Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse

A Grand Way to Meet Grand People

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Our Club

The Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse is a social and civic organization whose mission is to extend a welcoming hand to residents of the Grand Traverse area of Michigan. Monthly programs and activity groups provide opportunities to meet and socialize with residents and other newly relocated people sharing common interests. The Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse is also a volunteer source for local non-profit agencies.


Upcoming Events


National Cherry Festival Pin Sale

July 4 - July 12 2014


Newcomers Club members get priority sign up to sell pins at the National Cherry Festival.  There's a sign-up Pizza Party only for Newcomers on April 7, 5:30 PM at Pinestead Reef Resort, 1265 US 31 North.  Choose the date(s) and time(s) that work best for you. 


Please RSVP by April 5 to Don Eastway.






APRIL 22, 6:30 PM

History Center, 322 Sixth Street, TC


On December 7, 1854, the Propeller Westmoreland foundered in deep water near Sleeping Bear Dune, killing half of her 34 crew and passengers. Soon after the sinking, rumors began circulating of $10,000 in gold coins in her safe and 280 barrels of whiskey in her hold. For the next 150 years the Westmoreland was one of the most sought after shipwrecks in all the Great Lakes, eluding salvagers, treasure-hunters and divers alike.


Ross Richardson has been involved in the discovery, identification and documentation of many shipwrecks off the shores of West Michigan. He has extensively researched the Westmoreland, as well as documenting his discovery of the wreck site, in his book: The Search for the Westmoreland, Lake Michigan's Treasure Shipwreck. We hope you will join us as author/shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson explores the legend, history and discovery of Lake Michigan's treasure shipwreck.