The Desert Navy Club

Richard Volpe

Rather than reminiscing about what’s been going on over the past several months, it’s time to look forward into the future and start to plan ahead. At this time, plans have already been put in place to resume our scheduled Friday monthly luncheons at noon in the Horizon Room at the restaurant located in the SunBird Community Center. The initial planned date for this to start was on Friday, the 19th of June and, hopefully, we will continue to have a nice turnout for these special moments as time moves on. Keep in mind that the coronavirus threat is not over, but progress has been made to the point where several of the events that have been put on hold are now starting to be allowed  to take place once again. Expectations are that these lunches will continue, as in the past, on a monthly basis on the third Friday of the month, and other than our meetings, any additional activities, as before, will be reviewed for acceptance by our leader.

The Desert Navy holds their meetings on the third Friday of the month in the Lakeview Room located on the main floor of the SunBird Community Center. With the current status of some uncertainty pertaining to the coronavirus situation, the next club meeting is currently being planned for Oct. 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. Lunch is always optional up at the Horizon Room on the second level of the Community Center, and ordering is coordinated with the restaurant through members of the Desert Navy staff, either prior to or no later than the start of the meeting.

Our thoughts and prayers always go out to all those in the military, and additionally to the many who have responded to support all the things necessary during these tough days when there is such uncertainty on what the next day will bring. Our special thanks go out to all of them. Veterans of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines are always welcome at all our meetings, and we would be happy to have you become a part of us. If you have any questions or are interested in some additional information, please feel free to call Rich at 480-802-2532. Have a great day. Looking forward to seeing you all in the not too distant future.