Who We Are
Founded in 1955, the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is a vibrant social club with approximately 800 members. Whether you are new to the area or simply looking to expand your social circle, our club offers a welcoming community where you can make new friends and explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer.
With over 50 events and activities each month, there's something for everyone! Some of our popular activities include:
No matter your interests, you will find like-minded individuals ready to join you in making the most of our beautiful community.
Please visit Our Activities page to learn more about the variety of activities that are currently active.
You are eligible to join Newcomers within 18 months of moving to the area (Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta) and you plan on living in the Santa Barbara area for at least 6 months of the year.
Initial membership is for two years. Many of our members opt to join for a third year, which requires active involvement in one or more of our activity committees.
Our club is run solely by member volunteers and is not-for-profit. Our communication and payments are via our website, so some basic computer skills and a valid email account are necessary to become a member.
Upon joining, there is a non-refundable one-time membership fee of $150 per person, which covers two years of membership. Many of our activities are free but some do require a fee, when registering, to cover expenses of the event for those attending.
How to Join
It's simple! Click the Join Us link to the right. Join Us!
Santa Barbara Newcomers