NEIGHBORS OF PINEHURST MESSAGE
At the start of 2022 our Neighbors of Pinehurst Board decided to cancel all of NOP’s indoor gathering through mid-February due to the surge in the Omicron Covid variant. While cases in Moore County have been averaging over 318 per day, many areas of the country that have had early surges are now seeing that the Omicron variant in retreat.
While we do not have a major indoor event planned until April, we have had requests from members to allow our small groups to begin to meet again (Book Club, Bridge, Games, Recipe Club). With around three weeks until the middle of February much can change. The NOP Board has decided to let our individual members choose if they would like to join their group’s monthly activities. This choice is solely up to the individual and their comfort level with meeting in a small group setting. We suggest that prior to an event, the group’s members discuss where they will meet, the number of participants, and if masks or vaccines will be required. If one does not feel safe, please feel free to opt out of joining your group. As one member noted “stay home if you’re not feeling well, quarantine if you’ve been exposed and use good common sense to stay healthy”. At some time, this pandemic will most likely become another endemic and we live with many of those today (flu, malaria, HIV) but until then, the choice is yours.
Fingers crossed that by March Neighbors of Pinehurst can get all of our activities up and running again. We had hoped to offer a wine tasting event in February but will reschedule it in the spring or early summer. Our two new Book Club Events co-chairs, Carol Pizzi and Joanne Conrad are planning a Book Club Luncheon in the fall for the members of our 10 book clubs. To date, we will have our Spring Progressive Dinner on Saturday, April 2nd, the Summer Picnic on Thursday, June 16th, our Wine Tasting and Dinner on Sunday, August 21st, the Bridge Luncheon on Monday, August 29th and our Member Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, October 9th. Dining Out will be announced as soon as plans are formalized.
Please consider volunteering to help with one of our upcoming events. Its takes help from members to keep our gatherings happening.
Lorrie Larson, NOP President 2022
Welcome to the Neighbors of Pinehurst Website
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to afford members the opportunity to become acquainted with new friends throughout the community. Membership is open to residents of Pinehurst and the surrounding areas.
Many of us are here from different parts of the country and welcome the opportunity to make new friends – whether it be dining at one of the local restaurants, our progressive dinner, playing bridge with the many groups, joining one of nine book clubs, trying a variety of wines with one of our wine tasting groups, and hanging out with friends at our annual picnic. We also have a summer pool party and our annual book club luncheon with a guest author later in the year. We welcome newcomers to join our community.
If you are interested in joining Neighbors of Pinehurst, contact our membership chairperson, Sheila Henderson