Judy Wolthausen, President
We have been blessed by a continuing stream of new members as we all finish our remaining preparations for the holidays. It’s always nice to get to make new friends and support each other. We are a fun-loving group of ladies residing in Cottonwood, Ironwood, Sun Lakes Country Club, Palo Verde, and Oakwood. We meet every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. to warm up and play 8-Ball, 9-Ball, or Cutthroat from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. We play in the Oakwood Country Club building in the Billiards Room, which is at the left end as you face the building. There we play on four state-of-the-art Olhausen billiard tables that are in perfect condition.
We offer practice sessions for those who might feel more comfortable reawakening those skills not used in a while. Just give me a call, and we’ll arrange a session at a convenient time. If you feel comfortable just joining us, then give me a call to expect you and drop on by the following Tuesday. Bring your own cue or borrow from many sizes and weights available in the Billiard Room.
We enjoy getting to know each other while paying attention to the rules and etiquette of the game. Easy to understand rules for each game are provided to each member, and we elect a rules person who can be consulted when uncertainty prevails. Each week we draw numbers to determine table location and partners. On the first Tuesday of each month, we discuss restaurant suggestions from the entire group and then go to the restaurant with the most interest. Having a casual meal together gives us a chance to get to know each other better. We consult each other for who has been pleased with their vendors and ask for recommendations for doctors or dentists for those in need. We sit out on the restaurant patios when the weather permits, especially enjoying having a relaxing and interesting lunch with our friends, surrounded by a picturesque setting.
In mid-December we had our Christmas celebration, including a pool contest with a nice prize for the winner, and had reservations at a local restaurant for lunch. We dressed in our Christmas sweaters, took pictures, and enjoyed a good meal together.
In December the group had a voluntary collection for the Neighbors Who Care charity as a Christmas gift to the organization where volunteers do such a good job of helping those in need in our communities.
So, ladies, if you are looking for a fun activity to add to your weekly calendar and would enjoy making some good friends, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this group of wonderful women. We need people with all levels of ability and value differences. We all miss occasionally to get to an appointment, but we do require your regular attendance until the session ends at 11 a.m., so some involved with pickleball and other activities that would require your absence early on a consistent basis before 11 a.m., unfortunately, won’t be able to join us.
Please call me at 630-728-5937 with any questions, to arrange a practice session, or to get more information.