Sun Lakes Activity Guide

Information presented here has been gathered from the respective instructors. All class times, fees and meeting locations are subject to change. If you have any questions, please consult your Sun Lakes Source Book™ for instructor contact information. We apologize if we inadvertently missed any activity or organization. If you would like your group included in this guide, please click here to contact our Source Book Coordinator. Thanks, and enjoy your guide!

Activity Guide Categories

Arts & Crafts | Books | Cards & Games | Dance & Music | Golf | Hobbies & Clubs | Performing Arts | Religious Organizations | Service Organizations |Social Organizations | Sports | Swim & Fitness | Writing

Arts & Crafts

AGAVE QUILTERS GUILD

We meet in the Oakwood Ballroom at 1:30 p.m. each 1st Wednesday of the months of September thru May, with the exception of the Christmas Luncheon on the 1st. Wednesday of Dec. and Spring Luncheon held the 1st Wednesday of April (available to members only) guests are welcome to attend any of the other meetings.  There is a range of classes and programs available to all members. Beginning quilters are encouraged to join.

CHINA PAINTING

Open painting for all who enjoy the art of china painting. Kiln firing available. 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays.

DESERT ARTISTS CLUB (DAC)

The Desert Artists Club promotes the artistic development of Sun Lakes residents. DAC meets weekly, every Wednesday throughout the year, in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Club members engage in a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel oils, oil paints, scratch boards, gourds, inks, mixed-media collages and small sculptures. Members create art together, and constructive critiques are available, if desired, from the most skilled members. In addition, lessons, demonstrations, equipment sharing and workshops are provided, and the participants are encouraged to exhibit their art at local, state and regional shows. A business meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Members regularly have lunch together at the Cactus Corner Café, and potluck lunches are an occasional treat. Dues are $10 per year. Experienced artists, beginners, professionals and hobbyists are all welcome to join.

OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES

Beginner to Advanced – Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oil Painting and Acrylic Painting classes. Color mixing is also taught.

PAINTERS’ WORKSHOP

A group of painters, whose instructor has passed but who remain together, painting and enjoying the fellowship! We meet every Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Sun Lakes Country Club Arts & Crafts Room.

PASTEL CLASSES

All skill levels.  Fun Pastel class at Sun Lakes Country Club, Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Six lessons for $75 – make-ups allowed.

SUN LAKES ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOCIATION

1. To promote and advance the understanding and appreciation of arts and crafts among all residents of Sun Lakes.

2. To provide an organization for people interested in arts, artisans, and craftspersons for their mutual benefit.

SUN LAKES WATERCOLOR CLUB

Established Watercolor – Artists meet weekly to critique our works and to paint together. We occasionally invite guest artists to demonstrate their methods.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

All levels of skill. Fun watercolor class at Sun Lakes Country Club Art & Crafts Room, Friday mornings 9:30 a.m. to noon. Six lessons for $75 – make-up allowed.

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Books

BOOK REVIEW CLUB

The Book Review Club of Sun Lakes meets on the third Friday of every month except June, July, and August. Discussions are held in the friendship Room of Sun Lakes Country Club at 9:30 a.m.

NEW FRIENDS OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT ED ROBSON BRANCH

The Friends supports the Maricopa County Library District Ed Robson branch in its endeavors; providing for programs, publications, and items as needed.

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Cards & Games

CLBA THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB

Cottonwood Ladies Bridge is a social bridge club.  Organized for Sun Lakes homeowners and renters.  We meet every Thursday for bridge and lunch.  New members are welcome.

EUCHRE CLUB

Sunday night euchre meets at 6:15 p.m. at Sun Lakes Country Club in the Friendship Room.

IRONOAKS LADIES’ BRIDGE

IronOaks residents play intermediate and above bridge every Friday, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. open to all women residing in Phase Ironwood and Oakwood.

IRONWOOD TUESDAY CANASTA

Played with tables of four with a different combination of people each week. Meet new people. Come on over and join us, Tuesdays from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., for Social Canasta.

MAH JONGG CLUB

Open game for experienced players on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room A-7 at Cottonwood. Call first.

OAKWOOD LADIES’ BRIDGE

Ladies’ social bridge meets on Wednesdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Bradford Room at the Oakwood Clubhouse.

OPEN CANASTA AT COTTONWOOD

All beginners and experienced canasta players are welcome to our friendly group. Our experienced players are willing to teach all beginners and whoever else is willing to learn.  We meet Mondays at 12:30pm in the Painting Room, A7.

POKER – SANDBAGGERS

Call for information.

PONY TAIL CANASTA

Cards – (a type of canasta), Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Be there by 6:15 p.m. Ladies Card Room next to Cottonwood Resource Center. We use our house rules. All are welcome.

SUN LAKES DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

With close to 400 members, our ADBL-accredited club has four open games weekly at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23419 S Alma School Rd year round.  Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 1:30 p.m.  Saturday @ 9:00 a.m. except 12:30 p.m. on each second Saturday of the month.  See separate listing for novice and intermediate games.

SUN LAKES NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

Weekly ACBL-accredited games – novice (Thurs, 8:30 a.m.) and intermediate (Tues, 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, usually 9:00 a.m.).  Thursday game features coaching.  Partnership assistance available.  All games at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23419 Alma School Rd.

SUN LAKES COUNTRY CLUB – SOCIAL BRIDGE (SATURDAY)

Saturday, Partnership Bridge at 9:00 a.m. held in the SLCC Friendship Room.

SUN LAKES COUNTRY CLUB – SOCIAL BRIDGE (TUESDAY)

Tuesday, Partnership Bridge at 12:15 p.m. held in the SLCC Friendship Room.

THURSDAY NIGHT CRIBBAGE

Our start time is at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT PINOCHLE

WEDNESDAY IRONOAKS CANASTA GROUP

Our Wednesday Canasta Club meets every week from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Bradford Room of Oakwood Country Club. New members are welcome.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Duplicate Bridge – Partner needed – Not ACBL sanctioned.

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Dance & Music

CHORDAIRES SHOW CHORUS

A friendly, fun and dynamic group of women who sing and entertain in 4-part harmony, a cappella style with popular, well-loved songs – everything from Broadway musicals, Jazz, Country, Gospel, and other types of American music. We perform our annual April Show, and on request during the Christmas Season and throughout the year for community, clubs, civic, church and private events. We meet Mondays, October thru April, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club #1. Women who want to have fun, make new friends and put some joy back in your life are welcome. Under the direction of Doreen Davis Hansen. Auditions not required. Website:  www.ChordairesShowChorus.com

COTILLION DANCE CLUB

The Cotillion Dance Club has six dinner dances a year featuring live bands. Dances are held the second Saturday of the month, October through April, except December. The October and April events are semi-formal. All others are black tie events. Membership is open and guests are welcome.

LINE DANCE

Classes at Sun Lakes/Oakwood Ballroom – Mondays from November through April — New Beginners at 10:00 a.m.; Beginners at 11:00 a.m.; Intermediate at noon.

Classes at Sun Lakes/Phase I – Wednesdays from November through April.  Beginners at 2:30 p.m.; Easy Intermediate at 3:30 p.m.

Come to have fun, exercise, learn dances, and meet friends!  Music from the 1950s to today…not just country!

LINE DANCING WITH JUDEE, MONDAYS at SUNBIRD

ULTRA BASICS for starters 1:00-3:00 p.m. is a prerequisite for BASICS 11:00-1:00 p.m. $3 for the time you dance in the SunBird Ballroom. All dancers will learn steps and patterns while dancing Easy Dances. Enjoy great, tasteful music for all tempos: Latin, polka, swing, waltzes, country. Have fun while learning to dance. Sun Lakes residents are welcome!

SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE CLUB OF SUN LAKES

Monthly dance to enjoy a social evening where couples can meet new people, renew old acquaintances, all to the music of lively bands. New couples are invited to come see what goes on; just give me a call.

SUN LAKES BIG BAND

Sixteen piece dance and jazz band, now in its 15th year, rehearses each Monday afternoon. Always looking to meet new substitute musicians. Band is available for dances, parties, weddings and anniversaries. See www.myspace.com/sunlakesbigband.

SUN LAKES DANCE PARTY AT OAKWOOD

Meets monthly from November to March on the second Wednesday evening. Group dance lessons at 6:30. Open dance 7:00-9:30 p.m. Casual dress. Open to all the Sun Lakes community and others. Guests and newcomers welcome. Door prizes. Cash bar. Music by Thaddeus Rose. Mark the dates: February 5th and March 5th.  Cost: $8 per person.

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION CHOIR

Social group rehearses Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. some knowledge of music is beneficial.

TAP KATZ

Private group.

TWILIGHT TIME QUARTET

Barbershop and gospel a capella quartet. Available to area groups or individuals for all types of celebrations.

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Golf

IRONWOOD LADIES’ GOLF ASSOCIATION

Ironwood Ladies’ 18-Hole Golf Association – fun, friendly yet, challenging short course (Par 67). Year-round competition every Thursday offers a variety of games. Memberships open to any Sun Lakes property owner.

IRONWOOD LADY NINERS

We are a beginner golf league formed to promote self-improvement, camaraderie, and good sportsmanship. Four free golf clinics per year. Play day is Wednesday. Membership is open to all Sun Lakes ladies.

MEN’S IRONOAKS NINE HOLE GOLF ASSOCIATION (NINERS)

We are an association of golfers that choose to play a 9-hole competition on a handicap basis. Play is by the rules of golf promoting friendship and fellowship. Residents of Sun Lakes are welcome to become members of the Niners.

MEN’S OAKWOOD GOLF ASSOCIATION (MOGA)

Men’s Golf Association – Oakwood Country Club. The club provides weekly events and competition throughout the year. Events include club championships, President’s Cup, Christmas Dinner Dance, and Awards Banquet.

OAKWOOD COUPLES 18-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE

Oakwood Couples 18 Hole Golf League meets on two Fridays per month from November through May. The program is a variety of golf games followed by dinner in the winter months and lunch in the summer months. It’s great socializing and competition-filled events. Couples only; one person must be a member of MOGA or OLGA and both must have AWGA and AGA handicaps.

OAKWOOD LADY PUTTERS

Tuesday check-in at 12:30 p.m. – Oakwood Country Club.

OAKWOOD NINE-HOLE COUPLES’ LEAGUE

This is a nine-hole couples’ league open to all of Sun Lakes. The game is followed by a dinner every other Friday, November through first week in May. An application is available on www.sunlakes3golf.com.

OAKWOOD LADY NINERS GOLF ASSOCIATION

The Oakwood Lady Niners are a great group of ladies who enjoy playing golf and socializing with other members. After our weekly golf games, we enjoy luncheons and special events. We welcome golfers of all abilities, including beginning and novice golfers who are interested in improving their game while learning golf etiquette and rules in a fun-filled environment. We offer a “Pitch and Putt” option to our ladies where you can tee off at 150 yard marker and play into the pin. We play on Tuesday mornings in a shotgun format with a 10:00 a.m. start time. During the summer it is 7:00 a.m.

PALO VERDE COUPLES GOLF LEAGUE

The Palo Verde Couples Golf League meets every Friday for 18 holes of fun-filled golf. We have year-round events and competition including the Couples Club Championship. Applications for membership are available at the Palo Verde Shop.

PALO VERDE LADY NINERS

Ladies if you like to play golf please contact us for more information.

SUN LAKES COUNTRY CLUB LADY NINERS

Sun Lakes Country Club Lady Niners play nine holes of golf Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. The second Tuesday of the month play is at 12:00 p.m. Come join the Niners for golf, fun and parties!

SUN LAKES LADIES’ GOLF ASSOCIATION

Ladies, come and enjoy playing 18-holes of golf at the Sun Lakes Country Club I. Call for more information.

SUN LAKES LADY PUTTERS

Putters play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Roberta Sisk Park in Palo Verde. Check in at 9:00 a.m. on the one day selected. Each player brings $2 for the cost of play, a putter, golf ball, and a marker. We are a non-profit organization. We give contributions to Neighbors Who Care, Inc., Sun Lakes Fire Department, Sheriff’s Posse, and others. Cost is $10 to join.

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Hobbies & Clubs

CHORDAIRES SHOW CHORUS

Looking for a new hobby?  Do you like to sing?  Want to make new friends and have lots of fun and put some joy back in your life?  Check us out.  We are a friendly, fun and dynamic group of women who sing and entertain in 4-part harmony, a cappella style with popular, well-loved songs – everything from Broadway musicals, Jazz, Country, Gospel, and other types of American music. We perform at our annual April Show, and on request during the Christmas season and throughout the year for community, civic, church and private events.  New members welcome.  Come to one of our rehearsals. We meet Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club #1, October-April. Under the direction of Doreen Davis Hansen.  Auditions are not required. Website:  www.ChordairesShowChorus.com

COMPUTER BOOTERS OF SUN LAKES

A computer club that holds a general meeting the first Tuesday of each month and presents information on computer software or hardware by a guest speaker. Also various “Special Interest Groups” (SIG’s) classes are held throughout the month by facilitators for its members. Club information: www.computerbooters.org.

ROADRUNNERS RV CLUB

We are RV owners who come together for road rallies to various destinations in the Western USA and Mexico. We also socialize with monthly meetings that include interesting presentations that pertain to RV mechanical safety issues.

SEW-N-SEWS

Sew-N-Sews will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Oakwood Ballroom. Learn about creative sewing, fabric embellishment, and community outreach projects. Open to all Sun Lakes residents and others.

SHORT LINE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB

A club made of members who enjoy Railroading and modeling all gauges of trains and other modes of transportation and structures.  We meet on the second Saturday of the month at the SunBird Community Center. Throughout the year we typically participate in several of the Communities’ Activity days, have an annual ‘Open House’ event that is open to the public, and several social events for club members.  We are always interested in talking to new people, and new members are always welcome. Check our website at www.slmodelrrclub.org.

SUN LAKES AERO CLUB

The SLAC is dedicated to serve members of widely varying interests to network in aeronautically similar areas such as sailplanes, home-builds, powered flying, radio controlled and rubber band powered models, etc., and to share general aviation participation. Experiences range from military, commercial, and airline pilots through private and pre-solo pilots. Some have tens of thousands of hours of logged pilot time, some have none, but all are welcome. Visit our website: www.sunlakesaeroclub.org

SUN LAKES ANGLERS’ CLUB 

Activities include Children’s Fishing Derbies, keeping up green belts and lakes, and restocking game fish in Sun Lakes I.

SUN LAKES CAMERA CLUB

The Sun Lakes Camera Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays October through April in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Club House. Photographers of all skill levels interested in improving their photographic skills through shared information and competition are encouraged to join the club. Typically the first meeting of the month is a workshop while the second meeting is a competition. Club members compete with prints and projected digital images. In addition, three or more field trips are planned to photogenic sites in the Southwest each club year.  See our website: https://sites.google.com/site/sunlakescameraclub for samples of members’ images and the most current club information.

SUN LAKES GARDEN CLUB

The purpose of the Sun Lakes Garden Club is to gain knowledge of desert landscaping and gardening and to disseminate that information to the Sun Lakes community. We have accomplished many landscaping projects within the Sun Lakes community for the Chapel Center and for other areas of Sun Lakes.

SUN LAKES METAL LOKATORS

The club uses a battery operated, hand-held instrument called a metal detector. Its purpose is to locate buried, hidden, and lost treasures. The club will instruct those interested in metal detecting, and also how to retrieve found treasures.

SUN LAKES SAVVY TRAVEL CLUB

The Savvy Travelers Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room of the Cottonwood Clubhouse. Join us for great money saving travel tips and insider information about all kinds of travel.

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Performing Arts

CHORDAIRES CHORUS

Want to spice up your next event, club meeting, luncheon, private party, etc.? Hire our dynamic chorus of 35+ women to entertain in our unique a cappella style, 4-part harmony – with audience favorite songs – from Broadway show tunes, jazz, gospel, country and other types of American music.  Or just need a small group?  The Chordaires Ambassadors are just the thing (from 8 to 16 women)!  Or do something different and unique – send a singing “Christmas Card” to your friends and loved ones (who are away) and hire a “Singing Valentine” delivered locally to the address of your choice to that someone special – sweetheart, spouse, friend, neighbor, family member, etc.  Under the direction of Doreen Davis Hansen. New members welcome to join us!  Website: www.ChordairesShowChorus.com

SOUTHEAST VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE (PAL)

The Southeast Valley Performing Arts League (PAL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts in the Southeast Valley by providing tickets and transportation to local and downtown events. PAL also contributes to non-profit organizations and local educational institutions to promote performing arts education for talented students.

SUN LAKES CHORALE

Sun Lakes Chorale is a concert choir made up of approximately 75 Sun Lakes residents. The choir presents two formal concerts in December and March; rehearsals are every Friday in the Mirror Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. Check out our website www.sunlakeschorale.com for more information.

SUN LAKES COMMUNITY THEATRE

SLCT’s mission is to provide live theater performed by residents of all the Sun Lakes and SunBird communities. Auditions are open to all Sun Lakes and SunBird residents.

THE SILVER FOXES

A group of ladies who like to tap dance and put on a spectacular show with dazzling costumes and routines. Available upon request for a complete program, including a master of ceremonies and singer.

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Religious Organizations

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB

Christian Women’s Club/Women’s Connection has been active in Sun Lakes since 1980 and is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.  We meet October through May either the 2nd or 3rd Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Oakwood Clubhouse Ballroom.  Check the Splash for exact dates.  Events include a full breakfast, fun programs geared to women’s interests, musical talent and inspirational speakers.  All women are invited!

FR JOHN ARENS COUNCIL 9678 – 3RD DEGREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members.  It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.  The Knights of Columbus is a Pro-life Organization.

FRIENDSHIP BIBLE CLASS

We are a Bible-based women’s study using lesson plans of Stonecroft Ministries. We meet in the Sun Lakes Community Church office meeting room. All women are welcome.

RISEN SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Risen Savior Lutheran Church and School is a family of ministries committed to sharing the transforming love of Jesus Christ with people of all ages.

ST. STEVEN’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – 4TH DEGREE ASSEMBLY

Assembly 2356 is the public showpiece of the Knights in Sun Lakes.  The primary purpose of the 4th degree is to promote patriotism through a variety of activities.  Our current focus is on disabled and homeless veterans.  A year-long effort is planned to provide material and volunteers to meet the needs of this important group.  In addition, the Fourth Degree Color Guard is made up of Sir Knights who voluntarily dress in full regalia to attend funerals, parades and patriotic gatherings.

SUN LAKES CHAPEL

This facility is to be used for worship services, funerals, memorials, weddings, and functions associated with these activities as well as other functions for congregations, the majority of whom live in Sun Lakes, SunBird, or Springfield Retirement communities.

SUN LAKES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Sunday Worship at Sun Lakes Chapel, 9:30 a.m. (Phase I)

Weekday Bible Studies (October-May) at the church office (25811 S. Country Club Dr.):

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – Ladies; and 7:00 p.m. – General

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – Men

Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – General

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION MEN’S CLUB

This is a social club for men who are members of the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation. We have monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers, annual dinners, golf tournament and charitable activities.

SUN LAKES JEWISH CONGREGATION SISTERHOOD

We have meetings the third Thursday of the month. We host events for the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation. We also host a card party in February, and all proceeds go to local charities.

Contact: Carol Biales, 895-3168 or Geri Gould, 305-0123

SUN LAKES LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sun Lakes Lutheran is a mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.  Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all.  Join us each Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Sun Lakes Chapel as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

SUN LAKES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

The congregation offers a wide variety of devotional and study groups, service and fellowship groups for men, women, couples, and single people. The congregation has its theological heritage rooted in the Protestant Reformation, founded through a merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational-Christian churches.

SUN LAKES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

We have an active Stephen Ministry program, grief support groups, Bible study classes, and a columbarium on the property.

TEMPLE HAVURAT EMET

Reform Temple of warm and loving individuals. Services held the first Friday of the month in the Lecky Community Room at 7:30 p.m. and a lay service the third Friday of the month at another location. Our Rabbi is Janet Madden.  Cantor: Dr. Nancy Cohen.

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF RECONCILIATION

Established in 1987, we celebrate Holy Communion, using the traditional Anglican Liturgy in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Friendship Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. All are welcome.

UNITY CHURCH OF SUN LAKES

Unity Church of Sun Lakes meets at 9:30 Sunday morning, September through June, in the Arts and Crafts room in Sun Lakes Country Club. Unity is New Thought Christianity: positive, practical and progressive. Our vision is A world of Oneness where all people are free to express their divine potential.

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Service Organizations

AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP

Al-Anon is a group that offers help and support for families and friends of alcoholics. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon supports itself through its own voluntary contributions.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)

For more than 130 years, the American Association of University of Women (AAUW) has worked as a nationwide community to break through barriers for women and girls.  Today more than 100,000 members, donors, and college/university partners across the country come together to support AAUW’s mission of advancing equity through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Close to $4 million is awarded each year in graduate fellowships, grants, campus project support and undergraduate scholarships.  The Southeast Valley (AZ) Branch was formed in 1989 and has more than 100 active members.  Branch activities include community action in education and literacy, fundraising for fellowships and local scholarships, advocacy for laws and policies that affect women and girls in their everyday lives, and multiple interest groups.  If you hold an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can become a member of AAUW.  Meetings are held the third Monday of the month, October through April at 7:00 p.m.

 

BETA SIGMA PHI-PRECEPTOR GAMMA GAMMA CHAPTER

Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s fellowship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and service to others, and includes women of all ages, interests, educational, and economic backgrounds. This is the largest organization of its kind in the world.

C.P.R. CLASSES/SUN LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT

C.P.R. and Compression only classes – available for groups of 6 or more as requested. Additional classes TBD.

CPR Heartsaver AED is a 4-hour class.  Cost $25 per class (includes training material). Dates:  2/3/14 – 9:00 a.m., 5/8/14 – 9:00 a.m..

Compression ONLY Classes – Approx  a 1 hour class – FREE.  Date:  4/1/14 – 10:00 a.m.

CAREGIVER DISCUSSION GROUP

Weekly support meeting where partners, family, and friends who care for an older adult are offered a safe and supportive environment to share experiences, resources, and ideas.

CHANDLER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER and MERCY GILBERT MEDICAL CENTER

Benefits of Volunteering – Make new friends and meet new people, develop new skills and interests, make a difference in someone’s life, enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others, and inclusion in hospital events.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) – GILA BUTTE CHAPTER

Volunteers dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism. Supporting Military, vets, first responders, educators, students, civic leaders.  Actively seeking women over 18, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who prove lineal bloodline descent from a Patriot of the Revolution.

HADASSAH

Membership in Hadassah, a women’s Jewish organization that funds the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel and community-based programs in America and throughout the world, is open to all interested individuals. Call for directions to the meetings and further information about the Shalom Chapter of Hadassah.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS

The oldest veterans’ chartered organization in the United States meets the third Sunday of every month, September through June, with breakfast and a speaker. Membership is open to veterans and non-veterans, men and women. Money raised helps veterans and veteran facilities.

KOREAN WAR/KOREA SERVICE VETERANS

“Let Us Not Forget” The Korean War (June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953) as a chapter, we strengthen the bonds among all Korean veterans, and raise funds to assist all homeless and hospitalized Veterans. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through June at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club (Phase I). All Korean vets are welcome. “Freedom is Not Free.”

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS METROPOLITAN PHOENIX

The League of Women Voters is a Non-Partisan Political Organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART

We are a military service organization whose members have been wounded in combat in the defense of our country.

NEIGHBORS WHO CARE, INC.

Neighbors Who Care is a non-profit organization whose motto is “Senior Independence through Volunteer Service.” Founded in 1995, we assist homebound seniors through services provided by community volunteers. Call us to learn about services or to volunteer, or visit our web page: neighborswhocare.com.

NEW ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

New Adventures in Learning is a membership organization offering a variety of interesting educational opportunities through an annual membership fee. The purpose of this organization is to build a self-governing and self-sustaining community of learners. This program, a lifelong learning concept, is supported by the Sun Lakes Center, an extended campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA and GIANT CELL ARTERITIS SUPPORT GROUPS

Patients meet, support each other and receive the latest research information. National Medical Research Foundation (NMRF) services on the steering committee of Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC), comprised of Boston University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins and Mayo Clinic.

ROTARY CLUB OF SUN LAKES

Rotarians provide service at the local, national and international level.  Local efforts focus on programs for Chandler schools, and organizations such as Neighbors Who Care and UMOM.  At the national and international level the emphasis is on health care, literacy, and disaster relief.  Sun Lakes Rotary Club meets weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at the Oakwood ballroom.  For more information view our website at www.sunlakesrotary.org

SAN TAN CROWN ROTARY CLUB

Rotary was founded on fellowship and service to others. Our motto is “Service above Self.” If you want to help others in the world and your community, join Rotary. We meet on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Call for location.

SUN LAKES CHARITIES, INC.

Sun Lakes Charities, Inc. raises funds for needy seniors and needy children.

SUN LAKES LIONS CLUB

The Lions’ motto is “We Serve.” As members of the World’s Largest Service Organization, Lions clubs International has 1.4 million men and women active in more than 46 thousand clubs in over 200 countries. Join us for “fun” in service.

SUN LAKES SHRINE CLUB

The Sun Lakes Shrine Club is a non-profit organization of Shriners dedicated to the support of our 22 hospitals, promote and work with children under 18 years of age that are handicapped and burn patients. The hospitals provide care for the children at no cost to the families.

THE PERFECT PLACE

An adult day care service that offers socialization and structured activities in a safe environment, while providing respite for their caregivers. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Located on the campus of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, we serve all of Sun Lakes and the surrounding communities. Services are provided through community volunteers and various entertainers. This is a non-profit organization.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 8053

VFW Post 8053 and its Ladies Auxiliary’s mission is to augment the unmet needs of our active duty military service members, veterans and their families.  Visit our website at www.sunlakesvfw.org.

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Social Organizations

60 PLUS CLUB

All Sun Lakes and East Valley residents are welcome. Social club is devoted to having fun! We have dinners with entertainment, dancing, trips around town, overnight out-of-town trips, shows, and sporting events. Anyone 60 years of age or over is welcome to join.

CHEERS

A singles group that offers trips, card games, socials, fine dining, wine tasting and various other activities for social-minded singles.

P.E.O. COFFEE GROUP

Social opportunity for visiting, newly arrived, and resident P.E.Os to get acquainted. A coffee is held the second Wednesday of February, and the Christmas Luncheon is held in December.

PULASKI CLUB, INC.

The Pulaski Club, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation. Established in 1939 to represent, promote, and share our rich Polish heritage with our neighbors. As American citizens of Polish descent, we dedicate ourselves to the task of uniting all Poles for their social, fraternal, and mutual benefit. We have weekly dinners, dances, and live bands. Call for times and dates.

REIKI CIRCLE

Reiki Circle meets in Cottonwood Center Ladies’ Card Room, A-2 at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. You are welcome to experience laying-on-of-hands healing, offered by people trained in the art of Reiki healing.

SCANDINAVIAN CLUB OF THE SOUTHEAST VALLEY

The club serves all of Sun Lakes and surrounding communities, by providing programs for members having ancestors from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Our meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, from November through March. Programs emphasize Scandinavian heritage through travelogues, speakers, cultural entertainers, artifact displays, exchange student presentations, patriotic singing and an informational newsletter. Appetizers and a cash bar are provided at each meeting, followed my member-prepared smorgasbord meals featuring popular and traditional covered dishes and desserts. Annual dues are $15 per person. For more information, check out our website: www.scandiclub.org.

SUN LAKES DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Meetings are the second Monday every month in the Navajo Room, Sun Lakes Country Club, 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Meetings offer a speaker, stimulating discussion, and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

SUN LAKES GREYHOUND CLUB

Owners of retired racing greyhounds gather with their dogs in a social setting to share their love for these wonderful animals and provide information to new owners.  For details about this gentle, loving breed, contact Bill and Lyn Munn.

SUN LAKES REPUBLICAN CLUB

Lively monthly meetings offer community members opportunities to learn more about candidates, issues, voter initiatives, and Arizona politics. See our website: www.slgop.org for calendar, pictures, and details.

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

We meet on Thursday mornings once a month, October through May. Watch the Splash for exact date and program. We have breakfast, special features, music, and dynamic speakers who “connect” with women to help find meaning and purpose in life. Non-denominational. No membership or dues. All women are invited. Reservations are required. We have been meeting in Sun Lakes since 1980.

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Sports

BOCCE BALL CLUB

This program is for men and women interested in bocce ball. Social and league play for beginners through advanced players. Check the Sisk Park bulletin board in the Palo Verde Country Club for further information.

COTTONWOOD TENNIS CLUB

The Cottonwood Tennis Club with its volunteers created over 7000 hours of individual play through inters and intra events, tournaments, organized play, and league play. Membership is open to all Cottonwood/Palo Verde residents and, with quotas, other Sun Lakes communities.

COTTONWOOD LADIES’ POCKET BILLIARDS CLUB (CLPBC)

Ladies Billiards – Come and join us; you will have lots of fun and no experience is necessary. We meet every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. for practice and at 10:00 a.m. for play.

COTTONWOOD TENNIS LESSONS

Tennis lessons available, group and private, for all levels of play.

HITS AND MISSES BOWLING LEAGUE

A non-sanctioned Sun Lakes Bowling League that bowls on Mondays, 10:30 a.m. at Kyrene Lanes (Chandler Blvd. and Kyrene Road). The league is open to Sun Lakes and SunBird residents. This is a great way to make new friends and get to know your neighbors. Fun league!

LUCKY SHOT POOL CLUB

This club was organized in 1995 for Sun Lakes homeowners interested in playing tournament pool. We conduct five annual 8-Ball and 9-Ball pool tournaments at Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes facilities in the Cottonwood Clubhouse.

PRIME TIMERS BOWLING LEAGUE

We bowl on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. at McRay Lanes in Chandler.

SENIOR OLYMPICS

SOFTBALL – MEN’S SLO-PITCH

Our goal is to promote slo-pitch softball as a sport for recreation and competition in the Sun Lakes community area.

SOFTBALL – WOMEN’S SLO-PITCH TEAM

The Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball Team plays in the Valley of the Sun League (ten teams) during the months of January and February with practices in December. Ladies must be 50 or older. Bats and gloves are available.

SUN LAKES HIKING CLUB

The Sun Lakes Hiking Club was started in 1987 by a few hikers wanting to enjoy the company of others and desiring a more structured, organized approach to hiking. For more information, check out our website at: www.meetup.com/sun-lakes-hiking-club.

SUN LAKES RACQUETBALL CLUB

This club offers a full program for men and women interested in racquetball. Leagues, ladders, and more. Beginners through advanced players. Instruction sessions are free of charge. Location: Racquetball courts at Palo Verde Country Club.  Courts are open daily, 7 days a week, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

TUMBLEWEED RECREATION CENTER

We are located at 745 E. Germann Road and offer active adults daily, monthly, and annual fitness passes, group exercise classes, free wireless Internet, and a lounge.

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Swim & Fitness

AEROBICS and STRENGTH TRAINING

One hour classes involving low impact aerobics and strength training – Oakwood and Cottonwood Clubhouses, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

IRONOAKS WATER VOLLEYBALL

This program is available to all homeowners. The lap pool is used Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

SUN LAKES BICYCLE CLUB

Our Saturday morning breakfast rides vary in length from 25 to 50 miles according to the season. Starting times:
8:00 a.m. – November, December, January, and February
7:00 a.m. – March, April, September, and October
6:00 a.m. – May, June, July, and August
Moderate pace.

WATER BELLES – COTTONWOOD

Come and join us for aerobic, stretching, and toning for upper and lower body for all levels. Scheduled times are Monday through Saturday May through Sept 7:00 a.m. and Nov through April 8:00 a.m.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT – GOLDEN GOALIES

Support group to help anyone lose or maintain his or her weight. We meet every Saturday at Sun Lakes Country Club.

YOGA AT COTTONWOOD

Yoga at Cottonwood is open to all SL residents in the Saguaro Room M W F from 8:00 to 9:00 AM.  Wear loose comfortable clothes and bring yoga mat.

YOGA – HATHA #2

Hatha Yoga involves mild stretching exercises with balancing and strengthening exercises. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities, and geared toward active older adults.

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Writing

WRITERS’ GROUP

The group meets weekly. Members read their original prose or poetry to others and have fun writing. Everyone is invited every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Cottonwood A-8.

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