What We Offer

East Cooper Newcomers Club is all about inclusion. We demonstrate that goal at regularly scheduled events: our Monthly Luncheon and our Monthly Coffee, which provide 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!

Attendance at our Monthly Luncheon meetings continues to grow, namely due to inspiring speakers and intriguing content. In the past year, our programs included:

  • Carter Hudgins, CEO of Drayton Hall talked about its history and future.       
  •  Award winning watercolorist Mary Whyte shared her artistic passion to create “more than a likeness”.
  • Lisa Patton, best-selling author of “Rush” described her insight, research, and the story’s relevance today.
  • “Crabbing With Tia” revealed her inspiring story of health and sustainable living.
  • Felicia Saunders, Emmanuel Church shooting survivor and founder of Tywanza Saunders Legacy Foundation, shared her story of love and forgiveness.

Special Events such as day trips and local tours are held throughout the year. 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. For a complete list of activities, click on the Activities tab on the Home page.

* Club activities are for  members  only, unless otherwise specified, such as "Couples Groups".

Participants release the Newcomers Club from all liability related to COVID-19 infection. Participants are expected to observe social distancing, group size, and masking requirements of the County where the event/activity occurs. 
So many of our fabulous Activity Groups are a-buzz with fun! 
There are Activity Groups for nearly every interest, and many new groups have been formed this past year.
For a complete list of activities, click on the Activities tab on the Home page. 
This is a listing of some of our groups:
 Newest Virtual groups
      'Coffee & Friendship'
      'Wine Time'
       Monthly luncheon Speaker
We Love to Play Games!
        Bunko Babes
         Bridge for Fun
         Euchre card game
         Triple Canasta
          Mah Jongg
          Intermediate Bridge
We Love to Move!
         Walking Group
We Love to Go Out!
        Movies Group
         Brunch Group
         Couples Cocktail Groups
         Ladies Cocktail Groups
         Lunch Group
We Are Creative!
        Stitching & Crafts Group
         Photography Group
We Are Adventurous!
         Kayaking Group
          Beach House Group
Thought Provoking Activities!
          Health Topics Club
          Book Clubs; so many to choose from!
          Bible Study
Couples Activities! 
         Couples Cocktail Groups
          Couples Pinochle
          Couples Dine Out
          Couples Kayaking
 If you don't see something that is of interest to you, consider becoming a Leader and getting others engaged!
Contact the Activity Chair for more information on how to start your "New Group"!   
Janis Tezak      activities@ecnewcomers.com  


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 the Caring Committee.

The Club runs on volunteer energy - Board Members and Activity Group Leaders are all volunteers. Please join in!