Welcome to Ventura County Over the Hill Gang
It is essential that you have a chance to meet and visit with us to determine whether your interests are compatible with what VCOTHG has to offer. We permit two social visits by perspective members to all but physical activity events to help you decide. (Attendance at physical events such as skiing, biking and hiking is not permitted for insurance reasons.)
In addition to contacting our Membership Chair – Liz Gertwagen 805-807-4665 or Membership@VCOTHG.COM – to find the date and place for the next General Meeting, you may also find a notice of our meetings in a local area neighborhood newspaper. Very many of our members have joined following their initial visit with us from acting on the neighborhood papers’ notice. Just drop in; no advance notice is required to attend a General Meeting.
You may find the club’s current demographics helpful in getting the courage to make that first contact. Following is a statistical recap of key characteristics:
The local group was formed about 20 years ago
We currently have over 100 members
About half of our members are married
The average age of the membership is mid 60s
Forty percent of the members are men
Our youngest member is 50, our oldest is a bit north of 85
We meet every other month for a General Meeting
Every month we sponsor six to ten activities for our members such as: hiking, skiing, biking, dinners, sailing, theatre/concerts, short cruises for fireworks or Channel Island outings, bus tours to museums and other locations [e.g., Edwards AFB], monthly bowling and movie matinee outings, and the occasional camp out.
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Potluck and General Meetings
The next meeting will be a December Holiday, White Elephant, Potluck and General Meeting to be held on Saturday 12/13/14 in Simi Valley @ 4:00 p.m. Prospective members are invited to attend to see if our group is a good match. If you are interested in becoming a member and would like to attend the next meeting, just contact our Membership Chair Liz at 805-807-4665 or Membership@vcothg.com.
The next dinner will be in Simi Valley on Saturday 11/08/2014. Again, this event is open to prospective members--just contact our Membership Chair Liz [805-807-4665 or Membership@vcothg.com].
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