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The Newcomers Club of Tucson is an organization of more than 400 vibrant members who desire to be socially, intellectually and physically engaged in the Tucson community. For more than 50 years, Newcomers has provided opportunities for members new to Tucson and those whose lifestyles now allow them to expand their social circles.

The activities are varied and constantly growing and changing. During the pandemic, Newcomers became proficient at Zoom and many new activities were online and provided a social outlet for our home bound members.

The following is a sampling of just a few of our activities...

  • Luncheons and speakers
  • Jolly Hours
  • Meet Me activities
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Dancing lessons
  • Travel programs
  • Book Clubs
  • Dig Deep Discussions
  • Museum Tours
  • Writer’s workshop
  • Cultural and historic tours
        • Euchre
        •  Mahjong
        •  Rummikub
        • Art Projects
        • Movie discussion groups

        ... and samples of the calendar of monthly events:

        All members are encouraged to set up new activities to expand opportunities for socialization.

        The Newcomers Club of Tucson has been welcoming new arrivals to Tucson and the surrounding area since 1968. Club membership currently is over 400 vibrant ladies. The Club’s goal is to promote friendships through a variety of social settings, events, excursions, and get-togethers. There are also opportunities to learn about the history of Tucson and the surrounding area. Members enjoy attending local current cultural events or attractions, or they may opt to simply enjoy the camaraderie of new friends amidst one of the Club’s many groups. Visit Activities for more information and descriptions of current interest groups. These activity groups are varied to support many interests, and as a member of Newcomers, anyone can easily form a new group.

        A highlight is the Club’s Luncheon. It occurs at an area country club or restaurant and feature programs of fun and interest.

        While most members are truly new-to-Tucson, like other newcomer clubs, The Newcomers Club of Tucson has expanded its outreach to welcome those not-so-new residents who are looking to expand their social circles.

        Historically and primarily, the Club is a ladies social organization.* Spouses or partners are welcome as guests at any of the couples-oriented activities, e.g., Dine-Out, Jolly Hour, etc., and many general interest activities, e.g., Museum Tours’ to Pima Air and Space Museum, Biosphere, Titan Missile Museum, etc.

        Care for Members

        The Newcomers Club of Tucson promotes a Newcomers Care program to support members in times of need. Club members are ready and willing to assist in a variety of ways--driving, visiting, or preparing a meal.

        Care for Community

        Our Community Outreach Team manages an extensive Charity Directory of non profits in the greater Tucson metropolitan area on our website. The Directory provides an overview of organizations where you may want to volunteer, donate, or access their services. Using the Directory as a reference, Newcomers organizes interactive activities and projects for members throughout the year. A perfect way to encourage members to connect while helping communities in need.

        Website and Facebook

        Our website features membership pages with a member directory, an interactive activities calendar that facilitates real-time event news and registration, and a place to find others with interests like yours. Our member only/private Facebook page is a platform where members can connect with fellow members in a variety of ways. Discussions on Books, Movies & TV Series, Activities in Tucson, Food & Drinks and Arts & Crafts are just a few of the popular features. Meet-ups are also made and encouraged on our member only site.

        Join the Club and enjoy the fun! Meet new people and explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert. You will be glad you did!

        *There is, however, no gender restriction for individual Club membership.

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