New Neighbors enriches relationships, serves multiple communities

The New Neighbors organization has recently selected its 2018-19 Board of Directors. In the front row, from left, are Char Lehman, Linda Moore, Ruth Weaver, Donna Boetger and Carole Cornell. In the back row, from left, are Sidna Bookout, Dorris Snow, Janice Goldrick, Carleita Domain, Chris Shields, Amy Cole, Denise Leyes, Donna McPartland and Julia Horne. Courtesy photo.

Founded in 1972, New Neighbors of the Greater Memphis Area Inc. is a nonprofit organization of “neighbors meeting neighbors through social activities and community service.”

The organization has more than 400 members from the greater Memphis, Tenn., metropolitan area, including the surrounding suburbs.

Activities include monthly membership luncheons at various locations, get-acquainted coffee meetings to welcome new friends, couples’ activities and events on the evenings and weekends, community service opportunities with local charities and activity groups for sports, games, hobbies, dining and socializing. Social activities may include sports, reading, games, movies and more, and they serve their communities in volunteering and fundraising.

To learn more about this organization, use any of the following contact information:

These Mid-South women attended the New Neighbors organization’s monthly Coffee in May. The group will not host a coffee event in June or July, but they will resume in August. For more information, contact Carleita Domann at carleitadomann@gmail.com. PICTURED, from left: Lisa Hadley, Judy Brown, Sylvia Cook, Cheryl Haussmann, Julia Williams and Susan Fowler. Courtesy photo.

New Neighbors President Carole Cornell, at left, presents this year’s Nat Watson Community Commitment Award to Brenda Lupo, a volunteer at the West Clinic. She volunteers and raises money for Cornerstone Prep, one of New Neighbors’ charities, and she donates her time to many service projects. She has served on the New Neighbors’ board and was the newsletter editor for three years. The Nat Watson Community Commitment Award is presented annually to a member of New Neighbors who goes above and beyond in service to New Neighbors and the community. Courtesy photo.