Moving to a new city can be exciting and exhilarating but also a bit overwhelming. Making friends in a new location can be difficult for even the most outgoing person. New Neighbors League Club offers women the opportunity to cultivate new relationships while engaging in fun-filled activities and exploring their new city. We cordially invite women in the Nashville area to join our Club of fun and friendship.
The purpose of the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) is to bring together the newest residents of the city so they may meet and become friends while adjusting to new surroundings. The Club is a not-for-profit social organization with a variety of interest groups and special activities, including monthly luncheons and speakers.
History of the Club
NNLC is the official social club of New Neighbors League, Inc. (NNLI), which was founded in Dayton, Ohio in 1939 by Theodore R. Briggs. Out of a business greeting new residents grew a recognized need for a social organization that allowed newcomers to meet others who were also new to the area.
Theodore’s wife, Bunny, lived in many cities throughout the United States and knew the loneliness associated with moving into unfamiliar areas. With the aid of the Ohio Federated Woman’s Club, she drafted the Constitution and By-Laws for NNLC. The first Chapter was chartered in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1943. As the greeting service operations were established across the country, new club chapters were founded. The Nashville chapter was founded in 1951 by Mary Fitts, and has over 200 members from all over the United States and several foreign countries.
Dayton was home for New Neighbors League until 1986 when corporate and club headquarters were moved to Atlanta, Georgia and Cheryl Fischer-Beaudreault (an Atlanta New Neighbor) assumed the position of National President. There are currently fourteen chapters nationwide. Affiliated chapters are located in Alabama, Georgia (2 chapters), Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri (2 chapters), Ohio (4 chapters), Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. Each chapter operates independently within established guidelines and under the direction of a local Board of Directors and a Club Director.