Rancho Murieta clubs and organizations

The Rancho Murieta Experimental Aircraft Association meets monthly at RM Airport.

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Alcoholics Anonymous
Open meetings are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays (book study) and Fridays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (speaker/discussion)  at the CSD Building. A closed meeting for women with the desire to stop drinking is held Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the CSD Building. Contact: Cindy, 354-9802.

Assistance League of Sacramento
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More than 40 Murietans serve in this volunteer organization, dedicated to supporting and strengthening families and children in the Sacramento area.

Bible Studies
This is a non-denominational bible studies group that has been active in Rancho Murieta for 10 years. The group meets at 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Contact: Neta June Roby at 354-2739.

Bridge groups
Country Club Couples Bridge: Contact: Sandy and Thom Werp at 354-0388.

Duplicate Bridge at the Country Club: Contact: Jo Hansler at 354-1078

Social Bridge: Contact: Barbara Saevke at 354-9633.

Boy Scout Troop 633
The Boy Scouts meet from 7:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the RMA
Building.  Anyone interested in Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, please contact
Scoutmaster Val Oushakoff at 916-802-5248 or val@toreg.com for more
information.

Cosumnes River Little League
The group serves Wilton and Rancho Murieta boys and girls. Games are played at Stonehouse and Riverview Parks. For information, call the CRLL hot line at 687-4647 or e-mail info@crllbaseball.com. Visit our web site at crllbaseball.com or crllsoftball.com.

Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA
Over the years, PTA has expanded its role beyond organizing activities to
funding a myriad of needs. PTA fully funds the school librarian and summer
reading program, several educational assemblies, and many scholarships. We
also fulfill our teachers' wish lists, providing classroom supplies, PE
equipment, and furnishings.  Volunteers are always need to help plan and
execute fundraisers and social activities, and we encourage involvement
from our community! http://blogs.egusd.net/cres/

Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta (ETC)
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This volunteer organization offers community arts, cultural events and activities for youth, families and adults.

Etc is a membership organization. Membership contributions entitle members to benefits and help support events.

Contact Mike Mann at 354-0826.

Fishing Club
This club meets six times a year and members are dedicated to maintaining the quality of fishing in the community's lakes. They also sample the fishing elsewhere. Their yearly trips have included a trek to Alaska for salmon.

Contact Bob Lutz, 354-3278, for information and meeting times.

Girlfriends Group of Rancho Murieta
This group meets for coffee gatherings, dinner and drinks, walking, chick-flick movie nights, charity events, theater nights and more. It meets at MarShaTes' on the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Contacts: Beth Buderus, 354-2321; Jan Wister, 354-2340

Girl Scouts
The existing Girl Scout groups in the community, serving girls from 5 to 17 years old, need more adults to be troop leaders, assistants and helpers to allow them to offer membership to more girls.

For information about local groups, contact the Girl Scouts council at 638-4475.

Green Peas ladies' golf
The Green Peas group is made up of Rancho Murieta Country Club members who love the game of golf and the friendships that it develops. Our mission is to grow the game of golf for new and returning female golfers in a non-intimidating and fun filled Environment. With a format of encouragement, mentoring, and social friendships we strive to increase the memberships in our Country Club. For further information contact co-Captains Eillen Shepard, eileenshepard@sbcglobal.net, or Debbie Launey, dglauney@gmail.com.

Kiwanis Club
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The Rancho Murieta Kiwanis Club is a community service organization true to the tradition of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The club raises money through fundraisers Casino Corral, Blues and Brews Festival, and the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. It supports Cosumnes River Elementary School activities, Key Clubs at local high schools, Boy Scout Troop 633 and Cub Pack 633, and community events that include the Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Fishing Day.

The club meets at 7 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Villas Clubhouse on Murieta Parkway at Alameda Drive. For information, call 354-0538.

Kiwanis Assisting Neighbors Enterprise (KANE)
  KANE is a service of the Kiwanis Club that lends medical adaptive equipment and provides meals to shut-ins. Contact KANE at 354-0538. 

Mahjong
All residents are  welcome to join and learn this simplified Chinese/American version of the game. The group meets the first and third Fridays of the month at the RMA building from 1 to 4:45 p.m.  Call Amy Tresler, 354-9777, or Maggie O'Meara, 354-0247, for more information.

Mobile Library
The Mobile Library visits Rancho Murieta Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon at Murieta Village. To request a book or for information, call 433-2029.

Murieta Cycling Group
Rancho Murieta has some of the best bicycling around. A local group of cyclists meets year round for various rides, from mountain biking to road rides. Information and details about the ride group are available at the group's web site: http://www.murietacyclinggroup.com/

Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club
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The Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club was founded in 2007.  The first junior level team became the Northern California Champions that year, topping 16 teams in their division.  The next year there were four teams, and two brought home the title of champions.  The next two years there were seven teams, including one girls’ team.  In 2010 there was another championship team, this time at the JV level. The PGLC has hosted several clinics, spoken to youth at schools, organized “field trips” to college games, been “team of the month” in nationally distributed Lacrosse Magazine, and continually promoted the sport of lacrosse in Northern California.

Progressive Americans for Truth
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An alliance to promote truth in politics. Our mission is to refine our understanding of a broad spectrum of political issues, to inform the electorate of proven facts, and to actively engage in current poitical discourse.  Contact: Mary Brennan, 354-3490.

Rancho Murieta Aviators
The Rancho Murieta Aviators group meets informally Sundays at 8 a.m. at the Operations Office of the Rancho Murieta Airport. Anyone with an interest in flying is welcome to attend. The first Sunday of the month is Display Day for historical aircraft. Visitors are welcome to come, look over the planes, and talk with their owners/pilots. You might even see some of them fly.

Rancho Murieta Bandits -- Gold Country Vintage Base Ball
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Vintage Base Ball (two words back in that time), is played with the equipment and rules of the 1880's. The Rancho Murieta Bandits were founded in 2007. Contact: Blake Carmichael at drblake4@yahoo.com.

Rancho Murieta Citizens Appreciating Rule Enforcement (RM CARE)
Rancho Murieta Citizens Appreciating Rule Enforcement (RM CARE) is dedicated to representing owners in RM who want to protect and preserve the unique quality of life, attractiveness, and property values we enjoy.  The group supports the continued existence and fair enforcement of the CC&Rs and rules that govern our community.
Contacts: Fritz Fruechtl, 354-0809, fritzwss@sbcglobal.net; or Doug Galbraith, 354-9887, captain8781@gmail.com.

Rancho Murieta Community Church
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The church is located at 14670 Cantova Way. Please call 354-0401 for information about services and times or see the church web site.

Rancho Murieta Corvettes
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A new club for Corvette enthusiasts is being formed in Rancho Murieta. Rancho Murieta Corvettes is a club for members who enjoy owning and driving their Corvettes. Many events are being planned, including fun runs, shows, monthly meetings and more. Contact: e-mail the club.

Rancho Murieta Development Concerned Citizens Committee (RMDCCC)
The RMDCCC seeks limited and controlled development. Members lobby the county regarding Murieta's CC&Rs, open space, oaks, traffic, lake levels and wildlife. To volunteer, or for information about the RMDCCC, please contact Candy Chand at 354-0832, PatCan85@aol.com, or Teri Hanson at 354-4113.

Rancho Murieta Experimental Aircraft Association
Chapter #1476 of the EAA holds meetings 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Operations Office at Rancho Murieta Airport.  Airplane ownership or an aviation license is not required for membership and anyone interested in flying is welcome to attend. EAA is a non-profit public benefit corporation with 950 chapters worldwide with the goal of promoting recreational aviation. The Rancho Murieta chapter sponsors Young Eagle flight events for local youth, an aviation summer camp and airport events. The chapter also offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn an aviation badge. For information, contact Ted Ryon, 354-1610 or visit the group's web site at www.eaa1476.org.

Rancho Murieta Fiber Art Group
The Rancho Murieta Fiber Art Group meets 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The mission of the group is to learn, inspire, share and encourage one another to create beautiful fiber and fabric items in a friendly and supportive environment. Contact: Diane Graf, 354-9768 or diane.graf@sbcglobal.net.

Rancho Murieta Homeschool Group
Open to all homeschoolers in the Murieta area, including charter and private.  Weekly park days, monthly field trips, socialization, group learning and enrichment activities. Contact Charrie Bastian 354-1350, 826-1332 or brilliantebegin@att.net.

Rancho Murieta Moms Group
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All moms in Rancho Murieta are invited to join. From the group: Our goal is to support you, your family and our community through friendships with RM moms, Moms' Night Out, Meals for Moms, babysitting co-ops, various playgroups, fun field trips, local events including annual Christmas party and annual picnic, community projects, political voice in the community, fundraising for charity and group events. For more information, call Charlotte 354-1589, Sara 354-3301 or Karen, 354-9950. To join, visit our web site

Rancho Murieta Optimist Club
A service organization focused on the needs of youth in the community, the Optimist Club has been a contributor to Stonehouse Park, the Little League, Summerfest, and the library and computer programs at Cosumnes River Elementary School. On the Fourth of July the Club provides free hot dogs and sodas for all kids at Lake Clementia. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday at the CSD Building. Fundraising includes Casino Corral and Trash 'n' Treasure. Contact: Bob Wright at 354-1571.

Rancho Murieta Relay for Life
Annual summertime 24-hour event that organizes the community to raise funds to fight cancer. Visit the group's web site.  E-mail: RMRelayForLife@gmail.com
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Rancho Murieta Riders
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This is a group of people who enjoy riding on two or three wheels.  They welcome everyone throughout the community.  All types of motorcycles and scooters are found in this group, with the requirement that you enjoy riding, getting out and seeing the country.  Contact: Rhonda Papas, (916) 752-6966.

Rancho Murieta Rotary International
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Rotary International has a new presence in Rancho Murieta. The local club joins a family of dedicated community-oriented volunteers throughout the nation and the world, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Rotary is open to adults of all ages, incomes and interests. All that’s required is a curiosity and the desire to serve.

Our meetings are every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rancho Murieta Country Club. We'd love to have you as our guest. Please feel free to show up to this exciting new club. You’ll be most welcome!

Rancho Murieta Soccer Club
Rancho Murieta Soccer Club offers girls and boys in the community a fall soccer season and summer soccer camp. For more information, visit the club's web site, www.rmsoccer.com.

Rancho Murieta Voices
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This group offers an opportunity for people who like to sing to get together and perform. Practice is on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 14673 Cantova Way. Contact: Bill at 354-1752.

Rancho Murieta Women's Club
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Membership is currently more than 300 community women, and newcomers are always welcome. Activities include a bi-monthly luncheon meeting with a speaker or musical entertainment held at RMCC.  There are also a variety of interest groups including book clubs, card groups (canasta and pinochle), Apple computer skills, art, bocce ball, bunko, gladabouts, crochet, knitting, theatre outings and walkers.  In addition, we sponsor the Community Blood Drive held on the fourth Monday of the month in January, April, July and October.  This year  our special events include a Holiday Home Tour of homes within the community and the ever-popular Fashion Show.  Dues are $25 a year. For membership information, contact Margie Brock at 354-1026 or Gloria Plattor at 354-1270.

Rancho Murieta Youth Enrichment Advocacy (YEA)
Rancho Murieta Youth Enrichment Advocacy (YEA) is a volunteer group formed to promote and implement programs and projects for community youth. YEA's first project is the skateboard park proposed for Stonehouse Park. Information is available at www.rmyea.org.

Red Hat Society
The first chapter of the Red Hat Society was formed in the late 1990s by a Fullerton woman who thought women 50 and above should have fun "acting their age." Now there are thousands of chapters all over the world. For more information about the Rancho Murieta chapters, contact Bonnie Kyser, who brought the society here by founding the first chapter, Ladies in Red. She can be reached at 354-8884 or bon.kyser@sbcglobal.net.

River Valley Garden Club
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The River Valley Garden Club meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September to June at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. Contact Doris Lighty, 345-0391, or Candy Hearn, 354-1486, for information.

River Valley Tea Party Patriots
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River Valley Tea Party Patriots are part of an all-volunteer group that is focused on three main areas for our government -- fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. River Valley Tea Party Patriots are not supported or financed by the Republican party or anyone else, so we are not beholding to anyone or any group. Group website: http://rvtpp.org/

Sloughhouse Area Genealogical Society
The group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Murieta Village Clubhouse. If you are researching your family (or are interested in learning how to begin) then join in the fun. Activities include topics of interest, sharing of information, organization tips and much more. Our members are researching nearly 200 surnames in many, many states and countries. Sloughhouse AGS is a member of the Genealogical and Historical Council of the Sacramento Valley.

Web site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~casags.

St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church
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The church is at 14673 Cantova Way. Masses are celebrated 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Contact: 685-3681.

Summerfest
Summerfest was formed by a group of Murietans in 2000 to generate revenue to provide educational and recreational projects for the community's youth and families. Summerfest coordinates the Summerfest Carnival in August.

The Summerfest Committee welcomes suggestions from all Murietans. If you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer or have a suggestion, please contact any of the Summerfest committee members or call 849-4180. Web site:  http://www.summerfest-ranchomurieta.org/ On Facebook as Rancho Murieta Summerfest

4-H
Sloughhouse/Alta Mesa 4-H meets the second Thursday of the month from September to June at 6:45 p.m.. at the Cosumnes River Elementary School. Membership is open to youth from the age of 7 through high school. Outdoor and indoor projects include working with goats, horses, rabbits, swine and other animals, and learning art, crafts, cooking and other skills. 4-H members participate in the County and State Fairs and a 4-H camp is held in July. Contact Ron Fiorica, 687-6406 or the 4-H office, 875-6811.