Tag: SunBird Lions Club

SunBird Lions Club bingo winners celebrate

January 18, 2019, Bingo winners

Marilyn Hespel The winners from January 18, 2019, were Jan Engdahl, Judy Chubin, Robin Whitmore, Jim Demmer, Robert Thalman, Lucille Tweit, Bill King, John Martin, Barbara Rhodes, Shirley Stein, Charlene Loomis, Gary Popelka, Kay Schroeter, Ken Lyman, Mike Malta and jackpot winner Donna Kleinow. The jackpot was worth $233. The winners on February 1, 2019,…

SunBird Lions Club Bingo winners

Marilyn Hespel SunBird Lions Club held a Bingo Night on December 21, 2018, in the SunBird Recreation Ballroom. There were 68 players that night. The winners were Floy Feltmann, Fay Sampson, Donna Kleinow, Joan Ridgway, Dale Belcourt (four times), Charlene Loomis (twice), Christine Schroeder (twice), Marcia McHugh, Rhonda Malta, Eileen Chick, Mary Beth Kosla, Dorothy…

Annual Basha High School band concert planned for January 12

Our local Basha High School Music Department will be presenting their annual January concert and jazz band music in the ballroom on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. SunBird Lions Club has been sponsoring this popular event the past nine years. All money donated is given to the Basha High School music program. This…

Collection for “Packages from Home” a success

  Fred Garmeson The SunBird Lions Club has completed its annual collection for the “Packages from Home” project. We are pleased to report that the SunBird residents pitched in again this year and donated 209 pounds of goods that filled 14 cartons. The SunBird Lions Club has been participating in this worthy project since 2010.…

Bingo Nights start again

The SunBird Lions Club hosts a Bingo Night the first and third Friday during the months of November through April. During the Bingo games, coffee, water, cookies, brownies and a variety of chips are available for a small donation. The last Bingo Night was November 2, 2018, in the ballroom of the SunBird Recreation Center.…

Thank you, SunBird Lions

  The SunBird Lions Club heard that there was a need for an automatic door opener for theSunBird Lions Club. Immediately, Fred Garmeson from the club dropped off a check for $2,000 to have this automatic door installed. Within two weeks, the door was installed making it easier for everyone to access the SunBird Post…

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…