Glen Ellyn Newcomers and Neighbors Club

About Us

Community is the heartbeat of Glen Ellyn, making it an extraordinary place to call home. For generations, the Glen Ellyn Newcomers & Neighbors Club (GENNC) has played a pivotal role in fostering connections for members and their families. If you're eager to meet new people and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of your community, we invite you to join us!

Join Us

Newcomers is not only for those fresh to town; it's for anyone keen on building connections in our community. Dive into a stream of fun plans and date nights designed to create lasting memories! Nearly 30 volunteer leaders are busy planning a variety of activities to suit varied interests in every stage of life. A few highlights:

  • Kick Off Party
  • Family Fall Fest
  • Rookie Party and Regular New Member Socials
  • Breakfast with Santa at Reserve 22
  • Weekly Cardio Tennis Lessons
  • Couples Night Out Events Throughout the Year
  • Golf League May-September
  • Bookworms Monthly Book Club Meetings
  • Regular Parents & Tots outings like a Firehouse Tour or a Pumpkin Painting Party
  • Group Fitness Classes in a Park
  • Guys Night Out at the Autobahn Racetrack
  • Holiday Cookie Exchange
  • Women in Business Small Business Showcase
  • Celebration of Tables fundraiser benefiting the Glen House Food Pantry
  • Spring Social
  • Float Decorating and Walking in the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Parade
Everyone is welcome to attend a Newcomers event without becoming a member just to check us out (except for Breakfast with Santa, due to popularity).

Support Our Celebration of Tables Fundraiser

Members are also offered unique opportunities to give back to the community, such as involvement with the annual Celebration of Tables fundraiser benefiting the Glen House Food Pantry, formerly the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Similar to a housewalk but with tables, the event will feature a variety of tablescapes designed by local stylists to inspire hundreds of attendees looking for creative ways to entertain. In the past, attendees have enjoyed demonstrations, live music, raffles, light bites, wine and bubbly.

Learn More About Celebration of Tables

Celebration of Tables Instagram

To become a Newcomers member, click here.

If you have questions about joining, please reach out to For any other questions, please reach out to You can also check us out on our Instagram.

Interested in getting more involved in the community and meeting new people? Whatever your availability or interest level, we know you can find something here.

In addition to in person events, members have access to our private Facebook page where we exchange recommendations for everything from babysitters to roofers and share relevant community information with the club membership.

"The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club is a social organization for the purpose of welcoming people who have just moved to Glen Ellyn or the immediate vicinity, giving them an opportunity to get to know the area, make new friends and become part of our social and community life." – Kathleen Culp, Founder of Newcomers, 1952