Anyone new to a community knows it can be difficult to meet new people or discover where to shop, find the right doctor or hair stylist. For 75 years, the Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club has provided those services to neighbors coming into the community, as well as serving the community as a social club for women who are new to the area or who simply enjoy making new friends. “We have 200 members from 40 countries and nearly every continent, making us one of the most vibrant and diverse social groups around. You don’t have to be a resident of Birmingham or Bloomfield to join – many members live in Rochester,Troy, Royal Oak and other nearby towns,” said current club president Victoria Middleton. The club got its start on September 25, 1947 when 67 women met for lunch at The Community House in Birmingham. Today, members socialize over book clubs, mahjongg and other games, international coffees and happy hours. “We play tennis, practice yoga, tour local historic sites, and try new restaurants together,” Middleton said. For more information about events, check out bbnewcomers.com or write to one of the volunteers at BBNC.Ambassador@gmail.com or BBNC.Membership@gmail.com.
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