Summer is just the beginning for the SL Women’s Association

The beautiful pavilion and Veterans Flag Memorial

The beautiful pavilion and Veterans Flag Memorial

Charlotte Newberry

Summer can be just as exciting and busy as the winter months. It won’t be long before we will be preparing for our annual bazaar which will be held November 6-9 starting at noon on Thursday. More information starting next month so, needless to say, we really have never stopped working towards this goal. This year should be the best yet with so many beautiful items in storage already.

One of our major joys has been the driving force and financial backing for the newly renovated Veterans Flag Memorial on the far east side of the Sun Lakes Clubhouse. This is a place where many of our area veterans have had countless ceremonies and now with the new P.A. system, the transformation is complete. The masonry work has been complete, the flag poles have been moved into their new placement and the platform and planters are complete. This has been a long time coming and thanks to our President Sharon Horton (who has been passionate about this) it is now a beautiful place for anyone to come and reflect on our honored veterans.

We received a lovely card from The Dolly Dressers thanking us for donations of dolls and fabric for their projects.

Two chair ladies for sub committees have been recruited – Colette McNally will chair the bazaar and Ellie Clark will head up the nominating committee for next year. Thinking about volunteering or if anyone has some storage space they would like to donate please call Doti Breyen at 480-883-3360. This will be much appreciated.

Please take note of the display in the Sun Lakes Clubhouse library. Items in that case are for sale and we have some very desirable and affordable things. The newest are selected pieces of art work done by local artist Ka Graves and was part of the studio’s Imaginals line. The artist studied in France and is included in the Heller Book of North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century and Who’s Who in American Art (1997-1998 ). Her animal sculptures are worth noting and are limited editions. You may pay either the librarian or at the office.

Proceeds from our sales go right back into the needs of all of Sun Lakes community and any lady living in the area is welcome to join us on Monday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am. We have several projects you can join in on. Also, if you have any household items in good condition that you wish to donate please call 480-895-9270, ext. 220 for pick-ups and delivery if you purchase items from us. Hope to see you!