Brunswick Newcomers Club


New to Brunswick County, North Carolina? Or have you lived here any length of time and just want to meet new friends?  We want to meet YOU! Come join us on the third Wednesday of each month (except in December, June, July or August) at the Murrow Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, located across from the Southport Post Office on Nash Street. (view map).  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Become involved in local events, activities and entertainment. Learn about local history and folklore, and find your way around the area.

Our Mission:  To provide the opportunity to connect with new friends, organize social engagements, learn new things from member volunteer-taught classes and gain information about our area.  We want our members' experience to be full of smiles and laughter, fun experiences, new memories and lasting friendships.


Need to mail something to us?  Send to:  

  Brunswick Newcomers Club....PO Box 10861....Southport,  NC 28461

The next General Membership Meeting Is Wednesday, October 18, 2016, At Murrow Hall in the Trinity United Methodist Church located across from the Southport post office on Nash Street...Doors Open At 9:30am....Have A Wonderful Day and Enjoy Your Summer !!



President’s Message


 Brunswick Newcomers Club President's Message September 2016

Welcome back to BNC!

I hope everyone had a great summer and you are ready for the fall activities to begin. As we all know there is plenty to do here in this paradise we now call home.

We at the BNC are all set to go. The committees have been hard at work getting ready for you. Lots of fun activities are being planned. Whether you are a new or a returning member we look forward to greeting you with warm smiles at our kickoff meeting.

Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21 at our new location.  For future reference please note that our monthly membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 9:30 am for refreshments and activity signups. Some activities involve a small fee (e.g. Lunch Bunch, Wine-tastings , etc.) so you might want to come prepared .  The meeting gets underway at 10 am. We have some nice surprises in store for you!

We will meet at Trinity Church, Murrow Hall. The address is: 209 East Nash Street

Murrow Hall is located directly across from the Southport Post office

Ladies and Gentlemen: I am strongly urging you to consider volunteering as a committee member. Our organization is the huge success it is due to the efforts of our membership. Although you are welcome to join any of the committees that appeal to you I am putting out a special request for help on the SOCIAL, TRAVEL & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES. Help is needed! Please step up to the plate. Volunteering is rewarding and has many perks. Please give this your deepest consideration.

If you have decided to join one of these committees or want more info you can speak to the chair

people on 9/21 or even better contact them prior to the meeting by email:

Social Committee: Maryann LaSerre -

Pat Guziewicz -

Travel Committee: Maryann Wonsala - Joann Klug -

Membership Committee: Jeannie Rodbell -

Please find the BNC Membership Form For 2016-17 located in the "INFORMATION" tab on the Home page of this website.  The form was also attached to the President's Message emailed to you on September 4th.  Please note that in order to participate in BNC sponsored activities you must be a member. You may sign up prior to the meeting by sending your completed form and check to Jeannie Rodbell or if you prefer bring it with you on 9/21.

Any questions or concerns please contact me. The president's door is always open.

Helenea Grace

President, BNC 

Committee News


 Check out the Travel Committee page for details. 

Check the Social Committee page for future events.


Lunch Bunch   

The Lunch Bunch schedule is available for the 2016-17 year.  Check out the Lunch Bunch page for details.


Card Groups

Hand and Foot meets once a month, always on the afternoon of the general meeting. It is open to everyone who knows how to play and for those that are interested in learning.  They play at the St. James Community Center on Route 211. Any questions please contact Cheryl McGuire at 910-253-0482. 



New members and renewals are accepted throughout the year.
Current members will be notified of renewal for the 2016-17 year via email in the near future.  New members should contact Jeannie Rodbell at or 301-908-8348.  Click Here to access the membership form.
Congratulations to the 2016-17 BNC Slate of Officers.
From Left to Right:  Bob Patey - 2nd Vice President, Tommy Younts - 1st Vice President, Helenea Grace - President, Carol Schroeder - Secretary, William Loudermilk - Treasurer.  Photo by Ellen Dambach.


Sept 2016 Meeting


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