Saturday, January 11, 2014

NEWCOMERS women's group of Costa Rica1


Newcomers of Costa Rica's
"SHOW and SELL"
Holiday ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR and BOOK SALE!

Over 70 Vendors makes this one of the largest Holiday arts & crafts fairs!
WHEN:
Sunday - November 16 - 10am-3pm

WHERE:
Cariari Country Club

facebook.com/NewcomersCRShowNSellArtsCraftsBookFair


For Non-Facebook Friends:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/09/NewcomersShowNSaleCraftsShowCR.html


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Newcomers is a social group - open to English-speaking (of various levels) women - newcomers and old-timers (the majority of the ladies have been here-  living in Costa Rica (full time and part time) and is a great place to make new friends and participate in a variety of fun activities with their many Interest Groups.

It's NOT currently much of a Welcome Wagon type setting where a newbie is matched up with someone in their area and/or of similar interest, so it's up to YOU to get out of this group whatever YOUR needs are!! (like getting involved in the Special Interest Groups)
Looking to Carpool to a meeting, seeking things?  Post it on their private member Facebook page.

WHAT TYPE OF WOMEN ARE MEMBERS:
MY observation of the group is there are many gals in Costa Rica for their husbands job - for 2 or so years (some have kids), many are retired (though not as many as the Women's Club of Costa Rica - LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/03/WomensClubCR.html) & some are professional gals or entrepreneurs. 
The majority seem to live in the Metropolitan Central Valley.


Special INTEREST GROUPS
Most Interest Groups meet once a month
Book Club   •   Conversation and Cocktails Happy Hour (husbands welcome)  •  Cooking groups (including an Experimental Cooking group and a Gourmet Cooking group)   •   Golf   •   Horseback Riding   •  Lunch Club  •  Mah Jongg  •  Out to Lunch   •   Spanish (Conversational)  •  Tennis   •   Wine Club - the Educated Grape


PICTURES:
Check out pictures I've taken at past meetings and events:
tinyurl.com/NewcomersWomensGroupCR
SarongGoddess.com/Groups/NewcomersWomensGroupCR


The Newcomers group is also host to one of the largest
HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR•BIZARRE•SHOW
"SHOW & SELL"
Details at:
tinyurl.com/NewcomersShowNSell

(pictures from Past Show & Sell's:
tinyurl.com/NewcomersShowSellArtsCraftsPic
SarongGoddess.com/Other/NewcomersShowAndSellArtsCrafts


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MEETINGS:

WHEN:
Traditionally meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month
between September and May-ish

WHERE:
Various locations in the Central Valley
(though Escazu seems to be the most popular meeting place)

MEETING SCHEDULE
9:30am  -  Coffee, chocolate and conversations
10am-11:30-ish  -  Meeting and presentation

MEETING PRICE
Depending on the venue, meetings are usually FREE
Non-members are invited to attend ONE meeting for free before having to join.


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MEMBERSHIP - ANNUAL:
(Season and when dues are paid - September)
10,000/$20-ish

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CONTACT:
For more information on Newcomers CR or to receive a copy of the newsletter, contact:
facebook.com/Newcomers.CR.Generalinfo  •  NewcomersClub.CostaRica@gmail.com  •  2-288-5087

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