Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the ages of your members?
A: Members in their 50s, 60s, and 70s (years old) are well represented in our club.
Q: What if I can't attend monthly meetings?
A: While you'll be missing (1) a chance to mingle with a good number of our members and (2) the monthly presentation, you can miss monthly meetings and still be quite active in the club.
Q: Is Newcomers primarily a women's club?
A: No. Spouses and partners routinely participate in many of our special interest activities; we even have a Men's Poker Group.
Q: How many members do you typically have?
A: First, a membership is defined as all adult members (18 years old and older) of a single household. Since most of our households consist of singles and couples, we estimate there are 300+ people in our club.
Q: Do I need to live in Cary to join?
A: No. Our club is open to households in Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Fuquay-Varina.
Q: Where do other members live if not in Cary?
A: Mostly in Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina with several at the Cary-Durham boundary.
Q: Do I need a separate membership for each family member?
A: No. One membership is defined as all adult members (18 years old and older) of a single household.
Q: What type of charities or service projects do you support or get involved with?
A: Our club designates a different local charity annually. This year, all our fundraising activity goes to support Read and Feed, a Cary-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to "strengthen literacy skills among under-served elementary school children and provide meals in a nurturing neighborhood environment."
Q: Are your activities during the day or during the evening or both?
A: Most of our activities occur during the day; however, we have several activities that occur during the evening and even a few on the weekend.
Q: I have lived here for years. Is it too late for me to join?
A: It is never "too late" to join our club. Life has a way of throwing us challenges that trigger the need for new friends. Retirement, the loss of a spouse, or changes in a caretaker role, as examples, necessitate new associations and friends.
Q: If I join now, will there ever be a time that I will no longer be considered a "newcomer" and have to leave?
A: So long as you pay your annual dues, you can participate in all that our club offers for as long as you want.
Q: How long does it take for someone to respond to email that I submit to the club's website?
A: It can be as fast as minutes or may take days, depending on the availability of our webmaster or another person in the organization that is better suited to answer your question. Please remember, we are an all-volunteer organization.