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Newcomers Club of Bend

Membership FAQs

Please read to find out more about our Club. 

When does the membership year begin?

Our membership year is from March 1 through February 28.  New members joining on or after November 1 continue membership through the following year.

What are the current dues?

Membership dues are currently set at $24.00.  Annual renewal is required by March 1 of each year to remain an active member. 

How do I pay my membership dues?

Membership dues are paid online upon completion of your application.  You can pay with a Visa or Mastercard Credit or Debit Card.

Who can join Newcomers Club of Bend?

Anyone who is interested in meeting people and participating in the activities of the club. We are a nonprofit social organization that allows anyone to join, pending the payment of annual membership dues. You do not have to be a resident of Bend, nor do you have to be new to the area.

What do my Membership Dues cover?

Your membership fees allow you to be a full participant in the club. You will receive regular information on upcoming events and activities, and contact information for other members. 

Do I need to pay additional dues for my spouse?

No. One fee covers you and your spouse/partner.

Are there instructions for members on how to use this website?

Yes, members have access to instructions.

I want to help with Newcomers Club of Bend. How can I find out how to get more involved?

We are always looking for new people to help the organization thrive. To become more involved, contact any member of the board or our president at

What is an activity?

Activities are a way for our Members to meet others with common interests. The club offers many varied activities but is always open to adding new ones, based on members’ interests. Anyone in the club can propose a new activity or volunteer to chair an existing one.

Who can attend the events?

Anyone who is a member of Newcomers can attend events.  Spouses or significant others are welcome to attend designated events. Guests can attend two luncheons, a coffee, and/or a happy hour prior to joining the club.

Is there a limit on how long a member can belong to the Club?

No. Unlike some newcomers organizations, Newcomers of Bend places no limits on length of membership. So, new and old members can meet and interact at all events.

Since the Club is a nonprofit organization, does it donate to any charities?

Yes, we donate to many local and national organizations. Some of the charities we have donated to in the past include Salvation Army, Counsel on Aging, Giving Plate, and Bend Spay & Neuter Clinic,  Bethlehem Inn and Shepherd's House for Women. For 2019-2020 our chosen charities are Central Oregon Veterans Ranch and Bend Food Project. 

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