Category: February 2021

Featured Knight: Larry Birlin

Larry Birlin

Maynard Iverson, Chairman, Public Relations, KofC Council 9678 Larry Birlin is the longest-serving active leader in Council 9678. He joined the Knights of Columbus after moving to Sun Lakes (SL) in 1996, and for 25 years has served in numerous leadership positions, including the Council’s Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Assembly…

Basha High School Leos Club Donates

Pictured with the firefighters and medics of Sun Lakes Station 231 are (left to right) Firefighter Ryan Krause, Ms. Chiaramonte, Firefighter Matt Nasr, Basha student and president of the high school's Leo Club Megan Fought, Engineer Evan Mackenzie, and Paramedic Ari Barr. Basha's Leos are affiliated with the SunBird Lions Club. (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry, Fire Inspector/Public Information Officer Rachel Chiaramonte is a teacher for the Chandler School District and is Basha High School’s Leo Club advisor. She is also a member of the Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club and a volunteer with the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority’s (AFMA) Fire Corps here in Sun Lakes. Her Leo…

Let’s Keep on ‘Truckin’

Harry Huckemeyer As we approach the second month of the new year, things appear to be “status quo.” No major changes to report regarding any major progress being made pertaining to the virus now affecting so many, and the current forecasts warn us all to proceed with caution as we lead our lives in the best,…

IMGA February News and Events

Larry Horner, three-time winner of the Ironwood Cup

Mike Willinger In Memoriam Sadly, Larry Horner, a good friend to many fellow golfers at Ironwood, passed away recently. Larry played regularly in IMGA events and in the Odd Couple League and won the IMGA Club Championship three times! Joe D’Amore said that the last tip Larry gave him was to always aim my putts…

The Plight of Hunger

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. After reading a particular article in The Arizona Republic regarding hunger in our communities, I was impressed by the effort of so many people to offer assistance and aid to those suffering from the fallout of the pandemic. We are reminded constantly about homelessness, evictions from places of comfort, and loss of…

Keep the Music: Sun Lakes Chorale Update

Yvonne Orlich “Harmony sinks deep into the recesses of the soul and takes its strongest hold there, bringing grace also to the body & mind as well. Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.…

Korean War Veterans News

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson Our Chapter Commander would like to extend his thanks and appreciation for all the support you all provided to our organization over the past year, and also for your understanding on how we are somewhat limited on the services we normally provide on a regular basis, during normal times. With the…

In Passing

Elaine Berntsen

Elaine Berntsen Elaine Berntsen, age 85, of Roseville, Minn., and long-time winter resident of Sun Lakes, Ariz., died unexpectedly on Dec. 12. She was born on Sept. 2, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Olaf and Gertrude Olson, and was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School where she met the…