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September 2012


AAASL to hold annual welcome back party


On Friday, October 12, 2012, the African


American Association of Sun Lakes (AAASL) will hold its annual “Welcome Back” party for those of you who were able to escape the heat this summer. We look forward to coming together and renewing friendships at the Cottonwood Country Club and sharing food, drinks, fun pictures and stories from our summer away (and summer of those who stayed and enjoyed the heat). We will also be sharing information on upcoming events for the year: parties, golf outings, bowling outings, etc. Flyers will be mailed during the month


of September to those on our mailing list, providing specifi c information as


to the


menu and cost along with driving directions to the Cottonwood Country Club. Our annual membership drive also


is underway at this time, and


information regarding same will be in the aforementioned mailing. Membership dues remain at $12 per person per year. Persons interested in joining or requiring


additional information regarding our organization or any of our upcoming events for the coming year, please contact Troy Vickers, president, or Denise Vickers, events coordinator, at 1-847-508-3759. 


LWML to celebrate 20 years at Risen Savior


October 7, 2012, has been designated


as LWML Sunday, and all over our country this organization in Lutheran churches will be celebrating the mission work they do. This year is the 20th anniversary of both Risen Savior as a congregation and the organized Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. To celebrate the latter, all women of the congregation are invited to share in this


special occasion on this Sunday


at the church fellowship hall at 3:00 p.m. for fellowship and dinner. The dinner will feature an Octoberfest menu and is free but requires a reservation by calling Arlyce Becker at 802-1008 or the church offi ce at 895-6782 by October 1. All ladies are also invited to attend the


next meeting in the Perfect Place September 13 at 1:00 p.m. when we will gather attend the Bashas’ Art Gallery. 


to Sun Lakes Shrine Club prepares for The hot summer weather is starting to


subside and the Snow Birds are beginning to arrive back in the Valley. Even though our club meetings, dinners and activities do not start for a couple of months, the Sun Lakes Shrine Club Golf Committee has been working through the summer preparing for the Don Watkins Memorial Golf Tournament. The Sun Lakes Shrine Club 2012 annual


Don Watkins Memorial Golf Tournament at Sun Bird Country Club is coming up November 16. We will start with an 11:00 a.m. check-in with coffee and doughnuts, and a shotgun start at noon. There will be libations on the course with awards and lunch served after the Tournament. The SLSC Golf Committee has been working diligently to get things organized and ready to go! This will be a four person scramble, with maximum or minimum drives. Participants may make up their own foursomes. Individual players and couples will be assigned to teams which will be fl ighted by 25% of total handicap. There will be three fl ights. Awards will be given to the fi rst three teams in each fl ight. First fl ight will be gross only, second and third fl ight will be Net only; you do not have to be a Shriner to get involved. There will be a maximum of 144 players so get your foursome put together now. There will be sign-ups and additional information coming out in our


annual Don Watkins Golf Tournament Tim Stock


upcoming meetings and in the mail. This event is one of the main fund raisers for the Club. We are looking for people to assist with the planning of this Tournament. Our


current president, Richard Snider, needs to hear from us to be able to assist so give him a call at 480-895-6019 and let him know how you can help.


From the Sidelines at IronOaks Tennis Club


Dick Harrold Yes, summer is a rather sleepy time at


the IronOaks Tennis Club, but there are many year-round members that continue to play all year. There are also summer events at


heat by playing either early or late in the day. In June, we had a doubles tournament held on the clay courts


in the evening


hours. Besides evening play, the clay courts are cooler to your feet because of the under-court hydration system. Both men’s and women’s brackets were played at two different levels. The tournament played over three days within one week’s time.


On the July 4th the club held a tennis


LWML members at Camp Aloma in Prescott at the LWML retreat last September: Pauline Turner, Marty Gonzales, Marie Kiehl, Nancy Corder, Barb Campbell and Arlyce Becker.


mixer at 7:00 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast. The event was well attended and everyone left full of fun and food. July offered another evening clay


court tournament, this time it was mixed doubles. There were three levels of play so that anyone wishing to play had an opportunity. In mid-July, the two stadium courts


Come join the IronOaks Ladies Billiards Club


Michelle Behanna The IronOaks Ladies Billiards’ Club invites you to join


us. Beginners and experienced pool players are welcome. We meet every Tuesday at 9:30-11:00 a.m.


in the


Oakwood Clubhouse Billiards Room. Come early to practice or socialize. Pool cues are provided in the billiards room. We need


members and subs. Annual dues are only $2.00. Our Club is comprised of a fun and caring group of ladies of all ages. For more information call Michelle Behanna at


480-357-4231.


(courts 1 and 2) were closed to play because they were scheduled for rebuilding. The resurfacing includes six inches of post-tensioned concrete topped by a tennis play surface. The post-tension process has been used on the rest of our hard courts and has proven very durable and play-worthy. The expected life span of a post-tensioned court surface is upwards of 25 years and we won’t have to tolerate the surface cracking that we have dealt with in the club’s fi rst 15 years. There will be a free tennis clinic held on


September 19th at 7 p.m. Here’s a chance to get back in the game.


Ed Schmidt and Viv Guimond are winners of their bracket in the Summer Clay Court Mixed Doubles Tournament.


Mark your calendars for September


27 through 30. Championship tennis is coming to Sun Lakes. The IOTC is hosting a regional Clay Court Slam Championship Tournament sponsored by the Southwest Section of the USTA. Come and watch some of the best players in the Southwest compete for prize money. Visitors are welcome.


The new membership year begins


on October 1, so if you haven’t checked in with the front desk to renew your membership, now is the time to do so. Current members must fi ll out a new contract each year. There are lots of great events and play groups to get involved in at IOTC. If you haven’t been a member in the past, give it a try! 


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