Category: February 2023

U.S. Military History: The Tomb

Ross Dunfee “Soldier, put those bodies in the graves and get them buried.” “Sargent, what names should I put on each of the grave markers?” “I don’t know. For now, just mark it Unknown.” This conversation has occurred throughout many wars around the world. Identifying and repatriating the deceased is a logistical nightmare. It is…

Golf Course Events 2023

Christina Riley, Marketing & Communications Feb. 4 (Saturday): Tee-up for Childhood Cancer Tournament sponsored by the Lions Club Feb. 22 (Wednesday): Bandits Tournament March 18 (Saturday): Greenskeeper Tournament March 19 (Sunday): Canadian Club Golf Tournament May 29 (Monday): Memorial Day Tournament July 1 (Saturday): 4th of July Tournament Sept. 4 (Monday): Labor Day Tournament

Relishing Pickleball: The Lob–Part 2

David Zapatka Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “The lob is a lofted shot hit off a bounce that can be either offensive or defensive in nature. The object of lobbing is to force your opponents, who are in a strong position at the non-volley…

SunBird Lions Food Drive

The SunBird Lions Club Food Drive is ongoing and helps support the local food pantry. There is a container in the SunBird HOA copy machine room opposite the library. Please bring all non-perishable foods and items that are not outdated, and help those in need. Paper items and pet foods are also acceptable. Thank you…

SunBird Art Club

Sharon Eade With the arrival of 2023 there is the feeling of renewed energy and positivity. COVID-19 seemed to have put the world in a tailspin, but the SunBird community held us all together, and now our new calendars have begun filling up with activities and opportunities that make this such a special place. This…

Korean War Veterans

Chapter Commander Rich Volpe Our chapter commander would like to continue to extend his thanks and appreciation for all the support you all provided to our organization over the past year, and we’re looking forward to a fresh new start as we enter into the new year. Some major achievements over the past year include teaming…

American Italian Club News

Frank Nechvatal The January meeting went well, and we had another Italian Trivia Night. President Lisa is planning future events for February through April. Remember that our April meeting is always a Patio Party Potluck. SunBird residents interested in joining us, our meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the…

Canadian Club BBQ Planned

It is great to be in Arizona with good friends and neighbours. SunBird provides us with never-ending opportunities to participate in every conceivable social activity. Specific to Canadians are the February BBQ and the March Golf Tournament. Our Pork Loin BBQ and social is on Thursday, Feb. 2. This event costs $7 per plate, and…

Jitsi Meet for Video Conferencing

Helen Seaton, Publicity Director The Computer Booters meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8, will be about Jitsi Meet, which is a free, opensource, online video conferencing application, much like Zoom, but without the fees or time restrictions. If you have taken part in our Tech Tuesdays feature, then you have had your first taste of Jitsi…