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June 2012—

Roadrunners explore Gammons Gulch in Southern Arizona


Cotillion Dance Club holds season finale

The Roadrunners traveled to Benson and vicinity in April.

Connie Kindsvater This group from the Sun Lakes

Roadrunners is in front of the “Saloon” at Gammons Gulch, Pomerene, AZ, 12 miles north of Benson. The western movie set town and museum has been constructed over the past 30 years by Jay Gammon,

whose father was employed by John Wayne. Jay himself was in a couple of John Wayne movies as a child. The RV Club spent several days in Benson in April seeing the sights in Tombstone, Fort Huachuca and Kartchner Caverns. Greg and Marie Zarnick were wagonmasters. 

Sun Lakes Republican Club to meet June 12

Carolyn McCorkle The Sun Lakes Republican Club will

feature “AZ State of the State and Elections 2012” with Secretary of State Ken Bennett at its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited! Now that another Legislative Session

has ended, what impact will it have on you and your family? Ken Bennett will discuss the recent legislative successes of the AZ budget process and important state tax reforms, which will make our state more attractive to employers who create jobs, as well as what still needs to be done to improve the state of our state during this election year. The potential adverse impact of ObamaCare, if not repealed, on our state’s fi nances and health programs will also

be discussed. Recent redistricting

changes and the upcoming elections affect every citizen. Come and hear Ken’s recipe for keeping our state on the right track and his assessment of where we stand compared

Garden Club tour The Sun Lakes Garden Club is sponsoring

a day trip to Red Rocks Farms Lavender Festival in Conco on Thursday, June 21. We will leave at 7:00 a.m. from the parking lot on the NE portion of Riggs and Alma School, which houses the Chandler Gilbert Community College rooms and medical offi ces. We anticipate a 7:00 p.m. return. To sign up, e-mail

and put LAVENDER in the subject line. The cost is $28 per person, and this check must be received by June 5. It is non-refundable after June 5. You may send your check, made out to Sun Lakes Garden Club to Tiah Foster, c/o SLGC, 25814 S. Cloverland Dr., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-6875, or give it to us at our meeting on 6/12. The $28 is for the bus. If you wish lunch,

you may bring your own or order one from the Red Rock Farms by going through their website at Click on the Lavender Festival and then scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see your choices. The cost

is $20. If

you don’t have a computer, you may call


They prefer you go through the website.


to other states. Ken Bennett was appointed by Governor

Jan Brewer to replace her as secretary of state and took the oath of offi ce on January 26, 2009. Bennett is an Arizona native who was born in Tucson and graduated from ASU with an accounting degree. His record of public service spans 25 years and includes four terms in the state Senate, including four years as Senate President. Prior to joining the Legislature, Bennett was a member of the State Board of Education for seven years and also served on the AZ Charter Schools Board for three years. He worked in the private sector from 1985 to 2006 as CEO of Bennett Oil Company, a family fuel distribution business. He has also worked with companies in the development of alternative energy sources and energy-effi cient building technologies. AZ State Rep. Tom Forese will provide

an important update on AZ Legislation. For more information, visit our website at www., or contact Mike Tennant at 480- 802-0178. 

Presidents for the upcoming 2012-2013 season, Larry and Pat Wolfe were introduced by current Presidents Lue Veda and Bernie Boston.

Patricia Wolfe The last dance of the 2011-2012

season for the Cotillion Dance Club was held at Oakwood Country Club ballroom Saturday, April 14. It was a perfect setting with KANDU providing the entertainment for the Spring Floral Garden Party theme. Attendees entered into the ballroom through cascading fl owers to fi nd the entire ballroom had been transformed into a garden. From the spring fl owers and candles on each table with white linens and a variety of colored napkins to the fl ower garlands topping the white chair covers, the room was truly in full bloom. The 136 members and guests began the evening dining on pear salad followed by

seared salmon or roasted top sirloin steak and a selection of garden vegetables. It was the fabulous dessert of peach cobbler with the vanilla ice cream that convinced everyone there was ‘still room or more.’ Presidents Bernie and Lue Veda

Boston introduced and thanked the board members for the past season: Larry and Pat Wolfe, Jay and Diana DePree, Tom and Joann McCay, Ed and Mary Lou Glass and Dan and Bev Bumgarner. Also recognized and thanked for their huge contribution were those who spent many afternoons transforming the ballroom into evenings of elegance: Skip and Bonnie Enger, John and Judy Ferrin, Gary and

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