Category: Clubs & Classes

Not your father’s computer lab

  Maggie deBlock On March 1, 2018 SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club members heard a fascinating presentation from Dennis Blauser, Superintendent of the Oracle School District No. 2 and his IT specialist Terry McGobern. Mr. Blauser spoke about the Oracle School Foundation and their accomplishments in providing pre-schooling for three and four-year-old kids as well as…

Tom Costner: Photography still his passion

  LaVerne Kyriss While Tom Costner got his first camera when he was eight, he didn’t get interested in photography until he was in high school and joined the school newspaper staff. His job was to take photos to support advertisements from local businesses. In college, he took those same skills and served as business…

April Genealogy Club meeting recap

  Lydia O’Connor The April meeting of the SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club was opened by introducing guests Gerri Taylor, Diane Hodel and Carol Unger. They shared their reasons for interest in the club ranging from being returning members and needing help when running into a “brick wall.” Our guest speaker, Holly Ann Gibson from Oro Valley,…

You CAN learn to live with hearing loss

  Dick Kroese Jennifer Jefferis is a retired counselor, speaker and writer. She spoke for a recent SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club regarding her personal experience with hearing loss. Jennifer shared how through her own loss she came to understand what others were going through. After thirty years of ear infections and multiple surgeries, she struggled…

The challenge of resolving the Syrian Civil War was explained to MOAA members

  Col Rett Benedict (USAF Ret) Dr. Sandy McNabb of SaddleBrooke enlightened our members with “Syria: Why is the civil war so difficult to resolve?” Her background is excellent for this topic as she had an international career including university professor, Internet Technologist and Telecommunications executive and lived in England, Belgium, Germany and Egypt. She…

British Club hosts coffee morning and book exchange

  Twink Gates-Zimdar, British Club Publicity On Saturday, April 20 it was a beautiful sunny, but chilly day in SaddleBrooke when a ladies’ coffee morning and book exchange was held at the home of Elke Mulligan. Ten members of the British Club welcomed Stella’s friend Marissa to their special morning. As usual everyone enjoyed the…

Partners Western Dance activities – summer 2018

  Jane Gromelski Partners Western Dance Club will continue dancing in the summer months, in the MountainView Ballroom on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The practices will start in May and run through September. These are not classes, but informal practices. Harry and Dottie Adams; have volunteered to provide music and will organize the practices, so…

Computer Club announces fall classes

  Dave Tiefenbach The Computer Club is currently reviewing its fall class schedule. Instructors are often asked questions such as “how can I…” or “what’s the best way…” and these kinds of questions lend themselves to short courses that we call “Small Bites.” Small Bite courses would last for one 90-minute session. The courses will…

Saturday morning 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…

SaddleBrooke Skygazers

  Skygazers host last two parties before summer hiatus Rita Fletcher Star Parties are held at the SaddleBrooke Softball Field parking lot. Please enter and exit with only your parking lights on so as not to disturb those already viewing through members’ telescopes and binoculars. Carry a red flash light to walk to and from…