Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities generally on a monthly basis. Special events, such as the spring and fall meeting happen twice a year. Pop-up events are very popular and we are always looking for new ideas for activities, let us know your interests!

Breakfast/Coffee Break

This group meets on the second Tues of the month at 9:30 at a different restaurant around town. It’s a great time to connect with other members and find out what is happening around the area.

Book Club

The members of this group love to read and chat. The group meets the first Tues each month from 10am-noon at a member’s home or arranged outside spot. The host selects the book and leads the discussion. The club is very casual and informal.


Multiple opportunities for regular or sporadic play for both men and women and for both 9 and 18 holes. All golf is for fun only. No handicaps or competition involved. Play is on Friday mornings. Evening or weekend play will be created if enough interest.

Soup Kitchen

Help us help others. We set up and serve lunch every other month at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.

Wine Tasting

We are learning about wine in a relaxed atmosphere. We might meet in a member’s home to enjoy wine or visit one of the many wineries in our area.



Yearly kayaking/canoeing party with picnic, several members may organize spur of the moment kayak trips

Men Eating Out

Visit a local restaurant for breakfast every Friday


Lace up your hiking shoes and meet for a chance to enjoy nature with other Newcomers.

Lunch Bunch

Join this group for lots of conversation and a chance to visit a variety of restaurants in the area. Lunch Bunch meets on the third Wed. of the month

Pop-Up Activities

Activities come along that sound like fun and a member organizes a group to attend. Pop-up’s are becoming more and more popular. Recent Pop-Ups include group of Newcomers attending Mannheim Steamroller Concert at Mendel Center, visiting antique shops down Red Arrow Highway (with lunch of course), trip to see a movie at Vickers Theatre a charming small theatre.

Weekly Happy Hour

A great chance to socialize and meet other Newcomers. We meet at a different restaurant bar area every month starting at 5:30pm Thurs. No need to RSVP. Just drop in and have fun.

Special Events

In Dec. we celebrate at a member’s home with a holiday party. One of the highlights of the year.

At the Fall meeting we elect officers and discuss the upcoming year. At The Spring meeting we honor our members and our club.