Open Board Positions 2017 - 2018

posted Mar 20, 2017, 3:05 PM by Holliston Newcomers

The Holliston Newcomers Club is looking to fill positions for the 2017 - 2018 season.

All interest sheets must be received as soon as possible. Please email your completed sheet (fill out the FIRST page only) to The HNC Executive Board at Please note you must be a current, active member (dues paid) to hold a position.

A joint Board meeting of current and new Board members will be held in June, and the new board is installed in June. 

You can find the interest sheet (first page) along with descriptions of the positions (pages 2-3) in the linked files, below. 

General Meeting March 23

posted Mar 14, 2017, 11:41 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 3:01 PM ]

Please join us on Thursday, March 23 for the HNC General Meeting. We will be meeting at 7:00pm at the Holliston Historical Society House, located at 547 Washington Street. 

At this meeting, we will be discussing vital club business so it is imperative that every member attend if possible. Among the discussion topics:

  • Community Investments Committee (CIC); This year, we raised enough funds to cover all requested grants! The CIC is excited to share and discuss all of the grant applicants with membership and how your hard work fundraising will directly impact Holliston. 
  • Open Board Positions; As of now, ALL positions (Executive Board and Committees) are OPEN for next year. If we do not fill these roles, the club will not be able to continue. 

As you can see, there are several challenges the club is currently facing, and in order for us to continue to operate, give back to our community, and host fun social activities, we NEED active member participation. 

Please email the HNC Executive Board with any questions at

We hope to see you on the 23rd! 
The HNC Executive Board

Broadway in Boston

posted Mar 1, 2017, 6:44 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 6:49 AM ]

Holliston Newcomers Club is going to Broadway in Boston! Please join us on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 at the Boston Opera House to attend The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time inspired by a novel by Mark Haddon. This intriguing mystery has become a Broadway hit that has won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Please email if you are interested as soon as possible so we can book our group discounted tickets of $54 including fees by Sunday, March 5th. If we have 15 or more attending the price will be lowered to $51.50 per person including box office fees. Checks may be made out to Holliston Newcomers Club. If there is enough interest we may rent a limo, but if not we plan to carpool. For details you can visit Broadway in Boston for a preview.

We hope you can join us for this fun night out in Boston!

Christel DiPippo
2nd Vice President

Easter Baskets 2017

posted Jan 19, 2017, 1:03 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

Hi Everyone,

We have a timeline for the Easter Baskets! I will have a list of participants and basket ideas on March 27th.

How it works:
Families sign up with the Holliston Pantry Shelf and provide the child's gender, age and some ideas of what the child likes or specific interests. You let me know if you would like to participate in making a $25-30 basket and how many baskets or gift cards you would like to donate, then I will send you the information. Drop off will be at my home on Friday, April 7 in the evening, and on Saturday, April 8. I will post drop off times once I get the list (baskets/gift cards do not get dropped off at the food pantry).

We are also continuing our partnership with Fiske's in Holliston. You will be able to pick your basket at the store, get 20% off items and they will put your basket together! 
  • Ages 0-3 get a $25 gift card to either Babies R Us or Toys R Us
  • Ages 4-13 get a $25-$30 Easter Basket
  • Ages 14-18 get a $25 gift card to Target, Fiske’s or CVS

If you already know that you would like to participate you can email me ( the following information and I will follow up with you once I get the list:

  • Your name and best way to contact you
  • Number of Easter Baskets you would like to donate
  • If you prefer to donate a $25 gift card

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

Melissa Marien
Food Pantry Chair

Christmas Meals

posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:52 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Details will be coming shortly but we are partnering this year with the Holliston Lions Club to create and deliver Christmas Meals to seniors on Saturday December 24th!

Similar to the great effort at Thanksgiving, we will have a menu and let folks know the number of items needed to feed those who will be benefiting (approximately 40 seniors).

If you are interested, please email me at and I will send you the details/SignUpGenius as soon as we have it ready!


Tracey Geden

Ornament Exchange

posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:50 AM by Holliston Newcomers

We know this is a busy time of year for everyone but we are hoping that you can find some time in your schedule to attend our holiday ornament exchange. This is a fun opportunity to mix and mingle while getting to know some new people.

The event will be on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM at the home of Kimberly Adkin, 43 Kingsbury Dr. Please bring one wrapped ornament (cost $10 or less) with your name on it to the party. We will be playing a short right left exchange game that will still leave us with plenty of time to socialize.

Please RSVP to Kim at or respond to our Evite to let us know you will be attending.

We hope to see you on the 15th.

Ladies Escape: Spa Night!

posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:49 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Dec 17, 2016, 6:48 AM ]

Does this happen to you often? You plan on doing something nice for yourself, but then the hectic schedule of the holiday season has you running yourself ragged doing things for everyone else. Well not this year! Block some time off for a relaxing ladies escape with the Holliston Newcomers Club!

The event will take place on Thursday, December 22 at Polished Nail Studio at 132 Pond St in Ashland. They have generously offered our group a 10% discount. Appointments will be in the evening, and are flexible to accommodate member commutes and the salon staff.

Please let me know if you'd like to attend so we can try our best to accommodate everyone. Reminder: any member can schedule a ladies escape so if you have an idea please email

Thanksgiving Meals for Holliston Seniors

posted Oct 28, 2016, 7:24 PM by Holliston Newcomers

The Holliston Newcomers Club is looking for your help!

With your help, we will be providing meals to 40 seniors in our community. We are looking for generous members of our community to donate prepared food that will be used to make the meals for our seniors. Any dish - no matter how small - will help. We need help with the following:
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Any dessert (cookies, pie, brownies)
  • Dinner rolls
  • A volunteer to cook the turkey 
If you are interested in helping, please contact Lidia Gracie at or 617-637-5452. Any help you can provide will be very appreciated! 

Thank you and happy holidays.

Lidia Gracie
Thanksgiving Meals Coordinator, 617-637-5452

The Great Pumpkin Trail

posted Oct 13, 2016, 5:26 PM by Holliston Newcomers

The Holliston Newcomers and Girl Scout Troop #72253 are presenting the Great Pumpkin Trail on Sunday, October 30th from 11 am - 1 pm. The event begins at Blair Square and continues along the rail trail. Games will be set up along the rail trail. We will need 2 volunteers to collect money and 20 volunteers to run the games and hand out prizes. Please sign up for a 1 or 2 hour shift. The sign up has 2 hour shifts. If you cannot do 2 hours, please enter the times you are available to volunteer in the comment section. We also need volunteers to help set up on the day of the event. Thanks for all of your help!!!!

Date: 10/30/2016 (Sun.)
Location: Blair Square

Upcoming Events - Important Links

posted Oct 3, 2016, 5:24 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Oktoberfest Social | October 20 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Jack's Abby | 100 Clinton Street, Framingham
Sign up:
Note: We need a minimum of 25 people to sign up by October 6 and we're not there yet!

Thanksgiving Baskets | November 19 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donate here:

39th Annual Craft Fair | November 20 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Holliston High School
Sign up to volunteer:

Gingerbread House Decorating | December 10 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm | Mount Hollis Lodge
Sign up:
Seatings available are 10-11 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-2 pm and 2:30 pm-3:30 pm and houses are $35.00 per house.

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