WHO ARE WE?
The Nanaimo Newcomers’ Club is a non-denominational, non-profit social group for all women who have moved to Nanaimo and area within the last three years. The club has been in existence since 1985 and is organized and run by an executive board and activity coordinators who are all volunteers.
We are listed members with the National Newcomers Association Canada.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE NANAIMO NEWCOMERS' CLUB?
We exist to welcome and offer friendship to all women who are new to the Nanaimo area. We offer opportunities to share common interests and to learn about Nanaimo and the Island, with the goal of having fun and forging new and lasting friendships.
WHAT DOES THE NANAIMO NEWCOMERS' CLUB OFFER?
We publish a monthly newsletter from September through June containing information about activities and events for the month, some of which are listed in our Activity Roster and Calendar.
New activities are started as dictated by the interest of the members. Most activities are for members only, but some, such as "Drinks & Appies" and "Dining-In", could include partners and guests.
HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER?
You are welcome to join if you have been a resident of Nanaimo or surrounding area for 3 years or less.You may attend one of our meetings and Coffee and Chat before deciding to become a member, or you may join at the first meeting and participate in everything! Annual membership is $30. You can be a member for 4 years, after which you have the option of joining the Newcomers’ Alumni.
Our members come from across Canada, indeed from all over the world. Many of our activities take place during the day, but there are also some evening and weekend events that allow those who work an opportunity to participate.
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET?
General Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Departure Bay Road. The doors open at 6:45 p.m. We invite you to get registered, talk to our greeters, visit with some of our members, find out a little more about our club and see the variety of activities we offer.
Meetings are informal, usually with a speaker or activity, followed by coffee and chat time, and then a short business meeting.There is always time to share ideas, join an activity, make new acquaintances and reconnect with others.
We do not meet in July and August but some activities do continue for members throughout the summer.
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