A social organization serving women in the
Lake of the Ozarks area
Newcomers / Longtimers
Newcomers/Longtimers Board of Directors
Special Committees
Sue Bleigh, President Sue and her husband Jim have lived at the lake since midyear 2013, though
they still have a house in Olathe, KS they fondly call their storage locker.  Sue and her husband are huge
Mizzou fans and love saying we are now back in Home Sweet Home Missouri! Sue feels it is an honor
to be the 2017-18 president. She wants  to give back to an organization that has made the lake feel like
home with fun and friendships for both her and Jim. Sue also takes pride in giving back to the
community through the money raised for local charities and scholarships by the  N/L Home Tour.
Linda Corning
Claudia Thomas, 1st VP - Claudia, retired child psychiatrist, and her husband Mike, retired dentist,  
moved to the lake full time in August 2015 after building their home here in 2007.  They lived in Iowa
until moving and remain diehard Hawkeye fans! Claudia joined N/L shortly after moving here as she
knew she wanted to be a part of this club after reading about their activities and attending home tours.
She is honored to be a part of the board and looks forward to getting to know everyone better.
Jane Ferris, 2nd VP - Jane and her husband Murry have owned a home since 1992 and moved
permanently to the lake from Blue Springs in 2015.  Jane began working as a bookkeeper with a
property management company and retired 3 years ago.  She has enjoyed meeting new people through
Pat Thompson
Iris Wright, Recording Secretary - Iris and her husband retired to the lake in July of 2015.  Although
they have been weekenders for the past 29 years.  They even spent their honeymoon here some 45
years ago. They love living at the lake and enjoying its amenities.  Iris loves being part of this group of
awesome women and everything they do for the community.
Alane Colter
Happy Hour
Katy Kirn, Corresponding Secretary  - Katy and her husband Tony have lived at the lake for 5 years,
moving here from Pekin, Il were they resided for 47 years.  Katy has been a member of N/L for five
years.  Katy has served as Hospitality chairman and Dining Out chair for the past 2 years.  
Lois Schweiss
Happy Hour
Rosie Losito, Treasurer - Rosie and her husband John were married in 1966 and have been
vacationing at the lake since then.  They moved here in 1976 from Illinois when they bought a business
at the lake.  Rosie worked at full time jobs until 2013 when she semi-retired.  She joined
Newcomers/Longtimers a few years ago, but has been more active since she retired.
Jonda Lever
Couples Bunco
Anne Beecher, Publicist - Anne and her husband, Bill, moved from Colorado to the Lake full time in
2014.  Finding it difficult to meet new people and get involved in the community, a friend from the CVB
recommended N/L, and what a difference this association has made since joining in May 2015.
Gail Stout
Couples Bunco
Karen Robinson, Hospitality - Karen and her husband Neil moved to the lake in 2007, after deciding
to leave their US and UK military and      defense industry careers to purchase Kapilana Resort in Osage
Beach, which they owned until May 2017.   They have just purchased a home off KK where Karen will
continue to run her travel agency and Neil will pursue his life-long hobby of building and flying RC
aircraft.  The couple are avid RVers, and also travel abroad whenever the opportunity presents itself,
often to visit children and grandchildren in England.   Karen joined N/L in 2013.  Karen has served on
the special activities committee and also served as editor of the newsletter.
Kathy Conger
Diners, Dives and
Jane Wright, Special Activities - A retired college professor, Jane and her husband Bill moved  from
St Louis to the lake permanently in 2016. Jane grew up enjoying summers at the lake with her family
and so it was an obvious retirement choice for them. She enjoys sewing aprons as a hobby, along with
reading and traveling. Boating, hiking and kayaking round out their leisure time activities.
Nancie Boland, Webmaster/Facebook - Nancie  and her husband Bruce do not exactly live at the lake
but it’s where she spends most of her time.  After  moving to Missouri more than 12 years ago and with
no neighbors for a mile, she joined N/L so that she would meet people with common interests.  She has
served as publicist for 2 years and as webmaster/facebook administrator for the past 3 years in addition
to serving on the home tour committee for the past 4 years.
Jan Weeks
Single Ladies Dining
Donna Steele, Dining Out - A long timer, newcomer Donna lived at the Lake from 1981 to 1998. She
owned the restaurant now called J B Hooks till 1994 and subsequently became a travel agent. She was
also active in the Lake Area Performing Arts Guild. Back for good from 10 years in Las Vegas and 3
years as a full time RV'er, Donna and husband, Dwayne are very happy to be home and involved in the
Vee Jay Groce
Movie Day
Susan Akscin, News & Views - Susan and her husband, John, moved to the Lake from St. Louis
permanently in 2015 after having a condo at Lazy Days for over 25 years.  Susan retired in 2011 after
owning two businesses in St. Louis, a school of dance and a catering business.  John retired as a federal
lobbyist for oncology healthcare in 2012.  Susan and John have one married daughter and a 17 year old
grandson that live in St. Charles, MO.
Mary Ann Overkamp, Membership - MaryAnn and Dan have been part-timers at the lake since 1998,
enjoying weekend boating and then retired and moved here fulltime from St Louis in August of 2013.  
N/L has been a tremendous way to meet new people and we treasure all the new friends that we now
have at the lake.
Anne Koepke, Parliamentarian - Anne and her husband Gene moved to the lake in 2004 from Peoria
IL.  Anne joined Newcomers/Longtimers in April 2005 and has been president, 2nd vice-president and
chairman of home tour in the years she has belonged to Newcomers/Longtimers
Vickie Faulstich, Scholarships/Past President- Vickie, her husband and children moved to the Lake
in 1982 to start their company, Controlled Heating & Cooling.  Vickie is proud to say that after all of
these years of watching and seeing what wonderful things N/L does for the community, she is happy to
have served as President and now as the Scholarship Chair for this great organization.
Jane Delaney - Community Awareness -After remodeling their weekend home in 2001,  Jane and her
husband Mike moved to the Lake from Edwardsville, Illinois.  Jane has been coming to the Lake since
she was 5 years old.  After helping with the Home Tour for the past 3 years, Jane joined Newcomers in
2017.  Jane has also been active in various community groups such as Lake Regional Auxiliary and Lake
Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteers.