Category: May 2021

Trap Skeet Competition

Sun Lakes team (left to right): Mac Mackerman, 69; Ted Tenbroeck, 73; Frank Nance, 68; Charles Chapman, 71; and Sean Jeffries, 65

Frank Nance On March 12, the Robson communities held their annual Trap Skeet Competition at the Casa Grande Trap and Skeet Club. The 2020 shoot was canceled because of COVID-19. Sun Lakes won the 2021 shoot with a score of 346. PebbleCreek was second with a score of 331. Robson Ranch finished third with a…

Breakfast Lions Donate to AFMA Firefighter Charities

Pictured (left to right) are paramedic Tanner Hill, President Glantz, SLBLC Treasurer Kay Glantz, paramedic and engineer Evan MacKenzie, firefighter and paramedic Justin Roggeman, firefighter and paramedic Matt Nasr, Captain and emergency medical technician Mike Molite, and firefighter and paramedic Ben Merten. (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club (SLBLC) presented a check to the Arizona Firefighters Charities for their many charitable works behind the scenes in the Sun Lakes community. AFMA Firefighter Charities have been hit hard in their fundraising this past year with both Art at the Lakes and the Built By Referral Designer…

Call of the Wild

Harris Hawk 2 by Tom Jones

Ken Duquaine Last March, members of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) were treated to a Zoom presentation of the wildlife of Costa Rica by Phoenix Camera Club member Cindy Marple. The exotic diversity of that small country’s wildlife is truly amazing. Unfortunately, those of us who enjoy photographing wildlife aren’t necessarily in a position…

Desert Threads Creates Quilts for Shelters

Blanca Sanchez and Jody Edwards hold a few of the colorful quilts made for children in area shelters.

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, keep busy making children’s quilts for area shelters. Jody Edwards, Community Services chair, hosted a sort, cut, organize, and kit-making day at her home in Sun Lakes. We receive many wonderful donations of fabric that are turned into comforting quilts. Sue Bart made…

Sun Lakes Rangers Escort the Easter Bunny

Michael Berry The Sun Lakes Rangers were proud to lead the annual Sun Lakes Country Club’s Easter Parade on March 26. Sponsored by the Sun Lakes Lions Club, Sun Lakes Lions Breakfast Club, Sun Lakes Rotary, and the Cottonwood Palo Verde Recreation Department, the parade was a huge success with prize money awarded for the…

Sun Lakes Knights Adjust to the Pandemic

Pictured are members of Council 9678 at their first “hybrid” meeting—a combination of in-person and electronic contacts (through the GoToMeeting video conference system)—that was held on March 15 at the Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.

Maynard Iverson, Chairman for Public Relations, Council 9678 Members of Council 9678 held their first “hybrid” meeting—a combination of in-person and electronic contacts (through the GoToMeeting video conference system)—on March 15, at the Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes. For the past year, the Order met exclusively by “virtual” means (electronically). “Although the current attendance…

Small Group Bridge Lessons

Karin Hansen Face-to-face bridge is back! Get in on the fun and exercise your brain. Lessons will be customized to your group. They can be for absolute beginners, people who want to update their knowledge to contemporary bridge, or for intermediate players. You choose the students (four to eight), the times, the location, the topic…

Hits & Misses Bowling League

Ruth Andersen March High Scratch Series and High Scratch Games and Position Day winner results for second half of the season, from Jan. 11, 2021, to April 5, 2021: High Scratch Series: 3/01. Men: Rick Bell 617, Bob Welch 523; Women: Sharon Zubchevich 541, Bobi Lebowich 450 3/08. Men: Eldon Drenthe 631, Steve Hull 534;…

OLGA Golf News

Eun Yoon, OLGA Low Net Champion

Kathy Burns March was a busy month for the Oakwood Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) with the Member/Guest happening on March 9, and the 2021 OLGA Cup on March 16 and 23. Winners in the Member Guest for Flight 1 were Anne Annis/Mary Gruman; Flight 2: Dolly Eide/Dani Peri; Flight 3: Barb Anderson/Martha Oswalt; Flight 4:…

Sun Lakes Karaoke Group

Blas Vallejo, aka D.J. Blast The beauty of nature in the springtime is always so inspirational. It brings on the feeling that everything is right in the world. As I look around, I see folks walking dogs and bees buzzing around flowers, which brought to mind the subject of this month’s Karaoke song list. I…