The British Club plays Bocce Ball

Despite the heat 22 members of the British Club braved the weather to play Bocce Ball.

Despite the heat 22 members of the British Club braved the weather to play Bocce Ball.

Twink Gates-Zimdar

It was Sunday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend and 95 degrees – degrees Fahrenheit, but the Brits carried on regardless with their Bocce Ball games. At 4:00 p.m. 22 members of the British Club braved the weather and gathered at the Bocce Ball Courts here in SaddleBrooke One for the fun of playing Bocce Ball. Following the games, everyone headed to the home of Bob Zimdar and Twink Gates for a pot-luck picnic where they feasted on a delectable selection of salads, seven layer dip and chips, meat and cheese lasagna, pulled pork sandwiches, scalloped potatoes and shrimp with cocktail sauce. Accompanying the BYOB a refreshing fruit punch was served with Malibu Coconut Rum if desired. With coffee, the players enjoyed a delicious array of desserts – trifle, peach Cheesecake and carrot cake. At the end of the evening, the Bocce Ball winners, losers and all in attendance were awarded everyone’s favorite – Kit-Kat – for their endeavors to make this event so successful!

Everyone agreed it was a fun way to spend an afternoon and evening and thanked Twink and Bob for organizing this fun event for the British Club.

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 or nanny471055@gmail.com.

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 SBHOA1, SBHOA2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

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

The British Club now has 46 members from the following hometowns:

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: Glasgow. 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; Illinois: Chicago; Massachusetts: Needham; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverley; East Texas: Fort Stockton