There are many clubs that meet on the Ranch. All homeowners are welcome at these meetings. Your participation and suggestions are most welcome and encouraged!
Volunteers interested in participating in community government are always needed. If you are interested in volunteering on one of the Association's committees, please contact the Administration Office at 480-831-8314.
For the Dobson Ranch Sponsorship Policy, click here
The Dobson Conservatives meet on the last Thursday of every month at the Dobson Ranch Library (conference room) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Democrats & Friends Club
WHEN: Second Wednesday every month
6pm – 6:30 networking
6:30 – 8pm meeting & program
WHERE: NEW LOCATION: The Native Grill and Wings restaurant,
1837 W. Guadalupe, Ste122, Backroom, Mesa 85202.
(SE corner plaza with Dobson Rd., eastern section, facing onto Guadalupe)
Questions: George Tihanyi, (480) 792-6746 or Debra Dupée, (480) 292-9522, or
Salli Nelson, Social Media, Salli@snwrites.com, (480) 540-3467
The Fishing Club hold most meetings on Tuesday or Thursday nights at 7:00pm at the Saratoga Recreation Center. Specific dates will always be in the Rancher’s Roundup. The Fishing Club partners with the Recreation department every October to help produce our Outdoor Expo and Kids Fishing Derby. Contact 480-831-7464 for more information.
Do you enjoy digging in the dirt? Then this organization is for you! The Garden Club is open to all Ranch residents - no matter if you have a garden or a green thumb. The Garden Club offers residents an opportunity to learn all about gardening through special programs and from guest speakers who cover a wide range of gardening topics.
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month from October through May at La Casita Recreation Center. If you love flowers, vegetables, trees, cacti, succulents - any aspect of gardening - come join this friendly growing group!
Pavement Pounders Club
Do you want to start running, find some friends to walk with or train for an endurance run? Then it’s time to tackle your fitness goals with your friendly neighbors.
The Dobson Pavement Pounders promotes running, walking and friendships in the Dobson Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods.
Whether you are a recreational walker, novice runner or advanced marathoner, this club offers support, weekly meetings and fellowship, afterwards, to keep you motivated and moving.
Currently, we meet in the Parking lot of Bisbee Breakfast Club at 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The location is on the corner of Guadalupe and Dobson at 2909 S. Dobson Rd. On Saturdays, we enjoy coffee at Bisbee’s after finishing our routes. Wednesday evenings we relax with refreshments, or adult beverages, at Cornish Pasty. No matter your level, come out and join us.
You can learn more about us at our Facebook page:
Call/text Mike Lyons at 949.337.9223 or Jessica Pham at 929.256.9286.
First Monday of the Month: Coffee at 9:30 a.m. (dates are subject to change)
Meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon (Includes Lunch)
Our mission is to: Support our Dobson Community, Assist with Dobson Ranch Goals, Meet in the spirit of good fellowship, Offer all members the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the club at social gatherings, trips and group functions, Introduce newcomers to the club.
The Retiree's Club schedules twenty activities each month including, biking, hiking, picnics, outings, travel, dinners, lunches, happy hours and movies. Current club membership is over 160 members.
Dues for membership in the club are collected in January for the year. The annual dues are $20.00 per person.
We always welcome new members. Come as our guest and see what we are about.
For membership information contact Dovie Bryant - email@example.com
The Dobson Ranch Retiree's Club was organized in 1999 when several retired residents decided to meet and find ways to make new friends, stay active and become involved in Dobson Ranch activities together. From its inception, the Retiree's Club has fostered the spirit of good fellowship, volunteerism and social activities on Dobson Ranch. It has been a place to meet new friends and enjoy age appropriate activities of common interest to the group. General Meetings of the Retiree's Club are held at La Casita Recreation Center. Each year the membership of the club has grown as Dobson Ranch residents enjoy the camaraderie and functions offered by club members. There is a Board of Directors for the club and the Board meets on the third Monday of each month to plan events for future months; nominate new officers; suggest chairpersons and coordinate the activities of the club.
Dobson Ranch Retiree's Club stays in touch with its members in a number of ways. The monthly General Meeting brings members together to socialize and also to share information about happenings on the Ranch and within the club, such as the health and welfare of its members. At the General Meeting an agenda is distributed about coming events and things of interest to members. The Retiree's Club maintains a database of members and email addresses. Members are notified by telephone or email of special events or items of interest. Announcements of coming events and a calendar of functions is available in the Retiree's Section of the Ranchers' Roundup newspaper.
Throughout the year the Retiree's are encouraged to attend Homeowners Association Meetings as well as to participate in the fundraisers for the club. In the past the Retiree's Pancake Breakfasts have been well received by everyone on Dobson Ranch. The Retiree's also participate in HOA events as volunteers.
For a list of current activities, please see the monthly issue of the Ranchers' Roundup.
Hiking, Cycling, Movie Group, Ladies Luncheons, Dining Out, Membership, Happy Hour, Men’s Breakfast, Travel and Picnics.
For information on the hiking group contact, Ed Eppley at 480-656-4530. Hikers meet every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the La Casita Recreation Center.
For information on the Free Wheelers biking group, contact Arnie Chase at 480-838-4124. Bikers meet every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Dobson Library.
For those interested in a shorter ride, the Slo-Spokes meet on Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Library.
Retiree Club Officers
President - Kevin Collins- responsible for governance of the club
Vice-President - Nancy Radisich - assists the President and governs the Board Meeting and General Meeting in the absence of the President
Secretary - Jo Norsworthly - takes minutes of the meetings and distributes
Treasurer - Carolyn Sedlak - responsible for the finances of the club including collection and disbursement of club funds
Membership Chairperson - Dovie Bryant - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dobson Ranch Retiree's Club has been involved with numerous other Ranch events and activities, as well as providing support to various charities.
- Visit to Veteran's Hospital and giving of gifts
- Support of the Dolphin Swim Team
- Giver to the Annual Angel Tree Program
- Cook for the annual D.R. Breakfast with Santa event
- Support the United Food Bank of Mesa
- Work with various other Ranch Clubs
Recent Club Travels
- Three day trips to Tucson
- Overnight trip to Verde Valley and The Verde Railway
- Four Day trips to Laughlin
- Daily trips to area Casinos
- Horse Racing outings
- Plus many other day and overnight trips.
Dobson Ranch Women's Club
Most events will be held at La Casita on the 4th Tuesday. Specific dates and places will always be in the Rancher’s Roundup, as well as descriptions.
President: Patty Smith
Vice President: Lynda Bailey
Secretary: Karen Johnson
Treasurer: Tanya Andrews
Among the many activities are Bunko, Out to Lunch, Out to Dinner and Gourmet Dinner Groups. Fund raising activities have provided scholarships to High School graduates living in Dobson Ranch. The auction, at our Christmas party, provides additional funds which we donate to various charitable organizations.
*Membership is open to all Ranch residents.
*No General meeting in November and December
Dobson Ranch Softball Team
If anyone is interested in joining the Co-ed Recreation softball team please contact the Recreation department at 480-831-7464.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance committee meets on the Monday prior to the BOD meeting at La Casita at 6:30 p.m.
The Marketing Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 am at La Casita.
Master Planning Committee
The Master Planning Committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am at La Casita. Check the Events Calendar for details. June-August meetings will be held at the Saratoga Recreation Center.
Objective: To improve the quality of life in Dobson Ranch through enhanced community spirit; to conduct annual community recreational activities that provide family fun and bring the community together, and to seek out additional opportunities to provide activities and facilities for the enjoyment of the residents of Dobson Ranch.
The Recreation Committee meets the second Tuesday, every month September - April (dates are subject to change). The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at La Casita Recreation Center.
For more information or if you are interested, please contact Recreation Manager, Jesse Wright at 480-831-7464 or email email@example.com
Water Management Committee
This committee's role is to provide input and recommendations to the Dobson Association Board and Staff regarding all matters that pertain to the use of water on the Ranch.
The Water Management Committee meets the first Monday of each month at La Casita Recreation Center at 5:30 pm. No meetings in July or August. September 2017 meeting will be held on September 11th.