Western Heritage Preservation Club ready for successful season

Al Mollenkopf

The second season for the SaddleBrooke Western Heritage Preservation Club will start with their first of 13 meetings on September 15 in the HOA 1 Activity Center at 6:00 p.m. The season starts in September and ends with a dinner meeting in late April 2018.

The Mission of the club is to promote and preserve the heritage of the Old West through story, lecture, western music and Cowboy Poetry. Members are encouraged to participate and perform with readings, musical offerings and poetry recitations that represent the culture of the Old West. Outside resource persons (performers) are invited to meetings to enhance the experience. Membership is open to all residents of SaddleBrooke HOA 1, HOA 2 and the Ranch. Dues are set at $10 per household for the season.

Club membership during the first season topped out at 209 and our goal is 300 members for the second season. Contact Al Mollenkopf, [email protected], 520-850-5636 for a membership application.

Our featured guest performer for our first meeting is Mary Kaye, a multiple award winning entertainer. Mary Kaye tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada with her unique brand of western roots music. She is a native born Texan and as a young woman ventured off to Utah where she “married her a cowboy.” They have deep western roots that go back six generations and reside in the small western town of Escalante, a 140 year old ranching community in southern Utah, where her large family is involved in horse training, cowboying and all things western. She has been married to her husband Brad for 30 years; they have 10 children. To learn more about Mary Kaye go to her website, www.Mary-Kaye.com.

The club is developing its own website thanks to our web master David Loendorf. The site is a work in progress and will be completed prior to the start of the season. You can view the Beta version of the site by going to  http://swhpclub.azurewebsites.net/