Category: Clubs & Classes

Saturday AM Bridge Clinic

Paul Shalita This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their Bridge. No partner is necessary. No time commitment; come late, leave early. Meet potential new partners. Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in…

Genealogy Club news

The Genealogy Club celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its founding.

Barbara Barr The April 6 Genealogy Club celebration luncheon was held at the MountainView Country Club. The organization honored the twentieth anniversary of its founding. Also, the slate of new officers was announced, while outgoing officers, board members and volunteers were recognized. Chris Nelson opened the luncheon with intriguing quotations about genealogy and family history.…

MountainView Bridge special events

Marian Rogge, third-place winner of the Sectional Swiss Team event

Ann Kuperberg Special News Event: The MountainView Bridge Club will combine with Small Slams and The Bridge Club of Greater Tucson on Wednesday afternoon, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. for a Longest Day Pro-Am game at the Activity Center to benefit Alzheimer’s research. A wine and cheese party will follow. Overflow players will go to…

MOAA meeting notes

STS Board member Joe Rink and President D.A. “Bo” Nanna

Colonel Rett Benedict (U.S.A.F. Retired) Our most recent meeting provided members with a great view into the activities of a local group that helps both active-duty military, veterans and their families, the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS). President D. A. “Bo” Nanna spoke to the group giving us a brief history and overview of STS programs.…

Joyce Johnson: From Novice to Fireball

Joyce Johnson

Jay Clayton Wilson Joyce and her husband Clarence moved to SaddleBrooke in 1996 at a time when Joyce was a total novice tennis player. But, as you are about to learn, she is a high-energy woman whose enthusiasm far exceeds life’s mere obstacles. First she joined Bob Lewis’ beginner’s tennis group known as Tennis 123…

Artist of the Month

Fred Flanagan pauses in his studio with an in-progress work, Buffalo Mist.

LaVerne Kyriss Eclectic is how Fred Flanagan describes his art. But eclectic could also be used to describe his other interests. You’ll find him playing table tennis five days a week, jamming on guitar with a local group every month and serving with his wife Pat as the voices at the other end of the…

Fighting hunger

Dr. Cynthia Chevalley, Director of the Tri-Community Food Bank

Maggie de Block On March 16, 2017 Dr. Cynthia Chevalley, Director of the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB), presented an inspiring message entitled Business of Hope to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary members. Dr. Chevalley has been the Director/Chairperson at TCFB for the past 12 years. Prior to coming to SaddleBrooke she worked as a Trauma Surgeon in…

From Iowa Tribe Reservation to college president

Debbie Foster Central Arizona College President Jackie Elliott spoke to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary on March 30. Dr. Elliott shared a bit of her life story and her goals for Central Arizona College. Dr. Elliott was selected as the ninth President of Central Arizona College where she assumed the role in July of 2016. Prior…

Women on Our Own (WOOO)

Liz Boyd WOOO is for single women living in SaddleBrooke and the Ranch who want to stay busy and enjoy life. Our activities include: Dining Out: We go out for dinner on the third Wednesday of each month and enjoy Tucson’s restaurants. In March it was the Wild Garlic Grill and in April it was Mr.…

Knit Wits have a day to “dye” for

Several members complete the yarn dye process to make a uniquely colored hank of yarn; photo by Georgiann Schwetz.

Carol Chiarello Several members were excited to experience dyeing their own yarn. Mary Gavan, known for her hand-dyed yarns, once again came to the ‘Brooke and taught us about dyeing; this time a luscious cotton and bamboo blend. You can see from the photos this was a grand time. And it was a “no fail”…