Welcome to the Neighborhood

By:
The Cordillera Ranch Social Club

When the neighborhood was new and in its early stages of development, the Cordillera Ranch Social Club was formed by a group of residents whose primary mission was to offer social gatherings to foster a sense of community and to simply have fun.

So, it began. These early neighbors drafted guidelines and activities that they hoped would help make residents feel connected even though their homes were far apart, and created ways to communicate information for each month’s activities. The Cordillera Ranch Newsletter is produced by resident volunteers, and revenue from ad sales funds the large-scale Cordillera Ranch Social Club neighborhood activities and the publications. The Social Club’s website, lifeattheranch.com, is created and maintained by a resident volunteer, providing information on all of the activity groups along with a monthly calendar. In addition to the Newsletter, a neighborhood Directory is published and provided at no charge to all residents and property owners who wish to be included. 

While all activities and groups are organized and scheduled by individual group leaders, the Ladies’ Social Club Board takes care of the planning and orchestrating of a few community-wide events during the year, all of which are provided at no cost to residents. The Annual Baked Potato Social in February, the Ladies’ End of Summer Social every September and the Spring and Fall Shred Events in April and October are a few activities open to all residents and property owners.  

A wide variety of groups and activities are available. Whether you want to learn something new about nature, explore the world of wines, play games or enjoy social outings, there is most likely a group for you. Some of our monthly groups are so popular, such as the Book Club, that they have both daytime and nighttime gatherings.

The Men’s Group meets monthly at Bergheim VFD where speakers cover a wide variety of topics such as men’s health, local government and even residents who’ve had interesting careers.  

The Nature Club is a large co-ed group that has speakers on subjects of interest regarding local flora and fauna, including area wildlife and other inhabitants before people invaded. The group leader also coordinates The Families of Cordillera Ranch Trash Pick Up four times a year.

Twice a year there are hosted Progressive Dinners, and the Wine Club meets throughout the year to sample wines from different regions — these are great ways to meet new neighbors and visit with old friends.

There are also several Bible Study groups for men, women and couples that meet regularly. 

While the group’s original mission was to foster a neighborhood feeling among residents and to have fun, it has developed to also become a conduit to reach out to the many charities in our surrounding area. Our groups readily volunteer in many arenas sharing our manpower, ideas and finances for the benefit of the greater Kendall County community.

All of these social groups are available to residents and are what make Cordillera Ranch such a special place to live. Ask anyone who lives here and they will say it’s the people and the sense of community that they treasure the most. 

For further information and to see just what groups are available, please visit our website to find both group descriptions and contacts: www.lifeattheranch.com.

Current Cordillera Ranch Social Clubs:

Book Club

Book and Bible Study

Bridge Club

Charity Chicks

Cordillera Crafters

Couples Bible Study

Garden Club

Mah Jongg

 

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Group

Nature Club

Progressive Dinners

Shanghai

Trailblazers

Veterans & Law Enforcement

Wine Club

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