Category: Clubs & Classes

Advanced Spanish Conversation Group Resumes: New Location

Dianne Zimmerman Are you a Spanish speaker and would like to practice your Spanish? This group is for you. We meet every Thursday from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Cottonwood Meeting Room 2-A, behind the Cottonwood Library. We are a fun, welcoming group. Sun Lakes residency is not required. Please contact Dianne Zimmerman at 480-401-8315…

Chandler SunBird Lions Club

Lion Arlene Block Chandler SunBird Lions Club collected blankets and clothing for those in need for World Service Day. All items were delivered to the Clothes Cabin. Thank you to all who helped to make this so successful. Many people will benefit from your kindness.

Gardening with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Essential oils can be valuable tools for every gardener, whether you are taking care of indoor plants or an outdoor garden. Not only are essential oils a natural alternative to harsh gardening chemicals, but they are also effective and easy to use. Whether you are trying to chase away garden pests, improve health…

Chandler SunBird Lions Club June Update

Two staff members with Lion Arlene Block (middle)

Lion Arlene Block Chandler SunBird Lions Club met at the SunBird Horizon Room for the end of year dinner and brief meeting. All present Lions voted on replacing three AED units and 13 first-aid kits for the SunBird HOA. Membership to the Chandler SunBird Lions Club is very heartwarming and special, with the many donations…

AAUW Spring Fundraiser Exceeds $4.6K Record

Co-President Mary Hamecke and Penny Rings

Barbara Stewart The Southeast Valley Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) launched a very successful spring fundraiser for local women needing scholarships this coming year to attend Chandler/Gilbert Community College. Proceeds exceeded a record $4,600, to be distributed to selected qualified young women. The effort included financial donations from members, a raffle for…

Fun Lakers Social Club Is Having Fun!

Sheila and Gary Bross

Ray Texeira One of the things we love about the Fun Lakers Social Club is how our members come together. There are folks who are always ready to pitch in and make events enjoyable for everyone and those who help behind the scenes. In appreciation for what they do, we honor them with a Fun…

Cheers Singles Are Happy to Be Together

Cheers members gathering at Sisk Park

Ann Kisner Cheers members are happy to have our socials return for our Thursday gathering. April 8 was our first outing at Sisk Park in Palo Verde. We had about 35 members return and two new members joined. The second social was on April 15 at the Grill on the Green in Ironwood, with 30-some…

June Pickleball News

Suzanne Lipke The SunBird Pickleball Club has had a great spring season, and now we’re into the summer months and heat. We’re missing all our northern friends, many of whom stayed a few extra weeks this spring and have just recently left. We had several “good-bye” gatherings that were lots of fun. Our summer hours…

Desert Threads Has Outdoor Meeting

New officers are Marion Kersnick, Nancy Bonngard, Cindy Templeton, and Ann Wasescha (not pictured: Pat Sinclair and Mary Platt)

Sue Bart Desert Threads met outside on the patio by the Cottonwood Phoenix Room in May. This was our first in-person meeting in over a year. Members wore masks and were invited into the Phoenix Room to view our many quilts made for charity (delivered to UMOM on May 14). Our Opportunity Quilt was on display,…