Clubs and Guilds
PMC Guitar Society
PMC’s Guitar Society meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and on the fourth Saturday of each month at 12:00 p.m., both in the Pool Pavilion. The group’s mission, as stated on its website, is to “promote the guitar and all of its styles,” and to present an annual Pine Mountain Club GuitarFest. Membership is $50 annually, and residents of Pine Mountain Club and their families and friends are welcome to join. All the membership dues go toward promoting and sponsoring GuitarFest.
During the meetings, members share their knowledge of the instrument, encourage performances and plan out the first GuitarFest, which is slated to happen in 2018. The Guitar Society is seeking sponsorships for the event, with payments available through the website. For more information, visit www.pmcguitarsociety.com or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pmcguitarsociety.
Celtic Jam Club
Members gather on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the Condor Lounge to play Celtic music together.
The PMC Mahjong Club meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Pool Pavilion (or in the Condor Lounge if needed). Come enjoy the game of Mahjong with friends.
Pine Mountain Amateur Radio Club
The Pine Mountain Amateur Radio Club (PMARC) meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month in the Pool Pavilion. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Karen Butler at 242-2211.
Pine Mountain Archers
The Pine Mountain Archers welcome everyone, whether you’re an experienced archer or would like to learn. The club offers lessons and holds club tournaments during the year. To join, you must be a PMCPOA property owner in good standing or renter/guest with assigned privileges. The annual dues, $15/single or $20/family for the fiscal year, cover the liability insurance. You may sign up at the Clubhouse. For more information, call Brent Bennet at 242-2704.
Pine Mountain Gardeners
The Pine Mountain Garden Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Pool Pavilion during the growing season.
The Gardeners planned, funded and built a community garden project in PMC, and have had several successful growing seasons. The name of the garden is “Heirloom Community Garden,” and the location is east of the playground area in Lampkin Park. The members grow organic and heirloom vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. The club raised enough money at its June BBQ/Fundraiser last year to build a shed. Its goal for this year is to raise enough money to build a gazebo in the garden for lectures and members.
The Club works closely with Mil Potrero Mutual Water Company to use water-saving irrigation techniques and rainwater catchment. The vision for this project is to enhance sustainability, and to be a model to other communities.
PMCPOA members are invited to join the “Pine Mountain Gardeners.” Yearly membership is $25.00 and yearly box rental is $40.00. Any interested parties can email President Terry Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Secretary Lesley McCleery at email@example.com.
The Scrappers Quilt Guild
The PMC Quilters Guild is the largest club of its type in the area. Boasting nearly 100 members, the Guild is very active. They meet several times throughout the month and include charitable projects in their stitching and chatting time.
Second Wednesday of the Month
Quilt Workshops . 9 am – 3 pm . Pool Pavilion
Second, Fourth and Fifth Wednesday of the Month
Comfort Zone Quilting . 9 am – 3 pm . Pool Pavilion
First Thursday of the Month
Quilt Guild Business Meeting . 6:30 pm . Pool Pavilion
Quilt & Chat & More . 9 am – 3:00 pm (9 am – 1:30 pm on third Friday) . Pool Pavilion.
The White Sage Lace Guild
The only Guild of its kind in Kern County. The group meets every Monday in the Pool Pavilion from 9 am to about 3 pm. The Guild welcomes all levels of crafters, from the least seasoned to the most advanced. Its goal is to revive a beautiful old tradition and share the work with all who are interested.
Keeping You in Stitches Knitting Guild
KYIS, a sanctioned club of PMCPOA, now in its third year, meets twice a month on the first and third Saturdays from 1 to 4:00 p.m. in the Condor Room. On the first Saturday, the meeting includes a brief business session, a workshop or project to work on, discussion of charitable projects and future projects in which the Guild might participate. If time permits, members share items they have been working on since the last meeting. The third Saturday is a knit and chat meeting, usually held in the Condor Room, in which members bring projects to work on and finished projects to share. All ages are welcome and the Guild has several levels of membership to meet the needs of weekenders, part-timers and full-time members of PMC. Whether you want to learn to knit, are a beginner or an advanced knitter, KYIS has something for you and would love to have you visit and join our Guild. KYIS is a sanctioned and recognized knitting guild of The Knitting Guild Association, a national organization. For questions, call 242-7005.
PMC Bridge Club
Serious card players and less-than-serious are welcome. This is one club you don’t need to join; just show up and play.
Meets in the Condor Room or Lounge
Mondays 12:45 – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:45-4:00 p.m. (spring, summer, fall)
Thursdays 12:45 – 4:00 pm (winter)
The Tennis Club/DARK
The Pine Mountain Tennis Club was founded more than 20 years ago by a group of tennis lovers. It is currently dark due to lack of membership. If you love to play tennis and are interested in resurrecting this club, please contact the Business Office.
The Golf Club
Pine Mountain Golf Club was formed to stimulate interest in the game of golf at PMC, to promote the game of golf in the true spirit of the honorable traditions, to enforce uniformity in the rules, to maintain a uniform system of handicapping and to afford a convenient and authoritative body to govern tournaments and other golfing events at PMC. For details, please see the “Golf Course” section of “Recreation” on this site.
The Sierra Club/Condor Group
Pine Mountain Club has an active chapter of The Sierra Club called “The Condor Group” that meets monthly. This group meets regularly during warmer months for hikes and presentations with potluck meals. Social time begins at 6 p.m. and the program is at 6:30 p.m., both in the Pool Pavilion at the PMC Clubhouse. For details, call Liz Buchroeder at 242-0619.