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 March 2021.  Leland’s Cultural Arts Center, our meeting location, is open for limited use…no large gatherings.  We will continue to monitor progress on combating COVID-19 and start monthly meetings only if conditions permit.
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, March 15th, from 10:00-12:00.  We have two great speakers in March!
Ms. Bethany Welch, North Carolina Ports; Senior Manager of Communications and Business Outreach.
Wilbur Jones, Jr.; nationally known, award-winning author and military historian.
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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 has been 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. 
We look forward to seeing you on ZOOM
Board of Directors for 2021-2022
We formed a nominating committee and plan to survey our membership for candidates for the Board of Directors for next year.  The positions include:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activities, Membership, Information Technology, Publicity, and Hospitality.  We request you consider volunteering for one of these positions and supporting your community.
For the Board of Directors,
Paul E. Normand
President NBNC







Carolina Coast Attractions Book
The 2021 "Carolina Coast Attractions Book" is available for purchase ($25). For those from the North, these are the same as  the Entertainment Books with which you may be familiar. They are filled with opportunities to save money when dining or exploring the Greater Wilmington and Brunswick County areas. If interested in purchasing or for more information, please contact Steve Givens at spgivens@gmail.com or 816-522-7571. We will deliver Attraction Books to your home if that is convenient for you.
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 for February include:
Mr. Aaron Perkins, Director Brunswick Parks and Recreation, Aaron is a native of
Brunswick County where he was born and raised.  He is a graduate of North Brunswick
High School where he was involved in many extracurricular activities. He attended
Louisburg College and UNC Pembroke where he played baseball while earning his
degree in Recreation Management and Administration. Aaron began his career with the
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation in 2006 where he has worked with every
aspect of the department.  Becoming Director in 2014, he has overseen Park additions
and renovations for the citizens of Brunswick County.
Aaron also is also a Councilmen for the City of Northwest, NC. He is an avid sports fan
and outdoorsman who enjoys spending time with friends and family.  In his free time,
you can find Aaron on the water fishing or in the woods hunting.
Mr. Tyler Witkofsky, Public Information Officer at Brunswick Regional Water and
Sewer (H2GO).
He was born and raised in Northern Brunswick County, received his
Bachelor’s degree from UNC Wilmington and has a passion for bettering his hometown.
He has been with Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer as their Public Information
Officer since 2016. He has been working on the much-anticipated aquifer-sourced
Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant project since 2016, taking steps to better
communicate with customers and provide updates to H2GO’s website and social media
Tyler has achieved over 20 certifications in the industry, including the coveted Utility
Management Certification. He has also won several awards for his work with H2GO and
in the community including named as one of Brunswick County’s Future 10 in 2017 and
the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year in 2018
for his passion for helping others discover the jewel that is Northern Brunswick
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
Covid-19 Vacine Information
The information and links here are provided as a service to our members by your Board of Directors.
The website linked to above is the official Brunswick County COVID-19 website and provides you information on vaccines, including who is legible for the vaccine, and how to register for an appointment.  Please be aware that there are limited vaccines available and county and the health care workers are working to get them to individuals as soon as possible. 
February 12th Meeting
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Jan 8th Zoom Meeting
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Nov 13th Meeting and Videos
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Oct. 9th Meeting
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Budget/Minutes/Treasury Reports
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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.
Please contact: Adele B. Flicker
Lower Cape Fear Hospice
NBNC Donations
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