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Sun Lakes Country Club

Message From The President Anne Montgomery Summer is nearly here with its rising temperatures. The importance of staying hydrated cannot be emphasized too often or too strongly. This is a particularly important warning to those of you who will be experiencing summer in the low desert for the first time. Dehydration can be a serious…

The Crystal Card Project has a busy summer ahead

Bobbie Reed Sales and work sessions are continuing through the summer for The Crystal Card Project. So those of you who are here in Sun Lakes looking for activities, consider the options below to support this community effort. Help make cards – June 19 and 26. No experience is necessary. There are lots of tasks…

Sheriff’s Posse resumes patrol of Sun Lakes

The Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse is pleased to announce that community patrols have resumed throughout Sun Lakes, and to remind all residents that the Sun Lakes Posse Medical Equipment Office is now operating on their summer hours. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The office is closed on Fridays…

Attention new IronOaks homeowners

Attention IronOaks New Homeowners – You are eligible for a FREE round of golf for two, FREE week of fitness, FREE week of tennis and BOGO meal at Stone & Barrel or Grill on the Green. All you have to do is call the IronOaks Welcome Group, c/o Howard Lundgren, at 480-369-2015 or email him…

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank thanks Sun Lakes

Ellen Engel Matthew’s Crossing is so grateful to their friends here in Sun Lakes who have stepped up their commitment to fighting hunger. Hunger is real. It doesn’t take a vacation or a holiday, it is not a game. It bites and it hurts. Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank is what it is today because of…

The Hot Spot

Sun Lakes Chordaires donates to Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund In appreciation for the firefighters and medics of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes helping them to set up for their annual show every year, the Sun Lakes Chordaires show chorus donated to the firefighters SLERF (Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund). The SLERF fund…

Medicare, Medicaid and related benefit information

Personalized objective assistance to seniors, the disabled and caregivers is provided by volunteer counselors trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: * Basic information about Original Medicare (Parts “A” and “B”), Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part “D”), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long…

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Africa Safari and Cruise Including Victoria Fall November 5-14, 2020 Price: $9650 pp/double Only 16 seats available Join Free Spirit on this exclusive bucket-list vacation to Africa. Experience the dawn of civilization. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, be prepared for spectacular scenery overflowing with history and wildlife as you spend three nights in an exclusive lodge located on a private island, taking you to the heart of one of the most beautiful natural reserves – Chobe National Park. Onboard the African Dream for a three-night cruise, you’ll discover the secrets of Lake Kariba, a veritable oasis at the other end of the earth. The adventure will conclude in the grandeur of what David Livingstone called the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls. A $2,500 deposit is due July 2, 2019, to secure your space. The boat has only eight cabins, and they will be assigned in the order of reservation. Prescott Bluegrass Festival and Lunch June 22, 2019 Price: $99 per person Travel to the mile-high City of Prescott for the annual Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy a music-filled day and stroll the historic downtown streets of Prescott for shopping, eating and old fashion saloons. Lunch is included. Payson Getaway July 9, 2019 Price: $99 per person Get out of the heat and travel to Payson and the Mogollon Rim. Tour Zane Grey’s Cabin and Tonto Natural Bridge. Lunch is included. Pageant of the Masters July 17-19, 2019 Price: $650 pp/double; $850 pp/single The Pageant of the Masters is a remarkable presentation of “living pictures,” where the cast creates classical and contemporary artwork, innovative makeup and costumes, intricate sets, state of the art lighting, live narration and a full pit-orchestra. Includes Sawdust Festival, dinner and breakfast daily. Musical Instrument Museum and Lunch August 20, 2019 Price: $99 per person MIM displays more than 6,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries. Displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds and observe them being played in their original contexts. Lunch is included. Disney and Baseball August 16-18, 2019 Price: $695 pp/double; $850 pp/single Batter Up! Travel to Anaheim and watch the Angels play the White Sox. Then spend a full day at Disneyland and California Adventure. Princess Alaska Cruise (roundtrip Los Angles – no flying) September 17-29, 2019 Price: $2650 pp/double inside; $3850 pp/double balcony Travel by motorcoach to LA and set sail on a 12-night cruise to Alaska through the legendary Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness spectacular glaciers, beautiful waterways, forested islands and abundant wildlife. Ports include Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, plus scenic cruising in Glacier Bay NP. California’s Gardens and Wineries September 17-19, 2019 Price: $575 pp/double; $725 pp/single Travel to Southern California and experience some of the most tranquil gardens and wineries, including the Huntington Gardens, the Getty and Temecula. San Diego Golf Featuring Torrey Pines September 24-27, 2019 Price: $1175 pp/double; $1525 pp/single Experience the sunny San Diego where you will get to relax and soak in the ocean breeze. Bring your clubs and enjoy two days of golf including a round on the famous Torrey Pines golf course. Tour includes transportation, three nights in Oceanside, two dinners and breakfast each morning. California Air and Space September 26-29, 2019 Price: $725 pp/double; $995 pp/single Travel to Southern California and discover some interesting stuff. Discover NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena and get an inside look at our current space exploration activities. Tour the California Science Center, which includes Space Shuttle Endeavor along with other space exhibits. Finally, tour Air Flight Museum at LAX, focusing on commercial aviation, with an emphasis on the evolution of what were barley and bean fields in 1923 into one of the largest airports in the world. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 8-11, 2019 Price: $875 pp/double; $1075 pp/single Every October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of mass ascension on a crisp early morning as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. Includes Santa Fe. Rose Bowl Parade The “Parade of all Parades” will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year’s Day, and you’ll have great seats along the parade route for up-close viewing. It’s a sensory event you won’t want to miss. See the giant floral floats and marching bands. 4 Packages to Choose from: Rose Bowl Parade Deluxe December 29, 2019, to January 2, 2020 Price: $1795 pp/double; $2095 pp/single Rose Bowl Parade Family Getaway (includes Disney) December 30, 2019, to January 2, 2020 Price: $950 pp/double; $1250 pp/single Rose Bowl Parade Four Day Getaway (optional Volunteer Opportunity) December 30, 2019, to January 2, 2020 Price: $795 pp/double; $1150 pp/single Rose Bowl Parade Mini-Getaway December 31, 2019, to January 2, 2020 Price: $650 pp/double; $795 pp/single

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Africa Safari and Cruise Including Victoria Fall November 5-14, 2020 Price: $9650 pp/double Only 16 seats available Join Free Spirit on this exclusive bucket-list vacation to Africa. Experience the dawn of civilization. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, be prepared…

Unit Happenings

Unit 11 Dorothy Thurman, Secretary/Treasurer The Unit 11 Ladies Coffee will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cottonwood Café. All Unit 11 ladies are invited to join us for coffee, breakfast or conversation; separate checks! Unit 38 Unit 38 Ladies Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 11:30…