Category: Generals

Word of The Month: Wombat

David Zapatka This month’s word of the month is wombat; noun wom·bat ˈwäm-ˌbat any of several stocky burrowing Australian marsupials (genera Vombatus and Lasiorhinus of the family Vombatidae) resembling small bears. Origin of wombat – Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wombad. Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia. They are about 40 inches in length with…

Sun Lakes Country Club

Upcoming July events Independence Day Celebration! Date: Sunday, July 3 Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Location: Arizona Room Cost: $14.95 Celebrate America’s independence at Sun Lakes Country Club! Arizona’s own 108th Army Band will be here to help us celebrate and dance the afternoon away. Each ticket includes a table with appetizers, the buffet line and a…

You are invited

Tony Horn Tony Horn is a Sun Lakes resident and author of two self-published books, An End to Terrorism and The Three R’s. He’s the founder of a non-profit company dedicated to building strong communities globally. His premise is that the natural design of humans consists of living eyeball to eyeball, face to face in communities…

Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Board of Directors meeting minutes (unapproved) 5/25/16 Directors present: Roger Beagle; Bill Greer; Bud Jenssen, Anne Montgomery, Woody Neiman, Dick Norris and Mel Rasmussen Also present: General Manager Steve Nolan President Dick Norris called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. He stated that the meeting is being recorded for accuracy of the minutes. Secretary…

Lions Club makes donation to CAP

Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club President Jim Brotherton (right) presents a check to Pat Weitzel representing the Community Assistance Program (CAP) volunteers of the SLFD. CAP responds with SLFD to fires, car accidents and ambulance calls and assists family and friends of the patients in a large variety of ways (photo and caption by  Brian…

Craft or business vendors wanted

Don’t miss the Arizona Ataxia Awareness Extravaganza on September 24!

The Arizona Ataxia Support Group is hosting the Arizona Ataxia Awareness Extravaganza, family friendly vendor fair. Our event will be held on Saturday, September 24 at St. Xavier University, 92 W. Vaughn, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Ataxia is a rare degenerative neurological disorder. Currently, there is no cure or effective treatment. Symptoms include severe problems with…

Christmas in July Food Drive

United Food Bank is inviting the East Valley Chambers of Commerce to participate in the tenth annual Christmas in July Food Drive Challenge. Take part in a friendly competition, while helping to stock the shelves of your East Valley food bank for the summer! While this is a competition between Chambers of Commerce, you do…

The Perfect Place

Kay Thayer presents check to Judy Waltersdorf. Kay Thayer says “Thanks for all you do in helping to meet those special needs for those special people in our community.”

The Perfect Place is a non-profit community service organization dependent in part on donations and volunteers. In May we were honored to receive a donation of $3,000 from Hidden Treasures at 1610 Alma School Road in Chandler. Hidden Treasures is a resale shop whose profits are donated to a wide variety of community service organizations.…

Unit Happenings

Unit 11 Dorothy Thurman, Secretary/Treasurer Unit 11 Board of Directors The July meeting of the Unit 11 Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, July 20 in the Ceramics room at the Cottonwood Clubhouse. All homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend. There will be a time for homeowner questions or comments. Please contact…

Trips and Tours

For more information or reservations contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or sue@freespiritvacations.com PLAN NOW FOR THIS SUMMER’S COOL GETAWAY–CAMP FREE SPIRIT BOOK EARLY FOR BEST CABIN SELECTION! Camp Free Spirit – Christopher Creek August 1-3; price is $495 pp/double, $675 pp/single Call for triple and quad pricing as cabins can comfortably accommodate…