CRA Social Activities

Throughout the year CRA members get together socially at fun events that give them a chance to meet new friends and re-connect with those you haven't seen in a while. It also gives part-time residents a chance to get better engaged with the community. Our events include:

  • NEW! Happy Hours - Informal gatherings a favorite local hangouts

  • NEW! Breakers Gatherings - Fun gatherings at a member's home reminiscent of Old Carmel

  • Annual Meeting - Large gathering that includes a home-cooked pasta feed

  • Feast in the Forest - Outside gathering with bar, buffet meal and silent auction fund-raiser

  • Holiday Gala at La Playa Hotel - Festive occasion at the La Playa Carmel

  • Dines Out! - Planned dinner outings at a local restaurant

  • Educational Programs - Lectures by a single presenter of panel on a subject of general interest

  • Candidate Forums - Panel discussion that includes all candidates running for public office

  • Citizen of the Year Award (Bi-Annual) - A large gathering that includes food and drinks after presentation

While the CRA is not generally considered to be a social organization per se, you can see that we have many options for getting out and meeting new people, having discussions about topics of interest and making life-long friends. The options have expanded based on member interest and the ability of volunteers to put on the events. So, it is really up to you as a member to get involved and make things happen for YOUR Carmel Residents Association!