Category: Clubs & Classes

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…

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…

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…

Sun Lakes Model Airplane Club Hosts IMAC Aerobatic Competition

Typical airplane flown at the Cactus Classic at the Southwest Regional Competition

Ron Wasko, Secretary On March 27 and 28, 2021, the Sun Lakes Model Airplane Club (SLMAC) hosted the Cactus Classic at Felix Ranch. This is a Southwest Region competition for the International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC), and pilots from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas participated in this two-day competition. IMAC airplanes are models of full-size…

Singles Dinner Club Update

Come one, come all to the Wednesday evening club for singles. We meet every week at 5 p.m., at the Palo Verde dining room for a sumptuous dinner and wonderful conversation with others in the same place in their lives. If Wednesday isn’t good for you, we also have a table for singles on Friday…

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…

Hearing Loss Association Presents Guest Speaker

Liz Booth The Sun Lakes chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America invites you to Zoom with us on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Our guest speaker will be Matt Goncalves, Marketing Director for Innocaption. He will share the latest information about the Innocaption app for your smartphone. This is a…

Ironwood Niners Prepare for a New Season

The ladies in the photo represent four elected executive board members and 10 appointed standing chairpersons. Back row: Deb Burns, Vicki Mendenhall, Deborah Greenwood, Suevonne Negaard, Rachel Enloe, Beth Zdeblick, Janis Gustafson; front row: Carol Knack, Ann Gavins, President Judy Thompson, Deb Poropat, Holly Toms, Shirley Moore, and Lynn Matassarin (absent)

Suevonne Negaard Teamwork Important for Ironwood Niners Board of Directors. As the temps climb and Sun Lakers are called to cooler places, the golf leagues make changes, too! President Judy Thompson states, “The league is only as strong as the board members and appointed chairpersons who are working together. I appreciate my team.” Happy Birthday, Margaret. The…