In the beginning, membership was open only to new residents of the Seattle region. Eventually the rules were changed; today, newcomers and longtime residents are both eligible to join. We find that veteran members and longtime area residents serve as wonderful resources about the community for our newer residents.
Members live in Seattle itself, the Eastside, Burien, Shoreline, Edmonds, and surrounding communities. We gather in small groups throughout the region, usually on weekdays. We're working, however, to add activities in the evenings and weekends. We have a busy calendar and it is growing.
As in 1955, we are a vibrant club and we are growing.
The Club is a designated 501(c)4 not-for profit organization. Dues and donations are not tax deductible.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
For $45 a year, club membership is a bargain. Here are the benefits of joining Newcomers Club of Greater Seattle.
The Newcomers Club of Greater Seattle has about 150 members – lots of potential friends. It’s easy to become acquainted during casual events you both enjoy. You can contact your new friends via our Online Directory, which includes a member profile with photo and information they share about themselves.
NEW ACTIVITIESMore than 30 events each month are open to you as a member. Learn about them in our monthly newsletter, through emails about activities that interest you (you can opt out of the emails at any time), and through our comprehensive online Events Calendar. We encourage you to explore activities to find your niche.
Club leaders find their connections deepen through working toward shared goals. Leadership opportunities abound, but no one will pressure you. Also, a new club feature – members’ recommendations of favorite places and things to do here – affords opportunities to explore the best our region has to offer.