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Golf Course Carvings

Duane Dub, Vice President, SBGC In 2021, we are showcasing the golf course carvings by highlighting a carving (or two) each month. Let us start with the history. In 2006 Leo Buries, our golf course manager, was left with dead and downed trees from the monsoon season. Rather than pay for the removal of the…

Beat the Heat

Lisa Onyx The Lady 18ers are hitting the links at 6:58 a.m. during the summer to beat the heat. SunBird Golf Club recently moved from a shotgun start to tee times every day to increase the number of players on the course. Fortunately, this hasn’t been an issue, because we are able to finish before…

Friday 9-Hole Couples Group

Marilyn Klooster with her hole-in-one

Jamie Morgan Come one! Come all! Summer may be way too hot around here, but you can be cool and join the fun every Friday morning at 7 a.m. Come and get to know other golfers, enjoy golfing, and engage in lots of laughter. It is a great time to play with your spouse, a…

A Big Thank You!

Jamie Morgan We want to say a big thank you to all of you who participated in the month-long clothing drive for the Latin American Church of the Nazarene in Downtown Chandler. This has been a difficult year for so many people, and we wanted to be sure not to miss this annual clothing drive.…

Year-End Celebrations for Lady 18ers

Dana Marrs, Publicity As the winter season draws to a close, the Lady 18ers celebrate our Club Champion and prepare for the 2021-22 season. Our Club Championship took place over two weeks in March. Cindy Vig won, posting a lean, emergency-free pair of scores: 71 and 71. When we look back at the women who…

Lions Club Flying 630 Flags

Lion Arlene Block Lion Carol Zittel has noted that 630 flags will be flying from Memorial Day through July, plus all of the other national holidays. Please, if you are interested in showing your patriotism, contact Lion Carol at 480-883-0958 and join the proud Americans. It is such a beautiful sight to drive around and…

Lion Receives Melvin Jones Award

Lion Arlene Block Lion Marilyn Hespel received the Melvin Jones award from the Chandler SunBird Lions Club. Melvin Jones was the founder of the Lions Clubs International; the award is a dedication to Humanitarian service. One wears proudly the pin in display of the plaque. Congratulations to Marilyn.

Pickleball Club’s Been Busy!

Jolene Isom and Amy Cooper (Joe Dingeldein in the background)

Suzanne Lipke Spring has arrived in Arizona, and the weather has been perfect! The SunBird Pickleball Club has had a busy couple of months. Pete Prucha, our local Gearbox representative and friend, organized a “Novice Clinic” for some of our newer players on Feb. 21 and 28. Everyone enjoyed the chance to work on some…

COVID Vaccination Clinics at SunBird

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director During the month of March, SunBird was fortunate enough to hold three separate COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at SunBird. Paper Cranes Healthcare, along with the SunBird team of volunteers, did an amazing job vaccinating over 350 SunBird residents and employees. The eldest resident to get their vaccination was Rhoda Hokanson. She is…