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Newcomers Club of the Grand Strand

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Newcomers Club - Interest Groups

The Newcomers Club offers a wide range of groups to suit your interest. If you want to join one of the groups listed or want to start a new one, check off areas of interest when submitting your Membership Form or contact our interest Group Coordinators: Marilyn Keyser (843) 503-2794, Andrea Schmehl (610) 507-1072 and Anita Karkocha (614) 832-2167.  Also, you can visit the Interest Group table at the next coffee for more information. 

Book ClubBook Club 

The book club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. We are currently meeting in each other’s homes. M.J. is also in a book club that started in the Newcomers Group in 2000. This book club meets on the south end on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and would love to have new members. If you love to read and discuss what you’ve read, we would love to have you join us. Please contact M.J. Martin at (843) 651-5390 or if you are interested in joining either group or starting another book club.

Bowling Group

Contact Andrea Schmehi (610) 507-1072

Bridge Group 

This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact Julie Brinkley (843) 460-4402

Card Making Group 

Up to 10 ladies in her home. Cost $5 for 3 cards.  Contact Andrea Schmehl at (610) 507-1072.

Golf Group

The group will play 18 holes twice a month during the fall and spring and if weather permitted. If you are interested in joining us, contact Carol Chop at or call (941) 812-3448 or Jackie Miles at or call (336) 462-7365

MahjongMahJongg Groups

North/Central: meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Plantation Lakes Club House in Carolina Forest at 10:30 am.  Contact person: Barbara Drossos at

South Strand: This group meets at Denny’s on Highway 17 Bypass near Surfside beside Firestone Tires every Monday at 10 a.m. Contact Gail Hilt at (843) 215-0627, or Rita Hulme at (843) 650-9072,                 

Movie and Lunch Group

Ladies, come join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month as we get together for lunch and a movie. If interested, please contact Maureen Maki at or (843) 390-5715, or Gerri Levine at (843) 236- 8342 or

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