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Last Updated: 9/19/2021

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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 active 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. Members without e-mail services may receive Graduates information by U.S. mail. Special events, committees and special-interest groups will be evolving continually.