State Parties – February 2015

Michigan – March 27

Calling all Michiganders! Come join us Friday, March 27 at Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom for a Michigan state party where you can meet others in the Sun Lakes area from Michigan. The meet and greet event starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sit down dinner with open bar. Tickets are on sale now for $23 per person. Purchase your tickets early from the following sales committee: Oakwood – Carol Boddy, phone 586-876-0695 or Arthur Fink, phone 480-883-9402; Cottonwood – Earl Cuyler, phone 480-895-5525; and Palo Verde – Pearl Ryan, phone 480-305-0286.

We will also be selling tickets during the month of February between 10:00 a.m.-noon at the following locations: Mondays at Sun Lakes Country Club; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Cottonwood near the Saguaro Room. If you miss us at the various sales locations please phone any sales committee person.

Minnesota – March 22

Minnesotans and friends from Sun Lakes and nearby areas are all invited to the annual Minnesota Patio Party held at the Palo Verde Country Club in Sun Lakes. The cost of $15 per person includes a buffet dinner. Come join the fun and win some prizes. The event will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.

For information or reservations contact: Bill or Judy Rethke at 480-895-5820; Lee Radermacher or Dori Helmer at 480-895-5685; Ed or Ann Bader at 480-883-3955; Harold Lindell or Beverly Shaw at 480-895-5820; Jim or Pat Dubow at 320-492-6309 or 320-492-1253; Grady or Belinda Anderson at 480-299-4380 or 480-489-9428; Al or Eileen Baumgartner at 480-699-3002; Bob or Marge Brower at 480-895-5013; Russ or Mary Sieben at 320-248-7479 or 320-249-4870; or Jim Mickus at 480-895-2551.

Nebraska – February 28

February 13 is the deadline for persons to register for the annual Nebraska State Dinner featuring former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne as speaker. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 28 at the Oakwood Country Club.

There is limited seating and reservations are now open to Phoenix metropolitan Nebraska friends and supporters.

The event will begin with a pre-dinner reception cocktail party beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Poolside Café. A no-host bar will follow the cocktail party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with the dinner to follow. Proceeds from the reception will go to Osborne’s TeamMates Mentoring Program.

Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person or $150 for the cocktail party including dinner.

Osborne was head coach at Nebraska for 25 years (1973-1997). He led Nebraska to national championships in 1994, 1995 and 1997. He also served as Nebraska Athletic Director and was elected to three terms as a U.S. representative from the Nebraska Third Congressional District. He also served on the 2014 NCAA Championship selection committee.

For additional information contact Jeanne Vaughn at 480-895-2691.

North Dakota South Dakota

Save the date! The North Dakota – South Dakota annual gathering will be held Saturday evening, February 28 in the San Tan Ballroom at the Cottonwood Clubhouse; social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. This is a great time to visit with old friends, meet new friends, enjoy great food and together celebrate the 125th anniversary of statehood for both of our great states. The cost will be $20 per person and reservations will be required. For information please contact Ruth Pedersen at 480-802-2145.