President's Welcome

Ellen Bachman, WNC President

Westside Newcomers Club was founded in 1992 by four women who were new to the Las Vegas valley and found it difficult to acclimate to their new communities without the support of the friends left behind upon relocating. 

 

WNC incorporated in 2001 and was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(7) social organization. The club name was originally chosen because it began on the "west side" but now welcomes women from all over the Las Vegas valley, including Henderson and North Las Vegas residents. Our mission is to provide a social environment for all women in the Las Vegas area to meet people, establish new friendships and become instantly involved in activities of their choice.

Throughout the years, WNC has kept pace with the times by going “green” by using appropriate software programs for membership, providing electronic delivery of the monthly newsletter, acquiring insurance, upgrading bylaws and continually adding new and diverse activity groups to support our membership's interests.

Today WNC has more than 30 activities, ranging from bridge to hiking, crafting, a book club, touring points of interest, attending entertainment venues within the city, and enjoying the numerous and famous restaurants of Las Vegas.  WNC consists of a diverse group of women from all geographic areas, careers, interests, talents, and ethnic backgrounds. When you participate in our many activities, you find yourself sharing conversations with others who have common interests and begin to establish the friendships that are the foundation of WNC.

 

On the second Wednesday of each month, we have a General Meeting and Luncheon.  The luncheons are held at various locations throughout the valley including country clubs, casino banquet rooms, and restaurants that are large enough to accommodate us.  The programs consist of speakers including health care professionals, authors, local government officials, local business leaders, or entertainers that always offer an enjoyable program.

We encourage you to attend our New Member Coffee, held on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:15 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road, Las Vegas, NV  89134.  At that meeting, we will provide additional information and you will have a chance to visit with all our members that chair the various activities.

As a member, your monthly dues cover a monthly emailed newsletter,  a name badge, and a directory of members.  The newsletter is an invaluable tool which includes the details of all the monthly activities, contact information, monthly activity calendar, and other details that will assist in planning your monthly participation.

A membership application is available on this web site (just click the “JOIN” tab) to download, fill out and mail to the address on the form or you can join and pay your dues online. Please follow the prompts under the "JOIN" tab.  You are also welcome to join at the New Member Coffee.  Our Vice President of Membership will be there to assist you along with our Activity Chairs and Board of Directors who will be happy to answer your questions. Please join us so we can meet and share our fun times with you.

Ellen Bachman

2019-2020 President

WNC Executive Committee 2019-2020

Executive Committee from left to right

Maureen Peacock - VP Luncheons

 

Ellen Bachman - President

 

Sylvie Courtemarsh - VP Membership

 

Georgia Purpura - Secretary

Marice Bronstein - VP Programs

Nicole Kallush - Treasurer

History & Archives

Westside Newcomers Club was founded in 1992 by four women who -- like you -- were new to the Las Vegas valley and found it difficult to acclimate to their new communities without the support of the friends left behind upon relocating. Starting with just 24 members, the Club grew to more than 1000 by its 10th anniversary in 2002. WNC incorporated in 2001 and was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(7) social organization. The club name was chosen because it began on the "west side" but now welcomes women from all over the Las Vegas valley, including Henderson and North Las Vegas residents.

 

Throughout the years, WNC has kept pace with the times by upgrading bylaws, creating a computerized membership database, digitalizing records, providing electronic delivery of the monthly newsletter, acquiring insurance, and continually adding new and diverse activity groups to support our membership's interests. 

 

As WNC approached its 25th anniversary in 2017, we pledged to continue to add to our rich history of providing friendship, encouragement and a wide variety of activities to women throughout the Las Vegas valley. Let us be one of the first to welcome you to your new home and your new life! 

 

WNC Milestones - View at this LINK

 

WNC Past Presidents - View at this LINK

  

Pam Graven
Co-Founder & First President (1992-93)

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