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To add or update the information about your LOW Club, send an email to the Communications Coordinator. Please provide your name, telephone number, lot and section number, as well as the Club name and description.

Activities and Clubs are open to all residents and tenants of LOW, although some national organizations may have specific selective requirements for membership. Although every effort has been made to offer a complete listing, new clubs form and inactive clubs disband from time to time. Some clubs are closed to new members or have unique membership requirements and have chosen not to be included here.

Any member or tenant in good standing may initiate a new Club following demonstration of sufficient interest by LOWA members and approval of the General Manager. Free advertising in Lake Currents to solicit members for newly organizing clubs is available by calling the Communications Office. Current contact and meeting information can be found here or in the Fire and Rescue LOW Directory, Lake Currents, or on the Club web site where provided.


Description Contact Information
Chapter 5239

Meets at 10am on the third Monday of each month in the Clubhouse Great Hall. (Social 9:30am)

AARP is a non-profit social and service organization for people age 50 and over. The Chapter addresses the needs and interests of seniors through monthly programs, sponsored trips and volunteer opportunities. Chapter activities provide for socializing and meeting others. Dues: $7/year.  

Dick Bradie, President

Tina Aris, VP

Battlefield Boogie Club

The Battlefield Boogie Club is a dance club that promotes the Carolina Shag. The Club is open to folks of all ages who like to dance. The Club has by-laws of operation, elected officers, quarterly board and general membership meetings. Meeting times and locations vary, please contact Audrey. The Club has their own DJs and hold their dances at the LOW Clubhouse, as well as the Loft in Fredericksburg.

Audrey Borja, President

Book Discussion Group Meets the second Wednesday each month at 1pm in the Wilderness Library to discuss literature of interest selected by club members. Material includes both fiction and non-fiction selections. A listing of the books selected for discussion appears periodically in Lake Currents. Helen Nolan
Boy Scout Troop 197 Meet Sundays at 6pm in The Lake of the Woods Church cabins.

Tom Browne

Bridge (Monday-Wednesday-Sunday)

Duplicate Bridge: This non-sanctioned, social group meets weekly on Sunday evenings. First-timers please contact the current director in advance. Bring a partner--of course!

Monday Night Bridge: (general and refresher) This social, contract bridge group meets weekly. New players must call the monthly director in advance so tables can be arranged.

Ladies Bridge: This social, contract bridge group meets Wednesdays for six rounds of play, mid-morning to mid-afternoon, with a break for lunch. Please call the director in advance so tables can be arranged.

See the "Calendar of Events" in Lake Currents on each respective day to locate contact person.
Camera Club Meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Holcomb Bldg Conference Room at 7pm. Open to all residents and all skill levels (beginner to pro) (film or digital). No dues nor formal membership rolls. Objective is to improve our photographic skills and and computer software enhancement skills of digital photos and learn from each other.

Bob Gibson
Civic Club
"Be Concerned, Be Informed, Be Involved" is the motto of the LOW Civic Club, which hosts monthly speakers and provides an open forum where property owners can learn about issues which affect their lives, interests and investment in the LOW community. Members are invited to submit articles on community matters for publication in the club monthly newsletter, Lakeveiws. Submissions may be sent by email to Dues: $5/year.

Meets third Tuesday each month in the Woods Center at 7:30pm.

Dee Tillman

Cultural Awareness Circle We plan multi-cultural programs and events valuing heritage. We meet quarterly.
See Lake Currents for monthly meeting information.

Lita Irby

Charles Mincey

Daughters of the American Revolution The local LOW Chapter of the National Society DAR sponsors historic, patriotic and educational community service programs that serve students, those who have recently become US citizens, military veterans and genealogical researchers. Current projects include local and DAR schools, V.A. Medical Center, sponsorship of lineage research workshops and preservation of Spottswood sites within LOW. Membership is open to women age 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Meets monthly.

Judith Lamasure

Linda Sutphin

Democratic Club
The focus of the Democratic Club is to become better informed about national, state, and local governments and the matters before them.  The Club educates its members on wide-ranging issues and how to be strong advocates for these issues.  A service project for the community is undertaken annually.  Meetings are held monthly, with topical guest speakers and political activities. Dues: $20/yr.
Meets the third Thursday each month in the Woods Center at 1:30 pm.  See Lake Currents for monthly meeting information.


Shirley Pfile, President

Mary Berger, Membership

See our website


Fishing Club

A non-profit club that meets monthly to share creel reports and discuss issues affecting the quality of fishing in our lakes. Guest speakers address angling topics and environmental concerns. The club sponsors a Bass Tournament, fun fishing tournaments and the annual Children's Fishing Tournament. Dues: $10/year.

Tony Kennon

Fun Bowling League

The LOW Fun Bowling League is a sanctioned, recreational mixed league for both men and women (over 40) that meets for 24 weeks from October through April at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Fredericksburg. Singles welcome. We bowl Thursdays at 1pm. 

There are 24 teams on this league not including 15-20 substitute bowlers who step in during the bowling season when a regular member cannot be available.
Joan Trotter
Garden Club

The LOW Garden Club is a non-profit group that joined in 1978 with the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Their objective is to serve LOW through civic and beautification endeavors. Annual fundraising activities enable continuation of these projects. The Club is responsible for the Memorial Garden adjacent to the ECC building, holiday decorations at the Clubhouse and the monthly "Keep LOW Beautiful" program, among other projects. Meetings with featured speakers are held monthly; new members are always welcome. Dues: $20.

Meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30pm in the Clubhouse Great Hall except January and July. If interested in joining or have an interest, call.

Sonni Beranek


Girl Scouts Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. There are many troops located in and around the Locust Grove Area that work with girls from Kindergarten thru High School. We are located in the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and we have a local website for the girls of Orange County  If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or register your child in a troop please contact Laura Moore. Laura Moore
Higher Power Performance Team Sopnsored by The Lake of the Woods Church, the Higher Power Performance Team teaches dance, music and drama to children age nine and older. Members learn team skils, dance routines and perform for the community LOW Church 972-9060

Horseshoes for Fun

Horseshoe players of all skill levels, both men and ladies, are invited to play with other pitchers at the horseshoe courts at Hollyfield Park. Participants are paired randomly, with special rules for ladies and seniors. Horseshoes are available for those who need them. The courts are available for use at any time, but you can meet new friends and have more fun by participating with the group.

See the "Calendar of Events" in Lake Currents for days and times.

Dick Getman

John Seymour

Jim Plympton

Investment Club

The Investment Club is a member of the National Association of Investors Corporation. Members learn how to research and evaluate equities, and to apply this knowledge by buying and selling equities in the club's portfolio. Requirements for membership are a desire to learn about investing and time to do research for the monthly meetings. Most research is done on the computer, with help from ValueLine or from an online service. The cost to join is minimal and the monthly investment is $40.

Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Woods Center.

Don Cope


Enjoy playing any instrument with a keyboard? Piano, organ, electronic keyboard? As kindred spirits in love of music we gather to enjoy. We share skills ranging from amateur to pro and "undiscovered greatness." No dues, no hard commitment. Monthly meetings on Sundays at 1pm. Location varies. Not restricted to LOW.

Elaine Lewis
Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 128

Founded in 1990 at LOW, KWVA Chapter 128 boasts some 65 Korean War resident veterans who gather monthly for fellowship, dining and social activities. The club conducts Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies at LOW, holds picnics, outings and parade events, and offers educational programs and activities that recall the Korean War and honor those who served.

Meets second Wednesday monthly at the Wilderness Library at 1pm. Come join us.

James Santucci
Ladies Bowling League This is a sanctioned, recreational league for women that meets for 27 weeks from October through April at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Fredericksburg. Brenda Matsuda
Ladies Golf Association

The LGA invites you to join them on Tuesday from April through October to play golf with either the 9- or 18-hole groups. The season opens in March with a spring brunch at the Clubhouse, and play begins on the first Tuesday in April with a shotgun start. The cost is $3/week, plus any applicable cart and/or greens fees. Members are flighted based on handicap, and the Pro Shop sets up the four-person teams. Membership is open to all LOW property owners, tenants and/or their dependent daughters age 18 or over. Annual dues are $20, and members are required to have a handicap. The $27 handicap fee is paid directly to the Pro Shop. A number of tournaments are hosted each season: Spring Tournament in May, President's Cup in July, "Rally for the Cure" for breast cancer, Sadie Hawkins Day, Member/Member, Club Championship, Member/Guest, and the Spring and Fall Two-person Teams. The season ends with a scramble for all members at the end of October and a closing awards ceremony in the fall.

The LOW LGA Board initiated an exciting program for new golfers in 2007 called the LOW LGA FARM TEAM.  On alternate Wednesday evenings, new golfers are paired with a mentor or “seasoned” golfer in small groups and play up to 9 holes of golf.  The mentor helps with pace of play and etiquette, and occasionally shares a playing tip. 

Nancy King, LGA President


2013 Calendar

President: Pat Shrader, 972-2055
1st Vice President:    Jeanne Woodward          972-3611
2nd Vice President:
Louise Hoh, 972-1726
Kathy George, 9722320
Judy Ludvigsen, 972-1514
Tournament Chairs:
      18 Holers:
Bonnibeth Foltz, 972-8698
Deb Newton, 972-4184
        9 Holers:
Mary Ann Rogers,412-2747
Mary Malatras, 972-3029

Lake Authors Club For published authors at LOW. We are setting up our meeting schedule. Please contact us for futher information. Judy Hill
Lake Youth Foundation

LYF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to funding educational programs, higher education scholarships and fun family events. The foundation sponsors an all-day mini drama camp in January, Easter Egg Hunt, Children's Fishing Tournament, Scholarships to high school seniors residing in LOW, Cardboard Boat Regatta and a Visit with Santa. For more information on these events, or to volunteer, please visit our website at

Connie Buttimer, President, 972-0083

Hank Lewis, VP

LOW Bass Anglers

Tournaments are March thru September typically on the 3rd Sat of the month. We meet at the Clubhouse Dock.

Visit our web site

JD Krob

LOW Civil War Study Group

The study group is collecting information on events/activities at the Battle of the Wilderness with particular attention to those occuring in LOW. Intent is to add to the understanding of what happened where and its impact.

The group meets at the Woods Center at 10:30am on the fourth Friday of the month.

Pete Rainey, President
LOW Lioness Club

The LOW Lioness Club is a non-profit women's community service group that organizes and hosts many fundraising activities throughout the year to support various local charitable organizations and causes.

Dinner meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month. Activities include a Fall and Spring Fashion Show,  a fall book and bake sale, a Spring Flea Market/Craft Fair, food drives to benefit the Wilderness Food Pantry, assistance with the Lions Club Eye glass recycling program, sponsoring of an ice cream social and Christmas gift wrapping day at Childhelp as well as many other community service projects. Interested residents are asked to contact the President or Membership Chair.

The LOW Lioness Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6pm at the LOW Clubhouse.


Carol Lee
2012-2013 President

Michelle Senft
2012-2013 Membership Chair


LOW Lions Club

The LOW Lions Club is a member of the world's largest volunteer organization. The LOW club was founded in 1982 and is now the largest Lions Club in Virginia; its members include both men and women. The club offers a full program of activities and services to the local community both inside and outside LOW, as well as to neighboring counties and across the Commonwealth. An inventory of sick room supplies and equipment is maintained for community use. Members are active in a wide range of programs, from eyeglass recycling to providing scholarships to deserving youth, as well as eyesight and hearing screening for Orange County school children. Fundraising activities include the club's fall yard sale, White Cane Days to support sight conservation, and maple syrup sales, among others. Lions from other clubs who move to LOW may transfer their membership.

Meet 1st & 3rd Thurs, 6:30pm, Clubhouse

Orville Dee, President,

LOW Players Club There is no business like show business. Join the LOW Players and help bring entertainment and cultural enrichment to the community.

Each year, the Players stage two theatre productions, performed in the LOW Community Center, with a different set designed and constructed for each play. We welcome your participation, no matter how great or small-either onstage or backstage. Areas in which we could use your talents include (but aren't limited to) acting, dancing, music (voice or instrument), set design and construction, costume design, sound, lighting, and stage management.

You are invited to attend any of our meetings, which are held in the Community Center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Please call if you would like more information.

Co Managers: Carolyn and Dick Durphy

To order tickets to the next production, go to our web site

LOW Veterans Club The Lake of the Woods Veterans Club (LOW Vets) meets each month, the second Thursday at 4pm and 7pm, alternately, to promote fellowship, patriotism and the ideals of American citizenship.  Open to all LOW veterans who have been honorably discharged, retired, released
for medical reasons, currently on active duty or serving in our reserve forces.  It participates in LOW's celebrations such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day.  LOW Vets will supplement and assist, not replace, other veterans groups.

Ed Kessler, President

Jim Wyant, VP/Treasurer

LOW Visual Arts Council LOWVAC is a non-porfit group of volunteer resident artists who plan and sponsor the annual Fine Arts, Crafts and Photography Show in October. Exhibition is open to all residents who wish to show their own work. Proceeds from the show are donated to selected youth and art education groups to support local art programs. Members also host the Gallery Wall Exhibit in the Clubhouse and serve as a resource for other art programs in the area. Jan Moore, Chairman

Mah-Jongg Club Mah-Jongg is not just a game--it's an addiction. If playing Mah-Jongg is your passion, this ladies group meets weekly for some serious fun. Classes for newcomers are offered once a year, usually in April or May. Watch Lake Currents for announcements. Toby Musatow
Men's Golf Association The purpose of the MGA is to promote and encourage the game of golf in cooperation with the Golf Pro, the LOW Golf Committee and the LGA. The goal of the MGA is to bring men together to provide a social outlet and to promote and improve the quality of golf at LOW. The MGA also serves as an advocate for our golf course amenity. The MGA hosts numerous tournaments and activities throughout the year. Membership is open to male property owners and/or tenants and their dependents 18 years of age and older. Dues are $15/year, and an additional $27 is paid to the Virginia State Golf Association for establishing a handicap. Carl Cornwell
(Mothers of Preschoolers)
Mothers of Preschoolers is a study, fellowship, recreational and social group for moms of kindergarten age children and younger. Activities include adult study, Bible study, crafts and play time with children. Child care provided; walk-ins welcome. Annual registration fee; fee assistance available. Web site  

The only organization that exclusively represents federal retirees at the Federal and State levels. NARFE’s chief lobbyist has over 30 years experience on Capitol Hill in federal retirement matters. Any federal employee/retiree who has a vested interest in the Federal Retirement and/or Health Benefits programs is eligible to join. The membership fee is $25 per year which includes $20 National dues and $5 Chapter dues. Spouses of federal retirees are also eligible to join.

The chapter meets on the fourth Thursday every month in the Lower Level of the Clubhouse, except February, March, May July and October. September picnic at Sweetbriar Park and Christmas party.

Nick Duy, President

Joe Davidson, VP

Skip Bond, Newsletter

Joan Duy, Secretary

NUN (Network for area Nurses)

The Nurses United Network (NUN) at LOW is a club comprised of all levels of nurses (RNs, LPNs, CNAs and current nursing students) regardless of whether the member is actively working or not.

NUN meets four times a year in February, May, August and November. The NUN motto is "continuing to care", and the club's mission is "to provide nursing and health services and information to the LOW community and the communities surrounding Lake of the Woods as well as provide a social network for all LOW nursing personnel.

NUN was founded in February 2009. The club's vision is that "Nurses will continue to contribute to the wellbeing of societies and will be in the future, as they are in the present, an invaluable asset to the health of LOW and surrounding communities." In keeping with this vision, NUN partners with the LOW Lions Club in the bi-monthly Blood pressure screenings, donates funds to local college nursing departments, volunteers at the Orange County Free Clinic, provides health related items to the food pantry, disseminates health information to the community, and participates in Health Fairs and other community events.

All nurses are invited to join. For information contact: Zoila Ortega  or Carole Roddy

Zoila Ortega

Carol Roddy

PATC (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club) Rosser-Lamb Crew This group of PATC members is working to restore the Rosser-Lamb farmhouse nestled on 238 acres at the edge of Shenandoah Park. Opportunities abound for both work and play. Members enjoy camping, hiking, birding and all nature has to offer, while refurbishing this old mountain home and restoring the grounds with native plants and trees. For outdoor lovers of all ages!

Peg Manual

Park Anderson

Pickle Ball

Adult Pickleball is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Community Center from 1:30 - 4:30. We have equipment that can be used if you would like to give this sport a try. Wear sneakers since we play on a gym floor. We are always happy to have new people join us and we will provide free lessons to get you started.

Pickleball is played on a badminton sized court with a low net like in tennis. A whiffle ball the size of a tennis ball is used with paddles that have short handles. It's a fast paced game that is easy to learn and is a fun way to get some exercise.

Shirley Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh


Rapidan Crew

The Rapid Crew club's goal is to promote and develop rowing as a recreational and competitve sport at LOW. Adult and high school level rowing instruction is conducted using Rapidan cre's fleet of racing and recreational rowin shells. Rapidan Crew was formed in 2004 with the support of the University of Mary Washington's rowing program. There are ample collegiate educational scholarships as well as competitve adult and high school opportunities in the region.

Please visit to learn more.

Terri Karfgin, President

Michael Kifferly, Secretary


Rappahannock Group Sierra Club Call for meeting dates and times. Bill & Joan Hulse


This round dance group meets the first and third Friday of each month in the Woods Center from 7:30-10pm. Dances such as the waltz, fox trot, cha-cha, jive, bolero, tango and two-step are executed to calls from the cuer. Each year at the spring and Christmas dinner dances, the RappaRounders and the Square Dance Club join together to dance a combination of both square and round dances.
Cuers: Ozzie & Margaret Ostlund
Visitors are welcome.

Ozzie & Margaret Ostlund

Bill & Rosemary Walker

Republican Women's Club (Susan Allen) of Orange County

This club is one of the largest and most active Republican Women's clubs in Virginia. Our purpose is to provide an avenue of political involvement for women. We also have many associate members who are men. Meetings are held monthly, usually at the Clubhouse on the fourth Wednesday, subject to change to accommodate the speakers. Visitors are welcome.

Marge Eales, President

Sailing Club

The LOW Sailing Club promotes the sport of sailing by hosting organized races, sailing clinics, boat shows, rigging parties and fun social events. Competitve fleet classes participate in races and regattaas using the US Sailing Association handicap system. Non-racers welcome! Current dues are $25/year, $30 per family; racers add $80/year racing fee.

The LOW Sailing Club sponsors the Junior Sailing Program, offering spring and fall sailing clinics and summer instructional day camps for youth. Beginner and intermediate classes are held for children age eight and up at Sailboat Beach. the program introduces children to the sport of sailing and teaches basic sailing skills and boating safety using certified USSA sailing instructors. For enrollment requirements and fees, consult the LOW Sailing Club web site at

Jimmy Lee

Bob & Mimi Doan
Jr. Sailing program

Dan McFarland
Vice Commodore

Ed Hoffman
Adult Sailing classes

Softball Fun League This is an independent "for fun" softball league sponsored by the LOW Church and open to everyone regardless of age, experience or level of ability. Men's teams play modified fast pitch and co-ed teams play modified slow pitch. The season runs from April through September with games played at Hollyfield Park on Monday and Thursday at 7pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Please consult the Fire and Rescue Directory for current contact information. Larry Graves
Solos Solos (Singles Of LOW) is a social group for single adults that provides members an opportuntiy to get to know other singles at LOW. Regular activities include weekly dining at nearby restaurants, holiday parties held at members' homes, cultural and recreational trips and outings and larger combined events with other area singles groups. Marilyn McKay
Square Dance Club

The Square Dance Club was the first social club organized at LOW, and in March of 2012 celebrated its 40th anniversary. Square dancing can be easily enjoyed by people of all ages in reasonably good health. No special skills are involved, and the tempo compares to that of a brisk walk.

Club members dance on the second, fourth and fifth Friday of each month at the Clubhouse lower level from 7:30-10pm.

Instruction for new dancers is offered on Monday evening from mid-September to April. Club dues and tuition are nominal. Singles, couples and families are welcome.

Margaret & JT Darby

Vice Presidents
Anne & Bruce Boyd

Swim Team

The LOW Barracudas Swim Team, a member of the national division of the Fredericksburg Area Rappahannock Swim League, provides an opportunity for competitive swimming for children age four through 18. The season runs from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August for practices and swim meets. Applicable fees, discounts for multiple children in one family. Sign-up and contact information is available on the Barracudas Swim Team web site at

Sheila Wimble, Coach
Tennis Club See Lake Currents for Socials, contact people, times of play. See the web site for more information. Ken Kaltenmark
Train Club Just for resident HO Model Train enthusiasts! Members work on components for a layout and participate in other projects in connection with HO model trains. Meets every Tuesday 6:30-9pm. Call for a visit. Harry Sandford
Water Ski Club

The Water Ski Club is open to children age seven to 18. From beginners to advanced skiers, training sessions start in May, with two ski shows at the Fire and Rescue Independence Day celebration and Labor Day. Parental support and involvemnt are encouraged; watch for registration announcements in the spring.

Practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings from Clubhouse Dock. See our web site at

Sonny Reeves, President

Lana Marr, VP

Donna Pomphrey, Sect'y

Wilderness Friends of the Library

Started over 10 years ago at LOW, this volunteer service organization provides financial support and other services for the Wilderness Branch of the Orange County library system. Serving northeastern Orange County, the Friends conduct used book sales during the year. Annual memberships are $5 and life memberships $25. Please contact the Wilderness library if you are interested in joining this group or assisting with book sales.

Martha Foote

Nancy Horch

Wilderness Model Yacht Club This organized group is looking to attract members and establish guidelines for play. The group plans to meet monthly at one of LOWA's beaches or private docks on the Main Lake to operate Victoria remote-controlled sailboats. Watch Lake Currents for further details. Ed Hoffman
Women's Guild (LOW Church) Meets first and third Thursdays September through May.

Iris Hamrick

Jean Stutz

Woodworking Club This group welcomes individuals at all skill levels interested in woodworking projects, which include cabinetry, furniture, modeling and whittling. More advanced members teach and guide those with less experience. Meetings are held the second Thursday at 7pm in the Holcomb Bldg. Hal Wood


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