Category: February 2016

Manager’s Report

The holiday season and Clubhouse decorations were fabulous this year. We appreciate all those who volunteered their time and talents to make this so wonderful. Not only was the Clubhouse decorated “over-the-top” but many SunBird homes and yards were very exceptional this year. Next year we are forming a group to review, judge and award…

Veterans’ Voice

Art Sloane With many veteran organizations in Chandler and Sun Lakes there are many deserving veterans that should be recommended for the Veterans Hall of Fame. How do you nominate someone for this honor which is given to only about 20 veterans a year out of 650,000 for their service after they leave the service?…

Film series begins

To all SunBird residents, We are residents (sunbirds, actually) of the SunBird community for the past 11 years. We would like to show a series of six films over February, March and April. We have collected these films over several years and want to share them with any interested residents. The first in the series…

Notes from the Board Meeting

The Board of Directors met Monday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ballroom for their annual organizational and election of officers meeting. The following were elected as officers for 2016: Gordon Lee – President, Delores Brown-Knoeppel – Vice President, Don Calvert – Treasurer and Nancy Eckstein – Secretary. Committee liaison appointments were made as…

Garden Club home tour

Sue McCutcheon Hurry! Hurry! Get your 2016 Garden Club tickets for the Tour of Homes on March 6. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the homes. This is an alteration to the previous years’ formats. Tickets are on sale for $10 each at the SunBird Office. See what renovations others have done…

Line Dancing with Judee

Our line dancing group in December.

What a way to start off the New Year. After 16 years of teaching line dancing, January 4 was the largest class ever. Even after I left off my phone number in the December papers. With good helpers we were able to start on time which is Noon for the Ultra Basics Class in the…

Free dance class: soft shoe

This class is offered free of charge. We will wear soft-soled shoes and learn simple dance routines to familiar music such as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Getting to Know You and Winter Wonderland. You will have a lot of fun in this low-impact class while improving your balance, memory and coordination! No experience is required, only a…

Free watercolor class

In my other life I developed highly technical training programs in a very complicated field for a large national company. I’ve used that experience to produce a fun, quick way of mastering watercolor. Please come to our fun beginner’s watercolor class on Friday mornings in the Pima Room. Join others who are new to this…

Silver Foxes to perform Feb. 14

The Silver Foxes of Sun Lakes, AZ were formed in 1987 by resident Lorraine Twitchell. In addition to performing with her Foxes, Lorraine also choreographs and teaches the intricate dance routines she creates. This energetic group of senior ladies proudly boast an array of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. These Foxes have performed for the Red Hat…

SunBird American/German Club news

The German Club enjoyed a Christmas dinner in the Horizon Room.

Frank L. Nechvatal Our Christmas dinner in the Horizon Room was ausgezeichnet (outstanding). A job well done by our Co-Presidents Delores Kline and Larry Schoenborn! Our January meeting focused on the celebration of Fasching, or Fastnacht, or Karneval. This, of course, is a first cousin of Mardi Gras. What is all of this about? Well,…