Category: March 2015

Wet and Wild Water Aerobics – March 2015

Water Aerobics has become a major exercise program in our fitness-conscious society. The buoyant support of the water dramatically decreases compression stress on weight bearing joints, bones and muscles. The most important reason to join our group is it is fun! Great water temperature, great music and great friends. Class is at 10:00 a.m. Monday,…

Shrine Club news

Clockwise from top: Noble Bill Martin and Lady Phyllis; Lady Alice and Ill. Sir Noble Jim Willittes, PP.; Ill. Sir Roger Nicholson, PP and Lady Brenda; Lady Nancy and Noble Roger Bartels

Greetings from the Sun Lakes Shrine Club. President Noble Mike Whitney called our February meeting to order, leading the club in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance. Ill. Sir Jim Willettes, PP, presented the opening prayer. The Club welcomed honored guests Chief Rabban George Mathers and his lovely lady Dorothy. It was great to have them…

Sun Lakes resident publishes “I Flew with Heroes”

Thomas R. Waldron, author of I Flew with Heroes – a True Story of Rescue and Recovery during the Vietnam War Including the Raid on Son Tay resides with his wife in Sun Lakes. The book is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle; it is also in the Sun Lakes Library.

During the war in Southeast Asia, the author flew combat missions in the CK-135 Tanker, H-3 and H-53 Helicopter. This book recounts rescue missions flown by H-3 and H-53 “Jolly Green” crews in 1969 and 1970 in Laos and Vietnam while he was assigned to the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery (ARR) Squadron. In a…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Club upcoming events

Our gourd quilt is a collaborative effort of our members and was placed in The Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch at the February Running of the Gourds festival in the Pinal County Fairgrounds sponsored by Wuertz Gourd Farm.

Nancy C. Zier Over the February 6-8 weekend many thousands of visitors streamed through the grounds and exhibits at the Running of the Gourds festival in the Pinal County Fairgrounds sponsored by Wuertz Gourd Farm. A huge thank you from members to those who made the weekend an enormous success. Our gourd quilt is available…

Social Dancing begins in March

Bruce and Carolyn McCorkle

Mary Lou Kaye Basic Social Dance is so much different than Ballroom dancing. It’s “lead and follow.” You, your partner and the music are the top priorities. Let the music tell you what to do. The limited space on a social dance floor and the wide range of music provided at social events requires more…

Sun Lakes Lutheran Church

Pat Ovrebo Sun Lakes Lutheran Church had several events in February. The annual congregational meeting honored leaders who have helped guide the four year old church to a viable church. Former Leadership committee members Wally Amundson, Dawn Coryea, Tia Meyers and Ramon Rubio were recognized. The meeting reviewed events and activities for 2014 and set…

SLUCC becomes an open and affirming congregation

On Sunday, January 25 Sun Lakes United Church of Christ voted to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. It began the process in January 2014 by forming a committee that involved learning about the ways they could become more inclusive and welcoming of LGBT people. Within the United Church of Christ denomination there has been…

Oakwood Lady Niners’ awards and plans for March

Julie Schneider, Bonnie Tasch, Fran Neumayr, Betty Perry, Susie Cook and Cora Lathom-Levensky receiving birdie pins.

Ann Rounthwaite The New Year brought surprises. On January 13 a low putts game on the Lakes course was actually rained out! Because it’s Arizona even those of us accustomed to wet weather elsewhere weren’t equipped with raingear. To most Niners’ astonishment, Kathy Chebuhar and Nancy Heberling played through the deluge and were awarded Pro…