Sheila Abraham, Donna Gruninger and Trudy Rossi
The new year started off with loads of laughter at the January 4 lunch meeting. Ginny Porteous, Sylvia Bonesky and Sherri Wyland were very secretive about what they had planned for the fun portion of the first meeting of the year. Unbeknownst to all but themselves and 12 other Sputters, baby pictures had been submitted and a collage was made of a birthday baby for each month. Each table was then expected to try to match the baby picture with the Sputter. The 2016 Calendar Babies were, by month, Mary Ruble, Marj Cattrell, Kathy Cattrell, Joan Chorost, Julie Brown, Barbara Turner, Marianne Lyons, Elaine Ackerman, Patsy Chase, Judy Loritz, Paulette Stark and Cynthia Chevalley. Two tables each had nine out of 12 correct and the tie breaker awarded the table with Hazel Roper, Wanda Schultz, Marie Schmidt, Sheila Abraham, Patsy Chase, Jan Deschamp, Marianne Lyons and Sharon Scott the prize of buckets of candy lovingly assembled and donated by Ginny Porteous.
Committees are currently busy working on upcoming events such as the Sputters/Ranchettes Tournament on February 1, Sputters/MountainView Putters Tournament on March 14, Fun Day on April 18 and the twenty-fourth annual Founder’s Invitational on Sunday, April 24. The Sputters are a very active group of ladies and we are all grateful to those who volunteer to be on the hard-working committees responsible for these memorable events, as well as those who volunteer each week for set-up and check-in at the putting green.
2015 was a banner year for the Sputters’ membership as our numbers grew each month. As the year came to a close we were very happy to welcome eight new members: Pam Brown, Trish Corrigan, Fran Cronin, Jan Deschamp, Penny Rauzi, Brenda Robertson, Elaine Stamm and Katie Yach.
Membership in the Verde Sputters is open to any resident of HOA 1, 2 and the Preserve not belonging to a sanctioned SaddleBrooke golf group. For more information please contact the membership team of Elaine Ackerman or Donna Gruninger at 825-8123.