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Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse

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Welcome to the Traverse City area! We hope you'll consider joining the club!

Welcome to the website of the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse! Please explore the public side of the website to learn of our many events and activities. And browse through our photo gallery to see snapshots from past events. We do a lot ... and have a lot of fun doing it!

If you are new to the area, or have lived here for three years or less* but would like to get more involved in the community, consider joining the club. The cost is just $15 per person per year. 

A monthly program for all members is held, as a general rule, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. They usually have a local speaker covering an area of local interest and local knowledge. These monthly meetings begin in September and end in June. Currently the September meeting is the kick-off event to bring members together and to outline available activity groups for the upcoming year. The December meeting is the Holiday gathering. Monthly meetings conclude in June with a summer picnic outing.

We also hold three big events each year ... the Kickoff Event in September, the Holiday Gathering in December, and the Spring Picnic in June. And we operate more than 25 activity groups like theater-going, wine-tasting, book clubs and more. Some activities are seasonal - like men's softball and golf - but others continue year-round.

And we hold special one-time events ... tour a non-profit, perhaps, or attend a Beach Bums baseball game. Every year brings new surprises!

We keep you informed with monthly newsletters and posts to this website. And, as you sign up for activity groups, your activity-group leaders will keep you up to date each month with what's happening and where. 

Click here to see the range of activity groups available. Whether you participate in one or all, you'll meet folks with similar interests and share conversation and fun. 

For membership questions, please contact Patti Davis, the club's membership director, at or 774-994-1646.

Or, if you're ready to join now, just click below!

Please note three things while signing up:

- The club is open to those who have lived in the area three years or less*.

- As you register, you'll be asked to indicate which activity groups you'd like to participate in. You can change these selections as any time, so don't feel you need to decide immediately. You can always modify your choices within your personal account later.

- If you are joining for yourself and on behalf of a secondary member like a spouse or partner, the secondary member will select their activity-group choices later, once their account is activated. 

Welcome to the club! Please click below to join now!

* Effective July 2017, the club's board voted to limit new members to those who have lived within the five-county Grand Traverse region for three years or less. Members already in the club were not affected by the change, even if they had been in the area for more than three years. The action was taken to help better manage the growth of the organization. The board can grant exceptions in rare cases.