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


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Sports and Activities Club by Dee Demorest and Gwen Tillisch / Steve Kompolt

December, 2021

Dee Demorest and Gwen Tillisch, Editors

December. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the SAC Board and our Group Leaders.

It has been an interesting, challenging, and fun year; that is for sure. A special ‘thank you’ to our Families for the Lake and LOP Fishing groups. Both gave hours of their time and talent running events that all ages of LOP’ers could enjoy all year long.

Now, New Year’s Eve is coming up fast. The SAC sponsored party at the Sports Lounge has become THE place to be to welcome in the new year. For details go to LOPSAC.com.

We are welcoming a new President, Bob Sawyer, to the SAC Board and saying ‘farewell’ to Jim Nachtigal. Staying on the Board in their existing roles is Vice President Larry Hardy, Treasurer Ron Bomhoff, and Secretary Sharon Radogna.

If you are looking for a last-minute gift to put under the tree, the LOP History Book is perfect. Lake of the Pines History, Legends and Lore by Jan Townsend is available for $28 per copy. Call Ron Trimble at 268-1917 to order one. All proceeds benefit the Sports and Activities Club. I keep mine on a table in my guest room. Visitors always enjoy reading it.

For up-to-date meeting times and sites for all of our groups, go to LOPSAC.com. New friends are waiting to meet you.

BIG THANK YOU TO JIM NACHTIGAL

The Sports and Activities Club is the organization it is today due to Jim Nachtigal’s devotion, enthusiasm, and passion. Jim stepped in as President eight years ago and made SAC the largest member organization in LOP. Jim organized six lake swims, three triathlons, two fun runs, the Rat Pack production, SAC poker, community yard sale, and the New Year’s Eve party in the Sports Lounge. SAC members are encouraged to thank this inspiring leader when you see him. Thank you, Jim!

SAC Past President Jim Nachtigal and new President Bob Sawyer

Cocktails and Coloring

It’s definitely Holiday Season here in LOP! And, for our Cocktails & Coloring ladies (and a few hubbies), that means helping with the annual LOP Community Food Drive. Many of you will have helped at our Annual Stapling Party where we stapled flyers to 2,000 grocery bags, and then distributed them throughout our amazing community. Several of you will also be volunteering to collect the bags of donated food and dollars on Friday, December 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For that, I thank you all so very much!

December hopefully will bring our annual Cocktails & Coloring Christmas Party! Such a fun time of gathering together while cocktailing, enjoying delicious food, and sharing in a fun gift exchange. No coloring this evening!

January will hopefully find us back coloring and enjoying getting together. If you are interested in joining this group of great ladies, please contact Peggy Fenstermacher at [email protected] or (925) 980-1220.

Families for the Lake

Hello LOP! 

Not sure how it’s already December, but we are excited to celebrate this magical time of year with our LOP community!

On Saturday, December 11 we will be continuing the LOP tradition of Carts & Caroling. Decorate your golf carts for the holidays and join us in a golf cart ride around the lake or find a spot to enjoy the golf carts cruise by! We will gather after the ride for music and dancing.

Thank you to everyone who stepped up and joined in and helped make all the community events so memorable over the last few months. From the Halloween movie night to the Zombie Ride and the Witches Ride to the kid’s book club, Books & Brunch to the Children’s Business Fair, LOP has made some awesome memories over the last few months! 

We hope you have a festive and fun holiday season and that you are able to do something special for the New Year as well!

For current updates and events, join us on Facebook at LOP-Families for the Lake or email Michelle and Scott at [email protected].

Fishing Group

The Fishing Group is always up to something! You can check out our social media posts for the latest news and updates or visit our Facebook page at SAC-LOP Fishing Group. If you have any questions or would like to join the Fishing Group, contact Director Rusty Stadtman at (916) 502-1558 or Assistant Director Richard Mattison at (831) 682-8355.

Lake of the Liners Line Dance

Line Dance lessons are being held in The Clubhouse on Mondays. Beginners class will begin at 4:00 p.m., Improvers/Intermediate at 5:15 p.m. There is a $1 donation suggested.

For more information, contact Karen Mills at [email protected] or visit our Facebook page at Lake of the Liners LOP Line Dance.

Pickleball

The Lake of the Pines Pickleball group is active here in LOP. We have over 100 members who enjoy participating in the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn. But it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The pickleball courts in LOP are temporarily located on Tennis Court 2 while we await the construction of new permanent pickleball courts in Hazel Park. We have open play for all skill levels daily Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is also a women’s only group that plays on Monday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Equipment is provided, and experienced members are on hand to show new players how the game works. There are clinics, social events, and tournaments held throughout the year.

The game has become particularly popular among people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s looking for an activity that offers good aerobic exercise without being as strenuous as traditional racket sports, which affords players the chance to socialize during the game.

Come down and give it a try! Contact Sean Tener at (916) 208-8751 for information.

Pine Needlers

The Pine Needlers are an enthusiastic group of ladies with a love for our craft. Our members have varied talents that include appliqueing, cross-stitching, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, hand and machine sewing, quilting, and even felting!

The ladies who join our group have the unique opportunity to create kindred friendships through the love of their craft, which is priceless! If you are interested in joining or finding out more about our group, contact Gwen Tillisch at (530) 728-3048.

Pinochle

Are you a single deck pinochle player? If so, we want YOU! The Pinochle group meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in The Clubhouse Conference Room. For more information, contact Jim or Dottie Slettedahl at (530) 268-7467.

Qigong

Qigong (The Art of Effortless Power)

Qigong is an age-old Chinese healing and therapeutic modality which utilizes breathing techniques, meditation, and special movements to promote health and well-being. Qigong helps to reduce stress, increase balance, coordination, and memory; and bring together mind, body, and spirit.

Make a good decision, start that path of enlightenment to bring health, positivity, and less stress into your daily life. It’s easy, so join our Qigong class today.

Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Contact us for information on class venue. New members welcome any time.

Qigong Teacher: To join and for information and handouts relating directly to the practice of Qigong, contact Keith Vincent at (530) 906-7065 or email [email protected].

Scheduling: Contact Sylvia Waddell at (408) 341-5444 or email [email protected].

LOP Riders

If anyone is interested in joining us, check out our Facebook page at LOP Riders.

RV Ramblers

To all our family, friends, and neighbors:

Happy Holidays from the RV Ramblers. Join us for the 2022 camp season!

Tai  Chi

Tai Chi has returned to The Clubhouse where we meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 am.

We have enhanced our exercises with the help of Cassi Bassolino who is teaching us Shibashi as a part of warming up before taking on our 24-movement sequence of Tai Chi. She is also capable of teaching Tai Chi, as is part-time resident Terry Chang, who is helping us fine-tune our movements. So don’t be shy if you have wanted to try this ancient, popular form of martial art. We have plenty of help to get you started.

Tai Chi is for those of all ages and stages of health and is said to resemble “meditation in motion.” It is exercise that gently conditions, or re-conditions your body and is recognized for improving posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, core strength, and breathing, and also works on your memory.

We continue to welcome new participants. You will find us friendly and encouraging. Call Louise Chan at (530) 268-8606 if you are interested in joining us or wanting to get more information. Leave a clear message and Louise will return your call.

Ukes of the Pines

At this time, Nevada County requires masks to be worn by everyone indoors. So, the Ukulele Club will have to wait until the Delta variant has been reduced and the County changes their policies. Contact Pat Brothen at (530) 268-9113 for any updates.

Water Ski Club

Santa found a little time before his busy season to make a few turns at LOP.

If you are interested in learning more about the Water Ski Club, contact Steve Bock at (530) 320-1393. Merry Christmas!

Watercolor

Love watercolor? Come join our Watercolor group! We are people who love to paint watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. We will be meeting to paint, talk about techniques, and share our thoughts on various subjects such as composition, materials, and maybe even critiques. So, LETS PAINT! For more information and to join the group, contact Shirley Green at [email protected]

Wines in the Pines

Aloha LOP!

Our next scheduled WITP Clubhouse event will be Tuesday, December 7. As you all know, this is the 80TH Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Wines in the Pines will be commemorating this date with a special “Wine and Remembrance” evening.

Our featured winery will be our good friends at Fawnridge Winery from Auburn. They will bring a nice assortment of award-winning wines which are sure to please!

This will be a special night. Our keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Bonnie Potter. Mrs. Potter will share her experience, insight, and reflections on the greatest generation and World War 2. Her bronze bust can be seen at the Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Garden in Auburn.

Continuing the evening, the Auburn Winds Big Band will be playing period music from the ’30s and ’40s for our enjoyment and dancing. Entry fee for this special WITP Clubhouse event is $15 per person to support this event, and veterans are free!

Enjoy the voices of Stacey Anderson and D’Arsi Smith leading us through wonderful patriotic songs and somber naval hymns.

We will be holding a silent auction benefiting The Arizona National Memorial via the Pacific Historic Parks Foundation. The items up for bid are very special. There will be beautiful, extraordinary, hand-made commemorative wine boxes available for purchase as well as the grand door prize.

For more information about Wines in the Pines and other upcoming WITP events, email us or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/lopwinesinthepines. Facebook Members also get first-hand information on special promotions offered exclusively to us by local wineries.

Reservations are made ONLY by emailing [email protected]. Email us also to get our mailing list. For questions, please contact Paul Petrali at (916) 628-7285.

Women In Networking (WIN)

Attention businesswomen! We have a group called Women in Networking (WIN). We meet each month on the second Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to share ideas, network and support each other. For more information, contact Dr. Lynne Sullivan at (530) 718-4102 or [email protected].

 

_____________________________________________________________________

Our goal 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.


Lake of the Pines History Book

To get your copy contact Ron Trimble at 268-1917 or [email protected].

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Sports & Activities Club at LAKE OF THE PINES

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


* *  LATEST SAC News  * *

Sports and Activities Club by Dee Demorest and Gwen Tillisch / Steve Kompolt

December, 2021

Dee Demorest and Gwen Tillisch, Editors

December. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the SAC Board and our Group Leaders.

It has been an interesting, challenging, and fun year; that is for sure. A special ‘thank you’ to our Families for the Lake and LOP Fishing groups. Both gave hours of their time and talent running events that all ages of LOP’ers could enjoy all year long.

Now, New Year’s Eve is coming up fast. The SAC sponsored party at the Sports Lounge has become THE place to be to welcome in the new year. For details go to LOPSAC.com.

We are welcoming a new President, Bob Sawyer, to the SAC Board and saying ‘farewell’ to Jim Nachtigal. Staying on the Board in their existing roles is Vice President Larry Hardy, Treasurer Ron Bomhoff, and Secretary Sharon Radogna.

If you are looking for a last-minute gift to put under the tree, the LOP History Book is perfect. Lake of the Pines History, Legends and Lore by Jan Townsend is available for $28 per copy. Call Ron Trimble at 268-1917 to order one. All proceeds benefit the Sports and Activities Club. I keep mine on a table in my guest room. Visitors always enjoy reading it.

For up-to-date meeting times and sites for all of our groups, go to LOPSAC.com. New friends are waiting to meet you.

BIG THANK YOU TO JIM NACHTIGAL

The Sports and Activities Club is the organization it is today due to Jim Nachtigal’s devotion, enthusiasm, and passion. Jim stepped in as President eight years ago and made SAC the largest member organization in LOP. Jim organized six lake swims, three triathlons, two fun runs, the Rat Pack production, SAC poker, community yard sale, and the New Year’s Eve party in the Sports Lounge. SAC members are encouraged to thank this inspiring leader when you see him. Thank you, Jim!

SAC Past President Jim Nachtigal and new President Bob Sawyer

Cocktails and Coloring

It’s definitely Holiday Season here in LOP! And, for our Cocktails & Coloring ladies (and a few hubbies), that means helping with the annual LOP Community Food Drive. Many of you will have helped at our Annual Stapling Party where we stapled flyers to 2,000 grocery bags, and then distributed them throughout our amazing community. Several of you will also be volunteering to collect the bags of donated food and dollars on Friday, December 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For that, I thank you all so very much!

December hopefully will bring our annual Cocktails & Coloring Christmas Party! Such a fun time of gathering together while cocktailing, enjoying delicious food, and sharing in a fun gift exchange. No coloring this evening!

January will hopefully find us back coloring and enjoying getting together. If you are interested in joining this group of great ladies, please contact Peggy Fenstermacher at [email protected] or (925) 980-1220.

Families for the Lake

Hello LOP! 

Not sure how it’s already December, but we are excited to celebrate this magical time of year with our LOP community!

On Saturday, December 11 we will be continuing the LOP tradition of Carts & Caroling. Decorate your golf carts for the holidays and join us in a golf cart ride around the lake or find a spot to enjoy the golf carts cruise by! We will gather after the ride for music and dancing.

Thank you to everyone who stepped up and joined in and helped make all the community events so memorable over the last few months. From the Halloween movie night to the Zombie Ride and the Witches Ride to the kid’s book club, Books & Brunch to the Children’s Business Fair, LOP has made some awesome memories over the last few months! 

We hope you have a festive and fun holiday season and that you are able to do something special for the New Year as well!

For current updates and events, join us on Facebook at LOP-Families for the Lake or email Michelle and Scott at [email protected].

Fishing Group

The Fishing Group is always up to something! You can check out our social media posts for the latest news and updates or visit our Facebook page at SAC-LOP Fishing Group. If you have any questions or would like to join the Fishing Group, contact Director Rusty Stadtman at (916) 502-1558 or Assistant Director Richard Mattison at (831) 682-8355.

Lake of the Liners Line Dance

Line Dance lessons are being held in The Clubhouse on Mondays. Beginners class will begin at 4:00 p.m., Improvers/Intermediate at 5:15 p.m. There is a $1 donation suggested.

For more information, contact Karen Mills at [email protected] or visit our Facebook page at Lake of the Liners LOP Line Dance.

Pickleball

The Lake of the Pines Pickleball group is active here in LOP. We have over 100 members who enjoy participating in the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn. But it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The pickleball courts in LOP are temporarily located on Tennis Court 2 while we await the construction of new permanent pickleball courts in Hazel Park. We have open play for all skill levels daily Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is also a women’s only group that plays on Monday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Equipment is provided, and experienced members are on hand to show new players how the game works. There are clinics, social events, and tournaments held throughout the year.

The game has become particularly popular among people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s looking for an activity that offers good aerobic exercise without being as strenuous as traditional racket sports, which affords players the chance to socialize during the game.

Come down and give it a try! Contact Sean Tener at (916) 208-8751 for information.

Pine Needlers

The Pine Needlers are an enthusiastic group of ladies with a love for our craft. Our members have varied talents that include appliqueing, cross-stitching, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, hand and machine sewing, quilting, and even felting!

The ladies who join our group have the unique opportunity to create kindred friendships through the love of their craft, which is priceless! If you are interested in joining or finding out more about our group, contact Gwen Tillisch at (530) 728-3048.

Pinochle

Are you a single deck pinochle player? If so, we want YOU! The Pinochle group meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in The Clubhouse Conference Room. For more information, contact Jim or Dottie Slettedahl at (530) 268-7467.

Qigong

Qigong (The Art of Effortless Power)

Qigong is an age-old Chinese healing and therapeutic modality which utilizes breathing techniques, meditation, and special movements to promote health and well-being. Qigong helps to reduce stress, increase balance, coordination, and memory; and bring together mind, body, and spirit.

Make a good decision, start that path of enlightenment to bring health, positivity, and less stress into your daily life. It’s easy, so join our Qigong class today.

Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Contact us for information on class venue. New members welcome any time.

Qigong Teacher: To join and for information and handouts relating directly to the practice of Qigong, contact Keith Vincent at (530) 906-7065 or email [email protected].

Scheduling: Contact Sylvia Waddell at (408) 341-5444 or email [email protected].

LOP Riders

If anyone is interested in joining us, check out our Facebook page at LOP Riders.

RV Ramblers

To all our family, friends, and neighbors:

Happy Holidays from the RV Ramblers. Join us for the 2022 camp season!

Tai  Chi

Tai Chi has returned to The Clubhouse where we meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 am.

We have enhanced our exercises with the help of Cassi Bassolino who is teaching us Shibashi as a part of warming up before taking on our 24-movement sequence of Tai Chi. She is also capable of teaching Tai Chi, as is part-time resident Terry Chang, who is helping us fine-tune our movements. So don’t be shy if you have wanted to try this ancient, popular form of martial art. We have plenty of help to get you started.

Tai Chi is for those of all ages and stages of health and is said to resemble “meditation in motion.” It is exercise that gently conditions, or re-conditions your body and is recognized for improving posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, core strength, and breathing, and also works on your memory.

We continue to welcome new participants. You will find us friendly and encouraging. Call Louise Chan at (530) 268-8606 if you are interested in joining us or wanting to get more information. Leave a clear message and Louise will return your call.

Ukes of the Pines

At this time, Nevada County requires masks to be worn by everyone indoors. So, the Ukulele Club will have to wait until the Delta variant has been reduced and the County changes their policies. Contact Pat Brothen at (530) 268-9113 for any updates.

Water Ski Club

Santa found a little time before his busy season to make a few turns at LOP.

If you are interested in learning more about the Water Ski Club, contact Steve Bock at (530) 320-1393. Merry Christmas!

Watercolor

Love watercolor? Come join our Watercolor group! We are people who love to paint watercolor. All skill levels are welcome. We will be meeting to paint, talk about techniques, and share our thoughts on various subjects such as composition, materials, and maybe even critiques. So, LETS PAINT! For more information and to join the group, contact Shirley Green at [email protected]

Wines in the Pines

Aloha LOP!

Our next scheduled WITP Clubhouse event will be Tuesday, December 7. As you all know, this is the 80TH Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Wines in the Pines will be commemorating this date with a special “Wine and Remembrance” evening.

Our featured winery will be our good friends at Fawnridge Winery from Auburn. They will bring a nice assortment of award-winning wines which are sure to please!

This will be a special night. Our keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Bonnie Potter. Mrs. Potter will share her experience, insight, and reflections on the greatest generation and World War 2. Her bronze bust can be seen at the Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Garden in Auburn.

Continuing the evening, the Auburn Winds Big Band will be playing period music from the ’30s and ’40s for our enjoyment and dancing. Entry fee for this special WITP Clubhouse event is $15 per person to support this event, and veterans are free!

Enjoy the voices of Stacey Anderson and D’Arsi Smith leading us through wonderful patriotic songs and somber naval hymns.

We will be holding a silent auction benefiting The Arizona National Memorial via the Pacific Historic Parks Foundation. The items up for bid are very special. There will be beautiful, extraordinary, hand-made commemorative wine boxes available for purchase as well as the grand door prize.

For more information about Wines in the Pines and other upcoming WITP events, email us or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/lopwinesinthepines. Facebook Members also get first-hand information on special promotions offered exclusively to us by local wineries.

Reservations are made ONLY by emailing [email protected]. Email us also to get our mailing list. For questions, please contact Paul Petrali at (916) 628-7285.

Women In Networking (WIN)

Attention businesswomen! We have a group called Women in Networking (WIN). We meet each month on the second Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to share ideas, network and support each other. For more information, contact Dr. Lynne Sullivan at (530) 718-4102 or [email protected].

 

_____________________________________________________________________

Our goal 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.


Lake of the Pines History Book

To get your copy contact Ron Trimble at 268-1917 or [email protected].