Category: Clubs & Classes

Hello, SunBird Travelers!

The club has been busy preparing some fun getaways based on the input from the meetings. Here is what we are planning: 40th Annual Prescott Christmas Parade Four seats still available Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 Price: $159 per person Depart the Valley and travel to Prescott. Stop to see The Gingerbread Village at the Prescott…

Korean War Veterans

Richard Volpe, Chapter Commander As we approach the holiday season and the final days of a challenging year, the Korean War Veterans will be getting together for its Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. The location will be Floridino’s for some fine dining and a local favorite for many. Additional guests can be…

Lions Club Food Drive

Arlene Block SunBird Lions’ ongoing food drive supports those who are in need at the local Chandler AZCEND Food Pantry. “ASCEND’s mission is to change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connecting, thriving community.” We SunBird Lions have the same mission to help them succeed. Please drop off any non-perishable food items…

SunBird Irish Club

Mary Pilon, Publicity Faith and begorrah! It’s nearly Christmas, and another year will be history soon. Time flies. The Irish club held its November meeting in the ballroom with President Val opening the gathering by leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Boston Mary, and the minutes of October’s…

SunBird Lions Fundraiser

Please support us and Barro’s Pizza as we work to help those in need. Lions Club helps those who have sight and hearing challenges. We help the Ascend in Chandler at the Food Pantry, give presents to children who would not be able to have the fun of opening a gift, help children with disabilities…

¿Habla Español?

Would you like to use and keep up your Spanish? Our group is informal, and our purpose is to have fun talking and listening to each other while improving our language skills. We discuss topics suggested by members and, when needed, we help each other with grammar and vocabulary. We encourage intermediate Spanish speakers to…

‘All on a Silent Night’

Rod Emmerton T’was three weeks before Christmas And all thru SunBird The residents were restless With the news they have heard The Singers and Ringers Were up to their tricks With a concert they’ve practiced In advance of Saint Nick They’re gonna perform On the 7th and 8th With a Yule presentation So, make it…

Art Club News

Sharon Eade November continued to bring returning and new members to our Art Club. With the addition of members, the energy builds and new ideas for upcoming events and excursions continue to be introduced. This year’s Challenge is Birds, which opens up such an array of diverse specimens and locales in which to present them!…

Desert Navy Update

Richard Volpe As we approach the holiday season, our club moves into new challenges with its eyes on the future and continuing trying to help those in need with the support we can provide. Wrapping up the year, it’s time to acknowledge all that has been done over the years in the support of many…

Desert Threads Recap

November is a time to reflect on all we are grateful for and honoring our veterans. Many Desert Threads members are or have been in the greater military or first responder family, whether as a dependent spouse, child, extended family, or active duty. We have lived and know the cost of choosing to serve our…