Questions Frequently Asked by Prospective Members
Q. What are the requirements to join?
Our club serves women living in North Naples from Pine Ridge to Bonita Beach Road. If you live south of Pine Ridge, we refer you to contact Naples Newcomers Club South.
If you live north of Bonita Beach Rd, contact Bonita Springs Newcomers Club
. Proof of living in Naples is required to join our club. As Newcomers is a social club, marketing/solicitation/business networking is not permitted at our club activities.
Q. How can I learn about activities and how to participate?
Activities and events are on our website, where members register to attend. Additionally, e-blasts and announcements at the monthly meetings highlight upcoming activities and provide general club information. New members are assigned a “welcomer” to serve as a buddy to answer questions and to help to find and register for activities.
Q. Are there special events to introduce us as new members?
There are special gatherings just for our newest members, usually a morning coffee or early evening happy hour at a member’s home. New members are introduced at the monthly meetings and in our e-blast communications. "Welcomers" serve to introduce new members to others.
Q. What is the difference between an Activity Group and a Special Event?
A. Activity Groups generally meet on a scheduled basis or at least a frequent basis (for instance, the last Thursday of every month). Special Events do not have a schedule; they either happen once or a few times a year, or on a more random basis. For instance, we offer a monthly "Get Acquainted" while Kayak tours might be offered twice a year and the Holiday Tea at the Ritz once a year. Members participating in monthly Activity Groups, such as a book club, are not committed to attending every month. Newcomers North is flexible to meet the needs of its members.
Q. When are your activities?
A. We are aware that many of our members work, volunteer or have other daytime commitments. Consequently, activities and special events occur during the weekdays, as well as evenings and weekends.
Q. Does Naples Newcomers North have a central location?
A. Instead of having a central location, our activities are held at various venues in and around Naples. Members are notified by email and through the website as to locations.
Q. How long has the NNCN been in existence?
A. The original Naples Newcomers Club was formed in 1980. It split into the North and South Clubs in January of 2016 due to size limitations of dining venues.
Q. Is NNCN a nonprofit organization?
A. Yes, we are not for profit 501(c)7 as a social organization.
Q. How many members do you have?
A. As of 2022, we are proud to have over 140 active members.
Q. I might like to serve on the Board of the club. How does that work?
A. Every summer, we set up a nominating committee and send out a call for those who’d like to serve. Please let someone on the current Board or nominating committee know that you have an interest. Serving on the Board is a great way to get to know other members and to help the club grow and contribute to meeting our members' needs
Q. After I join Newcomers, how will I know I am a member?
A. You will receive an email with your login and password to access the members-only portion of the NNCN website.
Q. How much are dues?
A. Annual dues are $50 per year, after paying the one-time $50 initiation fee.
Q. When do I need to pay my dues?
A. Renewal dues are payable in November and December for the following January renewal.