State Parties

Dakotas Patio Party – March 12

Steve Perkins

North Dakotans and South Dakotans and friends from Sun Lakes and surrounding areas are all invited to the annual North and South Dakota Party held at Palo Verde Country Club on Thursday, March 12.

It is a casual format, much like the 2019 patio party where we had record attendance. We again have an event sponsor: Dakota-based Western State Bank, with branches here in Arizona. We will have nice door prizes and lots of fun.

Please spread the word. To save money, we are only doing email mailings, so please make sure all your Dakota friends know about the party. We need your help! Please don’t assume everyone knows about it. Spread the word faster than Grandma’s country party line phone.

Cost is $15 per person and includes the buffet dinner. The event will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

The drinks, well, other than Grandma’s coffee and “lemonade,” you just got to spend your own coins. That means it is a cash bar.

Don’t miss it! Act today to get a spot before those Canadians come across the border and grab your place. Ah, shucks, they can come too; everybody is welcome at a Dakota party.

For more information and reservations, contract [email protected], Marianne Perkins at 507-227-2099, Steve Perkins at 507-920-3532, Kaye Irwin at 480-895-7778, Corrine Zimmerman at 701-219-4689, or Willard Pederson at 218-791-0140.

State Party: Illinois

Debbie Silverstein

On Feb. 28, 2020, the Sun Lakes Illinois Club is celebrating its Second Annual Dinner at 5 p.m. at the Palo Verde Country Club. There will be an Italian buffet, door prizes, and an Illinois Trivia game.

The cost will be $28.00 per person. Make your check payable to Eileen Shapiro (club treasurer) and mail it to her at 10026 E. Arrowvale Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Include your phone number or email address to receive your receipt. Seating is limited. While you must RSVP before Jan. 31, 2020, sending your check right away will ensure you are part of the celebration.

Please direct any questions to [email protected] or call Linda Blane at 847-707-2997.

Looking forward to seeing you on Feb. 28, 2020! Mark your calendars and make reservations today!

State Party: Michigan

Mark your calendars. The Michigan Party will be March 6, 2020, in the San Tan Ballroom in Cottonwood.

Tickets will go on sale late January through February. Come and enjoy meeting others from Michigan, feasting on great food and playing Michigan-themed games. We are also looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this event, please call Pearl at 480-305-0286. For tickets, call Carol at 586-876-0695, Ray at 810-359-4045, Dave at 480-220-6075, or Pearl at 480-305-0286.

Nebraska State Dinner

Carla Teusaw

The annual Sun Lakes Nebraska State Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in the Cottonwood Country Club San Tan Ballroom.

The no-host cash bar will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of tickets is $35.00 per person with a choice of Prime Rib or Shrimp Scampi, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

Reservation forms for those on our mailing list will be sent out by the end of January. If you are new to the area, have a change of address, have never been on our mailing list, or have questions about the event, please contact Don Teusaw at 402-659-2410.

This is your opportunity to meet fellow Nebraskans, enjoy great food, and participate in raffle drawings and a silent auction!

Please spread the word!

Ohio Buckeyes Get-Together

Gary and Trudy Alexander

It’s time for the Sun Lakes Ohio Buckeyes to get back together. We will be gathering in Palo Verde’s Sisk Park on Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Please bring your own drinks and a snack to share.

As before, we are encouraging creative name tags. Plus, you might want to throw in a chair just in case we overwhelm the existing seating.

RSVPs by email would be appreciated; however, don’t let that stop you from attending. And please invite other Buckeyes who might not know about our group.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 7th.

Annual Washington State Party

Beth Derheim

Puyallup, Tukwila, Sequim, Humptulips, Toutle, and Pend Oreille?

Really? Ever heard of them? If you can pronounce them correctly, then you must be from Washington State! It’s time for our annual Washington State Party! It will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the Palo Verde clubhouse. This year’s menu is an Italian buffet: traditional Caesar salad, chicken Alfredo with linguine, penne pasta with sweet Italian sausage, vegetable medley, warm garlic bread, and assorted cookies.

So… mark your calendars now for fun times with Washington friends! Signup sheets were sent out (to last year’s attendees) at the end of January. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email us at [email protected], or you can contact Maxine Palmer at 480-802-3639 or Beth Derheim at 480-883-3448. @