As the new rotation starts, a reminder about signing up for activities.

When you sign up for a rotation, you are doing so to meet and enjoy old and new members alike.  Careful thought should be given to your availability to fulfill your hosting an activity.  Especially since covid, we are all very busy and it seems as if there are not enough days in the month.

A suggestion to help this:  Each time a group gathers, they can bring their calendars and set up the next month’s date  -- or even better – the complete rotation.  This would help eliminate all those emails that go back and forth trying to set up future dates.  If you are unable to fulfill your hosting duties during the rotation, it can be rolled into the following rotation so everyone has an opportunity to host.

In the event of a cancellation please remember to utilize the sub lists.  Subs do want to participate.

Remember:  the purpose of KNN activities is to have fun!

Assigned Hosting Activities

ENTERTAINING


Ladies - Bunco Babes  Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play a game.

  • Group size is 8.
  • This is a 4-month rotation with a host and co-host.

  • The host coordinates the date and time with the group.

  • The host and co-host provides beverages and an after dinner snack.

  • Cost to play is $5.00 which is put into a pool and divided into 4 categories to be awarded at the end of play.
  • For the June - September 2022 rotation a Bunco kit will be provided for the groups use by the first hostess. The kit will contain dice, score cards, instruction and everything needed for a fun successful evening.

Cocktails and Conversation is a casual activity similar to Happy Hour Wine Tasting, but for those who love cocktails!  Each month the host will feature a special cocktail or favorite spirit.  This activity is for mingling, enjoying a cocktail or two along with finger food. This is not for those who prefer a sit down dinner.

  • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
  • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.
  • You'll find the essence of Kenmure Newcomers & Neighbors in this meet and greet activity for anyone interested in a casual get-together.
  • You do not need to be a mixologist to enjoy this activity, but if you like trying new drinks or sharing your favorite spirit this might be for you! The host would be expected to have a basic bar with the essential spirits (vodka, gin, bourbon, etc.), fizzy mixers and garnishes. The host should plan on serving a couple of drinks per guest.

  • The groups will take turns meeting at each other’s homes once a month. The recommended menu is heavy appetizers supplied by each participant and spirits supplied by the host. 

Ideas for Cocktails:  The host might choose to offer a basic cocktail like a vodka or gin and tonic. Or perhaps, the host wants to serve a specialty cocktail. There are drinks for every state and many countries. Choose a drink from your home state or favorite vacation. Or pick a seasonal cocktail:  spring and summer call for something refreshing while cold months call for a cozy cocktail. Or consider a theme:  Mad Men Martinis, Derby Day Mint Juleps or Cinco de Mayo Margaritas.

Dining at the Grill This group gets together at the Kenmure Country Club (KCC) Grill Room one evening each month after cocktails at the host home..

  • Group size is 6 people or 3 couples.
  • Members take turns serving as hosts each month during the 4-month rotation.  

  • The host chooses the date, makes reservations and serves an appetizer and beverages in their home before having dinner at the Grill.

  • First year members of KNN who have not yet joined KCC as well as all "Grandfathered" members are eligible to participate. These members will be required to pay KCC for their dinner with a credit card on the night of the scheduled dinner.

Meet and Eat  This group gets together at the Kenmure Country Club (KCC) Grill Room one evening each month.

  • Group size is 6 people or 3 couples.
  • Members take turns serving as hosts each month during the 4-month rotation. The entire evening is hosted at the Grill where the group will meet for cocktails and then have dinner
  • The host chooses the date and makes reservations.
  • First year members of KNN who have not yet joined KCC as well as all "Grandfathered" members are eligible to participate. These members will be required to pay KCC for their dinner with a credit card on the night of the scheduled dinner.

Dining In Groups get together once a month in one another's homes.

  • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
  • Participants need not be gourmet, or even great cooks, and should not think of it as a dinner party but rather just a casual way to get together with new friends and neighbors. 

  • The host coordinates the date with the group; each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.

  • The host provides beverages, along with the main course.

  • The host assigns each other couple/single one course to bring - appetizer, salad, vegetable, dessert. 

  • It is a good idea to check with everyone to see if they have any food allergies or dislikes.

  • Come join in on the fun.  

    Assigned Hosting Activities

    ENTERTAINING

    Dining Out Groups get together once a month to dine out in an area restaurant.  

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.

    • The host chooses the restaurant and coordinates the date with the group. He/she makes dinner reservations, if necessary.

    • The host also provides appetizers and beverages before dinner.

    Happy Hour Wine Tasting An opportunity to get to know each other while experiencing the pleasures of wine tasting. Certainly, learning about wines is one of the goals, but that is secondary to the primary experience of fun and fellowship.

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.
    • You'll find the essence of Kenmure Newcomers & Neighbors in this meet and greet activity for anyone interested in a casual get-together.
    • This activity is all about being with neighbors in an informal, easy and fun atmosphere. You don't have to be a wine connoisseur or a gourmet cook to enjoy Happy Hour Wine Tasting.
    • The groups will take turns meeting at each other’s homes once a month. The recommended menu is heavy appetizers supplied by each participant and wine supplied by the host. You can take advantage of the local wine shops to guide you in your selections. 

    Game Night  Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play a game.

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host in each 4-month rotation.

    • Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play  fun games anything from Charades to board games to card games - let your imagination be the guide.

    • The host coordinates the date and time with the group.

    • The host provides beverages and an after dinner snack.

    CARD GROUPS

    Couples’ Bridge (four couples per group) meets once a month in the home of the designated host couple.

    • Each couple will host the group once in each 4-month rotation.
    • Partner couples play four hands (scoring Chicago) and change partners according to tallies.


      DIVERSIONS 

        Ladies' Lunch Bunch groups meet once a month for lunch. 

        • Group size is 4 possibly 5.
        • The hostess selects the restaurant, makes reservations, and either emails or calls the members in her group to notify them of the plans.

        Men's Breakfast-Lunch Group 

               (formerly ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out))

        • Group size is 4 possibly 5.
        • Members meet once a month for breakfast or lunch at a restaurant selected by the host.

        • It is anticipated that all the problems of the world will be solved at least once a month as a result of these get-togethers.    

        Chickenfoot Dominoes

        • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
        • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host in each 4-month rotation.

        • Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play this fun game.

        • The host coordinates the date and time with the group.

        • The host provides beverages and an after dinner snack.

        Limited Hosting Activities

        DIVERSIONS 

        Women's Book Club meets once a month to discuss a pre-selected book.

        • Meetings are held to discuss a book on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm (except in December).
        • Meetings are held in the home of the designated host who provides beverage and light snacks.
        • Each meeting will have a discussion leader.
        • Book selections are chosen by the group in January of each year.

        Happy Needlers meets monthly in homes of members

        • Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the home of the designated host.
        • Each member brings needlework of her choice - quilting, mending, knitting, embroidery, or whatever she is working on.
        • Hostess may provide beverages.

        Hiking

        • The Hiking group provides a good opportunity to meet neighbors who share an interest in exploring the varied hiking sites in our area once a month.

        • The hikes are led by volunteers from the group. If volunteers switch dates, they will notify the Activity Leader and the members of the group.

        • Dates for the hikes are chosen by the group from several offered by the hiking leader and based on most of the participants availability.

        • The hiking leader for the month will notify participants of the planned hike by email one week in advance of the hike. Participants will meet in the Kenmure lower parking lot prior to leaving for the starting point of each hike. Individuals will decide whether or not to drive separately or carpool. Hikes will usually last 3-4 hours and will be either Easy or Moderate in difficulty.

        • Non-Hosting:  

           

          Arts and Adventures (A&A) explores the many and varied places, events, and cultural offerings in our area:  museums, art galleries, exhibits, historical sites, festivals, etc.

           

        •  Please note that all KNN members will receive A&A event notifications.
        • A&A leaders typically plan three excursions each rotation. 
        • Line Dancing and Lunch will be offered a couple of times during each rotation. Line Dancing is not considered one of the three excursions mentioned above.
        • The A&A leaders will notify all KNN members by email about each event including all the event details and cost per person.
        • Online reservations are available beginning about one month prior to each event.  
        • The number of participants will be determined by the A&A leaders, and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be utilized.
        • Excursions usually require a half day. Lunch or dinner before or after is (generally) booked by the A&A leader (any cost for lunch or dinner is the responsibility of the participant).
        • For certain events, transportation by trolley bus or coach will be arranged at a cost per person.
        • If carpooling for the event, a gas contribution of $3 per passenger is customary for over 20 miles, round trip.
        • Due to Covid restrictions, there may be capacity limitations depending on the A&A event.

        • KNN Parties

        • Parties offer members an opportunity to get together as a group for fellowship and entertaining programs.
        • Dates for the parties are sent out by timely announcements and are also published in our newsletter.
        • Online reservations are available beginning about one month prior to each event. 

        2022 KNN Covid Guidelines

        KNN is no longer issuing covid guidelines for activities, but please be aware that some people are still at risk.  Please respect their decisions to continue to wear a mask.

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