These organizations help make Rancho Murieta great

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

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

There's a group for just about anyone in Rancho Murieta. If you're young or old, athlete or couch potato, giver or taker, there's something that will suit you. Here's a look at community organizations.

Adventures in Motherhood
Website at
Adventures in Motherhood (AIM) is a moms' group, created by moms for moms of all ages and stages of motherhood. Aim provides a place to build relationships, share experiences and grow in motherhood. AIM meets September through May on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30 -11 a.m. at 14670 Cantova Way. Contact: Carrie Zenker, (916) 835-7705,

Family and Friends of alcoholics and those struggling with addiction find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings. Open meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 PM. at Rancho Murieta Community Church.

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
Website at
More than two dozen 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 Brian Correia at 952-1632 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, e-mail Visit our web site at

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!

Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta (ETC)
Website at
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 the Pro Shop.

Kiwanis Club
Website at
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 Blues and Brews Festival and the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. It supports Cosumnes River Elementary School activities, Key Clubs at local high schools and in Rancho Murieta, 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 Thursday of the month and at 7 p.m. the third Thursday at the Villas Clubhouse on Murieta Parkway at Alameda Drive. For information, call 354-0538 or see the club website.

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. 

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. 

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
A local group of cyclists meeting year-round for various trail rides. Information and details about the ride groups are available by emailing

Murieta Trails Stewardship
Rancho Murieta has some of the best trails around for hiking, running, walking and biking regardless of your skill level. We have many trail types, from paved to natural surface single track in nature. You can get more information about trails and learn how to support a permanent contiguous trail system for the entire community by reaching out to the group at

Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club
Website at
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.

Rancho Murieta Bandits -- Gold Country Vintage Base Ball
Website at
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

Rancho Murieta Caregiver Support Group
Website at
The Rancho Murieta Caregivers' Support Group invite all who are interested to our ongoing meetings on the first and third Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the RMA small conference room.  We have a nucleus of about 20 members.  We welcome both men and women who are caregivers for loved ones suffering from any ailment – mental or physical. Contacts: Mary Brennan, 354-2490; Nan Parquette, 354-2281.

Rancho Murieta Community Church
Website at
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
Website at
Rancho Murieta Corvettes is a club for members who enjoy owning and driving their Corvettes. Many events are planned, including fun runs, shows, monthly meetings and more. Contact: e-mail the club.

Rancho Murieta Experimental Aircraft Association
Airplane ownership or an aviation license is not required for membership and anyone interested in flying is welcome to join Chapter #1476 of the EAA. 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 KImberly Sanders-Smith, 916. 607-4023

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

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

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. 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:

Rancho Murieta Riders
Website at
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
Website at
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.

The group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Rancho Murieta Country Club. You're invited, and 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,

Rancho Murieta Voices
Website at
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
Website at
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 the Country Club.  There are also a variety of interest groups including book clubs, card groups (canasta and pinochle), art, bocce ball, bunko, crochet, knitting, theater outings and walkers.  In addition, we sponsor the Community Blood Drive that takes place at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church the fourth Monday of the month in January, April, July and October.  This year our special events include a Garden 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.

River Valley Garden Club
Club information at
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. For information, contact Irene Slavens, 687-6925, or

SOLOS – Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces
Website at
The group describes itself as dedicated to responsible development that preserves and protects our lakes, open spaces, trails, pristine views, solitude and quality of life for all.

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

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:

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.