Attention New Homeowners to Sun Lakes

Horses in Ancient Bronze by Jim Marquis, Lost Wax chair

Doug Williams, Publicity Coordinator Volunteer

Congratulations! You have made a wonderful choice for your new part-time or “year-round” home!

Most of us are retired folks who describe our days like this: “I’ve got nothing to do and all day to do it,” and right now you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with some of your newfound free time.

Easy Question: Can you name one of the largest and (we think) the best of all the clubs in Sun Lakes?

Hint: Yes, it is us! So let us say “Welcome” from the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club! Here you’ll meet new friends who are active folks (just like yourselves) and who just want to have fun making some creative stuff with their hands!

Dumb Question: Do I have to be a professional artist?

Hint: No, not at all. We are merely “handy amateurs” who enjoy teaching others creative, fun crafts.

Techy Question: Do you have a website where I can learn more, see the classes, and sign up?

Hint: Yes, just go online to

Open Question: How many open craft shops does the club have?

Hint: Three: Sun Lakes Country Club, Cottonwood, and Oakwood

Qualification Question: What is the only requirement to join the club?

Hint: You must reside here in Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Wife’s Question: How much is this going to cost me?

Hint: Our annual membership fee is 25 bucks per person.

Classy Question: How many classes does the club have?

Hint: We have over 23 different classes with professional instructors who teach you how to do it.

Rock Question: What is Lapidary?

Hint: “Lapidary is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get!” (or maybe that was Tom Hanks in the movie Forrest Gump)

Sterling Question: What percentage of sterling silver is pure silver?

Hint: 92.5%

Clay Question: What does PMC stand for?

Hint: Precious Metal Clay

Lost Question: What does “Lost Wax” mean?

Hint: The Lost Wax process is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.

Glass Question: What are the three Glass classes?

Hint: Stained Glass, Dichroic Glass, and Fused Glass

Creative Grafts Question: What are the four Creative Crafts classes?

Hint: Gourds, Ming Trees, Beading, and Wire Wrap/Woven Bracelets

Where do you hold your monthly meetings?

Hint: Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room at 10 a.m. every third Monday, from October to April.