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Pasadena Village Affinity Groups

 
 Our members often discover they have common interests and then decide to form "affinity groups" that allow them to explore these interests together. Whether it be playing a particular board game, engaging in a hobby, or getting together to discuss fascinating topics, members of the Pasadena Village enjoy gathering in small groups to share their common bonds.
 
What is an Affinity Group?
 
  • An affinity group is composed of 3 or more Village members who share a common interest.
  • Affinity groups have a defined (but open) membership and are self-led.
  • Groups plan their own meetings and activities.
  • While groups have designated leaders, all group members are responsible for the group's success.
  • Affinity groups are overseen by the Programs committee. 
 
How do I start a new Affinity Group?
 
1. Find other members with the same interest.
Staff can help you with this.
 
2. Get in touch with the Affinity Group Coordinator.
The Coordinator is a member who provides support to Village affinity groups.
The Coordinator will help you arrange your initial group meeting and answer any questions you may have.
 
Barbara Madden is the current Affinity Group Coordinator. 
626-798-3474
 
3. Hold an initial meeting.
At this meeting your group will make important decisions together about the purpose and organization of your group. Staff members can send out the initial meeting invitation. The Affinity Group Coordinator attends the first meeting to help facilitate the organization of the group.
 
4. Have fun together!
Create a group roster, set another meeting, or plan your next group activity.

Our current affinity groups are listed below with a brief description. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, get in touch with the group leader. You will find many of the groups' gatherings listed in our event calendar
 
  Current Affinity Groups
   Description
   Group Leader 
 
             
  Bird Watching
               Get together with other members and go on local bird-watching excursions
 
Esther Gillies
 
             
  Bridge Group   Gather with other members once a month to play this classic card game  
Peter LeSourd
 
             
  Hiking Club
  Members hit the trails for moderate hikes in the local mountains and canyons.   
Peter LeSourd
 
             
 
Hunger Initiative 
(hiatus)
  This group is on hiatus    To Be Selected  
             
  Memoir Writing
  Members offer one another support as they pursue their personal writing projects.   

 N/A

 
             
  Men's Time   The men of the Village meet monthly to get to know one another and share their life experiences  
Mike Babcock
 
 
 
Ping Pong
 
  Members enjoy challenging each other in this fun game.  Held at the Village office.      
Mike Babcock

 
 
Thursday
Book Club
  Our first book club reads both fiction and non-fiction selections.    Rotates  
             
  Wednesday Book Club   This book club was formed because our Thursday book club became so popular they ran out of room!   N/A
 
 
             
  Women's Circle 1
  The original Women's Circle meets weekly to provide mutual support and form deeper connections with one another.   Rotates
 
 
             
  Women's Circle 2
  A second Women's Circle was formed for female members who prefer meeting twice a month.     To Be Selected