Meetings & Programs

Our general all-Club meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of September, December, March and June.

Members eagerly anticipate these gatherings for their inspiring conversation, presentations on timely matters in the Seattle area, while enjoying refreshments or lunch. Programs have covered topics such as commentary by published authors, the Nordic history of the region, culinary commentary by a noted chef and radio personality, genealogy, sea life response, rehab and research, and more.


JUNE 8, 2022 – All Members Lunch & Annual Meeting

The deadline to register was 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3

Registration is closed.


MARCH 9, 2022 – All-Club Meeting Featuring Nancy Pearl

Acclaimed Seattle Librarian Nancy Pearl was the guest speaker at our quarterly meeting. Nancy is nationally known and respected for her service to readers and the literary community, so much so that she won a huge award in 2021 from the National Books Foundation. (Past winners include Maya Angelou and Terry Gross!)

Event schedule:

  • 10:30 am: Gather at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St. in Ballard (there’s a parking lot and street parking). Mingle wearing masks and observing social distancing.
  • 10:45 am: Brief business portion of meeting, including a raffle
  • 10:50 am: Nancy Pearl – “Spring Into a New Book,” with a Q&A afterward
  • 11:40 am: Kaffeepause with a boxed brunch and coffee or tea
  • 12:30 pm: Program concludes.
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Additional details:

  • The club’s 67th birthday was celebrated with mini-birthday cakes!
  • Our Meetings and Programs Team planned this event: Terry Constable (Programs) and Lynn Berning (Venues).

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Newcomers Flyer March 2022 distributed at the meeting. [Note: This document is ink intensive and not best printed at home. Dues is subject to change.]


DECEMBER 8, 2021 – Jingle & Mingle

This festive meeting was held in Bellevue. Participation was limited to members only who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and two weeks past the full course of vaccination(s). 


SEPTEMBER 8, 2021Getting To Re-Know You

This was our first in-person meeting in many months. Participation was limited to members only who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are two weeks past the full course of vaccination(s). 


JUNE 9, 2021 via Zoom – Officers Installation and Cupcake Competition

This was our board member installation club meeting. The program featured an entertaining cupcake competition. Click HERE to view video recording and details.


MAY 12, 2021 via Zoom – Annual Club Meeting and Bold Grace by the BAT

At our annual club meeting the slate of officers for 2021-2022 was approved. The program featured an abbreviated production of Bold Grace by the Burien Actors Theatre. Click HERE for details.


APRIL 14, 2021 via Zoom – 21 Acres

The club meeting featured a tour of 21 Acres farm. Click HERE to view video recording and details.


MARCH 10, 2021 via Zoom – Urban Artworks

The club meeting featured Amanda Hashagen of Urban Artworks. Click HERE to view video recording and details.


FEBRUARY 24, 2021 via Zoom – COVID-19 Townhall with Robbie Wong

The meeting provided updates about COVID-19 vaccination and treatment.

Click HERE to view video recording and for details.

Robbie Wong

FEBRUARY 10, 2021 via Zoom – International Flamenco Artist Ana Montes

The club meeting featured International Flamenco Artist Ana Montes. Click HERE for details and link to the video recording.


JANUARY 27, 2021 via Zoom

College – What is the impact of college admissions on communities and all citizens? Presentation by Kate Griffin

Kate’s presentation covered extremely useful information for anyone interested in post high school education, and includes open Q&A with club members. Click HERE for details and links to video recording and power point presentation.

Kate Griffin

JANUARY 11, 2021 via Zoom – Pacific Bonsai Museum

The club meeting featured an excellent program about the Pacific Bonsai Museum and exhibit World War Bonsai: Remembrance and Resilience. Click HERE for details and link to a video recording.


DECEMBER 9, 2020 via Zoom – Inspirational Humorist Sharon Lacey

The club meeting featured inspirational humorist, Sharon Lacey, and a compilation of holiday music. Click HERE for details.


NOVEMBER 11, 2020 via Zoom – Defenders of Wildlife NW Division

The club meeting featured special speakers Dr. Kathleen Gobush, Defenders of Wildlife NW Division an animal ambassador from Woodland Park Zoo – Call of the Wild. Click HERE for details.


OCTOBER 14, 2020 via Zoom – Knute “Mossback” Berger

The club meeting featured special speaker and regional favorite, Knute “Mossback” Berger. Click HERE for details.


SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 via Zoom – Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness service presentation via Zoom for all members, potential members, and guests. Click HERE for details.

Carl Leon

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 via Zoom

VIEW video of the Club meeting, including program with Tim Flynn

33 members and 4 guests attended the meeting

Web page


JUNE 10, 2020 via Zoom – How To Make A Sedum Wreath , with Laura Sevonty

VIEW the presentation slides

VIEW video of the June 10 Club meeting

29 members attended the meeting


MAY 13, 2020 via Zoom – Ikebana with Michele LeFevre

34 members attended our virtual club meeting held in May which featured Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement by Michele LeFevre.

VIEW video of the May 13 Club Meeting


Non members may attend a meeting while considering whether or not to join the club, and need to be sponsored by an existing member. Please email the Membership Director if you need a sponsor.

Meeting Dates

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Meetings and Programs Committee Members

  • Lynn Berning
  • Terry Constable

Club Meeting History

Meeting Agendas

High Socie-Tea Highlights April 2019

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Events & Liability Disclaimer

All Newcomers events and activities are featured in the monthly Newsletter.

If you are a Newcomers member, you may participate in the Activities, Meetings, Lunches and special events listed. RSVPs may be required for certain activities due to venue constraints.  Please contact the event coordinator for more details.

There is a no refund policy for cancellation of attendance after the reservation deadline.

Newcomer’s members and their guests who participate in any of the activities, interest groups and social events do so at their own risk. Newcomers cannot be held responsible for any losses or injuries that may occur as a result of participation in such activities. Non-members may attend one or two events as a guest, then membership is required.


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