Back in the early 1960's, a small group of hobby enthusiasts gathered at each other's homes to share ideas and chat. As the "Hobby Club" grew in members, so did the need for a central meeting place.
The ladies of the Hobby Club held fund raisers, solicited donations and negotiated the purchase of a parcel of land in Saint James City, Florida. The seller of the property generously donated one-half of their sale proceeds back to the fledgling organization to support our vision. Bids were submitted by local contracters to construct The Saint James City Civic Association (SJCCA) building and it was completed in 1964.
Since those early years the number and variety of clubs and groups has increased and changed along with the diversity of our members.
To provide it's members with the opportunity to meet others in our community with similar interests and a facility to accomodate various events, groups, clubs and activities.
We want to include our members' interests and experiences that reflect the spirit of our community.
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Join the Civic Center!
We invite you to become a Member to receive emails of our newsletter, calendar updates and important news affecting our community.
Everyone is welcome! We are located in St James City, but all of Pine Island and surrounding communities can join us.
Annual dues are $25 per person for the calendar year - January thru December.
Activity participation fee is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members.
Some activities may require additional supplies or costs.
Whether you are a Bridge babe, a Ping Pong batter, an Exercise enthusiast or a Shuffleboard star, there is something for everyone to do!
Most activities are seasonal since many of our members escape the heat of Florida summers.
We welcome suggestions for new activities and volunteers are always greatly appreciated!
We are proud to host the annual Breast Fest fundraising event for From Our Hearts, a local charity to benefit Pine Island residents with their battle against breast cancer.
We also hold annual Rummage Sales, Potluck Dinners and entertainment venues.