Tag: SunBird Kare Bears

Christmas celebrates comfort of community

Rosie  VanderVeen The first Kare Bear meeting of the season took place on October 17 as we welcomed five new Kare Bear members: Kitty Determan, Barbara Stolper, Betty Norgord, Gayle Wiedbusch and Susan Agostine. Representatives from Boots in the House, Jamie Sistek and Chris Omitt, gave an update on accomplishments of their organization this year.…

Service, Support and Sustenance

  Rosie VanderVeen It’s been an exciting year for the Kare Bears! Lots of events with many opportunities to volunteer. Kare Bear Faires are more popular than ever – a place to shop and mingle with friends and make new acquaintances. Sherry Fann would like to thank the SunBird community for all of the items…

Kare Bears gives funds early to SunBird Golf

  At the January 2018 Kare Bear membership meeting, it was voted on by our volunteers to give $700 to the SunBird Golf Association a little early this year. We gave them $430 to put up 10 more safety signs as you enter the cart paths onto the golf course and $270 for a new…

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted”

  Rosie VanderVeen The January Kare Bear meeting was privileged to welcome Eric Ehst from Neighbors Who Care (NWC). The organization’s mission is to provide assistance to those who require extra support to live independently in their home. They service a 32-square-mile area from Sun Lakes to Val Vista and up to Queen Creek. Approximately…

Charities Crusade continues

  Rosie VanderVeen Our gratitude to Jackie Baker and Sherry Fann for devoting their time, creativity and organizational skills to the monumental success of our Christmas luncheon. A big thank you to Juanita Harbut for collecting all of the lunch ticket money and for her creative artwork in the clever and colorful place cards. Carol…

Christmas: A time of benevolence

  Rosie VanderVeen Welcome to our four new Kare Bear members: Nancy Manning, Mary Jane Mogdans, Joanne Pfeifer and Rosemary Terhune! All of our Kare Bears were enlightened by representatives from two of the organizations we support, Hamilton High School Homeless/Needy program and Boots in the House. Speakers Jamie Sistek and Chris Omitt represent the…

What is a Kare Bear?

Rosie VanderVeen They give back to our community by serving at Kare Bear Faires, Memorials and fundraisers occurring from October to April. We contribute with monies, food and clothing to local charities, such as St. Vincent de Paul, Matthew’s Crossing, Clothes Cabin, Boots in the House and Hamilton High School homeless students. An itemized list…

Kare Bears consummate a season of giving

Kare Bear Board 2017-2018 Julia Roberts, Linda Bengston, Margaret Spear, Deanna Calvert and Barbara Dunbar

Rosie VanderVeen 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…

Kare Bears Tourney – A huge success

Barb Dunbar A big “shout-out” to all the hole sponsors and the generosity of all the players when purchasing raffle tickets and mulligans! You are truly what makes this tournament! Our weather cooperated, and I think a good time was had by all! Thank you to my fellow Kare Bears for all your help setting…

Kare Bears concludes another energetic and active year

Rich VanderVeen, Chet Howe, Rosie VanderVeen and Dave Meyers at Kare Bears Golf Tournament

Rosie VanderVeen It’s been an exciting year for the Kare Bears! Lots of events and many areas for all of us to volunteer. Kare Bears Fairs are more popular than ever, and lots of new friends and acquaintances made. What an awesome group. Shirley Goodman and Carol Weatherbee will be leaving their board positions this…