March 9, 2012

Club News

Deputy Ron Brown stopped by with his squad car to visit Kids Club and talk about public safety.

This section provides information submitted by Canyon Lake clubs regarding activities and upcoming events. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

Wakeboard Club

The Canyon Lake Wakeboard Club is starting the new 2012 wakeboard season with its first “Learn to Ride Day” on April 1 in the back bay of the North Ski Area. The price is $10 per ride. While there, participants are invited to join the Wakeboard Club for $25 and the WWA for $60.

The competition dates, tournament information, standings, sponsors, photos and contact information are listed at www.wakeboardclub.com. The Wakeboard Club will be in the Lake Elsinore Channel on the following days: April 28, May 19, June 23, August 25 and September 15. 

Tennis Club

The next tournament is the St. Patrick's Day Team Mixer on Saturday, March 17, at 8 a.m. Members are requested to wear green. The fee to participate is $10 per member, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 14, by calling Ed and Peggy Basubas at 719-7949.

The club's annual Shadow Mountain weekend of organized tennis in Palm Desert is May 18 to 20. The deadline to reserve a room is February 29. Club members interested in attending are encouraged to contact Val Gambina asap at 385-8186.

The Tennis Club invites residents to come out for Social Play on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. It is open to all levels of players and is a way to meet other players without committing to a schedule. For more information, contact Dave Harrigan at 746-3460 or davenjean@canyontennis.net.


The March 9 meeting is the start of etiquette curriculum. The Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha and East Coast Swing dance steps will be taught. The dress code for young ladies is a nice dress and comfortable shoes. Flats are preferred, but one-inch heels can be worn. Gentlemen are required to wear a suit or dress slacks, long-sleeved shirt, long tie worn under a jacket, vest or sweater vest, and dress shoes. Athletic shoes and school clothes are not permitted.

Signups are ongoing, especially for young gentlemen. For more information, contact Ed Strong at 244-4500 or edstrong5@roadrunner.com.

Women's Connection

The Canyon Lake Christian Women's Connection will meet Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 2 p.m. for the monthly luncheon. The theme will be "Fashion Cents," featuring a fashion presentation from Ronni's Boutique Resale and Gift Shop. Melissa Vanderberg will provide special music and Lynne Leite, owner of Guidance Real Estate, will share "Ever Feel Like a Mad Hatter?"  

Simply Delicious will be catering the $14 all-inclusive luncheon. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, call Gerry Moncur at 678-1407 or Eileen Crowder at 674-7221.

Woman’s Club

The next meeting of the Woman's Club will be on March 21, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. The program will be a performance of Irish dances by the Claddagh Dance Company. The cost for lunch is $14, to be paid by check only. For reservations contact Karen Wallace at 246-0941 or do2success@aol.com. For cancellations, by 5 p.m. March 15, contact Barbara Grissom at 246-2343 or barbgrissom@verizon.net. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for HOPE.

For information about the upcoming fashion show, contact Shirley Beuttas at 246-1798 or Carol Vaughan at 244-1380. For more information about the Woman's Club, call Johnnie D’Alessandro at 244-4191 or visit canyonlakewomansclub.com.


All Canyon Lake women are invited to attend the Canyon Lake Association of Women (CLAWS) Group Bunco on the second Wednesday of the month in the Magnolia Room, downstairs at the Country Club. The next meeting is March 14, at 3 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Cost is $10 for player card. Participants are asked to bring canned/packaged food for the community cupboard. For more information, contact Nancy Novak at 244-1171.


Join the Canyon Lake Association of Men (CLAMS) at the next meeting on Wednesday, March 21, at the Canyon Lake Country Club. Drinks are at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Carl Ferris and his crew are preparing corned beef and cabbage.

It's renewal time and a great time to join the club. New members or those renewing are asked to do so no later than March 31 in order to be placed on the bulletin mailing list. For information, contact Bud Hanner at 244-6315.

The CLAMS Golf Tournament will be held April 22 at the Canyon Lake Country Club. Foursomes or singles are encouraged to sign up.

Kids Club

Canyon Lake Kids Club meets at Blue Bird Hall each Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The March theme is "Animals;" activities include a Stuffed Animal Share Day, a St. Patrick's Day party and a field trip to De Jong Dairy. The Kids Club is a program in which young children and their parents or grandparents enjoy a morning of crafts, music, exercise, games, sports and a snack for just $2 per session. Buy a 10-class punch card and get two classes free.

Travel Club

Spend April 12 at Santa Anita Park. Sign up for a 4-day 3-night deluxe motor coach trip to Yosemite from June 26 to 29. An outing to the Nethercutt Museum is scheduled for June 21. Costa Rica is the destination for travelers September 8 to 15.

Complete information on each trip, prices, membership and reservation forms can be found at www.canyonlaketravelclub.org.

Art Association

The Art Association meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room. The March demonstrator will be Tom Fong. All are welcome to join the Monday night ad hoc painters, who meet at Blue Bird Hall from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Christy Bruce at 244-2727.


Roadrunners RV Club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. The first of six trips planned this year is to Shadow Hills RV Resort in Indio, from April 2 to 6. There are about 115 members representing about 60 recreational vehicles in in the club. For more information about Roadrunners or about trips, contact Larry Mensch 244-3219 or ljmensch@verizon.net.

Twirlers Square Dance Club

The Beginning Square Dance Class is open to singles, couples and families. Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult at all times. It's held every Wednesday, 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge. Regular club dances are held on the second Sunday of each month in the Holiday Bay Room.

Beginner line dance classes are held every Tuesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lodge. All ages are welcome. A beginning to intermediate line dance class is offered Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Holiday Bay Room. Each class is $4. For more information, call 244-0672 or visit canyonlaketwirlers.org.

Yacht Club

Meetings of the Yacht Club are held the fourth Thursday of the month in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. Boat ownership is not a criterion for membership. Members enjoy fun events throughout the year, including the moonlight cruise, progressive dinner, Oktoberfest, Lake cleanup and more. For more information, contact Mary Jane Kelly at 244-1768.

Pinochle Club

New members are welcome to join the Pinochle Club, which plays every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Towne Center Conference Room. For more information, call Hal Funk at 244-3216 or Marlys Shilling at 244-4241.

Fitness and Triathlon Club

For fitness enthusiasts, the triathlon season has finally begun. Each month the club will hold a triathlon, which is free for paid members. To prepare for the triathlons, the club offers four group practices each week ? i.e. two swim sessions, a bike ride and a run. In addition, the club is hosting the community-wide Tour de Canyon Lake bike ride on March 31. 

For detailed information on the club and its activities, visit www.canyonlaketriathlonclub.com the Facebook page, CanyonLake TriathlonClub.

Car Club

The Car Club holds meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Lodge. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30. Learn about upcoming events, listen to guest speakers and share automotive experiences. Finger foods will be served and a 50/50 drawing will round out the evening. Anyone owning a pre-1973 vehicle is welcome. Visit www.canyonlakecarclub.com or e-mail clcarclub@gmail.com.


The Bassmasters have meetings in the Towne Center Conference Room on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. and hold a tournament on the following Saturday. They also hold six team tournaments per year, which are open to all residents of Canyon Lake.

The club’s schedule can be found at canyonlakebassmasters.com. The club is active in many community events and hosts the annual Kids Fishing Derby each August. The club also sponsors a Junior Bassmasters Club. Those interested in learning more about bass fishing and low-pressure competition should contact Bassmasters President Chuck Moreno at 244-4277.

Bosom Buddies

The Bosom Buddies mission is to educate, inspire and support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during their breast cancer journey. If you or anyone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer have them call Janelle Basham at 515-0500 or Kimbo Slingerland at 609-4044, or visit clbosombuddies.com.

Motorcycle Club

The Motorcycle Club holds monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. with dinner and fellowship at the North Shore Condos Clubhouse, 22570 Bass Pl. Rides are open to everyone. Membership applications are available on the club’s website. For more information, contact Ride Coordinator Randel Lord at 283-0189, randellord@yahoo.com or canyonlakemotorcycleclub.com.

Wakeboard Club

The Canyon Lake Wakeboard Club invites those interested in joining the club to get more information, by contacting Dave Clarke at 595-6094, daveclarke951@yahoo.com or canyonlakewakeboardclub.com.

Street Carts

Street Carts of Canyon Lake raises money through fun events to help local families in need. For more information, contact Mike Shroyer at 244-6461.

Lioness Club

The Lioness Club sponsors fundraisers for philanthropic projects of the community and of Lions International. Monthly dinner meetings are held at the Lodge on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. Guests and newcomers are welcome. For more information about Lioness, call Rita Wacker at 244-1881.

Chair Volleyball

Members of the Chair Volleyball Club play on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. The game is played using a beach ball and a slightly lowered net while players are seated.

Occasionally, the meeting time changes if an event is scheduled in the Holiday Bay Room, so visitors should check with Karen Bevans at 246-1444 or karenbevans@hotmail.com before heading over there. Membership dues are $10 per year.

Tennis Club

The Tennis Club invites residents to come out for Social Play on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. It is open to all levels of players and is a way to meet other players without committing to a schedule. For more information, contact Dave Harrigan at 746-3460 or davenjean1958@yahoo.com.