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Newcomers Club of the Grand Strand

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Newcomers Club - Interest Groups

The Newcomers Club offers a wide range of groups to suit your interest. If you want to join or want to start a new group, check off areas of interest when submitting your Membership Form, or contact our Interest Group Coordinators: Sue Columbus or Donna Erickson.  Visit the Interest Group table at the next coffee for more information. 

Book ClubBook Club 

Book Club: The book club meets on the third Monday of each month. We are currently meeting in each other’s homes. Since we currently have 16 members, we will start a waiting list for new members. If there is interest in starting another book club, please contact M.J. Martin at (843) 651-5390 or

M.J. is also in a book club that started in the Newcomers Group in 2000. This book club meets on the south end on the third Wednesday of each month and would love to have new members. If you love to read and discuss what you’ve read, we would love to have you join us. Please contact M.J. Martin if you are interested in joining either group. 

Months Book Selections:  

Bridge Group 

This group meets the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Suze Cox at (843) 742-5238 or email her at

Golf Group

The group will play 18 holes twice a month during the fall and spring and if weather permitted. If you are interested in joining us, contact Carol Chop at or call (941) 812-3448 or Jackie Miles at or call (336) 462-7365

MahjongMahJongg Groups

North/Central: meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Plantation Lakes Club House in Carolina Forest at 10:30 am.  Contact person: Loraine Girardin at or call (843) 903-7116

South Strand: This group meets at Denny’s on Highway 17 Bypass near Surfside beside Firestone Tires every Monday at 10 a.m. Contact Gail Hilt at (843) 215-0627, or Rita Hulme at (843) 650-9072,                 

Movie and Lunch Group

This group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Grand 14 Theatre at Market Commons with lunch immediately following the movie. Contact Maureen Maki at

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