About Us

The Beginning

Newcomers Club of Nevada County, a women’s social and charitable organization, was founded over 70 years ago. The fourteen women who started the organization were looking to establish a club that would bring women of Nevada County together to make friends, socialize, and have fun. Today the Club has a membership of over 150 women. It has grown in size, but its original goal of friendship and social activities has stayed the same.

What’s in a Name

While the name implies that our club is for newcomers, it goes beyond that and opens its doors to all women of Nevada County, no matter how long they have lived there.

What Goes On at Lunch

Almost every month, the club has a luncheon.


After a tasty meal with time to socialize, there is entertainment that is as varied as the interests of the members. The program might be light and fun or serious and educational – there is something for everyone. We raise funds for our Christmas Families Project at the Fall Auction.

The Christmas luncheon is a beautiful affair with lovely tables, special culinary treats, and beautiful music that puts everyone into the holiday spirit. A Club favorite is the Spring Fashion Show featuring fashions from local shops modeled by club members.




Newcomers Activity Groups, such as this Cooking Club, enjoy each other's company

Newcomers Activity Groups, such as this Cooking Club, enjoy each other’s company

What Else?

Newcomers Club sponsors Activity Groups that are open to members in good standing. There is a group that will fit everyone’s interest (see our Activity Groups page on this website). If you want, you can meet new friends and have fun every week!

Our Contribution to the Community

Our member shoppers, gift wrappers, and donors assure that Santa will come to many Nevada County children, from local families and foster homes. We don’t provide a “hand out,” but a “hand up” to those who are struggling while they are learning new skills or have an income that leaves nothing extra for Christmas presents. Funding comes from our fun October Auction, our Christmas Luncheon, and donations. Special items augment the purchases or provide a child’s special wish or need. Selected agencies screen and send us families and foster children armed with a Christmas “Wish List.” Our members shop for their “adopted” child and the wrappers send the gifts off sparkling and ready for the tree.

For a full description of the Christmas Family Project details and history, go here.



We have a Wish

If wishes could come true, then the wish of our Newcomers Club is to provide a venue for women to find friends and fun through entertaining and educational luncheons, fun activity groups, and through providing happiness for the less fortunate children in our county. We hope you give the Newcomers Club a try. You won’t be disappointed.