Activities & their Chairs

 Updated 10/03/2017  
Beach Buddies
The Beach Buddies goals are: to bring people together; to help make connections between new friends.

Newcomers will enjoy: casual get togethers at the beach, dining out for lunch, wonderful concerts and game nights. Most events are inexpensive or free. All are welcome!!

Sharon Bard
Pat Glennon
Linda Childress


 Book Club

The 2nd Saturday each month, we play at Planet Fun in Shallotte, followed by dinner at Starz Grille. Even if it's been years, come join the fun!

Barbara Scully
We will be playing bridge again on the 4th Thurs of the month in different member's home. We will start at 1 PM and play five rounds.

Cheri Lavorgna

Cocktails for 10
Let's party! You bring your own beverage and an appetizer to share with new friends from communities around the county. Meets 3 times per year

 Susan Guarino

Cooking Club
Bon Appetit! Come explore new ingredients, healthy meals, easy party foods, international cuisine, and other ideas we will “cook up.”

Bonnie Imler
Carole Zboray
Dinners for 6
Dinners for 6 is a casual, fun way to meet new residents in the area. Six people gather for dinner at a host home and each pair prepares a part of the meal; the host provides the main dish and the other participants bring the appetizer and the dessert. The dinners are held in January, March and May, the exact day and time to be determine by the participants. At each of these times you are responsible for a different part of the meal, the main dish, the appetizer, or the dessert. You will be a host once and a guest twice. Singles are welcome to participate and invited a guest to join the group. See Link to Document. 


Susan Guarino


This group will focus on the practicalities of gardening in southeastern North Carolina by gaining knowledge and skill through demonstrations, garden shows, day trips to garden centers and experimentation. You will become very savvy about what works in this climate. Some of the topics have been herb gardening, container gardening, orchids and deer resistant plants. Join us to meet these experts, learn the “how to” and participate in a hobby that provides personal enrichment and enhances your physical and mental well-being.
Two documents to help you get started:(Firewise Landscaping in North Carolina (Link to document) Newcomer's packet A guide to plants suitable to Brunswick County area (Link to document))
Let’s get ready to grow! 

Getting Ready for Spring Presentation

Deb Weintraub

Pat Sullivan

Men and women at all skill levels are welcome to our monthly golf outings with good group pricing at various area courses. Casual dinner follows.

2017 Schedule

 Tom Bednarczyk 
 Joe Jaeger 
 Dave Raney

Our club is focused on social interaction and activities centered on the foundation of homebrewing; education about beer, brewing techniques and expanding our brewing horizons; promotion of the hobby and enjoyment of homebrewing.  The homebrew club meets once a month on the first Thursday in Jim Hill’s home breweryFor information on Homebrewing see (Link to document)

Cooking with beer recipes (Link to AllRecipes)
Jim's Fondue Recipe (Link)
When to use beer in cooking (Link)

Jim Hill

Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg is held the 2nd & 4th Friday’s of every month year round.
We meet at 12:00 for lunch followed with games from 1 PM – 4 PM at various restaurants and community clubhouses that allow the public, ranging from Shallotte to Calabash.
An e-mail to the distribution list is sent one week before with a response required two days in advance of the outing.

NEW: Beginner's 
Mah Jongg (Link to flyer)


Cheryl Calvert

Mexican Train
This easy, social game is played by 2-8 players with a double set of dominoes. Mexican Train, also known as Trains, is a game played with dominoes. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station".

SWBNC plays Mexican Train on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.  The plan is to meet for lunch at Noon and to begin play after lunch until 4:00 p.m.  We play at restaurants and clubhouses in the area.  An email is sent out in advance announcing the details.

Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join us for lunch at noon, followed by games. The restaurants are providing the space at no charge, therefore it is strongly suggested that everyone purchase lunch at each venue. 

Susan Wright
Nancy O'Shea
Mary Lou Davis

Music To Our Ears

Join us to enjoy a variety of musical genres in and around Brunswick County.

Cheri Lavorgna


The needlework group is a small group of people who crochet, knit, rug hook, do needlepoint or cross-stitch. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Sally June’s home, in Rourk Woods, Shallotte.
We work on our own individual projects. We share knowledge, expertise and patterns.


Sallyjune Kuka

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

Played as doubles or singles.

Les Weintraub
Retired Old Men Eating Out
The breakfast are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month September - May. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet while getting to better know other men from Newcomers.

 John Malm 
 Rich Gallose

Singles Group

The SWBNC Singles Group is open to all SINGLE male and female club members. The group will meet monthly for a “meet and greet” outing, and will also have other fun activities throughout each month.


   Cheryl Hess
The tennis activity’s main goal is to organize players at all levels of play so that everyone has the opportunity and skill level to play tennis on a regular basis. 

Tennis "get-togethers" are organized for all levels of play from Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced players.

Also Clinics and lessons are available for beginners and as well as those who haven’t played in a while or those who just want to improve their game

Paul Martins

 Wine Enthusiasts

The best wine is the one you drink with friends! This group will focus on wine education, and tasting for fun and pleasure. Along the way you'll make new friends and meet new wines, or it the other way around?  Either way you win!

Sandy McFarland
  Linda O'Laughlin