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.

Jr. Women’s Club

The Jr. Women’s Club’s annual Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lodge. For more information, contact Julie Aguirre at 951-265-9722  or

The JWC holds several events during the year such as the Lodge Holiday Boutique, Winter Festival (Tree Lighting Ceremony), a golf tournament, the Easter Carnival and a new Renaissance Faire. For more information, contact Jennifer Nahay at 951-733-2919 or

Woman’s Club

The next luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club is on November 18, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. It will be the annual auction providing ladies with the opportunity to bid on new or gently used crystal and silver. New holiday items and baked goods also will be awarded to the highest bidders.

Organizers are asking for donations of crystal and silver, including item(s) description and estimated value. For details, call Karen Wallace at 951-309-8029. Please bring donations of holiday items and baked goods to the meeting.

The annual “Spark of Love” toy drive is in November. Gift cards or unwrapped toys with a value of $10 to $15 will be collected at the meeting. Donations of gently used children’s coats also will be accepted.

Lunch will be green salad with dressing, fresh baked bread and butter, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie, ice tea and coffee. Chicken breast salad, vegetarian and gluten free meal (no gravy on potatoes) are options. The deadline for reservations or cancellations is 5 p.m. Sunday, November 8. The cost is $14. For reservations, contact or Pat Chronis at 951-723-4021.

The Woman’s Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Lodge. It is a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping others in the community and giving scholarships to local students. For more information, contact Membership Chair Sue Collins at 951-246-2773.


The Choraleers are rehearsing for the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 and their Holiday Concert on December 12. For more information, call Whit Whittle at 949-529-6353.

Community Theatre

The annual election for the Canyon Lake Community Theatre board of directors will be on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. Those who would like to run for a position on the board should contact Leslie Vecchione at no later than 5 p.m. on November 17 to fill out a candidacy form. To vote, members must be in good standing and be at least 18 years of age as of September 18, 2015.

Travel Club

A visit to Hotel Del Coronado is planned for December 3 to view holiday displays and enjoy dinner at the Hunter Steak House. The cost is $89 for members and $94 for guests. Only 42 places can be reserved for this tour and the cutoff date is November 1. Call Nyla for details.

The annual Christmas Dance will be held at the Lodge on December 4. This year’s theme is “Christmas in the Woods” and entertainment will be provided by Mike Shroyer. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for guests, with a cut-off date of November 25. For information, call Lyne Hall 951-244-2101.

Mexico’s “Copper Canyon by Train” is planned for February 19 to 27, 2016. This is not a Canyon Lake-only trip, so reservations are filling up fast. Call Lou DeYoung at 951-244-7100 for details.

Save the date of January 23, 2016 for a matinee performance at Tibbie’s Center Stage Fontana. This will be an interactive murder mystery event. Watch for further details.

Visit for more information and reservation forms.

Twirlers Square Dance Club

The Twirlers square dance club meets Wednesdays at the Lodge starting at 6:15 p.m. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to the plus level workshop from 6:15 to 7, then stay to help the new class members learn to square dance.

The Twirlers hold a regular square dance the second Sunday of each month, with advanced round dancing starting at 1:30 p.m., regular round dancing at 2 and squares at 2:30. For more information, contact Bill or Jackie Brown at 951-694-3650 or Rosalie Nusser at 951-244-0672.

Bible Club

The Bible Club is meeting once again on Thursday nights, at 6:30 p.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church. The meeting room is located behind the stage in the main sanctuary. Richard Cunha will lead the group in a new book. All are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Martin at 951-244-2438. 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.

Canyon Lake Association of Men

The Canyon Lake Association of Men (CLAMS) 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 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.

Ski Club

The Ski Club is comprised of water skiers of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced. 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.

The Canyon Lake Ski Club began in 1970 and is the largest 3-event USA Water Ski sanctioned club in the United States. For membership and general information, visit

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

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.

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.

ShowCal Skiers

ShowCal Skier is a sanctioned club and California’s first and only water-ski show team. The club welcomes all ages 6 and older, since there is a place for everyone, even those not interested in performing. Skills training is taught for all aspects of the ski show, including audio/visual, announcing/hosting, drivers/power team, safety coordinators and equipment.

Ski disciplines include two skis, slalom, barefoot, trick, shoe ski, swivel, ballet, jump, doubles, trios, adagio, human pyramids, ATB, knee board, disc, wake board, wake skate, foil, free-style and hot dogging. Members incorporate all types of performance artistry in their water-ski shows.

For more information, call Membership Director Mary Tortomasi at 951-722-2010 or visit


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.

Fitness and Triathlon Club

For information on the club and its activities, visit, or the Facebook page, CanyonLake TriathlonClub.


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

Family Matters Club

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 several events throughout the year to benefit the community and to raise funds for future events and to provide philanthropic donations. For more information, visit the Family Matters Facebook page or call 714-394-4885.