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Madison Newcomers & New Friends is a women's social group that has been active in the Madison area since the early 1970's. Whether you are new to the area or have been here for years, Madison Newcomers & New Friends is a great place to meet other women in the community and form friendships that can last a lifetime! Newcomers is also a great organization for women who have recently gone though any major life changes, besides just moving into the area. We welcome all women looking for a fun social group.

Please note that this is a women-only group.

How is Newcomers different from other groups on

We are a long standing organization for over 40 years in the Madison area. We are not a traditional group. We simply use Meetup as a tool to recruit new members, easy communication and a posting of our events. We charge yearly dues of $12 - just a dollar a month for a year of fun events!

Why do we charge dues?

For the equivalent of just $1 a month, your member dues help to cover the cost of running the Meetup site. We also cover all or part of the cost of some events throughout the year like our book club's annual book giveaway and seasonal group picnics and welcoming events. Finally, part of our income goes back into the community though different volunteer events held throughout the year.

Can I try out the club before paying dues?

We allow interested women to join as a Guest for free for one month so that they can try out one or two events and meet some of the members before deciding if this is a group they want to belong to.

What types of events do we have?

We offer a wide variety of events, including Game Night, Team Trivia, Book Club, Dining Group, Movie Nights/Afternoons, Coffee get-togethers and a variety of volunteer opportunities. We are always looking for new ideas of fun events to do.

We're 34 Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    Book Club--Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

    6 Members attending
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM

    Dinner and Conversation!

    3 Members attending
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:00 PM

    Game Night - In the box

    7 Members attending
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:45 PM


    10 Members attending
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:00 PM

    Book Club--Circling The Sun by Paula McLain

    5 Members attending
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:15 PM


    7 Members attending
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    2 Members attending
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 PM


    8 Members attending
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    2 Members attending
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending

Your organizer's refund policy for Madison Newcomers and New Friends

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Apr 11, 2009


Newcomers Facilitator, Jackie A., Jen Eggleston

This Meetup is community funded


Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs

30 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Our Sponsors


    $45/year non-members, $30/year for members.

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