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Introducing SunBird’s new Activities Director

Wendy Weber, SunBird’s new Activities Director, is the newest member of the SunBird team. Wendy is no stranger to the active adult lifestyle and community, having been an activities director for the past eight and a half years. In the previous community where she worked, she was known as the premier social butterfly, where her…

Cheers to you for all you do!

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager On August 21, our nation will observe National Senior Citizens Day to show appreciation for the value and contributions of older Americans to home, family and society. This national observance was first established by President Ronald Reagan on August 19, 1988. In his proclamation, Reagan said, “For all they have…

Honoring all SunBird Veterans

Bob Neuman Some time ago, it was decided to honor our SunBird veterans. Thanks to the Project Planning Board and interested others, the idea became a reality. A beautiful plaque now is attached to the wall across from the library. In addition, a book is well under way that contains pictures and information about over…

Please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager,  Neighbors Who Care “Won’t you be my neighbor?” were the iconic lyrics sung by the late Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, on his children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which first aired nationally in 1968. It has been a while since Mister Rogers graced the airways, but he has once…

SunBIrd Lions Club Members Honored

Marilyn Hespel At the 94th annual Convention of the Arizona Lions held in Ahwatukee, May 18-20, three local SunBird Lions Club members, Fred Garmeson, Carol Zittel and Ray Clark, received special recognition for donations to Lions Club International Foundation. They were awarded the Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship (PMJF). The Fellowship program was established in 1973…

July 4th Flag Celebration

4th of July Flag Ceremony at the Clubhouse Flagpole Join us in celebrating our country’s Independence Day at a short flag raising ceremony at 9:00 a.m. outside of the clubhouse at the main flag pole. The Horizon Room will have a special menu after the ceremony.

Bingo Nights benefit local area charities

Marilyn Hespel SunBird Lions Club had the last Bingo Night for the season on April 20, 2018. The jackpot winner that night was Lynette Martens. She won $166. The jackpots are directly related to attendance which was 86 players. The SunBird Lions Club wants to say thank you for your support of the Lions Club…

Keyboard connection provides community service

Jeanette Cline The Keyboard Connection recently played the half-hour pre-brunch music for the Sun Lakes Women’s Connection. Their musical selections included Broadway favorites including “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Hello, Dolly” and others from The Sound of Music. Also played were a couple of classical pieces, Pachabel’s “Canon in D” and…

SunBird Views: Blast from the past

Ann Tellor The SunBird HOA Office has archived newspapers from previous years. From time to time, we will post past items of interest for those who enjoy SunBird’s rich history. SunBird Views “Blast from the Past” June 2001 – 17 years ago Leo Buries and Gil Knudtson appointed to serve on Board of Directors. Neighbors Who…

Brainstorming update

Nancy Eckstein One of the board of directors’ 2018 goals was to conduct a “Brainstorming Session” with homeowners to gain ideas to improve SunBird. This session was held on March 23 with about 150 residents generating approximately 350 ideas. Thanks to everyone who attended. All ideas were typed as they were written and are posted…