club year! Members, click on Member Resources in the top menu, sign in, and you will find details in the Member Information section!
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Navigating our NEW WEBSITE!! 
We have a new look!  Hopefully, you will find our new website to be a fun experience. Some changes include our menu being at the top now instead of along the side.  We have also consolidated all our password protected pages in one section called MEMBER RESOURCES.   In this section you will find:  Newsletters, Directory, Member Information, and Administration.  Username and password are available to members only and will be given to you when you join – or for current members, by e-mail whenever there are changes.  If you are a member and have any questions about accessing our password protected area, please e-mail northwestneighbors.austin@gmail.com for help.
 

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Upcoming Board Meetings

The NWN Executive Board will meet on:

 

Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 AM
Location: Check page 5 of the current newsletter.

 

Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30 AM

Location: Check page 5 of the current newsletter.

 

 If you plan on attending a board meeting
please notify Kathie F.-T. by phone or e-mail.

Addresses and phone numbers
are in the current newsletter.

 

 
All members of Northwest Neighbors are  welcome
to attend and observe board meetings as seating availability permits.
Please call the hostess first to check.
Thanks!

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Members! How to Form a New Interest Group or

Make a Change to an Existing One!

 

For those of you interested in forming a new Interest Group or making a change (name, meeting time, etc.) to an existing one, the wondering about how to do it is over! Everything you need to know  (procedure and form to submit) is in our Member Resources section under the sub-heading, Member Information.  Member Resources is listed on our Menu at the top and is password protected – you will need to sign in.  

If you have any questions regarding accessing this info,

 please contact your Website Chair, Mare W.

 

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To All Northwest Neighbors Members:



It is important that you do not approach Great Hills CC staff to request any change to your luncheon meal or to register complaints. The menu is set and you have one alternative choice that can be pre-ordered if you do not like or cannot eat the main
entrée. On the day of the luncheon, no changes or substitutions can be made. If you have any problems with the meal, please tell our NWN luncheon chair or our president and they will speak with Great Hills staff, if necessary. The GHCC staff have been told to refer any NWN members’ issues regarding the meal to our president or Luncheon committee. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

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Reminders


When carpooling to a Northwest Neighbors event or interest group,
it is appropriate to offer your driver a nominal amount
to compensate for their gasoline.

 

If you are a regular member of an Interest Group that has a
monthly charge to play, it is club policy that you are responsible
for that charge if a sub cannot be found to fill your place.
In such instances, please make sure that your Chairperson
receives your payment as soon as possible.
(See detailed policy at bottom of page)

 

THANKS!!



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Magnetic Name Badges 

 

Magnetic name badges are available for those of you who want to purchase one. These name badges can be worn not only at our luncheons, but are great for identifying yourself at our many interest group meetings as they can be taken home with you!  These badges are very helpful for those of us who, at times, have trouble remembering names we know we should not have forgotten!
 
 
These badges attach with magnets and will not harm your most delicate clothing.  If you have a pacemaker and shouldn’t wear anything magnetic, these badges can be ordered with a pin backing.
 
 

The cost is $12.00 per badge. Sales tax is included in the price. You may order by signing up on the order sheet at the luncheons or by e-mailing your request (name to be on badge, your address and phone number) to: northwestneighbors.austin@gmail.com.

 

Please note that our usual hang-around-your-neck name tags that are set out at the luncheons will still always be available to every member. The purchase of these magnetic badges is optional.

 

P.S. When you have a magnetic name badge, the hang-tag makes a very nice place card to hold your seat!
 
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 Important Message for all Members involved in
Interest Group Activities:
 

Members are reminded that all activities in Northwest Neighbors are governed by reservations, either formal or informal.  All chairpersons and hostesses rely on an accurate attendee count to plan activities, purchase lunches, and organize car pools. It is especially important when Bridge, Canasta, and Bunco must have equal tables of four members to have a successful game.  Please realize that your reservation is your commitment that you will participate in the selected event.  If unable to attend the function, it is always your responsibility to cancel within a reasonable time or find a willing “sub” to attend and pay for the event in your place.  When reservations are not cancelled and the chairperson is faced with a “no show,” it causes a hardship on all. This is also important at meetings of, for example, Craft Club or Supper Club or Culinary Arts or any group that depends on a certain attendance level and plans time, food, etc. accordingly.

 

The Board has made it a policy that any reservations where a payment is involved that are not properly cancelled within a “reasonable time frame” (or by reservation deadline, if there is one), will result in the member holding the reservation being responsible for payment, regardless of circumstance. Of course, the chairperson will always do her best to find a last minute replacement, and most of us, as a “sub,” are willing to pay for the lunch we consume or the activity in which we participate.  This policy is in place to protect the chairpersons in instances where the cancelled reservation will personally cost her money to continue the activity, pay the luncheon costs, or properly pay out full prize money.

 

Thanks very much for your cooperation in this!