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ILR: Meet the Board of Directors—Riley Jackson

Riley Jackson and Kay Sullivan

Ken Marich The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) was founded in 2005 by Dr. Joel Waldstreicher and 10 members on the initial board of directors (BOD). The first courses were conducted in 2006 and to date we have offered over 350 courses to the SaddleBrooke community. Today I would like to introduce you to…

SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club Is Now a Cause-Based Club

Patti R. Albaugh What is a cause-based club? Rotary Club International has created a new model for club structure and activity, and SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club has adopted the new format. It’s a simpler club model with less administrative hassle, fewer meetings, and quality time with fellow members doing self-selected projects. In this model, members…

On The Front Line in SaddleBrooke

Volunteers arrive early in the morning and prepare hundreds of syringes.

Stephanie Thomas “It almost feels like being at war. I have to do something. I’m trained to do this. It’s my duty as a citizen, and I’m helping my country. I feel worthwhile.” Those words, spoken by nurse Kathy Shimada, reflect the attitude of the sixty nurses, doctors, and pharmacy students who have been selflessly…

Fine Art Show Goes on the Road

LaVerne Kyriss Put on your masks and buckle the seat belt in your golf cart or car. It’s time to visit the SaddleBrooke Fine Art Guild’s spring art show. This year it’s going to be a little different. The show is set for one day, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taking a…

What Is the SaddleBrooke Swim Club All About?

Elizabeth Henley Service The club has raised money for several other clubs and activities here in SaddleBrooke, including pickleball, softball, the dog park, and the multi-use court behind DesertView. We have donated equipment to the San Manuel high school swim team, and one of our members coached there for several years. Several members still donate…

SaddleBrooke Comes Together to Conquer COVID-19

Stephanie Thomas January 9, 2021, will be remembered as a day of long-awaited celebration in SaddleBrooke. After thousands of hours of coordinated preparation, over 200 volunteers began the COVID-19 vaccination blitz of over 7,600 residents in our community registered as of February 5, 2021. As of February 5, 2021, more than 3,400 residents have been vaccinated in…

Whirling, Twirling SilverBelles

Claudia Booth The SaddleBrooke SilverBelles are thrilled to welcome our newest member, Shaun Herndon, to their dance team. Shaun is a very talented and accomplished performer. She has been performing all of her life as an award-winning, competitive baton twirler. She is a two-time World National Baton Champion, an Iowa and Midwest Champion, a three-time…

Tennis Shoes for the Homeless Program Tops 1,000

Jerry Fay A big thank you to the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SBPA) and the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club for their generosity. Over the holidays they increased their donations, and now more than 1,000 pairs of gently used tennis shoes have been donated to the homeless since the program started in 2018. Currently the program is focusing…

Hikers Complete All 800 Miles of the Arizona Trail

Seana Kobak and Beth Jones celebrate completing the 800-mile Arizona Trail (Photo by Elisabeth Wheeler)

Elisabeth Wheeler SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members Seana Kobak and Beth Jones met each other on a hike with the club. An adventure hike to Mt. Lemmon cemented their friendship. They then traveled and hiked together on the club’s fall trip to Durango last year and continued from there for their first backpack in the Canyonlands…