East Cooper Newcomers Club is all about inclusion. We demonstrate that goal at regularly scheduled Activities and our Monthly Luncheon. Our Monthly New Member Coffee provides an informal setting for meeting new members and catching up with old friends.
We encourage prospective members to check us out at these 'Monthly Events'. After visiting twice, we hope you’ll want to join us permanently as a new member!
Events such as day trips and local tours are held monthly. We supplement these Monthly Events with Activities geared to the diverse interests of our members. Our goal is to make it easier to get to know one another and to develop new friendships.
* Activity Groups and Clubs are generally open to Newcomer members only.
Groups designated as ‘Ladies Groups’ are for members only.
‘Mixed Groups’ are for members only, but specifically designed to welcome their 'spouse' or 'significant other'.
‘Couples Groups’ are specifically for members and their spouse or partner.
For a complete list of Activities, along with a comprehensive description, click on the Activities tab on the Homepage.
(The list below is just a sampling for potential members to view our Activities line-up.)
Ageless Adventures' - this group is looking for women to enjoy time with, go to events, have dinner, and enjoy the company of other women. We would like to socialize and explore different opportunities in the area.
'All About Charleston' touring group - One of our most popular groups! Members will read the suggested monthly book, with stories taking place in the Charleston area, or written by a Lowcountry author. The Leader will take us on a tour of the location discussed in the book.
'Walk & Talk Tuesday' Walking group - This group meets for a walk once a month at a scenic location in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area. After the walk, we have lunch at a pre-selected restaurant in the nearby area.
'Art and About' (ladies) - This group meets to visit galleries/ museums, visit local artist studios, art fairs and art venues.
'Oh Snap! Photography' Trips - We get together on the first Friday of each month and explore local places of interest for a slow-paced photo walk. It's a great way to learn photography, get outdoors and best of all - make new friends.
'Live Music in the Low country' - This group will visit various music venues in the Mount Pleasant/ Charleston area.
'Palmetto Kayaking' group - This group meets monthly for a 2-hour guided kayak tour. March to November. Days will vary.
We visit various scenic locations throughout the greater Charleston area. Previous tours have included Paradise Island Boat Landing, Shem Creek, and the Wando River.
Triple Canasta (ladies) - We welcome new members! No experience required. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
American Mah Jongg (ladies) - All you need is to be a current Newcomer member, a Mah Jongg card and a smile!
Every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Rummikub- Similar to the card game 'Rummy', but played with tiles. Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
Scrabble Game (ladies) - We welcome all new players. If you are a beginner, that's fine!
This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM.
Bridge 4 Fun! (ladies) -This ladies group plays straight forward bridge.
Day/Time: Wednesdays Time: 1 - 3:15 p.m.
Food & Beverage
'Brunch Time' Ladies group - This small group meets at a local coffee shop or restaurant for conversation, laughs, coffee & breakfast.
'Happy Hour Ladies' Cocktail group - We meet in rotating member’s homes every month for a happy late afternoon of getting to know one another.
'Lunch Out Ladies' - Join this fun group of women as we try out the many restaurants in this fabulous city and the Lowcountry.
Beach and Game Day/ Potluck Lunch (ladies) - We meet at the Beach House twice each month, year- round! We play card games & have a Potluck Lunch. Some ladies go for a walk, or swim in the ocean.
Health & wellness
'Juice group'-Health Topics group - Learn about the health benefits of incorporating highly powerful beneficial nutrients into your everyday life. Detoxing, inflammation and hormone regulation will also be discussed. We will watch food documentaries, have a holistic speaker, or discuss a book.
'Walk & Talk Tuesday' -Walking group - This group meets for a walk once a month at a scenic location in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area. After the walk, we have lunch at a pre-selected restaurant in the nearby area.
Ladies Tennis Club
'The Birdies' Golf Club
'Bunco Bunch' Club
Book Clubs - so many to choose from!
'Friends in Stitches' Club
'Genealogy for All' Club
'Bridge 4 Fun'
Couples Groups & Clubs
Couples Pinochle - exclusively for couples.
Couples Dine Out Clubs - exclusively for couples.
Couples Cocktail Clubs - exclusively for couples.
'Mixed Groups'- These groups are for members only, but specifically designed to welcome a 'spouse' or 'significant other'.
'Live Music in the Low country'
'Palmetto Kayaking group'
'Oh Snap! Photography Group
*If you would like to attend an activity which is not currently offered, consider becoming a Leader and getting others engaged!
The Club runs on volunteer energy - Board Members, Activity Group Leaders, Coordinators and Hostesses are all volunteers. Please join in!
Our Philanthropy Chairperson brings us information on nonprofit organizations where we may serve as volunteers, and helps to link them together. She also identifies local charities in need of financial support and offers members an opportunity to contribute to these organizations both individually and as a group. The Philanthropy Chairperson also reaches out to our own members needing support due to illness or family circumstances through our 'Caring Committee'.