Desert Life Club

The Desert Life Club, founded in 2005, has grown to 166 members as of March 2022. Desert Life focuses on activities, lifestyle and charitable organizations in the greater Coachella Valley.

Club members enjoy a delicious meal served by the incredible staff at Heritage Palms. Monthly meetings are convened there to accommodate the level of attendance and are held on the third Tuesday of each month except during July and August.

Each meeting features a guest speaker who shares information regarding the many entertainment options located in our valley, while other speakers may focus on such topics as safety awareness, senior learning opportunities, the latest kitchen gadgets and each year a fashion show is part of the lineup.

Desert Life members love giving back to the community and each month a charitable organization is identified by the Board. Members are apprised of the needs of the selected charity and, while no one is required to donate, we are always amazed at our members’ generosity!

Some examples of charitable organizations assisted by the Desert Life Club include, the Alzheimer’s Association Local Chapter, Safe House of the Desert (for youth in crisis), Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Friends of PS Animal Shelter (CV no-kill), Palm Desert College Den food pantry, the Galilee Center services the underprivileged and disadvantaged in the Coachella Valley and Desert Best Friend’s Closet helping seekers of employment.

In recent months our programs have featured speakers from the Cabazon Indian Tribe regarding Pow Wows and their history, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Coachella Valley History Museum, Palm Springs Windmill Tours, the annual Holiday Fashion Show, Holiday Celebration featuring Music for the Season and the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Annual membership is $15, and our luncheon cost is $30, which includes a meal (veggie option available), desert, tea, lemonade and coffee and 7 tickets for door prizes and the Club also sponsors a free lunch giveaway. Menu, Program and Charity information is featured in the View. Interested but not sure? Attend once without joining and try us out!

The Desert Life Club would love you to become a member and to share with us friendship, the spirit of giving back, a beautiful meal and learning more about the incredible organizations and entertainment and lifestyle options our desert has to offer. For additional information please contact our membership chairperson, Charlene Sandin at (818) 427-5765.