The Topanga Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization, independently owned and maintained by the citizens of Topanga. The TCC was founded in 1949. Since then it has been the only community center available to generations of Topanga Canyon residents. The TCC is funded, not through any county or state taxes, but by our membership dues, donations and fund-raising. Be a part of the Topanga Community Center. JOIN TODAY!
The TCC is dedicated to protect, maintain, upgrade and enhance the Community House and the grounds entrusted to its care. The TCC is serving the Community of Topanga by providing access and support for philanthropic, educational, and community activities and services.
For the Community, by the Community
The Community House is a meeting place for the Topanga Canyon Seniors (Sages), Topanga Teens, Anonymous Groups, the Topanga Historical Society, the Topanga Chamber of Commerce, the Topanga Symphony, Spiritual and Health gatherings, and many low cost programs for young children.
The adjacent Ballfield is the home field of Topanga Youth Baseball and Soccer League. Our income is provided by rentals from weddings & special events plus fundraising to keep our doors open.
2019 Board Members
Kelly Rockwell, President
Kelly has been active at the Community Center since 2012 and served on the board for the past 4 years. As a Co-Chair of the Playground Committee, she spearheaded the effort to rebuild the TCC playground and helped to see it come to fruition. She has also served as Corresponding Secretary, and has been known as Swap Meet pie baker, soccer manager, former farmers’ market manager and event producer.
Under her leadership, the TCC has launched new programs, enhanced the social events calendar, improved accessibility of the grounds, and kept a close watch on the financial health and wellbeing of the accounts for future generations.
When she isn’t at the TCC, she enjoys being with her three little Topangans, who she knows will have many fond memories of our Community Center.
Franka Diehnelt, Treasurer
As treasurer I will make sure that the TCC stays within its budget, continues to effectively sustain the TCC’s existing programs and supports the Sages (as you can see with the TCC Annex for the Seniors), the Topanga Youth Services program and the Children’s Organic Garden. I am still focusing on making the TCC a more sustainable entity.
I am the co-owner of an Art Design Studio, and an architect by training, working with communities to place art in the public space, and working on architectural projects . Since 2010 my family has lived in the Canyon. While our seven year old son Dexter attends the public elementary school in the canyon, my husband and I are looking after our 30 chickens, even more bees and trying to take care of our land in the heart of the Canyon.
Rick Provisor, Vice President Maintenance
Rick has been a Community Center mainstay for more than three decades. You may recognize him as the head bartender from Topanga Days, but he has spent the past two years in a new role as Maintenance Vice President, dedicated to improving the 11 acre property on a daily basis. Many of the recent changes to the TCC appearance are thanks in part to Rick’s commitment to the founding mission of the Center; to protect, maintain, upgrade and enhance the Community House and the grounds entrusted to its care.
Nonie Shore, Vice President Fundraising & Events
Nonie Shore has lived in Topanga for 17 years and first began fundraising for our community as a board member of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce and a parent of children attending Topanga Montessori. She led a successful campaign with Kelly Rockwell and Karla Morrison to build a new playground at the TCC that was completed in October of 2013.
Since 2014, Nonie has served on the TCC board as the Vice President of Fundraising and Events. Her experiences on the board and fundraising for the TCC playground have given Nonie a good understanding of how the TCC runs and what it needs to be a thriving Community Center. Nonie has implemented events such as Square Dances, Adults-Only Disco & 80’s Dance Nights, BINGO and more. This past year she, along with Debra Silbar and Susan Nissman, spearheaded the fundraising for the new TCC Senior Classroom, which is currently being built. She plans a similar campaign to start fundraising for a new House AC system next year. Thanks to a Board with a cohesive vision, the TCC has been able to implement key changes and enhancements to the grounds and to the Topanga Days fundraiser, which has been consistently more successful than in previous years. Nonie is dedicated to the success of the TCC for years to come.
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Terri Moriarty, Corresponding Secretary
Do you love Food Truck Friday? Well, you have this lady to thank for that. Terri’s fresh ideas and enthusiasm for community building are second to none. Whether she is coaching on the soccer field, refereeing the Topanga Days Fun Zone, or sending the jokes you look forward to in TCC newsletters, Terri’s humor and dedication to the TCC and its programs help to enhance the member experience.
Terri and her family have lived in Topanga for 12 years. She started with the TCC Board as a stand-in Recording Secretary in 2015 and has since moved to the position of Correspondence Secretary. Her husband James coached the TCC soccer teams and worked hard to create the sports program. She has been instrumental in creating joint projects with TCC and TEP—a natural because both serve many of the same families. Terri is adamant about balancing TCC’s role as a service to the community with its constant need to fundraise.
Andrew Monn, Recording Secretary
I grew up in Wisconsin in a relatively small community. After finishing college I realized 9 month winters were not for me so I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in advertising, where I met my wife. We were married up in Topanga and we always knew we would end up living here. The sense of community in Topanga is something that is extremely unique and we realize how blessed we are to raise our daughter here. I wish to participate in the TCC board as part of my civic duty to the community we love.