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Southwest corner of Queen Creek and Dobson, Chandler


Info: John Olson, olsonjd@cox.net


Call ahead to confirm information, as details occasionally change after print. If you have a recurring monthly meeting you would like listed in Neighborhood Networks, email complete details to News@SanTanSun.com. Note: The SanTan Sun News now has a Spiritual Connections column in the Spirituality section for ongoing religious-related events.


About Care


2-3:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month Monthly volunteer training, scheduled at volunteer’s convenience


A nonprofit serving homebound Chandler- Gilbert residents; provides transportation, shopping and errands, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls, minor home repairs. Info: 480-802-2331, www aboutcare.org


Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter – Gilbert


1:30-3 p.m. first and third Friday of each month Support group for caregivers of people with dementia. Free; no preregistration required. First United Methodist Church of Gilbert 331 S. Cooper Rd., Gilbert Info: Mindy at 602-528-0545, ext. 201


American Legion James O. Schroeder Post 55 Sun Lakes Country Club, Navajo Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd.


Info: Commander Schneider at 480-883-0122


Arizona Business Connection 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays


This networking and referral group holds breakfast meetings and conducts monthly open houses at an ABC member’s business. Guests are free. Dobson Ranch Golf Course Restaurant 2155 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa


Info: Danny at dbalanon@sjfowler.com, or 602-363-0147 to verify location.


Beta Sigma Phi – Preceptor Phi


International women’s organization helping women to connect with each other and help others Info: Susan Baker at 480-802-0215, www.betasigmaphi.org


BNI Chapter South East Valley Networkers (SEVN) 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays Cantina Laredo


2150 E. Williams Field Rd., Bldg. 16, Suite 123, Gilbert Industry-specific referral and networking group with the motto, “Givers gain.” Cost is $3 for food. Info: www.bniarizona.com/viewChapter/8431870


Business Referral Exchange Worldwide (BREW) 12-1:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month Industry-specific referral and networking group Holiday Inn


1600 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa Info: Jeremy McClymonds at 480-444-2228, www.BREWus.com


Build Your Own Business – Chandler 8 a.m. Thursdays


East Valley networking and referral organization Info: www.byobnet.org


Business Networking Group 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays


Single-industry, referral-based networking group Kokopelli Bistro & Winery 35 W. Boston St., Chandler Info: Shauna Murphy at 480-792-1000


Chandler Business Alliance 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursdays Local business networking group The Egg & I Café


2625 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler Info: Vince Kame at 480-782-7831


Chandler Care Givers


1-3 p.m. first Friday of each month Arts & Crafts Center in the Ocotillo Room, Oakwood Country Club, Sun Lakes


Meetings offers a relaxed atmosphere for those who care for family members and want a place to share their concerns and to gather information, serving the Southern Chandler area including Ocotillo, Sun Lakes, Sunbird, Springfield and Fulton Ranch areas. Guests receive a gift bear just for attending. Info: 480-688-6845 or www.ChandlerCareGivers.com.


Chandler Airport Commission 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month The Commission makes recommendations to City Council regarding airport operations, physical growth, economic development and proposed land use. Chandler Municipal Airport terminal 2380 S. Stinson Way, Chandler Info: 480-782-3540


Chandler Horizon Rotary 6:50 a.m. every Wednesday


Cibola Room, Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler


This dynamic chapter of Rotary International welcomes local business men and women for fellowship and fun with projects to give back to the community. Info: Marty Herder at 602-295-7883 or www.chandlerhorizonrotary.org


Chandler Lions Club


6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month “We Serve” the community; area residents are invited to come join like-minded volunteers and make new friends. Atria Chandler Villas, Community Room 101 S. Yucca, Chandler


Info: RuthJon Wick, 480-895-3569 or az1ruthjon@q.com


Chandler Ojo Rojo Lions Club 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. through May


Chandler Republican Women’s Club 7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month Boys & Girls Club—Compadre Branch 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler All residents are welcome. Info: Ann Caswell, 602-516-3232


Chandler Rotary Club Noon every Tuesday


Dynamic, service-oriented group meeting for fellowship, lunch and informative programs on topics of global and local importance. Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler Info: Kevin Dempsey, 480-216-2849, www.chandler-rotary.org


Chandler Young Professionals – Kiwanis 6-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of the month For busy professionals who volunteer to primarily help the children of the world. Mimi’s Café


2800 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Jeremy McClymonds at 480-444-2228


Chat, Chew & Chocolate, Chandler Chapter 6-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month Monthly signature events feature guest speakers, prize giveaways, dinner, wine, chocolate and conversation. All women 21 years and older are welcome. InPockets Bakery and Catering 40 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler Info: 480-227-0904, C3Chandler@cox. net or www.chandlerCCC.com


Childfree Friends


First Thursday and third Saturday of the month Times and locations vary


Fun social club giving couples and singles without children an opportunity to meet one another and participate in a variety of activities. Info: www.childfree.meetup.com/274


Christian Business Networking, Tri-City Chapter – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa 7:15 a.m. Thursdays


Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Cracker’s Café


535 W. Iron Ave., Mesa Info: 480-425-0624 or


www.christianbusinessnetworking.com


Countryman Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association Monthly meeting


Sun Lakes Country Club, Friendship Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: 480-895-2651


Curiosity Meet Event


7-9 p.m. third Tuesday of the month An evening of enjoyment, relaxation and enlightenment. Get an intro to the Personal Enrichment class. The causes of many emotional and physical problems will be discussed, along with methods to ease stress, anxiety, fears, anger, insomnia, aches and pains. Free; reservations required. Tumbleweed Recreational Center 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler


Info: 480-649-9714, www.AZPersonalEnrichment.com


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Gila Butte Chapter of Sun Lakes Third Wednesday of each month For direct descendants of patriots of the American Revolution.


Info: 480-802-5765 or www.gilabuttedar.org District 21 Republicans


7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month Open to anyone living in Legislative District 21. Chandler Boys & Girls Club 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Jerry, 480-963-0750


East Valley Diversity & Minority Business Development Breakfast Group 7:30-8:30 a.m., third Thursday of the month Free networking meeting Maricopa Workforce Connection 735 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert Info: Dr. Prayag Narayan Misra, 480-814-1372; wwti@aol.com


East Valley Entrepreneurs


Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, biweekly, call for date Valley professionals from various businesses actively refer business and clients to one another Dobson Restaurant 2155 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa Info: Matthew Coates, 602-332-3321


East Valley Job Club 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays


Free group supporting the success of its members by talking candidly about job searching and career advancement. Open to the public. Room 325, South Campus Epiphany Lutheran Church 800 W. Ray Rd., Chandler


Info: 480-559-3094, evjobclub@gmail. com, www.twitter.com/evjc


East Valley Marines


6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month Marine Corps League Detachment 1296; all Marines and FMF Corpsmen welcome. Marines helping Marines through social and charitable projects. 9240 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: 480-883-9393 or www.eastvalleymarines.org


East Valley’s – Be There


6-8:30 p.m. third Thursday of every month Free business professional networking group connecting for career opportunities, new business ventures, consulting and expertise requests, business introductions and relations and new friendships. Individuals in career transitions and business professionals from surrounding cities welcome. Grace Inn


10831 S. 51st St., Phoenix Info: www.evbtvpweb.com


MOMS Club of Chandler San Tan For stay-at-home moms who live between McQueen and Greenfield roads and between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway. Weekly get-togethers, outings for moms and kids, moms’ night out and more. Info: www.momsclubchandlersantan.webs. com, momsclubchandlersantan@gmail.com


MOMS Club of Chandler/Ocotillo North For stay-at-home moms who live between Dobson and McQueen roads and between Queen Creek and Ocotillo roads.


Age-appropriate playgroups, fun weekly activities, monthly Recipe Club and moms’ night out, plus community support events throughout the year. Info: www.momsclubchandlerocotillonorth.com, ocotillonorth@yahoo.com


MOMS Club of Chandler/Ocotillo South For stay-at-home moms who live between Price and McQueen roads and between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway. Monthly kids’ activities, weekly age- appropriate playgroups, special outings and a monthly moms’ night out. Info: members.cox.net/fun.net/momsocosk, ocotillosouth@yahoo.com


Mom-e Club Chandler


Second Wednesday morning each month Monthly networking group designed for local mom or dad entrepreneurs to build business relationships and learn from others in similar situations. The Egg & I


2625 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler Info: Tisha Marie Pelletier at 480-219-1356 or www.mom-eclub.com


Mom-e Club Gilbert


Free monthly networking group designed for local mom or dad entrepreneurs to build business relationships and learn from others in similar situations. Your Accountant’s Office


4140 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101-111, Mesa Info: www.mom-eclub.com


Mom-e Club Mesa


8:30 a.m. fourth Wednesday each month Free monthly networking group designed for local mom or dad entrepreneurs to build business relationships and learn from others in similar situations. The Egg & I Cafe


2823 N. Power Rd., Suite 101, Mesa Info: www.mom-eclub.com


National Charity League, Inc., San Tan Chapter NCL fosters mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Daughters must currently be in sixth through ninth grade. Info: Gwen Rusk at gwenkcr@q.com;


www.nclsantan.org or www.nationalcharityleague.org Neighbors Who Care


1 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month: New Volunteer Orientation at Lecky Arts & Community Center, Maricopa County Library, Ed Robson Branch Library 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes


Happy Hour Book Club


6:30 p.m., first Tuesday of every month Women’s book club meeting once monthly for Happy Hour at various East Valley locales to discuss fictional books of substance. Info: hhbc@cox.net, www.hhbookclub.blogspot.com


ICAN Kids and Coffee


7:30 a.m. second Thursday of the month, and 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month Community members and leaders, businesses and civic groups are invited to learn more about ICAN, receive a tour and have a cup of coffee. ICAN


201 S. Washington St., Chandler Info and RSVP: 480-821-4207 or info@icanaz.org


Kiwanis Club of Chandler Noon Tuesdays


A global organization of volunteers dedicated primarily to helping the children of the world. Iguana Mack’s


1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: 480-820-9453 or email kiwanislew@cox.net


LeadzSmart Education Class 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays


Attendees uncover marketing strategies proven to generate more business leads and more sales quickly and easily. Free to all. Marie Callender’s


7455 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: 480-456-4700, DrRon@DrRonMarek.com


LeTip Business Network – Chandler 7:01-8:31 a.m. Thursdays


Networking and referral organization Marie Callender’s


7455 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Paul Yontz at 602-290-0779


LeTip Tempe Professionals 11:30 a.m. every Thursday


Southern Chandler’s Aaron Merchant, a charter member, invites Chandler-area business owners to join the networking group. Radisson Hotel


7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Lunch is $10. Bring 75 business cards. Info: Loretta Love Huff, 602-454-7787or loretta@emeraldharvest.com


M.O.M.S. 9-11 a.m. one Monday a month


For stay-at-home mothers with children ages newborn to elementary-school age, M.O.M.S. offers many ways to get involved, including a monthly meeting with speakers, playgroups and Moms’ Mornings Out. No registration required. Childcare is available with preregistration and a small fee for children 5 years and younger. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 1595 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: 480-726-8000 or csmoms@hotmail.com


Ocotillo Breakfast Club Toastmasters 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays


A weekly “learn by doing” workshop on public speaking and leadership abilities; new members welcome Gold Canyon Candle


6205 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler Info: www.ocotillo.freetoasthost.ws; info@ocotillo.freetoasthost.ws


Ocotillo Chamber of Commerce


7:15 a.m. every Thursday morning for breakfast Ocotillo Golf Resort


3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler Monthly golf outings at Ocotillo Golf Resort Monthly happy hours at different locations in the Ocotillo area


A professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the local economy through business development in the Ocotillo area in Chandler. Info: 602-910-3035, info@ocotillochamber. com, www.ocotillochamber.com


Ocotillo Women’s League (OWL) 11:30 a.m. third Monday of each month Nonprofit social organization whose members reside in or near Ocotillo Members enjoy camaraderie, work on community service projects and engage in daytime and evening activities. Bernard’s at Ocotillo Golf Resort 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler Info: www.owlsgroup.org


P.A.N.I.C. (Parent Autism Network In Chandler) 6-8 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month Support group for Chandler families with loved ones in the autism spectrum, featuring guest speakers, family nights, meet-and-greets and open discussion. Info: Kate at kmcintosh05@yahoo.com


Phoenix Allergy Network


Food allergy support group for families. Banner Desert Medical Center–Ocotillo Room, Education Center 1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa


Info: www.phoenixallergynetwork.org


Professional Referral Organization (PRO) 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays


Offers business professionals the opportunity to network, create a sales staff for networking, get referrals to new, prequalified prospects, share ideas with other business owners and participate and grow with like-minded people. Visitors welcome. M & I Bank


1755 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa Info: 480-924-1001 or www.goproaz.org


Profit Producers Chapter of Business Network International 11:30 a.m. Thursdays


BNI is among the largest business networking organizations in the world, offering members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Iguana Mack’s


1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Nikki Janulewicz at 480-570-1835 or Nikki@NewDoorNewLife.com


SMART Recovery 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Free nonprofit, face-to-face peer support group designed to address addictive behaviors. SMART meetings will offer tools to enhance motivation to abstain, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feeling and behaviors and develop a balanced lifestyle. The Grove


2777 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler Info: www.smartrecovery.org


Soroptimist International of the San Tans Noon Thursdays


Service club for women business owners and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and families. Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler


Info: www.si-santans.org or siofsantans@yahoo.com


South East Valley Business and Professional Women’s Organization 5-7 p.m. fourth Friday of every month Next: June 24; networking mixer. Networking and leads group mixer and dinner meeting. Cost for members $5, nonmembers $7; everyone pays for own food and drinks. RSVP needed for food count. Iguana Mack’s


1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Rose Pachura, 480-802-0775


Southeast Valley Women’s Club 10:30 a.m. first Thursday every month Nonprofit, nondenominational, nonpolitical and volunteer-run social club of women wanting to meet other women, including women new to the area or who have recently quit their job or retired. Annual dues $25. Gilbert Historical Museum 10 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert Info: Sylvia, 480-821-8693


Sun Lakes Chamber of Commerce


11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. third Tuesday every month Network, lunch and learn at this free meeting. Guest may join under the association’s 30-Day Trail Membership Program by visiting www.SunLakesChamber.com and clicking on “Join Us.”


Top Gun Networking – Leads Group Twice monthly meetings


Welcoming East Valley professionals from various industries who want to grow their businesses. Info: Eddie, 480-963-3313 or eddie.lopez@sentry.com


Weeders Garden Club


Sun Lakes Garden Club and member of the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs, participating in a variety of garden-related, educational, community service-oriented activities. New members welcome. Cottonwood Country Club, Room A9 Sun Lakes


Info: Elinor Egender, 480-759-3335 or Delia Howard, 480-786-4973, or www.weedersgc.org


Weight Loss Support Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays or when convenient Offers accountability partners and nutritional support for weight loss. Will coach through a nutritional cleanse program for weight loss. Meetings held in Ocotillo residence; call or email for location Info: Robert Schile, 480-664-4843 or email robschile@cox.net


Widows Social Group


7 p.m. second Sunday of the month Open to widows of any age in the Chandler area who want to get out and have fun. Cottonwood Ceramics Room in Sun Lakes Info: Sally Grazian, 480-895-5400


Women’s Exchange


6:30 p.m. greet and potluck; 7 p.m. meeting; fourth Thursday of the month. Everyone in the Sun Lakes, Ocotillo area and East Valley welcome. Cost is $10 or $5 if you bring a dish to share at the potluck.


Cottonwood Country Club, Clubhouse Room A-8 in Sun Lakes


Info: Sherrian Beagle, 480-895-1538, thinkpink@qwest.net


Women on a Mission to Earn Commission (WOAMTEC)


Lunch second and fourth Wednesday of each month Women-only networking group offers a social, stress-free networking atmosphere for successful businesswomen who want to grow their business. RSVP requested; guests welcome. Cantina Laredo at SanTan Village Market 2150 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert Info: Renee S. at 480-258-0583


Neighbors


Caregiver discussion group 1 p.m. Mondays at Risen Savior Lutheran Church


Grassroots nonprofit serving homebound elderly in Southern Chandler and Sun Lakes since 1995. Info: 480-895-7133, nwcvolmgr@gmail. com, www.neighborswhocare.com


Ocotillo Area Leads Group


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Thursday Lunchtime networking forum for Chandler-area professionals, entrepreneurs or salespeople Grimaldi’s Pizzeria


1035 W. Queen Creek Rd., southwest corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads, Chandler Info: Marsha Sandoval at 480-628-0467 or mks1@ cox.net; www.ocotilloleadsgroup.com


June 4 - 17, 2011


Poolside Café at Oakwood Country Club 24215 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: 602-910-3035


Sun Lakes Democratic Club 7 p.m. second Monday of every month Next: June 13. Guest speaker Democratic State Sen. Steve Gallardo from District 13 will discuss the status of Arizona’s redistricting plan and give an update on the Arizona Democratic Party’s efforts for next year’s elections. All are welcome; refreshments served. Nonperishable food items are welcomed at every meeting for donation to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank nearby. Sun Lakes Country Club No. 1, Navajo Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: Ruth Kloner, 480-895-1378 or Grace Roth, 480-895-1734


Sun Lakes Parkinson’s Support Group Third Thursday of every month, Sept. through June Sun Lakes Country Club, Mirror Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: Grace Roth, 480-895-1734; Ann Kisner, 480-895-0152


Sun Lakes Republican Club


7 p.m. second Tuesday of every month Next: June 14. Topic: “The State of the State,” featuring guest speaker former Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams. All are welcome; refreshments served. Sun Lakes Country Club No. 1, Arizona Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: Gordon Lynch, 480-802-9346 or Sandy Doty, 480-883-1097


Teen Education Encouragement Networking and Support (TEENS) 4 Teens


6-7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays of every month Offers support and guidance to teen moms and their babies, focusing on preventing or postponing subsequent pregnancies until personal goals are met and promoting positive parenting. Morrison Building, Chandler Regional Medical Center 1875 W. Frye Rd., Chandler Info: Lindsay Robertson, 480-728-3918


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