Boulder Newcomers Club (BNC) comprises men, women, singles, couples, working professionals, retirees and empty nesters living in the Boulder area. Current membership includes individuals from Colorado, those from across the US, as well as from far places like Japan and England. About 200 of its transplants live in Boulder and in the nearby Front Range towns including Superior, Niwot, Nederland, Lyons, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Erie and Broomfield.
Established in 1950 by a group of women, Boulder Newcomers Club aims to help new community members build friendships, have fun and learn about the place. Since then, the organization has continued its successful operation. BNC has helped about 7,500 to 10,000 people find their places in the community. Whether an individual has moved across the state or country, BNC can make the transition easier. Some have spent their talents and time for non-profit organizations, while others have contributed to the economy via paid positions. Its members, whether at work, play or volunteer activities, are proud to be members of the community, which is the best possible place for living, working and playing. It also takes pride in fostering friendships and social activities that still continue among members even their membership at the club ends.
Members gain new friends when they take part in various activities, special events and luncheons. Activities, which are held either in daytime, evening, weekly or weekends, are offered for men, women, families, singles and couples. Luncheons are held twice a month in local restaurants. Special events held in various places of interests are scheduled all through the year.
One of the favorite community activities of the club’s members are BolderBoulder, the second biggest running race in the country and sixth biggest in the world, which is held every Memorial Day. This event draws over 150,000 runners, walkers, wheelchair races, professional racing teams and spectators. Members also frequent the Boulder Laboratories, which is home to NTIA, NIST and NOAA, with the latter offering public tours at the new David Skaggs Research Center with focus on weather and climate related phenomena.
Those who have worked or lived in Boulder Country for below three years are qualified to join the organization, as well as those who have had a life-changing event, such as a change in family status or employment. Involvement is limited to five years, and potential members may take part in two luncheons or activities prior to joining. Memberships are now $25 for each family and are prorated for those who joined the club during the middle of the year.