Tag: SunBird Lions Club

SunBird Lions assisting with “Packages from Home”

  Fred Garmeson The SunBird Lions Club will be assisting the “Packages from Home” organization again this year. We are requesting donations of goods which will be sent to our deployed American soldiers. We have had a great response from the SunBird residents in the past and are looking forward to your continued support of…

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…

588 flags line the streets supporting freedom and veterans

Jackie Cox Amid the parades and fireworks on July 4th, 538 SunBird residents will fly flags in their front yards, reflecting deep appreciation and support for our military that protects us and our freedoms. Freedom isn’t free. The flags began flying on Memorial Day, remembering the many who sacrificed their lives and health, and whose…

SunBird Lions Club award presentation

  Marilyn Hespel Two of our local SunBird Lions Club members were honored for their dedication and hard work. Lion Bill Hespel, president, and Lion Julie Napton, immediate past president, were awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow plaque and pin on April 17, 2018. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Program was established in 1973 in honor of…

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…

SunBird Lions Club bingo winners

  Marilyn Hespel On March 16, there were 99 attendees. The jackpot winner was Barb Thalman who went home $170 richer. On April 6, the attendance was greater, with 112 players. This night, the jackpot winner was Ness Schumacker winning $187. The season for Bingo is winding down. The last day to play Bingo with…

SunBird Lions Club food drive

  Marilyn Hespel The SunBird Lions Club held a food drive at Albertson’s grocery store on the corner of Riggs and Gilbert on April 7, 2018. Non-perishable food items, toiletries and cash were collected. The patrons were very generous. The club was able to deliver 406 pounds of goods and $410 in gift cards to…

SunBird Lions Club held inaugural Pancake Breakfast

  Marilyn Hespel The SunBird Lions Club held its first annual Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the Horizon Restaurant. It was held February 17 in the ballroom. The fundraiser was a big success. All seemed to enjoy their meals and socially interacting with other residents of SunBird. There were also eight Leo Club members from…

Basha High School bands

  Marilyn Hespel On January 13, 2018, the Basha High School bands performed at SunBird. The Symphonic Band and Jazz Band 1 entertained a crowd of 311 residents and non-residents. What a show they put on! The Chandler Lions Club would like to thank all those who attended and donated to make this annual function…

Chandler SunBird Lions Club food drive

  Marilyn Hespel On February 3, 2018, the Chandler SunBird Lions Club held a food drive in front of the Safeway store located at Chandler Heights and Alma School Roads. This drive was for nonperishable items to go to AZCEND in downtown Chandler. AZCEND assists families in need throughout the Chandler area. Through the generosity…