Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano



 

 


We are waiting to meet you!


Not Just Newcomers--Not Just Plano--Just New Friends!


MISSION STATEMENT 


Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano, NFGP, is a social organization of warm, caring women who provide a supportive environment for new and established residents of Plano, Texas and all surrounding areas, including Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Richardson, Sachse, and more.  The Club assists women in their transition by introducing them to others, fostering friendships and encouraging participation in the group's many activities.


Always consider the newest members in all we say and do.


Join us for our Monthly Program  


Tuesday, March 10, 2020


9:30 am - Social/Refreshments

10:00am - Program


Collin College

Preston Ridge Campus

Conference Center

9700 Wade Blvd  

Frisco, 75035


For directions click on the address above or view the map ->


 

OUR FEATURED SPEAKER

 

Annette Becker




This month we are pleased to welcome Annette Becker as our speaker.  Her topic will be “The Oscars of Fashion: The Neiman Marcus Award and its Cultural Impact”.


Annette Becker is the director of the University of North Texas Fashion Collection, an archive with nearly 20,00 historic and designer garments and accessories spanning 250 years of fashion history. She holds a BA in English and Art History from the University of Kansas and an MA in Art History from UNT, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in History.  Her academic background has been complemented by professional experiences in museums around the country, where she has served as an educator and researcher committed to creating accessible learning environments.

She explains: “Paris. New York. Milan. Dallas?!  Yes, Dallas.  Historically, our region has served as a major fashion capital, with a robust combination of manufacturing, design and retailing putting Dallas on the international fashion map. One of the major players in establishing that reputation was Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based department store known for its aspirational Christmas Book, culturally focused Fortnight events, and flagship downtown location.  Additionally, in 1938, Neiman Marcus established what became known as the “Oscars of Fashion,” an award that brought international fashion figures (and international fashion press) to Dallas.  From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo to Emilio Pucci, designers shared their work with DFW fashionistas and in turn learned about Texan culture during their travels.



AFTER-PROGRAM LUNCH

MARCH 10, 2020 - 12:00 PM


ZIZIKI’S RESTAURANT

6765 Winning Way, #800

Frisco, TX 75034



Winning Way is in The Star complex at NW corner Gaylord and Warren Parkways;

parking street side and just north of restaurant in The Star’s Silver Garage.


RSVP by Friday, March 6, with your name and

the name(s) of your guest(s) to Genevieve McCreary,

NFGP After-Program Lunch Coordinator,

at genwmcc@aol.com or 972-359-0066.

Thank you!


Family-owned Ziziki’s offers modern Mediterranean cuisine with fresh and organic ingredients. Lunch menu includes appetizers, soup, salads, souvlakis (skewers) and specialties. Website www.zizikis.com. Enjoy lunch and visiting with Newcomer Friends at Ziziki’s following our March program at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center in Frisco.

Become a Member

We would love to have you join the group. 


For information about how to join please click here. 

Collin College

Preston Ridge Campus Map



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A SPECIAL INVITATION TO PROSPECTIVE AND NEW MEMBERS


If you are a prospective or new member, we’d love to have a chance to meet you at our next 


Welcome Coffee 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 


10am - 12pm


Please contact NFGPgreeter@gmail.com for location information.



For More Information: NFGPMEMBERSHIP1@GMAIL.COM

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