We come from all over the country…and the world. 

We’re single and married, working and retired, and from every background you can imagine.

We’re active and social, and united in our love for Santa Barbara.

How Can I Get More Information?

To learn more about the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club, consider attending our monthly Orientation Meeting for Prospective New Members. 

Orientation/Information Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (If the third Monday falls on a holiday, we meet the fourth Monday). We start with a meet-and-greet at 6:30 P.M., and the orientation meeting starts at 7:00 P.M.  We meet at The Hotel Californian, 36 State Street, Santa Barbara. (Once inside the lobby, look for the red Newcomers sign).

You will have the opportunity to meet current and prospective members and get answers to all your questions from our Welcoming Committee. 

Click here for the most current Orientation Meeting details. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Qualifications to Being a Member

  • You live in Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta and the parts of SB County within the immediate area. 
  • You have moved to the Santa Barbara area within the last 18 months. 
  • You plan to live in the Santa Barbara area for at least six months of the year.

If you meet these qualifications, please continue with the application below. There is a one-time, non-refundable, membership fee of $135 per person ($270 for a couple).  Each member must complete his or her own application for membership.

Who's Eligible

You are eligible to join Newcomers within 18 months of moving to the area (Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta). Initial membership is for two years. Upon joining, there is a one-time, non-refundable, membership fee of $135 per person. Many of our members opt to join for a third year, which requires active involvement in one of our 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 (e.g., bought a book on Amazon) and a valid email account are necessary to become a member.

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