President's Welcome

Ellen Ward, WNC President

Westside Newcomers Club was founded in 1992 by four women who were new to the Las Vegas area 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 in accordance to the CDC guidelines.  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.

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. We look forward to meeting and sharing fun times with you.

Ellen Ward

2021-2022 President

WNC Executive Committee 2021-2022

Ellen Ward
President
Sara Biggio
VP of Programs
Michele DiPalo-Williams
VP of Membership
Karen Livingston
Secretary
Nicole Kallush
VP of Luncheons
Rowena Hale
Treasurer

History & Archives

Westside Newcomers Club was founded in 1992 by four women who -- like you -- were new to the Las Vegas area 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 area, 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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