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 50 Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    Join us for dinner & conversation!

    8 Members attending
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 7:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    4 Members attending
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 6:45 PM

    Team Trivia -- May

    4 Members attending
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club--The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

    5 Members attending
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    Virtual Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    Miniature Golf

    4 Members attending
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club--Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer

    3 Members attending
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    2 Members attending
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:00 PM

    Board Game Night

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    2 Members attending
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    Virtual Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    2 Members attending
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club--Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson--UW Go Big Read book

    1 Members attending
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:00 PM

    Virtual Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Monday, October 26, 2015 6:30 PM

    Go Big Read Event

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club

    1 Members attending
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Virtual Board Meeting

    1 Members attending
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 7:00 PM

    Book Club--note change of date due to the holidays

    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, Lynn G

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.

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

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