Who We Are
Last Updated: 10/12/2023

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The Graduates is a private organization of friends who want to extend the positive experiences of their membership in Santa Barbara Newcomers and who qualify for membership upon Newcomers graduation. In order to keep The Graduates vital, meaningful and fun, applicant(s) must be willing to participate as an officer, event chair or committee member at least once during each year of their membership.

Memberships are approved by The Graduates Board of Directors. Acceptance to membership is for one year. Renewal will be dependent upon the member's active participation and contribution to the organization.

The Graduates Mission Statement

To continue and extend friendships begun in the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club
To continue to explore the cultural, educational, recreational and charitable opportunities in our environment
To grow in good fellowship, good citizenship and good fun.

Operational Procedures
Communication is by E-mail and web site, keeping costs and membership dues low. This web page contains The Graduates calendar and activities, protected behind a username and password made known only to members. Special events, committees and special-interest groups will be evolving continually.

Any Member in good standing whose age reaches 90 years and who has been an active member for five or more years may remain a Graduates member without paying annual dues.