Come Join Us: The Graduate Newcomer Club of the Foothills is a social organization open to all graduates of the Newcomer Club of the Foothills and other Oconee County residents having an interest in joining.

NEW MEMBERS: Membership Form (online) (PDF version)

From the President April 30, 2024


May is almost here and hopefully the pollen will go away! The Graduate Newcomer Board met this week and I want to share our plans for the rest of the year. Please plan to attend our exciting events and RSVP to the coordinator. They volunteer their time to provide a variety of events for your enjoyment.

The membership list is on the website (see link above) and password protected. Email for the password. Please keep us informed on any changes to your contact information.

After discussion, it was agreed that the membership yearly fee should be increased from $5 to $10 per person beginning with 2025 dues. Membership fees are for the calendar year, January through December. Membership renewal should be done in December.

Some events that are being considered: a boat scavenger hunt in July, Troubadour Project – A 70's Iconic Rock Revival Show at Walhalla Performing Arts Center in August, Shuffleboard at Keowee Key in October and maybe a Lunch and Learn event. More information will be available as details are confirmed.

The next International Dinner is

  • Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 pm
  • at Keowee Key Lakeside Conference Room.
  • The theme is Mexican.
  • RSVP:

The Annual Picnic is scheduled for June 11, 11:30 am, Chau Ram County Park, rain or shine. We will welcome new members who are graduating from Newcomers. Chicken and sides will be provided. New members pay $5. This is free to current members, but please bring appetizers or dessert to share.
RSVP to:

Special Event – Troubadour Project
A 70's Icononic Rock Revival Show
Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm
Walhalla Performing Arts Center , 101 East North Broad Street, Walhalla, SC 29691
Please purchase your tickets directly from WPAC. Select seats from Orchestra left ($32 + $5 fee), so that we may sit together as a group.
Additionally, please RSVP:

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am at the World of Energy Auditorium. Coffee/Social will be 9:30-10:00 am. Speaker and Lunch after the meeting are to be determined. Please plan to attend and invite your neighbors so we can fill up the Auditorium.

Steve Taylor reported that interest in a trivia night was minimal although a few members have indicated that they were interested. If you are interested, please contact Steve at .

Let the summer fun begin! Hope to see you soon!

Pam Coldren, President

Schedule of Events

Swamp Fox Distillery
International Dinner
2024 New Year Blast
Hand & Foot
Annual Meeting 2023
Dinner for Six
Annual Picnic 2023
Ladies' Lunch Bunch