TWNC -- The Year Round Social Club for Mature Women
Tallahassee Women's Newcomers Club was established in 1973 and continues its menu of functions and activities throughout each year. So, what do Newcomers do? Read on!
The goal of Newcomers is to meet and make new friends—mature women who live in the area can get in touch with our membership team at “Contact Us” at the bottom of this page. The membership fee is ridiculously low at $20/annually. Some of the functions (cue the Luncheon) and a few of the activities may have small costs which are decided by each activity group itself. It is a social club.
Functions include a monthly Coffee, a Luncheon, and a Happy Hour (Coffees and Happy Hours are held in the homes of Newcomers while the Luncheon remains suspended pending finding an appropriate venue to re-open). That said, the leadership has already announced Luncheons in 2021:
August 11 Welcome Back Party! (Fellowship Presbyterian Church)
September 8 Fashion Show with members as models (Cancelled)
October 8 Bingo Bash and More! (oops! Not a luncheon but a huge date on TWNC's calendar – more details included below!)
October 13 Shoppers Delight with vendors selling crafts and member donations of gently used clothing (tentative)
November 17 Veterans' Day event featuring TWNC members who have proudly served our country (tentative)
December 1 Celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas (with the Music Makers)
Luncheons, Coffees and Happy Hours are open to members and guests at this time with this caveat: Please join us only if you have been vaccinated and completed the appropriate 2-week waiting period.
Activities are numerous, and several of these met in open-air concepts during the pandemic. The magical Music Makers practiced since early Fall 2020 and held its annual Christmas concert in the parking lot at Fellowship Presbyterian Church in masks with singers (and cars!) socially distanced in the parking lot. The spring concert in May on the patio at the church on a gorgeous, sunny, warm Florida kind of day was followed with a chatty picnic. And the M&Ms are already practicing a few tunes to sing at the August 11 luncheon. Great performances every time! If you sing, you might just enjoy joining them—if you would like to talk with the Director, please ask the membership crew to pass your name and number to her.
But wait! There are other Activities that include multiple clubs: Book, Bunco, Bridge, Game Night, Game On!, Hand and Foot, Lunch Buddies, Mahjong, Pinochle, Triple Play, and a “cooler weather” Walking Group. “Oh my,” you sigh!
Add to that, after the huge success of the inaugural “Bingo Bash and More” fundraiser in 2019, and there are Newcomers working tirelessly to pull all the necessary components together to DO.IT.AGAIN! The target date is October 8 with a venue presently being vetted and, in 2021, will feature dinner, bingo, trivia, a 50/50 raffle, and a Lucky Duck Drawing for additional prizes. Just remember you have to be a Newcomer to buy a ticket although a Newcomer is allotted a few extra tickets to invite friends and family.
There are plenty of things from which to pick and choose, but the biggest reward is always the friendships that form as you familiarize yourself with the women of Newcomers and the slate of things it provides for its members. If you are new to the idea of becoming a Newcomer or if you “forgot” this unique jewel during the pandemic, please contact TWNC at "Contact Us" just below.
How long you have lived here is irrelevant – 4 months, 40 years – c'mon in!