Lee Curtis

Our Newcomers Luncheon season is here!

We have a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker in Lee Curtis!

Her career has spanned 40 years in the Tennessee State Government; she has served as the Director of Program Development and Legislative Liaison for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. She is now devoting her time to the new Tennessee State Museum which examines history, art and culture through exhibitions that chronicle the state’s history from its first peoples to the present day.

Door prizes are a fun part of our Luncheons–like Christmas all year long! So please consider bringing a gift to pass along and watch the smiles and excitement build around the room as winners are called and door prizes awarded! Please include your name and the contents to help Judy Peck announce the gift and the gift giver.

Charity of the Month:Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels (Homebound Meals), Hendersonville, TN

The Home Bound Meals Program exists to provide ready to eat meals and personal contact to persons over 60 and to others unable to prepare hot nutritious meals for themselves. We deliver one meal daily Monday through Friday to homebound recipients in the 37075 zip code. In addition, the meals help homebound persons maintain dignity, restore and/or continue good health as well as to live in their homes as long as possible.

HBMP started in 1982 serving 17 people and has grown to serve over 100+ people a day.

The Home Bound Meals Program is a 501c-3 nonprofit that delivers hot, nutritious meals to Hendersonville, TN seniors and disabled homebound individuals. HomeBound Meals operates in partnership with Mid-Cumberland Human Resources Agency.

The food served by HBMP is currently provided by a vendor that delivers it in bulk to a kitchen in the Community Church. Volunteers then package individual meals for distribution. Next, additional volunteers pick up and deliver the appropriate meal for each recipient.

HBMP must secure the funds to cover the cost of meals which are distributed among the recipients. Some recipients are able to make contributions in appreciation of HBMP; however, none are required to contribute. All who qualify are served regardless of economic status. The program is funded by donations from churches, clubs, businesses, individuals and local fund raisers, as well as grant money from the city of Hendersonville and the Memorial Foundation. Over 97% of all monies received by HBMP are used to provide the meals or the recipients.

To make reservations for the luncheon, you now have three options – you can send an email to newcomersluncheon@gmail.com or call or text Claudette Delk at 502-226-0462.

We need to have your reservation no later than 8:00 pm, Monday, September 9th. The cost of the luncheon is $22 if a reservation is made and $25 for walk-ins.