Monthly Meetings

March 11th Program

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

Learn about the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, the fourth most-visited attraction on Cape Cod.  Its offerings are designed to showcase the life and work of JFK, and inspire active and informed civic engagement. Today’s Museum experience features fresh interactive exhibitions, innovative special programming, opportunities for community involvement and contemporary educational curricula. 

Leadership team members Moira Noonan-Kerry, Director of Development, and Emily Mezzetti, Director of Education Programs, will share information about the museum's exhibits, programs and ways to enjoy the museum.

When and Where

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, and run September through May.  The meetings are held at the Wellfleet Cinemas on Route 6 and are open to the public. 

2020 Meeting Dates Remaining

    • March 11
    • April 8
    • May 13

Our social hour begins at 8:30am, with breakfast snacks and coffee provided by the Hospitality Committee.  It's a time to catch up with friends and visit the nonprofit tables to learn about the wonderful organizations in our area.

A brief business meeting is followed by a drawing for two Raffle Baskets filled with items donated by local merchants and a 50/50 Raffle. Money raised through these raffles funds our annual contributions to local nonprofits. Nauset Newcomers believe in 'doing good' in addition to having fun!

At 10:00am, our featured Program begins.  Each meeting has an interesting speaker or musical performance arranged by the Programs Committee. These include authors, experts, entertainers, local choirs, etc., and are always popular.  Meetings end at 11:00am.

February 12th Program

Chatham Radio in World War II and The Marconi Museum

In 1914, Guglielmo Marconi built a high-powered wireless station in Massachusetts, one which he was never able to use. The receivers were in Chatham and the transmitters were forty miles west, in Marion.  Marconi intended for the station to be paired with a station in Norway to provide wireless Morse code communication across the Atlantic, but his plans were interrupted by World War I.  After the war, the station was bought by RCA and, except during World War II, stayed in operation as a wireless maritime station for over seventy years until 1997. During WWII it was staffed by the U.S. Navy and operated as a key listening station for German U-boat message traffic.  Dick Kraycir will present the history of the Nazi’s Enigma cipher machine and of the codebreakers who defeated it, and Chatham’s crucial role during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Bob Fishback will then outline Chatham Marconi Maritime Center’s role in preserving this rich 20th Century maritime radio history and exploring advances in science and technology through the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum.  The Center builds upon the museum to offer entertaining STEM education classes for grade school students, with both Summer Science and School Year programs.


Dick Kraycir (left) is the former President and Executive Director of the Marconi Museum, and Bob Fishback (right) is the Vice President of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.  Both Dick and Bob are retired from careers in business and Engineering Management.  In addition to serving on the Center’s board, both have been actively involved as volunteers in exhibit development and museum operations.    

January 8th Program

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: Awareness Inspires Conservation                                      

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) is a nonprofit organization supporting scientific research, educating the community, and improving public safety. AWSC strives to increase knowledge of Atlantic white sharks to change public perception and conserve the species and ensure biologically diverse marine ecosystems.

This program will provide audiences with an understanding of the ongoing white shark research projects being funded by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, how that research is impacting conservation and public safety efforts, and up to date information on what that research has taught us. Audience members will have an opportunity to view videos and photographs captured during the research season and develop their knowledge of what a shark is and what it takes to conduct white shark research.

At the end of the program, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can get involved in shark and ocean conservation.

A representative from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will be joining us for this outreach event. Their experience and knowledge about the subject matter will provide an in depth look at the work being done by the organization, and they will be taking questions at the conclusion of the lecture.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Don't forget to bring Stuffing and Gravy!

  • Social Hour 8:30 - 9:30am with breakfast treats provided by the Hospitality Committee.
  • Brief Business Meeting led by president Carolyn McPherson
  • Raffle to raise money for local charities
  • Educational and Entertainment Program begins at 10:00

Weather Wonders

Meterologist, Pete Bouchard

Predicting the ever changing Cape Cod (and New England) weather is our topic for this month’s meeting.  Pete Bouchard, Meteorologist NBC10 Boston, will join us to discuss how today’s technology has improved weather predictions, the uniqueness of weather conditions on the Cape and this summer’s tornadoes.  Pete will also touch on global warming and its effect on New England.

Pete studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Vermont.  His television career started in White River Junction, Vermont at WNNE-TV.  His next stops were Portland and Bangor, Maine before moving to FOX25 in Boston and in 2002 to WHDH (Boston).  He has experience in all of New England’s microclimates and has received numerous accolades in his long career from the Associated Press, Maine Association of Broadcasters, two Emmy nominations and three Best of Boston awards.  He has visited countless schools and civic organizations and donated time to dozens of charities.  In his spare time Pete embarrasses himself on the guitar and likes making sawdust in his workshop.

Please bring Stuffing and Gravy to the November meeting to support the Lower Cape Outreach Council's Turkey Drive. Help share your blessings with a family in need during this Thanksgiving holiday.  Last year, LCOC provided hundreds of complete Thanksgiving meals for our neighbors. 

Visit the Nonprofit Tables at Our Monthly Meetings!

At each meeting, we host a group of local nonprofit organizations so they can share information with our members on their missions, services and volunteer opportunities.  Make sure you stop by and learn about these wonderful organizations.  

Past Programs Meeting Videos

 View videos of our general membership meetings and additional Program presentations. 

Provided by Paul Cass at 

"NN Woods Hole #1"


"NN Woods Hole #2"


"Joe Yukna, Gunpowder & Greasepaint"


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Don't forget to buy your Raffle Tickets at our

Member Meetings!

Great prizes and raffle proceeds support our end-of-year nonprofit contributions!  We thank our wonderful sponsors for their generosity.

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