The British Club plays Bocce Ball

The Bocce Brits

The Bocce Brits

Twink Gates-Zimdar

It was a surprisingly cooler than normal day Sunday, April 26 after the glorious weather we have been enjoying this April. However, twenty nine members of the British Club braved the 64 degree weather and gathered at the Bocce Ball Courts here in SaddleBrooke for a fun Bocce Ball game. Following the game, everyone headed to the home of Bob Zimdar and Twink Gates for a potluck picnic where they feasted on Mexican Lasagna, meat and cheese lasagna, Swedish Meatballs, baked chicken wings, shrimp with cocktail sauce, sausage rolls with mustard dip, seven layer dip, layered green salad, vegetable salad and pasta salad. Accompanying the BYOB a refreshing fruit punch was served with Malibu coconut rum if desired. With coffee, a delicious array of desserts were served – trifle, cheesecake, jam tarts, fresh strawberries and biscotti. At the end of the evening the Bocce Ball winners, losers and all in attendance were awarded Hershey’s chocolate and hazelnut bars for their endeavors to make this event so successful!

Everyone agreed 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.

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:

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 58 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