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REMINDER – It is time to renew your membership for next year, 2018. The deadline for inclusion in the 2018 Directory is 12/31/2017. The membership application for new and renewing members is on page 6. New applications received after October 1, 2017 will cover both the remaining months of 2017 and the full 2018 year.



Upcoming Events 


  Holiday Gala Dinner/Dance Sunday   

 December 3, 2017    

Save the date for our annual Holiday Gala Dinner/Dance. We’re holding this event at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, 92128. The evening will begin with no-host cocktails at 6 PM, followed by a sit-down dinner at 6:30 PM. Sundance will play for your dancing and listening pleasure from 6 until 9:00 PM. Bring your own wine for a $10 corkage fee. Formal dress is optional.


The dinner includes a seasonal greens salad with spiced pecans, sun dried cranberries, feta cheese and a honey balsamic dressing. The entre selection includes (a) Macadamia crusted chicken breast with garlic potato puree, preserved lemon butter sauce, stir fried haricot verts, (b) Bourbon flat iron steak aioli, roasted tomato, peppercorn jus, (c) Cedar Planked Salmon, asparagus noodles, dill shallot. The price is $30 for members and $40 for each guest.


Make your reservation and dinner selection by November 25. There will be no refunds after this date. Make your check payable to Valerie Collins and send it to her at 17353 Plaza Maria, San Diego, CA 92128. For further information call Valerie at 858-774-6517. This year we are supporting the USMC “Toys for Tots” program. As an option, please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the dinner/dance. The Club will arrange for the gifts to be delivered to the USMC.  


Winter Champagne Brunch

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Join us on Sunday, January 21 for our Winter Champagne Brunch.  This year we are again having the Brunch at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. Further details will be in the January Newsletter. 



Election of Board Officers



This is the time of year when we nominate and elect the Rancho Bernardo Newcomers Social Club Officers for the coming year. Club membership currently includes 175 households in Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding areas. Election of Officers will be held at the Annual Winter Champagne Brunch in January.




Board Meetings are held on the morning of the second Saturday of the month. We currently have one vacancy and need a volunteer for that position, a President-Elect.




The 2018 President-Elect will coordinate the special events we will sponsor in 2018; the Holiday Dinner/Dance, the twice-yearly Sunday Brunches, the bi-monthly Wine & Dines, etc. This Officer will become President in 2019. Roger McCormack, Tim DeMarco, Maurice Nahum, Doug Troxler, Rose Marie Dishman and many others have done great jobs in this position.  It is important, but not that difficult.  They have always been assisted and supported by other Club Officers.  Feel free to contact any of them for additional information about this position.




Currently, the Officer Candidate slate for 2018 is:




President                            Roger McCormack


President-elect                   Vacant


Secretary                            Maryalice Taflan


Treasurer                            Craig Jennings


VP Databases                    Chuck Schmitt


VP Membership                  Barbara Shaw


VP Publications                  Chuck Schmitt




In addition to the Board members listed above, Alethea Altenbern, Val Collins, Barbara Shaw and Steve White will continue to volunteer in various positions.  Some of the current Officers have served up to 6 years, contributing a few hours of their time every month to keep our Club operating.




Isn’t it time you considered contributing some of your time to this effort?  The Club cannot continue to operate if its existence depends on a shrinking number of volunteer members.




Please consider volunteering to fill this position.




Thank you.




The Board of the Rancho Bernardo Newcomers Social Club

We welcome volunteers to chair the events or assist in staging them.  If you would like to be an event
chair or assist a chair, please call Roger McCormack at (858) 432-4620 or rcormax@gmail.com.


December 3  Holiday Party at Bernardo Heights Country Club

January 21  2018 – Annual Winter Champagne Brunch

February – Wine and Dine Group visits a local restaurant

March – Outing or event in the local area

April – Wine and Dine Group visits a local restaurant

May  –  Outing or event in the local area

June  Wine and Dine Group visits a local restaurant

July – Summer Champagne Brunch at Bernardo Heights Country Club 

August – Wine and Dine Group visits a local restaurant

September – Outing or event in the local area

October ? Wine and Dine Group visits a local restaurant

November – Outing or event in the local area?