Kino Bay Club Deportivo
The Club membership has grown and changed from a mostly fishing population to a population of expatriates from the United States, Canada, and other places around the world. Many members now own homes in Kino, with some retirees living here year round. The Club building has been enlarged and expanded to include a large meeting space, kitchen, bar, library, and offices.
The Club's activities include sporting events and games, fishing and golf tournaments, dinners and breakfasts, fund-raising events for local organizations, classes, and informational and social gatherings. The facilities are often used by community groups and governmental agencies for large gatherings. It serves as a collection site for emergency food and supplies and for recyclable goods.
The Club and its members are active in Kino, providing humanitarian and emergency services, employing local workers, hiring local contractors, frequenting local restaurants, and buying local products. The economic impact is great, and the presence of Club Deportivo and its member population contributes to the perception of Kino Bay as a highly attractive tourist and retirement destination.
Officers of Club Deportivo 2017-18
President: Anne DeFrance
First Vice President: Tom Vala 242-0302
Second Vice President: Laurel Hakim 242-1193
Secretary: Maggy Becker
Treasurer: Joan Fairweather
Club Deportivo Manager: Betty Martinez at the Club 242-0321