JOSLYN RECREATION CENTER CLUBS

To contact club presidents not displayed below please call the center at (805) 927-3364 and leave a message. Email requests about club activities can be sent to joslyncenter@joslynrec.org and they will be forwarded to the appropriate club representative promptly.

Club Presidents (click club name to jump to description)

Club Name President Contact
Bridge Joan Berry 805-927-5332
Cambria Chorale Barbara MacDonough 805-927-2989
Couples Dance Clive Mettrick 713-320-4074
Dancercize Maryann Grau 805-395-0442
Fishing Club Michael Verlangieri 805-909-0315
Inner Rhythm Steve White 805-927-5109
Investment Club Mark Berry 310-418-6068
Lawn Bowls Jackie Hogan 805-927-0007
Lions Club Greg Aitkens cambrialions@gmail.com
Mah Jongg Joy Lee (+Judy Butler) 805-975-5103
Poker Club Manya Brett 805-927-5000
Rough Writers John Lamb 805-927-4640
Spirit Dance & Drum Francesca Bolognini 805-927-5528
Table Tennis Cindy Gustafson 805-400-5003

Club Descriptions

BRIDGE CLUB

The Bridge club has three groups and members may participate in more than one group. The ability to play bridge is required for all Bridge Club members.

PARTNERS BRIDGE meets every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. 24 hands are played with movement after 4 hands. A partner is required for participation. Individuals may play subject to the availability of a partner.*
SINGLES BRIDGE meets Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. Individuals who wish to play should contact either Joan Berry, (805) 927-5332, or Harriett Hankins, (805) 203-5219.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. To participate one must sign up with duplicate group. Individuals may play subject to the availability of a partner.*

* If you don't have a partner, call contact person (below) to see if a partner is available for you to play with, or to have your name put on a substitute list.

Fees: Center membership required plus $3.00 per game to go for prizes, and supplies.
Contact: Joan Berry (805) 927-5332

CAMBRIA COMMUNITY CHORALE

Meets every Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., and periodically Fridays  1:00 - 2:30 p.m. January to May; and resumes August through December.  Mixed voices:  Soprano,  Alto, Tenor, and Bass.  No auditions required.  Classical and musical theater show themes are performed.  Spring Concert and other performances given throughout the year. Concerts benefit the Youth Music Fund.
Fees:  Center membership plus $30.00 per year.
Pianist: Karen Johnson
Director: Ed Hughes
Contact: Barbara MacDonough (805) 927-2989 

COUPLES DANCE & SOCIAL CLUB

Meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. for fellowship, potluck dinner, and dancing to live music. Couples interested in the social and recreational enjoyment of good food and ballroom dancing are invited to attend two meetings to be sure the club fulfills their expectations before making an application for membership.
Fees:  Center membership plus $10.00 per year per couple. Members pay $25.00 per couple per meeting for live music, dancing, and the potluck.
Contact Person: Clive Metrick (713) 320-4074 

DANCERCIZE

Have fun and get fit to your favorite dance tunes!
Dance/Aerobics
Mondays: 9:00 am and 10:45 am, Wednesdays: 8:30 am, Fridays: 9:00 am
Strength Training (Weights)
Mondays: 9:45 am, Wednesdays: 9:15 am. Fridays: 9:45 am
Contact Person: Maryann Grau (805) 395-0442

FISHING CLUB

Meets the first and third Tuesdays each month at 2:00 p.m. Members enjoy discount tackle sales prior to the business meeting. Club provides an annual fish fry fund raiser, two low cost members only rockfish charters per year, social events, free use of club kayak, expert mentoring, and many opportunities for fishing with kayakers, small boat owners, and surf fishing enthusiasts.
Fees:  Center membership plus $20.00 per year
Contact person: Mike Verlangieri (805) 909-0315 

INNER RHYTHM

This is a free-style dance with different DJ's every week. The music can be described as tribal-electronic, world and edgy yoga inspired. Hours are Fridays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. See us on Facebook for more info.
Contact person: Steve White  (805) 927-5109 

INVESTMENT CLUB

Meets first and third Thursday each month, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.  This club was formed to educate and help members in their investment programs and to promote fellowship. Visitors welcome.
Fees:  Center membership.  There are no dues.  Partnership depends on the value of the portfolio at the time.
Contact Person: Mark Berry  (310) 418-6068 

LAWN BOWLS CLUB

Meets on the green each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,
9:15 a.m. to noon for team bowling or free instruction. Bowls equipment is available for loan or purchase. Learners pay no fee during the instructional period.
Fees:  Center membership plus $100.00 per year which includes membership in the South West Lawn Bowls Division.  Daily fee is $1.00. Optional membership to Bowls USA is $25.00.
Contact Person: Jackie Hogan  (805) 927-0007
Website: Lawn Bowling Club on Facebook

LIONS CLUB

The Lions Club of Cambria meets at the Joslyn Center. Please see the Lions Club web site for more information.

MAH JONGG

Mah Jongg, originally a Chinese game, has found a happy home at the Joslyn Center. The American Mah Jongg League is the head organization that provides the playing card that is used by players in the U.S. and is revised every year. The tiles played with are embossed with bams (bamboo), cracks, dots, flowers, winds and jokers. 

If you think that doing crossword puzzles or jig saw puzzles help keep your brain sharp, then come on down to the Joslyn and try Mah Jongg. It is a game of luck combined with strategy (which is so good for your brain.) We welcome experienced players and novices. We will provide lessons for you during game time - it's our pleasure to do so if you are willing to put in the time to learn.  Plus, the socializing with other players and making new friends is well worth learning how to play. 

We invite you to just pull up a chair and observe some games and join in when you are ready. We play from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday and Thursday and use a "purse" of $5.00 and ask for a $1.00 donation to the center each day. Please contact the office for more information or to talk to one of our members directly.  Contact Person:  Joy Lee (805) 975-5103

POKER CLUB

Meets every Thursday of the month at 6:15 p.m. and third Saturdays at 6:15 p.m. The ability to play poker is necessary.

Poker Club Rules can be found on this page (opens in new tab).
Some of the Dealer's Choice games you may encounter are described here (in new tab).
Fees:  Center membership plus $10.00 per year.
Contact Person: Manya Brett (805) 927-5000 

ROUGH WRITERS

We are a group of novelists, poets, short story writers, memoirists, and traveloguers. We are dedicated to supporting each other throughout the creative writing process. Our goal is to tell stories — true stories that might get lost and fictional stories that move us. Although we have many different styles and interests, we are united in our love of language and power of imagination. We meet each week to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for members to share their work.

If you would like to visit, please read "Visitors' Info" on our website, then contact John Lamb to schedule a time. We meet on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main Street.
Fees: Center membership dues, plus $10.00 per quarter for our club.
For more on the Rough Writers please visit our website, www.RoughWriters.org
Contact Person: John Lamb (805) 927-4640

SPIRIT, DANCE & DRUM

Monday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Appointments can be arranged at 6:00 p.m. Call for information
Fees:  Center membership plus $5.00 per session.
Dancing taught by Francesca Bolognini
Contact Person: Francesca Bolognini (805) 927-5528 

TABLE TENNIS

Meets Tuesday at 11:30, Thursday at 9:00 a.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m., and every Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Two tables available, beginners welcome.
Fees:  Center membership plus $25.00.
Contact Person:  Cindy Gustafson, (805) 400-5003