About Us

Our Members

Nearly 200 members of the Newcomers Club of Honolulu have been providing a welcoming atmosphere of friendliness and support to new members for over 50 years.

If you are new to Oahu, you will be glad to know that many of our Club members are relatively new residents themselves (moving here from many parts of the U.S. and other countries), and they are eager to share what they have learned to make your move a positive experience.

We also have members who have lived on Oahu for years (some were born here), and their in-depth knowledge of the island is helpful as well. So if you've been here for some time yourself and have just now learned about Newcomers or you haven't had the time to participate in the past, you are welcome, too.

Even though our name is the Newcomers Club of Honolulu, some of our members reside in surrounding communities such as Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Kaneohe, Kailua and even the North Shore. We also have "snowbird" members who are here only part of the year. Membership is open to men and women.

See our Membership page to join. Still not sure? You may attend two of our events before joining. Most prospective members choose the Aloha Coffee first because it is easy (there is no need to RSVP). We hope to see you there soon!

Our Board

As a Newcomers Club of Honolulu member, your calendar will be filled with options for events and activities from which to choose, made possible by the members who serve on the Newcomers Club of Honolulu Board. There are always openings for those who want to get involved and contribute, and there's no better way to get to know other members and to have a voice in the Club's direction.

NCH Board, May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Position Name
President Gay Gale
1st VP Activities Joan Randish
2nd VP Luncheons Francia Hamnett, Roberta Mayor, and Sharon Porter
3rd VP Membership / Hospitality Jean McIntosh
Treasurer Shelly Harris
Secretary Linda Wills
Advisor / Parliamentarian Valorie Carpenter
Aloha Coffees Susan Cook, Linda Nikcevich, and Jillian Poon
Luncheon Programs / Speakers Francia Hamnett, Roberta Mayor, and Sharon Porter
Newsletter Kent Savage
Nominating Committee Roberta Mayor
Pa'ina Gatherings Leilani Isa and Lori Silva
Publicity Judith Clark
Roster / Member Data Valorie Carpenter
Tours Arlene Davidson, Gay Gale, and Francia Hamnett
Web Master Rich Carpenter
Hospitality Committee (non-voting) Mary Hogan, Annette Saltzman, and Janet Tauscher
* Please consider volunteering for any vacancy

Job Description Summary

The Newcomers Club of Honolulu thrives with the volunteer assistance of members who are willing to serve as board officers and committee chairs. We welcome your active participation. Please tell us where you might be willing to serve.
To view the position descriptions, please click here.


In May 2018, State Representative Gene Ward presented the Newcomers Club of Honolulu a "50 Years of Service" commendation.