Category: Clubs & Classes

Rotarian of the Month: Mark Stapels

April’s Rotarian of the Month started his journey to Sun Lakes Rotary Club when he and his father joined the local Rotary club in Michigan together. Mark Stapels graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a speech major and a teaching degree. After graduating from college, he spent five years as a junior high teacher, then…

SunBird American/German Club update

Frank Nechvatal April’s meeting was held on the Patio. We had a great party with chicken, potato salad, other salads and, of course, for dessert we shared a sheet cake. This marked the end of the 2018/2019 season. Mark your calendar for our next meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in the Lakeview Room at…

Sun Lakes Dance Party sponsored by the Fun Lakers Club

The Sun Lakes Dance Party, sponsored by the Fun Lakers Club, is held in the San Tan Ballroom, always on a Thursday. Please note that April 11 was the last dance of this season. Next season starts in October, so get your season package early to save money. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dance lesson…

April bingo winners

Bingo Night for the SunBird Lions Club was held on Friday evening, April 5, 2019, in the SunBird Ballroom. The 16 lucky bingo winners were Annette Onyx who won two games, Rose Brown who also won two games, Susan Aichinger, William Ridgway, Mary Ann Voss, Sheila Page, Syd Page who won two games, Lois Niemi,…

Sew-N-Sews news

The Sew-N-Sews’ last meeting for this year will be Wednesday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Navajo Room of Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. We do not meet in June, July and August. That’s our time to “hibernate” and “recharge our batteries.” We’ll be back in…

Billiards news

Sue Stephenson watches as Shirley Stein, a snowbird from Kansas, enjoyed billiards on Fridays with the girls. About 12 women play when they’re available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays year-round, and welcome others to join them.

March bingo winners

On Friday, March 15, 2019, SunBird Lions Club held Bingo Night in the SunBird Ballroom. One hundred two people attended the fun evening. The lucky winners were Linda Hearn (2), Charlene Loomis, Jackie Bard, Lani Pappano, Don Stenberg, Linda Brandon, Barbara Calaway, Nancy Corder, Kimberly Ley, Cindy Vig, Rhonda Malta, Floy Feltmann and Duane Schatz.…

Art Club is ready for summer

Sharon Eade May is here and seemed to sneak in without us noticing! We have had such a full year of learning and enjoying our individual journeys in art. In April, our own Irene Coatta gave us a class on creating paintings conveying “reflections” on glass and other nonporous subjects. Thank you, Irene. Though many…

Theatre, anyone?

Have you ever participated in any theater productions, big or small? Acting? Sound? Lighting? Props? Costumes? Set construction? Would you have an interest in getting involved again? Even if you’ve never done any theatre, would you be interested in giving it a try? A small group from the Community Church of SunBird is considering starting…

Lapidary work

Dennis Hayward inspects the silver ring he just cast and polished in the Lapidary Shop. Dennis is past president of the club which includes 75 members doing fused glass, stained glass, silver wrap, silversmithing, rock cutting and polishing and jewelry making. The club meets the first Friday, November until April, with classes on the various…