British Club Christmas party

Members of the British Club had their December meeting at the home of Twink Gates-Zimdar.

Members of the British Club had their December meeting at the home of Twink Gates-Zimdar.

Twink Gates-Zimdar

On Friday, December 11, 32 members and four guests of the British Club enjoyed their annual Christmas Party at the Activities Center. After cocktails at 6:00 p.m. a potluck buffet, contributed by all members, was served where they enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Following the buffet, entertainment was provided by Bob Norman’s Musical Entertainment. Bob sang many nostalgic favorites and holiday songs. Joining in with printed song sheets, members agreed a jolly good time was had by all. Bob kindly donated his fee for the evening’s entertainment to IMPACT of Southern Arizona along with donations from members of the British Club attending. David Taylor, treasurer of the British Club and IMPACT, would ensure that IMPACT receives these generous donations.

IMPACT of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services) is a nonprofit organization operating in underserved southern Arizona communities providing comfort and assistance to those in distress. They furnish food for the hungry, support to seniors, clothes for those in need and they provide education for our youth, families and individuals.

Following the wonderful entertainment the evening continued with delicious desserts being served consisting of sherry trifle, mince pies, apple pie and cream, fresh fruit salad, After Eight, mints and a selection of holiday cookies and fruit cake while some danced the night away. Everyone thanked the Board and committee for their efforts to make this a very successful holiday event.

Every second and fourth Friday of the month the British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse which includes the following activities: Canasta, Mexican Train and maybe Bridge from 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information contact Joan Reichert at 720-375-5516, email [email protected]

Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner of SBHOA1, SBHOA2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 54 members from the following hometowns:

England: London, Brighton, Bradford – West Yorkshire, Coventry, Didsbury (Manchester), Cambridge; Battle – Sussex, Dingle and Atherton; Liverpool, Doncaster, Stoke-on-Trent; Staffordshire, Sherwood Forest; Nottinghamshire, Louth, Uttersby; Lincolnshire, Felixstowe, Bristol, Cowley; Oxford, Ashbourne; Derbyshire, Southsea; Hampshire, Wigan and Leeds, Orpington; Kent, Newbury, Berkshire Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Isle of Man: Douglas and Foxdale

Ireland: Limerick City

Scotland: Glasgow

Wales: Blaenavon, Swansea; Glamorgan

Canada: Rossland; British Columbia, Sault St. Marie; Ontario, Vancouver; British Columbia

Sicily: Cinici

West Germany: Buxtehude

U.S.A.: California: San Francisco, King City, Yorba Linda, Long Beach; Massachusetts: Needham; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverly; East Texas: Fort Stockto