British Club members enjoy festive Christmas party

The British Club gathered at the Activities Center for a Christmas party.

The British Club gathered at the Activities Center for a Christmas party.

Twink Gates-Zimdar

On Sunday, December 14, 46 members of the British Club enjoyed their Christmas Party at the Activities Center. After cocktails at 5:30 p.m. a potluck buffet contributed by all members was served where they enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, followed by delicious desserts. Entertainment was provided by wonderful Accordionists Shirley and Jim O’Brien Music on the Road, playing holiday songs.

Joining in with printed song sheets members agreed a jolly good time was had by all. Following the entertainment the British Club presented a check to the entertainers who will donate to IMPACT of Southern Arizona, a nonprofit organization whose general areas of service are the basic needs of food and clothing, senior programs, youth activities and community education. They also provide referrals for services that they do not provide in-house. Peter Godfrey, a member of the British Club and treasurer of IMPACT, was pleased to accept the check on behalf of IMPACT, formerly Catalina Services.

The evening continued with dancing, finishing up with Auld Lang Syne. 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 or 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 in BHOA1, SBHOA2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

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

The British Club now has 57 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, Calgary – Alberta, 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 York: Schenectady; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverly; East Texas: Fort Stockton