Creating Opportunities for Community and Friendship
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 Paula Foster 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
Paula Foster, 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
Robin Hodor, Assistant VP for Activities
I recently had the privilege of attending one of our new member receptions. First, thank you to our amazing new member reception committee for putting it all together, including bringing homemade food! The committee included Meg Woolley, chair, and Barbara and Paul Nicholson, Trish Kelly, Carolyn Reynolds, and Bobbie Stevens. Thank you for making our newest members feel so welcome! And of course, thank you to Ann Forsberg and Larry Moody, our VPs for Membership.
In talking with new members, I was so impressed by their enthusiasm, ideas, and by how grateful they are that our club is here. They are looking forward to all we have to offer and most importantly to meeting people, like themselves, who recently moved to Falmouth or had a significant life changing event. We are a club full of people who are in the same situation – looking for new friendships, finding new activities and making Falmouth their home. They have ideas for new activities and two of them are already planning a new activity for the fall! They met others who are their neighbors and others that share a common interest. They had many questions about our town (after 6 years in Newcomers, I discovered I actually had quite a few answers!). And they are eager to learn about volunteer opportunities in town and in our club. Our club is constantly changing because of the ideas and needs of our new members, but one thing will always be the same -- we are here to help our members form friendships and increase their knowledge of our hometown, Falmouth.
Please welcome our newest members! We are all “new,” either new to Falmouth or in a new phase in our lives. Thank you, Newcomers, for being there for all of us!
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