The new 2017-2018 Board members for Kare Bears are Julia Roberts and Barb Dunbar. Emily Hughes will take over for Larie Thiebeault who has done a wonderful job as treasurer. Barb will continue to serve as secretary. A big thanks to Shirley Goodman and Carol Weatherbee who served in 2016-2017.
Our benevolent Kare Bear members’ donations to Boots in the House, which included tuna packets, beef jerky, drink enhancers, individual peanut butter cups, as well as toiletry items, delivered by Deanna Calvert and Barb Dunbar. Jamie Sistek and Barbara Keene (organizers of Boots in the House) were thrilled. Barb Dunbar and Linda Bengston presented a $500 cash donation to the group from our 16/17 budget, and $170 in cash from our Kare Bear members. Boots in the House ships care packages to our military overseas and state-side.
The committee for our Appreciation Luncheon on March 29 was creatively arranged by Shirley Jackson, Emily Hughes and Bonny Frederick. Table decorations were crafted with individual photos of every Kare Bear member. A sumptuous lunch was served by Julie and her staff.
Layne Varney spoke to us about the services the Kare Bears provide to our SunBird community.
Memorials that aid our community during a time of bereavement and our generous donations which allow the HOA to purchase furniture, cameras, signage, etc., for all of our residents to enjoy.
Ruth Jon told the group that she wanted to get a new banner and two sandwich boards made for the Hunt Highway gate to advertise the Kare Bear Faires.
Juanita Harbut volunteered to organize the summer luncheons and Pat Wilford and Lee Frecentese have offered to assist her. Luncheons will be held the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Horizon Room, April through September. All are welcome to join us for this social event.
Upcoming Programs and speakers for 2017-2018:
November – Boots in the House
December – St. Vincent de Paul
January – Neighbors Who Care
February – Heart Month (Lynn Lanza from Paper Cranes)
Below are our charitable donations for the year.
Kare Bear Donations 2017:
Hamilton Leo’s (Lions Club Relay for Life), $100
Clothes Cabin, $700
My Sisters Place, $700
Neighbors Who Care, $600
St. Vincent de Paul (c/o St. Mary’s Conference), $500
Matthews Crossing Food Bank, $500
Boots in the House, $500
Chandler Lions Club, $200
Hamilton High School Homeless, $900
Garden Club, $300
HOA Special Projects (Rectangular tables for ballroom) 20 of them at $50/each, $3,000
SunBird Golf Club (Duck Issue), $500
Chandler Firemen Toys, $400
SunBird Employees (Horizon Room Gift Certificates – 48 employees x $10), $480