Sports & Activities Club

It’s not just the activities, it’s the people!

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November/December 2018:   Sports and Activities Club by Dee Demorest

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and gatherings with friends and family, are almost here. Little kids are so excited they can hardly stand it. Some of you will be traveling and away from the lake. Before you are completely swamped with things to do and places to go, take a few minutes to reflect on how lucky we are to live in our beautiful little spot ‘above the fog and below the snow.”

SAC is growing!  We started 2018 with twelve Groups. We are ending it with eighteen. Amazing. A big WELCOME to our newest “Wines in the Pines’. They have their first event on December 4. Check out the information below now, as reservations are needed to attend.

Remember, if you live in Lake of the Pines, you are a member of SAC. No dues, just new friends and great activities and sports waiting out there for you.

Here is a sampling of our latest news:

Wines in the Pines:   Our first event, open to LOP Residents and their guests, will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance! Click here for more info

LOP Voice: Newly added as a group.  Log into Facebook, search for “LOP Voice” and ask to join.

PickleballNews Flash! Chris Mayberry and Robbin Maloney took home a Bronze Medal at the Indian Wells National Pickleball Championships in November.  Here at the lake we have had clinics and socials as well as our regular daily play. The next clinic will be for beginners and be held on Saturday, December 8, at Hazel Park at 11:30 a.m. See more on our Pickleball page.

LOP Fishing GroupThank you for helping us surpass our fundraising goal with the recent LOP Fishing Golf Tournament! In addition to our major sponsors, Cody Meyer and Tackle Tours, we had over 19 groups of foursomes and 44 tee sponsors. Your generosity allowed us to meet and even surpassed our fundraising goal which will be used for stocking of trout in our beautiful Lake of the Pines. The tentative date for the “Trout Stocking” will be on December 15, 2018 and we hope to make this a community event. See more news and results and pictures from the tournament 

Pine Needlers: Over the past few months, some of the ladies have been working on handwork including knitting, needlework, and others are sewing quilts. Lately, there has been a lot of interest in knitting and a group of 12 have been taking knitting classes at Auburn Needleworks. We are also excited that our group is experiencing growth of new members. To accommodate this growth, we have added a second group for new members. For full news, see our page.

LOP RV Ramblers:  Be on the lookout for a survey to get your opinions and interest collected for sharing at our first meeting on January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Lounge Meeting Room. LOP RV Ramblers is your club and we want to hear from you. We will be planning our trips and getting excited about places to go and things to do. If you like to “camp” (RV, travel trailer, popup, tent, cabin, yurt) join us in January to help us plan 2019. More news here.

Be sure to check the the individual pages of your sport or activity for more news and information!

Our goal is to encourage, promote, and organize activities for all ages that help bring the community together around fun sports and other social and community events.

Our vision is to involve every resident in LOP in one of our groups, to gather new residents together to make them feel welcome, promote member communication and involvement in the community.

Come join our group and be a part of the fun!

To join SAC’s  Facebook page click “Join” on the Facebook page or email Karen Mills at [email protected]  Please include your Lot# or LOP address.

Here are some of the sports and activities we support:


Healthy Living
Learn the latest research on the best ways to exercise, eat and de-stress. Hear professional guest speakers, make friends and share ideas, recipes etc. Contact Lynn Sullivan – 718-4102 – [email protected]

Fishing Group
Contact Chris Swindell – [email protected]

Water sports
Contact Darrell Urata – [email protected] or call 305-8888

Please contact Larry Hardy at 268-0158 or [email protected] and help get the sport going!

Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi classes will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday beginning February 5th.   Classes will     be held in the Clubhouse from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.   New students can register at 8:15 on the first     Thursday.  Contact Louise at 268-8606 with questions or Click Here for a description of Tai Chi.

Contact Keith Vincent at [email protected] for further information.

Line Dancing
The Lake of the Liners line dance lessons are each Monday in the Clubhouse.  Questions can be sent to Karen Mills at [email protected]

LOP’s Skiers (Snow that is . . )
The ski group meets Tuesdays at 8 AM to go to Sugar Bowl.   Call Lynn Sullivan at 718-4102 for more information.

Improv Acting Class
This class is for those who what to escape reality or be someone else for an hour or for those who just want to have fun.  No experience needed. Call Lynn Pennington 268-2798 and he will let you know the details.

LOP 3-on-3 Basketball – Sean Tener is looking for some basketball players to play some 3-on-3  with the eventual  goal of regular league competition. This will probably happen on Saturday afternoons. Contact Sean if you have an     interest.  (916) 208-8751 or [email protected]

The LOP Pine Needlers’ – Needle Arts Group
The Pine Needlers meet regularly at the Yacht Lounge and at member’s homes. If you are interested in knowing more about the group, please contact Gwen Tillisch at 728-3048.

Open play is Monday through Saturday at 9:00 AM. Equipment provided. Come out and give this ridiculously named sport a try. It’s fun! Info… Dee 268-1444.    See Pickleball – What is it? article.

Cocktails and Coloring
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm. Materials provided for first timers or bring your own.  Contact Peggy Fenstermacher – [email protected]

Game Days
Wednesdays in the Sports Lounge. Lunch 12-1pm, games 1-3pm. Contact Russ Lewis – [email protected]

 RV – LOP Ramblers
Fred Friedberg – [email protected] Connect with other RVers in LOP.

LOP Riders –  Motorcycle Group
Contact Jim Nachtigal – [email protected]  Also on Facebook at <LOP  Riders> Feel free to put together a ride and post the meeting place and time on the Facebook page.

Anyone interested in Drop-In play one or two times a week, contact : [email protected]

Lake of the Pines History Book
To get your copy contact Ron Trimble at 268-1917 or [email protected].