Welcome to Lake Bluff & Lake Forest!

President's Welcome

Dear New Resident,
Welcome! We’re happy you’re here. By now you may have unpacked most of your boxes, discovered a favorite local restaurant, and started learning your way around town. Now it’s time to start making this your home. It’s time to join Newcomers'!

We host a New & Prospective Member Coffee the first Thursday of each month...
It's a great opportunity to meet some new members and hear a little more about the Club, either if you have just joined, or are considering joining.
Click HERE to contact our Membership team or to RSVP and get details regarding a Coffee.

The Newcomers’ Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest is a social organization designed to help new residents of our two communities get to know one another. The Club has been around for more than 60 years and currently has over 200 member families. We host a wide variety of fun, members-only events for individuals, couples and families. Check out some of our activities below, or come to a prospective member coffee to meet a few members and learn more about what Newcomers' has to offer. 
We all know what it’s like moving to a new community. Newcomers' is here to help make the transition an easy one. We hope you’ll join us to make some new friends and have a lot of fun! We look forward to meeting you.
Alyson Dueringer
Newcomers’ President 2016-17


  • For new residents of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest
  • Must join within 18 months of moving
  • Members can belong to the Club for 5 years
  • Newcomers’ Club Year runs July 1 to June 30
  • Newcomers’ is an all-volunteer organization
  • Annual dues are $60
  • Discounts apply to partial-year memberships for new members joining January - March
  • Prospective Members are invited to attend an informational coffee and one activity prior to joining. Contact us for More Info
  • If you do not qualify for Newcomers, consider joining our sister organization, Encore.


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Newcomers' Activities

  • Monthly Luncheons at Local Establishments
  • Evening Socials for Couples
  • Moms & Tots Play Dates
  • Monthly Ladies Nite Out
  • International Group
  • Empty Nester Outings
  • Wine Tastings
  • Yoga
  • Tennis & Golf Leagues
  • Gourmet Group Dinners
  • Book Discussion Group
  • Walking, Hiking, Biking & Skiing
  • Mens' Group
  • And More



Activity Details
Former Members may RSVP for this year's Holiday Party