Now that you have found your perfect home in La Casa, you will want to join the La Casa Activity Association. We are your gateway to all kinds of entertainment, relaxation, special events, and fun things to provide residents with amenities that truly make La Casa an exciting place to call home.
The La Casa Activity Association came into being in 1995 and is entrusted by the La Casa Home Owners Association to promote community interest in social, recreational and community activities to all park residents. All La Casa residents may become members of the Association and shall be bound by the provisions set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and the by-laws of the association. Members must purchase an annual activity card to maintain ownership.
Your Activity Association Board is comprised of nine volunteers who work hard to provide you with a wide variety of activities; dances, help-related sources, dinners, special celebrations and just plain good old fun!
Shortly after you purchase a home in La Casa you will be contacted by a member of our Welcoming Committee who will visit your home to introduce you to our Park and inform you about all we have to offer for your enjoyment and pleasure. He/she will also give you a Welcoming Package to introduce you to La Casa and the many services that fall under the Activity Association guidance.
There are numerous events throughout the year which Association Members can attend, from our informative Wednesday morning coffee hours to our afternoon happy hours, holiday pot luck dinners and themed dinner dances, our annual Wine & Cheese Party and the La Casa Horse Races, not to mention Thursday night Bingo in the Rec Hall every week. We bring you at least three big All-Star Shows each season. The Activity Association sponsors the Voices of La Casa, our talented resident chorus; new members are encouraged to join in the fun and participate in the two annual concerts performed by the group.
In order to accommodate the growing number of full-time residents, the Activity Association Board plans parties and events throughout the summer. We usually have big Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day parties, dances during each of the summer months, and a pot luck dinner in June, July and August. Some past activities have included a patriotic golf cart parade, the La Casa Derby and La Casa 500, and movie nights in the Rec Hall. The Activity Association Board is always looking for suggestions from our residents for new and exciting entertainment and events.
We frequently have special events such as concerts by the North Port High School music department, local school plays and concerts, and entertainment by some of our own talented La Casa residents. We sponsored a well received Talent Show which showed off many of our residents’ musical, dance and comedic talents. Some events require advance sale tickets which are usually available before the Wednesday Coffee Hour and Thursday night Bingo.
There is something for everyone who lives in La Casa and we are proud to work hard to provide you with a diverse list of activities all year long. Frequently residents pitch in and help Activity Board members with setting up for events, cooking dinners and lunches, and cleaning up the buildings after parties.
We also work hand-in-hand with the many clubs and sporting groups in La Casa, such as the Tennis Club, Bocce Club, Golf Clubs, Bowling Leagues, Shuffleboard Teams, Grandmothers Club, Bird & Nature Club, Travel Club, Craft Clubs, Quilting Group, and the La Casa Veteran’s Club. Many of these clubs have their own dances, dinners and parties and also sell memberships and tickets before the Coffee Hours and Bingo.
The Activity Association also sponsors crafts, ceramics, cards, games, billiards, many self-help groups, our blood drives, exercise groups, bowling, and stained or fused glass classes. The La Casa Activity Association also boasts a wonderful library located in the Club House, publishes the monthly La Casa News, and maintains the informational bulletin boards in the Rec Hall and the Club House.
Each Wednesday at 9:15 AM in the Rec Hall is our weekly Coffee Hour featuring free coffee and doughnuts, plus informational talks from a wide variety of speakers. We have had speakers such as medical advisors, financial advisors, repair companies, roofing companies, assisted living communities, non-profit speakers from the Sheriff’s Department, crime prevention, identity theft, etc. Residents are encouraged to provide the Coffee Hour moderator with suggestions of speakers based on services they would recommend to the entire Park.
Thursday is the traditional La Casa Bingo, open to all Activity Association members. Bingo starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Hall and is very economical for an entire evening of fun. You may even win!
So sit back and relax – you’ve found that little piece of paradise called La Casa. We welcome everyone to our lifestyle and congratulate you for making a wise decision to be part of our La Casa Family.