Category: Clubs & Classes

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Feet on New Soil Bob Hirt His wife had died less than a year earlier and the war in Europe was about to start. Shockingly, she and her baby both passed during childbirth of the fourth child. The man, my grandfather, still very much in grief, and with three little ones already under a housekeeper’s…

Can-Am Tennis, A Friendly Competition between Nations

The flags of both countries hang on center court.

Cottonwood’s Can-Am Tennis social is a friendly competition between our favorite snowbirds from Canada and our local residents of Sun Lakes. It is always one of the most popular events, because everyone gets to dress up in their country’s colors, sing the American “Star Spangled Banner” or the Canadian anthem, “Oh, Canada.” A lot of…

Cottonwood Lady Niners Turn 25!

Lorri Morgan, Publicity The Cottonwood Lady Niners are celebrating a big birthday this year. Twenty-five years ago, about 60 ladies began what has become home to about 130 lady golfers. Scrapbooks in the Pro Shop reveal that in the first year, Jean Watson (January 1995) was State Medallion winner for the Niners, and this year,…

Sun Lakes Writers Group

Weaver’s Grocery Store Gary Alan Rose When I was little, there was a Mom and Pop grocery store just up the street and around the corner from my house. It was Weaver’s Grocery Store, very small, but with a covered front porch the width of the building. The owners, the staff, consisted of Gordon Weaver…

Chandler Airport Manager Briefs Sun Lakes Aero Club

Chandler Airport Manager Chris Andres was guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. (Photo by Gary Vacin)

Gary Vacin “Our goal is to broaden the airport’s uses by tapping into the market of business aviation.” That’s how Chandler Municipal Airport Manager Chris Andres summarized his plans for the airport during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. “We want the airport…

Desert Threads Holds Successful Panel Discussion

Shar Schmutz explains decisions for long-arm quilting.

Sue Bart The January meeting of Desert Threads held an informative panel discussion led by members who do long-arm quilting. They explained how they work with clients, how to best prepare our quilt tops to be quilted, and answered many questions from members. They showed many quilts done with different styles and explained the complexities…

The Dolly Parton You Don’t Know

Past presidents of the Cottonwood Lady Niners

Frank Wiley Your Sun Lakes Rotary Club wants to introduce you to the Dolly Parton you probably don’t know. Yes, the same Grammy-award-winning country singer/movie star who has her own theme park in Tennessee. She has a passion that she is very involved in and that has spread to your Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Our…