Common Questions

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Can anyone join Newcomers of the Eastern Shore?

If you are a resident of Spanish Fort, Daphne, Montrose, Point Clear or Fairhope you are most welcome to join! If you have questions about becoming a member, contact us below!

How do I join Newcomers of the Eastern Shore?

 You must complete the Newcomers Membership Application.  Click below to begin.   When you submit your Membership Application, you will be directed to the Payments page of this website.

How much does it cost to join Newcomers?

Membership dues are $25.00 annually.  Our fiscal year is June 1 through May 31.  If a  new member joins after January 1, he/she will only pay $15.00 for the remainder of the fiscal year (till May 31), but will need to renew for the upcoming year at the full annual rate before June 1.  In addition, you will need to pay your own tab for luncheons and some activities, such as Dining Out.  Few, but some of the activity groups also have a small membership fee of their own to cover their expenses.

What to expect when you join

You'll be sent our current newsletter by email. In addition, you will be mailed a Directory that details our Club's history, mission, and contact information for our entire club including the Board of Directors.  Both the Directory and Newsletter(s) are available on this website under "Members Only" on the Menu Bar.  You will be sent a link to set up your user name and password so that you can have access to our Members Only section on this website.

I don't know anyone, where do I start?

Your new member coordinator will help you discover what activity groups may be of interest to you based on your answers on the Activity Survey.  You will have a "buddy" at your first group event to help break the ice.

I'm not sure if Newcomers is right for me

Come to one of our Luncheons as a Guest of one of our members.  The fee for the social, lunch and program is generally $15.00 to $30.00 including tax and tip.  There is usually a cash bar available, as well. Your Membership Coordinator will advise you how to proceed.