Asheville New Friends (ANF) is a non-profit organization, which has served Asheville and Western North Carolina for 30-plus years with a broad variety of social, and special interest group activity. Our purpose is to welcome newcomers and residents to the Asheville area and to introduce them to new friends. A secondary purpose is to introduce members to the numerous social and cultural activities in the greater Asheville area. We invite singles and couples who wish to broaden their horizons in our mountain home to join our vibrant, stimulating and active organization.

We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in our special interest groups (SIGS).

We are open to offering new SIG’s to our membership. If you have a hobby or interest that is not already listed, talk to other members to gauge their interest and offer your idea to the Board for approval. ANF membership is a prerequisite to joining the SIG’s.

ANF Membership Dues
The Cost of Membership
Our annual dues are $13 per person or $26 per couple payable in June. After December 31, the dues for new members are $7 single and $13 for a couple.

Contact the Special Interest Group leader for information about specific activities. You are welcome to attend two club activities before joining. Contact Treasurer David Millar, treasurer@ashevillenewfriends.org with any general questions.

Click here for our application form

We hold two general membership meetings and two special social events.

Board Meeting Schedule 2016
Our next board meeting will be on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Members are welcome to attend.

Our club has routine monthly hikes, both leisurely paced experiences and somewhat more challenging outings. The Tuesday hikes are our shorter, easier jaunts, and all times and dates may be found by contacting Ken Parker at 828.424.7352.

The Wednesday hikes are perhaps a bit more challenging and you may contact Al and Betty Gumpert at 828.255.8218 regarding those hikes.

All other information pertaining to our clubs special interest groups may be obtained by contacting the respective leader(s).

Thursday, January 21 at 11:30 AM will be a luncheon gathering at Sierra Nevada Brewery. Great beer, ale and wine are offered with your choice of some delectable cuisine.

Our February culinary social will be held at the Basilica Churrasco Steakhouse on Friday the 19th at 11:30AM.
Please contact Flo Bryon at 828.298.5649 for more information.

Meeting locations will be announced in the Friendly Courier.

ANF Newsletter - The Friendly Courier
The Friendly Courier, our monthly Newsletter
Members are provided with The Friendly Courier, our monthly newsletter.

ANF Weather Cancellations
Meeting Cancellations
Occasionally inclement weather forces us to cancel Asheville New Friends general meetings. We follow UNCA’s lead. When UNCA cancels its evening classes, there will be no ANF general meeting. For information about UNCA closings, call their Snowline 828.259.3050.

As you can see, Asheville New Friends offers ample opportunity to learn about the Asheville/Western NC area, make new friends, and pursue new or old interests. Please consider joining us for fun, adventure and/or intellectual stimulation. We would be happy to welcome you as our newest member if you think Asheville New Friends meets your needs and interests.