If you have a new announcement for this weekly email, please send an email to email@example.com by Thursday for the following Sunday.
During February, Senior Village and Desert Life Pharmacy are administering second shots of the Moderna vaccine. Four weeks after your first shot, a volunteer will phone you a few days before your second shot to confirm your Saturday time and place. Fill out the Vaccine Consent Form again and bring it with you along with your Medicare card or, better yet, a copy of your Medicare card and the CDC cardyou received when you got your first shot. Please wait for your confirmation phone call for scheduling.
If you have already received your shot at another site, call us at 365-4337 and let us know. This helps us know more definitely whom to schedule for an appointment.
For those in the 65-74 age group, we will begin to inoculate large numbers of you in early March. Spouses/partners will be scheduled together. There are several thousand people in this age range, so don’t expect to be at the top. No need to call us to ask if you are on the list; we will call you.
Electronic Recycling - Saturday, March 27th - Sponsored by Senior Village
Paper Shredding Event - Saturday, April 17th - Sponsored by SBCO
PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF PROGRAM
We are always there for the 2nd Friday ….. 4th Tuesday of every month.
Located in the Pinal County Substation in Mini Mart Near Bank of the West
1. Everyone must enter facility wearing a mask
2. Social distancing must be observed
3. Medications MUST BE IN SEALED PLASTIC BAGS…Volunteers no longer can assist with opening bottles, helping to insert medications into plastic bags
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE SEALED BAGS INTO RECEPTACLE…….NO LIQUIDS, SHARPS ALLOWED
4. MAXIMUM number of residents inside facility will be two. We ask you wait outside until one resident leaves.
Questions call volunteers: Esta Goldstein 825-1181, Danna Keeling 825-9678, Peggy Ogler 818-6360
Saddlebrooke Spanish Culture Club (SCC)
Bienvenidos de vuelta! Welcome back, we’ve missed you!
For our first meeting after a long pandemic pause, we are excited to
have a presentation by new SCC member Claire Guidas entitled, “Time
Spent in Colombia: Cultural Observations Outside the Tourist District.” From sleeping on hammocks underneath howlers to heated ethics debates in
the classroom, Colombia is an interesting study in contrasts.
The SCC will resume meeting by Zoom on Monday, March 15th at 6:30 pm.
If you are not yet a club member, please let Susan Durchshlag firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the link.
We are a culture club, not a language club, so speaking Spanish is not
required. We are a friendly mix of Spanish-speakers,
non-Spanish-speakers, and Hispanic culture enthusiasts.
We meet monthly on the third Monday by Zoom for now. The club is open to
all Saddlebrooke residents. Membership is $20 per person.
Do you have questions about computers, software, internet, networks, security, smart phones, or streaming TV?
The February Computer Club meeting will feature our instructors who are willing to attempt to answer your questions in their area of expertise. So if you have something for them, you may submit questions ahead of time, but we will also take questions during the meeting. Send your questions to email@example.com.
This meeting will be held virtually using our Zoom room. It is limited to 100 participants.
Dear Dancers, We have received permission from HOA2 to hold dance classes outside using the Desertview Volleyball court. Instructors will be Tom and Pam Kruse and Jane Gromelski.
On Wednesdays beginning February 3rd we will start an intermediate class at 2:30. We will be covering the Texas 2 Step, Western Waltz, and the Arizona 2 Step. The charge for this class will be $1 per person. In March we also plan to offer a beginning class at 3:30. On Thursday, February 4th we will begin Intermediate Partner Pattern dance classes at 2:30. Again the charge will be $1 per person. Beginning Partner Pattern will be added in March at 3:30.
On Mondays starting February 8th we will have a free Coached Practice for all levels starting at 2:30. We may also add some Monday afternoon dances to be announced.
The class size will be limited to 10 couples. Dance partners must be from the same household with no mixing. Only Saddlebrooke residents allowed.
Since the court has a finished surface we need to wear non marking shoes. The classes are held during the warmest time of the day so wear layers. Bring water and a chair if you want one. Wear masks arriving and leaving with social distancing.
No classes on days where the temperature is below 50 degrees, or when raining.
To get to the Desertview volleyball court, drive past the Library entrance and park behind the building.
Please let us know of your interest in these outside classes and which classes you are interested in. Yee Haw?
We are a very friendly group and looking forward to you joining us.
2021 SB Men’s 9ers Membership
Membership in the SaddleBrooke Men’s Nine Hole Golf League is available to all male residents, renters or lot owners of HOA #1 and HOA #2 for the 2021 golf season.
Niner’s will enjoy membership in the Arizona Golf Association (AGA), having a up-to-date Golf Index and Handicap to golf competitively in Men’s Niner events and other golf events outside the League. Annual league membership dues are $70.00 and include the dues for AGA. Membership period runs from November 1, 2020 to December 15, 2021
The Men’s Niners play golf on Wednesday mornings and play nine holes with different members each week. League play occurs on Saddlebrooke’s three nine-hole courses. During the season the Niners host and participates in events with other nine-hole golf associations in the area. The 2021 League golf season starts on November 4, 2020 and the members are eager to meet new faces
2021 Membership forms are now available in the Pro Shop, on the Niner’s bulletin board next to the Pro Shop, or visit our website to download and print your own copy here.
For further information, contact our Membership Chairman Dick Ashwood at (308) 641-8974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 SaddleBrooke Men’s Nine Hole Golf League Officers
This week the new slate of officers and committee chairs for the 2021 SB Men’s Nine Hole Golf League were introduced at the general meeting in the SB One Clubhouse. They are pictured below.
L-R:Dick Cook, Website Chair; Gary Beeler, Handicap/Rules Chair; Richard Spitzer, Technical Advisor; James Wetegrove, Publicity Chair; Dennis Holt, Social Chair; Jay Love, President; Gary Brunelle, Secretary/Treasurer; Dick Ashwood, Membership Chair; Calvin Saulsbury, Tournament Chair; Paul Belanger, Asst Tournament Chair; Tom Dowell, Vice President. Missing, Bob Auld, Asst Handicap/Rules
It's been 5 months since our meetings have stopped and we know how hard it must be for those trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the Coronavirus-19. The care-givers of Alzheimer's, MS, Dementia, Stroke, ALS, Parkinson's, PDP, many other neurological diseases have been witness to services withdrawn, suspended, gone from our sources of care.
We want to help, but not knowing when meetings will begin once more, to offer some sources that can be reached, persons to call for books, articles, questions and to have an ear in this most difficult period.
The Network will have a donation drop off event the First Friday of every month at the Bocce Ball Court parking lot area in HOA1 between 8:30 and 9:30 AM.
We need pet food, pet items such as beds, crates, toys, leashes and collars as well as cat litter/boxes and carriers. We are also in need of bath towels for the clinics.
As always, cash donations are also very much appreciated.
Questions? Text or call Karyle at 520-548-7861
Monday Mixers is still on quarantine.
Hoping that the we will be back enjoying the fun the first week of 2021. Stay tuned!
Thanks to everybody's patience and understanding....
Monday Mixers has decided that this years 2020 / 2021 season will be cancelled. This is due to the coronavirus and our desire to make sure that the health and safety of our members be protected.
The coronavirus has stopped our putting from happening.
Monday Mixers, the mixed putting group / league is open to all Saddlebrooke residents. You do not have to be a golfer, nor do you have to have a partner, all you need to do is want to have fun. We enjoyed a record setting 2019 / 2020 season with as many as 96 putters on the green having fun. We look forward to beating the virus, and by fall of 2021 starting up again! We will keep you informed as these decisions are made.
Thanks, Your Monday Mixers Organization
SADDLEBROOKE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMISSION (SPAC) seeks members.
Are you curious about state, county and local government actions that may have an impact on SaddleBrooke? Then you might be interested in joining the SaddleBrooke Public Affairs Commission.
The Public Affairs Commission is sponsored by SaddleBrooke One however, membership is open to residents of both SaddleBrooke One and SaddleBrooke Two. Its mission is to monitor the government and the private sector and gather information in an objective manner that might be useful to either HOA or members of the community at large.
This year, the Commission will be focusing on partnerships between the private sector and local government. And there is a lot going on: Pinal County and its municipalities are buzzing with activity and on the precipice of astronomic growth.
Our meetings are currently held virtually via zoom.
Admission to Commission is subject to approval of the Chair and SaddleBrooke One Board. Writing, analytical skills and an open mind are a plus. This year, we have an opportunity to learn about the following:
Economic Development Education Government Relations Health and Human Services Open Space and Trails Renewable Energy Transportation Water Resources
We really need some help covering these areas. To find out further information and to apply, contact Jo Ann Ellison, Chair (email@example.com).
SaddleBrooke’s Discussion Group for Better Hearing
WHO WE ARE: SaddleBrooke residents who recognize the need in our community for a caring place of support and education for those currently experiencing hearing loss or those beginning to research this topic for themselves or a loved one.
Over the past year, the group has provided Saddlebrooke’s first Hearing Night Out, featuring Dr. Faredh Barakat from the University of Arizona Audiology Clinic. Discussions have been held on many subjects including how to have a hearing issue diagnosed, how to consider the purchase of hearing aids, and the emotional aspects of hearing loss for individuals and their families.
WHAT WE DO: We meet monthly for information sharing and education. Starting in fall 2020, due to the Pandemic, these meetings will be held on Zoom. In addition to our monthly topic, there is always open time for one-on-one conversation and information sharing. We submit articles for SaddleBrooke newspapers covering hearing loss topics, personal testimonials, and announcing upcoming events. And finally, we advocate for better technical support in SaddleBrooke facilities for those living with hearing loss.
WHAT WE ARE NOT:Our group is NOT a referral center for audiologists or other medical care. This group is not a club, there are no dues. Everyone is welcome.
WHEN/WHERE DO WE MEET?:We meet the second Thursday monthly, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Currently, we are meeting on Zoom. In the future, we hope to meet at a meeting room in Mountain View once again. Time and room may vary due to room availability, so check the newspapers or attend a session and give us your email address for updates.
The SaddleBrooke Photography Club has once-weekly Friday Zoom sessions (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.). The club presently offers a limited number of field trips, mostly outdoors that maintain CDC safety recommendations. New members are welcome to join us — a group of professional, experienced and novice photographers. We enjoy our SaddleBrooke Photography Club (members only) FaceBook page that has photos and event announcements. We're looking forward to resuming twice-weekly Open Studio gatherings, monthly speaker meetings, classes, field trips, competitions and photo shows that are part of our club’s history. Please see our website SaddleBrookePhotographyClubfor additional club information that includes contacts, a membership application and sample photo gallery.
2021 is Here!
"Photographers of SaddleBrooke” has adapted to changing circumstances and we are pleased to say more and more residents with an interest in photography are joining our club.
If you are interested in photography, we are interested in you! We are continuing to have our monthly and Special Interest Group meetings via Zoom on-line and are sponsoring regular “Get Out and Shoot” Field Trips as well.
If you are interested in learning more about us, check out our website (www.PhotoSB.org) and FaceBook group, “Photographers of SaddleBrooke.” The website contains lots of information on plans for future activities, joining the club, a section for Club members to post and discuss their photographs and much, much more. Come join us!
THE ILR IS FOR EVERYONE IN SADDLEBROOKE
THE ILR HAS TWO ZOOM CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
By Ken Marich
Join the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) and experience the joy of learning. EARLY FIRST LADIES (Joan Elder, 5 sessions, starts 2/24/21). Imagine what it was like to be married to the president and living in the White House. HISTORY OF MINING AND ARIZONA MINING (David Cook, 6 sessions, starts 2/25/21). Learn about mining history and the role Arizona played in this industry. Go to the ILR website (sbilr.org) to learn more about course content and registration details.
The SaddleBrooke Bereavement Group cannot meet weekly due to the closure of the clubhouse. If you have recently experienced a loss, or need help in dealing with existing grief, please contact a grief group facilitator: Dolores at 825-8980 or Pat at 825-7920.
Church & Bible Study
For a complete list of sanctioned clubs and groups in SaddleBrooke One, visit the Clubs & Groups section of our web page: /sb_clubs-and-groups-1384.html. You may search alphabetically or by category.
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