Clubs, organizations and other scheduled activities are a great way to start your involvement with the community. The diversity of things to do speaks to the breadth of choices for YLP residents and provides a great way to:
• Meet friends and find other people with common interests
• Connect more directly with your community
• Get to know people who live in the park
Clubs and organizations
Ladies of the Lakes: Ladies of the Lakes is a woman’s club devoted to promoting interests and activities that enhance the quality of life in Yosemite Lakes Park. Meetings are held in the clubhouse on the third Monday of the month except for July and August. Coffee and goodies are served at 9 a.m. and the meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.
Men’s Golf: The YLP Men’s Club meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month prior to tournaments. Dues are $10 a year. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except on Men’s Club Friday events) from 8 to 10 a.m. the “Pterodactyls” meet at the golf course for a 9-hole scramble and a 9-hole captain’s game.
Auxiliary Station 10: Madera County Fire Station 10 serving YLP has two facets to its volunteer program. Core volunteers help respond to emergencies and must undergo training. Auxiliary members don’t respond to emergencies, but provide support to firefighters and do community service and public education.
Women’s Golf: Thinking of trying golf? Join the women Tuesday and Thursday at the golf course where the good, the challenged, and those just trying to have fun tee off, pitch and putt (and maybe a few strokes in between).
The Rippits: If you are interested in quilting, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, etc., the Rippits meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the clubhouse. The group has helped cover the Blue Heron’s chairs in the dining room, made drapes for the Fireside Room and help stuff packets for YLOA. They also make quilts for the raffle at the boutique each November.
Red Hats: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday in the clubhouse. The Red Hat Society is a playgroup for women created to connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship. The Scarlett Ladies chapter meets Fridays at different locations.
Low Impact Exercise: 8-8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the clubhouse. All exercise is standing, and accompanied by a DVD that leads the group through the routine. It’s free and open to the public.
Praise Moves: 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays in the clubhouse. A Christ-centered alternative to yoga, focusing on the Word of God.
Bible Study: 10:30-noon Mondays in the clubhouse. All welcome to participate.
Book Club: 1:30 p.m. on fourth Mondays, meeting in different members’ homes. Discussing all kinds of books. For information, call Helen Brown at 559-642-6416. If no answer, please leave a message.
Librarians: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library. Volunteers maintain the thousands of titles of books for adults and children, along with audio books and DVDs.
Stretch Mobility: On hiatus until late summer. Mary Bader, 905-3155
Mahjong: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the clubhouse. Mahjong is a tile-based game of skill developed in China in the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world. All are welcome, from beginners to experienced players.
Cardio: 5:30-6:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the clubhouse. The exercises aimed at raising the heart rate to your target zone for general health or weight loss are done at intervals and require handheld weights. For information, call Bonnie Fralicks at 559-658-5608.
Watercolor Group: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the clubhouse. Local watercolor artists gather to paint together and share ideas.
Paint Class: 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays in the clubhouse, no charge. Janet Delude teaches acrylic painting on different media, from rocks to flower pots and more. For more information, call 559-285-8197.
Cards: noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the library. Maureen Hostetler 559-692-2415