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Celebration of Tables

A Celebration of Tables, an annual community and charity event hosted by Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, celebrates the club’s 60+ year history of hospitality. This unique event showcases 20 themed tablescapes, styled by Newcomers members, to celebrate hospitality and the joy of entertaining. Save the Date! Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 9 am – noon [...]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts from Glen Ellyn Newcomers’ Board Members

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we wanted to share with you some of the things we are most thankful for about Glen Ellyn and our Newcomers Club, from the members who volunteer their time to be on our board of directors. We hope you will take time to share your gratitude and thankfulness [...]

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Announcing our 2013 Kathleen Culp Award recipient

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, nearly 100 Club Members gathered at Waterleaf Restaurant for our Year End Celebration.  After sparkling cocktails and a delicious dinner, we enjoyed a year-in-review slideshow and a program to recognize all those who contributed to a great year. We were pleased to present our most prestigious award, the Kathleen Culp [...]

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Rookie Party

The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) held its Rookie Party on Saturday, January 26th, at Shannon’s Pub.  The annual event is held to welcome all first year members to the 61 year-old club.  Fifty new members, their spouses, and board members came out to the downtown Glen Ellyn pub to enjoy delicious food, mingle with [...]

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Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, December 15th, Santa came to visit the good boys and girls of Glen Ellyn.  The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) held its annual Breakfast with Santa at St. Mark’s, and more than 130 families came to enjoy breakfast, a hot chocolate bar, and to meet the big guy.  Meatheads, new to the Glen Ellyn area, [...]

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Fall Fest

Over 100 families enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Lake Ellyn at the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) Fall Fall Family Fest on Saturday, September 15th.  In addition to yummy treats like cotton candy and make-your-own taffy apples, families also snacked on sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s and hot dogs from local hot dog cart HeavenLee Hot Dogs.  Fun was [...]

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Daily Herald: Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club Announces Kathleen Culp Award Recipient and New Executive Board at Annual Dinner

  Kathleen Culp Award recipient Ruthie Wood (left) and President Diana Laufenberg. Photo by Kelly Allison. Article by Jennifer Gillette. The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, a social organization founded in 1952 for the purpose of welcoming new residents of Glen Ellyn and the immediate vicinity, has named Ruth Wood as recipient of the 2012 Kathleen [...]

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Daily Herald: Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club celebrates 60th year of social events

By Christie Willhite March 1, 2012 When a family moves, Mom and Dad usually worry about the kids and how they’ll handle changing schools, whether they’ll find activities and friends in their new life. But a move is just as disruptive to an adult’s social life, and building new connections among grown-ups is more difficult [...]

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Triblocal: Newcomers Club celebrates 60 years with public event

Trib Local Article By Michelle Manchir, TribLocal reporter, Monday, 2/20/2012, at 4:48 p.m. When Diana Laufenberg (2nd from right) moved back to her hometown of Glen Ellyn with a new husband and a baby on the way, she wanted to meet other women on the cusp of motherhood. She joined the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, [...]

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Celebration of Tables – 60th Anniversary Celebration

This spring, will be the 60th year of the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club welcoming women and their families to our community! We are embarking on a new tradition to celebrate our fantastic history. We are inviting our members and the entire community to our celebratory event, the “Celebration of Tables.” At this unique event, Glen [...]

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