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#9504 Newcomers' Club Materials

Newcomers' Club Materials

MSS #9504

June 1995

Abstract: Minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, membership directories, and committee reports from the Salisbury Newcomers' Club of Salisbury, NC, a social and service organization for those individuals who have moved to the Salisbury area.

Online catalog terms:

Salisbury (N.C.)--History

Societies and Clubs--North Carolina--Salisbury

Welcome Wagon (Salisbury, N.C.)

Newcomers' Club (Salisbury, N.C.)

Salisbury Newcomers' Club

Women--Societies and Clubs--North Carolina--Salisbury

Size: Approximately three linear feet.

Provenance: Gift of the Salisbury Newcomers' Club through Mrs. Peggy T. Lutz

124 Wellington Dr.

Salisbury, NC 28144-8546

Access: Scrapbooks may be used by staff permission only.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


The Salisbury Newcomers' Club, founded in the early 1970s, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to Salisbury, to acquaint them with the community, and to enable them to meet other newcomers. Its membership is open to women who have never lived in Rowan County or any former resident returning to the area following an absence of three years. After three years of membership, members become alumni and may remain active in the organization but are not eligible to hold office.

An offshoot of Welcome Wagon, the Salisbury Newcomers' Club became a separate organization in the early 1980's. Over the years, the Newcomers' Club has sponsored a number of community-wide activities: road rallies, foot races, holiday parties for special needs children, and an annual fashion show. The club also sponsors special interest groups such as book, bridge, and bowling clubs, gourmet groups, canasta gatherings, and golf outings.

This collection of materials is composed of the club records, including scrapbooks, minutes, newsletters, committee reports, and membership directories.

Series I. Club Records


Arrangement: chronological by type of record.

Minutes and agenda of both general membership and board meetings, primarily from the late 1980s, provide a good overview of club operations. Membership directories/lists from 1973 through 1992 are present as well, although there are only a few from the 1970s. There are two sets of committee reports. These reports are usually one page in length and note the work of a particular committee during the previous club year. There is also a description of the duties of each of the various committee's responsibilities. Copies of the 1991/2 completed Salisbury Post club news forms are present and carry the information about the club that was provided to the Post. Calendar of events/newsletters are available, covering the years 1979-1994. They relate club activities and news in some detail. There are also materials concerning the club's 1988 fashion show and various road rallies held in the mid 1980's.

Folder List:

Box 1

Folder 1. Installation ceremony

Folder 2. Executive Board minutes and agenda; May 1986-May 1990

Folder 3. General meeting minutes and agenda; 1986-1989

Folder 4. Financial material; 1988-89?; 1991

Folder 5. Membership directories/lists; 1973-1982

Folder 6. Membership directories/lists; 1984-1991/2

Folder 7. Committee Reports, etc.; 1990/1

Folder 8. Committee descriptions

Folder 9. Committee information

Folder 10. Correspondence; 1984-89; 1991

Folder 11. Yearly report; 1990/91

Folder 12. Salisbury Post club news forms

Folder 13. Calendar of Events/newsletters; June 1979-December 1985

Folder 14. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1986-December 1988

Box 2

Folder 15. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1989-December 1990

Folder 16. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1991-December 1991

Folder 17. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1992-December 1992

Folder 18. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1993-December 1993

Folder 19. Calendar of Events/newsletters; January 1994-December 1994

Folder 20. Calender of Events/newsletter:; 1995

Folder 21. Calender of Events/newsletter; 1996-1997

Folder 22 Fashion show materials; 1988

Folder 23. Road Rally information; 1989

Folder 24. Road Rally information; April 1988?

Folder 25. Road Rally information; November 11, 1994

Folder 26. Social Events; 1988?

Folder 27. Dessert cookbook

Folder 28. Bylaws and Constitution

Folder 29. Miscellaneous materials

Folder 30. Publicity 1986-1987

Folder 31. Publicity 1992-1994

Series II. Scrapbooks


Arrangement: chronological

Scrapbooks maintained by the club. They contain snapshots, newspaper clippings, some newsletters, and other records of various club activities.

Folder list:

Box 3 Scrapbooks for1981/82 and 1983/84

Box 4 Scrapbooks for 1984/85 and 1985/86

Box 5 Scrapbooks for 1986/87 and 1987/88; 1989/90 in same volume

Box 6 Scrapbooks for 1991/92 and 1992/93