The North Brunswick Newcomers Club welcomes new residents of Brunswick County!  Moving to a new place can be a daunting experience.  Our membership year runs from September to June. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended in-person monthly meetings until at least January 2021.  Leland’s Cultural Arts Center, our meeting location, is closed until the end of December 2020.
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?
Click on this link:  https://zoom.us/pricing
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
President NBNC







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The "Carolina Coast Attractions Book" is available for purchase ($25) at our General Meetings. These books are popular and provide good discounts for popular restaurants and attractions in our general area.
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Special Message from BOD
The NBNC is working to keep you informed about our community.  Your health is our primary concern!!
Leland Cultural Arts Center is closed until the end of the year by decree from Brunswick County!
We are conducting zoom meetings with community leaders to provide you information.
Members will be provided the link to the meeting by email.
In addition, the meetings will be recorded and will be available online.
Our speakers include:
Dec 11th- John Grimes Leland Emergency Management, Chris Langlois Fire Chief Leland, and Shelley L. Morse; Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).
To submit questions for the speakers,  the NBNC Board of Directors request you submit your questions via  the NBNC website contact tab and in the “how can we help you” block state your question. The link to the website is https://www.nbnewcomers.org/contact.php
We are providing you the opportunity to see these video recording by joining or renewing your membership to NBNC.
Membership for October through June 2021 cost you $10.00 per household.   Please join/rejoin and complete your membership by using this link: https://www.nbnewcomers.org/info.php?pnum=11
Thank you for your consideration
For the Board of Directors,
Paul E. Normand
President; NBNC
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Spring Celebration 2021
Our Spring Celebration is planned for June 11th, 2021 at the Shell Island Resort.
Volunteer Opportunities
"Coups for Troops"
Coups for Troops mission is to assist soldiers with making their lives and their families lives a little easier by shipping coupons right to their door. You may help in two ways:

1)  Bring coupons that are current, or that have expired within the last six months to the Newcomers General Meeting and place them in the box at the edge of the stage.

2)  Help trim and sort coupons for shipping. We meet at 9:30 am on the last Wednesday of each month at the Brunswick Center Senior Citizens Center, 121 Town Hall Drive, Leland.
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Lower Cape Fear Hospice
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November 9th, 2020
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