Newcomers of San Antonio is a non-profit social organization. It was started in 1981 to help new residents of San Antonio become familiar with the city and to meet people with similar interests. What began as a small group of San Antonio transplants meeting for an occasional coffee, has grown to a large network of people helping each other to make a new home and develop a new social life in South Central Texas.
Newcomers of San Antonio now has a membership of over 200 and over 30 special interest groups. We would like to extend a very gracious thank you to Robbie Boone, Pat Hermes, Lois McMaken, Jan Pope and Elaine Van Buren (the founding members), for providing us with this wonderful resource. It has made the move to this new location much smoother.
Newcomers of San Antonio is a diverse group whose objective is to extend a friendly and neighborly hand to all newcomers to San Antonio by introducing them to each other and their new community. Newcomers also promotes interest in our city and encourages community involvement. Our motto is "Bloom where you are planted".
Newcomers meet the first Thursday of every month for a luncheon and the third Thursday of every month for a coffee morning. We also have special interest groups that meet generally once a month for a variety of activities. These special interest groups have included antiquing, cooking, book discussions, bridge, bunco, canasta, dining groups, gardening, stitchery, etc.
Membership is open to anyone within two years of arrival in the city. Membership is extended regardless of race, color, creed, marital status, or gender. Yearly dues are presently $25 and the club year is from June 1st through May 31st.