General Meeting: Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. (welcoming/refreshments at 9:45 a.m.)
Our general meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at
Trinity Presbyterian Church (except August & December)
1416 Bolton Street, Winston Salem, NC 27103
(just off Silas Creek Parkway via the Bolton Street exit)
General meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers, and discuss club business.
Women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston Salem are invited to join.
Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings or activities before joining and paying dues.
For more information, contact our Membership Manager, Pat Titus, at email@example.com /
336-771-4422, or fill out the contact form on our website at http://www.newcomers-winstonsalem.com.
Annual dues are $35 – renew each September
(depending on the month, dues may be prorated)
Our speaker for the April 24 meeting is Scott Sexton of the Winston Salem Journal.
The title of his talk is “A Dinosaur in a Digital Age.”
He will talk about what it’s like being a print reporter in an era when readers/consumers want everything right now, how we go about our jobs – finding and reporting stories, staying informed, and the challenges of competing with social media.
Scott is a true Southern. Here is how he describes his life.
I was born and grew up in Fern Creek, Kentucky. When I was a kid, the area was rural but turning suburban. Now, it’s wholly within the second beltway ringing Louisville. I went to Catholic schools, K-12, including an all-male high school with close to 1,500 boys who basically dressed alike and lived at the mercy of the Xaverian brothers who ran the place. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I knew early on, by the 4th grade or so, that the job I wanted was the one I have now – writing columns for a daily newspaper. Not many people can say they got to be what they wanted to as a kid.
I graduated college from UNCG in 1989 and have been working at newspapers pretty much ever since: Reidsville, Thomasville, High Point, Raleigh, detour through Kalamazoo Michigan, then finally to Winston Salem and the Journal in 2000, where I’ve been since.
I am married, have two kids – oldest graduated from UNC Charlotte and youngest from East Carolina. I also have two step-daughters, one graduating Harvard in spring, the other at Dartmouth. Smart kids.
Calendar of Events: April 2018
Members wanting to attend an event must RSVP to the coordinator or host of the activity as detailed in the monthly newsletter. If you are not a member but wish to attend one of our activities, or for more information, please contact our membership manager, Pat Titus at 336-771-4422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK CLUB: Monday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
MAHJONG: Tuesday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.
DAY CARDS: Thursday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. (NEW)
BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m.
MAHJONG: Wednesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m.
BRIDGE: Thursday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m.
DINNER OUT: Saturday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. (Guests welcome)
MAHJONG: Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Wednesday, April 18--Empty Bowls—Second Harvest Food Bank.
A group of volunteers from Newcomers & Neighbors will be stationed at the silent auction from
noon to 2:30 p.m. (The lunch event runs from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m.
DAY TRIP GALS: Saturday, April 21 (carpooling and morning departure time TBA)
GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. (refreshments 9:45)
MAHJONG: Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m.
DAY CARDS: Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m.