by ctruitt on 30/06/12 at 5:23 pm
“The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club is a social organization for the purpose of welcoming people who have just moved to Glen Ellyn or the immediate vicinity, giving them an opportunity to get to know the area, make new friends, and become part of our social and community life” – Kathleen Culp, Founder of Newcomers in 1952
Glen Ellyn Newcomers is a women’s social club that serves over 420 women and their families in Glen Ellyn and the surrounding communities. We enjoy a variety of monthly activities to suit varied interests and every stage of life – see our Activities list below for some highlights! Our spectacular annual family events, Fall Family Fest and Breakfast with Santa, are not-to-be-missed. And everyone loves a chance to walk in the annual Glen Ellyn Independence Day parade. The highlight of our year is the End of Year dinner in June, where we introduce our new Board and announce the Kathleen Culp Award winner – the most warm and welcoming member of the year!
Each year in March, we host a community-wide event, A Celebration of Tables, to celebrate hospitality and the joy of entertaining. This event is also focused on “giving back”, with proceeds being donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
We offer Welcoming Socials on the first Wednesday of every month to help you get to know our club. If you are interested in attending, please contact our Welcoming Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call our information line at (630)225-5094 for a complimentary invitation.
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A Celebration of Tables, an annual community and charity event hosted by Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, celebrates the club’s 60+ year history of hospitality. This unique event showcases 20 themed tablescapes, styled by Newcomers members, to celebrate hospitality and the joy of entertaining. Save the Date! Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 9 am – noon [...]Full Story
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we wanted to share with you some of the things we are most thankful for about Glen Ellyn and our Newcomers Club, from the members who volunteer their time to be on our board of directors. We hope you will take time to share your gratitude and thankfulness [...]Full Story
On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, nearly 100 Club Members gathered at Waterleaf Restaurant for our Year End Celebration. After sparkling cocktails and a delicious dinner, we enjoyed a year-in-review slideshow and a program to recognize all those who contributed to a great year. We were pleased to present our most prestigious award, the Kathleen Culp [...]Full Story
The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) held its Rookie Party on Saturday, January 26th, at Shannon’s Pub. The annual event is held to welcome all first year members to the 61 year-old club. Fifty new members, their spouses, and board members came out to the downtown Glen Ellyn pub to enjoy delicious food, mingle with [...]Full Story
On Saturday, December 15th, Santa came to visit the good boys and girls of Glen Ellyn. The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) held its annual Breakfast with Santa at St. Mark’s, and more than 130 families came to enjoy breakfast, a hot chocolate bar, and to meet the big guy. Meatheads, new to the Glen Ellyn area, [...]Full Story
Over 100 families enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Lake Ellyn at the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club (GENC) Fall Fall Family Fest on Saturday, September 15th. In addition to yummy treats like cotton candy and make-your-own taffy apples, families also snacked on sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s and hot dogs from local hot dog cart HeavenLee Hot Dogs. Fun was [...]Full Story
Daily Herald: Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club Announces Kathleen Culp Award Recipient and New Executive Board at Annual Dinner
Kathleen Culp Award recipient Ruthie Wood (left) and President Diana Laufenberg. Photo by Kelly Allison. Article by Jennifer Gillette. The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, a social organization founded in 1952 for the purpose of welcoming new residents of Glen Ellyn and the immediate vicinity, has named Ruth Wood as recipient of the 2012 Kathleen [...]Full Story
By Christie Willhite March 1, 2012 When a family moves, Mom and Dad usually worry about the kids and how they’ll handle changing schools, whether they’ll find activities and friends in their new life. But a move is just as disruptive to an adult’s social life, and building new connections among grown-ups is more difficult [...]Full Story
Trib Local Article By Michelle Manchir, TribLocal reporter, Monday, 2/20/2012, at 4:48 p.m. When Diana Laufenberg (2nd from right) moved back to her hometown of Glen Ellyn with a new husband and a baby on the way, she wanted to meet other women on the cusp of motherhood. She joined the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, [...]Full Story
This spring, will be the 60th year of the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club welcoming women and their families to our community! We are embarking on a new tradition to celebrate our fantastic history. We are inviting our members and the entire community to our celebratory event, the “Celebration of Tables.” At this unique event, Glen [...]Full Story
Spirited discussions of a variety of books in a relaxed atmosphere
Laughs and conversation over an easy to learn, easy to play dice game
Philanthropic opportunities to make a difference in our community
Learn new skills and dishes; share favorite recipes with new friends
Drinks, food, socializing around town
Weekday social events without children
Learn a new skill or craft each month – photography to jewelry-making
Bring a partner and try your hand at this historic game that’s sweeping the nation
Ladies’ Night Out
Night to unwind
November-February at Health Track
Men’s Catch the Game
Guys gather at a local bar to catch the game!
Moms and Tots on the Road
Kid-friendly outings and parties around town
Moms and Tots Playgroups
Matches your preschool child/ren with other kids the same age. Make your new BFFs.
Bi-monthly, non-competitive Drills led by a local pro. Fun for all skills levels