British Club Plays Bocce Ball

Twink Gates, British Club Publicity

It was Sunday, April 24, and another glorious day in SaddleBrooke when 24 members of the British Club gathered at the bocce ball courts in SaddleBrooke One for the fun of playing bocce ball. Following the games, everyone headed to the home of Bob Zimdar and Twink Gates who were hosting a potluck picnic where they feasted on a delicious selection of salads: chopped salad, Waldorf salad, coleslaw, and potato salad. Also served were salmon bites, shrimp with cocktail sauce, a cheese tray, seven-layer dip with chips, quiche, scalloped potatoes, and Swedish meatballs. Accompanying the BYOB, a refreshing fruit punch was served with Malibu coconut rum if desired. With coffee, the players enjoyed a delicious array of desserts: trifle, fruit salad, brownies, cakes, chocolate liqueurs, Godiva chocolates, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and fresh strawberries. At the end of the evening, the bocce ball winners, losers, and all in attendance were awarded fun prizes of Hershey’s chocolate and almond bars for their endeavors to make this event so successful!

Everyone agreed that it was a fun way to spend an afternoon and evening and thanked Twink and Bob for organizing this fun event for the British Club.

The British Club has resumed their afternoon games every second and fourth Friday of the month. They will have a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke clubhouse, which includes canasta, Mexican Train, and maybe bridge from 1 p.m. until around 4 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information, contact Eileen Sedgwick at 520-834-4142 or [email protected] or Ethel Willmot at 520-241-6234 or [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 either SaddleBrooke One or SaddleBrooke TWO. The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 40 members from the following hometowns:


Cambridge, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Louth, Lincolnshire, Isle of Man, Douglas and Foxdale, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Manchester, Rochester, Kent, London, Newbury, Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, Lennoxtown, Scotland, Swansea, Glan Conwy, Wales, Limerick, Ireland, Saint St. Marie, Ontario, Canada, Loches, France


Mt. Shasta, California, Chicago, Kansas, Massachusetts, Billings, Montana, Staten Island, New York, San Francisco, Seattle