Fun Lakers Club news

In March, our event was changed to a sip and mingle at the D-vine Wine Bar and Bistro. A fun evening was had by all in attendance and we thank our activities chairman, Frank Mills, for his efforts as well as D-vine owner/manager Robert Coulson for a lovely evening.

On Saturday, April 16 we will hold our very popular annual Progressive Dinner. It’s a chance to share stories with old friends and also meet new friends in a more intimate setting. Our club members generously open their homes to host dinner groups of eight and dessert groups of 16. The evening begins with a delightful variety of delicious appetizers and a cash bar at Oakwood’s Poolside Cafe. It is here that you will learn the home that will host your dinner meal and the home that will host the dessert. The dinner meal is catered by owner Hanna of Beaver Choice Restaurant of Mesa ( known for their ethnic servings of German, Polish, Swedish and Canadian cuisine. The main course will include German style beef rouladen and pearl onion chicken breast along with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and fresh garden salad. Red and white wines, etc. will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another and make new friends. Following dinner, you and your group of eight will travel to a nearby dessert host home and meet up with another group of eight guests for tasty desserts. Bailey’s Irish Cream, etc. are provided. It’ll be fun! It’s a members only event, so why not join up for some fun? The price for the event is $28 each. Both couples and singles are welcome. Visit us at for more info on the club, a membership application, and the Progressive Dinner event registration. For questions on the Progressive Dinner call Chairperson Sheila Bross at 480-895-2141. This is a member’s only event so take this opportunity to join the Fun Lakers. Please see our website at for a membership form.

Elections to our Board are also upcoming and President Richard Forscutt has put forth the following list of candidates:

President: Richard Forscutt

Vice President: Bill Bachand

Secretary: Joan Bachand

Treasurer: Margie Brandon

Activities Chair: Frank Mills

Activities Vice Chair: Steve Brandon

Membership Chair: Jackie Morgan or Beth Derheim

Membership Vice Chairs: Don Morgan, Beth Derheim or Jackie Morgan (whichever one is not membership chair will be one of the vice chairs)

Publicity Chair: Vacant

Publicity Vice Chair: Vacant

Hospitality Chair: Maxine Palmer

Hospitality Vice Chairs: Janet Johnson, Joyce Plachecki

Web Master: Wayne Karp (Wayne is an unelected member of the Board)

The election for the Fun Lakers Board of Directors will take place at the April Board meeting which will take place on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Our club is all about friendship and having fun. For more information please visit our website at or call Leo Klebanow at 480-729-0808; [email protected]