If you are interested in getting involved in activities and making new friends, then OCEANSIDE NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS is the group for you!  

We are a non-profit, social group IN OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA FOR 32 YEARS. MEETINGS ARE on the first Tuesday of every month for our Coffee Business Meeting. 

Join us at our next Coffee Business Meeting:

Location:

Veterans' Association of North County (VANC)

1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA

Tuesday, July 02 , 2019

10:00 a.m. Social Hour

We love to have you join      Oceanside Newcomers & Friends!

We love to have you join

Oceanside Newcomers & Friends!

10:00am Social time and light refreshments.

10:30am The Business meeting begins

There is plenty of parking in the lot off Barnes Street.

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Bring a friend to a meeting!

1st Tuesday of each month

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Oceanside Newcomers & Friends founder and past president 1989-1990, Mimi Howland holding the City of Oceanside Proclamation that April 3, 2018 has been designated Oceanside Newcomers & Friends 30th Anniversary Day. The proclamation was signed by Mayor Peter Weiss and was presented to our group by Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery.

Our history

In 1988, local resident Mimi Howland had an idea to start a group of newly arrived residents in Oceanside to unite for social and cultural activities.  After meeting with Pat Elledge, the two women gathered 13 of their friends and neighbors and held the first meeting in April under the guidance of Welcome Wagon.

In March 1996 this group changed their name to Oceanside Newcomers & Friends. We now host members from neighboring cities throughout North County, San Diego including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Vista, Fallbrook and Escondido. Many former members who have left our area have remained members while living in other US states.

There are presently 168 members in Oceanside Newcomers & Friends!

 

 
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Mission statement

Our mission is to provide newcomers to the Oceanside area as well as those who have lived in the area for many years an opportunity to forge new and lasting friendships, while participating in fun social activities including luncheons, games, day trips, sport activities and social gatherings. We also provide assistance to local charitable funds as well as provide our members with assistance when they are in need of help.

Photography by Carol Elsasser

LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVITY NOT LISTED HERE? MAKE A SUGGESTION AND WE'LL TRY TO START A GROUP FOR YOU!

LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVITY NOT LISTED HERE? MAKE A SUGGESTION AND WE'LL TRY TO START A GROUP FOR YOU!

GAMES, GAMES & MORE GAMES: Bridge, Bunco, Canasta, Hand & Foot, Mah Jongg, Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Shanghai & Tripoley

  • Travel Group

  • Monthly Luncheons

  • Team Trivia

  • Breakfast Bunch

  • Street Walkers Group

  • Gourmet Dining Group

  • Facebook Group

  • Golf

  • Charity Events

 

 

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