Contact Information for all existing clubs is below. If you have any interests that aren’t captured here, please feel welcome to propose a new club. Come by the Village Center to discuss your interest. We can post flyers and recruit other residents with similar interest. For a full list of committee and club contacts, please click on the following link: Committee Chair List 2016

Southport Poets & Writers will meet on Monday, June 17 at 3:00 in the Library. Please bring a sample of your work to share. New members are always welcome! Questions? Contact Sheila Handler at or 508-419-1779.

Southport Beer Club

If you are interested in joining us, we’d love to have you! There is a $30 initial fee, which is used to purchase equipment and ingredients for brewing. Paying members will share in brewing, storing, bottling and enjoying the beer.

The Beer Club is in need of empty beer bottles to continue their brewing journey. If you have clean, empty bottles to donate, we’d be happy to pick them up. For more information about the club or to donate bottles, please contact Harry Gentile @

Southport Artists

Southport Artists meet on Mondays in the Arts & Crafts Room from 9:30 – 12:30 as an open, informal gathering for creating art in their choice of mediums. All are welcome. For more information please stop by or contact Lorraine Gentile Haynes or Edith Green.

Southport Garden Club

Southport Garden Club
“Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life,” with Larry Dapsis
Monday, June 24, 3:00, Ballroom
Larry Dapsis, Deer Tick Project Coordinator & Entomologist with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, will review the life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses — in addition to a database under development on infection rates of ticks. A three-point protection plan will be presented to protect yourself, and your pet. Mr. Dapsis is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. All interested residents are encouraged to sign up in the Information Room.  Ann Blanchard



Southport Rockers (L to R): Jean Babcock, Bruce Kuhnert, Stephen Audette, Sarah Reiss, Bob Kovner, Joe Wells, and Bob Wallack

Southport Rockers (L to R): Jean Babcock, Bruce Kuhnert, Stephen Audette, Sarah Reiss, Bob Kovner,   Joe Wells, and Bob WallackSouthport Rockers

The Southport Rockers Band consists of musicians who enjoy playing a wide variety of music. Additional Southport residents are encouraged to join  us, especially folks who have and play a bass fiddle, saxophone, trombone, or guitar (either electric bass or rhythm). All levels of experience are welcomed. Mostly, we play music from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Call Sarah Reiss, 774-274-0141 

Southport Quilters

Southport Quilters had a wonderful retreat weekend October 12-14. Sue Moore presented a trunk show of her amazing appliqué quilts, and the top side of the Pastabilities Raffle quilt for the Scholarship Fund was completed. (See the photo) We played games, enjoyed good food and one another’s company, and many individual projects were worked on or completed.  Fun was had by all. Lisa Spring

Billiards Club

Billiards News

  • We just finished our Bob DeMichelle Veterans Memorial 8 Ball Singles Tournament. Ernie Ruber won the A Division, with George Harris second and getting the Frank Antonelli Sportsman’s award. David Drinkwater won Division B and Don Post came in second. This, the oldest tournament here, begun in 2000. Our second oldest tournament, initiated in 2002, 8 Ball Doubles will play in June; sign up sheets in Pool Room until June 3. The Current 8 Ball Flex tournament will complete next week; at the moment Drink leads. Next will be a handicap Anyball format beginning first week of June. Ernest Ruber






Graduates of Ernie Ruber’s Women’s Beginner Pool classes shoot pool during Women’s Social Pool, 12:30 to 3:30 on Mondays. (l to r) Joanne Foley, Marie Grillo Johnson, Julie Kayser, Pat Pastner, Anne Marie Moore, Barbara Gaudet.

Woodworkers: Mission Accomplished! Teams of woodworkers spent a lot of time in the shop during the winter. Their goal was to build booster chairs that are being donated to Southport charitable fund-raisers. It was an excellent opportunity for members to hone their skills and learn from one other. We are now seeking volunteers to work on spring projects — rocking horses — also for donation to upcoming charitable events. If interested, contact Ken Samuels, 774-228-2891 or Lou DiFinizio, 774-276-1096. Pictured (l to r): Ken Samuels, Lorraine Haynes, Rob Hansen, Joe Gloski, Lou DiFinizio, Evelyn Ganson. Photo: Joe Tinlin

The Southport Woodworkers are known for helping the community with projects like our street signs and personal projects such as those displayed in the Village Center, and we may be able to help you with a small project. You would be expected to provide or pay for the materials and to make a donation for the voluntary labor involved. If you think our woodworkers could make or modify something for you, contact one of our project managers (Dick Farrar 774-521-3559 or Lou DiFinizio 774-276-1096) to see if we can help. All work would be done in the shop, not in your condo.

Woodworkers Club Executive Members:

President                     Ken Samuels
Treasurer                     Dick Farrar
Secretary                     Lou DiFinizio
Shop Manager            Denis Casaubon
Equipment Manager   Art DeBonville
Project Managers       Dick Farrar and Lou DiFinizio

Partners Bridge

Bridge News 

Attention Bridge Players: Please check the list of bridge players posted in the Information Room under the Wednesday Night Partners Bridge sign-up sheet. If you want your name added to or removed from the list, please contact me.

Partners’ Bridge Club Coordinator: Ilse Fersing, 508-477-5195

Social Bridge

“Dummy, Conventions, Bidding, Discard, Opener, Trump, Tricks” Would you like to challenge your brain muscles, meet new people, and learn social bridge? Come to the Sports Lounge on Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00, to learn from each other and cheer each other on as we enjoy the game of bridge. Maybe you are a brand new player, one who needs a refresher course, or an experienced player who wants to come for an afternoon of social bridge. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Please call Stan Samuelson @ 508-681-0298.

Bridge (Social) Coordinator: Stan Samuelson, 508-681-0298,

Digitizing Printed Photographs this note is in regard to inquiries I’ve received about digitizing printed photographs. The digitizing project is not set up to digitize printed photos; we are digitizing transparent images, i.e. slides and negatives. If you have a computer/printer setup, you most likely can digitize printed photos with your own equipment. Most printers can scan photographs (as well as copy and print). The scan function on your printer can convert your printed photo to a digital image file and sent it to your computer or to a cloud account for storage. Jonathan Leavitt,


An informal cribbage tournament is played every Tuesday in the Sports Lounge at 6:45. The entry fee is $1.00. Why not come and join the fun! Can’t make it every Tuesday? No problem, just come when you can. Please sign up in the Information Room so we know how many plan to attend. Questions? Call Susan or Steve Audette at 508-681-8203

Hand & Foot  – Ladies Only

Hand And Foot is held weekly on Monday at 6:00pm in the Sports Lounge. A new sign up sheet is posted each Tuesday on the Clubs Board in the Information Room



Rummikub Anyone? Our Rummikub group meets in the Sports Lounge on Fridays at 1:00pm.  There is a sign up sheet in the Info Room to the left of the windows for anyone interested in playing or learning to play. For information, call Janet Cofran or just sign up and join us!

Coordinator:  Janet Cofran – 774-228-2885

Gin Rummy

Coordinator:  Al Benjamin, 508-539-8969,

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Ed Bergh, 508-539-0213,
Bud kaeppeler, 508-477-1620,

Looking for Card Players for New “Pitch” Card Game

“Pitch” also known as “High-Low Jack”  is a trick-taking card game played with a standard 52-card deck  by 2 to 8 players.

We are looking for individuals who  are interested in joining a new “Pitch” Card Game, playing on a Wednesday or Thursday.  This would be a “Social League” open to anyone; beginners are welcome. For  information, please contact Bob O’Connell  


Southport Helpers are volunteers who are available to help others who may need temporary assistance for a period of time. They can do errands, drive you to doctor appointments, help with routine tasks etc. There is a list of volunteers and their telephone numbers in the Information Room. Contact Debbie Hutchinson if you have any questions, 508-539-4136.

Coordinator: Debbie Hutchinson, 508-539-4136,

Needle Arts Groupneedle arts

The Needle Arts Group welcomes all needle workers to join us on Mondays from 2:00 – 4:00 in the Sewing Room. It’s a chance to meet new friends while working on projects.  Just drop in and join the fun. Jean Babcock

Coordinator:  Jean Babcock, 508-477-8579,


Shuffleboard Everything is in place for the start of the 2019 season: the player draft was held, captains have received their rosters, and players have been notified of their team assignments. We have room to add a couple of players to the main roster. Everyone is welcome to come to the courts on Friday June 7, at 4:00 and 5:15, to watch the exciting action. Alan Gladstone

Spring Shuffleboard Six Week Season (May 2 – June 6), Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00. Sign up in the Village Center or at For more info please contact Kathleen Ciavarro at 617-347-6367.


Golf News

Golf The course is in great shape thanks to Tom Tuttle and his crew. Hope you’ve had a chance to get out and play! The Opening Scrambles were a big success, and we’re planning another for June, so keep an eye out for information. Upcoming events are:

  • Nine & Dine: Tuesday, June 11- Scramble
  • Men’s Member/Member: Tuesday, June 18 (rain dateJune 25)
  • Men’s Member/Guest: Saturday, July 13 (rain dateJuly 20)

Please remember that 9 holes at Southport should be played in under two hours. Our
Golf at Southport” pamphlet has tips to help you achieve this. Enjoy! Patti Gorham

The Golf Course Is Open! Thanks to all who attended the open golf meeting; it’s great to see the enthusiasm! The course has been aerified and top-dressed and the #8 sandtrap is prepared for renovation. The Clubhouse is open from 8:00 to 5:00; carts can go out up to closing time but must be returned by dusk. Walkers are permitted during open golf and after 4:00. The Opening Day Mixed 9-hole Social Scramble is May 18, 8:30 and 1:00. Join us each month on the third Thursday at 4:00 at the Clubhouse for our monthly meeting. A 50/50 raffle will be drawn at each meeting. Patti Gorham 

Women’s 18 Hole Golf League Opening Day for our league is Thursday, May 2, and registration days were April 24 – 26. If you plan to play later in the season, we will accept registrations throughout the season. Please Note: The annual registration fee for the league has been increased from $15 to $20 to accommodate the increased cost of providing the services we have enjoyed for social aspects, prizes and competitions. We also anticipate additional competitive events for our league.
Judy Sanford has graciously volunteered to be chairperson for our tournaments; she will be invaluable in organizing our competitions. Our League Committee includes: Kathy Hubbard, Nancy Gaudin, Cathy McCarthy, Sue Rodenberger. We look forward to a great season and hope you will join us Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 for coffee and pastries and to kick off our season at an 8:30 Tee Off. Happy Golfing! Charlene McCabe, League Committee Chair

The Golf Mentoring Group begins again in May and runs for six weeks on Tuesdays at 11:00 to give you ample time to gain a better understanding of the game. It is intended for those new to golf or for anyone needing a refresher course.  The program provides an opportunity to play with a mentor who will explain basic golf etiquette and rules of the game. No golf experience is needed but participants are encouraged to supplement with golf lessons. Golf clubs may be available for loan. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Information Room in early April. POC: Joyce Roth, or Karen Sullivan,


Pickleball Our Annual Meeting on May 14 was an opportunity to introduce new players to the group. We were reminded that in addition to our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 3:30 time slot for open play, you can also sign up at any time the courts are open. The sign-up sheet is in the kiosk at the courts. Our officers for the coming year are unchanged: Pam Dovidio, president; Steve Roth, VP; Carol Fredian, secretary/treasurer. Be on the lookout for information about our “Longest Day” Alzheimer’s fundraiser on June 21.

  • Beginners and spectators are invited to a Demo Day/Beginners Clinic on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:30, with open play afterwards. Paddles and balls are provided. 

We look forward to seeing you on the courts! Carol Fredian


  • The tennis court resurfacing project has been approved and the vendor selection process has been completed; construction date TBA. Many thanks to Stan Samuelson and the BOG for their efforts!
  • Daily (except Wednesday) Drop-in Tennis starts at 8:00 as of June 1.
  • Ratings for June Scheduled Tennis have been completed. Schedules for women and men will be posted at the courts. There will be additional rating sessions in June.
  • If you are interested in Mixed Doubles Scheduled Tennis on Wednesdays, please see sign-up sheet at courts.
  • The Open Tennis Meeting/Election/Brunch will be June 23 at 11:00. The tennis community will elect two new committee members. Please contact Sy Sackler or one of the current members if you are interested.
  • The Tournament Committee is planning events for the summer and fall.
    Tom Harvey

Coed Drop In: Open to all levels of play. Every morning except Wednesday. Start time varies depending on time of year but has been from 8:00 – 9:30 in summer months. There may also be Coed Drop In play scheduled for evening hours this summer.

Women’s Scheduled Doubles: Mon., Tues., Fri. AM after Drop In, starting in May
Men’s Scheduled Doubles: Thurs. and Sun. AM after Drop In, starting in May
Scheduled Mixed Doubles: Wednesday morning

You must be rated to participate in scheduled men’s and women’s doubles and tournaments. Tennis instructor Pam Arpe will conduct rating sessions in the spring for those who were not rated in 2018. Information about our program is distributed to the tennis community via email. To be included, please contact Tom Harvey at Other questions? Please contact Sy Sackler, president, Tennis Committee,

Men’s Bocce League begins Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30. Steve Roth

Social Bocce Season schedules and rosters have been distributed to all regulars and subs. Anyone who did not receive a mailing should contact me. The season begins the week of June 3 and runs through August. Anyone interested in being added to the wait list and/or sub list should contact me at Bob O’Connell