North Brunswick Newcomers;
The Board of Directors (BOD) of the North Brunswick Newcomers Club invites the membership of the NBNC to join us on ZOOM for our monthly meeting on Friday, December 11th, from 10:00-12:00. We have three great speakers this month!
- John Grimes is the Director of Emergency Management for the town of Leland. He began this new position in July 2020 after serving for 18 years as Chief of Fire and Emergency Services of Leland Fire/Rescue in Brunswick County, NC. John served the Board of Directors of the NC State Firemen's Association most recently as its Immediate Past President. He has served as a Past President for the Brunswick County Fire Chief’s Association, past Board member of the Eastern NC Firefighters Association. He has been with Leland since 1989 serving as EMS Chief 1994-1998, Fire Chief 1998-2002 and serves as its first career Chief of Fire and Emergency Services since 2002.
John was instrumental in the merging of Leland Volunteer Fire Department and Leland Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1998. They are now known as Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Inc. John is a member of NFPA, IAFC, and the VCOS. John coached soccer for 12 years including 8 years of High School Men’s Varsity Soccer.
- Chris Langlois is the Fire Chief of the Leland (NC) Fire/Rescue Department and a 33-year veteran of the fire service serving in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in Louisiana, Nebraska and North Carolina. He retired as a Battalion Chief after 20 years with the Omaha (NE) Fire Department. In Omaha he served as a firefighter/paramedic, Fire Captain, Training Officer, Chief of the Training Division, and Safety Division. He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor Degree in Public Fire Administration and a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy and is a designated Chief Fire Officer through the Commission on Professional Credentialing.
- Our final speaker is Shelley L. Morse who is the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) serving 1700+ members in southeastern North Carolina. She directs leadership and administrative oversight at OLLI at UNCW in the areas of programming, budget, fundraising, volunteer management, membership and fiscal management.
Shelley obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA and her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Her 35+ year career has been in field of adult education in Executive as well as Managerial positions managing, directing, and implementing credit, noncredit and professional development. She has managed large projects utilizing a wide range of delivery platforms to include lecture, print, as well as many years in computer and web-based training in higher education in the public, private, healthcare and non-profit sectors both nationally as well as internationally.
The Board of Directors recently changed the Membership dues. The dues for the remainder of 2020 through June 2021 is now $10 per household. All current members membership will be extended to June 2021. Please let your neighbors know to take this opportunity to join the Newcomers club. You may be a member for three consecutive years. Due to the impacts of COVID on this Club year, we have temporarily relaxed some of our membership rules. The 2020-2021 Club year membership does not count against the 3-year membership limit nor the requirement for membership to be in consecutive years. People who were members during the 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 Club years may remain members for a fourth year. 2019-2020 members who chose not to participate in 2020-2021 may return to the Club in 2021-2022 and complete a total of three years membership.
You will be able to log into the NBNC webpage and obtain a copy of the zoom invitation.
Some may ask, How do I Zoom?
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the free Zoom app from their Download Center
You do not need an account…you just need the software.
I am sure we will have some learning challenges as we conduct this Zoom Meeting. We ask for your indulgence as we work to provide you meaningful information about our community.
We look forward to seeing you on ZOOM
For the Board of Directors,
Paul E. Normand