About Newcomers

Welcome Friends

Newcomers & Friends of Laredo Welcomes You to Laredo.

Newcomers & Friends of Laredo is a social group that is ready to make you feel welcome and help you get acquainted to our unique city.

The mission of our club is to provide opportunities to attend unique events and to foster friendships.  We organize events and service projects for new arrivals as well as established residents.  You will find Newcomers is mix of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, singles and couples, stay at home moms, working families, business owners, and future friends.

We hope that you will join us for one of our many events.  There are weekly coffee groups, play dates, Bridge, Bunco, adventure activities, tennis club, book club, service projects, adult socials, monthly luncheons and much more.

Our History

Newcomers and Friends of Laredo was formed in 1983 by Jody Townsend, the wife of Laredo’s first City Manager. Finding it hard to meet new friends, she went about starting a New Resident’s Club. She soon found that Laredo had many newcomers that were ready and willing to join. When people who were either born in Laredo or who had lived here for years expressed an interest in joining, the club’s name was changed to Newcomers and Friends of Laredo, Inc. The club has grown steadily since that time and many lifelong friendships have been formed.

Our Motto

Building Community and Fostering Friendships for 30 years and Counting.



To join Laredo Newcomers Club, please click the JOIN US NOW link below to fill our our Member Registration Form. After registering,  you will have full access to all Newcomers activities and events. We look forward to meeting you!


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We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. If you have any questions, just fill out the form below and someone with Newcomers will contact you as soon as possible.