2021 December Club Meeting

For COVID-19 vaccinated MEMBERS ONLY

Participation is limited to members only who have been fully vaccinated and are two weeks past the full
course of vaccination(s). Please bring a mask with you.

Dining tables will be set for six seats only in a private dining room. Please social distance and wear a mask until drinking or eating. Per King County rules, Maggiano’s must check proof of vaccination. So, bring along your vaccination card, a photocopy, or a photograph of it. Grazie mille.

Registration is now closed. No refunds after December 2. 


Park below the restaurant in the Lincoln Square garage at 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Maggiano’s will validate 3 hours for parking, so bring your ticket with you and ask the hostess. The garage entrance is a short distance from the front door.  After you park, take an elevator to level 1 – street level.  Turn to the right and a Newcomer greeter will direct you to our room.

Club Meeting

Thanks to our Meetings & Programs planners: new members Lynn Berning and Kate Lewis and seasoned member Terry Constable

Our luncheon at Maggiano’s will be reminiscent of a Sunday afternoon dinner at Nonna’s. Join in as we celebrate the camaraderie of each other and the coming holidays. 

11:30 a.m. Socializing and merry making

11:55 a.m. Announcements – Helena Puche, President

12:00 p.m. Lunch served family style*

1:10 p.m. Program (after coffee and dessert): Bellevue High School Jazz Combo

1:30-1:45 p.m. Raffle and adjournment

*Raffle ticket and registration is now closed.

Program: Bellevue High School Jazz Combo

Since 2005, KNKX’s School of Jazz has demonstrated a commitment to jazz education. It’s one of the cornerstones of the station’s community outreach programs. School of Jazz provides mentorship, learning and performance opportunities to western Washington middle school, high school and college jazz students.  Since its inception, School of Jazz has directly impacted 3,000+ jazz students, band directors and professional musicians. 

The Bellevue High School Jazz Combo, under the leadership of Edd George, will delight us with holiday and standard jazz tunes. Let’s give them a warm welcome!

We are supporting WestSide Baby this holiday season by collecting goods that babies and young children need.  WestSide Baby is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that meets basic needs of children and promotes safety, security, and healthy development. They distribute to 100+ partner agencies who are experts in early learning, parental support, and healthcare.  Please bring as many un-wrapped items as you can, and we’ll deliver them to a WestSide Baby collection location. Their winter campaign focuses on:

  • All disposable diapers are fine but if you want to better help Mother Earth, please try to find these brands of biodegradable diapers and wipes:  Earth + EdenHello BelloDyper. Wipes, baby wash, baby shampoo, diaper cream, winter coats (newborn to 6T), new underwear, new socks, pajamas (all sizes), small toys, board books, games, puzzles, bottles.
  • At this time, furniture, changing tables, exersaucers, and baby swings are not accepted.

If unable to attend the luncheon, you can still help support WestSide Baby by going to westsidebaby.org/donate/ or westsidebaby.org/boxesforbabies or see their wish list on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AT2DC6TE7SWG

Purchase Raffle Tickets

SWEET & SAVORY HOLIDAY BASKET Any foodie would be delighted to win this basket (created by Evie St Pierre and Sandy Reisman) filled with delicious items like Ghirardelli chocolates, European and homemade cookies, mixed nuts, smoked salmon, marinated olives, dried fruit, meats, cheeses, and more!  Valued over $85.

Purchase tickets online below by end of day Monday, December 6, or on site during the meeting. (The previous 50-50 raffle has been discontinued.)

Raffle ticket purchase online is now closed. Tickets may be purchased during the luncheon.


Lunch will be served family style.

Gluten free foods are noted. No nuts are in this menu.  If you have other food allergens, please email meetings@newcomersclubofgreaterseattle.com and we will ask the restaurant about specific ingredients.


  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Caesar salad (croutons on the side, anchovy in dressing)
  • Chopped salad GF
  • Ciabatta rolls

Il Secondi

  • Baked ziti & sausage GF
  • Gnocchi with tomato vodka cream sauce
  • Chicken piccata GF


  • Grilled asparagus GF
  • Roasted garlic broccoli GF


  • Crème Brûlée GF
  • Tiramisu
  • Coffee, tea

Beverages: Includes regular and decaf coffee, hot and iced tea, and assorted sodas.

No host wine and cocktails are available for purchase from the bar or a server.

SUBMIT PAYMENT – is now closed

Registration is now closed. Payment Deadline was 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2. No refunds.

Paying by check? Please make a check for $47 payable to Newcomers Club of Greater Seattle and mail to Eileen Kelly-Meyer, 8523 214th Pl, SW, Edmonds, WA 98026. Mail it early to assure arrival by Thursday, December 2.

It’s a good idea to contact Eileen via email, leen@themeyerflyer.com, or call or text 484-4372063 to let Eileen know your check is in the mail because the count is due at the restaurant on Dec 2.

Payment Policy: Payment for the meeting must be received by the due date specified above. No payment will be collected on the day of the event.

Cancellation/refund: Once the “guaranteed” number of attendees has been submitted to the venue/caterer, NO cancellations will be accepted. If another member wants to attend, she will need to agree to reimburse the member who can’t make it and accept the ordered menu selection.

Disclaimer: The Newcomers Club of Greater Seattle is not responsible, and assumes no liability, for any loss or injury to property of persons who participate in our activities.

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