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. Due to space limitations, not all Club News appears here. To see the complete listing, visit

Family Matters Club

The Family Matters Club is having a Cinco De Mayo-themed meeting today, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. There will be crafts, games, door prizes and a free taco bar.

The club is planning to host Wateraplooza on June 27 at Indian Beach; a Quarter Mania Raffle on July 19 at the Lodge; and a Beach and Park Cleanup with free spaghetti dinner on August 1.

The Family Matters Club is open to all residents, young and old, kids or no kids. Monthly meetings are held the first day of the month, unless otherwise noted, and revolve around a fun theme with speakers, games, prize drawings, crafts, snack and social time. Locations vary. The club puts on events throughout the year to benefit the community, raise funds provide philanthropic donations. For more information, visit the Family Matters Facebook page or call 714-394-4885.

Ski Club

The Canyon Lake Ski Club will be hosting its first USA Water Ski sanctioned 3-event tournament of 2015 on the weekend of May 16 and 17. There will be slalom skiing at the North Ski Area in the morning on May 16, followed by the jump event in the afternoon at the Jump Lagoon.

Slalom skiing returns to the North Ski Area on Sunday morning, immediately followed by trick skiing. The tournament is open to any USA Water Ski member, and includes divisions for Boys, Girls, Men, Women, and even a Novice Skier group.

The Canyon Lake Ski Club began in 1970 and is the largest 3-event USA Water Ski sanctioned club in the United States. Members of all ages and skill levels participate in slalom, trick, and jump skiing at both the North Ski Area and Jump Lagoon year round.

With many Regional and National champions in its membership, improving individual skills through coaching and development is an ongoing routine for the club. For membership and general information, visit

Woman’s Club

The next luncheon meeting will be on Wednesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. Social hour with vendors begins at 9 a.m. The program will be “Get Your Cowgirl On,” so get ready to dance. Instructors from the Stampede will teach basics and beyond to prepare for the last fundraiser, at the Stampede on June 5.

Vendors who would like to be there during social hour should contact Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571

The menu for the May meeting is Oriental chicken salad, fresh baked bread, chef’s choice dessert and iced tea, hot tea and coffee. To make reservations, contact Vicki Young at 951-246-9846 or

The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Lodge.  It is a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping others in the community.  The club also gives scholarships to local students to help them on their way to college.

For more information about the Woman’s Club, contact Membership Co-Chair  Pam Oskey at 909-437-4468.

Canyon Lake Association of Men

Organizers say the Canyon Lake Association of Men (CLAMS) golf tournament on April 19 was a great success. Thanks go to all who helped, especially Hugh Wagoner, who cooked the food. Forty golfers played and 70 people ate the steak dinner.

Next up for CLAMS is the monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at the Country Club. The no host bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; pulled pork dinner begins at 6. There will be activities after dinner for those who wish to participate. The club welcomes new members.

CLAMS will have its annual booth of bratwurst and hot dogs at Fiesta Day on Saturday, May 23.

The Canyon Lake Association of Men (CLAMS) is an organization that has been in existence for the men of Canyon Lake for the last 42 years. CLAMS welcomes men of all ages who would like to participate in activities promoting the Canyon Lake community. Dues are $25 per year. If interested in joining the group, contact Bud Hanner at 951-244-6315. The current president is Jim Herrell, who can be reached at 951-287-4380.

Kids Club

Kids Club meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Sunset Beach Room at the Lodge. 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. Check the Canyon Lake Kids Club Facebook page for details.


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 cost is $10 per player. Participants are asked to bring canned and packaged food for the community cupboard. Game begins at 3 p.m., please arrive 15 mins early to pick up game card and sign in. For more information, call Rose Hanover at 951-244-6109.

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 951-244-4241.

Bible Club

The Canyon Lake Bible Club is now meeting on Thursday evenings, at 7 p.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church, facilitated by Richard Cunha.

Twirler Square Dance Club

The Twirlers meet on Wednesday evenings in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge. There is a workshop for experienced dancers from 6:15 to 7 p.m. This is followed by the Twirlers Class from 7 to 9 p.m. with instructor Vic Kaarie. Former dancers are always welcome. Dress is casual. For more information, call Joe or Vi Henderson at 951-244-0345.

Water Ski Club

Residents interested in joining the Water Ski Club are invited to visit for membership forms, information and news about the club. The club is comprised of skiers of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition to having 365 days of access to one of the nicest slalom courses in the country, the club hosts several ski competitions and community events, including Breakfast with Santa, Polar Bear Day, Learn to Ski Days and the Fiesta Day Ski Show.

Travel Club

Del Mar Races is scheduled for Thursday, July 23. Play the ponies! Make your bets! Bus will leave the Lodge at 10:45 a.m. First post is at 2 p.m. The cost is $39 for members and $44 for guests. Space is limited to 40, so make reservations early by contacting Cathy Buell at 951-244-4850.

“The Best of Eastern Canada” is planned for September 6 through October 5, 2015 for $2,295 per person, double occupancy. Airfare round trip is approximately $795. See Canada in all it’s autumn splendor. Stay in first class hotels and sightsee by deluxe motor coach. Cities visited will include Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Kingston and Quebec City, with interesting side trips and many meals included. The deposit was due April 1. For more information, call Lou DeYoung at 951-244-7100 or visit

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 951-515-0500 or Kimbo Slingerland at 951-609-4044, or visit

Fitness and Triathlon Club

For information on the club and its activities, visit, or 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 or e-mail


Roadrunners RV Club dinner meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. 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 Robb Smith at 244-3168 or

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 951-746-3460 or Canyon Lake Junior Tennis League is on hiatus at this time.

Yacht Club

Meetings of the Yacht Club are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Lodge. Boat ownership is not a criterion for membership. Members enjoy fun events throughout the year, including the Moonlight Cruise, Progressive Dinner, Lake Clean-Up and more. For more information, contact Membership Chair Mary Jane Kelly at 951-244-1768.


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