Category: Clubs & Classes

Featured Knight: Kenneth E. Ford

Kenneth E. Ford

Maynard Iverson, Chair, Public Relations Committee, Council 9678 Kenneth E. Ford is immediate past Grand Knight and the current chairman of the Council’s Fall Charity Raffle, the sole fundraiser allowed by the pandemic. Although physically challenged from a serious auto accident, Ken has organized an impressive campaign to secure funds for the Council’s charitable and…

Meet Your Sun Lakes Ranger Captain!

Captain Ron Burchett

Michael Berry Ron Burchett is the captain of the rapidly-growing Sun Lakes Ranger Company. The Arizona Rangers is comprised of 22 companies with over 400 members throughout the state. The Rangers’ mission is to support law enforcement and youth programs on a statewide basis. Ron was instrumental in creating the Sun Lakes Company two years…

Wishing You All a Happy Thanksgiving

This picture, taken at the last major event we were able to participate in earlier in the year, might bring back some fond memories.

Harry Huckemeyer The month of November is the start of all the good things that happen as we approach the ending of a challenging 2020. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a time when friends and family have the opportunity to enjoy many happy moments together, as we prepare for the new year.…

Master Gardener to Speak on Beneficial Insects

Kim Rosenlof speaking on seed saving at the county fair

Starla Kramer Members are looking forward to Kim Rosenlof speaking at the Nov. 17 monthly meeting. Kim is a Master Gardener and Immediate Past President of the Tempe Garden Club. Kim spoke to the club about “Seed Harvesting” via Zoom in the spring, and members are looking forward to meeting her in person, with social…

VFW Post 8053: Time to Get Out the Vote

Carmine Iosue, member of Post 8053

L. Jay McIntyre This month, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and all patriotic Americans are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. We thank the many thousands of veterans who fought in that war, and in the military conflicts since World War II: the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, the Gulf War,…

New Hiking Season Begins Now!

A flashback photo from our club hike at Chiricahua National Monument in Southeastern Arizona

Warren Wasescha Yes, it will look a bit different, but the 2020-21 hiking season is “on” with COVID-19 precautions in place! As mentioned last month, no social dinners, picnics, brunches, Special Hike, or endorsed lunch stops after a hike. It is too risky to be in close proximity with lots of people, both indoors or out.…

Fun Lakers Club November News

Bob and Vickie Bybee, Publicists The newly-formed Charity Committee of Fun Lakers collected over $2,500 in school and sanitation supplies for San Marcos Elementary School in the Chandler Unified School District. The drive was conducted mid-July through mid-August. Fun Lakers donated supplies and checks to drop-off boxes located in each of the Sun Lakes communities.…

It’s Time for Fall Ball!

From one of the Spring Season's last games: batter Frank Rouse, catcher Larry Maggerd, and umpire Ken Brenden (Courtesy of Image Makers Photoshop)

Larry Wolfe We finally heard those two words we’ve been waiting to hear for months: “Play Ball!” After our Spring Season was shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19, and our summer season was canceled in its entirety, it was great to get the competitive juices flowing again! Our fall season opened on Oct. 27…