Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Jason Struthers

Jason Struthers will be the featured presenter at the Tuesday, Oct. 17, meeting. He obtained a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master’s in anatomic pathology. He worked at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom for one year.

In 2016 he joined Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. As a tenured associate professor, he divides his time between teaching, scholarly pursuits, and mentoring the new Audubon Campus chapter. Jason also provides diagnostic pathology services to veterinarians and other organizations throughout Arizona. He’s the education chair for the Maricopa Audubon Society. Members and guests will learn about the birds we see here in Maricopa County. Some of his interesting tidbits about birds will surprise you!

Meetings are held every month (including summer) on the third Tuesday. Attendees gather at 9:30 a.m. to socialize and enjoy refreshments and coffee. During this first half hour, we greet the guests and check out gardening books from our reference library and purchase any raffle tickets.

There is also a “Free Stuff” table to review where members donate citrus or herbs or plants for other members. The meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. The meeting ends at approximately 11:45 a.m., and members and guests often go across the street to the Sun Lakes Country Club for lunch afterward.

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The meeting location is the Chapel Center (house next door to Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church and across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., in Sun Lakes.

For questions, call Starla Kramer, president, at 480-540-8080 or Barbara Kiley, VP and speaker coordinator, at 813-390-2710.