Women new to Bonita Springs are encouraged to join the Bonita Springs Newcomers Club (BSNC) where you can meet new friends, enjoy fun activities, and become an active member of the community. To maintain and maximize your benefits:
- Pay annual dues of $50.00 ($52.00 with PayPal)
- Attend at least three (3) luncheons per full calendar year of membership
- Participate in activities
- Consider leading an activity or serving on the BSNC Board
You will find BSNC a fantastic women’s organization with something for everyone. Our activities are organized and directed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Members have several opportunities throughout the year to donate to local charities. Our website includes the latest information about our organization and a calendar to track activities.
BSNC hosts a monthly luncheon on the third Thursday of the month. At the first luncheon you attend, you will be given an orientation to our organization.
We are ready, willing, and eager to help you enjoy our wonderful lifestyle in Bonita Springs and our surrounding communities.
History of the Bonita Springs Newcomers Club
The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club was founded as a social club in 1989 by Jean Bittner. She and Bobbi Signs saw a need, publicized the formation of the club in the Naples Daily News and in the Bonita Banner, and the first monthly luncheon was at McCully’s Rooftop Restaurant in Bonita Springs on June 15, 1989. Thirty-four women attended that first luncheon.
Jean Bittner became the Organizing Chair for the group, and Bobbi Signs became the Vice Chair of Membership. The club was open to any woman “interested in getting to know other recently settled area residents and to share in a variety of interesting activities.” The group objective in the first constitution for the club stated, “The objective of the club shall be social, affording newcomers a chance to make friends.”
The group selected their first board in 1989, which included a President, First Vice President (for luncheons and membership), a Second Vice President (for activities and to replace the President in her absence), a Recording Secretary, and a Treasurer. The first By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for the club were approved on December 12, 2002.
Activities continue to evolve and expand based on member interest.
The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club is designed to provide a forum for women who are new to Bonita Springs to meet people, facilitate new friendships, have fun, and become familiarized with our community.
The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for social, charitable, and educational purposes. Membership is limited to women who reside in Bonita Springs.
Bonita Springs Newcomers offers every new female resident the opportunity to make wonderful new friends while becoming an integral part of the greater Bonita Springs community.