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North Brunswick Newcomers Club Meeting

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

North Brunswick Newcomers Club 13 March 2020 Meeting

The next North Brunswick Newcomers Club (NBNC) meeting will take place on Friday, March 13th at the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451. A Meet-and-Greet gathering will begin at 9:30 am with snacks and refreshments. The meeting will follow at 10 am. Newly relocated residents to Northern Brunswick County are welcome as guests.

Our speakers will be Rachel Rhine, Manager of Operations for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House and Alison Baringer English, Executive Director of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.


Rachel Rhine is the Manager of Operations for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society which is located at the Latimer House, a Victorian Italianate upper-class merchant’s house built in 1852 and in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District.  A native of Wilmington, Rachel grew up near Poplar Grove Plantation in Pender County.  She attended Wake Forest University where she majored in Art History and later earned a Master’s Degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, a college that is part of the University of London.  Rachel has served as the Manager of Operations for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for two years.  She has a love of art and history.  She has long been associated with the Latimer House, visiting the house as a child and working as a docent in 2012 and as an intern in 2013.


Alison Baringer English is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.  Following her graduation from the UNC-Wilmington in 2004, Alison joined the Festival in 2005.  After serving as the Festival office manager and coordinator, in 2015 Alison was promoted to the position of Executive Director and has been a key leader in the Festival’s strategic growth. She has attended numerous international training conferences through both the International Festivals and Events Association and the Association of Junior Leagues International, where she has received extensive training in volunteer management, events production, sponsorship activations, and board management.  Alison currently serves as Secretary on the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) Foundation Board and also serves on the UNC-Wilmington Alumni Board on the Executive Committee. In addition to helping the Wilmington community through her career at the Azalea Festival, Alison is an active volunteer with other non-profits and leadership programs.  She is a Leadership Wilmington graduate of 2013 and was President of the Junior League of Wilmington in 2014-2015.

About NBNC:
The NBNC is a non-profit social club that helps members become familiar with the area. It is open to all adults living in Brunswick County. We meet on the second Friday of each month from September through June. (see web site for a few exceptions) Meetings feature one or more speakers who focus on familiarizing members with the area’s culture, history, lifestyle and volunteer opportunities, as well as topics of general interest and special local programs and events. Newcomers may be a member for three consecutive years.  Membership dues are $25 per year, or $12.50 for the half year after Feb. 1st, per household. For more information on the Club and its activities, visit the website at .



March 13
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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North Brunswick Newcomers Club


Leland Cultural Arts Center
1212 Magnolia Village Way
Leland, NC 28451 United States
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