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Welcome to Lake Bluff & Lake Forest
The Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Newcomers' Club was founded  in the late 1950's to promote friendship among new residents as well as to help them become active members of our community.     

Getting settled in a new community can be a daunting task, and we hope that the Newcomers' Club can be of some help to you in making you feel right at home and part of the community.

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President's Welcome
Welcome New Resident!

We are the Newcomers Club of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, a social organization for new residents of our two communities. The Club has been around for more than 60 years, helping families get settled in our communities through friendship and engagement. We welcome you to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff!

Any new resident of Lake Bluff or Lake Forest is welcome to join the club. Members must join within 18 months of moving and can belong to the club for up to five years. We have over 150 families and hope you’ll join us. The Club has numerous activities for members and their families, including monthly luncheons, evening socials for couples, children’s playgroups, tennis, golf, yoga, Pilates, walking and biking groups, cooking classes, wine tastings, and an evening gourmet group to name a few. New to the Chicago area? We organize trips to the city for tours and to catch the latest Broadway show. We also have groups for our international members, and our empty nesters. We are a volunteer organization, meaning that our members are responsible for organizing all of our fabulous activities. Any member, new or established, is welcome to start a new activity anytime. Our offerings continue to grow with our members!

I invite you to learn more about the Club. We have monthly Prospective Member Coffees in our members’ homes where you can meet a few members and learn about Newcomers. Information about the next Coffee can be found on the website. If you are ready to join, you can fill out an online application or print your application and mail it to us. Any inquiries can be sent to us at “The Newcomers Club of LB/LF, PO Box 253, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Or, please feel free to contact me by clicking on “Contact the President” on the Contact Us page of our website. I look forward to hearing from you.

We all know what it’s like moving to a new community. We’re here to help you get settled, make new friends, and have some fun! We hope that your life in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest is filled with many happy memories. We look forward to helping you build those memories! 


Allyson Perry
President, 2013-2014

2013 - 2014 Executive Board

President - Allyson Perry
VP Membership - Betsy Skarecky
VP Activities - Jorie Alutto
VP Communications - Amy Taylor
VP Luncheons - Jennifer Hardy
VP Evening Socials - Diane Thatcher
Secretary - Ann Papesch
Treasurer - Ann Rieder
Co-Chair Membership - Lynn Keller
Co-Chair Activities - Tina Raft
Directory - Julie Kinrade
Co-Chair Luncheons - Alyson Dueringer
Co-Chair Evening Socials - Carol Shearstone
Past President - Liz Brandel
Encore Liaison - Melinda Gunton
The Newcomers' Club 
of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest