For her Canyon Lake Community Facebook group, Donna Ritchie has begun a series called “101 People Who Make a Difference in Canyon Lake.” She is sharing these vignettes with The Friday Flyer and says, “I will feature some of the residents who are doing, or have done, things in the community that have made it a better place for all of us. I am not featuring them in any particular order.” Find her Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/639484372797426/
Jan is a 13-year resident. She has been a member of the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club for 10 years (currently serving as the president), a member of the Travel Club for 10 years (currently serving as membership chair) and a member of the Yacht Club for eight years (currently serving as first mate). She is also a former member of Roadrunners Club. Thank you Jan for your dedication to these clubs who do so much for the Canyon Lake community.
Mike Shroyer founded the Street Carts of Canyon Lake in 2003. It was named Canyon Lake’s “Organization of the Year” in 2007. The club puts on the annual Golf Cart Parade to collect Christmas toys for kids, and the Golf Cart Drive-in Movie events. Mike has been a member of the Fiesta Day Committee since 2004. The committee was named “Organization of the Year” in 2014. That same year Mike was named Canyon Lake’s “Volunteer of the Year.” He is a current member of the Canyon Lake Car Club and former member of the Activities Committee. Owner of Good Time Entertainment, Mike often serves as the master of ceremony at many of the Canyon Lake events, such as Fiesta Day, Taco Tuesday, 4th of July Fireworks show, the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Lodge and more. Mike was also the person who started Movie Night in Park at Holiday Harbor.
Jordan served as the Mayor of Canyon Lake in 2012 and 2015. He was first elected to the City Council in 2008 and has since served eight years. Jordan also served on the POA Board for five years and is the only person to serve three years as the President. He is a member of the Men’s Golf Club, CLAMS, Toastmasters, Lions, Travel Club, Home Owners Club, Fine Arts Guild, Chamber of Commerce and Facilities Review Committee. Jordan bought his first property in Canyon Lake in 1969.
He also serves on numerous boards and committees outside of Canyon Lake, such as the Vector Control Committee for Riverside County. Jordan and his wife, Jennie, have sponsored and donated to hundreds of events in Canyon Lake, most of which they try to remain anonymous about. Jordan and Jennie Ehrenkranz received the Canyon Lake “Citizen of the Year” award in 2008.
Shawna is a member of the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club and a former member of the Activities Committee. In 2014, Shawna founded the Canyon Lake Family Matters Club. The club puts on over 25 events per year, including monthly meetings, monthly meet-ups, fundraisers, Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt, Cosmic Carnival, Beach Cleanup, Santa Letters/Gifts, Senior Spaghetti Dinner, Turkey Hand Coloring Contest, Towne Center Tree Lighting and Quarter Mania. Family Matters received the Canyon Lake “Organization of the Year” award in 2015.
photos provided by Donna Ritchie