Nancy and Neil Macdonald
On February 13, the evening before Valentine’s Day, almost forty of our Unit Seveners got together at Kay and Tony Cruise’s home where we all had an excellent time. The Cruises treated us to pulled pork sandwiches and later to cake and ice cream while the rest of us brought and shared appetizers and salads. Our unit has really good meetings with lots of fun conversation and good food. We achieve the purpose of monthly meetings with our attendance and we always seem to be able to catch up on events. Our monthly dinners give us the opportunity to introduce new neighbors and to visit with friends we have not seen for a while. This helps in the cohesion of our unit and brings into focus future events.
Of note in our Unit 7, we have had two houses sell within the current month—not bad when there are a total of just 72 homes. We are fortunate that folks, when they are looking for a home to buy, find our Unit 7 the best place for them. We’re a friendly and supportive bunch! We like new neighbors; we welcome them and so we were happy to have Sonny Jepson and his wife Felice Moskowitz, our newest homeowners, at our party after closing that very day on their property.
If you are looking for a residence in SaddleBrooke to come home to, it is good to remember that an older, well established unit is a great choice. A nucleus of supportive neighbors, as well as an experienced network of friendships, will be invaluable to assist in answering questions when you’ve just moved and need information.
The annual meeting of Unit 21 was held at the Activity Center on January 26, 2015. Those in attendance were treated to a variety of pizza choices and Caesar salad. The gathering was highlighted by thanking many of the unit residents for attending the various activities and events organized by the Social Committee. Social Chair Midge Mollenkopf described several social events planned for 2015 and urged the ninety some in attendance to continue to support this years proposed and planned activities. A questionnaire asking for new activities has been developed and if anyone would like to suggest future events, contact Midge or any other member of the Social Committee with those ideas.
The Social Committee Chair is Midge Mollenkopf and Deputy Social Chair is Dee Zellinger. Dee is also involved with distributing Welcome To Unit 21 booklets to all new unit residents. The following people are serving as this year’s Unit 21 homeowners elected officers: Unit Representative Ron Morris; Deputy Unit Rep Bob Stocks; Deputy Unit Rep Kurt Gehlbach; Treasurer Silke Bender; Reporter Dan Chase.
This is the fourth year that Pam Corrigan organized a Unit 49 team to pick up trash on Edwin Road. On Saturday morning, May 24, armed with trash bags, gloves, trash grabbers and neon green reflective vests, 17 volunteers divided into groups to pick up trash on different sections of the road.
Unlike the streets in SaddleBrooke, Edwin Road is littered with papers, plastic bags, empty beer bottles, cans, cigarette butts and more. After an hour and a half of labor, the team collected 20 big plastic bags of trash. As a reward, Pam provided all participants (shown in picture) with cold bottles of water and delicious heart shaped cookies.
Kudos to Pam and all the volunteers who helped give Edwin Road a cleaner look for all of us.
On January 15 Sue Braun played golf at the Preserve with two friends. On hole No. 4, par 3, white flag, 98 yards, she had to tee off down the canyon to get on the green. Sue hit a beautiful high shot with her 7 iron, the ball landed on the green about 20 feet from the flag; it kept rolling and finally dropped into the hole.
Congratulations, Sue, for your third hole-in-one! Sue is well on her way to matching her husband Gerry Braun’s record, who has had four holes-in-one to date.