Club News


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.

Woman's Club

The next meeting of the Woman’s Club will be on Wednesday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. The speaker will be Ron Hewison, Director of HOPE (Helping Our People of Elsinore), one of the club's philanthropic recipients. Members are asked to bring canned or boxed food for Ron to take back to HOPE to feed those less fortunate.

The luncheon will include turkey croissant sandwich, pasta salad, chocolate sundae and

coffee and tea. The cost will be $13. House red and white wine will be available at each table at a cost of $4.25 per glass or $16 per bottle.

For reservations, contact Daryl France at, Maureen Locken at 244-7654 or Lana Jenkin at 244-8973. Those who would like to be on a permanent list so they don't have to RSVP every month will be able to sign up at the meeting.

Community Theatre

The annual election of the Canyon Lake Community Theatre and Performing Arts Association for 2014 will be held on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Room, downstairs in Country Club.

The last date to be a paid member in good standing in order to vote for or run for an office for the CLCT board of directors is September 7, 2013. For an application form to become a member, contact CLCTPA Director Melanie Otten at 951-694-2855.

Travel Club

The USS Iowa Tour is set for September 12. A trip to “Grapes of Laugh” at the Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger, California will be October 21 to 23. A tour of the Mission Inn in Riverside is scheduled for December 16.  A trip to to Dubai is planned for New Years Eve. 

There are many other plans. Check out the information on each trip, along with prices, membership and reservation forms at; or look for the Travel Club bulletin at the Country Club, Lodge or POA offices. 

Art Association

The Canyon Lake Art Association Open Studios Tour will be held Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual event was begun in 2003 by Jude Mathis, Jann Tapp and Christy Bruce.  

Local artists invite the public to view their artwork and home studios those two days. Some years there have been as many as 10 artists at five or six locations. On the days of the tour, patrons will travel between each venue with maps provided by the Art Association. Maps will be found at the POA and at the Senior Center one week before the event. 

"This is a great opportunity to spend your leisurely time at this free event, talking to the artists, enjoying refreshments and viewing a multitude of two- or three-dimensional works of art."

General meetings of CLAA have changed to the last Tuesday of the month, starting in September. The ad-hoc painters meet at the Senior Center on Mondays, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is open to anyone who likes to paint.


The September 13 Cotillion is canceled due to a scheduling conflict at the Lodge. The next Cotillion will be October 4, The Masked Ball, teaching table etiquette. The Holiday Dinner-Dance will be December 13. 

A Cotillion sign is missing, taken from the Main Gate marquee. If anyone has information, they are asked to contact Leigh Ann at 244-8133 or


The Laughlin trip is set to go on September 8. The bus will leave the lower parking lot of Eastport Park at 9:30 a.m. Those leaving their cars should park on the east side of the boat ramp parking lot.

The CLAMS next event is the Car Show on October 12 at the Lodge. Help is needed for set-up and tear-down as well as working the CLAMS Brat Booth. To volunteer, call Bud Hanner at 244-6315. "We would be very grateful for your help and it is a good chance to help your club. Come and join us," says Bud. 

Fitness and Triathlon Club

Each month the Fitness and Triathlon Club holds a triathlon or duathlon, which are free for paid members. To prepare for these events, the club offers four group practices each week ? two swim sessions, a bike ride and a run. For detailed information on the club and its activities, visit, or the Facebook page, CanyonLake TriathlonClub.

Tennis Club

The Tennis Club invites residents to come out for Social Play on Mondays and Fridays at 8 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

Canyon Lake Junior Tennis League is open to youth of all ages, with the requirement that each prospective player meet with Tennis Pro Baba Soysa for assessment. The Junior League meets every Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., utilizing four courts. For more information, call Manager Rich Mathews at 378-8832.

Twirlers Square Dance Club

The Twirlers meet every  Wednesday evening in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge. There is a workshop for experienced dancers from 6:15 to 7 p.m. with instructor Vic Kaaria.   

Regular club dances are held in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge on the second Sunday of each month (except April and May). For more information about square dancing, contact Andy Abeles at 764-3346 or 

Pinochle Club

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

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


The Bassmasters have meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings have moved to the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. They hold a tournament on the Saturday following each meeting. 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 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 Steve Baker at 246-1682. The club also sponsors a Junior Bassmasters Club. For more information, contact Sal Gervasi at 244-3294.


Roadrunners RV Club dinner meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. There are about 115 members representing about 60 recreational vehicles in the club. In addition to the dinner meetings, the group takes between six and eight trips per year. For more information about Roadrunners or the trips, contact Ray or Kary Lee Perry at 244-0758 or

Lioness Club

The Canyon Lake Lioness Club holds a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge. The Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Lions Club International is dedicated to helping the sight-impaired and people in need around the world. 

Those interested in attending or learning more about Lioness can call Membership Chair 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 Bert Barbay at 623-0613 or before heading over there. Membership dues are $10 per year. 

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 or e-mail

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 Parade of Lights, moonlight cruise, progressive dinner, Oktoberfest, lake cleanup and more. For membership information, contact Mary Jane Kelly at 244-1768.

Jr. Women's Club 

The JWC is a non-profit organization that sponsors several events each year to help fund its philanthropic efforts. Fundraising efforts are focused mainly on raising money for the youth of the community, providing assistance for families in need, providing local students with scholarship monies, providing safe playground equipment for area parks and sponsoring children so they can participate in activities such as sports, school activities and more.