Verde Sputters’ Valentine Luncheon

Donna Bujnovsky, Star Award

On Feb. 7, 42 Verde Sputters and four guests sputtered through 18 holes on the SaddleBrooke One putting green. There were three money-hole winners: LaVonne Ashwood, Mickey Levich, and Karen Martin. It was also a great day for holes-in-ones: 34! Hazel Roper had four and Donna Bujnovsky had three. LaVonne Ashwood, Mary Ellen Clark, Maggie De Block, Jan Haney, Donna Lemier, Laurie Miller, Gloria Steele, and Dianne Hodel each received two holes-in-one. Hazel also had a low score of the day at 37; Laurie Miller had 39. Way to go, ladies! Congratulations to Laurie Miller and Gloria Steele, who received their 39 pin on Feb. 21.

After Sputters, 58 Sputters members converged upon the Vistas for the regular meeting and the Valentine Luncheon. The tables were decorated with chocolates and red velvet bundt cakes. The February Luncheon Committee not only set up the luncheon and decorated the tables, but also set up a fun day of putting by making the course more challenging. The committee consisted of Marilyn Palatas, Sue Ryan, Marianne Lyons, Janet Knowles, Donna Lemier, Tara O’Donnell, and Sue Cluley.

Mickey Levich won the free lunch (will she share?). We sang “Happy Birthday” to our February birthday ladies, who all got another year younger. Donna Bujnovsky was awarded her 39 Star. Congratulations, Donna!

Trivia questions were the angst for many of us on Valentine’s Day and its history. We had 10 true or false and 10 multiple-choice questions. The winning table got 11 out of the 20 correct. We only got three of the true or false questions correct, so we were behind early in the game. A scrumptious meal of chicken parmesan and strawberry shortcake followed. Yes, there was salad but, really, do we care about the salad so much when we know dessert is coming?

We have begun the sign-up for the Sputters/Ranchettes event on March 7. We hope all of you sign up for this event. We will need 36 Sputters. The cost of the luncheon is $20 here at SaddleBrooke One, and the menu will be a turkey and brie wrap with turkey, brie cheese, cranberry chutney, and shredded lettuce in a tortilla. The dessert is cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. The deadline for this event is Feb. 28. The sign-up sheet will be available at each Monday putting day. All members are welcome to attend the luncheon.

The March 21 event will be held at MountainView. The sign-up with the menu selection and price will soon be available. Opal Larkin is working on that event with the MountainView Putters to be held at their putting course. We will need 36 Sputters to participate.*

On April 3 we will hold the Marj Cattrell Invitational. This will be a fun event, followed by a dinner at the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse.

A lot of fun events are a happening. Hope to see ya there!

* Due to unforeseen circumstances and a shortage of time for us to respond, we will not be having the Sputters/MountainView event on March 21. We wish to thank Opal Larkin for all the work she did on trying to get this event organized. We will host this event here next year, 2023. There will be regular putting for all on March 21.