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Sun City Lincoln Hills

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of LGBTQ individuals and those in friendship residing
in the beautiful 55+ resort-like community of Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, California 95648



A message from the Lavender Friends Steering Committee

We respectfully request that our members do not attend Club events unless they are fully vaccinated and have been following CDC suggested guidelines to avoid unnecessary COVID exposure.

Please note that future Club events may require proof of photo ID and Covid vaccinations.

Mamma Mia! It’s a 2-fer!

Bocce Ball … is Back!

Sunday, October 16
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bocce Ball Courts at Sports Plaza

Old Town Pizza (OTP) afterwards for bocce AND NON-BOCCE players alike!
599 Lincoln Blvd
Around 4:15pm
(not Sports Bar as previously posted)


Mary Jo is once again organizing our bocce ball event!

Bocce ball equipment, rules and coaching included! If you have bocce balls, you are welcome to bring them!

AND … What’s more Italian than Bocce Ball? How about pizza! Come for a slice and a cool one or whatever you fancy.

You don’t have to play Bocce to come for the fun at Old Town Pizza! … BUT … Just let Mary Jo know by Oct. 12 at if you are coming for BOCCE, PIZZA OR BOTH so she can plan accordingly and give OTP a heads up for tables.

Kilaga Drop-In Social

Every Saturday
10:00 a.m.

It’s been a long time coming due to Covid, but Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Kilaga Springs Cafe will soon be back on our list of popular events for members to gather and catch up with one another.

The cafe now has staff on Saturdays, so please consider supporting this effort by making a purchase (although not mandatory).

Here’s a link to the cafe’s menu offerings:
Kilaga Springs Cafe Menu.

No host event, so look for a familiar face and grab a coffee, tea or chai tea latter (maybe even a bite to eat) and settle in. If you are the first one there, please help welcome those who come after you and help introduce our newer members.

If it is hot, we will be inside … sometimes in the lobby if tables are not available. On cooler mornings look for members out in the patio gazebo area.

P.S. - A.C.E. will monitor the attendance going forward. So, if you want this event on a regular basis, please show up! If we continue to hold them ongoing, we will resume quarterly birthday celebrations, tentatively, beginning in mid-September.

See all Lavendar Friends Events

Sun Senior News

September 2022

By Sandi Dolbee

It began with a casual comment over lunch with some other members of Lavender Friends. The club was looking for a new treasurer, he was told. The current treasurer, Nancy Sartor, was wonderful but she had termed out.

David Black thought to himself, “That’s one way I can help and contribute.” So he called our president, Marilyn Kupcho, and volunteered.

David Black, our new treasurer.

It became official in July, when David was unanimously elected our new treasurer at our biannual business meeting.

David is a retired horticulturalist with the federal government. A Cal-Poly grad (class of 1976), his last assignment was working in Sacramento as a trade specialist with the USDA, advising California growers on exporting their products to other countries. He grew up in Sacramento, but this time around he bought a house in Wheatland. He enjoyed the commute, especially driving back from his downtown office and passing by the rice fields and orchards of his more rural surroundings.

He moved to Lincoln Hills in June 2021, following his sister and brother-in-law, who also are residents. It was his sister who told him about Lavender Friends, a club of LGBTQ residents and their allies.

This isn’t his first gig at being a volunteer treasurer. When he was working in the Bay Area, he served as treasurer and later became the president of a local branch of the National Association of Agriculture Employees.

Although one of our newer members, David quickly became a familiar face when he took on the task of registering members as they arrived for our BBQ mixer in June.

Meanwhile, Nancy’s days of crunching numbers are not done. She’s now serving as treasurer for the Lincoln Hills Ladies XVIII golf club (ask her about her most recent hole-in-one).

David’s motive for becoming treasurer hasn’t changed since that luncheon. “It’s just a way to get involved and be helpful,” he says.

About Us

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and those in friendship who reside in beautiful Sun City Lincoln Hills, California.

Our primary goal is to create, and sponsor social gatherings and events that will appeal to the broad base of our members who enjoy getting together with others and sharing quality time and their experiences. Equally important is our goal of supporting one another and offering service to our community.

We believe that strong communities begin with solid relationships and our primary purpose is to build a greater sense of community through social interaction, open communication and shared information.

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