There’s a lot happening in the Island Newcomers Club. Check out the calendar to view all of the currently scheduled upcoming events, times and places. Additional events and opportunities may be added to the calendar throughout the year. Current active members may click on Event Registration to register for an event.
Typically, Island Adventures and Newcomers Night Out require registration and pre-purchase of tickets for events. All other activities may require payment but that payment is made where the activity is taking place. For example, the Golf Group would coordinate the event but the payment would be made to the golf course on the day of play.
Take advantage of the many activities available for newcomers to meet new friends and experience the island. Remember, get involved and have fun!
The Adopt-A-Highway Group endeavors to meet monthly to keep the Saint Simons Entrance Gateway free of trash and litter. We meet one of the first Saturday’s of each month but will adjust our schedule based on need. We meet at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Sea Island Road on the morning of our designated clean up, usually around 8:30 a.m. We are generally done in about an hour or so and we provide all the materials needed to complete our task. Everyone is welcome as we provide this service to help keep our Island beautiful working to support the greater efforts of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful. Contact us by email at [email protected] for more information and to get on our list of volunteers for this activity.
Our biking club is focused on providing participants with a low key, leisurely biking experience for members of all ages and biking skills. Group bike rides will start and end at various landmarks on St. Simons and Jekyll Islands with a mid-point destination involving a lunch or other activity at the destination. Target ride lengths are 5-10 miles and will take advantage of our island’s extensive paved sidewalks and trails. Any bike will be ideal for the rides so dust off the Townie or Huffy and get ready to take a spin with us. Contact us by email at [email protected] for more information and to get on our list of participants.
Members of Island Newcomers are invited to participate in monthly book club meetings to discuss books selected by their group. For those who delight in reading, this is a good way to unwind with a light snack, share viewpoints, and become acquainted with other new St Simons Island residents. Books can be either fiction or non-fiction depending on the club. Book clubs meet in the day and evening which gives you plenty of opportunity to choose a club that is right for you and your schedule. Contact us by email at [email protected] for more information and to get on our list of participants.
Bowling welcomes all levels of play from gutter-ball bowlers to more experienced bowlers. It is all about having FUN! You can sign up as a single or as a couple. It is not necessary to commit to coming each time – you can come when you are able or come every month if you want to. We put together different teams each month so you can meet new folks each time you play. We gather the last Monday of every month throughout the year. In December and May, we do meet earlier due to the holidays. The location for bowling is the Strike Zone in Brunswick, (by I-95 Toyota) and we meet around 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start time. Contact us by email at [email protected] for costs and how you can join this fun group activity.
Bridge & Lunch
Newcomers Bridge welcomes all bridge players, no matter what your level. Bridge and Lunch is a monthly low key party bridge style event. Lunch is ordered on arrival and we stop to eat when food arrives then continue. All levels invited to come join this fun time of lunch and bridge. RSVP is required by email at [email protected].
Dining In is a wonderful way to get acquainted with other newcomers in a relaxed, informal setting. Small groups of newcomers gather in homes for dinner and conversation. The groups continually rotate so you meet new people each month. As a Dining In member, you will host two small dinner parties in your home during the year. As a host, you provide the main course and beverages. As a guest, you bring an appetizer, dessert, or a side dish as requested by the host. In the months you are not hosting, you will be a guest at the home of another newcomer. Dinners are held monthly. In December and May, in lieu of in-home dinners, larger cocktail parties for all Dining In members may be scheduled. If you would like to join or have questions, please contact us by email at [email protected] for more details.
The goal is to have fun and meet other Newcomers, and is for players of all levels. Golf is scheduled once per month, October through May, at courses in nearby areas so that Newcomers can explore the region.
Emails announcing date, time, and location are sent out approximately three weeks before a scheduled date to
remind you to check your calendar and sign up.
For each outing, we will group together those that want to play nine, and those that would like to play 18.
In Fall 2022, we will be working with local courses to try and organize small group lessons. More information will be available to those signed up for golf e-mails.
We hope that you will join us. For more information, contact [email protected].