Clubs and Organizations

Founder: Nancy Phelan: 383-1012 Leon de la Barra (Calle 15), 3 blocks east of the main blvd. Benito Juarez nancy_phelan@yahoo.com AACORP Tax-Deductible Donations PO Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341 Arizona 501(c)3 non-profit corp. Dedicated to helping stray animals by providing no-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption, dog and cat food, medicine and medical care. The center is run solely on donations. NEEDS: Cat, dog, kitten and puppy food, old towels, bedding, animal toys, bleach, cleaning supplies, medicine and monetary donations. Please drop off food/supplies directly at the center.
Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios Real Estate Professionals Association AMPI represents profesionalism in real estate and enforces ethical standards. It is a national association, one of 53 chapters in Mexico, and endorsed by Mexico’s Federal Government. They provide the MLS website, are operated by members and committed to education through bilingual programs. Associated with NAR and AAR in the U.S. Sonora State Law requires all Real Estate Agents to be licensed. IS YOUR AGENT LICENSED? SOCIAL MIXERS – All Welcome 2nd Wed. of every month BOARD MEMBERS MEETING 1st Thursday of every month GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING 2nd Thursday of every month 2011 OFFICERS: President: Richard Savino President Elect: Milton Felix Reyes Legal VP: Eleazar Jimenez Ethics VP: Kim Barber Education: Gretchen Ellinger MLS VP: John Walz PR VP: Kent White Events: Liane Armstrong Language & Culture: Isabel Saborith Membership: Veronica Ponce Secretary: Randi Alcott
Founder: Barbara Olszewski: 383-4963 (602) 324-9529 PO Box 695, Lukeville, AZ 85341 mail@rockypointboattrips.com www.rockypointclassroom.com Provides basic s c h o o l s u p p l i e s , computers, copiers, chalkboards, etc. to local classrooms. Donations can be dropped off at the Rocky Point Boat Trips Office or sent to Barb at the address above.
383-4399: Madrid & Ave. Marcelo Pino grupaciongeorgepapanicolaou@hotmail.com Cancer clinic dedicated to early prevention. Screenings and tests available. MONTHLY MEETINGS 1st Thurs. of every month PATIENT CONSULTATIONS Wednesday 9am-1pm PAPSMEARS Friday 9am-2pm by appointment
Melanie: 044-638-106-2070 muneca_pp@yahoo.com English Speaking Meeting every Tuesday 7pm at Placita Melanie, Suite 211 on Blvd. Fremont
(044-638) 384-7398 English Speaking Meetings Monday & Wednesday 10AM-11AM & 6PM-7PM 48 Campeche & Manuel Arista (Next to Galindo’s Café) Saturdays 9:30 AM above the new Candy Cake in the Old Port Newcomers/Book Study Meeting
Meets 6pm, 1st Tuesday of every month at the 383 Francisco Leon de la Barra (Oct.-June) 2011 OFFICERS: Commander: Bob Nelson (044) 638-110-9741 Second Vice Commander: Open Adjutant: David Anderson (044-638) 110-1383 Treasurer: Robert Lee Rowe (044-638) 380-9052 Service Officer: Dennis Bleeker 383-5770 Chaplin Harry “Hap” Pope: (602) 539-7616 Executive Committee Members: John Thompson Gordon Bueler Mike Harris Alternative Executive Committee Member: Paul Waterman: (520) 387-7532 Chaplin Harry “Hap” Pope: (602) 539-7616 New members and associates are always welcome! Show your American Legion ID at the Black Dog and receive discounted prices
International Headquarters: 1664 Precision Park Lane San Diego, CA 92173 Phone: (619) 662-1200 www.amor.org Amor Ministries builds more than 1,000 new homes across Mexico for Mexican families. They are selected to receive homes by the Mexico Ministry Planning Board. Pastors discern the needs within their community, present their nominations and one (or more) are selected to receive a new home built by Amor volunteers.
Founder: Eloy Gonzalez: 044-638-112-0898 eloy_glez_glez@hotmail.com Group dedicated to wiping out the unsightly graffiti in Puerto Peñasco. Donations of paint, brushes, rollers, and your time are always welcome and needed.
Rocky Point Times Office: 383-6325 Ave. Pino Suarez (off Calle 13) Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm • rptimes.com Free Book, VHS and DVD exchange for all Rocky Point residents and visitors. Want a book to read? Have an extra one? We have a free book and movie exchange in our office. You do not need to bring a book or movie to take one, two or as many as you like. All we ask is that you return them once you are finished with them. Hardbacks, paperbacks, self-help, magazines, children’s, etc. We have everything! Also VHS and DVDs. Donate your extras.
Sandy Spain 388- 0857 or (044-638)109-4109 Local ladies play Bunco at Giuseppis Espresso Cafe on Blvd Fremont, the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM. Contact Sandy at the numbers listed above if you are interested in joining the group.
Center for the Study of Oceans & Deserts Phone: 382-0113 or (520) 829-4501 Located in Las Conchas, look for the Fin Whale skeleton Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-2pm PO Box 1579, Lukeville, AZ 85341 info@cedointercultural.org www.cedointercultural.org FREE PUBLIC TOURS Every Tuesday 2pm; Saturday 4pm CEDO is the Intercultural Center for the Study of Oceans and Deserts. Home to a giant fin whale skeleton and a desert botanical garden, CEDO is a field station for researchers and school classes, an education center with library, laboratories, book store and gift shop – An Intercultural Experience. CEDO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and conservation of the planet’s last great frontiers: the Sea of Cortez. CEDO NATURARTE ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE 1. Discover the tidepools: Explore the tidepools with CEDO experts. 2. Exploring the Morúa Estuary: Oyster farms, Fiddler Crabs, and the “Shrimp dance” are part of this walking tour of a pristine upper gulf wetland. 3. Kayaking Morúa Estuary; Explore beautiful Estero Morúa with expert guides, local ecology talk, kayak rental, seafood menu and many kind of birds, crabs and halophytes. 4. Pinacate Adventure: Explore the geologic wonders of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve on a tour with CEDO experts. 5. Oyster Experience: Become an oyster farmer and chef in a matter of hours at Punta Roja. Take an inside look at a sustainable maritime economy. 6. San Jorge Island Tour and Snorkeling: Join CEDO experts to explore the waters around this island, Bird Island hosts a rich diversity of life including sea birds, reef fish, invertebrates and, of course, you can snorkel with gregarious California sea lions. 7. Bird Watching Tour: Join the CEDO guides as we ramble along the shores of the estuary, observing this unique sanctuary for some of the areas most stunning bird life. 8. Hiking the sand dune: A tour at the Gran Desierto de Altar. This sea of natural dunes is the world largest. An experience you won’t forget.
Director: Joaquin Celaya Rendon Phone: 044-638-102-0514 Call for directions Shelter providing housing, food and care for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce Servicios y Turismos de Pto. Peñasco Phone: 383-2848 Fax: 383-4468 Located on Blvd. Fremont and Coahuila Monday – Friday 8am-3pm President: Marcos Carrillo Saustegui Manager: Maria Elena Garcia (Please note that our Chamber of Commerce is not like those that you find in U.S. cities and do not provide the same services and information.)
Directora: Rubén Rodríguez Rico Phone: 383-2599 Cell: (044-638) 112-0846 Ave. Miguel Hidalgo (Calle 13) and Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez would like to make a donation you can make a check to: Madre Silvia Gomez and drop it off at the home. You may drop checks or donations off at the Rocky Point Times office. Help to pay their electric bill, especially during the summer months, is always needed. You may also make a donation at a local grocery store for the purchase food and items.
Center for Technological Sea Studies Phone: 382-0010 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm/Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Cost: $3 adults, $1 children GREAT FUN FOR KIDS AND ADULTS! Cet-Mar invites you to their aquarium which displays native species of the intertidal zone and the northern gulf coast. To get to Cet-Mar take Blvd. Fremont and exit toward Las Conchas. The Cet-Mar Aquarium is located just past the school on the right.
Donations payable to: Cholla Bay Christmas Fund Please send to: Nancy Schmidli 10645 W Connecticut Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351 An organization that celebrates a Christmas party for their fellow Cholla Bay Mexican neighbors in early December. Santa shows up for pictures with the kids, children get to pick a gift for their mother, take a crack at the piñata, have a group sing-along and munch on hot dogs and chips. After all the fun, Santa delivers gifts for the children and food boxes for the families.
Also referred to as the CBSC Dues: $40, Payable to CBSC PO Box 1320, Lukeville, AZ 85341 The Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and staffing the VHF Marine Channel 26 for the northern Sea of Cortez as well as CB Radio Channel 3. The CBSC pays the salary of the operator, aides in search and rescue operations and can aid in the transportation of critical victims. They also publish the Cholla Chatter and put on numerous events during the year such as the CBSC Fishing Derby, Horseshoe Tournament and other fun stuff held in Cholla Bay. 2011 OFFICERS President: Mike Dugan Vice-President: Pat Goodin Secretary: Billie Crumbley Treasurer: Enedina Otañez Membership: Laura McIntyre 2011 BOARD MEMBERS Jerry Ketelhut Jr., Roy and Shirley Haenfler, Kathy Barnard, Tammy Hicks, Rhea Dugan, Bob Adams, Don Schmidli, Ken Goodin, Gayle Savelsberg, Diane Aliano, Sal Otañez
Sally Dalton: 382-5283 (Xochitl’s Cafe) Donations to: Cholla Charity Fund Send to: Kathy Barnard 1547 E Royal Palm Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85020 Organization that helps Mexican families, who live and work in Cholla Bay, with unexpected expenses such as medical, living, funeral, etc. They also collect and distribute blankets and warm clothing for children in Cholla Bay. Donations may be dropped off at Xochitl’s Cafe in Cholla Bay.
Sandy Spain: 388-0857 Brenda Barden: 044-386-9197 Meets every Thursday at 4:00 pm at La Cocina de Ramon Restaurant at the Sonoran Sea Want to meet folks in Puerto Peñasco? Come to The Connection, a happy hour gathering where you can meet a great group of people. Married? Single? Full-time or parttime resident? Mexican, American, other nationality, young, mature? It doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome.
Dedicated to Prevention and Disease Control Animal Control/Dog Pound/ Vaccinations Monday thru Friday 8AM to 3PM (011-52-638) 388-5152 Dra. Socorro – Coordinator Mario López – Canine Technician Jesús Bejarano – Subdirector Marina Soto Siqueiros – Social Worker We welcome donations of food, clothing, school supplies, pet food, medications and vaccines.
Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Sinaloa and Ruiz Cortines Directora: Mayor’s wife dif@puertopenasco.gob.mx difpuertopenasco@hotmail.com www.difpenasco.gob.mx www.puertopenasco.gob.mx Supported solely by donations, this social service organization offers medical aid and a variety of services for needy families. If you know of a family in need you may contact DIF for help. They hold many public fundraisers throughout the year to raise money. CHILDREN’S HOME D.I.F., a children’s home on Calle Marcelo Pino and Callejon Benito Juarez. The home is equipped to accommodate 50 children ranging in ages from newborns to 11 years. Children are taken care of until their families have complied with the rehabilitation period, treatments, or requests by SDMF. The home is located on Calle Marcelo Pino and Callejon Benito Juarez, just behind the Basic Unit Rehabilitation Center of D.I.F.
Rocky Point Times Newspaper 383-6325 or from U.S. (480) 463-6255 rockypointtimes@yahoo.com 3-Day Trips every May and October The El Golfo Run is a fun bi-annual 4×4 trip to El Golfo de Santa Clara through the desert, salt flats and onto the beach – even the coastal hwy. All 4×4’s welcome to join. There is no charge, fee, etc., you pay for your own motel and food when you get there. (Must have a sense of humor and be very patient.)
Children’s Home: I.A.P., Casa Hogar para niños desamparados 383-2378 • Off Hwy. 8, 15 mi. N of RP Secretary: Jose Manuel Barrera Sanchez Treasurer: Florencia Lucila G. Miron PO Box 1024, Lukeville, AZ 85341 The home provides temporary housing for children whose families cannot care for them, due to a variety of factors. The home provides shelter, meals, schooling, clothes, etc. during their stay. Esperanza is always in of fresh meat, fruits, beans, rice, cooking oil, flour, vegetables, etc. (not canned items), cleaning supplies, gas for the bus and help with their electrical bill. This is a children’s home, NOT an orphanage though often referred to as such. The children have families and ARE NOT up for adoption.
Darlene Laura and Carole Fields Ave. Pino Suarez No. 143, Col. El Ferrocarril, Playa “F” Provides clothes, food, toys & medicine to children/families in Colonia Nueva.
Angeles Verdes Hwy. 8 Patrol: Sunrise to Sunset Pull off shoulder and raise vehicle hood EMERGENCY DIAL 078 Provides assistance, tourist aid, information and emergency radio service for travellers on Hwy. 8 from Sonoyta to Rocky Point. Bilingual “Green Angels” provide protection service, medical aid and basic mechanical aid. There is no charge for mechanical service, you will only pay for auto parts, gas, oil, etc.
Spiritual Support Cancer Group Dra. Arminda González: (044-638) 110-4934 Glenda López: (044-638) 383-2414 Mariana Pérez: (044-638) 102-0564 The group’s mission is to provide spiritual and monetary support to individuals in Rocky Point that are affected by cancer. E-mail: sanperegrinopenasco@gmail.com
Ramon Ramos 388-5362/044-638-112-0350 ramonramos99@prodigy.net.mx Started by Linda and Guy Scholey, the Guardian Angels puts on a Christmas party for Escuela La Montaña, the school for handicapped children. Every year donators select a special child to buy a gift for. With donations received, they were also able to provide hot meals for the children throughout the year. Since Guy and Linda have moved south, their head chef, Ramon Ramos, owner of La Cocina de Ramon has decided to continue the tradition.
Hábitat para la Humanidad, Mexico A.C. Pedro Martínez English Spoken: 383-4323 Habitat for Humanity builds homes for families in need all over the world.
Manos de Ayuda, Inc. 383-5287 or 520-760-8645 President: Ramon Contreras Pamela J. Lyke Marquez pjlmarquez@aol.com Manos de Ayuda, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides rehabilitation, health education, medical and therapy equipment and supplies to children with special needs. They also help with construction modifications at a nursing home, a free clinic, and day care facility. These projects are made possible by volunteer efforts and financial assistance. Your help is always needed.
Director: Julio Alberto Lucero Arreola 044-638-109-2566 Located off of Cholla Bay Road I.R.A.D. is the institute for the recovery of drug addicts and alcoholics. The shelter houses, feeds and cares for those persons addicted. They rely and operate solely on donations and often sell candy to raise money to keep the centers open. They will always present their identification.
Director: Don Yewchin Blvd. Fremont in Plaza Aliana, Suite 12 388-5426 or 044-638-112-0359 larrydlargefoundation@hotmail.com www.larrydlargefoundation.org The Larry D. Large Foundation always accepts donations such as: new or clean gently used clothing, sporting goods, blankets and shoes. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Phone: 382-0050 Guard Gate: 382-0095 President: Jean Steward Executive Vice President: Glenn Martinez Vice President: Chuck Salem Treasurer: John Wenzlau Secretary: Randi Alcott
Phone: 383-2488 Ave. Niños Heroes and Juan Aldama President: J. Saul Peralta Gomez Women’s Committee President Luz del Carmen de Peralta Some of their programs include info. & action for the prevention of hypertension and diabetes, prescription glasses, eye surgery, supply wheelchairs, braces, crutches, etc. Donations of eyeglasses, or any other items may be dropped off at the office of the RPTimes.may be dropped off at the office of the RPTimes.
Centro de Rehabilitación para Adultos y Jovenes La Esperanza A.C. Local Director: C. José de La Cruz Bravo 044-638-106-4079 identificacruz@live.com.mx On Simon Morua behind the cemetery The center helps men in need by providing clothing, housing, job training and food. They run solely on donations.
Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Sub Directors: Gregorio Soto Rodriguez and Guadalupe de Soto Phone: 044-638-105-9804 Calle Juan Aldama No. 527 Go to the new cemetary, turn right, go one block and turn left and 6 blocks ahead you will see the center.
President: Lew Felton A fun group that puts on a variety of events every year, such as the BASH. The group holds monthly meetings and donates to local charities and organizations.
Puerto Peñasco Association of Real Estate Agents www.rockypointmultilist.com
Founder: Steve Schwab Coordinator: Richard C. LaNasa Established 2003 520-232-2241 PO Box 70121, Tucson, AZ 85737 www.penascochildrensfoundation.org A non-profit organization in Puerto Peñasco dedicated to enriching the lives of the children and their families. The organization provides medical assistance, assists families, offers education and assists in the general enrichment of children’s lives. The group holds many events during the year including golf tournaments, a children’s walk, triathlon, concerts and a NewYear’s Eve Bash.
Fundación para Conservación del Pinacate, A.C. Office Hours: 9AM – 5PM U.S. Mail: PO Box 745, Ajo, AZ 85321 El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the most unique volcanic zones in the world. The conservation of these gigantic craters and the surrounding areas are an important part of our ancient history and culture. Self guided hikes, overnight camping and exploring are allowed in the area provided you do not harm, disrupt or take plants, wildlife or artifacts from the area. Visitors must register at the office as they enter the reserve. The reserve is located at the halfway town (Nayarit) between Rocky Point and Sonoyta. Also located near this area is Gran Desierto de Altar, home to the largest area of natural sand dunes.
Phone: 383-3105 Super fast racers from all over the U.S. and Mexico race each other down the sandy track, which is located just north of town. Everyone welcome. Events are held throughout the year, call above for schedule and times.
Professional Business Women’s Club Meet every Tues. 8pm • 383-2052 Constitucion and Serdán esq. # 1 www.bpwpuertopenasco.com Monday – Friday 9am-1pm This association of professional business women meets once a week and helps young women who are finishing school – high school or college and who have economic needs.
EMERGENCY DIAL 060 Business Phone: 383-2266 www.cruzrojapenasco.org.mx Located on Blvd. Fremont, across from the Fire Department (Bomberos) Monetary donations can be made in person, to the Red Cross people (with their cans out) when you see them in the street or you may deposit directly into their bank account: Banamex Acct# 7661161 SUC. 472 SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE The Red Cross offers its services free of charge to the general public. They handle a number of minor injuries such as stings, bites, cuts, sprains, broken bones, etc. They have ambulance service and offer their services 24 hours a day. They work with local doctors and clinics to provide emergency care for patients with more serious injuries. They operate solely on donations, so please donate when you can. They are always in need of medical supplies, crutches, wheelchairs, etc. You may drop off donations at the Red Cross or at the office of the Rocky Point Times. The Red Cross can fill Portable Oxygen Tanks with prior notice.
Brenda Barden: 044-638-386-9197 The Puerto Peñasco Chapter gets together on the last Monday of the month at 1pm (Sept-June) to have lunch and show off their “red hats and purple dresses”. All ladies welcome. Call for reservations or info.
Unidad Basica de Rehabilitacion Therapy for the handicap and those with special needs. Coordinator: Esperanza López Trasviña Phone: 383-1918 Juan Aldama & Marcelo Pino Consultations accepted
Tab Gray: tab@rockypoint.com Family of God Christian Fellowship PO Box 738, Lukeville, AZ 85341 A group of a variety of community members who volunteer their time and efforts to raise money, purchase supplies and provide food bags, shoes and toys at Christmas time for the less fortunate. Every year thousands of children, men and women flock to receive their goodies, take pictures with Santa Claus, play games, eat hot dogs and have a great day. Volunteers spend all year collecting donations and then coordinate efforts a few weeks prior to the big event, which usually takes place mid-December.
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So Others May Eat Larry D. Large Foundation: 388-5426 Look for the Annual Turkey Trot every November to help support the families of Puerto Peñasco. Volunteers to pack and deliver food boxes are always needed!
Ginger Phillips • 972-742-3740 Mon-Sat 9am-4pm St. Vincent de Paul helps needy citizens by furnishing clothing, food baskets, medical assistance. They are run solely on donations. Turn W on Samuel Ocaña, go to the 1st 4-way stop, turn left and go 1 block, turn right and go 2 blocks, turn left. SVdP is the light green building at the end of the street on the right side.
Organizer: John Fowler: 602-840-1528 PO Box 5, Lukeville, AZ 85341 Delivers food boxes, bikes, toys and clothes to needy families all year long. Donations are accepted and transported to Rocky Point year round. If you have a donation pickup in the Phoenix area, call John Fowler or email santaclausclub@ hotmail.com.
Also known as S.O.B.S. President: Bob Adams: 382-5034 BUSINESS MEETING: 5:30pm, 1st Wednesday of every month at the Black Dog on Blvd. Fremont HAPPY HOUR SOCIAL GATHERING Every Wednesday (except 1st one) at Puesta del Sol at Playa Bonita Resort. Single in Peñasco? Come and join the “SOBS”, a great group of singles who get together every week and also coordinate fun events such as trips, events throughout the year.
Founder: Pastor Stan Tedrow Peñasco Christian Fellowship Melchor Ocampo & Tecla Bustamante Donations accepted and welcomed at the Fellowship Mon – Fri 8am-2pm or can be dropped off to Maria at the Black Dog on Blvd Fremont All gifts are tax-deductible Checks payable to: Mission Heartbeat PO Box 1032, Lukeville, AZ 85341 This rapidly growing organization was created after seeing the desperate need families were faced with when the U.S. economy declined, heavily impacting Mexico, and the peso dropped dramatically. As a result, jobs vanished, more people became homeless and could no longer afford to feed their families. Pastor Stan Tedrow shared his burden to feed the hungry with his congregation, and two feeding sites were born on February 24, 2009 with more being added since then. Currently, citizens can receive a hot meal at: Fountain of Life Mission in Colonia San Rafael; Arizona Taco Place on Ave. Constitucion; Aquiles Serdan across from Hotel Paraiso del Desierto on Constitucion.
Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitor’s Bureau President: Hector Vazquez Lic. Ana Laura Saens: 383-7025 Rafael Gonzales V.: 388-0444 U.S. Toll Free: 877-843-3717 Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-552-2820 Monday – Friday: 9AM-2PM & 4-7PM Saturday: 9AM-3PM Blvd. Benito Juarez, Plaza del Sol No. 13 behind Circle K, next to Expo Tile www.cometorockypoint.com
Rosie Glover: 044-638-112-0134 Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30PM for something fun!
Centro de Rehabilitación para Mujeres La Esperanza A.C. Directora: Hna. Ana Krause: 044-638-102-0869 • anaycruz@live.com From Blvd. Samuel Ocaña, turn north at sign on Pto. Ensenada. Go 10 blocks and the women’s center will be on your left, just before the last cross street.
Youth Sports Foundation of Puerto Peñasco Fernando Lopez: imdpenasco@hotmail.com Office (011-52-638) 388-1180 Rick Busa: RBusa@ysf.com.mx