Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Newcomers Club of Reno-Sparks?
Membership is open to residents of Northern Nevada who within the last four years have had a life-changing event such as moving to the area, change in marital status, new parent, retirement, death of a family member, or other significant events.
What do my Membership dues cover?
Newcomers Club is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization and membership dues cover our operating costs. The major items your membership dues cover includes the monthly newsletter, the hard-copy membership roster, and our Club insurance. The dues also cover the entertainment at our luncheons. Several times per year, the Club also subsidizes special luncheons to keep the costs low to our members. All Newcomers Club board members and Activity Chairs/Co-Chairs are volunteers and do not receive remuneration for their work.
What if you don’t have the activity group I’m interested in?
Contact the Membership Director and ask about starting a new group! All our groups are organized and led by our members.
How do you go about making friends?
Be active! Go to our monthly luncheons which have wonderful programs. Attend different activity group events. Offer to volunteer at a luncheon or with the Board. Contact an Activity Chair or the Hospitality Chair for ideas.
Can non-members attend events?
According to our Standing Rules, a non-member can attend any luncheon as a guest of a member. A non-member can attend only two activity group events during the year, and must be accompanied by a member. The exception is our Annual Fashion Show Luncheon in October— it is open to the public and a great way to get to learn more about our Club.
What do I do if I don’t receive my monthly newsletter?
Contact the Membership Director – you’ll find contact information in your Roster. You have the option of receiving your newsletter by mail or email (and you can opt for both).
How long does my Membership last?
Your membership runs from January 1 to December 31. You can renewal your membership online or by mail using a renewal form in your November & December newsletters. We encourage you to renew online to reduce the time it takes our volunteers to process renewals and to minimize the transcription errors in your contact information. For those joining in the last quarter of the year, your membership carries over into the next year without extra dues.
How can I learn more about Newcomers?
Attend our free Informational Coffee that is held the first Tuesday of every month (see our home page for more info and a RSVP link). You can also contact the Membership Director with any questions you may have.