NNC FOLLOWS ALL PRESCRIBED PROVINCIAL HEALTH MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19.
NANAIMO NEWCOMERS’ CLUB WELCOMES YOU!
We are so happy you are here! All of us within recent years have been through a move to Nanaimo and the adjustment that this entails. You have come to the right place to talk with people who “have been there”. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone. For the past thirty-five years NNC has been a lifeline for women settling in Nanaimo. Our membership is composed of women retired, widowed, divorced, or newly relocated to Nanaimo.
“Newcomers Club” was born when women, who had themselves experienced the challenges of long-distance moves, decided to help each other. Today, Newcomers is a worldwide organization with clubs all over the world. Belonging to Newcomers means immediate contact with other people who can empathize with the challenges of those first few months. At Newcomers, you will find a warm welcome and a wealth of knowledge to help you find your feet, as well as many different ways to enjoy yourself in your new community.
NNC is organized and run by its volunteer members. The success of the club is tied directly to the work of those members who volunteer by coordinating activities or serving on the Executive. It takes a village to make this club successful!
Activities are the heart of our Nanaimo Newcomers’ Club. NNC has over two dozen activities that cover a wide range of interests. Each person's skill level may be different, but you do not have to be an expert in order to participate - just join in for fun and friendship and try something new. Through events and activities, the Club enables women to become part of our community by forging friendships, participating in a wide range of activities, sharing experiences, and having fun together.
Our regular meetings occur the second Tuesday of the month from September to June. Each month will have a theme with speakers and discussions. As “making new friends” is our main purpose, the majority of the meeting is social. As a member, you will receive our Monthly Newsletter outlining our monthly activities, events happening in Nanaimo, interviews with our members, and much more. Members will also receive a directory which includes other members' contact information, and an opportunity to join our Facebook Members Only “Nanaimo Newcomers Club” pages, and the ability to access the “Members Only” section on our webpage found at nanaimonewcomersclub.org
We moved to Nanaimo from Ottawa three years ago to be with our children and grandchildren. However, I realized the importance of also trying to establish a new life with new friendships for myself. Newcomers immediately provided me with that fabulous feeling of belonging. Joining this club made the transition to my new community very seamless.
On behalf of the NNC Executive and all of our Membership, welcome to our wonderful city and to our Club!
Bev Taylor, President
The President ensures that NNC runs smoothly and in line with our requirements under the National Newcomers Committee, setting the agenda for and holding monthly Executive Committee meetings.
The Vice President assists the President and ensures NNC runs smoothly. Currently, Barb is also acting as Activity Coordinator in Bronwyn's absence.
The Secretary records minutes of General Meetings and Executive Meetings. Maintains files for archive purposes. General Meeting Minutes are emailed to members monthly.
Organizes a guest speaker for each month with a view of informing NNC members of various organizations and interest groups in the Nanaimo area.
Organizes our Activity Groups throughout the year as well as special monthly events. Ensures our calendar and social media are regularly updated so members can find out about all the events that are running.
Keeps the books and reports on the budget month by month at the Executive Meeting, takes payments for membership and reimburses expenses.
Registers all new and renewing members; co-ordinates fees with Treasurer; distributes current list of members to Executive Committee; and sends out a monthly Membership List.
Oversees the welcome committee helping our newest members to settle, feel comfortable joining in activities and making new friends. A monthly Coffee and Greet is held for new members each month.
Co-ordinates Facebook members; advertises NNC and its events across a range of social media. Administrator of NNC's website.
Coordinates, compiles members' submissions and produces NNC's monthly electronic newsletter .