Category: October 2020

Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter of MOAA Tentatively Resumes Fall Meetings

Col. Bill Nagy USAR (Ret.) The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of Tucson Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will tentatively resume its fall 2020 meetings on Oct. 17, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at a venue to be determined. At whichever venue is determined, all sanitary precautions will be in effect, social distancing will be maintained,…

A Year to Give

Stuart Watkins if I had a year to give loan or devote one year to explore share or experience a year to daydream I’d spend that year with you hand holding stargazing moments moments of a year together if I had a year a year plucked out of time a tempting poetic thought poetic in…

Mulligan’s Island Revisited at SaddleBrooke

Jerry Keirn, Pam Bicknell, Sheila Clarkin, and Gary Stewart on 1st tee (Photo by Fred Pilster and Jane Chanik)

Fred Pilster and Jane Chanik The SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association (SBWGA) and the SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association (SBMGA) got together for a Summer Classic Golf Tournament called Mulligan’s Island. Forty men and 40 women formed two-person teams to compete in a fun golf tournament using the old Gilligan’s Island theme but renamed as Mulligan’s Island. Of…

Save The Date: Take a Swing at Cancer!

Linda DeWitt On Tuesday, Nov. 17, The MountainView/Preserve Women’s Golf Association (MPWGA) will host its annual Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament at the MountainView Golf Club. This event has raised over $140,000 in donations over the years for the University of Arizona Cancer Research! With your participation and support, we’ll keep this wonderful…

Senior Village Volunteers Are Ready to Help

Volunteer Bill Lunquist helping Village member Bill Smith install a new computer and printer

Suzanne Marlatt Stewart Every now and then, Senior Village hears the comment, “I don’t want to be a bother, so I don’t call the village when I need a service.” There is no reason to postpone scheduling an appointment or putting off a small needed project. As a member, you can utilize village services six…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

SaddleBrooke Ranch woodworkers (left to right): Ron Gustafson, Jeff Hansen, Barry Milner, Scott Saxson, and Dan Carter made bookcases for first grade students in Kearny.

SBCO Encourages Reading Nancy McCluskey-Moore In August, SaddleBrooke Ranch residents delivered 15 handmade bookcases to first grade students at Ray School in Kearny. The bookcases were built by Ranch woodworkers Ron Gustafson, Jeff Hansen, Barry Milner, Scott Saxson, and Dan Carter. They worked nights at the Ranch woodshed to build these sturdy, handsome bookcases. For…

Men’s 9ers 2021 Membership Campaign Begins October 21

SB Men’s Niner officers (left to right): Gary Brunelle, Jay Love, and Gary Beeler

Dick Cook, Publicity Chairman Why join the SaddleBrooke One’s Men’s Niners? 1. To golf in a friendly setting with new or existing friends 2. To learn more about the game in an easy 9-hole format 3. To experience competitive fun with other golfers in the community Who can join? Membership in the SaddleBrooke Men’s Nine…

Resurrection Church Is Back

Resurrection Church staff (from left): Charles Riddell, Susan Tjossem, Karen Hustad, and Pastor Wayne Viereck

David Stanard Forced to close its doors last spring, Resurrection Church held its first service of what is assumed to be the beginning of the post-pandemic era on Sunday, Sept. 13. That was the second Sunday of the month, a noteworthy date in the life of the church, for it was the second Sunday of September…

In The Spotlight—Jane Chanik, PGA-A, Assistant Golf Pro

Golf Pro Jane Chanik

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg What is the role of a PGA professional? It is much more extensive than one would think. He/she manages all aspects of golf operations at a golf club, including being an instructor, a merchandiser, an organizer, a supervisor, and also carries out public relations and promotion of the club. But that’s…

Senior Village Then and Now, Happy Fifth Anniversary!

Suzanne Marlatt Stewart Very rarely does a vision become a reality, but that’s just what happened in 2015 when two SaddleBrooke gentlemen had a dream. Gary Hammond and Dick Fleming got together and started discussing the needs of several residents who were facing serious challenges in their lives: illness, surgery, disability, no longer able to…