Board of Directors
President Larry Minor
Vice President Frank Gorman
Secretary Rose Salgado
Member John Bragg
Member Steve Simpson
General Manager Dean Wetter

Community Organizations

AYSO Soccer:  Hemet/San Jacinto/Idyllwild Region 137 American Youth Soccer Organization is for boys and girls 4 to 18 years.  Visit www.ayso137.net for more information.

AYSO Soccer: French Valley/ Temecula/ Winchester Region 1508. American Youth Soccer Organization is for boys and girls 4 – 19 years old. Visit www.ayso1508.org for more information

British Ladies Club:  Anyone with British ancestry welcomed.  Meet once a month at Valley-Wide Recreation in San Jacinto.  For more info, please call Betty (951) 658-2508 or Edna (951) 927-9808.

 

C.A.R.E. Program:  (Curtailing Abuses Related to the Elderly) The C.A.R.E. Program serves the elder population (65+) and dependent adults (ages 18-64) of Riverside County.  The C.A.R.E. Program addresses ELDER ABUSE through education, training, and the coordination of a multidisciplinary approach to elder abuse cases.  The C.A.R.E. Program addresses ELDER CONSUMER FRAUD through advocacy.  For more information, please call the C.A.R.E. program at 800-476-7506.

 

Democrats of Hemet/San Jacinto:  Affiliated with Riverside County Democratic Central and California Democratic Party.  Our purpose is to promote the activities of the Democratic politics and develop leadership within the Hemet-San Jacinto community.  Our monthly meetings are at 6:30 p.m., the second Thursday of the month.  Call (951) 402-3194 for location and information.

 

Diamond Valley Lake Docent Program:  Diamond Valley Lake is looking for volunteers for the Visitor Center, the Clayton A. Record Jr. View Point and the Diamond Valley Lake Education Program.  Volunteers, better known as Docents, are trained in water education and preservation to better inform the public of water conservation as well as the history and purpose of Diamond Valley Lake.  Docents are needed at the Diamond Valley Lake Visitor Center Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and are scheduled on a voluntary basis.  Group informational meetings are also scheduled once a month for program updates and changes.  For more information and to volunteer, please contact Angelica at

(951) 654-1505. 

 

 

EEK Fitness & Friends: We provide support and opportunities through sports and exercise programs for individuals with special needs and their families.  This program has a significant positive on social, emotional and physical health.  The classes and sports are for all ages. We meet in Winchester, San Jacinto & Hemet. For more information please call (951) 375-6906 or visit our web site at eekandfriends.com

 

French Valley Baseball Softball Association: If you are interested in playing youth softball or baseball in the French Valley area please visit the website for the French Valley Baseball and Softball Association for more information. WEBSITE: www.fvbsa.org 

 

 

Friends of the Hemet Public Library:  Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave.  Plan to visit the Friends Book Shop, located in the Library.  Persons who would like to help in the bookshop are invited to become a member of the Friends, and express their interest in volunteering in the shop.  The Friends support the Hemet Public Library by assisting in the funding of programs and materials not funded in the regular budget.  For more information, please call (951) 765-2431.

 

Friends of Valle Vista Library:  Meets in the community room the Valle Vista Library the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.  New members are always welcomed.  Plan a visit to our bookstore, located in the library.  For more information contact the Valle Vista Library (951) 927-2611.

 

Foot Loose & Fancy Free:  Do you like to dance?  Come dance, sing and make new friends on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  This is a dance for people with special needs but friends of all abilities are welcome.  We will be in the Main Dance Building at Valley-Wide Regional Park.  For more information, please call Adele at (951) 375-6112 or Rachelle at (951) 375-6112.

 

Girls Scouting is for girls Kindergarten thru 12th grade and for adults who want to make a difference in the lives of girls throughout the community. While making friends and having fun, Girls Scouts helps girls Discover their own interests and potential. Connect with others around them and Take Action to make the world a better place. Contact your local office to learn more about how you can help girls in your area at (951) 813-3355.

 

The Golden Smoothies is a nonprofit organization of senior volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of senior citizens and others in our community. Our variety entertainment club highlights the talents and resources of performers over the age of 50.  The Golden Smoothies was organized to provide pleasure, entertainment, recreation, and to participate in fundraisers supporting qualified charities, within Hemet, San Jacinto and surrounding communities. We have performances at Simpson Center, and can outreach to assisted living, senior residences and skilled nursing facilities.
For more information or to schedule an audition, please visit:
www.goldensmoothies.org.

The Happy Harmoneers:  Are a mixed choral group of mostly seniors ages 50-90 who sing four part harmony with music.  The Happy harmoneers have been singing for the community for 32 years.  Proceeds go to scholarship (s) for deserving talented high school seniors who plan to make music their vocation, especially vocal.  The recipient (s) of the scholarship (s) will perform at our spring concert.  For more information contact Margaret Foster at (951) 929-2140.

 

The Hemet Harmonizers sing four part barbershop harmony.  The chorus is open to all men who love to sing.  We meet at 7 PM Thursday evenings in the Music Building #1600 at Mount San Jacinto College.  The group presents an annual show at the college and sings out to various groups in the community.  The rehearsals provide an opportunity for musical growth.  For information, contact: Larry Hull at 951-306-2171

Hemet Area Museum Association:  The Hemet Area Museum Association (HAMA) meets the second Monday of each month, except in August, in the library of the Diamond Valley Middle School, 291 W. Chambers St. Hemet.  The school is just two blocks south of Stetson and one-half block west of State Street.  Meetings, all of which are free, start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and generally conclude at approximately 8:45 p.m.  Programs are announced in local newspapers as well as on HAMA’s website: www.hemetmuseum.org HAMA operates the Hemet Museum which is privately-funded, all volunteer staffed museum located in the historic Santa Fe Depot at the corner of Sate Street and Florida Ave in downtown Hemet.  It is open to the public except in August, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.  Donations for Admission are appreciated.  Whether you are a local resident or an out-of-towner, your visit to the Hemet Museum will give you, your family, and guests a fascinating look into the history of Hemet and the San Jacinto Valley. 

 

Hemet Valley Art Association is open to everyone.  Gallery, 2115 E. Florida Ave., Suite D, Hemet.  Classes in fine art photography and workshops in other mediums during week.  Nominal Fee. Monthly meeting and demonstration, third Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at The Simpson Center.  Available membership offers many perks plus art shows.  $35 per year.  For more information call Gallery Director, Audry Winkler (951) 652-4592.

 

Hemet Valley Bird Society:  The Hemet Valley Bird Society hold their monthly meetings the 1st Saturday of each month at the Sports Center in San Jacinto (901 W. Esplanade Ave.).  The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. and features guest speakers and other activities for the bird enthusiast. For more information call 951-654-0222.

 

Hemet Model Masters:  Come fly seven days per week and enjoy their 600x80 paved runway, south of Simpson Road and west of Warren Road in Hemet.  Club meets every third Monday of the month at Valley-Wide’s Regional Facility from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The club charges a membership fee.  For more information contact Jack Wilson (951) 929-4061 or email at M171930@netzon.net.

 

Hemet Senior Computer Club:  Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Valle Vista Community Center located at 43935 E. Acacia Ave. in Valle Vista.  No dues required, however registration is mandatory.  Guest speakers, consisting of local computer involved business persons, will inform members of computer developments in the area and informally answer computer questions that club members may have regarding their individual needs.  *Actual computer lessons are not part of the meetings*  For more information, please contact Cal at (951) 925-0176.

 

Hemet-San Jacinto Congress of Republicans:  The Hemet-San Jacinto Congress of Republicans meet monthly generally on the third Friday at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are announced in the local newspapers.  The HSJCR is a volunteer organization whose objectives include keeping the membership and interested guests informed on political issues at the local, state and federal level and supporting Republican candidates and legislators.  Meetings feature guest speakers or forums.  The HSJCR is affiliated with California Congress of Republicans.  Please call (951) 927-7142 for additional information.

 

 

Hemet-San Jacinto Jr. All-American Football:  Tackle Football at its finest.  Registration begins May 1st, practice begins August 1st.  League play begins the first Saturday in September.  Ages 8-14.  Girls welcome to play or cheerlead.  Fee includes use of gear.  Cheer uniform is separate.  For more information call (951) 925-7585.

 

Hemet Juventus FC (Soccer Club):  Call (951) 634-4401 or (951) 634-6980.

 

Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Republican Women’s Club Federated:  The HSJVRWCF meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Ramona room behind Miller-Jones, 1503 W. Florida in Hemet.  The meetings include guest speakers on local, state and federal concerns.  The objectives of the volunteer organization are to promote the GOP through voter registration.  For more information, please call Gale Slayton at (951) 505-7346.

 

Hemet Valley Dolphins Aquatics:  Year-round program for ages 5-18 years.  For more information, contact Travis Lansig (951) 321-9786.

 

Hemet Woman’s Club:  The Hemet Woman’s Club meets the third Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m.  The noon luncheon is followed by a meeting and program.  All meetings are held at the Masonic Family Center at 150 N. Laursen, Hemet.  The Woman’s Club is a volunteer organization uniting women of all ages for community service and support to meet the emerging needs of the community, state and nation.  For more information call (951) 929-4324.

 

Lawn Bowling at Gibbel Park:  Come learn a new sport.  It’s fun, challenging, and social.  A great adult activity.  Games are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m.  Free lessons are available.  Contact Rob Robbins (951) 929-0981 and JoAnn LaFrenais (951) 929-3684 for more information and bowling times.

 

Lee De Forest Radio Club:  H.A.M. Radio Testing.  H.A.M. Radio Licenses.  For more information contact Ed Watts at (951) 654-4724.

 

Menifee Programs:  Contact (951) 672-6744.

 

Menifee Valley Porcelain Artist:  A local community group meets every Monday at the Menifee Lakes Community Center for 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come and paint.  For more information, please contact Mary Pennington at (951) 929-1744.

 

Palms to Pines Painters:  Tole painters meet the first Thursday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 South Columbia St., Hemet from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  For further information, please contact Frances Meyer at (951) 927-3257.

 

Ramona Country Carvers:  Meetings are held at Valley-Wide’s Regional Facility on Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  The Annual Woodcarving Show is the 2nd weekend of March.  Website is www.ramona-countrycarvers.com.  Contact information, please call Mark Perinsky (951) 927-1187, email mperinsky@hotmail.com.

 

Ramona Porcelain Artists Club:  Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  For further information, please contact Mary Kostner (951) 927-9554.

 

Ramona Rancheros 4-H Club:  4-H is a great way to get your children involved.  Make new friends and learn new things.  Projects include cooking, horses, dogs, rabbits, leadership and much more!  You do not have to own an animal to be involved.  General meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Ramona Elementary School in Hemet beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The meetings are conducted by 4-H members and include special guest speakers, project reports, special activities, and refreshments.  Everyone is welcome.  Come and spend an evening with Ramona Rancheros and see what we are all about.  For more information, please contact JoAnn Van Every (951) 766-4103.

 

R.C. Electric Flying Club:  Build and fly radio controlled radio airplanes Monday-Friday at the Valley-Wide Winchester Center from 7:30-11:30 a.m.  Must become an AMA member, for more information call Jack Wilson at (951) 929-4061.

 

Sage Society:  This organization meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Sept. thru June) at the James Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave. Hemet.  Each month we have an inspiring speaker on topics of interest suggested by our members.  Come and join us for a stimulating afternoon.  All adults welcome.  Refreshments are served.  For more information, please call Peggie Sherman at (951) 926-2143.

 

Sallee Swimming Pool:  Owned by the City of San Jacinto and operated by Valley-Wide from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day each year.  For more information call (951) 654-1505.

 

San Jacinto Community Center:  Located at 625 S. Pico Avenue.  Offers many programs such as Bingo, Quilters, Egg Decorating, Senior Day Care Program, Nutrition, Exercise, Alzheimer’s Support Group, Painters Club, Deaf Club, Immunizations for children, Computer Club, and much more.  For more information call (951) 654-7212.

 

San Jacinto Valley Chapter of CADSJV:  Serves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community that rely on American  Sign Language surrounding the San Jacinto Valley area.  We meet for Deaf socials on the first Tuesday of each month.  For more information, please contact Roberta Smith via email robertasmith@msn.com or visit our web site at www.cad1906.org.

 

Senior Softball:  Always welcomes new participants.  It is open to 55 years and over.  Practice at Valley-Wide Recreation in San Jacinto on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.  League games are Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.  Each team will play a three game rotation on a Tuesday or Thursday.  Registration begins August 1st for Winter League and March 1st for Summer League.  Gloria Doro at (951) 927-4509.

 

Simpson Neighborhood Center  

The Simpson Neighborhood Center has many activities for young and old alike.  Call (951) 929-5607, for current schedule of events and services.

 

 

Shuffleboard:  Come join in the fun of Shuffleboard.  Meet people, make new friends and take part in this wonderful game.  We offer:  League Play, Tournaments, and numerous other shuffleboard activities throughout the year.  Free Lessons.  We are located at the North end of Weston Park and open at various hours throughout the year.  For more information, please call Ray Paterson (951) 333-9898.

 

Valley Needles Knitting Guild:  A variety of activities are available to members of the guild, including an informal workshop every Monday (except August) from 9 a.m.-11:15 a.m. at the Provident Bank, 1590 E. Florida Ave. Hemet CA.  Visitors/Guests are welcomed.  A daytime general meeting for all guild members is held the 3rd Monday of each month (except August), from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Provident Bank.  For more information, please contact Donna Simpson at (951) 927-4945

 

 

 

 

 

Valley Quilters Guild:  A non-profit organization that meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Seven Hills Member Club located at 3050 Jacaranda Way in Hemet.  The doors open at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.  Membership is open to women and men.  Yearly dues are $25.00 annually and a $5.00 charge for guest.  Anyone 16 years of age and older is welcomed to join us.  We also meet at 9 a.m. every Monday at Valley-Wide Recreation Sports Center to work on our philanthropic endeavors.  We have members working on security quilts for local sheriffs and police departments for children in distressful situations.  The guild also makes security quilts for children who enter the Hemet Hospital Pediatric dept.  Also on Mondays members work on the “Opportunity Quilt”, which we raffle off once a year at our Annual Quilt Show, which held at Valley-Wide in February every year.  Proceeds from the raffle help to fund scholarships to local students in the valley.  Last year five wonderful students were awarded $1,000.00 each to help with furthering their education.  For more information, please call Quilt Guilds President Linda Wayment at (951) 658-5670.

 

Valley-Wide Adult Sports:  Valley-Wide offers Softball for Men, Women, Co-Ed and Church Leagues, Men’s Basketball and Co-Ed Volleyball.  For more information call (951) 487-9234.

 

Valley-Wide Youth Sports:  Valley-Wide offers sports for youth of all ages.  Flag Football, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Youth Baseball, and Girls Softball and Volleyball.  For more information call (951) 487-9234.

 

Valley-Wide Kayak Club:  We are a club dedicated to sharing with others our mutual love of kayaking.  We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Valley-Wide Recreation on Esplanade, conduct monthly safety trainings at Lake Perris-Sail Cove and have monthly day or weekend paddling trips to many beautiful lakes, rivers & ocean.  Go to www.valleywidekayakclub.org for our current events calendar or call (951) 927-5951.

 

Winchester Women’s Club:  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September through June at 1:00 p.m. in the Francis Domenigoni Community Center, 32665 Haddock St. Winchester.  Their objective is the betterment of home, school and community.  For information call Evelyn Domenigoni at (951) 926-1342.

 

Winchester Historical Society of Pleasant Valley:  Winchester Historical Society of Pleasant Valley is dedicated to preserving the past of Winchester and the surrounding area.  The society also owns and operates the Patterson House Museum located at Grand and Patterson Avenues.  For information call Gregg Cowdery (951) 294-0899.

 

Winchester Homeowners Association (WHOA):  This organization meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Francis Domenigoni Community Center, 32665 Haddock St. Winchester.  This organization acts as a sounding board for the community voicing their concerns about the present and future of Winchester.  Anyone with an interest in the future of Winchester is invited.  You need not be a homeowner to become a member.  For information call Cindy Domenigoni at (951) 926-6924.

 

Youth Softball and Baseball offered by French Valley Baseball and Softball Association: If you are interested in playing youth softball or baseball in the French Valley area, please visit the website for the French Valley Baseball and Softball Association for more information. WEBSITE: www.fvbsa.org

 

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