I missed Carole’s second email to me so here is a PS!!


The Sunday Hamburger Night donated $19260 pesos to the Education Fund for post secondary education for male students. Thank you Len and Judith and all volunteers for organizing and overseeing the hamburger night for the last several years.
Fran Milski was an icon in the park for many years. When she passed away it was her wish to help students pursue post secondary education The fund was started in her honor. We sponsored a group of male and female students. Other organizations came along over time and offered different scholarships. The Mujeres Fashion Show sponsored female students. Los Amigos sponsored students for secondary education and there were others. No one was sponsoring male students for post secondary education so we decided we would take the male students we could support. Our female students were sponsored by the Fashion Show.

We have helped 5 students yearly to complete their university education. Without our help these men would not have been able to attend university. All of them have obtained a high grade average. Receiving the bursary for the next semester is contingent on high marks the previous semester. So please know that your support of Hamburger night at the park has helped change the life of many young men.


Got any ideas for events in the park for next season? Like to see something different? Do you have something to add? A gift to share? Think about it for next season.

LAPENITA WEBSITE UPDATE!! website has a new video. Marc and Trish of Keep Your Daydream fame did a promotional video of the park. It captures so much about what a great community we are, good friends, awesome views and why we come back.  Soon to be added is our own youtube channel where we can post and share videos and link them to the website. I’m not quite sure how this will work but keep checking. In the meantime check out you tube, keepyourdaydream and go to season 2 to see the Lerch family’s adventures in Mexico in and around the park.

 Going, Going, Gone!!

 by Carole
I’m looking around the park today and almost everyone has gone, some even to their summer homes already. Grant and I wish everyone a safe and fun trip home and a wonderful summer. Hope to see you in the fall/winter.
Watch for Semana Santa photos….



Finally, finally! For those who thought it would never happen…it has! We have our new Internet lines. We are told they will be active tonight or tomorrow morning. Of course it is just when almost everyone has left. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy fast and reliable Internet next season. We now have 5 8mg lines. These will be throughout the park and more than triples our capacity. We hope Infinitum keeps up with very needed upgrades in this area.

We will be blocking streaming video on the new lines. For people who want that you can go with the radio carriers or possibly get your own phone line. If you are interested email For phone lines you will have to pay year round as if you put the line on holiday you wont get it back. The cost is approximately 400 pesos per month. This also gives you a phone package to call the US and Canada.


A few more updates to the Park Roser have been done.  Anyone wanting a copy please just let me know and I will email it to you.   As long as your information has been shared, I can share the Roster

La Penita Corner Bar Year End Report   2016/2017

The Corner Bar continues to be a social focus of the hamburger nights and the special event nights. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and thank you to those who have supported and socialized at the Corner Bar. We had another great year.

This year 20,000 pesos were spent in support of the music fund, poker, pickle ball, darts, volleyball, and for the Beach Party. There are currently two requests for funds for next year; one for the music group for karaoke equipment and one for cards for bingo.

Our Corner Bar fund currently sits at 50,000 pesos. Allowing for the 10,000 pesos already requested, 15,000 pesos for a contingency fund and 10,000 pesos for bar start-up costs next year, we felt that we had excess funds of approximately 15,000 pesos.  It was agreed that excess funds should not be held for extended periods of time. Therefor the board has decided to hire a live band for one evening next year at a cost of approximately 8,000 pesos.

Stay tuned for an additional special event to be organized by Renie. We are looking forward to a fun afternoon/evening.

Remember, if you have need of funds to support a park activity you can request an application form from any of the board members; Gerri Dryburgh, John Ford,Renie Kusters,  Karen Stranaghan or Stan Wagner.

See you all in the Fall.

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through the door

St. Patrick Corn Beef Dinner and Potluck
March 17 at the pool
Come and join us all for our last party/ potluck with our park. Bar will open at 5:00 -dinner to follow after happy hour!!! Corn Beef and Vegetables to be provided. We need everyone to bring a salad and or desert to finish the dinner. Also bring your own dishes!!! Wear your green and let’s have fun!!!


If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of – Bruce Lee



Jagerschnzel (breaded pork chop with mushrooms sauce on top) red cabbage and steamed vegetables.


Anything to report, please email schnurr.202 and I will make sure it is posted.


Thanks to Janice for completing the 2017 Park roster.  If your name is on the roster let me know and I will send you a copy.



Tostada Party needs volunteers!
Please sign up at the bulletin board to help make our party the usual successful fun event. We need:
* one more person with a crockpot to heat refried beans
* 3 people to help with set-up
* 4 people to cook meat
* 3 people to help clean up

The event:
Wednesday, March 1. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30.
Tables and chairs provided, you bring cutlery, dishes, napkins. Dessert (carrot cake and mocha cake) and coffee provided.

Menu: pork, ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, tostada shells, tortillas (white or whole wheat), salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, black olives, jalapeños, limes.

Ticket sale cut-off was Sunday.



Monday movie night, 7 p.m. at poolside
La La Land OR Best Picture winner, if it hasn’t been shown yet.
La La Land stars …

Mia, a aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone


Park Roster

Please send me your current information whether you think I have it or not.  I will update the Park Roster and then send you a copy if you ask

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You may not be able to control someone’s negative behaviour but you can control how long you participate in it


Monday, February 27th   5PM    BBQ Ribs, salad, fries, home made dessert

$150   Sign up at the office please


Tostada Party tickets are now on sale at the office, 100 pesos each.


Rummage Sale this Saturday! Clubhouse 1 to 4 p.m.
First-ever ladies’ closet-cleanout rummage sale! Do you have items you are not wearing or don’t need? Closet shrinkage?  Bring your gently used:
* clothing
* shoes
* hats and scarves
* jewellery
* accessories and other girly stuff
Come and buy, sell or swap. Leftover items can be sold at the…

Yard Sale Sunday!

The rescheduled sale is on for Sunday. Set up by 8 a.m. Tables and chairs will be in the campground area.

March events calendar coming soon…


Toni’s exercise class will be at a new time, 8:45 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Palapa, and now called Yoga, which is what it actually has been for some time.