Vice President for Membership
I am Ann Forsberg the VP for Membership of the Falmouth Newcomers Club. We are a social club of over 600 Falmouth residents who enjoy meeting our fellow Falmouth neighbors, learning about our community and joining in enriching activities, social events and programs. We have over 60 activities including biking, wine tasting, book clubs, current events, kayaking, dining in and out, cards, field trips and many, many more.
Membership is open to those who have lived in Falmouth for five years or less or had a life-changing event such as a change in marital status, death of a spouse/partner, or retirement within the last five years. If you meet these qualifications and wish to join us, please fill out the online application and release.
We’d be happy to welcome you as Falmouth Newcomers to meet new friends while enjoying the many activities, programs and socials. If you have any questions, please call me at 508-400-6686.
Vice President for Socials
Welcome to the Social site. I am the Vice President for Socials for 2022- 2023 and Mary Gray is the Assistant Vice President for Socials. There are typically ten Socials held during the year. These events provide varied opportunities to socialize, meet new friends, support local venues and enjoy an afternoon or evening of fun and entertainment. Some examples are: a sunset cruise on the Island Queen, a sail on the schooner Liberte’, wine and beer tasting, Oktoberfest, a dinner dance and more.
You can find information about the Socials on the website. The details, dates, cost, reservation coupons and all other pertinent information can be found in the appropriate monthly Newsletter as well as “Save the Date” for future events. We also welcome your help to serve on a planning committee. Consider volunteering!
Phyllis Huse, Vice President for Socials
Mary Gray, Assistant Vice President for Socials
Vice President for Activities
Welcome to Activities for the Falmouth Newcomers Club! Along with my
Assistant VP for Activities, Robin Hodor, we would like to encourage all
members to join one or more activities. It’s an excellent way to develop
friendships with others who enjoy similar interests. There are more than 60
activities to choose from including book clubs and games, outdoor
recreation, social, and special interest.
To join an activity, simply send an email to the person designated as
Leader on the Newcomers website Activities page and let them know that
you’d like to be included. Some activities may require experience while
others may be open to beginners. Membership in a group is ultimately left
to the discretion of the Leader. There may be other requirements for certain
In addition, you may start a new group in something that interests you. The
Newcomer’s Club is member-driven and suggestions for new activities are
always welcome. Periodically activities need new leaders, and this may be
a great opportunity for you to step into a role where you can guide, shape,
and sustain the activity.
A reminder that membership in the Newcomers Club is a prerequisite to
participating in the activities. Please feel free to contact myself and/or
Robin should you have any questions.
Laura Winslow, VP for Activities (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robin Hodor, Assistant VP for Activities (email@example.com)
Welcome to Falmouth Newcomers!
I am so grateful for our wonderful board. They are the hardest working volunteers I know. Everyone has a specific role and everyone does their job with dedication and professionalism. Our board is the reason we have this newsletter, our website, programs, social events and wonderful hospitality at meetings and new member receptions. In addition to all of this, our board members are also our leaders. And so, these very busy people spent a morning last month discussing our future visions for Newcomers. Because, to lead, you need to know where you are going!
We discussed the size of our club (618 and growing) and how this will affect our future. How can we manage such a large group? We talked about doing more online and perhaps paying for events online. And how can we make new members feel welcome when there are so many of us to meet? We discussed the changing nature of our club; there are more activities than ever before and more members involved. How can we recruit more leaders when some of our activities have reached capacity? Also, how will the success of our activities affect the planning of future socials and programs?
There is a lot to think about and we need everyone’s help. Please volunteer to serve on a committee or lead an activity. We are about to start the search for next year’s board. Please consider volunteering to serve as a board member. Our club is growing and changing, and we need everyone to help us get where we are going. Besides helping the club, you will also meet some extraordinary people!
Wishing you a joyous holiday season,
Vice President for Programs
I am VP for Programs and Bill Kelly is Assistant VP for
Programs. Monthly programs are planned at each
Business Meeting on the second Thursday of each month,
September through June.
The monthly newsletter will provide you with updated
program information. The website will provide any
updates on program changes.
If you have any suggestions for speakers, please email
Cindy Fay, VP for Programs
Bill Kelly, Assistant VP for Programs