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
  • Felicia Saunders, Emmanuel Church shooting survivor and founder of Tywanza Saunders Legacy Foundation, shared her story of love and forgiveness
  • “Crabbing With Tia” revealed her inspiring story of health and sustainable living

 

We supplement these monthly events with activities geared to the diverse interests of our members. Special Events such as day trips and local tours are held throughout the year. Our goal is to make it easier to get to know one another and to develop new friendships. For a complete list of activities, check out the Activities tab on the Home page. These activities fall into the following categories:

 

  • We Love to Play Games!
  • We Love to Move!
  • We Love to Go Out!
  • We Are Creative!
  • We Are Adventurous!
  • Thought Provoking Activities
  • Couples Activities

 

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 Leaders are all volunteers. Please join in!