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Speaker September 12th General Meeting

Author John Whelan will discuss his intriguing new book featuring ordinary people (natives and wash-ashores) who live on Cape Cod and the special connection they feel with the region.  John and photographer Kim Roderiques drove the length of Cape Cod to interview and photograph individuals from Provincetown to Sandwich.  These subjects collectively represent a cross section of Cape Codder's (well-known and unknown) that give the Cape its particular character and spirit.

For Octobers General Meeting

Speaker Joe Manas

Come join us for a presentation on the French Cable Station Museum in Orleans.  Joe Manas (President of the Museum) will cover significant events in the history of the museum including the Marine Telegraph.  The discussion will also cover some of the problems that had to be solved to make it a success and how the station wound up in Orleans, MA. The Orleans station was the American termination point for the telegraph cable that was installed in 1898 and was almost 3200 miles long.

Brest France to Orleans MA
3174 Miles

We will then take a brief look at the station today along with some interesting facts.  For instance, Morse gave the letter used the most in the English language (the E) 1 character.  How did he know that and what was the effect?

Joe Manas has a background in Engineering with a high respect for the importance of history.  His career included working for General Electric and then several small companies.  Joe was General Manager of Europe for a company in the electronics business and lived in Germany for two years with his wife.  He and his wife had a second home on the cape since 1985 and moved here in 2003 after he retired. 

Joe toured the museum many years ago and was impressed with the technology and its history.  He became a guide, then a board member, and then about 8 years ago he became President.  Joe is in charge of a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of volunteers.  With their help, the attendance has more than doubled in about 5 years. 

Joe has given this talk many times to many different groups on the cape and has never tired of it.

Dine Out: 

The Dine Out Committee is pleased to announce that in person registrations for two events. The Captain Linnell House in Orleans for October  and Chillingsworth in Brewster for November, by check will start on September 12th at the General Membership Meeting located at the Wellfleet Movie Theatre on Route 6 in Wellfleet. See the Dine Out Events page for registration .

Right up your Alley

The Social Committee: Invites you to a  Fall Bowling Event At Orleans Bowling Center 191 Route 6A, Orleans, MA on Monday – October 29 from 6 – 8 pm Flyers and Register at the General Meeting  See Social Events page for more info

Click Here to see our Non-Profit List of organizations who have been present at our General Membership Meetings, to help our members learn about the organizations' missions and learn about how they can support the non-profits.

Remember, these Non-Profits give our members and neighboring communities opportunities to learn more about their organizations here on The Cape.

Please take a look at their websites for more information on their missions and services.

You may find a future volunteer opportunity!

SPONSOR NOTE: Enjoy shopping at Orleans Cycle and enjoy 10% off service, parts and apparel just say you are from Nauset Newcomers to get the savings

Presentation Videos from Nauset Newcomers General Membership Meetings open to the public

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A Note about Membership

Nauset Newcomers welcomes residents of the Outer Cape Cod who want to meet new people, participate in group activities, and enjoy the unique community of Cape Cod. 

Our goals are to:
  • help members meet new people,
  • join others in group activities, 
  • learn about Cape Cod, and
  • help others through Community Service opportunities.
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    About Our Monthly Meetings

    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.

    The meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast snacks and coffee, and the brief business meeting begins around 9:40 a.m.  

    The program begins following the business meeting and the raffle. 

    Programs are varied, and may be informational, with Cape experts discussing local interests such as boating, wildlife, gardening or history. They may also feature local musical or theatrical groups. 
    Meetings end on or about 11:00 AM following the Monthly Program

     Come join us and meet your neighbors!

    Support Nauset Regional Middle School: Box Tops

    Found on literally hundreds of groceries and products, BOX TOPS are little coupons worth 10-cents each and offer an easy way to support our local school.  The Box Tops for Education fundraising program can really add up because the coupons come on groceries and other products that most people already buy.  Today schools are clipping Box Tops to earn cash to buy the things they need: books, computers, playground equipment and more.  You can learn more about the program at

    Clipped Box Tops don’t need to be trimmed perfectly – you can cut them neatly or just tear them off the package.

    Nauset Newcomers would like to help Nauset Regional Middle School by collecting these coupons at our monthly meetings.  Look for the collection bin at the table you get your name tag. Each box top is worth a dime to the school.

    It's an easy and free way to make a positive impact in our community.

    Participating products include General Mills cereals; items from Ziploc and Hefty brands; Betty Crocker baking and bakeware; frozen and refrigerated items from Pillsbury, Totino’s, Annie’s, Land o Lakes, Yoplait; meals and snacks from Old El Paso, Progresso, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley, and Motts; and even paper products for the home and office.  

    So, please clip out  BOX TOPS and bring them to our monthly meetings.   Ask your family, friends and neighbors to clip them, too, and bring them all in!  

    Thanks in advance for participating in this simple, easy and free way to help our local school!


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