President’s Message

I am honored to have been elected your Austin Newcomers President for the 2019-2020 season. All of your volunteer board members, standing committees, and group chairs are in place. My thanks go out to this group as well as the volunteers from the 2018-2019 season. Like they say, it takes a village to make this club the wonderful place to find interesting and fun things to do and make lasting friendships.

I am Texan by birth, but my sons moved me to Austin from Lubbock,Texas in September 2017 because I was dying from lung problems. It seems the altitude in Lubbock was what was killing me. I did not know that Austin is 2,484 ft. lower in altitude than Lubbock. I feel God has granted me a brand new life, and I plan to make the most of it.

I jumped into Austin Newcomers with both feet by volunteering to be your secretary this past year and made many wonderful, interesting friends from all over the world. Being your president for this next year is my way of giving back to an organization that has meant so very much to me. I was a travel counselor for 36 years and escorted groups all over the world, but Austin is my happy place.

There are 33 different groups that have been put together for your pleasure as well as the monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and excellent food. I hope you will try as many activities as possible in the coming year in order to meet the 481 household members of ANC while having the time of your life. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen, and WE is better than ME.

Dolores Carpenter
President, 2019-2020