September 23, Monday at 7pm

 Packard Cars – Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site

Tour is open to Members and their families. If you love old cars, come take a 1-hour tour that includes visiting the home of the Chief Engineer for the Proving Grounds, Charles Vincent and his family, the Repair Garage and the Engineering Tank Building. There are also 20 vintage Packard Cars to look at! Packard Proving Grounds is working with Troy Newcomers to give a special evening tour. The cost will be $5.00 per person, and Darlene G. will collect the fee the day of the tour. Please email to let Darlene G. know if you are attending and how many people will be joining you. The tour will allow 20 people to attend. She will send you a confirmation that you are on the list. If there is an interest in meeting for dinner before or after the tour, let her know your preference when you respond to her email, and she will put something together.


October 11, Friday at 7:15pm 

Kathleen Madigan at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michigan

All 14 tickets previously purchased have been sold. Other members have gone online to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle and purchased tickets for Friday’s 7:15 show. Some tickets are still available, so purchase your tickets at Everyone is invited to meet for dinner before the show. Darlene G. will post the restaurant in the October newsletter.


November 7, Thursday (All Day Long) 

Fundraiser at MOD PIZZA

ROCHESTER AND AUBURN ROAD – Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Bring everyone you know for lunch or dinner to MOD PIZZA! Troy Newcomers is supported by the fundraising activities we put together, so we need everyone to participate and have lunch or dinner at MOD Pizza. MOD pizza is donating 20% of everything we order the day of November 7 to Troy Newcomers. Make sure you tell MOD Pizza you are there for the Troy Newcomers Group Fundraiser, and we will receive money for our organization. So, come have some pizza and support your group! Darlene G. will be there from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00pm if you would like to join her. Please let her know, and she’ll save you a seat. 

December 4, Wednesday 

Mani/Pedi at Grace Nail Salon – plus save 15% in our group appointment at 1:00 pm

Grace Nail Salon (2927 S. Rochester Rd) by Auburn and Rochester Road is giving a group of 8 Troy Newcomers a 15% discount. The Mani/Pedi usually costs about $40.00, but they will give eight of our members a 15% discount to each person who signs up to attend on December 4 at 1pm. We will meet for lunch at Panera, which is right next door, at 11:30am and then we can walk right to the salon for our appointments at 1pm. There is only space for 8 people, so contact Darlene G. by email to confirm your seat, and you will receive a confirmation email back from her. The discount only applies to the appointment of December 4 at 1pm, and it must be scheduled with Darlene to confirm your spot and receive your discount.


January 30 and February 13

Come make a Vision Board at Amy Strand’s house.
The meetings will be held from 1pm to 3pm

A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation and to use the law of attraction to attain your goals. The first meeting is January 30 from 1pm to 3pm. It is called the “Dream Meeting” where a group of women come together and talk to share ideas. The energy in the first meeting is a fun way to share ideas of things that you would like to do. We ask that you bring a notebook and pen to this meeting, so you can start to write down things you would include on your “Vision Board.” The second meeting is February 13 from 1pm to 3pm to put your board/book together. You will bring with you either a paper board to paste pictures on, or a book to put pictures in.

Thank you to Amy S. for graciously offering her home to hold our vision board meetings. Let Amy know if you are going to attend. If you have any questions about making a vision board, you can email Darlene G. It would be wonderful if each attendee would bring a snack or dessert to share for the event. Please let us know if you can bring something, so we can coordinate the snacks.