British Club members enjoy holiday party

Twink Gates-Zimdar,

On Friday, December 9, 39 members and two guests of the British Club enjoyed their annual Christmas Party at the Activities Center. After cocktails at 6:00 p.m. a pot-luck buffet, contributed by all members, was served where they enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and roast ham. Throughout the evening, wonderful holiday entertainment was provided by accordionist Roxanna Baker. Gene Fowler distributed percussion instruments, which included tambourines and jingle bells, to everyone. Accompanying Roxanna, the new musicians around the room, displaying their new talents, sang along with printed song sheets as they played their instruments. Members agreed a jolly good time was had by all.

Following dinner the evening continued with delicious desserts being served consisting of homemade sherry trifle, mince pies, apple pie and cream, petit fours and boxes of chocolates and mints. Everyone thanked the board and committee for their efforts to make this a very successful holiday event.

Generous donations were made by members to IMPACT of Southern Arizona. David Taylor, treasurer of the British Club and IMPACT, would ensure that IMPACT received these donations for an extremely worthwhile cause.

IMPACT of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services) is a non-profit organization operating in under-served Southern Arizona communities providing comfort and assistance to those in distress. They furnish food for the hungry, support to seniors, clothes for those in need and they provide education for our youth, families and individuals.

Every second and fourth Friday of the month the British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse which includes the following activities: Canasta, Mexican Train and maybe Bridge from 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information contact Joan Reichert at 720-375-5516, email

Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner of SBHOA 1, SBHOA 2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 47 members from the following home towns:

England: London, Brighton, Bradford – West Yorkshire, Coventry, Cambridge, Didsbury (Manchester) Battle – Sussex, Dingle and Atherton – Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Louth and Uttersby – Lincolnshire. Felixstowe, Bristol, Cowley – Oxford, Ashbourne – Derbyshire, Southsea – Hampshire, Wigan, Leeds and Newbury, Berkshire Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Isle of Man: Douglas and Foxdale

Ireland: Limerick City

Scotland: Johnstone

Wales: Blaenavon, Swansea – Glamorgan

Canada: Rossland – British Columbia, Calgary – Alberta, Sault St. Marie – Ontario

France: Loches, Loire Valley

U.S.A.: California: San Francisco, King City, Yorba Linda, Long Beach; Illinois, Chicago; Massachusetts: Needham; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverley; East Texas: Fort Stockton