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. 

Become a member.

We are pleased to announce that VCOTHG and the Los Angeles Over the Hill Gang (OHGLA) are now informally linked. We invite members of our sister club, OHGLA, to participate in all of our events, including overnight trips. Check their Calendar page http://www.ohgla.org/calendar.html for activities of interest. VCOTHG also extends an invitation to OHGLA members to participate in their events. Check their website and calendar at www.vcothg.com.

Want to Become a Member?

Liz Gertwagen



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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.


Ethnic Dinner

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].

Welcome to Our New Website

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