Bocce Ball—Final Month of League Play

Bocce ball winners

John Terranova

We completed the second session of the 2021-22 Sun Lakes Bocce Club season with our annual Awards Potluck Luncheon held at Sisk Park on March 27.

Monetary awards were presented to all first, second, and third place teams in each division. The divisional winners included Tony and Maria Racano (Div. A), Linda and Roy Parfitt (Div. B), Barb Schmoekel and Richard Koon (Div. C), Gary and Dorothy Vacin (Div. D), Pam Currier and Carol Stagger (Div. E), Debbie and Terry Dunn and Jean Kudlander and Ray Ficek (tie – Div. F), Sue Johnson and Craig Kirby (Div. G), Chuck and Doris Prchal (Div. H), Karen Cox and Ron Seifert (Div. I), Barbara and Jeff Moser and Diane and Bill Score (tie – Div. J). Congratulations to all.

The board of directors for 2022-23 was introduced to the membership and was approved by all present by show of hands. The directors include John Terranova (president) David Sinkbeil (vice president), Colleen Linko (membership director), Ron Seifert (treasurer), Pat Hart (secretary), Robert and Cindi Fernandez and Karen and Neil Donohoe (social directors), Jeff Blankenship (webmaster), Mike Buscaglia (tournament director), Gary Vacin (publicity director), and Harry Bicchieri (equipment manager).

A special thanks to Greg DePaola, General Manager, Coulter Motor Company of Phoenix, for their first-year sponsorship of the Bocce Club and to John Skoko, Fleet Sales Manager, for his participation in our Awards Banquet on Jan. 9.

Important dates for next season include on-line registration starting Sept. 1, Wine and Cheese event on Oct. 30, and start of bocce, first session, on Nov. 6.

We also want to remind all residents interested in the Sun Lakes Bocce Club for the 2022-23 season that the club will continue to provide bocce instructions throughout most of the spring and summer months, leading up to next season, for those interested in learning to play the game. Simply send an email to [email protected], attention Mike Buscaglia, to request instruction.

Any Sun Lakes resident can learn more about our club, with updated information, by going to our club website at

Stay well!