Clubs at Compass Pointe
Avant Gardeners Club
We meet 6 times a year to share garden ideas, take garden related trips, and have guest speakers on a variety of garden related topics. For example, this spring we had a certified rosarian and a flower tower expert talk to us. In the fall we have one of the county extension agents coming and hope to an herb expert to come talk. Some future activities may include garden walks within Compass Pointe and plant swaps.
The Benevolence & Community Service club provides opportunities for Compass Pointe owners to volunteer for projects supporting those in need in the local community. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month.
It has been documented that Bocce was once played in Ancient Rome. It is now being played at Compass Pointe.
Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallino. The game is played with two teams that can be comprised of one, two or four players on each team.
One point is given for each bocce ball that is closer to the pallino than the opposing team’s bocce balls. The game continues until a pre-determined point total is reached.
We encourage everyone who is interested in having a great time and meeting new neighbors while playing this fun game to join the members of the Bocce Club every Sunday on the Great Lawn in front of the Grand Lanai at 4:00 PM. This is LAWN BOCCE with five to ten games going on at the same time, advancing to a final game playing for a bottle of wine. Bring your Bocce sets if you have one as well as wine, beer and appetizers and become part of the fun. A one time Dues of $5.00 per person per season used to purchase some supplies and prizes is required.
Compass Pointe Bowling Leagues meet weekly at Cardinal Lanes on Shipyard Boulevard. These are fun leagues and skill level is not important. We have two leagues, at 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Mondays. We bowl in the Fall and Spring, two 14 to 16- week sessions. We do not have leagues in the Summer.
Spring 2017 bowling will begin on January 23. We currently are re-establishing the leagues after the closing of Thunder Alley and have spaces available for existing and new members. Please contact us by January 9 if you would like to bowl in the upcoming season.
Community Garden Club
The Community Garden club has been formed for those who enjoy growing organic fruits & vegetables and want to be a part of the planning of a new Compass Pointe Community Garden. Our goal is to design and organize a successful Community Garden which offers plots to residents of Compass Pointe to grown their own organic food.
Compass Canine & Friends
The Compass Canine & Friends Club has been formed to, primarily, improve the Compass Point Experience for Canines and their owners. Cats, Hamsters, Fish and their owners are welcome to join and share. Our primary purposes will be to Educate, Entertain and Experience.
Educate: we will attempt to educate owners and their dogs about training techniques, agility training, and methods to make both owner and dogs experience a happier more productive life together. We will discuss volunteer opportunities for Pet Therapy Teams.
Entertain: we will encourage use of the recently improved dog park by setting up times for dogs and their owners to participate in group “play dates”. We will seek ways to further improve the dog park to maximize the experience.
Experience: we will share information and offer advice when requested. We can use the board to request or offer pet sitting services, be they cats, hamsters or dogs! When you feel badly about going to dinner and a show due to the length of time you will be gone, you can post…..you may have a neighbor who is willing to assist!
Compass Pointe Mens Golf Association
The purpose CPMGA is to encourage enjoyment of the game of golf and to familiarize players with the rules, good sportsmanship and etiquette of the game. The CPMGA and its members will adhere to the USGA Rules of Golf except as modified by the CPMGA local rules. CPMGA will establish local rules to enhance play as well as pace of play. These Rules may be accessed by clicking here.
All male residents of Compass Pointe may become members of the Compass Pointe Men’s Golf association (CPMGA) upon payment of annual CPMGA dues. Additionally, any male nonresident with a Compass Pointe or Magnolia Green Double Eagle Membership can join the CPMGA and play in all weekly and tournament events.
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for score-keeping, the eponymous crib or box (a separate hand counting for the dealer), two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show) and a unique scoring system including points for groups of cards that total fifteen.
This club has been formed for those who enjoy cooking, especially cooking for others. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all Compass Pointe residents by hosting multiple dining events throughout the year. Each event will promote the utilization of the Grand Lanai to encouraging all residents to meet their neighbors and develop new friendships. Funds raised by these events will be used to purchase new equipment in order expand our menu and improve our service for the benefit of the entire community.
The club is interested in providing the following:
- Monthly dinners, that provides good food, fun and enjoyment and potentially entertainment.
- Supporting various community events with food at a reasonable price.
- Provide light food (steamed cheeseburger & fries) during pool season.
- Support activities at the Oasis Bar.
- Promoting the art of cooking by providing culinary training to members.
There will be four elected officers, Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Elections occurred this past March of 2016 and elected were:
- Co-chairs: Jeff Malecki and Bryan King
- Treasurer: Deb Dubuc
- Secretary: Gail Mangels
The club will consist of, but not limited to, the following positions:
- Food prep personal
- Food planners
- Cook assistants
- Food coordinators
- Clean-up assistance
- Set-up assistance
Day Trips & Travel
The Day Trips & Travel Club offers a variety of activities which club members would enjoy doing as a group. Our initial focus is on Day Trips, actually day or night activities, primarily in the Wilmington/Brunswick Co. area. We intend to offer at least one activity per month. From time to time, trips involving travel outside our local area will be offered. If you need assistance with joining the club or have suggestions for activities, please contact Laurie MacFarland.
For CP residents who enjoy playing Fantasy Football, there is now a league in Compass Pointe.
The league is run on the ESPN website.
It is a lot of fun and makes watching the NFL games interesting even if your favorite team is not playing.
As more people move here and want to play we can add other leagues to accommodate additional players.
Since the league runs on-line you can play even in you are not yet living in Compass Pointe.
Hand and Foot
Hand and Foot members meet every Wednesday evening at 7PM.
Hand and Foot is played in groups of 4-6 players.
Anyone interested in learning to play may participate; we teach as we play or email me and I will make sure we are prepared to teach the game.
Some members choose to bring a snack/drink to share.
Usually someone in the group comes with cards, shuffler and a card holder. Four players use 5 decks, six players use 7 decks.
Four hands are played and usually takes 2-2.5 hours for a game.
Here is a link for the rules
Local Area Events
By joining this club, members are expressing their interest in receiving occasional emails about activities taking place in the local area (Leland, Wilmington, beach areas, etc.). Members of this Club are able to send emails to all other members of the Club regarding events taking place outside of Compass Pointe.
The Mah Jongg club is a group of players who participate in the game weekly on Wednesday Nights from 6:30-9PM.
The game is played with tiles depicting characters and the object is to combine the tiles in such a way that they match up with a hand on the Mah Jongg card. Seasoned players and advanced beginners are welcome to join our friendly game on any Wednesday night in the lanai or in the Community Room. For true beginners we kindly ask that you begin on the first Wednesday of the month as lessons will begin then. If interested, please order a Mah Jongg card from the National Mah Jongg League at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org The cost is $8.
Maryland Meet Up
he Maryland Meet Up Club is a group of fellow former Marylanders who like to get together for fun, fellowship, and enjoying authentic Maryland fare. We meet irregularly throughout the year to savor such cuisine as steamed crabs, crab cakes, oysters, & shrimp, either at a member’s home or a local restaurant. The only requirement for membership is that at some time in the past you lived in Maryland.
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A Pickleball Club was established in 2014 for the purpose of the enjoyment of Compass Pointe residents and their guests.
During reserved times for pickleball, two nets/courts can be put up and no basketball can be scheduled. Anyone interested in learning about pickleball or playing can show up during the scheduled times. No experience is required to play. Compass Pointe has 2 pickleball sets and 8 pickleball racquets. Experienced players can explain the rules and teach the proper serving techniques and game strategy.
Meets on the second Tuesday of every month to plan social activities and events for residents. New members always welcome.
The Scrapbooking Club is an informal group of residents who meet on the third Friday of the month from 1:00 PM until 6 PM in the Community Room of the Wellness Center. Members bring their own tools and supplies to work on their scrapbooks, make cards or create other paper crafts. Want to start a new hobby? There are many members willing to share their expertise and tools. Learn how to use die cut machines like Cricut and eBosser or take technique classes and special workshops as decided by the group. This is a new group looking to share their interests while making new friendships in the community. Sign up for the club to receive notices of our meetings! Come to cut and paste with us and share your experience!
The Tennis Club was established in 2013 shortly after the courts were built. The club has grown to over 120 members and is open to all Compass Pointe Residents regardless of abilities. There is an annual membership fee of $50. This entitles paying members full use of club facilities and equipment which includes unlimited use of the club ball machine. Paying members are also entitled to attend our open tennis clinics that are scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday mornings throughout the year. Seasonal times of our clinics are posted on the CP HOA Calendar.
The clinic’s are designed for instructional tennis for all levels of play. There will also be competitive open tennis played during our clinics. The clinics are run by Joe Grimaldi and Rik Williams and our trained senior members of our club.
Club members are also entitled to reserve court time with approved tennis pros for group or private lessons.
The club also encourages league play for all of our members. We will make courts available to accommodate home matches for the USTA and BCTA leagues.
The club also sponsors several tennis tournaments and social events throughout the year.
Membership fees also offset the cost of new balls for our clinics and ball machine.
CP Tennis Club Hats and Tee Shirts were also included in the price of membership for the past few years.
There will be tennis court availability for non paying club members as well as all CP residents.
If you have served in the Armed Forces you may join the Veterans Club.
Enjoy walking with your CP neighbors.
Water Fitness Club
Women’s Bible Study Club
The CP Women’s Bible Study Club is a group of women who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the bible.
Newcomers of all denominations are welcome. No bible experience is needed.
The Club will Start Friday Sept 11 and we will meet every Friday until December 4 (no meeting the day after Thanksgiving, Nov 27).
We will meet in the Community Room in the Wellness Center each Friday from 9:30-11:30AM.