Category: February 2016

East Valley Marines help Santa deliver toys

Detachment members (and Marine granddaughter, elf Sarah Garibay) get ready to hand out toys!

Denise Lott For the fourth year, East Valley Marines of Detachment 1296 headed out on Christmas Eve to some of the lower income housing areas along Chandler Boulevard. Pickup trucks were loaded with 20 boxes of toys. At each stop, blue tarps were spread out in the center of the projects and toys, sorted for…

SunBird Irish Club news

Mary Pilon, Secretary The Irish Club welcomed the New Year with a fun meeting on January 5 in the Horizon Room. We had 62 members present, including one new member, Elaine Hughene. We sang Happy Birthday to Deanna Calvert and Liz English and congratulated Stevie and Ray Simone on their 49th anniversary. After the minutes of…

Model Railroad Club to meet at SunBird February 13

Check out the Short Line Model Railroad Club!

Harry Huckemeyer The Short Line Model Railroad Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the SunBird Community Center on February 13. We now are meeting in the Lakeview Room and we have changed our meeting start time to 9:00 a.m. for the convenience of our club members and also for those that may have…

Medicare, Medicaid and health benefit info

Personalized objective assistance is available to seniors, the disabled and caregivers provided by volunteer counselors especially trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: Basic information about Original Medicare, Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part “D”), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO’s, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System)…

Upcoming library events

Patty Dennehy February is another busy month for programs at the Ed Robson Library with something for everyone! Please join us for these special events: Wednesday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. – Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in AZ – a fascinating presentation by Greg McNamee on the Duke’s time living and producing films…

Card Scores

500 Cards Darlene Thompson We meet in the Lakeview Room on the second floor by the Pro Shop on Thursday evenings and start to play at 6:30 p.m. Please come early. Remember, we will be starting at 6:30 p.m.; buy-in is $.50. 12/03. 1st Dave Beech 2830, 2nd Midori Holbrook 2620, 3rd (tie) Sandy Stibitz…

Outstanding array of speakers at Sun Lakes Rotary

Greg Podd will be Rotary’s February 23 speaker.

Norm Noble On Tuesday, February 2, Jay Tibshraeny, Mayor of Chandler, will be the guest speaker, sharing insights into the coming year. In 1994, Tibshraeny became mayor of Chandler. During his time tenure, he saw Chandler’s transition from a rural town to a bedroom community for Phoenix. He oversaw the construction of the Chandler Fashion…

Annual Scandinavian heritage dinner meeting

Lyle Replogle In January the Scandinavian Club of South East Valley hosted exchange students from Scandinavia. It is always an evening of interest for all who attend as we listen to the experience of young people attending school in our country. They also shared some of the differences of education and culture between their countries…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith Do you remember the first time you voted? I do. It was in my small rural hometown, in the school basement. Paper ballots. My parents were not of the same political persuasion and it made for some interesting discussions. February 15 is President’s Day, a national holiday. It should prompt all of us…

Thank You, Friends

Russ & Jeannie Bower We would like to thank our families, friends and the entire SunBird community for making our 50th wedding anniversary party such a huge success. The turnout showed what a community of friends we have here. We truly treasure each and every one of you! Thank you for the memories, Hughene and…