Eileen J. Snearly and Gerri Burnside
After almost 30 years of teaching German and humanities, Gerri and her husband, Robert, decided to retire. Their younger son and family live in Chandler, and since Gerri grew up with mountains in Austria, Tucson was the place they chose. They moved to SaddleBrooke in January 2000.
Gerri began playing golf and, with the help of the assistant pro, they gathered at Mary Wood’s house. We felt that there should be a lady’s league. There were about 20 ladies present, and after finalizing the details and all the paperwork needed, we grew in numbers and interest.
Gerri’s special interest was organizing big events, and she worked on Rally for the Cure for several years. The biggest Rally for the Cure event was in 2006, when Virginia Malone and she were co-chairmen. The Putters, 18-Holers, and Niners all played a big part, and they raised $24,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Gerri shares, “I have really enjoyed being a Niner for all these many years. Robert and I decided to move closer to family. We will be in Sun Lakes-Oakwood and hope we have made the right decision.”