About Us

You don't have to be new to the Cape to be a Nauset Newcomer! 

We were founded in 1977 to provide new residents with opportunities to meet people through social events, educational programs and activities.  Today, our 1,300+ members include newcomers, lifelong residents, couples and singles, recently retired, divorced or widowed -- anyone looking to join activities and make new friends!  Our year runs September through May, and members are primarily from Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet, but include residents from all towns on the Cape.  Everyone is welcome to become a member!

Nauset Newcomers:

  • Holds monthly programs and facilitates a wide variety of activities and social events

  • Offers members information about Cape Cod, its history, activities, services and recreational areas

  • Provides residents with opportunities to meet new people and have fun

  • Supports our community through volunteerism, education and financial contributions


We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(7) organization.  Members approve a slate of new Officers each year at the May meeting, with the prior year's Vice President assuming the role of President.  A new Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are also approved.  Short business meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September to May.  Members Meetings are held at the Wellfleet Cinema, 8:30-11:00am.  A transitional meeting takes place in June to ensure smooth operation of the organization.

In addition to Officers, there are many Committees that do the planning and 'behind the scenes' work of the organization -- from fundraising to publicity, planning events and providing technical support.  Volunteers are solicited each spring, and members are encouraged to participate in these Committees.  

View our Bylaws

2019-2020 Officers

  • Carolyn MacPherson: President
  • Ben McCann: Vice President
  • Laura McLellan: Treasurer
  • Maureen Pesanelli: Secretary

Attend a Monthly Meeting!

We meet from September through May, on the second Wednesday of each month* at 8:30 - 11:00 am the Wellfleet Cinema.  Our meetings are open to the public, so join us to experience Nauset Newcomers for  yourself.  You'll enjoy a social hour, meet some great people and hear an informative or entertaining presentation.  We hope you'll join us!

* October Meeting is on Tuesday, October 8th this year, due to the start of Yom Kippur on Wednesday.

2019-2020 Committees: Chairs

  • Community Service and Raffle Committee:  Marie Collins and Nancy Bradford
  • Dine Out: Peter Skrobela and Sue Meisinger 
  • Group Activities Committee: Elaine Klevens
  • Hospitality Committee: Sue Pieciak and Kris Nasinnyk
  • Membership Committee:  Tim Welles
  • Program Committee:  Jack Meagher
  • Publicity Committee: Lydia Hopkins
  • Singles: Virginia Olcerst
  • Social Events Committee:  Pat McDonald and Donna Goselin
  • Technology Committee: Linda Bodin
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