Saturday, January 11, 2014

NEWCOMERS women's group of Costa Rica

(NOTE this is NOT their "official" site.  I'm just sharing easy to find DETAILED information)


Newcomers is a social group - open to English-speaking (of various levels) women living in Costa Rica full time or part time.  It's made up of newcomers and old-timers (the majority of the ladies have been living in Costa Rica for years).  It's a great place to make new friends and participate in a variety of fun activities with their many Special Interest Groups that take place throughout the month.

It's NOT currently much of a Welcome Wagon type setting (where a newbie is matched up with someone in their area and/or of similar interest), so it's up to YOU to get out of this group whatever YOUR needs are like attending the monthly meetings - or getting involved in the Special Interest Groups.
Looking to Carpool to a meeting, seeking things?  Post it on their private member Facebook page.


WHAT TYPE OF WOMEN ARE MEMBERS:
MY observation of the group is there are many gals in Costa Rica for their husbands job - for 2 or so years (some have kids), many are retired (though not as many as the Women's Club of Costa Rica - LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/03/WomensClubCR.html) & some are professional gals or entrepreneurs. 
The majority seem to live in the Metropolitan Central Valley.


Special INTEREST GROUPS
Most Interest Groups meet once a month
Book Club   •   Conversation and Cocktails Happy Hour (husbands welcome)  •  Cooking groups (including an Experimental Cooking group and a Gourmet Cooking group)   •   Golf   •   Horseback Riding   •  Lunch Club  •  Mah Jongg•MahJong  •  Out to Lunch   •   Spanish (Conversational)  •  Tennis   •   Wine Club - the Educated Grape


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PICTURES:
Check out pictures I've taken at past meetings and events:
tinyurl.com/NewcomersWomensGroupCR
SarongGoddess.com/Groups/NewcomersWomensGroupCR


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MEETINGS:

WHEN:
Traditionally meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month
between September and May-ish

WHERE:
Various locations in the Central Valley
(though Escazu seems to be the most popular meeting place)

MEETING SCHEDULE
9:30am  -  Conversations, coffee & goodies
10-10:30am  -  Meeting
10:30-11:30-ish  -  Presentation

MEETING PRICE
Meetings are usually FREE (depending on the venue)
Non-members are invited to attend ONE meeting for free before having to join.


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MEMBERSHIP DUES - ANNUAL:
(Membership period - September-August)
10,000/$20-ish
(it does not matter when you join - it's still 10,000-c/$20)

HOW TO PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES:
You can join•pay at a meeting
OR
pay your dues to any Board Member
OR
Pay by direct deposit to Scotiabank colones account - make sure to tag the deposit with your name.
Account #: 12002906806
SINPE Account #: 12300120029068066
Account Holder: Silvia Elena Delcore Berrocal  -  Cédula #: 1-0333-0060

When you have made your payment, advise wprinces@att.net of your payment.



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Newcomers also hosts one of the largest HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR•BIZARRE•SHOW's
in Costa Rica
"SHOW & SELL"

Details at:
facebook.com/NewcomersCRShowNSellArtsCraftsBookFair
tinyurl.com/NewcomersShowNSell
(pictures from Past Show & Sell's:
tinyurl.com/NewcomersShowSellArtsCraftsPic
SarongGoddess.com/Other/NewcomersShowAndSellArtsCrafts


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CONTACT:
For more information on Newcomers CR or to receive a copy of the newsletter, contact:
NewcomersClub.CostaRica@gmail.com  •  facebook.com/Newcomers.CR.Generalinfo  •  2-288-5087

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