Whether you like fishing, quilting or gardening, there is a club or organization for you.

Apple Canyon Bass Club

The Apple Canyon Bass Club is made up of members with a common goal of conservation, friendship, and the exchange of ideas. The Club is involved with projects such as road clean-up, lake pick-up, walleye rescue, and enhancing the fishing by adding structure to the lake.

We fish a series of weekend club tournaments each season that include outings at the Mississippi River, and other outings at ACL. In addition to the club outings, we host our Buddy Bass Tournaments during the summer that are open to all ACL property owners and their guests.

The Bass Club meets at the ACL clubhouse on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested, come to one of our meetings, or contact Dan Webster, club president, at (608) 482-1055, or at webstertv@mediacombb.net.

For more information on the tournaments, contact tournament director, Larry Loete at (815) 492-2302, or at larloete@jisp.net.

2017 Tournament Schedule
23 April, 7 am – 3 pm
21 May,  6:30 am – 2:30 pm
25 June,   6 am – 2 pm
23 July, 6 am – 2 pm
27 August, 6:30 – 2:30 pm
17 September, 7am – 3 pm
Buddy Classic September 30 & October 1  from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

2017 Buddy Bass Tournament Entry Form

View April 23 2017 Winners and Standings

Apple Canyon Lake has an active Garden Club consisting of members who are interested in beautifying the area with flowers and plants. The Club plans many outings and has several plant sale fundraisers throughout the year; including one during the Annual Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day weekend Sunday and another during the annual Ice Cream Social and Craft Fair on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

Nimble Thimbles Sewing Club

The Nimble Thimbles Sewing Cub typically meets on the second Wednesday of the month (may exclude December and January) and works on a number of projects, including a number of community service projects.
For more information on joining the group, call Geri Hendren at 815-492-2586.


Nimble Thimble Quilt Group 2017 Schedule


MAR 8, 2017: Bring your own project from home.

APR 12, 2017: Spinning Rails for Christmas drawing – patterns handed out at Nov meeting. Color scheme of blue, green, yellow and teal.  (See color of napkins)

MAY 10, 2017: Modern Log Cabin – Carolyn Beckel, leader.  Supply List will follow.

JUN 14, 2017: Small Wallet – Pat Willis, leader.  Supply list and pattern will follow.

JUL 12, 2017: Road trip – Carolyn Beckel, leader.  Travel to Rockford, Belvidere and Woodstock.

AUG 9, 2017: Bring your own project or help Jan work on the Spaghetti Junction quilt.  Start collecting items for our service project program.  See notes below.

SEP 13, 2017: Bring your own project.  We will also be attending the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI

OCT 11, 2017: Service project, pillowcases for kids, and service project, see notes below.

NOV 8, 2017: Christmas party

DEC 13, 2017: Meeting canceled


SERVICE PROJECT FOR 2017: Collect good usable hand bags/purses and fill with items for the homeless/disadvantaged.

These items can be collected from motel stays, or purchased at various stores.  They can all be travel size bottles or containers. We will be working with Cindy Carton and will advertising in The Apple Core.  We want this to be a community wide effort and hopefully all items will stay in Jo Daviess County.

Fill bags with items such as:

Bar soap
Shower gel
Dental floss
Tooth brushes
Mouth wash
Lip gloss/chapstick
Hand lotion
Small kleenex tissue
Handy wipes

“What’s Trump” Relay for Life

ACL’s “What’s Trump?” Relay for Life team has been in existence for over 15 years and has been one of the top fundraising teams in Jo Daviess County, raising over $200,000 for cancer research. The team hosts two fundraising dinners in the clubhouse each year.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact the team’s president, Pat Volpert at 815-492-2379.